Advent

Experience Advent at Trinity

Experience an Advent that really matters with Trinity! 

Advent is an important season for us. Amidst the chaos and confusion in our world, we take time to be still, be quiet, and wait for Jesus..

What is Advent?

Advent is celebrated during the four Sundays leading up to Christmas. It is a period of waiting and preparation for the coming of Jesus as newborn king.

Advent Worship

We will worship online each Sunday during advent at 9:00 and 11:00 AM.
Our 9:00 service will be in Trinity Hall. Our 11:00 service will be in the Sanctuary.

We will livestream our 11:00 service. Find us online here: 
          Trinity Livestream   |  YouTube   |   Vimeo

 

Additional Advent Events

Use the links above to find out more!

Advent Offering

This year, our Advent and Christmas Eve offerings will be given to United Methodist Family Services (UMFS). The staff at UMFS works with high-risk children and families across Virginia. Our financial support allows UMFS to make a difference in the lives of these children and their families.

During our Advent worship services, we will have the opportunity to learn a bit more about the many ways UMFS transforms people. Plus, this year, the Trinity Foundation will once again be matching a portion of your giving. Please prayerfully consider becoming an “unwavering champion,” donate to UMFS.

Will you consider giving to United Methodist Family Services this Advent?
You can give online at https://www.trinityumc.net/give/ 

 *When you give online, please be sure to choose “Advent Offering for UMFS” from the dropdown menu.

Advent Devotional

Are you looking for a way to connect to the season of Advent in a meaningful way? This year Trinity is once again offering our Advent Devotional in digital format. Sign up to receive a daily email or text message devotion prepared to help you reflect on this important season. Don’t miss this opportunity to slow down during what can be the busiest time of the year to reflect on the God who gave us the ultimate gift–his son, born in a manager.

advent candles and email and text icons

Sign up for the Advent Devotional via text message:

To sign up for the daily Advent Devotional via text message, either click here or text @trinityadv to the number 81010.

 

Sign up for the Advent Devotional via email:

To sign up for the daily Advent Devotional via email, please fill out the form below.  Be sure to check the Advent Devotional box!



 

 

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Each week in Advent we will offer a video that aligns with our theme of Good News of Great Joy!

Modern Worship Ministry

Trinity Preschool

Kids’ Club @ Central

Traditional Worship Ministry

Working Together for Kids & Students

Surviving COVID-19

candle that counts down to christmas with printed numbersThe Advent Candle

Last year when we were stuck apart due to COVID lockdowns, we created Advent Kits to link our congregation together. One item in that kit was the  Advent kalenderly (countdown candle).

While Trinity isn’t providing Advent Kits and candles this year, you may still want to continue the practice of lighting a candle and saying a prayer daily. 

Here is a link to some Advent Candles on Amazon. 

An Advent Prayer for the people of Trinity:

Lord Jesus Christ, Savior of the world,
come into my (our) heart(s),
come into my (our) home,
come into our church,
come into our world.
Come, Lord Jesus, come. Amen

Christmas Eve Worship

Celebrate Christ’s birth at Trinity. We will have four worship services on Friday, December 24, for you and your family.

4:00 PM Family Service (This service will be OUTDOORS and includes Kids’ Christmas Pageant)

We are so excited to share with you a reimagined Christmas pageant that focuses on telling the Christmas story using kits that will be provided and all voices singing our favorite Christmas carols!  The pageant will take place during the 4 PM Christmas Eve Family Service outside in the parking lot.  Bring chairs and blankets to sit on.

6:00 PM Modern Christmas Eve worship service (also online)

During our 6:00 Christmas Eve service, we will sing carols led by our modern worship band, share communion, and celebrate the joy and peace Christ brings. Our service will culminate in a traditional candlelight vigil, as we sing "Silent Night" and "Joy to the World." We hope you and your family will join us for this most meaningful celebration!

8:00 PM Christmas Eve worship service (also online)

A traditional Candlelight Communion service with choir and organ.

11:00 PM Celtic Christmas Eve worship service

A traditional Christmas Eve worship service with a Celtic flair. A more intimate traditional service, candlelight communion, harp, and music in the Celtic tradition.