NOVEMBER - DECEMBER
GINGERBREAD HOUSE BUILDING Sunday, November 29th
Our annual gingerbread house building will be on Sunday, November 29th following the 10:45 worship service.
A light meal will be served.
The cost of each house will be $ 10.00.
FRIENDS Thursday, December 3rd
We will meet at the Oak Restaurant in Manchester at 11:00 am for a holiday buffet ($ 6.39 cost) and our guest speaker will be Weldon Payne. We will then tour the Trees of Christmas at the Ada Wright Building.
If you wish to carpool, meet at the church where we will leave at 10:30 am.
Our Angel Tree with names of children for whom TLC members may purchase Christmas gifts will be in the Narthex beginning on Sunday, November 29th.
SUNDAY ACTIVITIES IN DECEMBER
December 6th FISHY Progressive Dinner and MSY Movie Night 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
December 13th Congregational Meeting between services Hanging of the Greens with meal following the 10:45 service
December 20th Hymn & Hayrides with meal following the 10:45 service
December 27th Moravian Love Feast during both worship services
SALVATION ARMY BELL RINGERS
The Salvation Army has requested TLC members to help ring bells at Walmart on Saturday, December 12th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
A sign up sheet is on the table in the Narthex.
Call Maureen Garrett at 607-5946 if additional information is needed.
CHRISTMAS FOOD BOXES
Trinity Lutheran Church usually prepares 50+ boxes of food given to those who the Good Samaritan organization recognizes could use.
Assistance is needed on Thurday, December 17th (during the day) to pick up the food and to unload it at the church. Heavy lifters are needed to help Homer with this task.
We will pack food boxes with items on Friday, December 18th at 9:30 am.
Delivery of food boxes on Saturday, December 19th at 9:00 am.
Sign up sheets are available.
Please contact Susie Wilde for more information at 434-9728 or 393-2367.
BENEFITING TULLAHOMA DAY CARE CENTER Sunday, December 6th 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tickets may be purchased from Kathy Rieder, Susie Wilde, Mickey Shuran or Cyndi Eads.
SKILLED HOMES CHRISTMAS DINNER Saturday, December 12th
Our congregation will host the annual Lasagna Dinner for the combined skilled homes on December, 12th.
This invitation goes out to the seven homes in our area and we usually serve about 60 including our helpers.
Sign up sheets are at the table in the Narthex.
We will need 10 folks to help with food prep, serving, eating and cleaning up.
We also need 12 folks to bake 2 dozen cookies.
Our Wednesday night Advent activities will be on the following dates:
December 2nd December 9th December 16th December 23rd
We will have a meal beginning at 6:00 pm, Kids in Advent at 6:30 pm and the service at 7:00 pm.
The meals are: December 2nd Fried Chicken December 9th Meatloaf December 16th Mashed Potato Bar December 23rd Roasted Pork Loin
You are welcome to bring side dishes to share.
SUNDAY YOUTH ACTIVITIES
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm For 9th - 12th graders
MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH (MSY) MSY meets each Sunday 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm For 6th - 8th graders
CONFIRMATION 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Will not meet on Sunday, November 29th.
BIBLE CONNECTIONS For 4th - 5th Graders Wednesdays 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Bible Connections has ended for the remainder of this year.
If you would like to subscribe to text messages for church events, such as special dinners and/or activities:
Then, text this message: @drhoffn
This is a one way text communication message and your number remains private.
Kroger's Community Rewards Campaign
Benefiting Good Samaritan
Good Samaritan has become a beneficiary of Kroger's Community Rewards campaign. Kroger Plus shoppers can designate Good Samaritan as a charity that will then receive financial support from Kroger.
It is very easy to sign up as shown in the KCR Flyer.
Once you sign up for the program, then Good Samaritan will receive benefits from Kroger whenever your Kroger Plus card is used.
Flyers are located on the table in the Narthex.
SUNDAY SCHOOL WING UPDATE
The insulation on the Sunday School Wing has been completed.
We are now looking for volunteers for flooring and miscellaneous items.
Also, any amount that you can give for the renovations would be helpful.
PRAYER REQUEST FORMS
We are implementing a new form for Prayer Requests. The forms are located on the Welcome Desk and on the table in the Narthex.
We hope by using these new forms, we will be able to manage the Prayer List more efficiently.
SCHEDULING FOR CALENDAR
If you have an event that you would like to have at Trinity, please notify the office staff. To submit your event, you may call the office, e-mail the information to the office, or visit Trinity's website where there is a "Submit Calendar Item" tab found under the "Calendar" section.
Consider joining the quilters on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 9:30 am in the Banner Room.
The Good Samaritan Program of Tullahoma administers Project HELP funds and works with other public and private agencies to see that those elderly and handicapped in need receive adequate help.
You may contribute to this fund by adding extra amounts to your utility bill through TUB.
Further information can be found on the table in the Narthex.
2016 GriefShare will begin on January 13th at Trinity at 10:00 am.
GriefShare is also offered at the following churches and you will need to contact them for their schedules.
First Baptist 931-455-5461 First United Methodist 931-455-5434
STEWARDSHIP AND THANKSGIVING
Electronic giving can be accessed on the Trinity Lutheran website by pressing the "giving" button at the top of the page. Electronic giving is easy to setup or modify and can provide a status report on activity for the year.
Or, you may click below to be connected to our online giving page.
It's convenient for you and provides much-needed financial consistency for the church. It is a secure site provided by Vanco services that is part of the simply giving program.
Through October, Trinity's expenses have exceeded receipts by $ 17,348.
We hope everyone will prayerfully consider supporting Trinity's many programs as we enter the last couple of months in 2015.
Your support in the form of time, talents and resources is what keeps us moving forward.
Thank you for all you do!
Regarding Electronic Giving
We now have 15 giving units taking advantage of the direct deposit feature.
Those of you who are in need of Offering Envelopes, there is a sign-up sheet on the table in the Narthex.
Please sign with your envelope number so we may get new ones to you.
TRINITY'S OFFICE HOURS
Monday - Thursday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Office Phone Number