Adult Forum—Digging Deeper in Advent. Sundays at 10:30 a.m. in Tilberg Lounge. December 16th and 23rd: “Advent: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”. What are the three tenses of Christ, and how does that help us understand Advent? With Bishop Susan Goff.

 
Advent Midweek Worship-Our Mid-week services through the season of Advent consider a much loved passage from the book of Isaiah: the Peaceable Kingdom.  Join us Wednesday evenings in Trinity’s Chapel to explore how a branch, full of life, will bring peace to all the creatures of God’s world.

Join us in the Chapel, Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.  December 19th.  

 
TLC Family Caroling—Join us December 16th to go caroling! Meet at church at 3:30 p.m. and we will caravan to Hope Creek Nursing Home in East Moline and then head to Heartland Manor Care in Moline. We’ll be back to church by 5:00 p.m.  At each stop, we will perform a traditional song walking the hallways, stop in the TV room/dining hall and have the kids sing one of their songs and then walk to sing a final song together. The 16th is also the last day of Sunday school for the holidays and the kids also sing in church that day. We can wear Christmas hats and drop off treats as a gift. It should be a lot of fun for all!
 
Bluffs Neighborhood—Tuesday, December 18th in Founders Hall at 6:30 p.m. Please bring a holiday snack to share.  Feel free to also bring a holiday CD. No meeting January.
 
The Longest Night—Saturday, December 23rd at 5:30 p.m. On the longest night of the year, we invite you to experience a quiet, meditative worship service that makes time for remembering, sharing our hurt with God, and preparing our hearts for the coming of Christ. This service is especially for those who might be grieving during this holiday season.  The labyrinth will be open in Faith Hall for meditation that evening.
 
 
Coffee for Sale—Would someone on your gift list enjoy a pound of coffee? We have quite a few regular grind medium and dark plus decaf remaining. Your purchase supports Lutheran World Relief farmers.  Contact Judy Rullman, jrullman@hotmail.com
 
Mitten Tree—outside the church office to decorate with mittens, gloves, scarves, hats, and socks. Please also fill the empty wrapped box under the tree with additional needs: children’s underwear, diapers, pajamas, toothpaste and tooth brushes.
 
Good Gifts—handle your Christmas shopping by purchasing good gifts – right in Founders Hall – chickens, cows, water, seeds – etc. all to help those less fortunate. Gift cards will be provided. Checks are preferred and should be made to Trinity with “Good Gifts” on the subject line.
 

Christmas Lights—All through December we’ll be collecting and recycling strings of old Christmas lights in a special box by the Terracycle table just before you enter Founders Hall. These lights cannot be recycled in our city bins and are inappropriate for the landfill so pass the word to friends and family – let’s fill a box or three!  And, as always, thanks for recycling! 

 
Table Talk—Mondays at City Limits, 4514 9th St. Rock Island at 6:30 p.m.   Join us for great food and wonderful conversation on Luther, faith, the world, and what it means for us.

Bible Study—Wednesday @1:00 returns! Meet us in Tillberg Lounge  at one o’clock for Bible lessons in theology and history, also modern societal and cultural connections.

 
 
Fighting Hunger—Are you a regular donor to our local food bank? Do you participate in Trinity’s hunger drives? Do you believe that no one in our neighborhoods and cities should be hungry? First, if you do, thank you!  Secondly, you are almost a member of Trinity’s Hunger Team. Let’s make it official! We are looking for people with an interest in stopping hunger to join the team. For details please contact Theresa Scott at tjs983@gmail.com .
 
 
Member Care—Do you like to visit and chat? We are looking for volunteers to give 3 hours once a month to sit and visit with a Trinity member. Contact Mary Jane for more information or make a note of your availability on a yellow card.  
 
 
Office Hours—Pastor Peter will be available in the office on Mondays & Wednesdays from 9:00—11:00 a.m. and Tuesdays & Thursdays from 1:30—3:00 p.m. You may reach him anytime at 309-762-3624 or pastorpeter@tlcmoline.org.  
 
Lost & Found—Please check the coat rack area in the west narthex (by the church office) to see if you may have left something behind. The lost and found items are multiplying. Inquire in the church office for any lost valuables.