Tuesday Word
March 17, 2015

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Worship: Sundays @ 8:15 am, 9:40 am, 11:00 am | Wednesdays @ 6:35 pm | Fridays @ 7:00 pm
Dear Friends,

I hope you're planning to come to our very special Passover/Seder meal on Maundy Thursday, April 2 at 7:00 pm.  Here's the menu: Chicken, roasted potatoes, glazed carrots, and spinach salad. Baklava for dessert.  I'm strongly encouraging as many of you as possible to attend - especially families, as this will be one of those meals and services you will be able to share together in your home for many years to come, and in so doing, retell the "old, old story" in a way your children will remember in a most impactful way.  You can purchase tickets at the reception desk.

I am always so touched when I read the Easter Lily Dedications each year; such love expressed for family and friends.  Be sure to make your Dedication here.  Cost of each Lily is $14.

Our thanks to Ed Poppell and Brian Myers for sharing with our congregation this past Sunday very important information about our church finances; here's the summary:
1.  We set our budget assuming many of us would transfer some of our mortgage money to local missions here in Gainesville, because so many indicated a passion for doing more local missions.
2.  That didn't happen to the degree we hoped, resulting in a $200,000 shortfall.
3.  We still believe Trinity wants to do more with local missions, so
4.  We're going to come back to you - a letter should arrive this week - asking you to prayerfully consider making an increase in your giving this year.  Please consider this, so that Trinity can make an even greater difference here in the community we love so deeply.  Faith Mission (on NE 15th Street) is one key part of this local initiative (try to make one of the upcoming visits to Faith this Thursday, March 19, or next Tuesday, March 31 at 3:00 - 4:30) God has much more for us to do.

We are going to have another Trinity tour this Sunday at 11:00 am if you missed it this past Sunday.

This Sunday, we walk with Jesus even more closely to the "events that changed the world."  Pray for me, please, as I prepare to preach; we are indeed entering holy ground. 

God Bless,

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Worship This Week
Wednesday: Rev. Aaron Rousseau
Friday: Rev. Cliff Patrick
Sunday: Dr. Dan Johnson 
19 | Spiritual Gifts Class II, 6:30, 211
20 | Parent's Night Out, Register by 3/18
22 | Coffee with the Pastors, 11am, Register
22 | Trinity Tour, 11:00 am

A Word from Rev. Esther
This Wednesday at the 6:35 service in the chapel, we will be looking at when Jesus was turned over to the officials-Condemned by the Riteous. Coffee Talk for young adults meets after the service. Also this week, the spiritual gifts study begins on Thursday, click here to sign up or for more information. Lenten Blessings to you!

A Word from Rev. Aaron
Friends, I look forward to worshiping with you at the 6:35 tomorrow night and sharing together in the story of Jesus, Barabbas, and Pilate. Here are just three reminders for you:
1. Hope to see you at Zaxby's tonight to support Sonlight. 10% of Zaxby's sales from 5-8pm will be donated to Sonlight's summer tour.
2. I am really looking forward to us sharing the Passover meal together on Thursday April 2nd at 6pm. We've sold quite a few tickets already so if you haven't already reserved your family's table, please be sure to get your tickets at the reception desk.
3. We are still accepting resumes/applications for a part-time receptionist. We will also soon be posting for a new Facilities Manager. Please help us get the word out, resumes can be e-mailed to TUMC-jobs@trinitygnv.org.
  •  This week's Mission box is for Engineers Without Borders.  Founded in 2005, The University of Florida Gainesville Chapter of EWB-USA works alongside a team of experienced faculty mentors and professional engineers to tackle the needs of communities all around the world. Our own Trace Rohlwing is part of a team going to Aripalca, Bolivia with the Engineers Without Borders team at UF. The team will be working on an irrigation water supply project for a community.  Let's see Trinity make a difference in the lives of the people of Aripalca, Bolivia.
  • Jamaica Mission Trip: Are you still looking for something to do this summer? What about something that will allow you to make a difference in someone's life. This summer we have a trip to Jamaica with CSI Ministries. The dates are June 27th - July 4th. To learn more about this opportunity and others check out our Missions Page on the Trinity Website to sign up or contact Ted Grueser at tgrueser@trinitygnv.org
  • The Coalition of Immokalee Workers is gearing up for its major mobilization of the year, and it's shaping up to be an unmissable moment: The Parade & Concert for Fair Food in St. Petersburg on March 21! Spring Cleaning?
  • Preparing for the yard sale on April 11? Please remember that the HONOR center can always use adult size bicycles, tires & helmets (contact Diann@piercepages.com), music stands, instruction books, keyboards with 60 key minimum (contact frets4vets@gmail.com) and table or standing fans for the residents rooms in our old building where the uneven air conditioning doesn't cool sufficiently in summer (Contact Nan Gordon) or call 225.3851.
Faith Mission


Faith Mission is located at 3701 NE 15th Street.  What is Faith Mission about?  It's about collaboration - churches, neighborhood, and organizations working with one another to intentionally have a greater impact on the well-being of our community together than we can separately.  It's about kinship - working with, not doing for, the neighborhood to build a more thriving community.  And it's about grace - participating in God's Kingdom where all are transformed.

