Tuesday Word
July 14, 2015

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Trinity family,

Please continue to pray for Pastor Dan and his wife Jan throughout the month of July - that they enjoy Sabbath rest and experience renewal of body, mind, and spirit while they are away on vacation. Pray also for the Hale family (Jim's service is this morning) and the Taylor family (MaryAnn's service will be at 10:00 am on August 1st), as they mourn the loss of their loved ones. Finally, pray for the high school students and their adult partners leaving for their mission trip with ASP to Tennessee on Saturday and the middle school students and their adult chaperones leaving for their mission trip with SIFAT to Alabama on Sunday.

I know many of you have been away on summer vacations and haven't seen the progress being made on our new Welcome Center, so here is a photograph I shot Sunday morning.

It's looking great! We are excited to dedicate this structure in August and to use it to take our Sunday morning hospitality ministry to the next level so that Trinity is the most welcoming church we can be. But this building isn't going to make that happen. We need YOUR help to do it! We need:
A.  80 Greeters - your team will be "on" once or twice a month.
B.  20 Golf Cart Drivers - you'll be "on" once a month or so.
C.  20 Coffee makers/servers - you'll be "on" once every 6 weeks. Please email Tammy Karafa and say "Yes, sign me up!" 

We will have an orientation meeting over lunch on Sunday, August 9 at noon for all of our volunteers.

In addition - please wear your name tag.  We're getting a machine that will make them "on the spot" for $2.00.  It should be here in a couple of weeks. We'll let you know.

One more thing...this week's video in our series "Summer of Shorts" which focuses on the fourth component of our membership covenant - service. Trinity has no shortage of places to serve God and others inside the walls of our church using the gifts God has given you - whether you help teach a children's Sunday school class or volunteer with our youth or did I mention we need greeters? With two mission trips having already happened this summer, two leaving this week and one at the end of the month, Trinity also provides excellent opportunities to serve God and others beyond the walls of our church. One of my favorite quotes comes from St. Teresa of Avila, "Christ has no body now, but yours. No hands, no feet on earth, but yours. Yours are the eyes through which Christ looks compassion into the world. Yours are the feet with which Christ walks to do good. Yours are the hands with which Christ blesses the world." How is God calling you to serve?

Grace and peace,


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Wednesday: Rev. Aaron Rousseau
Sunday: Rev. Aaron Rousseau
14 | Sonlight Fun Night, 7pm, Youth Building
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Healing Touch Cancer Support Group, 5:30, O. Dean Martin Prayer Room
19 | First Family Promise guests arrive at Trinity

  • This week's Mission Box is for Nkohma, the community that Trinity supports through Y-Malawi and World Vision. Your gift saves lives and families by providing the means to grow food, education, health care, and spiritual growth.  We have a team of 6 traveling to Nkohma, Malawi at the end of July who will be able to see and report changes we have made in this community.

  • Family Promise (IHN) will begin serving homeless children and their families again when the first guests arrive at Trinity on Sunday, July 19.  Opportunities are available to serve as hosts in the evening, overnight, or on Saturday, July 25.  Several drivers to transport guests each morning and afternoon are especially needed.  Please consider helping to make Trinity a "place to call home" for these families in need. For more information, or to volunteer, please contact Marilyn Clugston.

Find more opportunities to serve on the Missions page

Youth Ministry
  • Wednesday, July 15th from 12 to 4 pm - Lunch Bunch at Moe's and GSP at The Village
  • Friday, July 17th from 5 to 7 pm - ASP Packing Party in Youth Building
  • July 18th-25th - Appalachia Service Project (ASP): High School
  • July 19th-24th - SIFAT: Middle School
  • Youth Week Sign Ups have been released! Print the form from our website

Want more? Visit the Yoots website

Children's Ministry
  • PARENTS: Summer Sunday School is underway! Incoming 1st through 6th graders (at both 9:40 and 11:00 hours): "Check-in"-rooms 228/229; "Check-out"- big playground.  Preschool Classes: Little Lambs-Rm. 114; Dawning Doves and Loving Lions-Rm. 113. WE STILL NEED HELP on several Sundays!  Please email Brian.
  • 3rd Grade Parents:  3rd Grade Bible Presentation is Sunday, September 13th at 9:40. Please register your 3rd grader by September 6th.  If you are in 4th grade or 5th grade and did not receive a bible, please email Machelle.  We want everyone to have the opportunity to receive a bible from Trinity.

