Trinity United Methodist Church
Tuesday Word
November 24, 2015

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

Happy Thanksgiving!  Enjoy some time with loved ones, and be extravagant in giving thanks to God who has extravagantly loved you and provided for your needs.  And I hope to see you this Sunday - the first Sunday of Advent as we prepare for His coming.  

Love and prayers,

Worship This Week
Wednesday: No 6:35 this week
Sunday: Dr. Dan Johnson

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Upcoming Events
30 | Decorate Worship Center, 6-8:30 pm
2 | CMT Family Advent Festival, 5:30 - 7:15pm (RSVP for dinner by 11/29)
4 | ALERT Bible Study (10:30), lunch (11:45am)
6 | Coffee with the Pastors, 9:40am, 222 (Register
6 | Trinity party at Skate Station, sponsored by Alpha. 5-8pm
A Message from Rev. Aaron
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I love this prayer written by George Herbert, seventeenth century English poet and Anglican priest, and wanted to share it with you.

"Thou hast given so much to me,
Give one thing more - a grateful heart;
Not thankful when it pleases me,
As if thy blessings had spare days;
But such a heart whose very pulse may be Thy praise."

Happy Thanksgiving!

Grace and peace be with you,
Rev. Aaron

P.S. With Advent beginning on November 29, we've created a smart phone lock screen image that is consistent with this year's theme (Come and Worship). You can download it here, I encourage you to use this as a daily prayer throughout the season.
Ted Grueser
  • Mission Box - This Sunday begins the season of Advent, our time to celebrate the birth of Jesus and the wonder of His love for us.  We want to share this love with the promise of the new FUMCH Madison Youth Ranch, a place of love and safety for children who are desperately in need of both.  We continue to support the building of this special ministry that exemplifies the Wonder of His love.
  • We hope this finds you readying yourself for Thanksgiving with family and friends.  Because of your participation, more than 1,300 families in our area will also have a complete Thanksgiving meal.  Everyone didn't get a chance to see the smiles of families walking out with their basket and turkey or feel the hug of the social workers that picked up meals for their referred families but please know this program is a blessing felt by our neighbors.  Thank you for being a part of this wonderful program and Happy Thanksgiving.
Faith Mission
Ward Simonton
  • Thanksgiving - an extended holiday weekend devoted to gratitude (topped off with a wonderful meal and football!) and one of my favorite times of the year.  For all those connected with Faith Mission, there is much to be thankful for this year.
    • The volunteers who have cleaned, repaired, and painted much of the facility;
    • The volunteers who served out in the neighborhood on special events and projects (like at Rawlings Elementary and at Village Green & Forest Apartments);
    • The volunteers who serve regularly at Kids Count and SNAP;
    • The volunteers who are serving as mentors at Rawlings Elementary this year;
    • The skilled contractors who have worked on roofing, audio-visual, air conditioning, doors, networking, and much more;
    • The Kids Count, SNAP, Girl Scout, and Rawlings staff who are so supportive of the children in the neighborhood;
    • The neighborhood leadership and residents who are working together to enhance well-being of families;
    • The churches who are serving in committed partnership; &
    • Trinity UMC for the many ways it is supporting the work of Faith Mission.
This new mission and neighborhood center is in gratitude to the people and organizations who are walking alongside one another and working together for the physical, emotional, financial, and spiritual well-being of us all.  Many blessings this Thanksgiving.
Children's Ministry
Elizabeth Jones
  • Our Family Advent Festival is December 2 from 5:30-7:15. Join us for a special evening of dinner, crafts, caroling, Chrismons and cookies!  Reserve your dinner tickets online by November 29 for the delicious family friendly dinner! (0-5-Free; Children: $3; Adults: $5; Family Cap: $16).
  • Mark your calendars for upcoming events.  Visit the bulletin board outside of the CMT Office or our website for more details:
    • 2 | Family Advent Festival (Order your tickets by 11/29)
    • 5 | Sonlight breakfast with Santa
    • 11 | Parent's Night Out, 5:30 - 8:30pm (RSVP by 12/9)
    • 16 | Live Nativity, 5:30 - 7:30 (sign up your child now, room 108)
    • 24 | Children's Christmas Eve Service, 5pm
    • 27 | 1 Family Friendly Service, 9:40 (No Sunday School/Childcare)
Youth Ministry
Julie Mishoe
  • Happy Thanksgiving Week!  We hope you are all enjoying your time off from school and enjoying the beginning of the Holiday Season.  Don't forget we do NOT have youth this coming Sunday night, soak in the rest of your week off, and start warming up your voice for December 6 Christmas Caroling event. 
  • Our Spring 2016 Calendar and High School Retreat forms are out!  Download them off of our Forms and Documents page on our website.
Sonlight Youth Choir & Band
Erin Cushing
  • SantaSonlight is hosting Breakfast with Santa! All children up to 5th grade are invited to join Sonlight on December 5 from 8:30-11am in the Youth Building. Santa will be there with his sleigh along with some cheerful elves and reindeer! For more information or to make your reservation, please visit our website.
Please see our web page for more information.
Music & Worship Arts
Alice Wallis
  • Our annual Trinity Christmas Dinner will be on December 16 at 5:30 in the Worship Center, with our Combined Adult Choirs and Exaltation Ringers presenting their annual concert at 7:30pm. Please plan to join us for this great tradition! Dinner tickets are available online, at the receptionist desk during regular business hours or at the bookstore on Sunday mornings. No ticket or reservation is required for the concert.
Adult Ministries
David Leonard
  • May all of your Thanksgiving travel and fellowship be blessed!  Please remember those who lost loved ones this year and those who have no family with whom to share it.
  • There will be no Thursday Morning Bible Study on Thanksgiving Day.
  • The Seekers Sunday School Class (11am, 226) will begin a new study on November 29, When Religion Becomes Evil, by Charles Kimball. Books are $14 in the bookstore.
Ben Haines
Caring & Support
Jim Cook
  • Caregiver Support Group: Meets every Monday from 7 -8:30pm in 225. Contact Frank Wallace. 
Laura Richardson
  • Trinity Foundation is accepting applications for funding now through December 2, requests will be considered at the December 10 meeting. Your application should include how funds will be used and how the organization adheres to the principles & goals of Trinity. All applications should be sent to Laura Richardson, Foundation administer. If you have any questions, please contact Bill Burger.
General Announcements
  • decoratingWorship Center Decorating: Ready or not, it's time to get ready for Christmas! Join us for our annual Christmas Decorating work party on November 30 from 6-8:30pm. There are jobs for men and women of all ages and ability levels. We have lots of fun as we go from zero to Christmas in about 2 hours! Come on out and help us make it happen! No need to RSVP, but if you would like to let Alice know you are coming, it would be helpful.
  • If you would like to join Trinity, the way to do it is through Coffee with the Pastors. It is 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 next Coffee with the Pastors will be December 6 at 9:40am in 222. Please register online, or email Carmen.
  • Save the Date! The Trinity Family Christmas Party at Skate Station sponsored by Alpha will be on December 6 from 5-8pm. ALL are invited!
  • Carter Nute will teach the AARP Smart Driver Course in a one day session in 222 on December 7. This classroom refresher for motorists age 50 and older is offered for a modest fee, you do not have to be an AARP member to attend. To register, call Mrs. Lynda LeGrow at (352) 333-3036.
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 (does not meet this week)
  • 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
Happy birthday to Phyllis Darnell and Carolyn Cook, both celebrating birthdays on November 30th.  Phyllis will be turning 91 and Carolyn is celebrating her 90th birthday.  
Altar Flowers
This week's Altar flowers are given to the Glory of God.

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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