Trinity United Methodist Church
Tuesday Word
April 19, 2016

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

I think about trees - almost every time I drive onto Trinity's campus - the trees along the East drive that we planted back in 1999 when we first moved in, grown now, trees that the folks who planted them (or helped pay for them) did so knowing they wouldn't be around to sit under them when they were grown. Well, come to think of it, the really big, old trees on our campus were planted by people none of us knew, but who had faith in the future. Trees - they're parables for our life's journey; we're always planting - trees or dreams or seeds of hope for our children or others who will come after us, knowing full well that we will never sit under the trees we plant, but grateful others will.

Which is why Trinity exists, and it's also why the Trinity Foundation is working to increase our Trinity Endowment Fund.  And I really hope as many of you as possible will join us and our friend, Troy Holloway, at noon on Wednesday, April 27, for an hour of inspiration and lunch.  RSVP to Shannon so we can have the right number of lunches.  

On a personal note, Jan and I and our families had a great time celebrating (and performing) our niece's wedding in Nashville this past weekend.  And we're happy to be back with you in worship this Sunday - not too many of those left, so we're going to enjoy and appreciate all of them!  See you Sunday. 

Love and prayers, Dan
Worship This Week
Wednesday: Rev. Aaron Rousseau
Sunday: Dr. Dan Johnson
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Upcoming Events
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
27 | Trinity Endowment Fund Luncheon with Troy Holloway, 12pm (RSVP to Shannon)
1 | Children's Sunday, 9:40am
A Message from Rev. Aaron
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Friends, it was so good to be away last week with our mission team in Jamaica as we partnered with CSI to build a home for Andrea and her children. I wish you all could have seen her face when she was presented with her house keys and stepped inside for the first time!

It was also very good to come home and join in worship with you on Sunday - to hear the news of Lenora's appointment to Trinity as an associate pastor and to hear her great sermon on trusting God that our lives will be in God's good hands as we faithfully respond to God's calling for our lives. Lenora and I are so grateful for the opportunity to continue living into our calling here at Trinity and for the journey that lies ahead for us all as we seek to grow in faith and build God's kingdom together.

I am looking forward to being back in the chapel tomorrow night for the 6:35 service and will be preaching from Jeremiah 31:31-34 "God's People: Called to Covenant." Hope to see you there.

