Tuesday Word
May 5, 2015

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

Yesterday I watched Trinity's Sunday worship service - the Children's Service - on our web site.  Wow!!!  It was such an amazing and wonderful service, from beginning to end; such great teaching, so well integrated, so many people involved.  So, so proud of Elizabeth Jones and her team; and so grateful for everyone.  And JD, Jay, and Alex, for the video, with insert from the screens - simply outstanding; very professional, excellent work.  If you haven't watched a Trinity worship service online yet, do yourself a favor and do it now or soon.  I went to the link at the bottom of our DSE, and it took me right to the Worship Service.

We hated to miss Sunday's services, but we were grateful to be able to officiate at the wedding of a "Trinity alumnus" - Bryon Gyllstrom (Tom and Helen are his parents; Erika, his sister, was one of the first to marry in our Chapel seven years ago), in Chevy Chase, Maryland, which is amazingly beautiful this time of year, with dogwoods, azaleas, red buds and tulips; also had some time to visit the ML King, Jr. monument, which is the one we hadn't yet seen.  Oh, and a couple of days in Blacksburg, VA to celebrate Shevon's birthday.  And then we rented a car and drove through the Shenandoah Valley (magnificent), and, if you're ever in that area, be sure to stop and go into the LuRay Caverns; wonderful, and we stayed at an old, Southern hotel in LuRay, called MinsLyn Inn; also recommended.

Now, we are so grateful to be back home, and look forward to preaching this coming Sunday - for Mother's Day.  I hope to see you there.  

Love and Prayers,

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Worship This Week
Wednesday: Rev. Esther Rodríguez
Friday: Rev. Cliff Patrick
Sunday: Dr. Dan Johnson   

This summer we will have all of our regular Sunday Worship services except for July 5, when we will have one service at 9:40 am. Friday Night Praise will not gather in June & July. 
5 | Yoga, 6pm, 211
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Last day of CHEERS
8 | Parent's Night Out, 5:30 - 8:30 (RSVP by 5/6)
8 | Softball game - open to all. 6pm, sports fields
10 | Mother's Day
10 | Gainesville Community Band Mother's Day Concert, 3pm, Worship Center
12 | Yoga, 6pm, 211
13 | Rejoice! show, 6:30 pm
16 | Movie showing, "Selma", Youth Building, 2-5pm

A Word from Rev. Esther
We're nearing the end of our series on The Prodigal God at the 6:35 service in the chapel-- come out after Sonlight de Mayo tomorrow night!  Also, there will be a gathering for young adults Saturday, May 16 from 2-5 pm in the youth building, sponsored by the Friendship Disability Group and Coffee Talk. We will be watching the movie 'Selma' -- all are welcome. Blessed week to you!

A Word from Rev. Aaron
Friends, I hope you will join Rev. David for the conclusion of our study of Steve Harper's Five Marks of a Methodist. The discussion will be about how "A Methodist Loves Others," Wednesday at 6:30pm in room 232. I wish I could be there, however, I will be at the Second Chair Gathering in Lakeland, FL, this week.

We are officially over 600 subscriptions to RightNow Media and I am thrilled! Here is a video that shares the heart of RightNow Media's ministry and why Trinity wanted to make it available to all of you. Have a great week! God's peace, Aaron
  • This week's Mission Box is for Relief Aid for the Earthquake victims of Nepal through UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief).  Your gifts to UMCOR International Disaster Response make it possible for UMCOR to respond quickly to emergency situations through our local and international partners.
  • Malawi Trip - July 29-August 15, 2015: An exciting opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus, serving in the villages of the Nkhoma/Chilenje valley.  We will join wonderful teams of Malawians in Kids Clubs, sports and games, evangelism and discipleship, showing of the Jesus Film, Chiefs Ministry and Youth Ministry bible studies, visiting your World Vison sponsored child, and much more.  No special skills or any shots or medicines required!!! You will need a passport and a willing heart to serve!  All inclusive Cost - $3750 and a $250 deposit holds your spot. Don't let cost be an obstacle, we'll help you!  To learn more about this opportunity contact Ted or Christina in the Missions office.
  • Mark your calendars for an exciting Bed Race for Family Promise on May 16th!  It will be held at the Santa Fe College track at 8:30 to noon with a Bed Parade followed by the races.   Trinity plans to have at least two teams who will need your support.  The teams will consist of 5 persons each and they will be soliciting funds for Family Promise as part of their team effort.  Watch for more details and support this fun event to raise money for Family Promise and their efforts to care for homeless children and their families.
Faith Mission


