Tuesday Word
May 19, 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,

The book I mentioned on Sunday is:  Run With The Horses, The Quest for Life at Its Best, by Eugene Peterson (Translator of The Message).  It's an outstanding book, one you can get through our bookstore; Kim either has it or will order it for you.  And here's some more great news:  The 11:00 Sunday School Class, "Family Business," led by Steve and Elise Caton begins a study of this book on Sunday, May 31.  You might want to check it out. Related to our series on Creation and the Majesty of God, I mention that Trinity member, Dr. Jim Ivey's book: The Physics and Philosophy of The Bible is available in our bookstore.

This coming Sunday is Memorial Day weekend, but it's also a hugely important day in the life of The Church; it's Pentecost Sunday!  And the color is red.  Rev. Aaron will be continuing our Sermon Series on God's Creation and the Creation of the Church - at the 8:15 and 9:40 services (Sit Together Sunday).  At 11:00, we will have the joy of the return of Bobbi and Jim Korner.  Jim, former director of Chancel Choir, will be doing some special music with Janet, and Bobbi will bring one of her remarkable Dramatic Presentations, "Seeking the Spirit."  Bobbi is the Dean of the College or Arts and Architecture at Penn State.  You'll want to be in worship for sure.

Welcome back to the guys who went on the adult ASP; they had a great time building houses in Appalachia.  

We're now officially taking orders for "Brick Engravings" for our new Welcome Center.  You can contact Tammy (416-3005), or fill out the form online to get yours reserved.

God bless, Dan

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Worship This Week
Wednesday: Rev. Aaron Rousseau
Friday: Rev. Cliff Patrick
Sunday: Rev. Aaron Rousseau   

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. 
21 | Healing Touch Cancer Support Group, 5:30, Chapel
24 |
Sit Together Sunday, 9:40 & 11 am services
25 | Memorial Day - Church offices closed
27 | Lecture on Count Zinzendorf by Erik Bredfeldt, 7pm, 232
29 | T-ball & Coach Pitch registration deadline
30 | Food Chain$ screening, 3pm, Youth Building
31 | Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends begins, 3pm, Register
31 | Sonlight Keepsake program deadline

A Word from Rev. Esther
Blessed May to you all. I can't believe we're already in the third week of this month; time is flying by.  I know this is a month where there are many activities going on, but if you are free on Saturday, May 30 at 3 pm. I hope you'll come by the Youth building. Mark your calendars. We'll be showing the documentary 'Food Chain$' -- a film about agricultural labor in the United States.  We hope to have a representative of the group presented in the film here to answer questions and to share how we can support fair working conditions.
Rev. Aaron will be preaching at the 6:35 service this Wednesday, and Coffee Talk for Young Adults will meet in the chapel after the service.   
A Word from Rev. Aaron
This week, I look forward to preaching at the 6:35 service on Wednesday (Standing In The Gap - Ezekiel 22:30 and John 7:53-8:11) and the 8:15 and 9:40 services on Sunday (From Creation To The Church - Acts 2:1-21). Hope to see you there!

I also hope you have been enjoying your RightNow Media subscriptions! We are very close to 700! I was so excited to hear at lunch yesterday about a Sunday morning small group doing a video study together, which is precisely what I hoped would happen. As for me, in addition to the programs my kids watch, I'll be using RightNow Media as part of the pre-marital counseling I do with couples. How are you using it? I'd love to hear from you so please send me an e-mail. Have a great week!
  • This week's Mission Box is for the Mission Trip Scholarship Fund.  Trinity has a scholarship fund to assist people in participating in short-term mission trips. This type of service leads to spiritual growth, expanded world views, and can inspire career choices towards mission and church work.  In addition to their own spiritual growth through mission service, scholarship recipients do post-trip presentations which also expand mission awareness and involvement with others. Help build a missional foundation for the church by assisting more individuals to serve on mission trips.
  • Mark your calendar for Sunday, June 14 for the next blood drive here at Trinity.
  • We Need Your Help: The Bogo bins are getting very low on food.  Next time you go by the store please consider getting some extra food for those food ministries we support.
Faith Mission


Faith Mission, located at 3701 NE 15th Street, is a church and neighborhood collaboration.  Last Friday we participated in the Rawlings Elementary Carnival and it was a great outreach event - many thanks to Johnnie and Gail Dennard, Earl Fisher, Vickie Leggett, Gina Simonton and Melanie Kretzmann (representing SNAP), for being great ambassadors as we gave out carnival tickets, provided special gift bags put together by Girls on the Run, and used surveys to help us gather information from parents.  Earlier in the week we continued our visits with churches, including Passage Family Church and Greenhouse Church - helping us learn who is doing what in the Faith Mission neighborhood and identify potential partnering opportunities.

