Trinity United Methodist Church
Tuesday Word
October 20, 2015

Worship: Sundays @ 8:15 am, 9:40 am, 11:00 am | Wednesdays @ 6:35 pm 
Dear Trinity Family,  

We're off to a great beginning to our "Fall Focus on Generosity."  Here's what the letterhead looks like:
You will be receiving this and a letter from me in the mail later this week.  We have an outstanding team working on this; we heard from Erica and Ralph this past Sunday (you can watch the service here), and will get to hear Megan and Anthony this coming Sunday.  Please be praying about your "Generosity Gift" to God through Trinity for 2016.  Also, plan to get your photo taken under our Trinity Tree one of the first three Sundays of November - a gift from Trinity to you of a 5X7 print and a downloadable file, as a token of our gratitude for your financial partnership with us.  Trinity's cadre of outstanding photographers will be there to take some great pics!

This Sunday, we will dedicate our new Welcome Center - in all three services, but with a special focus at the end of the third service.  You won't want to miss this.  Already we all can sense the special, added energy and welcoming spirit.  I'll be preaching on the second of our membership vows:  "With our presence" with this Sermon Title:  "Worship - God Slowly Shaping our Souls."

You still have 10 days to order your Engraved Brick for the Welcome Center, but after that you won't.  Contact Shannon or order online today.

Change Notice: Our next two Wednesday night talks are exchanging with each other: Dr. Tillman's talk on Safety in Medications will be THIS Wednesday at 6:30 in room 232, and Dr. Jacob's Talk: "Syria: The Anatomy of a Crisis" will be on October 28 at 6:45 in the Worship Center. Randy Sherwood's Mindfulness Meditation class also begins next week. Details for all of these are below in the Adult Ministries section.

Several of you asked for a copy of the Affirmation of Faith I wrote for our "Fall Focus" connecting with our five-fold vows of membership.  You can find it here.  
Can I get an AMEN, when I say "The music at Trinity is AWESOME!"  I love it all, every service.
See you Sunday!  

Love and Prayers, Dan
Worship This Week
Wednesday: Rev. Aaron Rousseau
Sunday: Dr. Dan Johnson

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Upcoming Events
20 | Family Promise Fundraiser, BJ's, 11am - 11pm
21 |
 Pharmacists Role in Safe & Effective Medication Use, 6:45pm, 232
21 | Symposium to end sex trafficking, Sante Fe, 7 - 8:30pm
25 | Welcome Center Dedication
25 | Great Pumpkin Harvest, Trunk & Treat, 4 - 7pm
28 | Syria: The Anatomy of a Crisis, 6:45, Worship Center
28 | Mindful Meditation classes begin
30 | Last day to visit Pumpkin Patch
31 | Final day to order Welcome Center Bricks
1 | Daylight Savings Time ends
1 | Guardian ad Litem children gift sign-up, Worship Center, between services 
A Message from Rev. Aaron
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  • The next installment on my blog series on the trip to Malawi is up. You can read it here. Also, we still have approximately 45 child sponsorship forms left. If you would like to sponsor a child in Nkhoma/Chilenje, please contact Ted Grueser in our Missions Department.
  • I'm looking forward to continuing our series on the Sermon on the Mount at the 6:35 service on Wednesday in the chapel. This week we will be exploring John Wesley's eleventh discourse "Enter at the Straight Gate" and Matthew 7:13-14. Hope to see you there!
  • I announced this past Sunday our exciting photo opportunity to go with our Fall Focus on Generosity! So, plan to have your picture taken on any of the first three Sundays in November. First come, first served!
Mulungu akhale nanu (God be with you),
  • This week's Mission Box is SWAG. SWAG is a grassroots organization that is made up of SW Gainesville Florida residents, advocates, and local agency providers who care about issues in the 32607 zip code. Their goal is to address the needs of the community by connecting individuals and families to services and resources through advocacy and support from agency and community leaders.
  • This is Socktober!  This month we are collecting all types of new sock for our homeless here in Alachua County.  Please place them in the blue bins in the Worship Center and Education Building. 
  • This year we need your support to make sure no family in need goes without a Thanksgiving Meal. You can get involved by organizing a food drive or making a donation!  Food drop off days are November 2nd - 19 from 10am - 4pm. Together we can give families in need something to be thankful for.
  • A community needs your help!  January 17-23, Trinity will be taking a mission team to El Salvador to drill a well with Living Water.  If you are interested in being a part of this great opportunity please contact Ted or sign up online.
  • familypromisebjJoin other Family Promise supporters for a delicious way to raise money.  Eat at BJ's Restaurant on October 20th, anytime 11am - 11pm. BJ's will donate 15% of your sale to Family Promise, valid for dine in or take out. This flyer is REQUIRED! Be part of the community response to family homelessness!
Faith Mission

