Trinity United Methodist Church
Tuesday Word
March 2, 2016

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

Please continue to pray for Dan and Ted while they are away at the West Africa Theological Seminary in Lagos, Nigeria. They return Saturday.

Here are several things I'd like you to know as we begin the month of March:
  • Join us tomorrow night for our weekly Wednesday night supper beginning at 5:30pm and then stay for our Lenten series in the Worship Center at 6:30. Our guest preacher this week is Rev. David Dodge.
  • This Sunday, March 6th, is Sonlight Sunday and they have a very special service planned, "I AM the good shepherd." These outstanding youth will be leading us in worship at all three services.
  • Register by March 8th for two special events happening next weekend. Friday, March 11 - The Bible in 100 Minutes with Beth Demme, 6 to 8pm, $10. Saturday March 12th - A very special women's event, again with Beth Demme, #WomenLivingUnfiltered - 8am to 1pm, $25.
  • We will be celebrating a Passover Seder again this year, Thursday, March 24, beginning at 6pm. $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-12, children ages 0-4 free. Reservations are required, so please contact Alice Wallis for tickets. We anticipate this dinner selling out.
  • Finally, Lenora and I will be co-leading The Marriage Course on Thursday evenings, March 31 to May 19, from 6-8:30pm. You're invited to experience eight focused-date nights for you and your spouse to enjoy a delicious meal and private conversation - aimed at helping you grow closer together. Register here, cost is $110, and includes all meals and childcare.
I pray Lenten blessings continue to be with you all and that you have an awesome week!

