Trinity United Methodist Church
Tuesday Word
February 9, 2016

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

First, remember that we have two Ash Wednesday services tomorrow: one at noon in the chapel and one at 7:00pm in the Worship Center (after our light - for Lent - Wednesday Night Dinner).  Invite a friend, make it a priority.  I'll be preaching from Matthew 4:1 - 11, the story of Jesus' 40 days in the desert, which will be a guide for our own Lenten journeys.

Several of you have asked who created the beautiful artwork of a Vine on the coffee shroud in the new Welcome Center.  Her name is Leslie Tharp and she does blacksmith demos. You can see more on her website.

Speaking of the VINE, this Sunday I will begin our Lenten Sermon Series: "The Great 'I am's' of Jesus."  And this Sunday's Sermon is on "I am the Vine" from John 15: "Abiding Love, Healing Love." Each service will conclude with time for individual prayers for healing.

If you weren't able to get a special Joshua 1:9 dog tag from the Islam family on Sunday, there are a few at the receptionist desk or you can contact the family directly through their website

Love and prayers, Dan
Worship This Week
Ash Wednesday Services: Dr. Dan Johnson
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Upcoming Events
10 | Ash Wednesday Service, Dr. Dan Johnson, 12pm, Chapel
10 | Wednesday Night Dinner, 5:30pm, Worship Center
10 | Ash Wednesday Service, Dr. Dan Johnson, 7pm, Worship Center
12 | Parent's Night Out, 5:30-8:30pm (RSVP by 2/10)
17 | Lenten Service, Rev. Mark Becker, 6:30, Worship Center
19 | Daddy/Daughter Dance (RSVP
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If you missed the mission box this past Sunday, then I encourage you to go to my blog and read the latest post. The mission box supported Trey and Larissa Genser and their mission work in Mozambique. As you know from my recent trip to Malawi, I am passionate about what they are doing. So, I asked Larissa to write a guest entry to tell you more about it.

I also want to remind you that registration is open for The Marriage Course that Lenora and I will be leading on Thursdays from March 31 - May 19, from 6 - 8:30 pm. The 8-week course requires pre-paid registration of $110, which covers the course materials and the dinner deliciousness prepared by our kitchen staff. Limited spots for childcare are available, so register now! Each session is a "date night format," beginning with the opportunity to share a meal and quiet conversation with your partner in a romantic setting. Later, you watch a DVD lesson and are then given more time for discussion. Don't worry - during the discussion time, background music is playing and your tables are spread far enough apart to ensure your privacy. Lenora and I participated in this course two years ago and it really did strengthen our marriage. Won't you join us this year? And, please, tell your friends!

