Public events, lectures, and concerts at Trinity United Methodist Church

Denver – Trinity United Methodist Church has several public events, lectures and concerts this fall:

Saturday, November 15, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Conference Room (Level 2)
Living with Loss: Managing the Holidays
While the death of a loved one is difficult year-round, many people find the holidays a special challenge. As part of Trinity’s Living with Loss grief series, this workshop focuses on managing the stress of the holidays. It is designed for both grievers and supporters alike. Participants will learn tools to manage their holiday grief or to support others in their holiday struggle. Workshop leader Lee Anderson, Trinity’s Care Coordinator, helps create a safe and supportive environment where participants can be part of a community of those traveling a similar journey.
There is no fee to attend, but advance registration is requested. Light lunch will be provided. Childcare can be available upon advance request. Register with Lee Anderson at or 303-839-1493 ext. 11.

Sunday, November 16, 2014, at 2 p.m. | Sanctuary
Norman Sutphin, Organ Recital
Trinity Organist Norman Sutphin will present a fall recital on the historic Roosevelt pipe organ.
Edwin H. Lemare:  Scherzo Fugue, Op. 102
Johann Sebastian Bach:  Prelude and Fugue in C Major, BWV 531
Charles Tournemire:  Five Improvisations
Petit Rhapsodie improvise
George Gershwin, trans. Jesse Crawford:  Rhapsody in Blue
Camille Saint-Saëns:  Fantasy No. 1 in E-flat Major
Louis Vierne:  Fourth Symphony, Op. 32


Sutphin has served as Organist at Trinity United Methodist Church since October 2010, where he shares accompanying responsibilities of the Chancel Choir, accompanies the Chancel Chamber Choir, and directs the Brass Ensemble.  He has completed degrees from Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA, and from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ.  He has studied piano with Jean Middleton and Frances Veri, organ with Pierce Getz and William Hays, and choral conducting with Joseph Flummerfelt.  Previous to his appointment at Trinity, he served as an organist and choir director in churches in Asbury Park, NJ; Camden, AR; and Houston, TX. Sutphin is a member and Past-Dean of the American Guild of Organists and a member of the Organ Historical Society.  Currently, he serves on the Board of the Denver Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
A freewill offering will be taken at the recital to benefit Trinity’s Music and Arts Ministry.

Friday, November 21, 2014, at 7 p.m. | Sanctuary
Darren Curtis Skanson presents “Beatles to Bach, Too”
Acoustic guitarist Darren Curtis Skanson returns to Trinity with “Beatles to Bach, Too,” a continuation of his popular program featuring classical favorites, contemporary songs and original compositions with guitarist Gregg Hansen and The Skanson Strings.
Darren Curtis Skanson is Colorado’s premier classical guitarist. His performances stretch the breadth of classical and Spanish guitar as well as wonderful modern guitar compositions by Skanson himself. He has produced ten classical CDs, including two that placed on Billboard’s “Top Classical” chart (Classica, 2000, #11, and Solamente Romanz, 2002, #8)., the world’s most popular classical radio station, proclaimed him “
the most requested classical guitarist on Beethoven Radio.” In addition to his performance career, Skanson is a prolific composer and arranger. He has composed over 200 original pieces for guitar and arranged a number of pieces by such composers as Beethoven, Bach, Brahms, Pachelbel, Tchaikovsky, Tárrega, and others essential to the well-rounded classical guitar repertoire. In addition, he has composed non-classical works for acoustic finger style and 12-string guitar. Currently, Darren continues to compose, arrange, perform, and record out of his base in Denver, Colorado.
Concert tickets are $15 for adults or $10 for students, and may be purchased online at (under Upcoming Events), in Fellowship Hall (Level 3) on Sunday mornings or at the door the night of the performance.

Sunday, November 23, 2014, at 9:40 a.m.  |  Fellowship Hall (Level 3)
Sand Creek—The Story of Three Johns
November 29 is the 150th anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre in the Colorado territory. Over 150 Native American women, children and elderly men were slain that day in 1864 by a 700-soldier US Military Unit commanded by a Methodist minister. Trinity has several connections to this tragic event.
On Sunday, November 23, Dr. Michael Dent, Trinity’s Senior Pastor, will give a first-person account and presentation entitled Sand Creek—The Story of Three Johns during the Sunday School hour. The event is free, but RSVP to 303-839-1493 is requested by November 17.

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