Lenten Taizé Prayer Service: A Taize service, a meditative time of sung prayer, silence, Holy Communion, and candle lighting will be offered during Lent on Thurs., Mar. 23, 2023, at 7 p.m.
Maundy Thursday: Commemorate the Last Supper and Christ’s crucifixion during a service of Holy Communion, preaching, and Tenebrae held on the Thursday before Easter, accompanied by the Chancel Choir.
Easter: We celebrate Palm Sunday and Easter services with magnificent organ music and brass instruments, accompanied by the Chancel Choir. An Easter egg hunt on the east lawn follows the service.
Spring Music Sunday: An ensemble of instrumentalists joins the Chancel Choir in presenting a major choral work during Sunday morning worship at 10:30 a.m.
Ice Cream Social: This fun July tradition brings neighbors together in community to share free ice cream and desserts, and enjoy live jazz musicians and entertainment for children.
Family Movie on the Lawn: Each summer, families gather to enjoy a showing of a family feature film on the church lawn, complete with popcorn and treats.
Pumpkin Patch: Trinity’s annual fundraiser, Pumpkin Patch, raises funds for a wide variety of charities sponsored by the church, while also providing a wonderful fall outing for families, where they can photograph their children among thousands of beautiful fresh pumpkins while selecting fall decor for their home.
Trunk or Treat: Hosted by church members, this safe Halloween experience for families allows children to play games and trick-or-treat from the decorated trunks of church members’ cars in Trinity Wilmette’s parking lot across the street from the church.
Consecration Sunday: Each November, a grateful congregation gathers together for a celebratory dinner after church to honor the generosity of annual pledge donors whose gifts sustain church activities throughout the year.
Advent Music Sunday: The Chancel Choir is joined by an ensemble of instrumentalists to present a major choral work as part of Sunday morning worship at 10:30 am.
Trombone Concert: Charlie Vernon, a trombonist in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and member of Trinity Wilmette, together with twenty or more of his closest trombone-playing friends, lead the congregation in carol singing and entertainment with seasonal favorites, all conducted by Charlie’s wife, Alison Vernon.
Live Nativity: In December, live animals, including a camel, donkey, and sheep, accompany an intergenerational cast in the Sanctuary to tell the Christmas story and sing Christmas carols to bring the message of Christ’s birth to life for all ages.
Christmas Eve: Two candlelight services on Christmas Eve celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. The 5:00 p.m. service features our Lightshine Youth Choir, and the 7:30 p.m. service features the Chancel Choir.
Home Alone Movie Night: During Christmas Break, children and parents can gather in the Social Hall to enjoy an annual showing of the Christmas classic movie, Home Alone, which features Trinity Church in two scenes. Lemonade, treats and popcorn are served.
Overview of 2023 Highlights
Britten’s “A Ceremony of Carols” (Dec. 10 at 10:30 a.m.)
Live Nativity (Dec. 17 @ 4:00 p.m.)
Trombone Concert (Dec. 18 @ 7:30 p.m.)
Callipygian Christmas (Dec. 22 at 7:30 p.m.)
Christmas Eve Worship (Dec. 24 at 5:00 and 7:30 p.m.)
Home Alone Movie Night (Jan. 3 at 5:30 p.m.)
Talent Show and Potluck
Ash Wednesday Feb. 22
Taizé Prayer Services (Thurs., Mar. 23 at 7:00 p.m.)
Palm Sunday April 2
Special Music Sunday: “Faure’s Requiem” April 2 at 10:30 a.m.
Maundy Thursday April 6
Easter Worship April 9 (8:30 and 10:30 a.m.)
Easter Fest with Egg Hunt April 9 at 11:30 a.m.
Movie Sermon Series in June
LGBT Pride Celebration
Community Ice Cream Social July 13 at 6:30 -8:30 p.m.
Movie Night on the Lawn in August
Pet Belssing on Sun., Aug. 27 at 1:00 p.m.
Creation Sermon Series – “Superorganisms: Living for the Common Good”
Choirs resume on Sun., Sept. 10
Blessing of Backpacks
Bibles for Middle School students
Pumpkin Patch Mission Fundraiser (October)
Trunk or Treat – Sun., Oct. 29
Annual Stewardship Campaign