Anytime is a good time to be in gratitude.  But with fall here, with the cool nights and blue sky days, now seems a particularly good time to be thankful.  Here are some Thank Yous to go out to the following
  • Alan Parker for his professional work on replacing all the exterior doors and locksets;    
  • Bunt Backline, Inc for the new projector/whiteboard system now installed (with sound!);
  • Erik Bredfeldt and Hogtown FC for working with us on bringing soccer to neighborhood children;
  • Jane McMullen for organizing a book drive to update the Village Green children's library;
  • Kids Count staff for being so supportive of the children's parents;
  • SNAP facilitators for the ways they prepare for and serve the families in the program;
  • Rawlings Elementary leadership and staff for helping us learn how to serve;
  • All the volunteers who will be mentors at Rawlings this year (see below);
  • Neighborhood leadership who are open and willing to serve in partnership; &
  • Trinity UMC staff and members for the many ways they're supporting the work of Faith Mission.
You get the idea!  The list could certainly continue, and my apologies to folks not listed, but the work of this new mission and neighborhood center is getting off the ground due to many people.
  • The mentoring program for 4th & 5th grade students begins this week at Rawlings Elementary with over 25 new mentors. This is a partnership between Rawlings staff, Greenhouse Church, Mr. Ermon Owens, and Faith Mission to build additional support and encouragement for the children.
  • Faith Mission is hosting a Girl Scout troop on Sundays from 2 - 3:30p.  Upcoming meeting dates are October 25 & November 8. Please contact Susan Patrick for information on joining the troop.
Children's Ministry
Elizabeth Jones

Mark your calendars for our upcoming events. Visit the bulletin board outside of the Children's Ministries Office (room 108) or our webpage for more details:
  • 25 | Great Pumpkin Harvest featuring Trunk & Treat, 4- 7pm.  We are accepting CANDY donations for the event!  Place in the orange bucket outside the CMT office
  • 28 | Last day of CHEERS!
  • November 1 | Sign up to sponsor a Guardian ad Litem child in the Worship Center between services
  • 4 | Rejoice! Performance at 6:30pm
  • 13 | Parent's Night Out, 5:30 - 8:30 pm. Register by November 11
Youth Ministry
Julie Mishoe
  • This Sunday is the annual Great Pumpkin Harvest featuring Trunk & Treat! From 4 - 7 thousands of guests from the community will be on campus for some good, old fashioned, fall fun! We need your help! Kids will be coming in adorable costumes and we need trunks! Please Sign up and then to go Pinterest for some cute ideas! 
Sonlight Youth Choir & Band
Erin Cushing


SonlightUpcoming dates:

