Worship: Sundays @ 8:15, 9:40, 11:00 am | Wednesdays @ 6:35 pm
It's time to sign up for fall gatherings with our new co-pastors! Thanks to so many volunteers who have opened their homes, we have many dates and locations for you to choose from.  Please sign up for a date that is convenient, and we are so glad you can join Catherine and Steve in a wonderful time of fellowship.  If you need help signing up or want more information, please contact Shannon Rosselle at (352) 416-3005.
Wednesday Night Dinner
This week's menu is Beef Enchiladas, Cilantro Rice, Mixed Vegetables, Taquitos for the kids, Brownies, Chips, Salsa & Salad. Gluten Free/Dairy Free options are available.

The kitchen will be open from 5 - 6:30pm. Adult meals are $7, children 6 and up are $3, 0-5 eat free with a $25 family cap.

Mission Box 
This week's Mission Box is for Peaceful Paths, the certified domestic abuse network that serves survivors of domestic violence in Alachua, Bradford, and Union counties. Peaceful Paths provides a wide range of services including emergency shelter, transitional housing, crisis hotline, victim advocacy, children's programming, education and training, counseling and support groups, community awareness and intervention, violence prevention programs, and batterer's intervention programming.
Louisiana Flood Bucket Drive
We will be hosting a church-wide packing event on September 11 starting at 5:30pm with a community dinner and packing at 6pm. If you would like to support this effort, click here for the list of needed supplies or here to give online (choose UMCOR flood buckets). ALL supply and cash donations for this event MUST be received by September 8th. Donations can be dropped off in the blue bins in the Education Building lobby or the Narthex of the Worship Center.
Dear Trinity,
Elizabeth Jones and I want to share with you some of the upcoming staff changes in Trinity's ministry with children and youth.  You may or may not know that before serving with the Children's Ministries Team, I was Trinity's Director of Student Ministries from 1999 to 2008. In fact several former members of Trinity's Youth Group during my time of service now bring their own children to Sunday School each week.  I love what I do and consider myself truly blessed to have the opportunity to serve in ministry alongside an amazingly talented Children's Ministries Team.  I am also feeling nudged to explore being in ministry again with youth.   

Beginning September 1st my responsibilities will change and my hours will increase from 30 hours per week to full-time.  In addition to remaining as a member of the Children's Ministries Team, I will also take on the position of Interim Director of Student Ministries.  During this transition, I look forward to continuing in ministry with children and look forward to leading the Youth Ministry team as well.  This is an exciting time, and I appreciate your support.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
Thank You and God Bless,
Brian Wittstruck
Family Promise Volunteers
Mark your calendars for the week of September 11 when our Family Promise families will be housed at Trinity again.  There are a variety of ways to help and volunteer, so look at the list to see what fits with your schedule.

This is a great opportunity to serve those who have greater needs than we do, and a way to involve your children by hanging out at dinner one night! Your consideration is greatly appreciated, we look forward to serving with you! Sign up now!
Are you connected to a small group that meets at Trinity or off site?  Let us know!  Click HERE or contact Kim at 416-3074.
3rd Grade Bible Presentation
The Presentation is Sunday, September 11th at 9:40am. Please register your 3rd grader by September 4th.  If you are in 4th grade or 5th grade and did not receive a bible, please email Amy. We want everyone to have the opportunity to receive a bible from Trinity!
Parent's Night Out (PNO)
Join us for Pajama Movie Night at our next PNO on September 9 from 5:30-8:30pm. Wear your favorite pj's, watch a movie, eat pizza & other fun activities! PNO is for ages 1 - 5th grade; $12/child, $30/family cap.  RSVP by September 7.  
Youth News
Please be praying for our 6th graders on our annual initiation retreat to the cabin in the woods this weekend! Youth group on Sunday night is a sports night from 5:30 - 7:30pm. Wear clothes you can get sweaty, and bring your game face!  If you're out of town, have a great Labor Day weekend, and we will see you the following week for flood bucket assembly.
Can you be an "encourager" for a student? 
The SMILE mentoring program for 3
rd - 5th graders is in its 2nd year and needs 50 volunteers to come during lunch once a week.  This program is a Faith Mission partnership with Greenhouse Church and Rawlings to support and encourage students who may most benefit.  Orientations will be held at Rawlings on Sep. 7 (11a) and Sep. 15 (1:30p).  Please contact Ward or download this card for more info.
Appreciation Luncheon
You are invited to attend an appreciation luncheon and training for our Usher teams and Communion Servers and Stewards on  September 11, after the 11am service in 232. We will use this time for fellowship and to review the duties of these important roles. Catherine and  Steve will also be taking this time to answer any questions and share their vision for the distribution of Holy Communion. We hope that you will be able to attend, and please invite anyone who may like to be involved in these ministries. Take just a moment to RSVP to Alice Wallis to let us know you will be there!
Caring & Support
Come join the Trinity Widows and Widowers group at Northwest Grill at 5:30pm on the first Tuesday of the month as we enjoy the fellowship of a meal together.  For questions contact Betty Greathouse (352-559-3345).
This week's Altar Flowers are given to the Glory of God.
If you would like to provide the altar flowers or need to make arrangements for assistance or special accommodations during Sunday services, please contact Shannon (416-3005) Monday - Thursday. If you would like to have your milestone birthday announced, please email Kelly
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