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.

Experience an Advent that really matters at Trinity! 


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 Schedule

Worship

Worship at Trinity during Advent: Sundays, December 1, 8, 15, and 22

8:15 AM           Traditional Worship

9:30 AM           Modern Worship

11:00 AM         Traditional Worship


Advent Events

We hope that you will spend time in Worship and in community at Trinity this December. Together we will celebrate Advent.

Tuesday, Dec. 10, UMW Service Day at 9:00 AM
Join us as we create gifts for our homebound members, CARITAS guests and others.

Tuesday, Dec. 10, Carols & Craft Ales at 6:30 PM          
Singing and exploring the meanings of our favorite Christmas songs at Ardent Brewery

Sunday, Dec.15, Lessons & Carols at 4:00 PM
Recalling our faith through scripture, hymns and choral anthems.

Sunday, Dec. 15, Student Christmas Party at 6:30 PM
For middle and high school youth in Eaton Hall

Thursday, Dec. 17, Blue Christmas Service at 7:00 PM
A time for all who are weary, grieving, stressed and heavy laden

Friday, Dec. 20, Parents’ Night Out at 5:00 PM
A snow-themed evening based on Ephesians 2:10.  Play games, make crafts, experience an interactive Bible lesson run by our youth as a fundraiser.

Sunday, Dec. 22, Kid’s Christmas Pageant at 4:00 PM
A children-led telling of the Christmas story


Tuesday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve

Family Casual Service                      4:00 PM

A kid focused interactive experience of the Christmas story

Modern Candlelight                         6:00 PM                      
Christmas story, communion, carols with full band

Traditional Candlelight                   8:30 & 11 PM

Christmas Story, communion, brass, organ and carols


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 worship services on December 1, 8, 15, and 22, we will have the opportunity to learn a bit more about the many ways UMFS transforms people. Plus, this year, the Trinity Foundation will match up to $5,000 of your giving. Please prayerfully consider becoming an “unwavering champion,” donate to UMFS.

Will you consider giving to United Methodist Family Services this Advent? Information can be found in the pews at Trinity, or 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. 

Visit our Advent Devotional Page

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!

New this year: Experiencing Advent Together Facebook Group

This Advent we are offering an Advent Facebook Discussion Group to go along with our Advent Devotional. We will post a reflection question each day to go along with the day’s devotion. Join together with Trinity friends and family and have conversation about your Advent devotional journey together. Join Facebook Group