YOU'RE INVITED TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS

AT TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

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  • december 5

    Trinity Kids Musical

    Once again it’s that time of year, when aspiring young vocal groups from all around the country make their way to JINGLE BELL BEACH for the famous JINGLE SING competition. Hosts Sandy and Sonny Pepperminter welcome the final contestants for this year’s competition: The Snowflakes, The Starfish and The Electrons!


    Join us on Sunday, December 5 at 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary as the competition heats up to tidal wave proportions! The result is a rare “REINDEER RUMBLE!” In their eagerness to win it becomes clear that one of the contestants is struggling with the real meaning of Christmas. Let us share with you the story of Jesus and the true meaning of Christmas! It is Emmanuel, God with us, and the Good News that Jesus came to be our Lord and Savior.


  • december 5

    TSM: Great Sock Exchange

    All ladies in the youth (grade 6-12) are invited to the annual Great Sock Exchange! Attend our 9:45 a.m. Contemporary service and after service, they'll get on the bus and head over to Parlor Donuts for brunch. To participate in the exchange, you need to bring a new pair of socks stuffed with goodies.


    They'll be back at Trinity for pick up by 2:00 p.m. If you have questions, contact Assistant Youth Director Melissa Johnson. 

  • december 10

    Dinner & A Movie "Elf"

    Join us for dinner and a movie on Friday, December 10 at 6:30 p.m. We'll be serving spaghetti with a variety of toppings to select from and watch the Christmas classic "Elf".


    This is a free family fun event! See you there!

  • December 12

    TSM: Hallmark Christmas Party

    Our Trinity Student Ministry (TSM) is hosting their annual Youth Christmas Party on Sunday, December 12 at 5:30 p.m., and the theme is "Hallmark Country Christmas." Think fireplaces, hot chocolate, and cheesy movies! All students, grade 6-12, are invited to attend!


    Make sure you wear your best flannel or country clothing. There will be great food, fun games with BIG PRIZES, and the White Elephant gift game. Everyone will go home with something and have an incredible time!


    If you have questions, please contact Matt Hull or Melissa Johnson. 

  • December 12

    "By Heaven's Light" Christmas Cantata

    Join our Trinity UMC Chancel Choir as they present "By Heaven's Light" a Christmas Cantata on Sunday, December 12 at the 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Traditional worship services. 


    "By Heaven's Light" A Christmas Cantata is a worshipful cantata, combining traditional carols, original music, and scripture from the gospels of Luke and Matthew. A Cantata is, quite simply, a composition for choir, that tell a story through narration, solos, and ensemble. 

  • December 16

    Chancel Bells @ Bob Hope Village

    The Trinity UMC Chancel Bells will be performing along with the Bob Hope Village Chime Choir on Thursday, December 16 at 6:00 p.m. in the Common's Room at Bob Hope Village in Shalimar.


    Bob Hope Village

    30 Holly Avenue

    Shalimar, FL


  • december 19

    TSM: Last Minute Christmas Shopping

    It's time for last-minute Christmas shopping! All students, grades 6 - 12, are invited to join our Trinity Student Ministry (TSM) at the 9:45 Contemporary service and afterward jump on the bus and have a great lunch together at the Destin Commons.


    They'll be making shopping stops at the Destin Commons and Silver Sands Outlets. Students will need to bring money for lunch and shopping. They'll arrive back at the church for pick up at 5:00 p.m.

    If you have questions, please contact Matt Hull or Melissa Johnson. 

  • December 24

    Christmas Eve Worship Services

    No one expected the Savior of the world to come in the weakness of an infant and the poverty of a stable. And yet, we shout "Glory to God in the highest" because Jesus is Emmanuel - God with us. 


    This Christmas Eve we'll hope you join us on the most beautiful night of the year lighting candles, singing Christmas Carols, and hearing the incredible story of God's love, given to us through His son, Jesus Christ. 


    5:00 p.m. - Traditional Worship

    7:00 p.m. - Contemporary Worship

    7:00 p.m. - Online Worship

  • December 26

    The Sunday after Christmas, December 26, we are having an in-person traditional worship service at 10:00 a.m. and a Contemporary online worship service at 10:00 a.m.


    10:00 a.m. - Traditional Worship In-Person

    10:00 a.m. - Contemporary Online Worship

CHRISTMAS SERMON SERIES

"WELCOME"

Christmas can sometimes seem like a rat race with all of the hectic last-minute shopping in crowded malls struggling to find the perfect gift. We spend time decorating the house and wrapping presents after presents. Sometimes we even prepare for the family to come and take over the house. It’s easy to get lost in the busyness of Christmas. In all this chaos, how do we prepare to welcome Jesus?


