Tuesday Word
April 14, 2015

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This past Sunday, Rev. Aaron introduced our congregation to an amazing gift; one that you will absolutely use, enjoy and appreciate!  I've asked him to explain it to all of you in our Tuesday Word today.  Here's Aaron:

The pastors and staff at Trinity share an enormous desire to help resource you as you seek to become individually the disciples God has created and is calling you to be and together become the church God needs us to be. So we've decided to make an investment in our discipleship and offer you a gift for a subscription to RightNow Media.


RightNow Media can best be described as a "Christian Netflix." They offer more than 10,000 video titles from a full library for children that include Veggie Tales and other popular faith-based cartoons, to a library of channels featuring Bible studies for small groups, youth, college and singles, men, women, marriage, parenting, Christian living, work, and all kinds of other amazing resources. We have partnered with RightNow Media to give all of you at Trinity free access to their complete digital library. Like Netflix, there is an app you can use to access RightNow on your smartphones or tablets or you can stream it on your computers or to your TV using streaming devices like Apple TV or Roku.


Here's how it works, we sent an invitation to all the email addresses we have in our MyTrinity database that has all you need to establish your own subscription to RightNow Media. So, if you are a member or have had an affiliation with Trinity and we have record of you, you should have gotten the email. If you didn't get the email, well, then that means we either don't have the right email address or we simply don't have one at all. If you didn't get the email and would like an invitation, please email Kelly or myself and we'll get one sent to you - be sure to check your spam folders first!


So why are we doing this? Two reasons. One, your generosity has helped our church to accomplish so much - from eliminating our mortgage to building the accessible playground to beginning construction on our new welcome center to helping us carry out our ministries here at home on this amazing campus as well as missions around the world - we wanted to give a little something back. The second reason, and this is the most important, we know how hectic life can be - we wanted to give you a tool for growing in your faith that is available to you 24/7 to use at your convenience.


Grace and peace be with you,

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Worship This Week
Wednesday: Rev. Esther Rodríguez
Friday: Rev. Cliff Patrick
Sunday: Sonlight Sunday  
19 | Sonlight Sunday
19 |
"Conversation" with Terry Anderson, 5pm, 232
21 | Financial Peace University begins, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, register
21 | Sonlight Spirit Night at Sonny's on 39th, 5-9pm, flyer
26 | Jamaica Mission Trip Meeting, 220, following 11:00 service

A Word from Rev. Esther
This Wednesday the 6:35 service in the chapel begins a 6 week series on 'The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith.' The series is based on the parable of the prodigal son-- one that has influenced me greatly. I hope you'll join us!

A Word from Rev. Aaron
If you missed the first session of the 5 Marks of a Methodist book study, you are still welcome to join us. We meet the next 4 Wednesday nights at 6:30 and would love to have you.

You are also invited to join us in the Chapel at 11:30 am tomorrow (Wednesday). The pastors from our sister churches in Gainesville are gathering at a different church each week to pray for that church. This week is to pray for Trinity, so we would love to see as many from our congregation as possible to come and pray with us for our church.
  • This week, our Mission Box will support Sonlight Youth Choir and Band. There is not another choir like Sonlight anywhere in our country! These youth are excited about their opportunity to spread God's love through their music and its message. Please give generously to show your support for this ministry.
  • Jamaica Mission Trip Meeting: 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 join us Sunday, April 26th following the 11 service in the Missions office E220.
  • Power Ministries Handi-Camp is an organization to let physically challenged kids and mentally challenged kids come for three days in the summer in several states for fellowship and worship with the Lord.  They are in need of Bibles (translations: Good News, New Century, Living, New English, Today's Modern English, and NIV).  If you would like to donate, please drop off your items at the Trinity Bookstore.  Contact Kim (416.3074) for more information.
Faith Mission


Faith Mission is located at 3701 NE 15th Street.  The Leadership Team, with members from the neighborhood, Mt. Pleasant, and Trinity, will be meeting tonight (Tuesday) on our objectives and work plan for the coming months.  Please keep the Leadership Team in your prayers.


