Trinity United Methodist Church
Tuesday Word
January 12, 2016

Worship: Sundays @ 8:15 am, 9:40 am, 11:00 am | Wednesdays @ 6:35 pm 
Dear Trinity Family,  I have four things for you today:
  1. In two weeks on January 24, the highly acclaimed Bethune Cookman University Concert Chorale will be with us under the direction of Damon Dandridge.  If you have heard them before and loved them, they are even BETTER now!  You won't want to miss this great event.  The Mission Box for the Sunday they are here will be for the choir; it's a way scholarships are funded.  Our former Associate Minister, David and Courtney Allen were both supported by such offerings; I wanted you to know ahead of time, so you can plan to be generous to the choir.  AND, David and Courtney will be with them; Courtney will sing a special number, and David will bring greetings from his position as Dean of the Chapel Ministries.  It will be great to see them again.  B-CU is a United Methodist Sponsored University, proudly so. The Concert Chorale will present two 50 minute concerts at the 9:40 and 11:00 hours.  Our own Rev. Clifford Patrick will be preaching at the 8:15 service that morning.
  2. Leaving a Legacy is one of the most important things any of us can do.  Mark your calendars for February 3 at 7pm in 232.  The Florida UM Foundation will be here to lead a "Leaving a Legacy, Faithful Expressions" seminar; it will help all of us fine tune our legacy plans - for our families, our Church and our lives.  They are experts and will answer your questions.  Our own Trinity Church now has an active Foundation and Endowment Committee and they are very excited about this and other upcoming opportunities. 
  3. We need your help in writing Trinity's Lenten Devotional - your writing makes them so inspiring and helpful.  Lent begins very soon: February 10, so please send your devotional to Jim Cook (yes, Jim has retired, but is still helping with this important project).
  4. I'm looking forward to preaching this Sunday on our theme from Joshua 1:9, "Be Strong and courageous, for I am with you wherever you go." By the way, President and Linda Fuchs were very appreciate of the warm reception you gave them last Sunday.

Thanks so much.  God bless, Dan 

Worship This Week
Wednesday: Rev. Aaron Rousseau
Dr. Dan Johnson  

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13 |
Wednesday Night Dinners begin with free spaghetti dinner, 5:30 - 6:30pm
13 | Rejoice! (2pm) and CHEERS (4pm) begin
13 | Latin America Mission Study begins, 6:30pm, 209/210
13 | Fasting Sermon Series begins (6:35, Chapel)
17 | A Journey Through the Bible begins, 3:30 - 5pm, 225
19 | Disciple I, Disciple II and FPU begin
24 | Bethune Cookman University Chorale Concert, 9:40 & 11am 
A Message from Rev. Aaron
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Friends, my family and I are so grateful for the time we shared together in the mountains of western North Carolina last week. While it felt a bit short (vacations always do, don't they?), it was just what we needed to start the new year. I'd love for you to take a look at some of my photographs from our trip that I included in a recap on my blog.

It's hard to believe, having just preached about Epiphany, that the beginning of Lent is less than a month away. To help us prepare for this holy season of the Christian Year that calls us to focus on simple living, prayer, and fasting in order to grow closer to God, I will begin preaching a four-part series on Fasting at the 6:35 service tomorrow night. I am basing my sermons on a Converge Bible study on Fasting. If you are interested, I encourage you consider buying a copy of the book to follow along.

Grace and peace,
Ted Grueser
  • This weeks Mission Box is for Project Nicaragua.  Project Nicaragua is a health service trip from the University of Florida College of Medicine that partners with the Christian Medical and Dental Association on a one-week spiritual mission trip to Nicaragua. Your support will help send 8 medical students to provide medical care in unreached rural areas. In addition, they hope to continue to share the gospel and the Lord's word (last year, over 600 patients accepted Jesus).
  • Trinity is sending a youth and adult medical mission team to Matagalpa, Nicaragua in March. This team will set up clinics in rural villages and will serve over 1,000 people. The following is a list of needed items that can be donated (please, no prescription medicines) Collection boxes will be available in front of the sanctuary, at the front desk in the Education Building, and at the Youth Building. Please turn in donations by February 2nd. Aspirin, acetominophen, and ibuprophen for children and adults, Vitamins for children and adults, Prenatal vitamins, Antacid treatments such as Tums, Pepcid, Zantac, etc., Antifungal treatments (for athlete's foot, etc.), Cortisone cream, Creams or patches for muscle aches such as BenGay, Sunscreen and hand lotion, Waterless antibacterial hand sanitizer such as Purell, Dental floss and floss picks.
Faith Mission
Ward Simonton

The Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Florida has a mission to advocate for the elimination of poverty and racism and to promote social and economic justice nonviolently.  The United Methodist Church has documented Social Principles such as The Nurturing Community and The Social Community, and the work of the Commission has much in common with these principles.  Locally the Commission has organized the following King Celebration 2016 events and all are welcome to attend: 

  • January 12, 6:30pm - A program of "Remembering Martin and Coretta" including a presentation by the winner of the MLK Jr. Oratorical Contest.  Upper Room Church of God in Christ, 3537 NE 15th St.
  • January 13, 6pm - "Changing the Agenda - Gun Violence in Our Communities" - a town hall forum that will include law enforcement and community members.  MLK Multipurpose Center, 1028 NE 14th St.
  • January 14, 6pm - Black History Cultural Brain Bowl & Spelling Bee. MLK Multipurpose Center, 1028 NE 14th St.
  • January 16, 9am - "Free Campaign - Community Cypher", a youth and young adult led program.  MLK Multipurpose Center, 1028 NE 14th St.
  • January 16, 6pm - Community Gospel Concert.  Lincoln Middle School, 1001 SE 10th St.
  • January 18 - Martin Luther King Jr National Holiday Events including (12pm, City Hall Mall) presentations by past and new recipients of the Edna M. Hart Keeper of the Dream Scholarship awarded annually to high school students, (1pm) Commemorative March from downtown to the MLK Multipurpose Center, and followed by (2pm) a gospel concert at the center.
Children's Ministry
Elizabeth Jones
  • Spring CHEERS begins TOMORROW.  Children ages 3 by Sept. 1, 2015 through 5th graders are invited to be a part of this fun, mid week program on Wednesdays from 4-5:30.  Join us for exciting, interactive bible lessons and games, dancing, recreation and singing!  On-line registration is open for all NEW registrants (those who didn't attend in the fall.)
  • Dads: Register for "Always and Forever" Daddy-Daughter Dance on February 19 from 5:30-7pm. It's a fun evening of dancing, crafting, eating and photos!
  • Mark Your Calendars:
    • 13 | Free Spaghetti Dinner, 5:30 - 6:30pm
    • 31 | Elementary Children Sing in Worship, 9:40
    • February 7 | 3rd Grade Amazing Bible Challenge
    • 12 |Parents Night Out (RSVP by 2/10)
    • 19 | Daddy-Daughter Dance, 5:30 - 7:30 (RSVP)
    • 21 | Baptism Orientation, 8:45am, E125
    • 28 | Summertime Fun/CrossTrainers, Fusion registration opens to TUMC & Stepping Stones families
Youth Ministry
Julie Mishoe
  • The Yoots had a great weekend, between 20 kids out at Lake Swan on a Confirmation retreat, Julia and Ella leading worship on Sunday morning from the Sonlight loft, and an awesome night of worship for UMYF on Sunday night, thank you for all of your prayers and support during busy times!
  • This Sunday at UMYF will be our second Salt and Light night of the spring with our new "you are the music in me" discussions.  If you're in town we would love to see you!  Bring $3 for snack supper and a friend.  Don't forget there is NOT UMYF on January 24 because we will be on the High School Retreat.  
  • Don't forget to e-mail us to submit your talent or no talent act for the show on the 31st!  Parents (or yoots!), if you can make a pie to donate to the auction fundraiser for Trinity's Friendship Accessibility Ministry that would be great!
  • We hope to see a lot of your sleepy faces for pancakes at the Sonlight lock-in on Saturday morning.  
  • Middle School Mystery Trip forms are available online.  Click Here to print one at home and turn it in ASAP!
Music & Worship Arts
Alice Wallis
  • Registration for Rejoice!, our Wednesday afternoon program for kids age Kindergarten - 5th grade is open now and begins January 13.
  • We are looking for a few people who are artistic and technically minded to help with the weekly live streaming of the 9:40 Worship Service. This includes running the switcher/mixer and help composing the video shots. Please email to JD if you are interested in learning more.
Erin Cushing
  • January 10 - 16 is Spirit Week at Napolatanos - tell your server you are there to support Sonlight.
  • Lock-in will be from January 15 at 5pm to January 16 at 2pm - RSVP here.
Sports Ministry
Ben Haines
