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10 Reasons For People To Serve (from Children's Ministry Magazine, Aug. 2014)

When you invite people to serve, you’re offering them a great opportunity. Here are 10 plus reasons you can confidently approach people to serve.

1. God created us to serve (Ephesians 2:10).
2. Jesus profoundly modeled service (Mark 10:45).
3. Kids are our greatest mission field (Proverbs 22:6).
4. God blesses people who serve in children’s ministry (Matthew 10:42).
5. Jesus ministered to children (Mark 10:13-15).
6. Serving connects us to others (Hebrews 10:24-25).
7. God reaches entire families through children (Philippans 2:4).
8. Serving brings glory to God (1 Peter 4:11).
9. Serving is key to spiritual growth (Colossians 1:9-10).
10. God gives us gifts to share with others (1 Peter 4:10).
11. SERVING IS A BLAST (Psalm 33:21)!

Camp Eagle - Video

To view the 2017 Camp Eagle video, click here.

Camp Eagle 2017 - River's Edge - Parents Information

Camp Eagle is a little different for Trinity in 2017. It seems that schools and sports have taken over what used to be reserved for church and family events.. Early June and all of August now are required for UIL, Ag, and school sports training. Therefore, we will be making only one trip for both High School and Middle School students. Our week is Sunday, June 18 thru Friday, June 23, 2017.

Out of the Twelve spaces reserved for Trinity, there is only 1 male space left.

PARENT AND CAMPER MEETING is scheduled for Sunday, June 11 at 11:45 a.m. (or immediately following the late service). At that time, we will make carpooling arrangements. Campers: there is only one special item needed to take to camp -- a plain white t-shirt.

In the meantime, we will be calculating your camp credits earned at the last three events: 1) Enchilada Dinner; 2) Easter Pancake Breakfast; and 3) the Rummage Sales.

For more information, please contact Pastor Dayna at 210.275.5638

Sunday School for Youth Takes a Break for Summer Family Fun!

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The elementary age Sunday School kids were treated to a trip to the Donut Store on Sunday as a reward for their fabulous attendance and participation since last fall. Afterwards we chalked the front sidewalk with the kids' outlined shapes and greeted the 10:30 worshippers.

Thanks to Lainie Parker, Ashley Finch and Karla Riley for helping to transport and "corral" these very happy youngsters. Another thanks goes to Leta Garcia for sharing her love of music with our children faithfully every Sunday. See you in August for Blessing of the Backpacks!

Not rain, nor snow...

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You know the saying. Our campers and parents worked the Rummage Sale on May 21st. Trinity's rummage sale was about the only thing that didn't get rained out. We made about $2400 that day. If you missed it, you will have one last opportunity to shop on Saturday, May 27th. A special thanks to Sandy Switzer and Lacy Lukich for organizing the event for Tami Bigler on behalf of our campers. There were many other ladies who priced items and set up displays ahead of time. We certainly can't forget the precious people who donated the most amazing items. We received rave reviews on the Blanco Facebook page for the quality of merchandise.

Keep Blanco Beautiful (KBB) Annual Trash-Off - Saturday, April 22nd

Oscar the Grouch has Nothing on Us! Keep Blanco Beautiful (KBB) Annual Trash-Off was held Saturday, April 22.  Trinity "Tribe" has continuously had a trash team for the past 10 years and probably back even further.  We had 11 people: 7 adults and 4 children.  In years past, we were assigned an area in the city to pick up trash. However, this year we joined the OVERWHELMED Heavy Trash Pick-Up Team consisting of Wayne Gosnell and Bruce Peele.  Together, we picked up 7 trailer loads, 4 pickup beds full as well as our trash route.  What an awesome adventure because part of our crew ranged in age from 3 to 6 years old.  These kids were absolutely amazing.  The 3, 5 and 6 year olds walked the whole way without a complaint.  They were having fun looking for the most unusual items.

