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Spark Registration

Aug 24, 2016

Kids Summer Camps, VBS, & Activities – Sign up today!

Mar 18, 2015

Vacation Bible School is July 13-16

www.trinitybirmingham.com/kids/sumer-programs

Register Now for Summer!

Get your Advent Chain Calendar!

Nov 26, 2014

advent-chain-tabloid We are busy people, and our calendars get even more crowded during the Holidays. This Advent, we would like to offer you an easy but meaningful way to build excitement in your home for the arrival of the Christ child. Better yet, we want to help you connect your faith practice at home with the things we will experience during worship.

This Advent we hope you will pick up one of the little brown bags in the Narthex, outside the Haven, the Ark or in the Elementary Hallway.  Inside you will find links for a garland or paper chain for your household to build over the coming days. Add a ring each day. Look up the Bible passage and learn more about the name of Jesus being shared.

Imagine how that name perfectly describes whom the Christ child will be.  Use that name of Jesus as you pray as a family that day.  It is a simple reminder that we are counting the days until a baby’s birth that will change the world.  Join us on this journey of anticipation and hope this Advent.

Pick Up Yours in the Narthexes and The Ark!

Spiritual Disciplines

Mar 12, 2014

LENT 2014 Spiritual Disciplines

GUIDE TO STUDY:

1) Read John 8:32, Romans 12:1-2 and Philippians 4:8.

2) Repetition: Read any selection(s) of scripture several times through. Sheer repetition can transform our thinking and subsequently our behavior.

3) Concentration: Focus carefully upon the readings, especially the subtle phrases and turns. Imagine hearing them spoken, living at the time they were written. Concentration and imagination guide us into interaction with the text.

4) Comprehension: Critically evaluate the message(s) of the text, searching for the deeper meaning. Comprehension moves us beyond “What does it say?” into “What does this mean?”.

5) Reflection: Identify what significance the text may have for your current situation. What does the text ask you to believe about God and about yourself? Reflection encourages us to apply new revelation in how we think and live.

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GUIDE TO ACCOUNTABILITY:

1) Identify an accountability partner(s) who will agree to covenant of mutual spiritual accountability on a weekly basis for at least 4 weeks.

2) Form a covenant to report to each other weekly based on the following:
– Acts of Compassion / I will actively seek to express compassion for all people and all creation.
– Acts of Justice / I will seek justice and equality for all people and practice forgiveness and reconciliation wherever possible.
– Acts of Devotion / I will spend time daily reading scripture and offering prayers for our covenant members and myself.
– Acts of Worship / I will faithfully join in corporate worship each week unless prevented, and present my talents and gifts for use in God’s work.

3) When you meet together, read Matthew 7:3-5 and James 5:13-20.

4) Each week, members will report on the four covenant areas (above). Members will seek to listen and respond with honesty, humility and a spirit of encouragement. Meetings should close with prayer for the Holy Spirit’s guidance and strength.

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GUIDE TO SERVICE:
1)   Read Matthew 6:1-4, Matthew 25:35-40, and Philippians 2:1-13.

2)   Prayerfully consider the particular gifts God has given you to serve others. Pray that God would guide you to identify where your gifts could meet other’s needs.

3)   In looking for ways to serve, consider the needs mentioned by Jesus in Matthew 25: feed the hungry, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless, heal the sick, visit the imprisoned.

4)   Serve with a friendly, compassionate, generous and humble spirit, remembering that true service is always other-centered.

5)   After serving, meditate on the following questions:
What did I learn about myself?
What did I learn about the persons I served?
How did I experience God?

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GUIDE TO PRAYER:
1) Locate a space, indoors or outdoors, with limited distractions, and spend a few moments in silence to center your attention.
Read Matthew 6:1-15, Psalm 84 and James 5:13-16.
You may kneel, sit or walk as you pray.
Your hands may be folded or your palms may be turn upward.
Your head may be bowed or lifted up.

2) ADORATION – Begin your prayer by addressing God, describing God’s characteristics and expressing God’s goodness.

3)  CONFESSION – Pray for forgiveness for yourself and for the capacity to forgive and love others, as God does us.

4) THANKSGIVING – Give thanks to God for the many expression of God’s grace to you in your life. Name specific blessings, recognizing all good things come from God.

5) SUPPLICATION – Present needs for yourself and others to God, asking for God’s will to be done through healing, direction, provision, that God’s Kingdom would come on

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GUIDE TO FASTING:
1) Schedule your fasting. If you are not accustomed to it, consider eating a heavier meal prior to fasting.

2) Read through Matthew 6:1-4, 16-18, 25-34.

3) In the place of the time you would have spent eating, locate a space with limited distractions, and spend that time in silent meditation, reading scripture and prayer for yourself and others.

4) Take the money you would have spent on the meal and set it aside for our Lenten offering that will offer help feed the hungry.

5) Allow your hunger pangs to remind you to pause and offer a prayer that you would hunger and thirst after God’s righteousness.

Fasting Instructions

Mar 7, 2014

fasting

Guide to Fasting

 

1) Schedule your fasting. If you are not accustomed to it, consider eating a heavier meal prior to fasting.