Grace and peace be with you,
Rev. Aaron
Worship This Week
Wednesday: Rev. David Dodge
Sunday: Sonlight Youth Choir & Band
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Upcoming Events
2 | Lenten Worship Service, Rev. David Dodge, 6:30pm
6 | Sonlight Sunday
9 | Lenten Worship Service, Rev. David Allen
11 | ALERT Bible study (10:30), lunch (11:45)
11 | Bible 100, 6-8pm, 232
11 | Trinity Camp-out
12 | #WomenLivingUnfiltered, 8am - 1pm, Worship Center
13 | Coffee with the Pastors, 9:40am, 222 
Ted Grueser
  • This week's Mission Box is for Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Central Florida. Childhood illness is an immensely difficult and stressful time for a family. The ability for families to stay together and be near their sick children can mean the world during this stressful time. Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Central Florida provides this opportunity to thousands of families who travel to Gainesville, Florida each year to take advantage of the medical expertise at UF Health Shands Children's Hospital.
  • 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
  • Our community is blessed with organizations whose programs and initiatives will deeply benefit the Gainesville area including Faith Mission's neighborhood, and this week I want to highlight three -
    • Peaceful Paths - Check out their new Stick up 4 Change Facebook page highlighting violence prevention and building and restoring healthy relationships.  Peaceful Paths brings their expertise to Kids Count through a weekly community outreach program.
    • River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding - With expertise in conflict resolution, violence prevention, and restorative justice, RPCP is having a very positive impact in our community.  Youth and families in the Faith Mission neighborhood benefit from RPCP's Police/Youth Dialogues and their programs with the Dept. of Juvenile Justice.
    • Peace4Gainesville - The understanding of trauma and its impact on physical and mental health, and long term well-being, is growing.  P4G is helping in many ways to build this awareness in our community.  In our neighborhood, Carol Lewis, a P4Gfounder, is sharing coping and mindfulness techniques with Kids Count that the staff can incorporate with the children.
  • We at Faith Mission are thankful for the work of these organizations.  Feel free to reach out to each directly if you'd like to learn about their work in our community.
Children's Ministry
Elizabeth Jones 
  • Easter eggs need "stuffing"! Pick up a bag in the Children's Ministries office, room 108.
  • Be a part of Trinity's Summer Camp, registration is now OPEN!
    • Summertime Fun: Children, age 1 (and walking) by April 1, 2016, through incoming 1st graders, are invited to join a fun-filled morning of activities, crafts, music, movement, and free play related to special Bible themes.
    • Crosstrainers: Incoming 2nd - 7th graders are invited to join an outdoor-based day camp. Children will play and learn fundamentals for basic sports, participate in group games, and enjoy a fun Florida summer.
    • Fusion: Fusion is for incoming 1st & 2nd graders only and spaces are limited!  This new hybrid day camp will incorporate elements of Summer Time Fun (STF) and Crosstrainers (CT) programs into one.
  • VBS Registration is open for VBS volunteers and their children
  • Mark Your Calendars:
    • March 18 | Parent's Night Out, 5:30 - 8:30 (RSVP)
    • 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
  • Don't forget about small groups meeting on Wednesday nights, 7:30 for boys in the youth building and 8:00 for girls at Kylie (middle school) and Julie's (High School) Houses! 
  • Friday Morning Breakfast Buddies at Bagel Bakery at 7am.  Start your Fridays off on a delicious note of warm bagels and hot coffee, oh, yeah, and awesome company!
  • This Sunday night we will be having one of our favorites: experiential worship.  This week we have a special guest musician, Rev. Aaron, so come on out from 5:30-7:30!
  • Summer mission trip forms are available on the website, reserve your spot today!
Dance Camp
Susan Kovi
  • Dance Camp 2016: Registration will begin on March 7 for girls who are currently in 1st - 5th grade. Camp is July 25-29, 9am - 1pm with a performance on the 29th at noon.  For more information or to register please contact Susan Kovi (416-3039).
Sonlight Youth Choir & Band
Erin Cushing
  • Upcoming dates:
    • 6 | Sonlight Sunday, 7:30am call time; Rehearsal 3-5:30pm - everyone in worship center
    • 9 | Wednesday Lenten Service at 6:30pm (dinner at 5:30pm) RSVP here
    • 13 | Officer's meeting at 2:15pm; rehearsal 3-5:30pm; officer applications due
    • 20 | No Sonlight am or pm - Happy spring break!
    • 27 | Sonlight morning only, all meet at 8:30am in the choir room
    • 31 | Tour 2016 deposits due
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
  • womenBible 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). 
  • United Methodist Women:
    • March 1, Leadership Team Meeting, 10am, 222
    • March 4, The Church Women United's World Day of Prayer, 9:30am at Mt. Carmel (2508 NE 8th Ave)
    • March 8, Morning Circle Meetings, 10am
    • March 8, Faith Circle Meeting, 9:30am
Caring & Support
Lenora Rousseau
  • Caregiver Support Group: Meets every Monday from 7 -8:30pm in the O. Dean Martin Prayer Room. All are welcome. Contact Frank Wallace (516-637-5754).
  • Thursday 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 us for prayer or leave a written Prayer Request in the Chapel, we love praying for others.  We meet every Thursday, 7-8pm (except Holidays or 3rd Thursdays when we meet at Faith Mission, 6-6:30 PM).  Contact Jay Schnedl.
  • Lifeline Singles: Join Lifeline Singles in the youth building on March 4 at 6pm for our monthly "Meet and Greet." Bring a dish to share and $2 for paper goods. Contact Carol Hinton (352-219-2635) or go to visit the website.
  • Need support during a difficult time? In addition to our clergy and parish visitation team, our Stephen Ministers are also trained and ready to help during times of transition, isolation, crisis, or rebuilding. If you or someone you know would benefit from speaking to a Stephen Minister, please contact Lenora.
Sports Ministry
Ben Haines
  • campMarch 11 is the Trinity Family Camp-out on campus. We'll provide s'mores and hot chocolate and a fire if you want to cook your own dinner. Continental style breakfast in the Youth Building Saturday morning. Email Ben for more info.
General Announcements
  • The Wednesday Night Dinner menu is Corn chowder, Cornbread, Hot Dogs with Fritos, Garden Salad and Dirt Pudding Cups. The Kitchen is open from 5:30 - 6:30 pm. Adult meals are $7, children $3, 0-5 eat free.
  • Easter Lily Dedications ($14) are open through March 20.  Envelopes will be available during Sunday services for those who would like to pay by cash or check, or you may pay online hereIf you have any questions, please contact Shannon (416-3005). 
  • On Holy Saturday (March 26) we will be having a special Membership/Baptism Service at 12pm in the Chapel. If you are planning to attend, please arrive at the Chapel by 11:30 am for a brief orientation. The service is entirely devoted to those being baptized and/or joining Trinity. You are welcome to invite family members or friends to be a part of this very special experience. For more information, contact Carmen Nelson (416-3004).
  • If you are looking to make Trinity your church home, we invite you to attend one of our upcoming 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 class is designed for visitors and gives you the opportunity to meet our ministers and learn about the many ways to become involved in our church family. The next Coffee with the Pastors is March 13 at 9:40am in 222. Please register online. We would love to meet you and to welcome you into the membership of our church! Childcare is available with a reservation.
  • 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

Christian Love & Sympathy is extended to the family of Elizabeth "Liz" Lee Nesbitt on her passing on February 19; to John Newsom and family on the passing of his brother, David W Newsom on February 23; and to Caryl Thomason and family in the passing of her father, Charles Gaines Thomason on February 23. 
Happy Birthday to Pat Mcgriff, who turns 80 on March 3rd. 
Altar Flowers
This week's flowers are given by Robert Fullington, in loving memory of Reeda Fullington; and by Nanette Carnes in loving memory of Jimmy Carnes.     

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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