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KBB asked us to list our most unusual finds in all of the trash.  No problem!  Besides the 8 huge tv's, dead computers, 4 couches, many desks, credenzas, and tons of bagged trash, we found four amazing things.  One of the favorite finds was a child's book of Questions along with a Mystery 8 Ball.  While waiting for the trailers to unload at the dump, we asked the 8 Ball questions.   The second great find was a life-sized cardboard likeness of Marilyn Monroe. Although wet from the rain, we put Riley Bigler behind it for a great photo opportunity.  The third items was several of Mayor Peele's missing campaign signs.  Another great photo op!  The fourth cool thing was that we found lots and lots of tiny toys to use when geo-caching.  (Check out Trinity’s website at www.trinityofblanco.com to see all the pictures from the event!)

Naturally, we were having so much fun, we were the very last ones to return to the park for check out.  Cold weather did not spoil our fun and we cannot wait for 2018.  Everyone was treated to lunch and ice cream afterwards. 



YOUTH LENTEN EXPERIENCES

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Week 1: If you were "clothes pinned" on Ash Wednesday, you were pinned by our Youth. From Pre-school to High School, they pinned Psalm 51:10-12 as a reminder of what Lent is all about. "Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me."





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Week 2: Our students placed hidden "stickies" with encouraging sayings all over their schools, sports events and other activities as the second part of the Lenten Study Experience. They wanted to bombard their fellow students with subtle reminders of love.




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THANK YOU! Yes, our Lenten Food Drive is a huge success.  Your generosity has been overwhelming.  In week 2, the wagon is overflowing! 







Youth Sunday School

Our studies in March will focus on what the 40 days of Lent is all about: a time to reflect on the sacrifice made by our Lord Jesus and how we can offer our sacrifices and return to Him!

Blanco Good Samaritan Lenten Food Drive—Begins Sunday, March 5th! Consider donating a non-perishable food item for the local food bank this Lent. Donations may be brought to church and placed in a wagon, which will be brought forward as part of the offering.

Watch for more surprises each Sunday…we are up to something!!


Pre-K and Elementary youth are welcome to join Ashley & Angie in the classroom across from the copy room. It is the one with all the fishing nets!! We have begun looking at the calling of the disciples by Jesus and what it means to be a disciple of Jesus. We are proud to announce that our little class continues to flourish—THANK YOU parents for continuing to bring your children! It is a joy to see the spirit of faith in their eyes as they learn about Jesus!

Middle & High School Youth gather in the Youth room. All Teens and Tweens are encouraged to join us! Karla (& Charles) Riley & Pastor Dayna lead the devotions. In February, as a special treat we will travel to IFly in San Antonio for a Fun Trip.


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Brent, Blake and Marley posed with their "Thankful Turkey" from Sunday School on Nov 20th. Each feather listed something for which they were thankful. Dec. 18th Youth Christmas Party

To view the "Tribe's Christmas 2016 Video" Click here.

Trinity Hosts BMS Students for 5th Quarter, 2.0

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On Thursday, November 3, Trinity hosted the youth of Blanco Middle School for food, fun and fellowship following the last home football game of 2016. About 12 adults were here to serve and supervise activities for the 40 plus youth that attended. Trinity High School Youth and youth from the Leo Club assisted in monitoring games and setting up tables to get the fellowship hall ready for Sunday.

Our theme for the event was a trip to the Outback. We served “walk-about” tacos. Youth participated in kangaroo ball races, kookaburra egg relay, and a "selfie" booth. Thanks to the adults who helped to supervise the event and also to the congregation for providing a safe, drug-free social event for Blanco youth.

Camp Eagle 2017

Fall Fest gave many of our student campers the opportunity to work for Camp Credit. We had Trinity Tribe Youth willing to work the 4 hours at Fall Fest. I am extremely proud of these students! We also had Silent Auction items donated by those campers & their families to help off-set camper expenses.

Only your deposit holds your spot. If you indicated an interest in the space, but the deposit deadline was not met, the space goes back on the availability list to the first person who pays their deposit.

We have filled the 6 girl spots and 4 boy spots…that means we have room for 2 more boy campers to attend! Contact Tami Bigler (210.789.7166) or Dayna Leggett (830.833.4771) for more information.


Light the Torch - Blanco Middle School

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Light the Torch held Sept. 9th after the Middle School football games. Olympic Theme "Light the Torch" 5th Quarter for Blanco Middle School - Team Run Mats Gold Medalists. . . making us proud.

