Saturday, April 27, 2024

April 28, 2024

Parents, two reminders...

Bring the family to the PRAY & PLAY night.  Spend time praying with other families and then playing some board games and other games.
For more info, go to

Register your child for VBS.
Also, if you are Child Protection Policy (CPP) approved, consider volunteering for VBS.
Go to

For more about the 1st - 5th grade lesson on Proclaiming Christ, go to the bottom of this page.

This week's supported workers are the Bettigs with TransWorld Radio

Samuel Hears God’s Voice
God wants us to obey Him.
1 Sam. 3:10 – 20
Jer. 42:6

PreK/ K
The Friend in the Den.
Jesus, our Friend, answers our prayers.
Daniel 6:12 – 28
Jer. 33:3

1st  SS
Warm Welcome to Three Friends
God gives us the strength & courage to stand for Him.
Daniel 3
Isaiah 41:10a

2nd-3rd SS
Jesus Accepted Sacrificial Service
Jesus deserves our honor and sacrificial devotion.
Mark 4:1 – 11
Phil 2:9, 10

4th–5th SS
Guard Your Mind
God wants us to meditate on His truth & guard our minds from evil.
Rom 12:1, 2; Phil 4:6-8
Romans 12:2

1st–5th  CC
Proclaiming Christ in Athens & Corinth
God wants us to be concerned about the lost.
Acts 17:16 – 18:22
Eph 2:8 – 10

Along with the passage, we discussed the fact that there are many different methods and ways to share the Gospel, and no matter which one you use, it needs to point to repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ.
You can learn more about what was said about evangelism HERE.

We sang this energy filled version of Nothing But the Blood is 

HERE is a Gospel resource.

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

AWANA Closing 2024

 AWANA Closing Ceremony

It seems appropriate that the AWANA closing ceremony is during Volunteer Appreciation Week.
As we celebrate the work the children in AWANA did, we also need to thank the workers who served throughout the year.

The AWANA theme is part of 2 Timothy 2:15 "Approved Workman Are Never Ashamed."

If you read earlier in that chapter, Paul writes to Timothy, his spiritual son, "You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus." (2:1)
Paul goes on to charge Timothy with sharing this teaching with men who will teach others.

We are thankful for faithful teachers who have shared the truth of God's word with the children this year.

We have three other opportunities to help you and your family grow in God's word.

NEXT WEEK, on May 1st, a PRAY & PLAY time.  You can find out more about this night HERE

June 17 - 20 is our Vaction Bible School.  To register, go HERE

In July, Every Sunday morning we will have a combined Sunday School for parents and kids 2 years - 5th grade.  If you don't have a church home plan to join us.  More info coming soon.

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Thank You!!

The church - Trinity Baptist Church and so many other churches - is blessed with so many volunteers.

If you look at our church calendar and the lives of the people, they are filled with so many volunteers.

  • Those who faithfully share God's Word and serve families with teens & kids through AWANA, VBS, youth group, Sunday School, children's church, childcare, and many other ways.
  • Those who come out to help on spring and fall workdays.
  • Those who serve other adults by providing rides to appointments, teaching classes, and sharing a coffee or meal with someone.
Two ways we can bless those who serve are to show appreciation and to pray.

Show your appreciation by saying thanks through spoken words and written words.

Show your appreciation through prayer. Pray for those who serve. Pray that God will help them serve the church well for God's honor and glory. Pray that God will provide the strength, wisdom, and patience to serve the church. 
Part of next week's (May 1st) family prayer time will include praying for those who serve at Trinity Baptist Church.
"And do not neglect to do good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is pleased." (Hebrews 13:16)
As we thank and pray for Trinity's volunteers, we must remember that the work one does for God's glory in the church is so much more than doing work without getting paid. 

So much volunteering is disciple-making - growing in your relationship with God and desiring to help others succeed.  It is investing what God has given to him into the lives of others.

A disciple-maker in the nursery understands…
They are helping moms and dads grow by allowing parents to attend classes and sermons.
They are helping babies develop a love for the church by providing a consistent, caring environment.

A disciple-maker in the 2-year-old through kindergarten classes understands…
They are doing so much more than wiping noses and passing out snacks.
They are showing the love of Jesus through their caring actions and creative sharing of Bible stories. 

A disciple-maker in the 1st through 5th-grade classes understands…
They are not merely keeping kids busy while the parents are in church.
They show the kids genuine worship as they sit in the auditorium and praise our amazing Savior.
They show the love of Jesus by taking time to teach, talk to, and listen to the kids.