There are more great things for your kids on the CMT page

Sonlight Youth Choir & Band
  • We have a Sonlight Fun Night scheduled for tonight, July 14 at 7pm in the Youth Building.  Pizza and a movie! All incoming 7th-12th graders interested in being a part of the 2015-2016 Sonlight Youth Choir and Band are welcome!
  • Sonlight Listening Parties will be at 6:30pm in the choir room on July 16, July 23, and July 28. All incoming 7th-12th graders interested in being a part of the 2015-2016 Sonlight Youth Choir and Band are welcome! Don't forget, you can submit your song idea (or ideas!) here, or on the Sonlight website! 
  • Sonlight is teaming up with Youth Ministries this year for Youth Week! Some of the events will be with Youth and some will be just Sonlight events. Here's what you can expect that week: 
    • Family BBQ and Sonlight parent/member meeting on August 9 at 6pm
    • River tubing on August 10 (details coming)
    • Sonlight Officer Meeting August 10 from 5-8pm in the choir room (dinner will be served)
    • Sonlight Back-To-School Boot Camp August 11 and 12 from 5-8:30 (dinner will be served)
    • Sonlight Service Day on August 13 (details coming)
    • Tree-umph (high ropes course) on August 14 (details coming)
  • I will also be sending out information about two new Sonlight opportunities - an a capella 10th - 12th grade ensemble and a Sonlight Tech Crew (for high school students).  Be on the lookout for more info!

Access previous performances, tour info and more on the Sonlight page!   

  • Soccer registration is in full swing! Register at Trinity (download the form), or online. It is $85 for early registration, after July 19th it will be $100. Evaluations (everyone must attend 1) will be held at Westside Baptist from 5:30 - 7 on July 14, 16 & 28. At Trinity from 2 - 4pm on July 19 and August 2.

Find out about all our sports activities on the Sports page

Adult Ministry
  • Dan and Jan will be leading a trip along the coast of Chile, around Cape Horn, up the coast of Argentina and Uruguay from January 16 - 30, 2016, with special guest lecturer, our own Dr. Bob Westin.  It would be grand to have many of you from Trinity join us.  You can access the itinerary here. If you are interested in the trip email Tammy.

Looking for a course, Bible study or Sunday school class? Look no further than the Adult Ministry page

Caring & Support
  • The Healing Touch Cancer Support group meets this month on Thursday, July 16th at 5:30 in the O. Dean Martin prayer Room off the Atrium. We welcome Barb Thomas of Cancer Connections who will be sharing how this medical-minded group can help us by offering the latest information concerning cancer research and treatments being offered in our hospitals locally. If we can help you with questions, 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: Meets every Monday from 7 pm-8:30pm (E225). Contact: Mary Steinwandt (214.662.4869).

If you're in need of love and a helping hand, the Caring & Support page offers a search feature so you can find the support you need. 

General Announcements
  • Please welcome the following persons who joined Trinity on Sunday: Donald Armstrong, Bailey Arnett, Susan Barefoot and Leon Hudson. We are so grateful for all of these persons and any and all who have been a part of their spiritual journey.
  • Trinity Circuit Riders (TCR) will meet at Trinity at 7:30 am July 25th to ride to Alice's Restaurant in High Springs for breakfast. The Old Boys Scooter Club is going there as well. We will ride our motorcycles out at 7:45 AM.  Contact Tom Wallace for more information.
  • With the anticipated completion of Trinity's new Welcome Center in mid-August, we are using the month of July to gear up to become "extravagantly welcoming."  And we need YOU to participate.  Here are our needs: a.) 80 people to agree to be an official greeter at least one Sunday a month (this means you arrive 20 minutes early or stay 20 minutes after worship, and greet, either in the parking lot or around the Hub/Welcome Center.  We're hoping young families with children will do this, singles, older, all ages.  b.) 20 people to be on our Golf Cart team ministry. c.) 20 more coffee makers and servers to give one Sunday every two months. d.) All 140 of you who agree to serve - attend a "Welcoming Orientation" luncheon on Sunday, August 9 at noon. You'll learn specifics and answers to all your questions. e. 1,000 people to wear your name tag every Sunday.  Don't have one?  No worries. We're getting a machine that will make you one, on the spot, for $2.00.  It will be here before August 1. Email Tammy if you would like to volunteer. 
  • 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' date is TBA.  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.

  • Trinity member, Carter Nute, 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 Monday, August 3rd. 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 (will not meet over the summer, resumes September 8)
  • 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 (will not meet over the summer, resumes September 10)
  • Life Changing Gathering with Rev. Marvin Celso, Wednesdays, 6:00pm, E225
  • Weekly Prayer Group, Thursdays, 7pm, Chapel   
  • Dan Johnson's Daily Scripture Email (DSE) 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 Sympathy is extended to Lynn D'Louhy & Family on the July 1 passing of her father Ben Barger, to Jeff Hale & Family on the July 9 passing of Jeff's father James Pierce Hale, and also to Mark & Matthew Taylor  on the July 11 passing Mark's wife and Matthew's mother Maryann Taylor.

Happy Birthday to Ethel Cooper, who turns 94 on July 15, Deedie Kiser, who turns 90 on July 17, and Matilda Cockrell, who turns 91 on July 19.

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 are In honor of Kathy & John Vance's 50th Wedding Anniversary.

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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