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News for the Week of December 3, 2017
Join us throughout December for our Advent Worship Series

The Gospel Symbols of Christmas

Our Christmas symbols and traditions represent a coded language that is intended to remind us of exactly of what we are waiting for during advent. However, some of these traditions actually originate in pagan customs and have little to do with the biblical account of Christ’s birth. How can we reclaim them for our spiritual journey through Advent? Click the graphic above for more details of each Sunday theme!
 
The sanctuary is decorated and ready to celebrate the season! Come and experience the wonder and beauty of our Advent and Christmas services.
2018 STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN and CONGREGATIONAL MEETING
By now you should have received your copy of HTCC’s Ministry Action Plan (MAP) by mail or picked it up in the Welcome Center which includes a narrative and detailed budget for 2018. If you have not yet received it, you can download a copy by clicking on the left logo. We will approve the budget and hold elections of Vestry members at our congregational meeting on December 3, followed by a Christmas Potluck lunch. Bring a dish to share!
SNOWMAN FUNDRAISER starts this Sunday
 
HTCC is partnering with the charitable non-profit organization For Kids by Kids and Therapeutic Interventions, Inc to purchase Christmas gifts for children in foster care. Stop by the table and pick up a snowman for a minimum donation of $10 (we welcome more if you are able). Each child represented by these snowman will receive Christmas gifts in your name. The snowman is yours to keep, to remember and pray for the child all year long! Pick up a brochure for more information.
 
AMAZON ANGEL TREE
We have Angels on the Christmas tree for two different groups this Christmas; two families in need and our RITI women. Choose an Angel and fill one in with your name and info, and bring the other Angel back with your gift by Sunday Dec 17. Purchase your gifts through our “Amazon Smiles” account and Amazon will return 0.5% of your purchase back to Holy Trinity! In the beginning of December, you visit www.smile.amazon.com and then search for Holy Trinity UCC Nashville.

GOSPEL DRAG SHOW THIS SUNDAY NIGHT

Pastor Brice will be singing again at PLAY dance club during the monthly gospel drag show, and offering communion after. Come support this important outreach of our church! Show starts at 8 pm. Click the graphic below to see last month's performance on our Facebook page.
 
CHOIR REHEARSAL

Weekly on Monday nights between 6:30-8 pm at the church. Join us as we plan our Advent and Christmas music throughout December. We need your talent to celebrate the “most wonderful time of the year!” Contact music ministry leader, Jay Pickern, for more info at htccmusic@gmail.com.
We appreciate all of our ROOM IN THE INN volunteers who have committed to leading this vital ministry of our church. HTCC provides housing in our church every Friday evening between Nov and Mar. We need 10-12 volunteers each week to meet this important ministry obligation.
 
We still need these items for RITI: Clothes all sizes - jeans, underwear, warm pajamas, socks, sweaters, winter coats, sweatshirts and sweat pants, hats, gloves, scarves, walking shoes, tennis shoes, boots, flip flops, bags/small luggage,10 sets of new twin sheets (one flat, fitted, pillow case). Food - canned meats chicken, tuna, Vienna sausages, canned meals, chili, spaghetti O’s, peanut butter, mac and cheese, hearty soups, Progresso, pasta. spaghetti sauce. Things to avoid - spring/summer clothes, shorts, tank tops. Bring these items in all winter long!

Please contact the church office if you can be part of this vital RITI ministry team. You will be blessed!
Our church directory is now live and ready to view. We can accept photos now at the following link for those in the directory already. You can also access it on your mobile device! Instant Church Directory - the program we use to build our church directory - has a free app for download on your Apple, Android or Kindle Fire devices. 

You will be asked to enter your email address as it's listed in our directory. Once you enter your email address follow the directions on screen to complete the login process. After you login, the directory will be downloaded to your device. Anytime updates are made, they will update on your device too. In the app you will be able to search for families and members and call, email and text right from the app. 

If you have not yet opted into our secure, password protected online church directory, please click to fill out this Google Form and your information will automatically be sent to us. Your email address will be your login username, and we will send password credentials to access your family profile to update and personalize the info you want to share. Email info@htccnashville.com if you cannot access the form.
 
SMALL GROUP MINISTRIES
Contact these small group leaders for more information about ways to connect to our church family throughout the week!
  • Priestly Lake (Wed at 6:30pm): Debbie and Harold Leaman 615.498.1081
  • Antioch (Wed at 7pm): Terry Smith 615.332.7676
  • Gallatin (Wed at 6pm): JoBeth and Kristy Petty 615.268.9792
  • Nashville West (Thu at 7 pm): Shelley Smith  wkusmith@gmail.com or 615.489.3806
  • Social Singles Saturdays: Monthly singles events are for men and women at HTCC. Next gathering is Saturday, December 9 at 5 pm for dinner followed by ICE! at Gaylord Resort featuring A Charlie Brown Christmas. Contact Walter Stinson (615-473-5496) or Jenny Tygard (615-337-1113) for details.
FACEBOOK

Visit our FB page sometime this week and invite your friends to “like” us at www.facebook.com/htccnashville.

We are just 6 likes away from 1000 fans! Contact Bob Colon if you would like to help with social media marketing and outreach (techguytn1975@gmail.com).
MINISTRY SURVEY

We believe that all people are ministers, but the church can't do ministry without YOU! Fill out the ministry survey below or email info@htccnashville.com if you cannot access it.  A ministry leader will be in touch to connect you.
PRAYER
Do you have a prayer request or need to speak with someone on the prayer team? For emergencies call or text Pastor Brice at 937 626 5134 or email the church office to get on our prayer list.
Did we miss any announcements? Please send event notices or things we should pass on to the congregation at htccmedia@gmail.com.

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