WORSHIP WITH US!
8:30AM, 9:45AM in the hall, or 11AM

Location:
7150 Pines Blvd
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
The SE corner of Pines Blvd and 72nd Ave
Across the street from Broward college South Campus lake
(954) 989-1903
tlcppines@gmail.com


Join Us For Worship!

Join Us For Worship!
Sundays at 8:30AM, 9:45AM, and 11AM

Saturday, October 27, 2012

HELP NEEDED!
OUR LONG AWAITED PUMPKIN REFRESH OFF-LOAD
 IS ARRIVING TOMORROW (SUN) AT 4PM.
HELP NEEDED PLESE!
BLESSING OF THE BIBLES
SUNDAY OCT 28th
8AM and 11AM!

Bring your Bibles from home!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Meditation on This Sunday's Narrative Lectionary

by Kristin Berkey-Abbott

The Narrative Lectionary Reading for Sunday, October 28, 2012:


1 Kings 5:1-5; 8:27-30, 41-43

Luke 19:45-46


King David wants to build a temple, but God doesn't want a temple, so David doesn't. Here we are, a generation later, and Solomon builds a temple.

We might ask ourselves why humans want to pour so many resources into a building. Psychologists would likely tell us that its our desire for permanence or maybe it's our desire for safety. Creativity theorists would tell us that humans have always had these kind of projects; what could be better than a building to design and decorate?

Solomon stops to consider where the nation of Israel has been and what the temple represents. What interests me most about his prayer is this passage from 1 Kings 8: "41 ‘Likewise when a foreigner, who is not of your people Israel, comes from a distant land because of your name 42—for they shall hear of your great name, your mighty hand, and your outstretched arm—when a foreigner comes and prays towards this house, 43then hear in heaven your dwelling-place, and do according to all that the foreigner calls to you, so that all the peoples of the earth may know your name and fear you, as do your people Israel, and so that they may know that your name has been invoked on this house that I have built."

I find this idea of the foreigner interesting. Who is likely to be a foreigner to our churches and temples today? Someone from a distant land? Or the people who drive past the buildings every day?

I've been thinking of this NPR story which reports on the actual religious practices of U.S. residents, half of whom say they attend a religious service weekly. But when researchers look at what people actually do, they found that only 25% actually attend.

In our time, foreigners are likely to be our neighbors. We might ask ourselves what our buildings tell those foreigners as they zoom by. Perhaps that idea explains the magnificence of some religious buildings.

We might also ask ourselves what the activities that occur in the church building tell the foreigner. What values are we promoting through our activities?

We might also ask ourselves what happens should a foreigner actually attend one of our services. Would they feel welcome? Would they be able to follow the service? Will they feel the Divine presence in our midst?

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Just a reminder that the rummage sale is happening this Saturday from 8am-2pm. This is our main fundraiser to pay our congregational BOLD Justice dues that we have committed to for the year. Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated, either volunteering your time before (for set up), during, or after (clean up at 2pm). And additional baked goods are still needed as well (breakfast items would be particularly useful). Please let me know if you can assist us in any way.

Also a reminder that THIS Tuesday night, October 30th, is the BOLD Justice Community Problems Assembly. Registration begins at 6:45pm and Call To Order is at 7:30pm. The meeting will promptly be over at 9pm. Location is Little Flower Catholic Church at 1805 Pierce St in Hollywood, 33020. If you have committed to be a Network Member, this is the first meeting that you have agreed to attend. This will be a very inspiring and informative meeting about where we currently stand with our issues of Elementary Reading and Unemployment and what our next steps are to making sure we have a successful Nehemiah Action in March. Please let me know if you will be attending and if you will need a ride or are able to carpool.

Thanks so much for your support and dedication to doing justice in Broward County,
Janean
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD… DEADLINE IS NOV 18th



For several years, we have supported a project of Samaritan’s Purse known as “Operation Christmas Child.” This project fills empty shoe-boxes with school supplies, toys, personal items and a special book that tells about God‘s love. They are then delivered to a drop off center, where they will eventually be distributed to children around the world.


