The end of the year is nearly upon us!
Friday 7 December is the last GiG Youth night for the year, and we're going out with a bang! Come along prepared for pancakes, fun, and thankfulness!
We'll be playing some of the best games we've had all year, enjoying pancakes, and giving thanks to God for the year. We'll be cracking open the time capsule we created at the beginning of 2018, so if you've been around since Term 1, you'll be able to read and be reminded of what you put in then.
If you're in school years 7 - 11, please join us, Friday 7 December, 7:30 - 9:30 PM and Cornerstone. Please bring $3 and your favourite pancake topping to share!
You're Welcome This Christmas!
"God ... Gave"
Probably any child you meet will tell you that Christmas is about gifts! And it's true that Christmas speaks to us of a gift. This year at Trinity we're celebrating by remembering God's gift to us that first Christmas.
Please join us to celebrate the gift of Christmas.
Whether you're a regular church attender,
Just passing through town for the holidays,
Visiting with family or friends,
Looking for connection and community,
Or seeking an opportunity to reflect and give thanks,
We'd love you to join us at Trinity this Christmas!
Please join us:
Sunday 23 December
10 AM Family Carols Service
9 AM Family-Friendly Service.
Please note: Cornerstone College has informed us that the Adelaide Road entrance to the college will be closed over Christmas. Please use the Cameron Road entrance. Parking is available if you turn right below the gymnasium and follow the driveway up the hill past the building works.
Adelaide Road, Mount Barker
See here for location and parking information
If you're new to Trinity, there's a great way for you to find your place in our family, and to make this your home: God, Church and Me.
God, Church & Me is a group for people who are new to Trinity, people who are stepping into leadership in our church, and for anyone who just wants to find out what makes Trinity tick. God, Church & Me will run over the four Wednesday nights in February. It's our opoprtunity to look at the life of our church in the light of what the Bible says about a range of themes like leadership, teaching, prayer, God's Word, and lots more!
We believe that God speaks very clearly on these themes in the Bible, not just in abstract terms, but in ways that can (and should) shape our lives and our life together. So each session of God, Church & Me start in the Scriptures and then we move into a workshop time where we discuss how life and ministry at Trinity Mount Barker are shaped by what we’ve just seen in God’s Word.
God, Church & Me is where you can find out why we do what we do, how our leadership works, what the Trinity Network is, why we're committed to planting new churches, how finances are handled, where you can get involved, and who to speak to in order to do that! On top of all that, you can ask any questions you have about our church, and how we do life and ministry together.
In response to an increasing number of requests from churches and Christian people around South Australia and in other parts of the world, we have begun producing video of talks at Trinity Church Mount Barker.
The first two talks in our "Return to Me" teaching series from the Old Testament book of Malachi are available now in the Sermons & Media library, and other talks will follow.
Sermon audio will continue to be available on our website and via the podcast.
Below is the video for the first talk, "Malachi 1 - Begrudging Grace"
Cornerstone College has informed us that the driveway from Adelaide Road will be closed from 10 December until 31 January.
Please use the Cameron Road entrance to access the campus. The driveway will be closed all the way from Adelaide Road to the gymnasium.
There is plenty of parking available below and alongside the gymnasiaum.
Close parking is available in the very top corner of the campus:
Turn right below the gymnasium and drive through the carpark, turning left and heading up the hill.
Veer right when you reach the building works, keeping the building works on your left.
Park anywhere in this top carpark and walk across the covered courts to the first floor of the Paideia middle school building where we meet.
Please remember to let your friends and neighbours know as you're inviting them to church services and Christmas events!
What does it feel like to be ripped off? To not get what you deserve?
Come along to Junior Youth Bible Study this Sunday as we learn from Malachi 2 what God thinks. Bring your Bible and lots of questions!
We're gathering to pray this Wednesday 28 November, 8 - 9:15 PM at Cornerstone College
While we pray in all sorts of ways and on all manner of occasions, it is especially good to join together in prayer. Gathering as a church to pray gives us an opportunity as a family to bring our concerns to God, and to join with each other in thanking God for his goodness to us! Of course, lots of Christians also find it really encouraging to listen to others pray, and to learn from the prayers of other believers.
This Prayer Gathering will be hosted and led by our Wednesday Evening Prepared To Serve men's group.
And you can be part of it!
Our focus is going to be praying for people who don't know Jesus; those known to us, people in our region, and those further afield. We'll also be praying for the Pearces who are preparing to leave us to serve in Mauritius at the end of the year.
We'll also be launching a new focus for us as a church, to help us pray for people close to us who don't know Jesus.
So, please join us Wednesday 28 November, at 8 PM, in Paideia at Cornerstone College. There will be no evening TMB Bible Studies this week. All groups will be joining in the Prayer Gathering.
You can pray out loud, or not. And if you come 15 minutes early, at 7:45, tea, coffee, and light snacks will be served!
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