The Bumbershoot: June 25, 2018

June 25, 2018
The Bumbershoot
The purpose of children's ministry at TPC is to give specific thought and attention to the way children grow in their understanding of Christ's Kingdom and what membership in that Kingdom entails.

SURVIVAL CAMP hosted by the Men's Ministry will be August 11 -12. If you are interested in attending, please contact Pleun Troost.

COMMUNITY GARDEN: If you are interested in helping with our new community garden, email Piet Grove. He would love to help your family get involved. 

What are you up to this summer?  Click here to send pictures of your summertime fun and/or invitations to your community or neighborhood events to share in The Bumbershoot each week. 

What are kids learning at TPC? If you would like to know more about the curriculum for CE, Worship Training, or Fine Arts, or are interested in the possibility of teaching in any of these areas, please attend a meeting on July 29 after worship from 11:15 - 12:45. A light lunch will be provided and childcare will be provided if there is a need for it. Please email Dawn if you would like to attend and will need child care.


"Get ready! We have company coming."

"Get ready! Its time for school."

Though these 2 commands require different actions, they both require action. When your parents tell you it's time to "get ready" for school, you know that means eat your breakfast, brush your teeth, and put on your school clothes. When you hear that company is coming, that means it is time to stop focusing on other things in order to start focusing all your attention on getting the house cleaned to welcome friends.  

Yesterday, when Pastor Brandon taught us God's Word from Luke 12:35-40, we learned that living the Christian life is like getting ready. Being given the name "Christian" and being ones who have committed ourselves to Christ's Kingdom, means we are to be about the business of "getting ready" for our King to return to His world. That means we are to stop focusing on things that don't belong to His Kingdom and start "getting ready" to live in the world as it will be when He returns. So what does "getting ready" for Christ's return look like? Paul tells us in his letter to the Colossians when he says, "Put on as God's chosen ones, holy and dearly loved compassion, kindness, humility, meekness and patience..." 

So as we are getting our bodies ready by imitating the character of Christ, we are also getting the house (that is the Earth) ready by filling it with the beauty of Christ.

Are you getting ready for Christ's return or are your working on your own kingdom?

Heavenly Father, by your Spirit, help us to get ready for Your Kingdom to come by putting on all that belongs to Christ and getting rid of all that doesn't.


Pray for families who travel on vacation during summer months and be sure to let us know how we can pray for you and your family.

Children's Questions or prayer requests can be placed in the box on the Children's Table.

  Strakas at SoundsThe Strakas enjoyed some family time at a Nashville Sounds game

Shearer summer
Summertime fun in the Shearer backyard

What have you been up to this summer? Send in your pictures to share with your Trinity family and let us know how we can pray for you!

"Streets of the City"
Click here to read the lyrics and here to hear a demo of the song.

If you have a photo for the Bumbershoot, please email it. We cannot use everything but will gladly use what we can!

“Stay dressed for action and keep your lamps burning, and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the wedding feast, so that they many open the door to him at once when he comes and knocks." Luke 12:35-36 (ESV)

Q: What is the third commandment?

A: The third commandment is, Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
Q: What does the third commandment teach us?

A: To reverence God's name, His Word, and His works.

Though June and July are months of rest for our children's teachers, we always meet for worship at 9:30 am on Sundays. We delight in seeing you all there worshipping with us! Use the summer months to plan get-togethers in your neighborhoods, homes or local parks with friends and neighbors. Please pray for church leaders as we plan for the upcoming year.

August 11-12: Survival Camp

August 12: Open House for children's Christian Education (CE) Classes

August 19: Children's CE Classes begin at 11am.

August 19: Drama Camp Movie Premiere (3-4pm) and Block Party (4-7pm).

If you have questions about anything pertaining to children's ministry at TPC or would like more information on any events, please email Neecia Eggar at