All monetary donations are tax deductible. Please make all checks payable to Samaritan’s Purse and placed in the offering plate labeled Operation Christmas Child.



If you have any questions - please contact Nadira Fauder - 954-483-3261or Nancy Berger @ 954-649-5205


Sunday, October 21, 2012

RUMMAGE SALE!!!!!!

THE DROP OFF OF YOUR COOL STUFF THAT YOU NO LONGER NEED ENDS WEDNESDAY! 
RUMMAGE SALE THIS SATURDAY! WOOT!
Drop Off of Rummage for Trinity's OCT 27th Rummage Sale begins this Sunday OCT 7th - left side of Charter Hall in the designated area. No bedding, please - and THANKS FOR SUPPORTING TRINITY AND ITS MINISTRY!!!

"The Most Important Five Minutes of the Day"
My sermon this morning. Laying a little groundwork for Faith Five which we model at our 10AM "Edu-Worship" service that we call WORSHIP TOGETHER with the rest of the congregation at 8AM and 11AM.
http://youtu.be/CAr9r4dtkTc

Friday, October 19, 2012

Women of Trinity (WELCA) Present their
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CRAFT AND BAKE SALE
Saturday November 17th from 9AM until 2PM. Hand made Crafts for Thanksgiving, Christmas and more! Lunch available for a modest cost! Yummy Baked Goods!
 

ALL SAINTS SUNDAY
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 4th 2012
Join us for special worship on All Saint's Sunday as we remember those saints of God who have gone before us to inspire and encourage us in the faith and re-dedicate ourselves as saints of God through our own Baptism. There will be a memory table on which to place photos and memoribilia of saints from your own life who have inspired and encouraged your faith. There will be a time of prayer to raise their names on high in thanksgiving. Finally we will scatter rose petals in the memorial garden as our service draws to a close in memory of all of our loved ones who now rest in Christ.
FOOD PANTRY IN TRANSITION
During the month of October Dany Vega is supervising the Food Pantry as it enters a time of transition. There will be a conversation of everyone interested in being a part of the Trinity Food Pantry as we reflect on new directions and possibilities and greater participation on Sunday November 4th at 12:15PM in Charter Hall.
BUTTERFLY GARDEN
We are preparing the gardens for All Saints Day and would love some help. Tuesday through Thursday OCT 23-25 from 8AM until noon. Please let us know if you plan on coming so we can plan accordingly
We are rapidly approaching our 2nd week of the pumpkin patch. We have many open shifts and it has come to our attention that there are just as many questions from perspective volunteers.
The prices are pre-determined and established by Pumpkins USA. We receive a % of pumpkin sales and proceeds from the sales help support Christian education.

Fortunately, the pumpkins sell themselves HOWEVER…one cannot do it alone. The only thing missing is you and the only requirement is that you enjoy meeting new people in the community and within the Trinity family.
 
If you cannot work a full shift but only commit to an hour, that’s great too. Please review the open shifts below and contact Nancy Berger at (954) 649-5205 bergerc1@bellsouth.net or Kathy Velez at (954) 478-4395 kathryn4301@att.net if you can donate any amount of time.
Hope to see you soon…at the pumpkin patch!!!

Saturday, Oct. 20th10:00-1:00 2 volunteers needed
3:15-6:00 2 volunteers needed
5:30-7:00 2 volunteers needed

Monday, Oct. 22nd
5:30-7:00 1 volunteer needed

Wednesday, Oct. 24th12:45-3:30 1 volunteer needed
5:30-7:00 1 volunteer needed

Friday, Oct. 26th12:45-3:30 2 volunteers needed
3:15-6:00 2 volunteers needed
5:30-7:00 2 volunteers needed

Saturday, Oct. 27th10:00-1:00 2 volunteers needed
12:45-3:30 2 volunteers needed
3:15-6:00 2 volunteers needed
5:30-7:00 2 volunteers needed
CURRENT FOOD PANTRY NEEDS!
pasta sauce
canned ravioli, spagettios ect.
mac and cheese boxes
tuna
vienna sausages
 canned chicken breast
jelly

Items may be left in the cart in the narthex - thanks!!!!