Trinity United Methodist Church
Tuesday Word
April 12, 2016

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

Jan and I will be in Nashville this weekend to celebrate (and perform) the marriage ceremony of Jan's niece.  It will be a wonderful family time together, but we will be back the following Sunday, as we are aware that the Sundays we have left to be together are becoming fewer and fewer.  We hope to see some of you tonight for Jessica Harland-Jacobs' lecture on the "Easter Rising, The Road to Irish Independence;"  and remember, Chancel Choir member, Timeelah Adamson is performing this weekend in the Phillips Center's production of La Boheme

As you may have read in my Daily Scripture E-mail yesterday, Martha Copeland, beloved wife and mother, passed into eternal life and eternal peace on Sunday evening surrounded by her family.  There will be a Celebration of Life service held on Mon., April 18 at 2:00 PM in Trinity's Worship Center, with a reception to follow.   

Also, we share the sudden passing of young Daniel Maico, who grew up here at Trinity and has, for the past three years, been teaching English in China.  A Celebration of Life service will be held in Trinity's Worship Center on Sat, April 23 at 10:30 a.m. with reception to follow.

Love and prayers, Dan
Worship This Week
Wednesday: Kimberly Webster
Sunday: Lenora Rousseau
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12 | Easter Rising, the Road to Irish Independence, 7pm, 211
23 | Sonlight Breakfast & Car Wash, 8-10am, Beef O'Brady's
24 | Nothing but Net's 3 vs 3 basketball tournament (register by 4/20) 
24 | Trinity's Talents Art Show 2016 Artists' Reception, 12pm, 209-210
A Message from Rev. Aaron
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Friends, I am in Jamaica this week on mission. Please continue to keep our team in your prayers. Kimberly Webster will be preaching at Wednesday's 6:35 service in Trinity Chapel (thanks, Kimberly!). I'm sure you won't want to miss it.

Also, on Thursday, Lenora will be facilitating The Marriage Course without me. She will be just fine (of course!) so if anything, pray that she at least misses having me there!

Grace and peace, Aaron
Ted Grueser
  • This week's Mission Box is for Young Life Gainesville.  Young Life is a world-class organization for adolescents. The staff and volunteers enter the world of kids, focusing on what matters to them - fun, adventure, friendship and a sense of significance. In doing so, they earn the privilege of talking to them about something that we think matters most of all - the truth about God and His love for them.
  • Please remember to keep in your prayers the mission team from Trinity serving in Jamaica this week.  The team is building a home for Yvonne, a single mom with two teenage children 19 and 16.  Please pray that this family will see Christ's love through us this week and how God can use us in amazing ways.
  • WE REALLY NEED 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 ASAP. There are scholarships available so don't let money stop you from taking advantage of God using you in the world.
  • 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 
  • Celebrate the Moms in your life by helping other mothers give their children a better start. Consider making a gift to the future SWAG Child Center in her memory or honor.  Order forms will be available at all 3 services on April 17 & 24. For more information contact Dorothy Thomas. SWAG's Child Center will be a quality early learning center for 50-100 low-income children (0-5) in SWAG neighborhoods and will provide comprehensive child care, early education and resources in a safe and healthy learning environment.
Faith Mission
Ward Simonton
  • This week's update is a book recommendation - Blindspot by Banaji and Greenwald.  We all have biases; we all make the mistake of stereotyping other people at times; and it seems to be in our DNA to be this way.  Blindspot, subtitled 'Hidden Biases of Good People' and based on decades of research, demonstrates how our minds can hold biases that we aren't aware of rationally and how this impacts our actions and behavior with others.  These 'under the radar' biases that we hold - whether race, sex, faith, socioeconomic, ... - almost always have strongly negative impacts, both on the person with the bias and on those it is directed towards.  Strongly negative.  Our minds are complex, and this book helps us become more aware of biases we may hold, and how we can use our new awareness to 'change our minds.'  Sounds like repenting, doesn't it (with a reference to Sister Hazel too)!
Children's Ministry
Elizabeth Jones 
  • Teacher Appreciation Sunday! Children, help us celebrate and appreciate all of our wonderful volunteers THIS Sunday morning by writing a "thank you" note to your Sunday School teachers.  Parents, if you'd like to bring a goody for the brunch, please email McCall.
  • May 1, 9:40 is Children's Sunday: A service led BY children FOR children of all ages.  We need all of our children's beautiful voices! Parents, please plan to be in town for this special service.
  • 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 13. Registration is also open for VBS volunteers and their children.
  • 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 Crosstrainers camps are full. Contact McCall Griggs for Fusion or Ben Haines for Crosstrainers to be placed on a waiting list.)
Youth Ministry
Julie Mishoe
  • 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.
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:
    • 17 | Sonlight Bake Sale
    • 23 | Sonlight Breakfast (contact Rickie to purchase your $8 tickets, 416-3052) and Car Wash (by donation) at Beef O Brady's, 8-10am
Adult Ministries
Kim Lewerenz
  • United Methodist Women:
    • 19 | 9:30-11:30am, Dorcas Group, 9:30 - 11:30am, E222. (Meets the 3rd Tuesday/month)
Caring & Support
Lenora Rousseau
  • Healing Touch Cancer Support Group meets April 21 at 5:30 in the Chapel. Rev. Dan will be praying individually with those who come and anointing them with oil for their healing. This is a very special service as we experience God's presence in this peaceful and loving atmosphere. All are welcome. If we can help, contact Marcey (331-2960) or Margie (386-462-9592).
  • 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).
Sports Ministry
Ben Haines
  • We are currently taking application to be a Crosstrainers Summer Sports Camp Counselor. Must be 16 or over and have an interest in kids and sports. Apply online, deadline is April 18.
  • Registration is now open for Trinity T-Ball/Coach Pitch this Summer. Open for kids age 3-8 (must be 3 by June 1). Register online by May 27.
Trinity Foundation
Assuring God's Vision through Trinity - Today, Tomorrow and Forever

Questions for Trinity Foundation: 

Q: What is the Legacy Club?
A: The Legacy Club includes those of us who have made charitable gifts to Trinity Foundation

Q: What are some of the ways my gift can be made?
A: Outright gifts may be made with cash, stocks, and property. Planned gifts may be bequests, living trusts, life estates, insurance policies,  and donor life income programs

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 Mojo Beef Tacos, Yellow Rice, Mixed Vegetables, Soup, Salad & Dessert. Kitchen is open from 5:30 - 6:30 pm. Adults are $7, children 5 and up $3.
  • Register for our Nothing but Net's fundraiser for World Malaria Day, a 3 vs 3 basketball tournament fundraiser on April 24, registration deadline April 20. You can register as an individual or a team!
  • On April 15, join the 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.
  • 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 - noon. "Special Need" is defined as those individuals that may have an issue that prevents them from walking to the Worship Center or Education Building from a distance. This may include but is not limited to: using a cane or walker, recent surgery, wearing a boot, crutches, bringing multiple young children, etc. Handicapped designated spaces will remain.
  • 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.
  • The Artists' Reception for Trinity's Talents Art Show 2016 has been moved to April 24 at 12pm in Room 209-210.  Please join us as we honor the participants and recognize     Rev. Dan Johnson, who initiated the idea of art at Trinity. Past show participants are encouraged to attend as well.  
  • 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. We would love to meet you and to welcome you into the membership of our church!
  • 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  

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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