There is a lot going at Trinity this week and next! For starters, we are thrilled to welcome our new Youth Director, Rebekah Saveland, her husband, Alex, and their six month old, Elena. This Sunday, May 6th, will be their first weekend here in Gainesville. We hope that you will stop by the Welcome Center between services and introduce yourself to the Saveland family!
This Sunday is also Children's
Sunday! This means that we will have the joy of being led in worship by our Children's Ministry at the
9:40 worship service. If you are able to attend this service, I am confident that you will be blessed by their message,
"Growing Deeper in God's Love." I will be preaching about "Childlike Faith" at the
8:15 and 11:00 services.
Saturday, May 5th
, you won't want to miss the 4th Annual Family Promise Bed Race or cheering for our Cat and the Hat Racer! The event will be held at Trinity, with races starting at
All donations to support our team will go directly to Family Promise of Gainesville to assist children and their families in getting the services they need to get back into a home and a secure life. You can donate
, or make your check payable to Family Promise of Gainesville with "Trinity UMC Team" on the memo line.
In addition, please join me in praying for our Adult ASP (Appalachian Service Project) Mission Team. They will leave
on Saturday for a week to serve families in need of home repair and restoration in the Appalachian mountains.
Wednesday Night Dinner will combine with our
6:35 Worship Service for our second annual "Worship on Lawn." Dinner will be served at the Welcome Center starting at
5:30 pm, and worship will begin at
6:15 pm. Dinner prices will be the same (a
, children 6 and up:
, 0-5 eat free, $
All proceeds from dinner and our offering that night will go to benefit the refugees in Thessanolica and around the world through UMCOR. I will be preaching about Jesus' final instructions to his followers to go and make disciples of all the nations. It will be a great night of fun, worship, and fellowship!
Like I said, there are a lot of wonderful things happening at Trinity right now. I hope to see you
Saturday at the Bed Races and
Sunday for worship!
Grace and peace,