Faith Mission, located at 3701 NE 15th Street, is a church and neighborhood collaboration.  Our purpose is to form a vibrant, mission-oriented, and Christ-centered community of faith that will closely partner with area residents for the well-being of us all.

This week at Faith Mission: 

  • This Tuesday evening, members of the Leadership Team will be walking the neighborhood.  The Prayer Team led by Rev. Esther will be at Faith Mission during this time.  If you would like to come and join the group to pray over Faith Mission you are very welcome to do so!  Please come TONIGHT to Faith Mission by 6pm if you would like to join the group in prayer.  
  • The Hospitality Team will provide lunch to the teachers and staff of Rawlings Elementary on Friday in support of Teacher Appreciation Week.
  • We need 2 or 3 people to reinstall the basketball goal.  We have a new base thanks to Dick Schaeffer and it needs to be set into concrete.  Who doesn't love working with concrete? If you can help on this please email Ward.
  • Do you like working with numbers?  Researching data?  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 email or call Ward (416-3050).
  • Coming up on a Saturday in late May or early June (date TBD):  We are going to support improvements at Rawlings with a volunteer work day.  Tasks will include moving books and furnishings and likely some landscaping.  Be on the lookout for the date soon.
Youth Ministry
  • There will be Sunday School this Sunday, May 10 but we will not be having Youth Group. Happy Mother's Day to all of the awesome ladies out there!
  • Sunday the 17th is a big day in the Youth Department:
    • The Senior class of 2015 will be recognized in the 9:40am service with a reception to follow in the atrium.  Thank you to the UMW for doing this!
    • We are also having Senior Night at UMYF from 5:30-7:30 for seniors, their families, and the rest of the youth to come and see them off!
    • There will be a mandatory ASP meeting in the youth building at 8:00pm on Sunday night the 17th
  • 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.
Children's Ministry
  • Thanks to our wonderful preschool and elementary children and all of our great volunteers for leading our church family in worship on Children's Sunday! What an awesome experience!