This week at Faith Mission:
  • Meetings will continue with community members and social service providers as we work to develop a better understanding of both the strengths and needs of the neighborhood.  Last week Sabrina Williams of the Library Partnership, John Barli of Catholic Charities, and Rev. Karl Anderson of Upper Room Church of God shared insightful information for us.
  • The Faith Mission Hospitality Team is working on a special way to say "Thank You!" to Rawlings Elementary teachers and staff for Teacher Appreciation Week coming up in May.
  • Do you like working with numbers?  Researching data?  Organizing information?  In addition to visiting with residents and meetings with area leaders, churches, and social service providers, Faith Mission will be learning about the needs of the neighborhood through data.  There are a variety of sources of information, and we are looking for a volunteer to serve Faith Mission through data research and organization.  If you are interested in this important way to help us understand where Faith Mission can make the greatest impact, please contact Ward (416-3050).
  • Additional volunteers are needed!  The Kids Count after school program for K-3rd graders is in operation at Faith Mission on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:45 - 5:45p, and Fridays, 1:30 - 4:30p.  Kids Count has very helpful UF students who volunteer, but they will be completing their semester in a few weeks.  Additional volunteers are needed to help in this whole-child oriented program!  Please email Bill Hutchinson (372-0038) if you are interested in learning more about this great way to serve.
Youth Ministry
  • This Sunday is Sloppy Sunday! 5:30 - 8:30 PM at the Youth Building. Bring $8 and invite your friends, and get ready for the sloppiest event of the year!
  • We still have spaces available for our summer mission trips! High schoolers can check out ASP forms here, and middle schoolers can find SIFAT forms here.
  • Our summer calendar is published! Check out the Trinity Yoots website to see what we're going to be up to this summer.
Children's Ministry
  • 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.
  • VBS: Be Moved! June 8-12, 9-12:00:  Experience God's unstoppable love and discover how to fuel up and move in and through life with God. Register now to be a part of this awesome week! We also need VOLUNTEERS!  Sign up on the bulletin board outside the CMT Office (rm. 108) or email Machelle if you are interested in volunteering during the week.

