Week of Sunday, November 19
24th Sunday after Pentecost
This Sunday is the final day of our two month focus on Roots and Reformers. Vicar Samantha will be preaching on Interfaith and Ecumenical Movements of this century, and sharing the story of The Good Samaritan. All Are Welcome! You Are Invited!
We are a faith community
Our annual meeting is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, December 3. At this time we will elect a new church council and officers. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else, please email welcome@firsttrinitychicago to nominate a member to run for a position. There will be more details and a solid date set soon and we will share that information as soon as possible.
Called to grow in the spirit
Tuesday Bible Study
Every Tuesday we meet to read and discuss the Bible and share prayer together. All Are Welcome + You Are Invited. Tuesdays 7 pm in the Community Center Kitchen.
Living Lutheran Discussion Group
Living Lutheran is a publication of the ELCA that is distributed free to all members. Each month we gather on the last Sunday of the month at 9:15 am to discuss the recent issue. Join us in the community center kitchen for this month’s meeting, November 26.
Bring a copy of Living Lutheran or use one of ours! All Are Welcome + You Are Invited!
First Trinity Kids
Parents with youth ages 11-16 who are interested in participating in confirmation are encouraged to contact Vicar Samantha@firsttrinitychicago.com for more information. Additionally, plans are coming together for the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering. Students entering high school will be eligible to attend and there are scholarships available. Speak to Vicar Samantha for details!
Youth 10 and under are invited to Godly Play, an innovative approach that helps children to explore their faith through story, to gain religious language and to enhance their spiritual experience though wonder and play. Based on Montessori principles and developed using a spiral curriculum, the Godly Play method serves children through early, middle and late childhood and beyond. Come join us Sundays, 9:15 am.
Radical Discipleship Training
Join First Trinity for our first ever Day-long Radical Discipleship Training. We are stoked. Click here for details!
Love as Christ loves us
Tuesday 5-7 pm
Friday 10 am – Noon
God’s Closet is our free, volunteer run clothing pantry. All are welcome to take clothes, donate, share or serve a meal. If you are interested in serving a meal please contact email@example.com.
This year we will continue our Thanksgiving tradition of hosting a community meal at First Trinity. Cooking and setting up will begin early at 11 am, and dinner will be around 5 pm. Give Thanks and share a meal with friends, family and community members at First Trinity.
This is a potluck, and like all of our community meals your “dish to pass” can be: a side dish, dessert, a donation to the church or God’s Closet (cash, coats, can goods, etc…), help with set up, help with clean up, bringing a friend, sharing a story or song!
BYOC – Bring Your Own Container (for leftovers!)
BYOB – Bring Your Own Beverage
All Are Welcome!
Participate in God’s liberating work of justice and peace
Those interested in working to bring justice and peace to our community are encouraged to join Bridgeport Alliance. BA was founded in part by members of First Trinity and continues to meet in our kitchen (at least) monthly. If you are interested contact info@BridgeportAlliance.org or visit their Facebook page.
First Lutheran Church of the Trinity has entered into a redevelopment partnership with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Metropolitan Chicago Synod of the ELCA.
The redevelopment process is focused not only on sustainability of resources, but on creating a culture where our congregation is participating in the work of the spirit.
Each month our redevelopment team will identify something new to focus on, or we will continue to work in the areas recommended by the Synod. These areas are Growth, Shared Leadership, Discipleship, Stewardship, Contextual and Relevant Worship, and an Inclusivity Plan.
The latest redevelopment news is always available on our blog!