BHS 5th Quarter Schedule for 2016

Each year the Ministerial Alliance, representing local churches, hosts the 9th-12th Grade High School youth of Blanco after home football games for a meal and fellowship. The schedule of host churches and dates of home BHS games are below:
      Aug. 26  Blanco United Methodist Church
      Sept. 2   St. Ferdinand’s Catholic Church
      Sept. 9   First Baptist Church
      Oct. 14   Blanco Church of Christ (homecoming)
      Nov. 4    New Hope ELCA Lutheran, held at Methodist hall

BMS 5th Quarter, Version 2.0, at Trinity!

Trinity will again offer 5th Quarter 2.0 for youth in 6-8th Grades following all Middle School home football games in 2016! Trinity will host the youth at a tailgate party from 7-9pm at the church’s parking lot. There are 3 home games for the 7th & 8th BMS Football teams (we will not host an event on the week of Homecoming on October 13 as alternate activities fill that week!)

A sturdy crew of 12 adults are needed to cook, staff, monitor and clean up—so please sign up on Sundays or contact Dayna Leggett if you can help. To find out more about this event or to volunteer, call the church office at 830.833.4771.

The BMS Home Game/5th Quarter 2.0 Schedule & Themes at Trinity are listed below:
        Thursday, September 8—“Light the Torch” for Olympic Fun & Games
            **A Sign-up sheet is posted at church for volunteers to sign up to help—we need you!!
        Thursday, September 22—Outback Adventure
        Thursday, November 1—theme not yet chosen

See You At The Pole--Wed., Sept. 28, 2016

You are invited to join the students at any of the three BISD Campuses on Wed., Sept. 28, AT THE FLAGPOLE. Start time will be at 7:15 until 7:45. What can you do? Whether you can attend or not, we will offer devotionals so that you can pray along with others worldwide before, during, and after this event starting Sunday, Sept. 25.

“Never stop praying, especially for others.” ~ Ephesians 6:18a  From that very first year in 1990, See You at the Pole has been about one simple act—prayer. Today, SYATP is still about students humbling themselves, turning to God, and interceding for their generation. There are two opportunities to prioritize prayer with your friends: 

THAT DAY: SEE YOU AT THE POLE day is on Wednesday, September 28, at 7:00 a.m. local time. All around the globe, in every time zone, students will be gathering at their flagpoles, praying for their school, friends, families, churches, and communities. SEE YOU AT THE POLE is a day committed to global unity in Christ and prayer for your generation.

BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS

Blessing of Backpacks

Special prayers on August 21st—From Pre-K to College...Blessing of the Back Packs covered a wide scope of students, parents, and educators. Thirty (30) backpack tags were given away to youth that day!


High School Campers Going To Glorieta, New Mexico

High School Campers Glorieta NM

Do you recognize them now? "Glorieta All-Camp Mud Pit"

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Middle School Camp Eagle 2016 - Video
                                     To view Camp Eagle Video" Click here.



Middle School Campers

TRINITY’S FALL FUNDRAISER—Date Set for Saturday, October 15th!

Funds raised at our annual fundraiser are distributed by the Council of Ministries and in the past have benefited Trinity’s Scholarship Fund, Youth Ministries, and other community benevolences. 

Silent Auction—Members are asked to donate gift certificates or other appropriate items for the Silent Auction. Funds raised by auction items donated by members will be utilized by the Council for scholarships or benevolences.

**YOUTH CAN DONATE ITEMS TO RAISE FUNDS FOR CAMP IN 2017!

For the past two years, youth that wish to off-set their Summer Camp expenses can donate items for the auction, with funds raised used for their 2017 camp fees.

We hope to continue this successful fundraising effort by again asking for silent auction donations from the Youth. Please coordinate your donations for the silent auction with the coordinator for the Silent Auction, so that we know how many items will be donated and that sufficient space is set up for all items to be displayed. You may contact Sheila at her number listed below.

To find out more about how you can volunteer at Trinity’s Annual Fundraiser, contact Coordinator: Tami Bigler (830-885-7166), or the church office (830-833-4771.)