  • Flag Football Evaluations will take place on the Sports Fields at Trinity from 2-4 PM on January 31, February 7 & 21. Early registration ends on January 31.  Deadline to register is February 21.  All Flag Football players must attend one of the evaluation days.  Cheerleaders do not need to attend an evaluation. Register online or forms are available at evaluations and the Trinity front desk.
Adult Ministries
Kim Lewerenz
  • Wednesday Night Fellowship Suppers begin January 13 with Free Spaghetti Night at 5:30pm in the Worship Center.
  • Journey Through The Bible As One Story: Sundays, beginning January 17, 3:30-5pm.  Have you ever wanted to read the Bible as one seamless story?  You will have the opportunity to explore the Old Testament's story of God and God's calling of the people of Israel through the many "voices" of the biblical text alongside the writings of the New Testament. Class materials are $20 and available in the Trinity Bookstore. Childcare is available.
  • Disciple 1: (part 1)Tuesdays, January 19th-May 10, 7-9:30pm. The best 34-week overview of the wholeness of the Bible as a revelation of God and God's calling on our lives. (Part 2 will be in the fall)
  • Disciple 2: (part 1)Tuesdays, January 19th-May 3, 7-9:30pm. A deeper look at Genesis-Exodus and Luke-Acts that focuses on developing a relationship with God through transforming spiritual disciplines and reinforcing one's witness to the world. (Part 2 will be in the fall)
  • Financial Peace University: Tuesdays, January 19-March 15, 6:30-8:30pm. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, this 9-week course presents biblical, practical steps to financial freedom.
  • Women Growing in Faith (Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:30pm, 232) begins a new study called Set Apart: Holy Habits of Prophets and Kings by Jessica LaGrone on January 19. Member books are $14.
  • Other Coming Studies:
    • ALERT (Adults Leisurely Enjoying Retirement) is a nondenominational luncheon and program event for seniors. Meets January 8th, 11:45am, in the Worship Center.  Come early for Bible study in the Worship Center at 10:30am.
    • The Alpha Marriage Course: Thursdays, March 31-May 12, 6-8:30pm. Taught by Rev. Aaron Rousseau and Lenora Rousseau
    • The Holy Spirit book study: Wednesdays, April 6 - April 27, 6:30-7:30pm, 203/204
  • The 4 week Latin American church wide study sponsored by UMW, will begin at 6:30pm in 209/210. Come early and view a collection of nativity scenes from all over Latin America. The focus will begin with Indigenous peoples and some of the cultural history of Latin America. Everyone is welcome.
  • UMW General Meeting, January 26 at 9:30am in 232. Program: Mission to India, Peggy Ward, (Hostess-Faith Circle).
Caring & Support
Lenora Rousseau
  • Breast Cancer Support Group will meet January 25 at 6:30pm in 224 for our 2016 Organizational Get Together.  All Breast Cancer Survivors are welcome! Bring along your list of Breast Cancer Subjects and/or Speakers you have interest in to help us kick off a special year to assist you in your journey and make some new friends too.  This is a GREAT group!!!
  • Caregiver Support Group: Meets every Monday from 7 -8:30pm in 225. Contact Frank Wallace. 
General Announcements
  • Come out and support the Friendship Accessibility Ministry on January 31 at 6pm.  We will be hosting our annual Talent/No Talent show & Pie Auction.  To reserve your talent or no talent act please contact Julie Mishoe.  If you would like to donate a homemade pie please contact Kim Lewerenz.
  • 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 is January 31, 9:40am in 222. Please register online, or email Carmen.
  • Thanks to everyone who wrote an Advent devotional--what a blessing you provided.  Easter is early this year and that means we have a shorter turnaround period for writing Lenten devotionals. Our deadline will be January 29th.  We need 47 devotionals for the time between Ash Wednesday and Easter.  This year's theme will be, "How I See Jesus".  Please send your devotional to Jim Cook, include your writing, a scripture verse, a closing prayer thought and a title if you wish (250 words). 
  • If you need to make arrangements for assistance or special accommodations during Sunday services, please contact Shannon at 416-3005, Monday - Thursday.
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

Happy Birthday to Mary Blackman, who turns 80 
tomorrow, and to Bob DeHoff, who turns 82 on January 15th 
Altar Flowers
This week's 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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