  • Can't be a VBS volunteer?  Help us with VBS supplies!  Visit our "needs" board outside our office, room 108, and choose an item or 2 to donate! 
  • Girls currently in 1st - 5th grade join us this summer for the Trinity Dance Camp.  The camp will run from July 27-31st from 9am - 1pm.  For more information or to register please contact Susan Kovi (416.3017).  Registration will begin on April 1st.  Spaces are limited.   
  • Register your child for Summer Time Fun and/or CrossTrainers! For more registration and details, visit our webpage.
  • Come "Enjoy the Outdoors" with us at our next Parent's Night Out on Friday, May 8th, from 5:30-8:30!  It will be a fabulous night of pizza, crafts, adventurous outdoor play, and a s'mores dessert! This is for ages 12 months - 5th grade.   Cost is $12 per child with a $30 cap per family.  Please register and pay on-line by Wednesday, May 6th.  For questions contact McCall Griggs (416-3014).
Sonlight Youth Choir & Band
  • Sonlight Sunday is April 19th. The Sonlight Choir and Band will lead all aspects of all three services and all proceeds raised will support Sonlight on their summer tour.
  • Come support us for spirit night at Sonny's BBQ! Join us at the 39th Ave location on Tuesday, April 21st from 5-9pm, and 25% of your bill will be donated to Sonlight for our summer tour. You have to present a flyer, so get your flyer here, from a Sonlight member, or from the receptionist desk!
  • Sonlight de Mayo: We invite you to join us for Trinity's LAST Wednesday Night Dinner for the school year! We will be celebrating Sonlight de Mayo with a taco bar in the Worship Center on May 6th. Dinner will run from 5:30-6:30pm and cost adults $7, children $3, and children 0-5 eat free, with a $25 family cap. All proceeds support Sonlight on their summer tour. Please contact Erin Cushing for tickets (416.3052).
  • Got a song that you can't get out of your head? Have a favorite song on the radio right now? Got a longing to hear a classic that you haven't heard in forever? Sonlight is now taking song requests for the 2015-16 season! Anyone is allowed to use the song submission form on the Sonlight Website. This simple online form is for anyone to use, all you have to do is fill out the form and it will be sent to Erin for the students to vote on in the fall.
  • T-ball and Coach-Pitch registration is open! Deadline to register is May 29th, but don't wait that long! Please consider coaching as we rely solely on volunteer coaches.  We can never have TOO much help!
  • Sports Ministry is looking for a new intern! If you are interested, contact Ben for more information and how to apply.
  • Crosstrainers registration is open for children who have completed Kindergarten up through children who have completed 5th grade. Register online today! 
  • We are still hiring Crosstrainers Counselors (16+) and are always open to having volunteer help so please fill out this form and get it to Ben if interested. 
  • Join us for Softball on Fridays here at Trinity.  Every Friday for the rest of April and May we will be on the fields at 6 PM for WHOEVER wants to come out and play!  All you need is a glove.
Adult Ministry
  • Rev. Aaron & Rev. David are leading a five week discussion on a new book from Dr. Steve Harper - "Five Marks of a Methodist." The group will meet on Wednesday evenings through May 6th, 6:30 to 8:30 in 232. They will discuss the five marks that confirm our identity as genuine and fruitful followers of Christ: A Methodist Loves God, A Methodist Rejoices in God, A Methodist Gives Thanks, A Methodist Prays Constantly, and A Methodist Loves Others.
  • Financial Peace University will begin April 21 - June 16 (6:30 - 8:30; rm 222).  Click HERE to register.  Member kits are $100 and available at the Trinity Bookstore for purchase.  Childcare available upon request.
  • Misty Mornings Sunday School Class (9:40 am; E207) will begin reading Grace in a Tree Stump by J. Ellsworth Kalas on April 19.  If you would like to order a book, orders will be taken with the class leader.  New participants are always welcome!
  • Trinity is offering a 5 week Introduction to Tai Chi exercise program that explores the core therapeutic ingredients of Tai Chi through gentle movement, mindfulness, and breath awareness. The exercises are fun and easy to learn. Wednesdays from through May 6, 6:30  - 8:00 pm in 203/204, suggested donation of $10/session. The research is showing that Tai Chi may lessen the effects of diseases such as arthritis, COPD, Parkinson's, while leading to more energy, flexibility and balance.
Caring & Support
  • Healing Touch Cancer Support Group will meet on Thursday, April 16th at 5:30 in the O.Dean Martin Prayer Room off the Atrium. All cancer patients, survivors, friends and family are welcome! Anne Wister who specializes in Craniosacral Therapy for pain, injury, and recovery as well as for migraines. allergies, TBI, and fibromyalgia will be coming to share with us. If you need to contact us, call 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).
Food Services
  • Tomorrow night's Wednesday Night Dinner will be supporting and served by the Friendship Disability Group, a ministry of Trinity that seeks to bring awareness to and encourage ministries to serve persons with disabilities and their families in our congregation and community. The menu is BBQ pork or beef sandwich, parmesan squash risotto, sauteed garlic spinach, soup, salad & dessert.
General Announcements
  • Coffee Talk is collecting unopened boxes of new crayons for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta pediatric hospital. If you can donate, please bring them to the front desk by next Wednesday.
  • We are in need of 2 additional ushers for the 9:40 service in March, June, September, December & March. If you can be a part of this important ministry, please contact Bob Willits (332-3681) or Laura Shaw (375-8972).
  • April 18: Sunshine Circle, Harn Museum, 11 am. April 21: Dorcas Group, Room 222, 1:30-3:30 pm (meets monthly on the 3rd Tuesday).
  • The Annual UMW Prayer and Self-Denial Program (A Gesture of Gratitude), will be held at 10 am, April 28, in the Chapel. A Christian welcome and hospitality is extended to friends and visitors. The entire offering will be used to support the Retirement and Benefits Fund - A Gesture of Gratitude for the service of Deaconesses, Home Missioners, and Missionaries. Three of the four Deaconesses in Florida are in our North Central district and plan to attend and speak at our Prayer and Self-Denial Program. Deaconesses Nan Gordon, May Griner, and Mary Melvin will explain their services.
  • Are you interested in joining Trinity UMC? If you 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, 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, May 17 at 12:15pm in room 209. Let us know if you need Childcare.  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!
  • 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.  
  • 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 Travelers - There are still a few spaces available on the August 9-22 trip to Scotland.  For further information please contact Jim Cook

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

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 April 12 were placed in celebration of Jim & Linda Cook's 31st Wedding Anniversary.

The Altar Flowers for April 19 are placed in in celebration of the 50th Wedding Anniversary of Donald & Georgia Spence.

If you would like to place flowers on the Altar in honor or in memory of a loved one please contact Tammy.
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