Join us this Christmas season (November 28 - December 26) to learn more about what we can do to get ready for the arrival of Jesus into our lives just as we welcome a guest into our home. 


WELCOME WORSHIP GUIDE


TRADITIONAL WORSHIP BULLETIN

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

IN-PERSON

Have questions? We have the answers!

how LONG DOES EACH SERVICE RUN?

Each worship service is approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. Doors will open 15 minutes prior to each in-person worship. 

Is there something for my kids?

Yes! At Trinity we love kids! From infants to elementary age, we have done our best to help your children have a blast while learning about Jesus in a fun and safe environment. Kids Time is at 9:45 a.m. each Sunday with the exception of Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) and Sunday, December 26. 

How are you keeping safe during covid-19?

We take very intentional steps to keep you safe.


Our safety precautions:

1. Seating in both services meets all social distancing requirements of 6ft. 


2. Mask are optional. We encourage all guests that are high risk to wear mask and anyone feeling unwell to remain home. 


3. Hand Sanitizer is easily accessibly at all entry points if needed.  

What should I wear?

We are a "come as you are" church! If you like the traditional church elements and want to wear your Sunday best or prefer the comfy casual, you are welcome here. We want you to be comfortable while worshipping!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

ONLINE

Have questions? We have the answers!

What platform are you streaming to?

We currently do not livestream our worship service. We do record our 8:30 a.m. worship and post it to Facebook & YouTube at 11 a.m. to give you the experience of being in the church.

Do you have an online community?

Yes, we believe it is very important for us to be an online community during this time.


Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, & YouTube (@trinityumcfwb) to engage with us and fellow members online!

What time is the livestream?

Again, we currently don't livestream but a recording of the worship service will be posted on YouTube at 11:00 a.m. each Sunday.

how long is the online worship service?

The online worship runs approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour.

About Worship

Let's Gather Together in Praise!

Traditional Worship

Traditional worship at Trinity keeps us in touch with the deepest roots of the Christian faith. We appreciate the traditional elements of worship and have pews, pulpits, choir lofts, robes for pastors and choirs, daylight streaming through the stained glass, the deep resonant sound of a pipe organ, and the classical piano. Voices led by the Chancel Choir lift high the praises of God. It has everything you'd expect in traditional worship.


Every Sunday is a structured combination of the use of traditional prayers and liturgy. It allows you to put yourself in a place where we can hear God's voice through song, traditional prayer, scripture reading, and sermon.

Contemporary Worship

Entering the Memorial Fellowship Hall you are greeted by the sound of musicians with guitars, a keyboard, and a drum set perform a microphone sound check. When the electronic countdown board reaches zero, the worship band launches into a set heartfelt song praising God. Each song meant to help you focus on your personal devotional experience and praise before the message.


Contemporary worship provides a mix of contemporary and traditional elements. If you love church traditions and a bit more pep in your music, contemporary is the perfect place for you.

Service Times

In-Person Traditional

Sundays @ 8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

Sanctuary (Bldg. B)


Online Traditional

Sundays @ 11:00 a.m.

 (Facebook & YouTube)


In-Person Contemporary

Sundays @ 9:45 a.m.

Memorial Fellowship Hall (Bldg. C)


Kids Time (grade K-5)

Sundays @ 9:45 a.m.

Dean Fellowship Hall (Bldg. A)


Trinity Student Ministry (grades 6-12)

Sundays @ 6:00 p.m.

Memorial Fellowship Hall (Bldg. C)

LET US KNOW HOW YOU ARE CHOOSING EXPERIENCE THE CHRISTMAS SEASON YEAR!

WE CAN'T WAIT TO MEET YOU!

TEST DRIVE A SERVICE

Listen to each worship service get a feel of which one will be like when you attend.


What are you waiting for? Play your experience today! We would love to see you in-person or online!

CONTACT INFO

Connect with us

Address: 403 Racetrack Rd NW, Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32547

Phone: (850) 862-4169

E-mail: trinity@trinityfwb.org

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Join us for worship

Worship Service Times:

8:30 & 11:00 a.m. • Traditional Worship

9:45 a.m. • Contemporary Worship

11:00 a.m. • Traditional Online Service


Christmas Eve Worship Service Times:

5:00 p.m. • Traditional Worship

7:00 p.m. • Contemporary Worship

7:00 p.m. • Traditional Online Service


December 26 Worship Service Times:

11:00 a.m. • Traditional Worship

11:00 a.m. • Contemporary ONLINE Worship