  • 25 | Sonlight meets at 9am in the choir room; rehearsal 11am-2pm
Adult Ministries
David Leonard
  • Wednesday Night Dinners are going through November 4. Tonight's menu is *oven fried chicken, *mac & cheese, butternut squash & peas, corn bread, soup, salad and dessert. (*Gluten Free Available). Dinner is $7 for adults and $3 for kids (0-5 eat free) with a $25 family cap and will be served from 5:30 - 6:30 pm, the dining room will stay open until 7:00 pm.
  • SyriaTalkDeciphering the Riddle of Syria and the Refugee Crisis: Join us for a presentation by Matthew Jacobs, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Florida, whose specialty is US Foreign Policy in the Middle East. The presentation will begin at 6:45pm on Wednesday, October 28 in the Worship Center. 
  • UMW will be starting a Missions Study - Created for Happiness: Understanding Your Life in God on October 27 in the Youth Building, from 9am - 1pm. GCM Donation: Beans and Rice. All are welcome to attend!!
  • pharmacistsroleThe Pharmacists Role in Safe & Effective Medication Use: Jacob Tillmann, Pharm.D., BCPS., Pharmacy Residency Program Coordinator for North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System will be giving us an in-depth look at pharmacists and what they do, medication safety and medication use in older adults. This presentation will be TOMORROW NIGHT, October 21, at 6:45 in 232.
  • Dr. Randy Sherwood will lead a six-week workshop on practical mindfulness meditation beginning October 28 (6:30 - 7:30pm; 203/204).  The workshop is $10/session/household or $50/household for all 6 sessions.  Click HERE to register and pay for the class, you may also pay at the first class.  For more information contact Kim Lewerenz.
  • Tuesday Morning Moms (9:30 - 11:30am; rm E203/204) will begin a 5 week study called Breathe: Making Room for the Sabbath by Priscilla Shirer.  Workbooks are available at the Trinity Bookstore for $11. Childcare is available.
  • October 27 is the deadline for making reservations for the UMW Recognition/Awards Luncheon to be held on November 10 at 11:30 am in the Banquet area of the Worship Center. This luncheon replaces the November Circle meetings.
Ben Haines
  • Upward Basketball & Cheerleading registration is open until December 11. Forms are available at the reception desk and all evaluations or online.
  • Order your fresh Frasier Fir Christmas Tree from the SportsMinistry Program now!  The trees are delivered fresh from Virginia and are available for pick up or delivery.  Order online or find a form at the front desk. Don't wait! All proceeds benefit the TUMC SportsMinistry program.  Deadline to order is November 22!
Caring & Support
Jim Cook
  • Caregiver Support Group: Meets every Monday from 7 -8:30pm in 225. Contact Frank Wallace.
General Announcements
  • Sign up for a trunk for Trunk and Treat on October 25!  You get to have a good time, greet the community, see adorable costumes, and enjoy this beautiful fall weather.
  • symposiumThe Alachua County Coalition Against Human Trafficking in partnership with FIGHT Inc., the Junior League of Gainesville, and Santa Fe College is hosting a symposium exploring the fight to end sex trafficking in Alachua County on October 21, from 7 - 8:30 pm in the E-Auditorium at Santa Fe. The speakers (sex trafficking survivor Dr. Brooke Bello, Columbia County Sheriff Mark Hunter, and FDLE Special Agent Jeff Vash) will share their experiences and offer information on how our community can identify, rescue, and restore victims of all forms of human trafficking. The event is free and open to the public. Website | Facebook
  • Every Tuesday in October the kitchen is hosting a "Suds for Spuds" fundraiser for the Mommy Reads ministry. They are offering a baked potato and fix'ins in the Atrium from 11:30 - 1pm in exchange for either a $5 donation or two full size items from this list: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, bar soap, stick deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes and powder.
  • Reeves Byrd will teach the AARP Smart Driver Course on November 5 in 222. This classroom refresher for motorists age 50+ is offered for a modest fee and you do not have to be an AARP member to attend. To register, call Mrs. Lynda LeGrow at (352) 333-3036.
  • Are you interested in joining Trinity? If you want to learn more, 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, Trinity and what is expected of members. The next session is December 6 at 9:40 am in 222.  Register online or email Carmen.  We would love to meet you and to welcome you into the membership of our church!  Let us know if you need childcare.
Bible Studies
  • Women Growing in Faith, Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm, E232
  • Tuesday Morning Moms, 9:30-11:30 am, E203
  • Men's Prayer and Bible Study, Wednesdays, 7:00 am, E232
  • Wednesday Morning Pastor's Bible Study, 9:15 am, Chapel
  • Thursday Morning Bible Study, 10:30 am, E226
  • Weekly Prayer Group, Thursdays, 7:00 pm, Chapel
  • ALERT, first Friday of the month, 10:30 am, Worship Center
  • Dan Johnson's Daily Scripture Email (DSE) is available upon request

For more information, please contact Kim  

Family Matters
Christian Love & Sympathy is extended to Ruth Chapman, Thomas and Timothy Scribner and families on the passing of their mother, Shirley A Scribner on October 11 and Sharon Nelson, Linda Bryant, Robert Kuitert and families on the passing of their mother, Eva D Kuitert on October 18.
Happy Birthday to Margaret Wilkening, who turns 91 today; also to Audrey Boulware and Hal Bingham, both celebrating their 90th birthdays on October 22nd; and to Dottie Whitaker, who turns 93 on October 24th.  Happy birthday also to Gene Wigington, who turns 94 on October 25th.  
If you are celebrating your 80th, 90th or 90+ birthday and would like it announced in the Tuesday Word contact Kelly. 
Altar Flowers
This week's Altar flowers are given To the Glory of God, by Barbara Henricks. 

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