Grace and peace be with you this week as we begin to journey through Lent, 
Ted Grueser
  • This week's Mission Box is the Keira Grace Foundation.  Founded in 2004, by Drs. Michael and Eileen Lauzardo, the Keira Grace Foundations mission is to bring hope, restoration and life to children with cancer in developing countries. The Keira Grace Foundation focuses on taking proven cancer treatment to developing nations where the most impact can be made, changing the trajectory of survival rates by more than 400%.
  • Mark Your Calendars.  The Spring Yard Sale will be Saturday, April 2
  • A community needs your help! April 24-30, Trinity will be taking a team back 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. There are limited spots available so act fast.  There are scholarships available so don't let money stop you from taking advantage of God using you in the world.
Faith Mission
Ward Simonton
  • Thanks to those who responded to the Volunteer Opportunities in the past two weeks (and thanks to those who helped recruit).  We have at least five new mentors and Kids Count volunteers!  In addition to regular programming, Faith Mission has a variety of happenings this week, from planning for the monthly luncheons at Rawlings that bring mentors and students together with special speakers to installing acoustic panels in the ceiling to reduce the echo in the main building.  Important items on the Faith Mission calendar include - 
    • February 9, 6pm - Leadership Team monthly meeting.  The team of church and neighborhood members will prioritize goals for 2016 and plan on how we should expand efforts on-site and in the community.
    • February 13, 3pm - Girl Scouts.  This is a "Fun Day" Saturday event for five community development troops to come for activities inside and out.
Children's Ministry
Elizabeth Jones
  • Ash Wednesday: Discover the meaning of Ash Wednesday and Lent by attending an interactive service at CHEERS (parents welcome) from 4-5:30pm. The afternoon will include music, Scripture, and hands-on, child-centered stations. All elementary children are welcome.
  • 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:
    • 12 | Parents Night Out (RSVP by 2/10)
    • 19 | Daddy-Daughter Dance, 5:30 - 7:30 (RSVP)
    • 21 | Baptism Orientation, 8:45am, E125
    • 21 | 9:40-4th Grade Scavenger Hunt (parents join 4th grader in 207). Easter eggs need "stuffing"! Pick up a bag in the Children's Ministries office, room 108
    • 28 | Summertime Fun/CrossTrainers/Fusion registration opens to TUMC & Stepping Stones families. VBS registration opens to volunteers and their children.
    • March 20 | 9:40 & 11am, Sit Together Sunday
  • Save the Date for Vacation Bible School: June 13-17 from 9-12:00 for those who have completed  Pre-K through 5th grade.  Registration begins on April 2.
Youth Ministry
Julie Mishoe
  • Join us for "waffle cone Wednesday" at Julie's house from 3-4pm tomorrow.  We will have d'lites ice cream and a fire if it's still cold out! E-mail Julie for the address or directions.
  • Friday morning Breakfast Buddies is Back! Meet us at the Bagel Bakery at 7am (or anytime after) for Gainesville's best bagels and some awesome fellowship before finishing out your week.
  • Sunday night at UMYF we will be celebrating Valentines day with the all time classic romance movie: Lady and the Tramp. Bring $3 to eat an Italian Dinner of Spaghetti and Meatballs with your church family that loves you very much. 5:30-7:30pm in the youth building.
Sonlight Youth Choir & Band
Erin Cushing
  • February 22 is spirit night at Piesanos for all three Gainesville locations from 4pm-closing. Just mention to your server that you are there to support Sonlight and we will receive 20% back!
  • Upcoming dates:
    • 14 - No Sonlight am or pm
    • 21 - Rehearsal 3-5:30pm
    • 22 - Spirit Night at Piesanos - all three Gainesville locations from 4pm-closing; 20% back if you tell your server you are there to support Sonlight
    • 28 - Rehearsal 3-5:30pm
Sports Ministry
Ben Haines
  • The final flag football evaluation will take place on the sports fields from 2-4 PM on February 21. Deadline to register is February 21.  All Flag Football players must attend an evaluation.  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
  • Upcoming Studies:
    • The Alpha Marriage Course: Thursdays, March 31-May 19, 6-8:30pm. Taught by Rev. Aaron Rousseau and Lenora Rousseau. Register Now.
    • The Holy Spirit book study: Wednesdays, April 6 - April 27, 6:30-7:30pm, 203/204
  • Bible 100: Friday, March 116 - 8pm led by Beth Demme. Cost is $10.  For more information about Beth visit her website.  She will also be our keynote speaker at our upcoming Women's Event on March 12.   Register Now.
  • Trinity Ladies: Register now for our upcoming Women's Event #WomenLivingUnfiltered on March 128 - 1pm.  Cost is $25.  For more information contact Kim (416-3074). 
  • Trinity United Methodist Church's Women's Morning Circle Meetings. All women are welcome and invited to join. Contact President Elaine Robinson or Laura Navarro
  • United Methodist Women Dorcas Group Meeting on February 16 from 9:30 - 11:30am, E222.  NOTE THE CHANGE OF TIME.  We are working on cancer caps and baby hats. Yarn and fabric available but you can bring your own. Need to learn to knit or crochet? Instruction available.  Everyone is welcome to come and help us meet a community need.  Contact Linda Cook (378-6665) for more information.
  • February 21, UMW Sunshine Circle Meeting, 3pm
Caring & Support
Lenora Rousseau
  • There are times when each of us needs the care of another person, a Christian friend, a Stephen Minister!  These needs could be a loved one who is hospitalized, terminally ill or in a job crisis.  It could be someone grieving a death or serious loss.  Stephen Ministry is a confidential ministry: those receiving care can be sure that their identity and what goes on in the caring relationship will remain private.  If you or someone you know would benefit from a Stephen Minister, please contact Lenora.
  • Caregiver Support Group: Meets every Monday from 7 -8:30pm in 225. Contact Frank Wallace. 
  • Thursday Weekly Prayer Group: "Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you." (Matthew 7:7)  All are welcome to join or leave a Prayer Request at the Chapel.  We love praying for others!  Meets Thursdays at 7pm (except 3rd Thursday at Faith Mission, 6pm).  For more information, contact Jay Schnedl.
  • Healing Touch Cancer Support group meets February 18 at 5:30 in the O. Dean Martin Prayer Room. Our topic this month led by Joanie Knisley is ANGELS. Join us for our sharing of experiences. All cancer patients and survivors are welcome as we walk together on our cancer journey. For more information, call Marcey (331-2960) or Margie (386-462-9592).
General Announcements
  • The Ash Wednesday, Wednesday Night Dinner menu is Creamy Clam Chowder, Baked Potato, Spring Salad, Dinner Roll and grilled cheese for kids.The Kitchen is open from 5:30 - 6:30 pm. Adult meals are $7, children 5 and up $3.
  • Reeves Byrd will teach the AARP Smart Driver Course in E222 on March 3. 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 attend. Call Mrs. Lynda LeGrow (333-3036) to register.
  • 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
  • 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

We welcome Trinity's newest members into full membership: John Gregory, Randy Jungklaus, Tami Jungklaus and Fran Whitlock.

Christian Love & Sympathy is extended to 
Barbara Bowman and Family in the passing of her husband James C. Bowman on January 3.

Happy Birthday to Glen Wells, who celebrates his 91st birthday on February 13.
Altar Flowers
This week's flowers are given by Robert Fullington, in loving memory of Reeda Fullington and by Paul Clayton, in loving memory of his wife Mary and in celebration of what would be their 50th wedding anniversary on February 11th.

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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