Trinity United Methodist Church
Tuesday Word
March 29, 2016

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

I share with you four upcoming events at Trinity:

1.  This Sunday we celebrate our new Confirmands!  Julie and her team have been meeting with these sharp young people to confirm their faith, and we will get to surround them this Sunday with our love and affirmation.

2.  Next Sunday, April 10 we will feature special guest vocalist, Pamela Dillard, who will sing in each of the morning services and then present a concert that afternoon at 3:00.  Alice will share her bio below.  She is truly outstanding!

3.  On April 12 at 7pm, our own Jessica Harland-Jacobs, a professor of British history at UF will present a special lecture on  "Easter Rising, the Road to Irish Independence."  The timing on this is perfect, in that it follows immediately upon the April 7 performance at the Phillips Center of "Celtic Nights - Spirit of Freedom; the story of Irish independence.  Akin to America's 4th of July, the Easter Rising of 1916 created the Ireland of today. Check out the video at the UFPA web site.  

4.  Wed noon, April 27 - Lunch with Troy Holloway.  It will be great to see Troy again and to hear him talk about Trinity and Trinity's future.  I hope you can join us for lunch.

Love and prayers, Dan 

Worship This Week
Wednesday: Rev. Aaron Rousseau
Sunday: Dr. Dan Johnson
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Upcoming Events
31 | Marriage Course begins, 6pm (Register)
1 | ALERT, 10:45 (Bible Study) 11:30 (Lunch)
2 | Missions Yard Sale, 8am - 12pm
2 | Family Promise Bed Race, Sante Fe, 10am
3 | Confirmation Sunday
6 | Grief Share begins, 6:45pm  (Register)
6 | Holy Spirit Study begins, 6:30pm, 203/204 
A Message from Rev. Aaron
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"For Christians, every day is Easter!" Those words from Sonlight's focus yesterday are still ringing in my ears. What a glorious day it was to celebrate our risen Lord! I am so thankful for the dedication of our amazing staff and volunteers who helped make Holy Week 2016 both memorable and meaningful. I'm thankful, too, that the weather held out for our sunrise service and our Children's Easter Celebration. I came back to the church last night at sunset for a photo project and this was the scene over our Worship Center as the weather came rolling in...I call this shot "Sanctuary from the Storm."

I am excited to be back in Trinity Chapel on Wednesday night for our 6:35 service and this week we begin a new sermon series - "God's People: Called to _______." Come learn what it means for us to be God's people in the world today.
Finally, Lenora and I are thrilled to be hosting the Marriage Course beginning on Thursday! We have 30 couples participating and a few registered just yesterday, so there's still time for you to join us.Register here.

Grace and peace be with you,
Rev. Aaron
Ted Grueser
  • This week's Mission Box is for our Youth Summer Mission Trips: Appalachia Service Project & SIFAT.  Over 80 of our youth and volunteers will head out of state to be the hands and feet of Jesus.  Please support these opportunities for our youth to put their faith into action. 
  • The Spring Yard Sale is this Saturday, 8am - 12pm. $25 for 2 tables, no reservation needed. All proceeds benefit Trinity Missions and those in need.
  • WE REALLY NEED YOUR HELP! 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.
  • Volunteers Needed: A group will be traveling to Penny Farms on April 9 from 8am - 1pm to help build PET (Personal Energy Transportation) carts. For more information or to RSVP, call Jeannine Cawthos (375-2349) or Becky Glagola (335-7369).
  • The Adult Spring Appalachia Service Project team, leaving April 30 and returning May 7, is going to Greenville, TN to participate in a New Build (building a new house). There are currently 5 open positions on the team if you are interested in building construction for a needy family. Contact: William Buhi
  • The Family Promise 2nd Annual Bed Race will be on April 2 at the Santa Fe College track. Show your support for the Trinity team as they compete to be the fastest bed and to raise the most funds of any team. Your support will make a difference in the lives of homeless children and their families in Alachua county. Support can be given by cash or check at the reception desk (checks payable to Family Promise Gainesville with Trinity Race Team in the memo) or online. The four bed pushers and their passenger Princess Leia (aka Lenora Rousseau), need you to come out on April 2 at 10am to cheer them on. There will be a bounce house, face painting, a parade of beds and fun for all!
Faith Mission
Ward Simonton

