9:00pm Traditional Service with Communion

 The third Christmas Eve service at Trinity will begin at 9:00 p.m. This service will feature the singing of traditional carols, special music, reading Scripture, the serving of communion, and will end with attendees walking out of the darkness with candles lit singing Silent Night.

This service has always been very emotional and spiritual. The single act of walking out of the service with candles will represent taking “the Light” (Jesus) out of the darkness and into world to let everyone know of His miraculous birth and hope for all of mankind!

Won’t you please join us? We would love to meet you and welcome you Home for Christmas at Trinity! For other details, call the Church Office at (386) 734-4425 or email Pastor Todd Bardin at seniorpastor@trinitydeland.org.

5:00pm Children’s Service

The first of Trinity’s three Christmas Eve services will be devoted to younger generations. Beginning promptly at 5:00 p.m., the Children’s Service will feature the “Unwrapping of the Nativity”. This 45-minute service will have upbeat music and stories that will explain the wonder of the Savior’s birth and Nativity. It will be an interactive service with the children unwrapping each piece of the Nativity scene and reading the scriptures associated with each piece. There will also be carol singing, and a lighting of the Advent Candle. Bring the entire family to enjoy this special service (and don’t forget your video camera too!)

For more information, contact Conya Hartman, Trinity’s Music & Worship Director via email at dirmusic@trinitydeland.org or by calling the Church Office at (386) 734-4425.

REMEMBERING LARRY GRAHAM

REMEMBERING LARRY GRAHAM

Our beloved and talented organist/keyboardist, Larry Graham, passed away at home on March 17th. He will be greatly missed… Here are the words of our Worship and Music Director, Conya Hartman, who knew him best and said it best…

I am heavily grieving the loss of Larry. Words can’t begin express my deep sadness. I keep wanting to text him as we usually communicated, and when I came to the church I choked up looking at the piano and organ and thinking I would not see him playing again. He blessed us for a little over 5 years, and considered us his family.

Fern [Larry’s mother] loved us equally, and I know our church impacted both of their lives. They felt loved and a part of our church family. I share all this since I can’t see you in person to grieve together and hug one another. He and I had texted the night he got out of the hospital. He let me know he was released, and had gotten dinner. I am grateful that he did get to go home before he passed. He got to see his pets, and that was a blessing for him.

I doubt I will ever know again the kind of musician that he was. There are those of us who love music, who train in music, who share music, who perform music, but Larry, I would describe, WAS music. He also could relate to anyone, cared about everyone, and never made anyone feel that their talents or abilities were not good enough. He never acted like his talents were anything special, and almost seemed embarrassed if he received praise. He was a true humble spirit, and he was a good friend.

Thank you for allowing me to share about him in this time of grief. ~ Conya Hartman

Here are more words from Bob Sollien, one of our talented choir members and local celebrity:

In a way I am glad Larry had a bad heart. If not for his heart, he may yet still be driving a big rig across endless miles with his true talent lying hidden and dormant. If not for his bad heart he may not have been home to help his mom, maybe would have put her in a nursing home. Instead she got to have her son close by for the last years of her life. And of course if not for his bad heart we would not have known or shared his incredible talent and his wonderful friendship and fellowship at our church. He was poet on the keyboard, an orchestra, a marching band, a rock group or even just a solo singer/pianist in quiet dark corner of lounge somewhere. Maybe he had a bad heart but he had the most wonderful soul of anyone I’ve ever known.
-Bob

We are happy to have vidoe recorded many worship services on our Facebook  page and YouTube channel. Click HERE to learn how to access those sites and to watch and listen to some of the beautiful music that Larry made during his years at Trinity.

7:00pm Christmas Candlelight Concert Series

Picture the quiet beauty of a traditional church sanctuary, the soft glow of candles in the windows, pine boughs hung on the walls, and luminaria greeting concertgoes as they walk into the hall filled with beautiful music. Our annual Christmas Candlelight Concerts are Trinity’s gift to the DeLand community. Not only will guests enjoy a Christmas “musical journey” but they will also be enthralled with the beautiful sanctuary lit with candles and the air filled with pine scent, as if from a fresh cut tree.

This year’s cantata to be performed is “Let There Be Christmas” by Joseph M. Martin. Featuring narrators, soloists and a large choir with live instrumental accompaniment, the concerts are free and open to the public.

Come. Join with us. Bring your family, neighbors and friends, as you set aside the rush and busyness of the holiday season and let the peace and music fill your soul. Let the music envelope you as you prepare your heart and mind for the coming of the Christ Child. Let there be Christmas!