A disciple-maker who is greeting on Sunday morning understands…
They are not just greeting people at the door.
They are helping others prepare for our Sunday morning gathering time.
They welcome those who desperately need Jesus to a service proclaiming Him in singing, preaching, and conversation.

A disciple-maker in a small group leadership role understands…
They are not running a group meeting.
They are showing sincere love by being used by God to love people more.
They show God-focused trust by praying for their and the group’s concerns.

Serving in any ministry at church is more than volunteering time.
It is glorifying God by helping others.
It is about growing in Christ and investing in the spiritual growth of others.
"Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue but in deed and truth." (1 John 3:18)

Sunday, April 21, 2024

April 21, 2024

VBS Sign Ups -



Hannah Visits Samuel
God blessed Samuel for serving Him
1 Sam 2:18 – 26
Joshua 24:15

PreK/ K

The Friend in Heaven
Jesus, our Friend, hears our prayers.
Daniel 6:1 -11
Prov 15:29

1st  SS

The End of a Kingdom
God’s Word is for our good and God’s glory.
2 Chron 34:1 – 36:21
Isaiah 40:8

2nd-3rd SS

Jesus Offered Himself
Jesus offers us true peace.
Mt 31:1-13; Lk 19:39-44
Luke 19:38

4th–5th SS

Serve With Joy
God blesses us with joy as we surrender to Him.
Phil 2:14-18
Phil 2:17

1st–5th  CC

Two Uproars
God gives us the opportunity to change the world by sharing the Gospel.
Acts 17:1 – 15
Eph. 2:8 – 10

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Family Prayer Time

Family Prayer Time on May 1 from 6:45 - 8:00
for our church family and friends.
The youth have their first week of the summer series "Seriously."

AWANA is finished up.
The youth group's summer series starts May 1st.
The school year is winding down.
Our Combined Summer Bible Class starts in June.
Vacation Bible School is coming soon.

So with all this busy-ness, what is the best thing to do?
PRAY! - 6:45 to 7:30ish in the auditorium

This family prayer time will include 
a short family devotional
a prayer scavenger hunt for kids and families
some resources for you to use in family worship for the end of the school year and throughout the summer.

As we gear up for the the busy-ness another thing we can do is take some time to 
PLAY - 7:30ish to 7:55 

Bring a favorite game to play with others.   There will be some games here.
Remember this is a parent supervised time upstairs.  

At the end of our time together, decide to PRAY & PLAY as a family and church.

Saturday, April 13, 2024

April 14, 2024

This Week's Supported Workers is the Harmon family at UNC Wilmington.


Samuel Helps Eli
God is pleased when children serve Him.
1 Sam 1:24 – 2:11
Joshua 24:15

PreK/ K

The Friend in the Fire
Jesus, our Friend, is with us all the time.
Daniel 3
Psalm 56:3

1st  SS

Victory in Sight
God teaches us to walk by faith.
2 Kings 6:8 – 7:20
2 Cor. 5:7

2nd-3rd SS

Jesus Condemns Hypocrisy
Jesus has power over sin’s effects on our bodies.
Mt 8:1-4; Jn 9:1-7, 3:1-6
Matt 15:8

4th–5th SS

Talk to the Commander
God hears and answers our requests for strength/provision
Mt 8:1-4; Jn 9:1-7;34- 41
1 Peter 2:24

1st–5th  CC

Imprisonment & Release in Philippi
God is worthy of our praise no matter our circumstances.
Acts 16:16 – 40
Eph. 2:8-10

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

April 7, 2024

This week's supported workerss are the McMasters.

Mary Sees Jesus
Jesus talked to people after His resurrection.
John 20:1, 2, 11 – 18
Matt. 28:6

PreK/ K
The Friend in Captivity
Jesus, our Friend, helps us obey even when it's hard
Daniel 1
Acts 5:29

1st  SS
New Freedom & New Life
God is the provider of needs and giver of life.
2 Kings 4:1 - 37
Ps 145:15,16

2nd-3rd SS
Jesus Condemns Hypocrisy
Jesus’ true followers worship Him from their hearts.
Mark 2:13-17; 3:1-6
Matt 15:8

4th–5th SS
Praise the Commander
God always deserves our sincere worship and praise
Acts 16:6 – 40
Acts 16:25

1st–5th  CC
Clarifying & Sharing the Gospel
God provides opportunities to witness
Acts 15:1 – 16:15
Eph. 2:8 – 10