Three things to highlight at Faith Mission and in the neighborhood this week:
  • New Health Clinic at the Fearnside Family Services Center (3600 NE 15th St) - We're so pleased that the Medical Reserve Corps, the Alachua County Health Department, and the school system have agreed to open a primary care clinic.  The clinic will be open on Thursdays (9am - 3pm) and will have a significant impact on the health of families and seniors in our neighborhood.
  • Women's Group starting up - Faith Mission is organizing a new group for mothers in the neighborhood.  The first meeting will be this Thursday!
  • Family Gathering at Faith Mission - Spring weather is here, and neighborhood families and volunteers are working together to plan the next family gathering for this Friday (4-6pm).  Wiffle ball, water balloon toss, several arts & crafts stations, and a picnic are on tab for this event!
Children's Ministry
Elizabeth Jones 
  • A special "shout out" goes to our egg stuffers, egg hiders, greeters, pond guards, photographers, tech group and Sunday School teachers!!  Over 100 volunteers help make our Easter Celebration a joyous occasion!
  • Be a part of Trinity's Summer Camp,
    reserve your spot now, registration opens to the public on April 3!
  • VBS Registration is open for VBS volunteers and their children
  • April 8 - Parent's Night Out, please register by April 6.
  • Save the Dates:
    • Children's Sunday: May 1. Our children will be leading the 9:40 worship service so we need all of our children's beautiful voices! Parents, please plan to be in town on May 1.
    • Vacation Bible School: June 13-17 from 9-12 for those who have completed  Pre-K through 5th grade.  Registration begins on April 3rd.
Youth Ministry
Julie Mishoe
  • Thank you to all the yoots and their families that put together an awesome Easter Sunrise service and led worship with Sonlight for so many this past Sunday!  We hope that everyone had a great day celebrating the risen Christ with their family and loved ones.
  • Our regular Wednesday afternoon/evening activities will resume tomorrow: Julie's house from 3-4, Ya'll at 5:30, and each small group is getting back together.
  • Come celebrate the 25 newest members of our church family this Sunday morning at the confirmation service at 9:40am.  There will be a cake and punch reception in the youth building at 11am. 
  • This Sunday night is our annual Progressive Dinner!  Come enjoy some food and fellowship as we hop from home to home and course to course and share a meal with your friends.  And bring a friend, it's a fun night, 5:30-8:30pm, bring $7.
  • High School ASP and Middle School Radius forms are available online, get yours turned in today!  Our first meetings with the first set of paperwork due is just around the corner on April 10!
Music/Worship Arts
Alice Wallis
  • DillardPamela Dillard will be singing at all 3 worship service on April 10 and performing a special concert at 3pm featuring guest artists Trey Clegg, Piano and Michael McBride, Baritone. This concert is free and open to the public, a love offering will be taken.  Pamela has been a professional Opera Singer for over 20 years, singing with companies such as Opera Comique in Paris, France, San Francisco Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Atlanta Opera, Boston Opera, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, and St. Louis Symphony, among others. She is a voice teacher at Spelman College, and Pebblebrook High School, and maintains a private voice studio. Her specialties include opera, jazz standards, and African-American Spirituals.
Dance Camp
Susan Kovi
  • Dance Camp 2016: Registration is open 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:
    • 31 | Tour Deposit Due
    • April 3 | Sonlight Preview at the afternoon Sonlight rehearsal for newly confirmed 6th graders, 3-5:30pm
    • 10 | Sonlight Preview in the morning
    • 17 | Sonlight Bake Sale
    • 24 | Sonlight Breakfast (contact Erin to purchase your $8 tickets, 416-3052) and Car Wash (by donation) at Beef O Brady's, 8-10am
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.
    • Families on a Mission Sunday School group (11am, Youth Bldg) will begin a new study called The Book of Daniel on April 3.  Class materials are $15.
    • Women Growing in Faith (6:30-8:30pm, E232) will begin a new study called The Friends of Jesus by Karen Kingsbury on April 5. Class materials are $15.
    • The Holy Spirit book study: Wednesdays, April 6 - April 27, 6:30-7:30pm, 203/204. Led by Lenora Rousseau, books are available at the bookstore for $13 and will also be sold during Wednesday Night Dinner. Chapter 1 will be discussed the first week.
