This week’s notes!

Sunday,October 13, 2019
Thanksgiving Sunday

10:30 am
Today, we celebrate Thanksgiving with an intergenerational service featuring a drama based on the book “Mama Provi and the Pot of Rice” by Sylvia Rosa-Casanova.  We pray that the message of the story may encourage us all to be generous even as Christ was generous to all he encountered.

We also continue our practice of praying with a unique name or image of God. Using Joyce Rupp’s book “Fragments of Your Ancient Name: 365 Glimpses of the Divine for Daily Meditation”, we are contemplating and exploring a variety of ways to name God.  

You are invited to be curious and to engage each one with an open mind and heart.  Cherish the ones you love but also lend your heart to the ones that might be uncomfortable or unusual.  Through reflecting on these names each week, may each one of us find what helps us to be a person of great love.



Those who participate in the life and ministry of Trinity United Church are people who are being transformed by their faith in Jesus Christ. They meet weekly for worship, but realize that 1 hour a week is only a beginning. Through the committees, the women’s groups, study groups, Sunday School, youth activities, choir, and other events and activities, these people are making an impact in our community. The people who participate in the life and ministry of Trinity United Church often find themselves involved in other community groups as well. Following Jesus embraces all parts of their lives.

If you live in Elmira you probably already know someone who is part of this church. They come in all ages and walks of life. Why not ask them about Trinity? Better yet, why not come and experience Trinity United Church yourself? “Our mission is to love, learn and live by Christ’s teachings.”