Shrove Tuesday with Pancake Supper

Shrove Tuesday with Pancake Supper

Thanks to Trinity’s Outreach Class, Trinity will offer a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on Tuesday, February 21, from 5:30 – 7 PM in Trinity Hall. Persons can come and go as their schedule allows. A love offering will be taken to help offset costs, any additional will go towards Lenten Easter Mission Offering. .

Now that we got your attention with pancakes, you may be asking

“What is Shrove Tuesday?”

Shrove Tuesday is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent, a day of celebration as well as penitence. Lent is the 40 days leading up to Easter. Lent is a time of abstinence, of giving things up. So Shrove Tuesday is the last chance to indulge yourself, and to use up the foods that aren’t allowed in Lent. Giving up foods: but not wasting them.

In the old days there were many foods that observant Christians would not eat during Lent: foods such as meat and fish, fats, eggs, and milky foods. So that no food was wasted, families would have a feast on the shriving Tuesday, and eat up all the foods that wouldn’t last the forty days of Lent without going off.

The need to eat up the fats gave rise to the French name Mardi Gras; meaning “Fat Tuesday”. Pancakes became associated with Shrove Tuesday as they were a dish that could use up all the eggs, fats and milk in the house with just the addition of flour.

Now you know!

We hope you will join us on February 21 as we celebrate Shrove Tuesday!!

Family Game Night

Family Game Night

Our next multi-generational gathering will be January 22: Family Game Night! Bring a dish to share and a game to play. We’ll gather in Trinity Hall at 5:00 PM, eat, and then spend time in games together, starting at 6:00 PM. Invite your whole family, friends, and neighbors!

Pub Theology

Pub Theology

On Tuesday, January 31, 2023, Pub Theology returns. We will meet at Kindred Spirit Brewing. The brewery is in Goochland County at 12830 West Creek Pkwy. Ste J. Start time is 6 PM. The brewery’s community room is reserved for us. The church will order pizza, and we will ask each person in attendance to give $5.00 to offset the cost. Come for the fellowship and conversation about a topic of interest.

Better Together!

Better Together!

Small Groups and Classes for Adults 

3M to Study “Words of Life”

Our Wednesday Night Study Group, 3M, will study “Words of Life” by Adam Hamilton beginning Wednesday, January 4.  In this book of Scripture and inspiration, bestselling author Adam Hamilton brings modern eyes to the most important set of ethics in history – the Ten Commandments. Adam considers the commandments in their historical context, considering the meaning of each commandment in Hebrew, unpacking how Jesus reinterpreted them, and showing how every thou-shalt-not was intended to point to a life-giving “thou shalt.”

This 10-week study will go through Wednesday, March 15 (skipping February 22 ,  Ash Wednesday).   Our class meets 6-7:30 p.m. both in person and on Zoom.  Book are available through Cokesbury for $18.29.  Contact Judy Oguich (joguich@trinityumc.net) to register and to get the Zoom link. 

We would love for you to join us!

Seekers Class

The Chronicles of Narnia is a young adult fantasy series with a Christian subtext written in the 1950s by C. S. Lewis. Many are familiar with the best known book in the series The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The Seekers Book Discussion group will be reading the series together, beginning January 8th. We meet in Room 317 on Sunday mornings at 10 am. Please join us if you are interested in exploring this series! We will begin with the book, The Magician’s Nephew on January 8, and follow with The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. If you have questions, please contact Elizabeth Dwyer at elizgaydwy@gmail.com

Pastor’s Bible Study, Genesis: Not the Sunday School Version!

Pastor Brian is leading another Pastor’s Bible Study. Sessions will be in-person on Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 PM starting January 11. Another time slot may be added as needed. The study will be: Genesis: NOT the Sunday School Version! The schedule is listed at here

Discovering Trinity (New Membership Class)

We invite anyone who wishes to become a member of Trinity UMC to join Discovering Trinity Class. We will study with a book, “The Walk,” written by Adam Hamilton, and share an understanding of our beliefs, history, practices, and expectations and build a sense of belonging and community.

When: Sunday mornings, 10:15 AM, January 15 through February 5 (4 weeks) Where: Library

RSVP to Pastor Hung Su Lim (hslim@trinityumc.net) by January 8.

Contemporary Class

 Matthew King will be speaking to the Contemporary Class on January 22 and 29. Ensign Matthew King is an active-duty intelligence officer in the United States Navy. Matthew is a member of Trinity as is mother Susan King and his grandparents were members of Trinity as well, George and Frankie King.

The Contemporary Class would like to extend an invitation to the rest of the church to join them in Trinity Hall to hear Matthew speak. Matthew’s topics are:

January 22: “Joining the Navy in the 2020s”

January 29: “The Strategic Thought of Henry Kissinger”

This church-wide event will take place from 10-11 AM.

Monday Morning Bible Study 

 The 9:30 AM Monday morning Bible Study will begin a new study on January 23Surrendered:  Letting Go and Living Like Jesus by Barb Roose is a 6-week video/discussion study and our class meets from 9:30 – 11:00 AM on Monday mornings in Room 324.  If you are interested in participating, contact Deanna McCullough (deanna6mccullough@gmail.com) and purchase your participant workbook from Amazon.com.  We would love for you to join us!  

Journey Together

As we begin a new year, wed like to journey together and talk about ways to share Christs
love in a new way. How can we improve ways to connect to the community around us? How can we be more connectional? What steps do we take to have Gods dream in our lives and Trinity?

 

Join this conversation and explore ways to live out what we believe. Lets journey together. Lets act together. Our first meeting will be on January 29, 5 PM via zoom. Please let pastor Hung Su (hslim@trinityumc.net) know if you have any questions.

January 10 Chris Coates, Executive Editor of the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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On Tuesday, January 31, 2023, Pub Theology returns. We will meet at Kindred Spirit Brewing. The brewery is in Goochland County at 12830 West Creek Pkwy. Ste J. Start time is 6 PM. The brewery’s community room is reserved for us. The church will order pizza, and we will ask each person in attendance to give $5.00 to offset the cost. Come for the fellowship and conversation about a topic of interest.

Kids and Family Events Upcoming (Save the Dates!)

 

Parents Night Out on February 11

Spring Fest on March 12

Kids Camp from July 10-14

Please contact Jen Williams (jwilliams@trinityumc.net) for more information.

 

Trinity Students

 

Confirmation Interest Meeting on Jaunary  8, 10 a.m. Parlor

Confirmation Kick-off on Jaunary  22, 12 p.m.

Please contact Jenna Bush (jbush@trinityumc.net) for more information.

Tables of Eight

Tables of Eight

We are excited to bring to Trinity “Tables of Eight” this September! “Tables of Eight” is an organized supper club of sorts. We will have an organizing event on Sunday, October 2. After this first event, we hope each group will meet every month/6 weeks in each other’s homes for dinner.

Singles as well as couples are welcome to participate. At each gathering, the host is to provide the main course, everyone else brings a side dish or dessert to share.

The intent of “Tables of Eight” is for the participants to get to know each other – no study is involved, and informality is key.

The deadline to sign up for “Tables of Eight” is Tuesday, September 27 so we can get the groups organized. Persons may sign up by emailing Judy Oguich (joguich@trinityumc.net) with “Tables of Eight” in the subject line. Questions? Contact Judy Oguich or Jen Williams.

We look forward to getting to know US better!