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

These words from Henri Nouwen came to me in my devotion time this morning and I want to share them with you:

"We become neighbours when we are willing to cross the road for one another. There is so much separation and segregation: between black people and white people, between gay people and straight people, between young people and old people, between sick people and healthy people, between prisoners and free people, between Jews and Gentiles, Muslims and Christians, Protestants and Catholics, Greek Catholics and Latin Catholics.

There is a lot of road crossing to do. We are all very busy in our own circles. We have our own people to go to and our own affairs to take care of. But if we could cross the street once in a while and pay attention to what is happening on the other side, we might become neighbours."

I believe if we focus more intentionally on living into what God is saying to us through our current message series, The Five Marks of a Methodist, we will begin to do more "road crossing." I hope to see you this Sunday when I will be sharing, "A Methodist Prays Constantly." Remember, if you are unable to join us in person you can always worship with us online at 9:40.

A few reminders/notes about upcoming events:
  • Our youth mission teams in Tennessee and Alabama will be returning home this weekend. Please continue holding them in prayer.
  • Mark your calendars for our first Sunday in worship with our Co-Pastors, Catherine Fluck Price and Steve Price, on August 7th. Also, if you would like to help us give them a "Trinity welcome" to Gainesville, buy a gift certificate to your favorite local establishment (i.e. Satchel's, One Love, etc), maybe include a note about why it's a favorite, and drop it off to our receptionist or Shannon Rosselle. We will be putting together a welcome basket to give to them when they arrive.
  • Many of you have been asking about the recent trip to Turkey, Jordan, and Greece, where our team partnered with representatives from other churches to explore firsthand what is being done in those countries in response to the Syrian refugee crisis. Our team will share their experience with a presentation, "Strangers In A Strange Land," on Wednesday, August 24th, at 6:30pm in the Worship Center.

    Grace and peace be with you,