Tuesday Word
May 26, 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'm excited about this Sunday's worship services, as I'll be preaching on the first miracle Jesus performed in John's Gospel: Changing the water into wine at the wedding in Cana.  It's such an inspiring story, and, as I've learned, one that has layers and layers of meaning for us.  I hope you can join us.  Also, because so many of you have asked to hear Rev. Esther sing one more time before she moves, she will be singing a special number at all three services this Sunday, then preach her last sermon here at Trinity on June 7, and then we will have a reception for her on the 14th.

We were with Jan's family this past Sunday, and while traveling from an early worship service to a later one, Jan held her phone while I drove, and we listened to and watched (I glanced from time to time at stop lights!) Trinity's 9:40 worship service online.  I highly recommend this if you can't be at worship on any particular Sunday!  You can access archived Sermons on our website or on our app.

I hope lots of you will order a brick that will be placed around our new Welcome Center; it's such a great way to honor someone you love and care about.  Contact Tammy (416.3005) or place your order online.

Love and prayers, Dan

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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. 
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
3 | Grief Share Group begins, 6:30pm, 226, Register
5 | ALERT Bible Study (10:30am), Luncheon (11:45am), Worship Center

A Word from Rev. Esther
This Wednesday I'll be preaching at the 6:35 service for the last time, but I will be there one final time next week for a time of farewell.  I've been particularly blessed by this midweek time -- come out if you're around.  This Saturday, at 3 pm in the Youth building we'll be showing the documentary 'Food Chains' -- join us for enlightening and challenging time where we'll look at those who pick the food that we eat, and the cost they often pay.

A Word from Rev. Aaron
Friends, I hope you enjoyed your holiday weekend, remembering the many servicemen and servicewomen who have given their lives for our great country. 

I wanted to take a moment and introduce you to LECFamily, the intergenerational program ministry of the Life Enrichment Center, a retreat and conference center of the Florida Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. This summer from June 15-18 I will be serving as the Pastor-in-Residence for the Grandparents and Me Camp. They still have some openings and I would love to see some Trinity families sign up for this great camp. In fact, they are giving away a free camp experience for one lucky family. Go here to enroll. If you have any questions, please ask! Have a blessed week everyone...
  • This week's mission box will support the FUMCH Madison Youth Ranch.  The Ranch is a place of love and safety for children who are desperately in need of both.  The Ranch has been operational with the first group of children since July 2014.  The focus of these funds will go toward making a difference in these children's lives.  Let's continue to show these children how much Trinity loves and cares for them.

Youth Ministry
  • We will be celebrating Josh and his time with the youth at youth group this Sunday, May 31st, at 5:30 PM in the Youth Building. Please come out, and prepare to share stories and memories you've shared with Josh!
Children's Ministry
  • Please save AND drop off (rm. 108) your toilet paper and paper towel rolls!  We need them for VBS!
  • Important Upcoming Dates:
    • May 28 - VBS T-shirt Sorting Party, 9:15 am
    • May 28 - VBS Teacher Orientation, 6:30
    • 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
    • June 14-Summer Sunday School Begins; 9:40 & 11, all Elementary children meet in Rms. 228/229
    • June 19 - 5:30-8:30 Parents Night Out; Register online
  • 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 Vacation Bible School by May 31st!
  • Register your child for Summer Time Fun and/or CrossTrainers, space is limited!
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 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
  • Invitation To Romans - 8 sessions, 90 minutes, Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 PM, June 24th - August 12th

    Exploring how people have interpreted Romans through the ages is a good lens to view the history of Christianity itself.  Compare what Paul writes in Romans to what theologians like Augustine, Luther, and Calvin say in trying to understand Paul in their time.  The hope of this course is that participants have a more informed commitment to Paul's radical vision of God's relationship to both Christians and Jews and to their relationship to each other.  This study is meaty and extremely enjoyable for those students with some familiarity of Romans and with a strong biblical foundation to rely on.  Sign up at worship or click here.

  • Are you looking to join a Sunday school class? Family Business (11am; rm E203) will begin reading Run with the Horses by Eugene H. Peterson Sunday, May 31.  Books are available at the Trinity Bookstore for $15.  
  • 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. 
  • Trinity Women: Join Kim Lewerenz for an online study this summer with Proverbs 31 Ministries.  The study will run June 22 - July 31.  We will be reading The Mended Heart: God's Healing for Your Broken Places by Suzanne Eller.  Register online for the class, and when the study begins you will receive emails throughout the week to help you follow along with the reading.  You can purchase the book directly with Proverbs 31 Ministries or contact Kim to order the book.  The cost will be $15. Invite friends to join along!
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.   
  • 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
  • Memorial Service for Rev. Don Bain, former Associate Pastor at Trinity, will be this Saturday at 9:00 am at First UMC, Gainesville.
  • Mugs are needed for the flower arrangements for Trinity's patients and shut-ins.  Please bring them to the receptionist desk in the Education Building.  Please no Christmas mugs as we have plenty of those.  Many thanks.
  •  Thursday Weekly Prayer Group in Trinity Chapel 7 PM.  "Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.  For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them."  Matthew 18:19-20.  You might want to come join us this Thursday.  We love praying for others!  For more information, contact Jay Schnedl.

  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • On May 30 we will be having a movie screening of "Food Chain$" with a representative of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers at 3pm in the Youth Building.
  • 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, June 28 at 9:40 am and 11:00 am in room 222. To Register for Coffee with the Pastors click HERE or email Carmen Nelson to receive the form via email.   We would love to meet you and to welcome you into the membership of our church!  Let us know if you need childcare.
  • 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, Dora Lee 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

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:  In Memory of my loving wife, Glenda C. Good from Paul Good. 

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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