Grace and peace be with you, 

Ted Grueser
  • This week's Mission Box is for for Imagine No Malaria.  Imagine No Malaria is part of a global partnership and together with our partners; our generation can beat malaria once and for all. By improving the ways people fight the disease using bed nets, providing access to diagnostic tests and medicine, draining standing water, and improving sanitation, we have already helped reduce malaria deaths by more than half. Imagine No Malaria combines integrated health infrastructure, education and advocacy to address death and the debilitating effects of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa.  Join us in beating Malaria for good!
  • Register to play at the Nothing but Nets 3 vs 3 basketball tournament fundraiser to help prevent the spread of malaria. Tournament is April 24, registration deadline is tomorrow!
  • Family Promise needs a host for TOMORROW NIGHT! Come at 6pm if you'd like to have dinner with the family or by 8pm if not. You would need to serve breakfast in the morning and would be done by 8am. Please contact Marilyn Clugston ASAP if you are able to help this important ministry (352-359-0030).
  • The Missions Garage Sale has been rescheduled to May 14, 8am - 12pm. Sellers - $25 for 2 tables, no reservation needed.
Faith Mission
Ward Simonton
Highlights at Faith Mission and in the neighborhood this week:
  • Youth Group - Tuesday, 5:30pm.  A weekly gathering that includes basketball, a meal, and life skill activities.  See details and sign up to provide the meal one week!  (Faith Mission)
  • Department of Juvenile Justice Orientation - Wednesday, 6pm.  Orientation of young people and their families. (Faith Mission)
  • Health Clinic at Fearnside - Thursday, 9am-3pm.  New primary care clinic that will have a significant impact on the health of families in our neighborhood.  (Fearnside Family Services Center)
  • Open Time of Prayer - Thursday, 6pm.  All are very welcome for both individual and community prayer concerns and praise.  (Faith Mission)
  • Girl Scouts Fun Day - Saturday, 3pm.  Community development troops come for great activities. (Faith Mission)
Children's Ministry
Elizabeth Jones 
  • May 1 at 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.
  • May 10, 9:15-11am-VBS Prep Party-Join us for a fun morning of cutting, painting, counting and assembling our craft supplies for VBS! Contact Elizabeth if you can come.
  • Come "Enjoy the Outdoors" with us at our next Parent's Night Out on May 13, from 5:30-8:30pm!  It will be a fabulous night of pizza, crafts, adventurous outdoor play, and a s'mores dessert. This is for ages 1 - 5th grade. Cost is $12 per child with a $30 cap per family.  Please register and pay on-line by May 11.  For questions contact Virginia Lewis (416-3014).  
  • VBS: Surf Shack! June 13-17, 9am-12pm. Catch the wave of God's amazing love! Register now to be a part of this awesome week. You'll be guaranteed a VBS shirt if you register by May 9. Registration is also open for VBS volunteers and their children.
  • Help us with VBS supplies: visit our "needs" board outside our office (108), and choose an item or 2 to donate.
  • 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
  • It's your last chance to register for our Nothing but Net's fundraiser for World Malaria Day, a 3 vs 3 basketball tournament fundraiser on April 24. The registration deadline is TOMORROW! April 20. You can register as an individual or a team!
Sonlight Youth Choir & Band
Erin Cushing
  • Upcoming dates:
    • 23 | 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
  • Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends is a 10-week secular study and discussion style class to help people adjust to the ending of a love relationship, as in divorce or death, or in the loss of an engagement or other significant love relationship. Sundays, May 15 - July 31 (skipping May 29 and July 3) from 3-5:30pm. $25 course fee (scholarships available). Books ($15) are available in the bookstore. Childcare is available for kids age 1-5th grade with a reservation. Register now!
  • United Methodist Women:
    • 23 | Sunshine Circle, Harn Museum, 11am
    • 26 | Prayer & Self Denial Service, Chapel, 10am. Led by The UMW's Spiritual Growth Mission Coordinator. Donation: Oatmeal & Grits
    • 26 | General Meeting
Caring & Support
Lenora Rousseau
  • If you or a loved one would like to be visited by our Care Team, please contact the church so the information can be added to our visitation schedule. Due to changes in the HIPAA laws protecting patient privacy, this is the only way that we are made aware of someone's procedure and/or stay in a medical facility. For more information on being visited by our Care Team, contact Lenora (416-3033).
  • 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.
  • FROGS MS Support Group will meet April 25, from 6-8 PM in 203/204. All Gainesville area MS patients and caregivers are welcome! There is often a Potluck Dinner. For more information, contact Sarah Maurer.
  • The Breast Cancer Support Group will meet April 25, from 6-8pm in 224.  All Gainesville area Breast Cancer Survivors are welcome!  For more information, contact Debra Rowley (386-418-4311).
  • 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
  • Registration is now open for 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 special fund categories are available for my legacy gift?
A: Currently we have six different funds: capital improvement and nonrecurring maintenance, education and scholarship, outreach and mission, children and youth ministries, music and general.  One can also create a specific named fund with a minimum gift of $10,000.

Q: What are some examples of gifts that have been made?
A: Jean Evans - Children's Ministry, General Fund; Petty Family - General Fund; Alyce Boyd - Missions

Q: How can I request grant funding from Trinity Foundation?
A: A Request for Funding form can be found on the website or by contacting Laura Richardson, Business Administrator (352-416-3012).

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 Baked Ham, Pineapple Cheese Casserole, Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Yeast Rolls, Bean Soup, Salad, and Chocolate Ricotta Mousse. The 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!
  • 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.
  • Trinity Talents Annual Art Show debuts on April 24 at 12pm in 209 with an open reception. The art shows were the idea of Dan Johnson and since this will be the last show while he is minister, it is dedicated to him. There is a bulletin board at the beginning of the display hall where we invite you to post pictures and thank you's to Dan and Jan. Please stop in at the reception to meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments.
  • 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 and sympathy is extended to Dr. Edward Copeland and family on the passing of Martha Jane Patterson Copeland on April 10; Luanne D'Amico and family on the passing of Bill D'Amico on April 11; and Linda Grover and Dan Maico on the passing of their son, Daniel Maico.

Happy Birthday to Martha J Woods, who celebrates her 80th birthday tomorrow; and to Em Short, who turns 91 on April 22.

Altar Flowers
This week's flowers are given by Jim & Linda Cook to praise God for the many healing prayers offered by the people of Trinity.  

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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