Trinity United Methodist Church
Tuesday Word
January 19, 2016

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

You really don't want to miss the Bethune-Cookman University Concert Chorale this Sunday at the 9:40 and 11:00 services.  The Chorale is more than outstanding in quality, inspiration and range of music.  Also, our Mission Box this Sunday is to support these students in their University training.  For the 8:15 worship service, we are grateful to have our own Rev. Cliff Patrick preaching.

I hope many of you can attend our Trinity Foundation's event on February 3 (Wednesday night at 7pm in room 232:  "Leaving a Legacy, Faithful Expressions."  It's about our own personal legacies for ourselves, our families and our church.  RSVP to Shannon so we can plan for light deserts.  Thanks.

And, we need 42 contributions to Trinity's Lenten Devotional booklet.  The theme is "How Do I See Jesus?"  Please submit to Jim Cook no later than February 1.

Love and prayers, Dan
Worship This Week
Wednesday: Rev. Aaron Rousseau
Sunday: Rev. Clifford Patrick (8:15am), Bethune Cookman University Concert Chorale (9:40 & 11am)

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Upcoming Events
19 | Financial Peace University begins
20 | Wednesday Night Dinner, 5:30-6:30pm
20 | Literacy & well drilling in Latin America, 6:30pm, 209/210
24 | Bethune Cookman University Chorale Concert, 9:40 & 11am
31 | Accessibility Sunday
31 | Coffee with the Pastors, 9:40, 222
31 | Talent/No Talent Show and Pie Auction, 6pm, Worship Center 
A Message from Rev. Aaron
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A few of you asked about the short verse I used as a prayer at the end of Sunday's sermon. It is Psalm 27:14 (CEB). Here it is again, and I encourage you to use it in your prayer time this week: "Hope in the Lord! Be strong! Let your heart take courage! Hope in the Lord!"

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, last week I began a four-part sermon series on Fasting at the 6:35 service. 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. See you this Wednesday night in Trinity Chapel for part two!

Grace and peace,
Ted Grueser
  • This weeks Mission Box is for Bethune Cookman University Concert Chorale.  Bethune Cookman has had a concert choir since 1904. They are known world wide from their concert tours. Your support will help them to continue to share the gospel through their music and amazing voices.
  • Mommy Reads is collecting the following items (new or used) for Lowell Correctional Institution on an ongoing basis: women's clothing (pants/tops/jackets), card games, puzzles, coloring books/crayons/colored pencils, ANY sport balls/pumps, board games, aerobic/workout videos/CDs, CD players, games/books for the kids visiting. Items can be left at the church desk. Contact Beth Haines with questions.
  • 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, acetaminophen, and ibuprofen 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

In addition to regular programming, Faith Mission has a variety of happenings this week, from installing a new basketball for the neighborhood youth to beginning to gather information on employment opportunities for teens and young adults.  Other things on the calendar include -  

  • January 19, 6pm - Leadership Team monthly meeting.  (Faith Mission)
  • January 20, 10:30am - Rawlings Elementary, Greenhouse Church, & Faith Mission mentoring luncheon.  This is the first monthly program that brings 4th and 5th grade students and their mentors together for a meal and a special speaker. (Rawlings)
  • January 21, 12pm - Parent Academy Meeting.  A gathering of pastors and local missions staff to plan on a variety of support for the new school system initiative to empower parents.  Faith Mission will be participating.  (Abundant Grace Church)
  • January 21, 6pm - Open Time of Prayer.  (Faith Mission)
  • January 23, 3pm - Girl Scouts.  (Faith Mission)
Children's Ministry
Elizabeth Jones
  • It's not too late to join us for CHEERS!  Children ages 3 by September 1, 2015 through 5th graders are invited to be a part of this fun, mid week program on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:30.  Join us for exciting, interactive bible lessons and games, dancing, recreation and singing! On-line registration is open?
  • 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:
    • 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
  • Our second Salt N Light of the new year was awesome! We had an amazing time talking with you all about how God calls out to us, and how we can respond to that call.
  • There is NO UMYF this Sunday, January 24th, because we will be in Dahlonega, GA for an awesome time in the mountains on the high school retreat!
  • Email 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!
  • 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 has begun, but it's not too late! Register now.
  • 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 JD if you are interested in learning more.
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
  • Financial Peace University: Begins TONIGHT. 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) TONIGHT begins a new study called Set Apart: Holy Habits of Prophets and Kings by Jessica LaGrone on January 19. Member books are $14.
  • Harvey Baxter will share about the work of both Trinity and Rotary involving literacy and well drilling in Latin America. (January 20, 6:30pm, 209/210).
  • Other Coming Studies:
    • 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
  • UMW General Meeting, January 26 at 9:30am in 232. Beth Haines will share the Mommy Reads program conducted at Lowell Correctional Institution.
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
  • In coordination with the Latin America Mission Study, the menu for this weeks Wednesday Night Dinner will be Peruvian Chicken, Roast Potatoes, Corn, Vegetables, Soup, Salad & Caramel Pudding. Kitchen is open from 5:30 - 6:30 pm. Adults are $7, children 5 and up $3.
  • 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.
  • We are planning a big celebration to honor Dan and Jan Johnson on the occasion of his retirement. The celebration will be on Saturday, June 4, at 11:00am, and will be followed by a barbecue lunch from noon-2:00pm. Check out the web page we have set up to give you all of the information for the party! Please RSVP, and plan to create a page to add to the scrapbook that will be from all of us. Look at the website again soon when we will have opportunities for you to sign up to volunteer your time to assist with various parts of the celebration. 
  • 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).
  • The walls are bare right now but not for long. The annual Gainesville Fine Arts Association Members Winter Show will debut on Sunday, January 31st.  Join us on the second floor of the Education Building at noon to admire the new show, meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments.
  • 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

Christian Love & Sympathy is extended to Pat Dougheny and family on the passing of his father, Joseph Edward Dougheny on January 11 and Vonda Williams, Rick Williams and families on the passing of her husband and his father, Richard E "Gene" Williams on January 12.

Happy Birthday to Valerie Woodard, who celebrates her 80th birthday tomorrow and to Jeanine Christian who turns 80 on January 24.

Altar Flowers
This week's flowers are given in loving memory of Rita Nail-Glicco, with love from Jim and Matt Glicco & Alaisa Harris.

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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