Trinity Blog

Pastor's Blog

Hello! I am Jane Graner and Welcome to my blog! I pray that in these articles, you will experience the love and peace and joy that comes from following Jesus! I would love to connect with you. Feel free to email me at pastor@tumcd.org.

  • Prayer Is an Art; Art Is Prayer

    On Sunday our choir director Wesley McCall will deliver our message on the 150th psalm. This psalm is a celebration of music as praise. In this psalm we are encouraged to utilize every musical instrument at our disposal to offer up praise. Indeed everything that breathes should praise the Lord! Music, as well as other arts, can be a source ... Read More

  • Protocol of Reconciliation and Grace Through Separation

    As you have no doubt heard by now, on Friday January 3, a group of United Methodist leaders from across the theological spectrum released a document entitled the “Protocol of Reconciliation and Grace Through Separation.” In the document these leaders agreed to a plan of separation that would allow the conservative Traditionalist wing (and possibly a far-left Liberationist wing) of ... Read More

  • Special Music & Preaching

    December 29 & January 5 We will have very special worship services for December 29 & January 5 featuring talented guest musicians and exciting preaching! Both Sundays will have special anthems by our own Chancel Choir, as well as the music of flute, cello, guitar, and a guest quartet of sacred singers. Our own Wesley McCall will inhabit the role ... Read More

  • Seeing God More Clearly

    Last year I decided to buy some binoculars in order to better observe the ducks who live near my house. When they came I immediately took them out in my backyard and was blown away by the quality of the optics. Just using them in my backyard and around my neighborhood, I saw details I had never noticed before. For ... Read More

  • Good Grieving

    If you’re like me, while Advent and Christmas can be a special time of year, you have trouble with recurring sadness. Anyone who has ever suffered a major loss can find themselves feeling blue, down, or depressed during the holidays. With age, our losses only accumulate. Here’s how to take care of yourself during this time: 1) Get enough sleep, ... Read More

  • What is Advent?

    The word “Advent” is taken from the Latin word adventus, which means “coming.” The season of Advent is the first season of the Christian liturgical year and covers the four Sundays prior to Christmas. It begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas and lasts until sundown on December 24, Christmas Eve, after which the formal season of Christmas begins. In Advent ... Read More

  • $10 Blessing Challenge

    How is your $10 blessing challenge going? Last Sunday every individual in attendance was given a $10 bill and instructed to use the money to bless someone in the coming week. Then each person was encouraged to come back this coming Sunday and share the story of how they blessed others with the gift they had been given. I hope ... Read More

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