  • United Methodist Women:
    • April 5 | Leadership Team Meeting, 10am, E222
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).
  • Weekly Prayer Group: All are welcome to join us for prayer or leave a written Prayer Request in the Chapel. We will gather Thursday, 7-8pm to pray.  For more information, contact Jay Schnedl.
  • Lifeline Singles: Join us in the youth building on April 1 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 visit their website.
  • Griefshare: A journey from mourning to joy. This 10 week class begins April 6 at 6:45pm in E224. The cost for the class is $15 (scholarships available), which can be paid by cash or check the first night. Childcare will provided at no charge. Register online or contact Lynn Cunningham (372-1027).
  • Are you going through a difficult time?  In addition to our current Stephen Ministers, we  now have 8 new Ministers that are ready to listen, care, encourage and support.  The care that you will receive is confidential, free, and  very helpful.  To learn how you, a friend, or a relative can receive care, contact Lenora (416.3033).
General Announcements
  • This weeks Wednesday Night Dinner menu is Penne Bolognese (gluten free/dairy free available), Broccoli, Garlic Knots, Soup, Salad and Dessert. Kitchen is open from 5:30 - 6:30 pm. Adults are $7, children 5 and up $3.
  • The paved Education Building parking lot has been designated for Handicapped and "Special Need" Parking. The "Special Need" parking is limited to Sunday mornings from 7am until noon. "Special Need" is defined as those individuals that may have an issue which prevents them from walking to the Worship Center or Education Building from a distance. Examples of "Special Need" may include but are not limited to the following: using a cane, using a walker, having had recent surgery, wearing a boot, using crutches, bringing multiple young children, etc. Handicapped designated spaces will remain for those approved to park in Handicapped spaces.
  • Don't forget to let us know if you are coming to the Celebration to honor Rev. Dan and Jan Johnson on the occasion of their retirement! The big celebration will be on June 4 at 11am, and will be followed by a barbecue lunch on the grounds. Visit the website to RSVP.
  • Empowered to Connect Conference Simulcast: designed for families interested or involved in fostering and/or adopting as well as counselors/therapists, pediatricians, occupational therapists, teachers, children's ministry, babysitters, and anyone interested in children from hard places. April 8 & 9, 9:30-6pm in the Youth Building. $50 fee which covers a workbook, light breakfast and lunch for both days.  Click HERE for more information or contact Elise Caton.
  • Carter Nute will teach the AARP Smart Driver Course on April 4 in 222. 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. For course registration call Ms. Pat Savage at (352) 284-4160.
  • The Trinity Talents Art Show goes up on April 11, we need your talent! The show is open to any member, friend or associate of Trinity. Pick up an application at the reception desk and bring your art April 11. The show will open with a reception on April 17. Artwork should be ready to hang or able to fit in the art display case.  Any questions please contact Grace TeSelle.
  • It is year four when Methodists around the world meet together to set policies for the church at the General Conference.  A beautiful gift of prayer beads is being given to each delegate to the Conference. On April 3 at 2pm a group will gather at First Methodist Church in Ocala to construct the prayer beads to be taken to Portland. Come for an enjoyable time of creating the gifts and using your crafty skills for the good of the church around the world. Please click here to RSVP or contact Jim Cook.   
  • If you need to make arrangements for assistance or special accommodations during Sunday services, please contact Shannon (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 Steven Willis and family on the passing of his mother, Maxine Gertrude Willis on March 13; and Edith Blalack and Laura Richardson and families on the passing of Harold R. Blalack on March 22.

Happy Birthday to Larry Hare, who celebrates his 80th birthday on April 2nd.
Altar Flowers
This week's flowers are given by Barry and Kathy Davis to the Glory of God and in celebration of 50 years of marriage on April 2nd.

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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