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November 16, 2021
The church office will close at 12 noon on Monday, November 22 and will also be closed Wednesday, November 24 through Friday, November 26 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Last chance to order a Christmas tree!

Trinity Youth are selling Top Grade Frasier Fir trees and wreaths again this year! Order forms are available in the Welcome Center, church office, in the bulletins, or download hereDeadline for ordering is TOMORROW, Wednesday, November 17th. Please contact Lisa Prasse with questions at 545-2852 or Thank you in advance for supporting our youth in their upcoming missions!

Vocal & Organ Recital on November 19

Viktor and Yuliia Billa will offer a Vocal and Organ Recital on Friday, November 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of Trinity United Methodist Church, 120 West Park Avenue, Tallahassee. This extraordinarily gifted team will offer compositions by Bach, Franck and Slavicky for organ and music by Mozart and Ravel for voice. The recital is free and open to the public as well as being live streamed on YouTube. For those attending in person, masks and physical distancing will be required.

A Message from Your Stewardship Committee
As we enter the last week of Stewardship Season, we encourage you to prepare your financial gift commitment card which you may submit by regular mail, by email here, or in person at Giving Sunday, November 21st.  Thank you for beginning or continuing to be a financial supporter of our Church, as many of you have done generously for years. Together, we can continue the work of our Church which gives us a place to worship together, grow as individuals and families, and serve as Christ’s heart, hands, and feet so others will know Jesus Christ and His gift to us.

Second Week of Lay Academy

The second Fall session of Lay Academy is underway, with two new classes focused on Advent! If you'd like to join this week, please use the following link to reserve your spot.


The 8:30 a.m. Early Service will be moving back into the sanctuary on Sunday, November 21. 

Warm Clothing Needed

For most of us, the recent change in weather hasn't been a cause for concern, as we dig out the winter clothes from the back of our closet, or go to the store to buy new items. But for many, who may sleep outside or don't have the funds for new clothing, the low temperatures can be a real hardship. 

McKinsey's Closet at Calvary UMC is in desperate need of winter clothing donations. They are specifically looking for:
- Men's & women's winter coats, all sizes
- Men's shoes, especially tennis shoes
- Men's clothing, especially pants in sizes 32-36
- Men's & women's underwear, all sizes

They receive donations on Monday mornings from 8:30 to 11:00 AM and on Wednesdays or other days by appointment, at Calvary UMC at 218 Ausley Rd. Tallahassee FL 32304
Call Bob McSmith at (850) 576-4066 or Pastor Bill Petersen at (850) 510-7759 to set up a time for drop-off. 
Chili Fundraiser
Trinity Youth will be selling lots of wonderful chili, cornbread, and sweets, along with sodas and hot cocoa, during the downtown Winter Festival!  Tickets will be on sale starting November 17, but you can also just stop by that night and buy a bowl of chili from us right in front of our church. This great event is one of our fundraisers to help our youth fund their upcoming mission trips with the Appalachian Service Project this summer!

Cookies with Santa Returns

It's back! Cookies with Santa returns this year, now located on the front steps of the church! Come visit Santa, enjoy a cookie, and stop by the Youth Chili tent afterward. Don't forget to bring your camera! 
Saturday, December 4 at 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. 

Save the Date: Hanging of the Greens

Hanging of the Greens returns in person this year! Please mark your calendars and make plans to join us on Sunday, December 5th at 5pm. 

Advent Luncheon with Julianne Clayton at St. John's Episcopal Church

Come hear our very own Julianne Clayton speak at a special Advent luncheon! This event is hosted by St. John's Episcopal Church and Lively Cafe on December 6th at 12 p.m. Proceeds benefit the local work being done by the International Rescue Committee.


If you would like to reserve a full table (seats 8), please contact the church office at 850.222.2636.

Christmas Lock-In

Registration is open for the Christmas Lock-In on December 10-11! This fun night is open to 4-8th graders. Come enjoy pizza, games, gingerbread houses, crafts, movies, scavenger hunt, and more! Register here by December 1. 

Calling All 4th-12th Graders! Acolytes Needed!

We are eager to get our Acolyte program back up and running, and we need YOU! What is an acolyte you might ask? Well, they are children and youth that serve during the worship service by lighting and extinguishing the candles at the start and finish of worship. They are responsible for bringing the light of God into our worship space, and then carrying it out into the world. Our congregation loves to see our children and youth involved in worship, and this is a very special way to do so. Interested in learning more? Please contact Allison Corrigan ( or Lisa Prasse (

BFC Exercise Will ZOOM and BFO Will Walk/Hike All Fall!

If you would like to join BFC (Becoming Fit at Church) Exercise via ZOOM or BFO (Becoming Fit Outdoors) walking/hiking group for some Fellowship, Fun and Fitness, take part in one the September Challenges and make a difference in the community this fall- please email for more information and the ZOOM links
BFC – Becoming Fit at Church Class Schedule (via ZOOM)
  • Staying Strong – Tues/Thurs 9:30 a.m. – easy, gentle exercise including flexibility. Seated or standing. Beginner or returning to exercise.
  • Variety Mix – Tues/Thurs 11:00 a.m. – full body work out using a variety of equipment. Intermediate to Advanced.
  • Flexibility for a Better YOU – Mon 9:45 a.m./Thurs 12:15 p.m. – foam rolling followed by full body stretching. Mat/Floor flexibility.
  • BFO  -  Becoming Fit Outdoors – Wed 6:30 p.m. –- Family and pet (on a leash) friendly walking/hiking at your own pace. Meets outdoors on a different Tallahassee Trail each week. 

Trinity Sermons Now Available On Spotify

In addition to our YouTube channel and the audio archive on our website, you can now catch sermons you've missed on Spotify! Click here to follow our Spotify 
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