  • Parent's Night Out - Friday, May 8th, from 5:30-8:30 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).
  • Would you like your child baptized?  Baptism is one of the two sacraments in the United Methodist Church.  All parents are asked to participate in a Baptism Orientation prior to the baptism of their child.  The next Baptism Orientation will be held Sunday, May 10th , at 11:00am in the Children's Ministries Office (Room E108). 
  • VBS Craft Prep Party! Join us on Tuesday, May 12th, 9:00-11:00 in room 222, to help prepare crafts for VBS, we have step by step directions. No thinking--just cutting, gluing and stuffing!  
  • VBS: Be Moved! June 8 - 12, 9am - noon for entering K - 6th grades:
    • Parents: Register your child by May 11th to guarantee a tshirt
    • We 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. 
    • Help us with VBS supplies!  Visit our "needs" board outside our office, room 108, and choose an item or 2 to donate!
  • We can't believe that it's already May. That means one thing - summer is coming! Summer is a time when we reconnect with family, step off the treadmill of scheduled school and extracurricular activities, and hopefully find some rest and renewal. Many of our Sunday School teachers who have faithfully served all school year take some well-deserved time off in the summer. If you are a parent who has enjoyed worship or a small group on Sundays while your child was nurtured by a Sunday School teacher, please sign up to serve at least twice over the summer. There is NO PREP; we provide everything for you! Summer Sunday School runs from June 14 through Aug. 16.  Please let us know when you can serve by signing up in your child's classroom OR by contacting Brian
  • Register your child for Summer Time Fun and/or CrossTrainers! For more registration and details, visit our webpage.
Sonlight Youth Choir & Band
  • The Gainesville Community Band will be presenting a Mother's Day Concert on Sunday at 3:00 pm in the Worship Center. Donations will be accepted to benefit Sonlight Youth Choir & Band.
  • 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 tomorrow. 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.
  • 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
  • Please come join us May 16th for a Living Water Emmaus gathering involving food, fellowship, and a Gator baseball game. This event is open to everyone in the LWE Community & their families. For details about this event, please download this flyer
  • Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends is a 10-week class to help people adjust to the ending of a love relationship, as in divorce or death, or in the loss of an engagement or other significant love relationship. Registration is open, the course runs May 31st - August 9th (Skips July 5th) from 3 - 5:30 PM. There is a $25 course fee and partial or full scholarships are available if needed. Childcare is also available with a reservation. 
  • The Living Water Emmaus of Florida will be holding their annual Men's walk at Trinity from June 4 - 7 and the Women's walk from June 11 - 14. Team applications for those who have already done a walk and sponsors for new participants are needed. Please contact Bob Wright (241-2590) for more information.
  • The 2015 Marriage Course:  We'd like to express a heartfelt Thank You to ALL who helped with marketing, meal preparation, set-up and décor, serving, lending card tables, sharing giveaways, providing childcare, clean-up, washing table clothes, and more.  We are also so grateful to the 34+ Couples and 40+ Children who attended and pray wonderful blessings come your way.  It is NOW time to return card tables to many.  Let us know which Sunday and Service you plan to attend or if you need a home delivery.   Blessings, Sharon & Earl McDow (371-4092). 
Caring & Support
  • Healing Touch Cancer Support Group will meet on Thursday, May 21st at 5:30 in the Chapel this month for our time of prayer and anointing with Dr. Dan Johnson. Dan will be praying individually with cancer patients and survivors as well as friends and family during this time together. All are welcome. If we can help in any way, call Marcey at 331-2960 or Margie at 386-462-9592.
  • A Stephen Minister is a child of God who walks beside a person who is hurting and a caring Christian friend who listens, cares, prays, supports & encourages. Whatever the crisis or difficulty, Stephen Ministry equips Lay people to provide individual, confidential Christian care to those in our congregation and community facing tough times. You will meet weekly for at least 1 hour. To receive care from a Stephen Minister please contact Kay Walker (336-2006) or Fred Korzec (219-5652).
  • 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 served by and supporting Sonlight's 2015 tour. The menu is a taco bar, soup, salad & dessert. Dinner is served from 5:30 - 6:30. Adults are $7, children 6 and up are $3 (0-5 eat free), family cap at $25.
General Announcements
  • Did you know that we had a Yoga class? Come join us every Wednesday at 6pm in room 211. Bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing.
  • It is with a heavy heart that we share the sad news of Ms. Judy's passing on Sunday, May 3. Ms. Judy worked at Stepping Stones for 12 years and was a dedicated, loving, Christian woman, who always put her students and all others above herself. She will be greatly missed by parents, students, and co-workers. If you would like to donate to the Ms. Judy Preschool Scholarship Fund that will provide one scholarship each year to help a family send a child to Stepping Stones Preschool, please click here to go to the online donation page of the Community Foundation of North Central Florida's website. Type "Ms. Judy Fund" in the designation box. Every gift, no matter how small, matters.
  • 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).
  • The Alachua County Coalition Against Human Trafficking (ACCAHT) quarterly meeting is Friday, May 8, from 10 am - noon in the Youth Building where we will discuss "Dissection of a Human Trafficking Case, Part 2: Adult Victims." A panel discussion on the issues involving adult victims of human trafficking will be facilitated by Sherry Kitchens, CEO/President of the Gainesville Child Advocacy Center. What is being done or needed for adult victims? Come find out!
  • 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!
  • Reeves Byrd will teach the AARP Smart Driver Course in a 1 day session convenient for Trinity members in room 222 on Thursday, June 4th. 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. Note: There will not be a class held in July. Next class at TUMC will be held on August 3.

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 on May 10 are to honor the memory and life of Alyce Boyd, by John & Nancy Bonner.

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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