This week at Faith Mission:
* The Faith Mission Leadership Team, with members from the neighborhood, Mt. Pleasant, and Trinity, will be meeting Tuesday on both long term vision and objectives for 2015.  Please keep this team in your prayers.

* SNAP, an evidence-based, early intervention, program for elementary age children and their parents, is conducted Tuesdays 6:00p - 7:30p. The Kids Count after school program for K-3rd graders is in operation Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:45 - 5:45p, and Fridays, 1:30 - 4:30p.

* Would you like to visit Faith Mission?  You are very welcome to come by this Thursday, March 19, from 3:00p to 4:30p and see the property, the facilities and renovations in progress, and the Kids Count program in action!  There will be people on hand who will be glad to show you around.  We will be doing this again on Tuesday, March 31.   The property is at 3701 NE 15th St, near the corner of 15th St and NE 39th Ave; look for the Faith Mission sign on the east side of the street.
Youth Ministry
  • Spring break is less than a week away! We have an awesome lineup of service opportunities lined up for the first half of the week, and then we'll take off for New Smyrna Beach Thursday-Sunday. Check out the details here and print out your form. We can't wait!
  • We had our first ASP/SIFAT meetings on Sunday. If you missed the ASP or SIFAT meeting and plan on going, print out your forms here and get them to us ASAP. Spaces are filling up quick but there are still some open!
Children's Ministry
  • Send your "Lucky Charms" to our next Parent's Night Out on Friday, March 20th, from 5:30-8:30!  Our "themed" Parent's Night Out will be a fabulous night of dinner and St. Patty's activities for all ages, 12 months through 5th grade!  Cost is $12 per child with a $30 cap per family.  Please register by TOMORROW, March 18th.
  • Sit Together Sunday, March 22nd, 9:40 & 11:00:  Elementary Children will be joining their family for worship in the Worship Center.  We will offer Sunday School and childcare for our preschoolers (Pre-K and younger).
  • The Children's Ministries Office and Stepping Stones will be closed the week of March 23rd  (Alachua County's Spring Break).  There will be NO CHEERS on Wednesday, March 25th.  CHEERS will resume on Wednesday, April 1st.
  • Mark your calendar for our Easter Celebration on Easter Sunday, April 5th, at 9:40!  Join us at 9:40 for our wonderful children's Sunday School program, followed by refreshments, singing under the oaks and our family egg hunt! Don't forget your Easter basket!  (Note: There will be no Children's Sunday School at 11:00.)
  • SAVE the date:  May 3rd is Children's Sunday!  Our Trinity children will be leading the 9:40 worship service so we need all of our children's beautiful voices! Parents, please plan to be in town on May 3rd.
  • Register your child for Summer Time Fun and/or CrossTrainers! For more registration and details, visit our webpage.
Sonlight Youth Choir & Band
  • Sonlight would like to extend an invitation to all 7-12th graders who love to sing and experience worship through song! We rehearse on Sundays from 3:45pm-5:30pm. Please come check us out!
  • Upcoming Fundraisers
    • Zaxby's night on Tuesday, March 17th from 5-8pm
    • Palm Sunday crosses for $1 - these will also be sold in the bookstore
  • We are still looking for a few more volunteer refs for Upward Football and Cheerleading. If you're interested in giving a few hours a week to help out with a great sports ministry, contact Ben.
  • Sports Ministry is looking for a new intern! If you are interested, contact Ben for more information and how to apply.
Adult Ministry
  • Wednesday Night Dinners - come join us for FOOD, FUN, and FELLOWSHIP! Tomorrow's menu: Spring Vegetable Soup, Mini Ham and Cheese Quiche, Mixed Greens Salad & Breadsticks. This week's dinner supports the Sonlight Bake Sale.Dinner is served 5:30 - 6:30; dining is open until 7 pm. Adult $5; Child $2 (0-5 eat free); $15 Family Cap.
  • Wondering how you can serve and connect? God wants us to find joy and fulfillment when we serve.  Join us for a three week journey of self-discovery as we learn more about how the Body of Christ is intended to function, and what that means to each person, through assessing individual spiritual gifts, talents and abilities, resources, individual style, dreams and experiences. March 12, 19, and 26, 6:30-8:30 in room 211. Register Now! 
  • The Marriage Course: Volunteers needed tonight 3/17 in Youth Bldg., 3/31 & 4/7 for help with set-up & décor, assist in kitchen, serve meals/dessert, clean-up, & especially to assist Child Care Staff (expecting 34 couples & 42 children to feed & care for tonight).  Also interested in fresh spring flowers if you have azalea, camellias, or other flowers in bloom to share. Contact Sharon & Earl McDow (371-4092.)
  • The Life Changing Gathering Bible Study has resumed at 6:00 pm in E225. They are studying "EMOTIONS: Confront the lies. Conquer the truth." by Charles F. Stanley.
Caring & Support
  • Healing Touch Cancer Support meets on Thursday, March 19th at 5:30 in the O.Dean Martin Prayer Room off the Atrium. We welcome Deborah Morrison from UF who will be introducing us to a new Therapeutic Horticulture program for cancer patients and survivors at UF's Wilmot Gardens. You don't want to miss this opportunity! Call Marcey at 331-2960 or Margie at 386-462-9592.
  • If you know someone--perhaps a friend, neighbor, coworker, or relative--who is going through a difficult time, there's a wonderful way you can help them receive the care and support they need.   Tell them about Stephen Ministry!  Our Stephen Ministers have received 50 hours of training to provide high-quality, confidential, one-to-one, Christian care to hurting people.  It's free, and it's a powerful way you can help a hurting friend.  To learn how to connect someone you know with a Stephen Minister, talk with one of our Stephen Ministry Leaders: Kay Walker-336-2006 or Fred Korzec-219-5652. Our Stephen Ministers are there to care!
  • Caregiver Support Group: Meet every Monday from 7 pm-8:30pm (E225). Contact: Mary Steinwandt (214.662.4869).
General Announcements
  • Are you interested in joining Trinity UMC? If you are looking for a church home and want to learn more about the vision, mission and ministries of Trinity, we invite you to attend one of our upcoming Coffee with the Pastors. It is a casual gathering in which you'll learn more about the United Methodist Church, who we are at Trinity and what is expected of members. The class is designed for visitors and gives you the opportunity to meet our ministers and learn about the many ways to become involved in our church family.  The next Coffee with the Pastors is Sunday, March 22 at 11:00am in room 209. Register HERE for Coffee with the Pastors or e-mail Carmen Nelson. We would love to meet you and to welcome you into the membership of our church!
  • Expanding Your Horizons through the United Methodist Women's Reading Program, UMW General Meeting, Tuesday, March 24th, Room 232.  Social time is at 9:30 with the program starting at 10:00 am.  Joan Drost and Terry Baxter have prepared an exciting program featuring our own UMW Members sharing their experiences with the UMW Reading program.  Everyone is welcome!
  • The Trinity Bookstore will be closed next week during Spring Break.  If you would like to place a book order or visit the bookstore on a different day, please contact Kim at 416-3074.
  • Family Promise of Gainesville is seeking applications for the position of Executive Director for Family Promise of Gainesville. This is full-time position with an anticipated start date on April 6, 2015. Click here to view the full job description. Please send your cover letter, resume and 3 professional references here.  
  • Gainesville Fine Arts Association Winter Member Show: This beautiful show of almost 100 pieces is on display now on the second floor of the Education Building but only until March 23rd.The juried show features over 30 of Gainesville's most talented artists. Don't miss it.
  • Pennies for Promise - Help change people's lives One Penny at a Time! Stop by the Trinity Bookstore today and donate your pennies!  All donations will go towards Missions.
  • Trinity member, Reeves Byrd, will teach the AARP Smart Driver Course in a one day session convenient for Trinity United Methodist Church members in the Education Building Room 222 on Thursday, April 9th. This classroom refresher for motorists age 50 and older is offered for a modest fee and you do not have to be an AARP member to register for the class. For course registration call Mrs. Lynda LeGrow at (352) 333-3036.

