Trinity United Methodist Church
Tuesday Word
April 5, 2016

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

In case you missed it Sunday, here is the very exciting announcement of who our Bishop is appointing to be the next Senior Pastors of Trinity UMC:  The Rev Catherine Fluck Price and Rev Steve Price.  I made this announcement as a part of my sermon, and you can watch it here, in addition, Kelly and Rev. Aaron drove down to Bradenton, FL and recorded an excellent video of Steve and Catherine, which you can watch here. I am so happy, ecstatic about Catherine and Steve coming here to Trinity.  This has been a matter of prayerful discussion among the Bishop, Cabinet (DS's), Jan and I and Catherine and Steve for the past two years, and we all have felt God's leading in this.  More recently, our Transition Team has felt the same affirmation.
Catherine grew up at Trinity, starting when she was 18 months old, was nurtured by our children's ministry, youth and Sonlight ministry, and received her call to ministry here.  She and Steve were married at Trinity (on 8th Ave).  She knows Trinity.  19 years ago, she and Steve were given a piece of ground in the Bradenton area and told:  "Start a Church."  And, oh my, but they did; it has grown and grown and is one of the strongest churches today in the Florida UM Conference.

Steve and Catherine are both so, so sharp, so capable, so spiritually in tune - with God and with each other.  They radiate love. Steve is a nationally ranked tennis player, is an accomplished musician and singer.  They both are excellent preachers and communicators; they're visionaries who also pay close attention to getting infrastructure right.  I could go on and on, but you get the picture:  this is a very exciting time for all of us who love Trinity.  Jan and I are thrilled and I know many of you who know Steve and Catherine are and the rest of you will be as soon as you get to meet them.  Oh, one more thing:  Catherine's parents are Richard and Pat Fluck, stalwart and faithful members of Trinity for the past 50+ years.  

There are a lot of great things happening at Trinity this coming week and weekend, I'll mention here, but see more details below:
  1. Empowered to Connect simulcast event Fri/Sat - you'll need to give it a better title here (I can't find it right now).
  2. Pamela Dillard in concert at Trinity, April 10 at 3.
  3. Trinity's Dr. Jessica Harland-Jacobs (UF Prof of British History) will present a lecture:  "Easter Rising, The Road to Irish Independence," April 12 at 7 (211); this is a follow up to the popular presentation of "Celtic Nights:  Spirit of Freedom" production at the Phillips Center on April 7.
  4. Trinity's own, Timeelah Adamson will be singing in Puccini's La Boheme (Rent and Moonstruck are based on this opera), April 15 at 7:30, the Phillips Center.
  5. Save the date of April 27 (noon) for a luncheon with our good friend, Troy Holloway.