2) Read through Matthew 6:1-4, 16-18, 25-34.

3) In the place of the time you would have spent eating, locate a space with limited distractions, and spend that time in silent meditation, reading scripture and prayer for yourself and others.

3) Take the money you would have spent on the meal and set it aside for our Lenten offering that will offer help feed the hungry.

5) Allow your hunger pangs to remind you to pause and offer a prayer that you would hunger and thirst after God’s righteousness.

Lent and Easter 2014

Feb 26, 2014

MAUNDY THURSDAY – April 17
7:00 PM – Service of Holy Communion, Sanctuary
Nursery is provided.

GOOD FRIDAY – April 18
-2:00 PM – Homewood Community  “Way of the Cross” Procession. [Begins at Homewood Park]
-7:00 PM – Service of DARKNESS, Sanctuary
Scripture, prayers, liturgy and special music by the Sanctuary Choir and Trinity Orchestra.
Free Valet Parking Available
Nursery is provided.

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EASTER SUNDAY SERVICES:
April 20th

SANCTUARY WORSHIP
8:30, 9:45 & 11:00 AM
in the Sanctuary led by Dr. Andrew Wolfe with Trinity Choirs and Orchestra

CONTACT WORSHIP
8:30, 9:45 & 11:00 AM
in Wesley Hall led by Rev. Nathan Carden with the CONTACT Band

SUNRISE SERVICE
6:30 AM
Homewood Park (Wesley Hall in case of rain) led by Trinity’s youth
Breakfast will follow the service in the Fellowship Hall

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Lenten Offering
Through Trinity’s Lenten Offering, we have the opportunity to reflect God’s love by making a sacrificial offering for others. This offering goes to support ministries beyond the walls of Trinity. These outreach ministries touch the lives of children, the poor, the elderly, the homeless and people in other countries or in disaster situations. Your Lenten Offering can be made at any time during Lent by using the special Lenten envelopes found in the pews. You may also make your donation securely online, please click below.




Ash Wednesday Services

Feb 26, 2014

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES  MARCH 5 – Early morning service from 7-8 a.m. (come-and-go service) and 6:30 p.m. Service of Ashes & Holy Communion

New Sunday School for College/Post-Grad

Dec 30, 2013
Are you waiting for graduation? Waiting for a new relationship? Waiting for a job offer? Young adulthood can be a frustrating cycle of waiting and transition – is it possible that our itching desire for “real life” to begin, we neglect opportunities for God to help us grow in our faith? 
 
For young adults ages 18-30 – Join us for coffee and conversation!
Sundays @ 10a in Wesley Hall – January 12-February 9
For questions, contact Kameron Carden at kam.carden@hotmail.com
Waiting

Jun 25, 2013

There is an old Eddie Cochran song with the title Summer Time Blues – which laments the fact that “there ain’t no cure for the summer time blues.” Around Trinity that “ain’t” a song that we sing. Summer is an incredibly active, exciting and vital time of ministry.

So far this summer:

• Our Cross and Flame Youth Choir traveled to London, England on choir tour where they sang at our mother church, Wesley’s Chapel. I had the opportunity to hear them in their final London concert at Loughton Methodist – they did us proud!

• Drew Holland has just returned with a group of young adults from a mission trip to Panama where they were involved in medical and construction projects. I understand that a dental team saw around 65 patients.

• Last week, we had 35 senior high students at SOS in Memphis, TN – a home repair mission – where they roofed houses, painted, and did construction to make these homes more livable. A second group of 115 youth will follow in July.

• Also last week, 26 older elementary students participated in Trinity Day Camp. At the same time last week, there were art camps going on at the church, and over the weekend 11 families with children participated in Sumatanga Sleepover. This week, our younger elementary children are involved in a Sumatanga Day Camp.

• Throughout June, Trinity has been worked on building a Habitat House for the Toler Family. More than 180 Trinity members have been involved in this build and more that $45,000 has been raised. (It is not too late to give!)

• Our Senior Adults have been busy…including many day trips and a trip to Atlanta.

Still to come this summer is a Volunteers in Mission trip to Bolivia, a second student team will go to Panama, Vacation Bible School (378 kids registered so far!), and Venture for older elementary. Music and Basketball Camps for elementary students will take place along with a Mid-High Mission trip to ARM. Of course, all this is in addition to our regular weekly worship and small group schedule.

Behind all of these numbers there is story upon story, and layer upon layer of what God is doing in the lives of people through the ministry of our church. We are able to share the good news of Jesus Christ, and join Christ in transforming the world because of you. It takes hundreds of servant volunteers to do this scope of ministry, and it takes your active financial support. Because of you, Trinity is invested in changing lives.

Homewood Way of the Cross Processional

Mar 29, 2013

On Friday, March 29th, the churches of Homewood will participate in a Good Friday processional, beginning at Homewood Central Park and ending at Edgewood Presbyterian. Join us as we march to the “stations of the cross” in various spots across our city. The processional begins at 2PM and will end around 3PM. Van service will be available to return to Homewood Central Park after the processional.