The Bumbershoot: November 12, 2018

November 12, 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.


Just to the left of the sanctuary doors, on the "Tools for Young Worshippers" table, you will find sermon outlines you can use to take notes & record your questions during the sermon. After worship, turn in your notes at the same table and they will be given to adults serving in nursery and hallways who can't hear the sermon. It helps them study what they missed, AND, they will also reply to you with answers to your questions! 


image12 (2)  HANGING OF THE GREENS: The season of Advent is just around the corner. It is a TPC tradition to prepare our building for the season together as a family during CE the week before Advent begins. So, on November 25, join your class in making ornaments, enjoying special Christmas treats, and discussing what Advent is.

Adults will be decorating the rest of the building and children will add their ornaments to the tree in the sanctuary.

praying child  Advent Prayer Services: All ages are invited to attend prayer services each Sunday evening during the season of Advent beginning December 2 at 6pm. The first one will be geared to help children understand Advent. 

  Guy Talk
Josh discusses sports and his new baby sister with his friends before worship. 

As we look ahead to the upcoming Advent season, let's work to learn, "Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus" that the children's choir will lead on Dec. 2, the first Sunday of Advent.

Click here to listen to the accompaniment and here to read the lyrics.

If you have photos you would like to submit for use in The Bumbershoot, please email the children's office.  We cannot use everything submitted, but will gladly share when we can.

Yesterday’s worship training lesson was, "Feasting at God's Table" and next week will be "Church Calendar and Colors."  Click on the title to read the lessons for further discussion at home.


Yesterday, Pastor Brandon talked about imitating those who are mature in Christ. He exlplained that what Paul means by "mature" in Philippians 3:15 is, people who know they are not perfect, but who are keeping their eyes on Christ and trusting Him to keep working on them. Who then, as children, can you think of might be ones you are called to imitate? Though each of you individually might know family members or friends who are mature in Christ, within the Trinity church family, you have some wonderfully mature examples to whom you can look. CE teachers are one of these. Your CE teachers pray for you, study to teach you, and, like Paul, "love and long for you... to stand firm in the Lord." 

Lord Jesus, thank you for the example of mature Christians who love me. Thank you for placing me within the family of Trinity and giving me teachers with eyes on you to imitate so that I might also be made more and more like you even as they are.

“Brothers, join in imitating me, and keep your eyes on those who walk according to the example you have in us.”  Philippians 3:17

Q: How many sacraments are there?

A: There are 2 sacraments.
Q: What are the 2 sacraments?

A: Baptism & The Lord's Supper (Communion)


NOVEMBER 18: Children's Advent Choir meets at 8:30am before worship

NOVEMBER 25: Hanging of the Greens

DECEMBER 2: Advent season begins.

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