That's all for now.  God bless, Dan 

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Wednesday: Rev. Aaron Rousseau
Sunday: Dr. Dan Johnson
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6 | Grief Share begins, 6:45pm  (Register)
6 | Holy Spirit Study begins, 6:30pm, 203/204
8 | Parent's Night Out, 5:30-8:30 (RSVP by 4/6)
10 | Pamela Dillard Concert, 3pm
12 |  Easter rising, the Road to Irish Independence, 7pm, 211 
A Message from Rev. Aaron
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Friends, this Wednesday we continue our sermon series at the 6:35 service in Trinity Chapel with "God's People: Called to Forgiveness" and Psalm 51. Hope to see you there.
Also, as I announced on Sunday, we have 36 couples who are seeking to strengthen their marriages and participating in The Marriage Course on Thursday nights over the next several weeks - while their 50 children enjoy time with our incredible childcare staff! I ask that you keep them (and everyone who works behind the scenes to make The Marriage Course a success) in prayer.
Finally, our mission team to Jamaica leaves on Saturday, including Ted Grueser, Erin Cushing, and Kelly Ping and her father. I will be joining them on Sunday. Please remember us in your prayers for safe travel and for God to work in and through us during the week ahead.
Grace and peace,
Ted Grueser
  • This week's Mission Box is EF Education First.  They provide an opportunity for Chinese students to travel to the Gainesville area to participate in an English Language Travel Program.  The students are coming here to improve their English language skills while experiencing American life and culture. All the students stay with volunteer host families who open their hearts and homes to these excited youth and this is a great way for them to experience the love of Christ. For more information on how you can help, please contact: Deborah and Nehemiah Gomes, Program Leaders 352-870-1241.
  • 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).
  • Family Promise families will be making Trinity their home from April 17 - 23. It takes many volunteers to set-up, prepare meals, be evening hosts, overnight hosts and help in other ways. Consider becoming involved by contact Marilyn Clugston or Linda Meling.
Faith Mission
Ward Simonton
  • Three things to highlight at Faith Mission and in the neighborhood this week -
    1. Rawlings Elementary, Greenhouse Church, & Faith Mission Mentoring Luncheon (3600 NE 15th Street) - 10:30am is our next monthly program bringing students and their mentors together for a meal with special speakers (this week is Charles Goston, City Commissioner and Lashay Anderson, Social Services Coordinator at Village Green).
    2. Youth Group "Work Day" - Last week members of our youth group learned to build picnic tables for use at Faith Mission.  Friday is a school holiday, so the guys will build more tables, help set up supplies for expanding the garden, and stripe the basketball court.
    3. Girl Scouts Fun Day - On Saturday 5 community development troops will come for great activities inside and out.
Children's Ministry
Elizabeth Jones 
  • Be a part of Trinity's Summer Camp, reserve your spot in Summertime Fun now, registration is open to the public! (At this time, Fusion and Cross Trainers camps are full. Contact McCall Griggs for Fusion or Ben Haines for Cross Trainers to be placed on a waiting list.)
  • VBS: Surf Shack! June 13-17, 9am-12pm. Experience God's unstoppable love and discover how to fuel up and move in and through life with God. Register now to be a part of this awesome week! You'll be guaranteed a VBS shirt if you register by May 13th!
  • VBS Registration is open for VBS volunteers and their children! Volunteers register here
  • Parents Night Out - April 8, 5:30-8:30. Register by April 6 to attend.
  • Baptism Orientation - April 10, 8:45am (E125)
  • Save the Date for Children's Sunday on May 1!  Our Trinity 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.
Youth Ministry
Julie Mishoe
  • Join us this Sunday night at UMYF for Salt and Light night at 5:30pm.
  • Stay after youth for our summer mission trip information meetings, ASP and middle school mission trip forms are due this Sunday! Meetings start at 7:45 PM in the youth building.
  • April 17 is our first ever Wii tournament! Bring your game face, your driving skills, and start practicing your dance moves!  Bring a friend or 10 friends.
  • Register for our Nothing but Net's fundraiser for World Malaria Day.
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:
    • 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:
    • 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:
    • 12 | Morning Circle Meetings, 10am (Faith Circle, 9:30am)
    • 15 | ACCAHT meeting, "Trafficked Boys: Bringing male victims of sex trafficking out of the shadows." Guest speaker Jerome Elam, Child Sex Trafficking Survivor, Child Advocate, Speaker, Staff Writer and Columnist for Communities Digital News and Marine Corps Veteran. 10am, Youth Building. All are invited.
Caring & Support
Lenora Rousseau
  • 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). 
  • Order of St. Luke's Healing Service: April 10 at 9:40am in the Chapel. The focus will be on Healing Missions and what insights have been gained in the is area from recent events. All are welcome to join us for prayer - for yourself or someone else.
  • The Positive Approach™ to Care, a 6-series class at North Florida Retirement Village begins April 9 from 10:30am - 12pm. Open to anyone involved as a friend, family member, and/or care partner with a person living with dementia.
  • 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.
  • 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).
Trinity Foundation
Assuring God's Vision through Trinity - Today, Tomorrow and Forever

Questions for Trinity Foundation: 

Q: How can I have a impact on the life of Trinity now and forever?
A: Through Trinity Foundation, members and friends of TUMC have a way to make charitable gifts as a permanent endowment for financial support of the church as well as a living memorial.

Q: What is Trinity Foundation?
A: Created in 1995, Trinity Foundation is not only a permanent endowment but is intended for church purposes which are not funded through the annual operating budget.

Join us for lunch and an inspirational talk by Troy Holloway, April 27, 12-1pm. RSVP to Shannon.
General Announcements
  • This weeks Wednesday Night Dinner menu is Sausage Ragu, Cheese grits, Roasted Brussel sprouts, Biscuits, Salad, soup & 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.
  • If you are looking for a church home and want to learn more about the vision, mission and ministries of Trinity, we invite you to attend Coffee with the Pastors. It is a casual gathering to 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 May 1 at 9:40am in 222. Register online here or e-mail Carmen Nelson. We would love to meet you and to welcome you into the membership of our church!
  • The annual Trinity Talents Art Show is back and we need your art! Please participate by bringing up to 8 pieces including paintings, drawings, photos, fabric art, jewelry, wood carvings, sculpture, ceramics, etc. This will be Dan's last art show and he started this project so we will have a special board where you may bring a favorite photo of Dan or a special note to him.  Pick up an application form at the reception desk or fill one out when you bring the art on April 11, 9am - noon. We will have an opening reception on April 17 at noon. Any questions please contact Grace TeSelle.
  • 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

Happy Birthday to  Cris Barnes, who turns 93 on April 7; and to Don Myhre, who also celebrates a 92nd birthday on April 7. 
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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