This week at Faith Mission:
  • Faith Mission now has a supply of emergency food bags thanks to Jackie Oliver and John Barli of Catholic Charities.  Over time the plan is for Trinity groups to help resupply these food bags and also help supply bags of hygiene and cleaning supplies.
  • We're exploring the need for UF's Mobile Outreach Clinic to return to the neighborhood on a regular basis.  We are helping UF identify the level of need through various outreach events.
  • To help Faith Mission identify programs we may want to host or support in the neighborhood we will continue to meet with organizations that are doing positive things in the community.  
  • We continue to work on facility improvements, with remaining items that include certain furnishings, A/V equipment, and replacement of exterior doors.
Youth Ministry
  • This week's youth group is Sports Night! Come out Sunday at 5:30 for a night of fun and (playful) competition!
  • 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
  • Sit Together Sunday:  Children in Kindergarten - 5th Grade will be joining their families in worship in the Worship Center during the 9:40 and 11 am services on Sunday, May 24th. Children will receive their own Worship Guide in which they will draw/write about several parts of the worship experience and will return it to the CMT the following week for a special treat.  NOTE:  There will be NO Sunday School classes at 9:40 and 11:00.  We will provide childcare for ages Pre-K and under.  
  • Important Upcoming Dates:
    • May 28 - VBS T-shirt Sorting Party, 9:15 am
    • May 28 - VBS Teacher Orientation, 6:30 pm
    • June 7 - VBS Kick-Off: 9:15 - 11 am, pick up your VBS shirts and CD's! 
    • June 7 - VBS Set-Up:  12 - 3 pm, help transform the Worship Center and Education wing for a week of VBS!  Childcare will be provided.
    • June 8-12 - VBS 9 am - 12 pm
  • Serve with us this summer, June 14-Aug. 16! Summer is a great time to get involved with the Children's Ministries Team! Play a part in helping children grow in their faith. No experience or preparation needed - just be ready to have some fun! Here's how you can help:  Give our regular leaders some time off. Sign up to serve 2 times this summer. You pick the age: 2 year olds through 5th grade. Contact Brian.
  • Register your child for Summer Time Fun and/or CrossTrainers! For more registration and details, visit our webpage.
Stepping Stones Preschool

Stepping Stones made a "splash" this year learning about the wonderful world of water.  With your help, we raised enough money to buy a clean water well in El Salvador and send a teacher and a parent on a mission trip to build it! We enjoyed special events about fresh water, water pollution, and water conservation. We participated in themed days, such as Frozen and Shower Power, where teachers encouraged discovery through science experiments and exploration!

As we conclude another wonderful school year, we praise God for the blessings He has bestowed upon us as educators and as a school. We pray Christ will continue to use our Christian preschool as a dwelling place for His Holy Spirit, and a facility for His love. We thank the congregation of TUMC for their support of this vibrant ministry!