For more information, call the church office at (386) 734-4425 or visit our webpage HERE. And to add the performace of your choice, look for the iCal or Google calendar links below.

9:00am [W]RAP Party

CHRISTMAS GIFT [W]RAP PARTY

Come join us as we categorize and wrap all of the gifts that Trinity members have purchased for needy children at Citrus Grove! Our Youth will handle most of the wrapping, but they have asked if we can turn the music up (to make it fun) and have plenty of snacks on hand, and WE AGREED!

Care to bring some chocolate milk, pop, doughnuts, cookies and chips? If so, click on the Register button above then call the church office to let us know what you will bring! Need more info? Contact one of the organizers listed below. Hope to see you there!

7:00pm Christmas Candlelight Concert Series

Picture the quiet beauty of a traditional church sanctuary, the soft glow of candles in the windows, pine boughs hung on the walls, and luminaria greeting concertgoes as they walk into the hall filled with beautiful music. Our annual Christmas Candlelight Concerts are Trinity’s gift to the DeLand community. Not only will guests enjoy a Christmas “musical journey” but they will also be enthralled with the beautiful sanctuary lit with candles and the air filled with pine scent, as if from a fresh cut tree.

This year’s cantata to be performed is “Let There Be Christmas” by Joseph M. Martin. Featuring narrators, soloists and a large choir with live instrumental accompaniment, the concerts are free and open to the public.

Come. Join with us. Bring your family, neighbors and friends, as you set aside the rush and busyness of the holiday season and let the peace and music fill your soul. Let the music envelope you as you prepare your heart and mind for the coming of the Christ Child. Let there be Christmas!

For more information, call the church office at (386) 734-4425 or visit our webpage HERE. And to add the performace of your choice, look for the iCal or Google calendar links below.

9:00am Music Makers’ Dress Rehearsal

Attendance at a Music Maker dress rehearsal is mandatory. Since they tend to go a little long, we always incorporate our traditional “Cast Pizza Party” with the rehearsal and give out tee shirts, prizes and such. Please be on time and prepare to work hard on putting the finishing touches on YOUR musical! For details, email “Miss Conya” at dirmusic@trinitydeland.org or call her at the church (386) 734-4425.

3:00pm Music Makers’ Rehearsal

THE GREAT LATE POTENTATE

Most all of us have heard the story of the three Wise Men, but what about the fourth one? Did you ever hear about what happened to him? This next production of Music Makers’ Community Children’s Choir will tell all in their fall production of “The Great LATE Potentate”. This after school music and drama program is for children in grades 2-5. Rehearsals will begin Monday, August 26th at 3:00 p.m. (or whenever your child’s school is over).

Download a copy of The Great LATE Potentate Registration 2019 form today and make plans for your child(ren) to join the fun! If you are curious as to what one of our productions looks like, visit the church’s Facebook page or YouTube channel.

Questions? Call the church office at (386) 734-4425 and ask to speak with “Miss Conya” or email her at dirmusic@trinitydeland.org.

3:00pm Music Makers’ Rehearsal

THE GREAT LATE POTENTATE

Most all of us have heard the story of the three Wise Men, but what about the fourth one? Did you ever hear about what happened to him? This next production of Music Makers’ Community Children’s Choir will tell all in their fall production of “The Great LATE Potentate”. This after school music and drama program is for children in grades 2-5. Rehearsals will begin Monday, August 26th at 3:00 p.m. (or whenever your child’s school is over).

Download a copy of The Great LATE Potentate Registration 2019 form today and make plans for your child(ren) to join the fun! If you are curious as to what one of our productions looks like, visit the church’s Facebook page or YouTube channel.

Questions? Call the church office at (386) 734-4425 and ask to speak with “Miss Conya” or email her at dirmusic@trinitydeland.org.

3:00pm Music Makers’ Rehearsal

THE GREAT LATE POTENTATE

Most all of us have heard the story of the three Wise Men, but what about the fourth one? Did you ever hear about what happened to him? This next production of Music Makers’ Community Children’s Choir will tell all in their fall production of “The Great LATE Potentate”. This after school music and drama program is for children in grades 2-5. Rehearsals will begin Monday, August 26th at 3:00 p.m. (or whenever your child’s school is over).

Download a copy of The Great LATE Potentate Registration 2019 form today and make plans for your child(ren) to join the fun! If you are curious as to what one of our productions looks like, visit the church’s Facebook page or YouTube channel.

Questions? Call the church office at (386) 734-4425 and ask to speak with “Miss Conya” or email her at dirmusic@trinitydeland.org.

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