From:                              Trinity Christian College Alumni Office [] on behalf of Trinity Christian College Alumni Office []

Sent:                               Wednesday, November 25, 2009 3:36 PM

To:                                   Alumni

Subject:                          Trinity Christian College Alumni Newsletter


November 25, 2009



"Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men, for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things....Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He brought them out of darkness and the deepest gloom and broke away their chains."
-Psalm 107:8-9, 13-14 (NIV)

Throughout the busyness of the Thanksgiving holiday, its easy to never take a minute to stop and remember what you are thankful for. More importantly, its easy to forget to relay those thanks to God. Whether this year has been pretty good, pretty average, or full of darkness and chains, it is my prayer that you have felt the Lord's unfailing love through good times and bad. Be sure to take a few minutes and share your thanks with others. Have a blessed and safe weekend!

Travis Bandstra
Director of Alumni Relations

Alumni Theatre Recruiting for Next Year
After a successful, first-ever performance this past summer the alumni theatre group encourages and invites any interested alumni to join. There are spots available for actors, stage designers, stage crew, costumes, props, technical crew, publicity, and even directing! Stay tuned for details about next summer's show. Auditions will be in the spring. If the theatre's your thing, contact Mary Freeman '07 at to get involved.

Alumni Submissions Needed - Deadline Dec. 4th
Trinity's literary arts journal, Openings, is being compiled and submissions are open to alumni.  Submissions may be works of poetry, prose, musical composition, essays, photographs, and everything in-between.  Any genre of writing is welcome, as is any medium of art, as long as it is a photograph of the piece.  Written submissions are normally limited to 1000 words.  

Submissions can be sent via email to by December 4th, 2009.  For more information or to answer any questions, contact Natalia via email.   


Vander Woude Named Lincoln Laureate 
Jon Vander Woude '10 of Cutler Bay, FA was named Trinity's Lincoln Academy Student Laureate for 2009, Trinity's highest award.


Sisters in Unity: Worship Through Dance
Sisters in Unity presented their annual dance show in the Ozinga Chapel on November 11th providing a unique worship experience.

  Sex and Marriage
Dec. 2

Dr. Mark Regnerus '93, author and leading researcher on religion and
teenage sexuality, will present "What Trinity Taught Me About Sex and Marriage" at 7 p.m. on Dec 2. in the Vermeer Fireside Room on campus. For more information, visit our website .

Around The
Christmas Tree
Dec. 2

The Trinity Jazz Band presents the free event Jazzin' Around the Christmas Tree on Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Come enjoy an evening of Christmas favorites featuring Jazz student soloists around the poinsettia tree in the Grand Lobby of the Ozinga Chapel.

Dec. 5

The annual Christmas celebration is back! Join us for a time of
worship, musical performances, and congregational singing.
Tickets are $11 general admission and $6 for students.
To purchase tickets online, visit our website .
For more information, contact 708.597.3000   

  Christmas at the BBC
Dec. 5

The Bootsma Bookstore Cafe at Trinity is hosting a day of Christmas fun on Saturday, December 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Decorate cookies, sip chai, a latte, or hot chocolate and enjoy a luncheon special of chicken dumpling soup. Free gift wrapping is available at the bookstore and donations of hats, mittens, coats will be taken for Harvey House.

  Chamber Music Recital
Dec. 8

The Trinity music department invites you to the Winter Chamber Music Recital on December 8 in the Van Namen Recital Hall (Ozinga Chapel) at 7:30 p.m. Featured will be the flute, string, and wood ensembles. This event if free and open to the public. 

Europe Trip
This Summer

Celebrate the Passion Play in Oberammergau (once every 10 years) on Sunday, July 11! Join former Trinity President Ken Bootsma on this 11-day 20-member Witte Tour, leaving Chicago July 5. You'll visit Genera, Salzburg, Lucerne, Vienna, and leave Paris July 16.
Call soon: 765-463-6543 or write to .

Women's Soccer Advances to NAIA Tournament
The Trolls try to avenge last year's tournament loss against Lee University
in the second round of the NAIA National Championships in Decatur, AL.
The game is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 30 at 7:00 p.m.

Women's Soccer Wins CCAC Championship
The women's soccer team topped off their regular season title with a
conference tournament title in a shootout victory over Robert Morris.

Warner Competes in Cross Country Championship
All-American sophomore runner Austin Warner represented Trinity at the
53rd annual Men's Cross-Country Championships in Vancouver, WA.

Bruinsma Named Player of the Week  
Senior guard Will Bruinsma earned CCAC and NCCAA Player of the Week
honors for his play in the Mitchell Memorial Classic at Trinity.    


For information on job opportunities at Trinity Christian College, visit our website  


Contact: Trinity Christian College Alumni, 6601 W College Dr, Palos Heights, IL 60463

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