During the summer, the school office will be open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9am-1pm. Although we are at full capacity for next year, we would be happy to place you on the waiting list and answer any questions you may have. We are already anticipating a new school theme for next year...God's BIG Backyard; where we plan to use our five senses discovering God's wonders right in our own backyard!
Sonlight Youth Choir & Band
  • Each year we highlight the choir and band in a collectable Keepsake Program, which is distributed at the send-off concert and throughout the tour. Please show your support by becoming a sponsor or purchasing an ad! You may take these ad forms for the program to friends, teachers, family members, and local businesses to ask for their support. Forms will be in the bulletin this week, or you can get one from Erin, the front desk, or right here. Deadline is May 31.
  • 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.
  • Hogtown FC Soccer Clinic: This session will run May 22nd, 29th, June 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th from 4:00 - 6:30 pm on the Trinity Soccer Fields. Come to whatever sessions you can, you can join at any time. Open to kids age 9-16 (some exceptions can be made). This is a free clinic, however, we do have a suggested donation for those who are able. Sign up here!
  • 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
  • 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. 
  • Focus on Children, UMW General Meeting, Tuesday, May 26, 9:30 am, room 232.  Becky Dobson, CEO of the Florida Methodist Children's Home, is our speaker.   Come and learn more about how Florida Methodist are addressing the needs of children.
Caring & Support
  • Grief Support Group: Loss can create holes in life that are painful, disorienting, and may make it difficult to feel optimistic about the future.  That's when a friendly, understanding, safe, and caring group of people to walk alongside is a significant help.  You don't have to go through the grieving process alone.  This group will include personal study and reflection, videos, and group discussion with confidentiality. It will meet for 10 Wednesdays, beginning June 3, from 6: 30 - 8pm in room 226. Please register online.   
  • 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).
General Announcements
  • You're invited to the community meeting to announce Family Promise of Gainesville (formerly Interfaith Hospitality Network) Reopening. TODAY, 7pm at First Presbyterian Church (106 SW 3rd St.).
  • Mommy Reads: The Lowell Correctional Facility is asking for the following items for their prisoners. Any and all donations will be greatly appreciated! Please deliver all donations to the front desk and label them, "Mommy Reads." Board Games, Construction Paper, Markers, Colored Pencils, 50" - 60" new/used Flat Screen TV for Wellness Movies, Portable PA system with mic & cord, Exercise Videos, Zumba DVD's (Zumba Nation), Exercise Equipment, Free Weights (3-5 lbs), Kettlebells (5-10 lbs), Volleyballs, Footballs, Basketballs, Kick balls.
  • Focus on Our Children, UMW General Meeting, May 26th, Room 232, 9:30 am.  Becky Dotson, President & CEO of the Florida United Methodist Children's Home in Enterprise, Florida, will be our speaker.  Becky has over 20 years of experience working with organizations that advocate for the rights of children who have been abused or neglected.  She will be sharing an update on the Madison Youth Ranch and continuing efforts at the Children's Home in Enterprise.  Everyone interested in the future of children in need are encouraged to attend and hear this informative presentation. Donations for Gainesville Community Ministries are canned meat and tuna.
  • Erik Bredfeldt will be giving a lecture on Count Zinzendorf on Wednesday, May 27 at 7pm, 232. Count Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf was a leader of the Moravian Church in eighteenth century Germany and a contemporary of John and Charles Wesley.  The Moravian influence on the Wesley's and ultimately the Methodist movement is strong and Zinzendorf's legacy as ecumenist, institution/community builder and developer of missions is important in the history of the Church and can impart lessons in the secular realm as well. 
  • 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.  Let us know if you need childcare.  Register HERE for Coffee with the Pastors, the next class is June 28 at 11 am in 209, joining on July 5 at 9:40 am. We would love to meet you and to welcome you into the membership of our church! If you have attended Coffee with the Pastors and have not joined, please let Carmen know another date that works for you and your family.
  • Don't forget to visit the new art show on display now on the 2nd floor of the Education Building.  The show includes almost 100 works of art from 27 Trinity members, friends and associates.  The show includes paintings, fabric art, photographs, drawings, pottery, and more. A very special thanks to the following for sharing their talents with us: Randy and Theresa Adams, Theresa Antes, Sharon Bartz, DoraLee Bryan, Bill and Donna Buhi, Linda Cook, Ruth Eckhoff, Mary Gilbrath, Dottie Giro, Bronna Godwin, Linda Heaton, Rolf and Val Hummel, Bryant Martin, Roz Miller, Grace Northrop, Joan Penticoff, Ron and Tiffany Philman, Joan Ricks, Karen Rye, Susan Shafer, Sue Tennant, Grace TeSelle, and Tara Thornock.
  • 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 (will not be meeting over the summer)
  • 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 

If you would like more information or would like to visit one of these groups, please contact Kim.  

Family Matters

Christian Love & Sympathy is extended to Rev. Geraldine McClellan and Family on the May 5 passing of Rev. McClellan's husband Richard McClellan and also to Mr. Andy O'Brien and Family on the May 13 passing of Andy's mother Virginia O'Brien. The memorial service for Virginia O'Brien will be held on Wednesday, May 27, at 10 am in the Chapel.

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 May 24 are In Memory of U.S. Army Specialist Christopher Neiberger

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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