December at Trinity United Methodist Church

Denver – Additional information on the events and programs below may be found at www.trinityumc.org or by contacting Trinity United Methodist Church at 303-839-1493 or communications@trinityumc.org. All events take place at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1820 Broadway (18th & Broadway) in downtown Denver unless otherwise noted.

Sunday, December 4, 6 p.m. | Sanctuary (Level 4)
ONE: WORLD. LIGHT. LOVE. – UNITING OUR WORLD WITH MUSIC
Trinity’s Music & Arts Ministry presents a Christmas concert featuring our many musical ensembles performing selections from a variety of countries and traditions. Ensembles participating include the Brass Ensemble, Chancel Choir, Chancel Chamber Choir, Flute Choir, Genesis Ringers, Joyful Voices, Joyful Voices Junior, Men’s Choir, Organist Norman Sutphin, Trinity Ringers, Women’s Choir, Youth Bells and Youth Choir. There will also be carol singing with the audience. Arrive at 5:15 p.m. for an arts experience for all led by Trinity’s Early Childhood Music staff in Fellowship Hall (Level 3) with hot chocolate, cider and coffee. The concert is free and no tickets are required. A freewill offering will be accepted with proceeds benefiting the Free Wheelchair Mission, which provides wheelchairs to people with disabilities in Ganta, Liberia.

Tuesday, December 6, 12:15–12:45 p.m. | Sanctuary (Level 4)
ADVENT ORGAN RECITAL: DANIEL ROMERO
Daniel Romero, Director of Music at Church of the Ascension in Denver, presents a festive Advent program on Trinity’s historic 1888 Roosevelt pipe organ. His program includes:
Alec Wyton: Fanfare on “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing”
Keith Chapman: Two Chorale Preludes for Christmas
I. Away in a Manger
II. Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella
Flor Peeters: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, Op. 68, No. 5
Charles Quef: No‘l Parisienne, Op. 26, No. 4
Philip G. Kreckel: Silent Night
Gerre Hancock: Fantasy on “Divinum Mysterium”
The recital is free and no tickets are required.

Sundays, December 11 and 18, 9 a.m.–12:15 p.m. | Trinity Café/Fellowship Hall (Level 3)
GUATEMALAN CRAFT SALE AND UNITED METHODIST WOMEN BAKE SALE
Trinity Youth will sell beautiful Guatemalan crafts, which were purchased at a fair price from the artisans. All funds raised will help Trinity Youth build a home for a Guatemalan family in need in June 2018.
Trinity’s United Methodist Women will also hold a Bake Sale with a focus on holiday cookies. A portion of the proceeds will be given to Trinity’s Early Response Team.

Sunday, December 11, 12:15 p.m. | Fellowship Hall (Level 3)
BIRTHDAY FOR JESUS
Enjoy a delicious spaghetti lunch provided by Trinity’s Children and Family Council, followed by a short program presented by Trinity’s children and carols for all to sing. Attendees are asked to bring a canned food item wrapped in white tissue paper, which will be donated to Metro Caring.

Tuesday, December 13, 12:15–12:45 p.m. | Sanctuary (Level 4)
ADVENT ORGAN RECITAL: CINDY LINDEEN-MARTIN
Cindy Lindeen-Martin, Minister of Music and Organist at Augustana Lutheran Church in Denver, presents a festive Advent program on Trinity’s historic 1888 Roosevelt pipe organ. Her program includes:
Barbara Harbach: Gloria
Hilary Tann: Advent (Winter), from Embertides
Three Carol Settings
Johannes Brahms: Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen (Lo, How a Rose e’er Blooming)
Emma Lou Diemer: Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella
Thomas Matthews: Prelude on “Orientis Partibus”
Richard Purvis: Divinum Mysterium
Samuel Barber: Chorale Prelude on “Silent Night”, from Die Natali, Op. 37
Louis Vierne: Carillon de Westminster, from Pieces de Fantaisie
The recital is free and no tickets are required.

Wednesday, December 14, 6 p.m. | Sanctuary (Level 4)
EARLY CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT WORSHIP SERVICE
Celebrate Christmas Eve a week early – including singing Silent Night by candlelight! This service, part of the Wednesday Nite Live program, is perfect for those who will be traveling or attending another church on December 24.

Sunday, December 18, 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | Trinity Cafe/Fellowship Hall (Level 3)
YOUTH BURRITO SUNDAY
Trinity Youth serve their famous burritos the third Sunday of the month to raise funds for summer 2017 mission projects in Denver and Seattle. There is no charge for breakfast and donations are appreciated.

Sunday, December 20, 12:15–12:45 p.m. | Sanctuary (Level 4)
ADVENT ORGAN RECITAL: NORMAN SUTPHIN
Norman Sutphin, Organist of Trinity United Methodist Church, presents a festive Advent program on the church’s historic 1888 Roosevelt pipe organ. His program includes:
Alexandre Guilmant: March on a Theme of Handel, Op. 15, No. 2
Johann Sebastian Bach: Pastorella, BWV 590
Marcel Dupre: Variations on “Adeste Fideles”
The recital is free and no tickets are required.

Saturday, December 24 | Sanctuary (Levels 4 & 5)
CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT WORSHIP SERVICES
Join us for Christmas Eve worship! Trinity will host five services throughout the afternoon and evening:

  • 3:00 – A traditional service perfect for those who do not drive after dark or will be traveling or with family during the evening.
  • 5:00 – Trinity’s children and youth lead this service with music, scripture, candle lighting and carols.
  • 7:00 and 9:00 – Our Chancel Choir will provide music during these services.
  • 11:00 – Holy Communion will be served.

All services will include singing Silent Night by candlelight. Parking will be available in the lots to the north and east of the church. Parking is also available in the Avis lot at 1900 Broadway. Ushers and attendants will be outside to assist.

Sunday, December 25, 11 a.m. | Sanctuary (Levels 4 & 5)
CHRISTMAS DAY WORSHIP
There will be just one worship service at 11 a.m. on Christmas Day. All are welcome to gather in Fellowship Hall (Level 3) starting at 10:30 a.m. for coffee, cocoa and treats. Parking is available in the lots to the north and east of the church building.

About Trinity United Methodist Church
Trinity United Methodist Church is located in the heart of Denver at 18th and Broadway. Inside this historic church, a wealth of contemporary programs and people provide opportunities for all to experience the love of Jesus Christ. Trinity’s worship and place in the Denver community is rooted in a substantive tradition that welcomes and enriches all people.
Trinity is honored to be recognized by the Downtown Denver Partnership as one of six winners of the 2014 Downtown Denver Annual Awards for making a lasting and positive impact on the downtown area for the past 125 years from its current location at 1820 Broadway.
At Trinity, adults, youth and children can put faith into action through global missions, music and arts, worship, prayer, and caring ministries. Traditional worship is found in Trinity’s Sanctuary with opportunities for contemplative prayer and spiritual formation in small groups. The church also has numerous fellowship groups and educational classes that form the foundation of this spiritual home.
Trinity’s congregation has been serving the Denver community faithfully for over 150 years. We invite you to join us. Learn more about Trinity’s worship, programs and events at www.trinityumc.org.
We’re Here for Good!


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