Church News January 2016

By Barbara Wayland

Merry Christmas to all!

The early publication of this month’s paper means this column will reach you before, not after, the upcoming Trinity Christmas events.

First, let me remind you that the Trinity Community Choir Christmas concert takes place on Friday, December 18 at 7 p.m. This concert always draws a large crowd, so come a few minutes early to get a good seat.

This will be an evening of wonderful music both modern and traditional, sacred and popular, and of course there will be a singalong or two. It will be followed by a reception created by Dorothy Bayley featuring a variety of luscious goodies. The suggested donation is $10 per person and the money supports our community programs. No one is turned away.

Another concert will be held Sunday, December 20 at 7 p.m. This is the second Trinity concert in support of the new Point Roberts Library and features trumpeter Ray Kirkham with organist Edward Norman. They will play music of Puccini, Bach, Purcell, Charpentier, Handel and more.

The program will include a variety of classical music including baroque and opera. There will also be some advent carols.

I will also take this opportunity to remind you that our annual Christmas Candlelight Service will be at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve and a Christmas morning Carols and Readings service will take place at 11 a.m.

Come join us as we celebrate the real reason for Christmas.

As the year draws to a close, remember we have much for which to be thankful. Please take a moment to remember your blessings, call or write loved-ones, and do something for those less fortunate. Forgive and forget old wrongs, take time to reflect on the past and to look forward to the future.

The spirit we celebrate in this season does not belong to any one group, culture or religion. Love, compassion and giving lives in the hearts of all people. Let this truly be a season of peace on earth and goodwill to everyone. In the famous words of that great philosopher Tiny Tim, “God bless us, every one!”

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