Bible Studies
  • Women Growing in Faith, Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30, E232
  • Tuesday Morning Moms, Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30, E203
  • Bible Study with Rev. Cliff Patrick, Tuesdays 7 pm, E207
  • Men's Prayer and Bible Study, Wednesdays, 7 am, E232
  • Wednesday Morning Pastor's Bible Study, Wednesdays, 9:15, Chapel
  • Exploring Jesus' Teachings, Thursdays, 10:30, E226
  • Life Changing Gathering with Rev. Marvin Celso, Wednesdays, 6:00pm, E225
  • Weekly Prayer Group, Thursdays, 7pm, Chapel   
  • Dan Johnson's Daily Scripture Email is available upon request
Family Matters

Happy 93rd Birthday to Judy Zimmerman on the 17th, Glenn Westerheim turns 94 on the 18th and Hazel Wendelburg turns 99 also on the 18th.

Christian Love & Sympathy is extended to Marguerite Larkin on the March 3 passing of her husband Wayne Larkin, to Betty Evans on the March 5 passing of her brother James Smith Jr. and also to Kevin & Andrew Connor on the March 8 passing of their mother Kathy Gamble.

If you are celebrating your 80th, 90th or 90+ birthday and would like it announced in the Tuesday Word and/or the bulletin, contact Kelly Ping
Altar Flowers

The Altar Flowers for March 22 are to the Glory of God. If you would like to place flowers on the Altar in honor or in memory of a loved one please contact Tammy.
Trinity United Methodist Church
4000 NW 53rd Ave | Gainesville, FL 32653
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm | Friday, 8:30 am - 1:30 pm