Worship: Sundays @ 8:15, 9:40, 11:00 am | Wednesdays @ 6:35 pm
Glimpses of God
Jesus said to the disciples: "Allow the children to come to me....I assure you that whoever doesn't welcome God's kingdom like a child will never enter it."  As we begin a new school year, we'll take a lesson from our children and their childlike faith.  Sometimes our understanding of God is far too small and so, using some classic children's books, we'll look for glimpses of God in the stories we tell our children.  In this 4 week message series through September 3, we'll find that God is far bigger than we could ever imagine, while being challenged to have childlike faith.

This Sunday's sermon title is "Powerful and Purposeful," by Rev. Catherine Fluck Price, and based on the children's book, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day ( 1 Chronicles 29: 11-13, Ephesians 1:3-14).
Mission Box 
This week the Mission Box is for United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). UMCOR is currently working with disaster coordinators and early response teams to provide relief to the many victims of hurricane/tropical storm Harvey. (text 2 give keyword: umcor).
Flood Bucket Challenge
We will again be participating in a flood bucket challenge to support victims of Hurricane Harvey. More information will be available soon on our website and facebook page, but we are accepting donations immediately. Click here to download the list of needed supplies.  
Challenge complete!
Thank you to everyone who was able to make it to our weekly time of prayer in the chapel with Catherine   on Tuesday  afternoons this summer.  It has been a wonderful time of meaningful fellowship as we were united in prayer for our church and listening for God's guidance.  We look forward to future opportunities to come together in prayer.
Wednesday Night Dinners
Join us for food, fun & fellowship! August 30 is taco night! The menu is chicken and beef tacos, saffron rice, pinto beans, chips and salsa, soup, salad, and dessert. 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.
Family Promise Volunteering
Our families will be with us again the week of September 10-16.  Please check your calendars for your availability and click on the link to our Signup Genius to sign up!! Any and all efforts are greatly appreciated.  Setup and cleanup always needs help! For questions or more information, contact Beth Haines (352-283-5026).
Alpha
(Wednesdays, August 23 - November 8, 6-8pm, Worship Center,  Janise McNair ). Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. The night begins with dinner, followed by a 30 minute video centered around big issues of faith and unpacking the basics of Christianity, and addressing questions such as "Who is Jesus?" and "How can we have faith?". There is always an opportunity to share thoughts and ideas on the topic and discuss it in a small group. There are a few spots still open, register now! 
 
Disciple I
(Wednesdays, August 23 - March 21, 6:30 - 8pm, room 222, 35, David Pope). Disciple 1 (Fast Track) is a 24 week class that will take you through the entire Bible.  The first 12 sessions will take you through the Old Testament, finishing in November. The second 12 sessions will be focused on the New Testament, running from January - March.  Course fee is payable in the bookstore or on the first day of class. Childcare is available with a reservation. Spots still open, register now!  
Coffee Talk is moving!
COFFEE TALK is Trinity's ministry for college students/young adults. If you're in school, or out in the working world as a young adult, and looking for a faith community, you just might need to try this group! Looking for the places where your faith intersects with the needs of the world can be confusing at this stage of your life. We try, in a fairly relaxed atmosphere, to accomplish that during COFFEE TALK.

The group meets immediately after the 6:35 Contemporary Service  on Wednesday evenings, typically from 8-9pm, and we are now meeting at the new Hunter's Crossing Starbucks.
Children's Ministry
The 3rd Grade Bible Presentation is on September 10 during the 9:40am service. Please register your 3rd grader by September 3. If your child is in 4th or 5th grade and did not receive a bible, please email Amy.  
 
It's not too late to register for CHEERS and Rejoice! Children in Kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to be a part of these fun, afternoon programs on Wednesdays. Register online for Rejoice! or CHEERS now!  
 
Fall Crosstrainers Sports Experience is an action packed sports experience, full of exercise and energy for elementary aged kids. We play and teach fundamentals for basic sports and large group games. This program runs September 26  - November 16, for 1st - 5th graders on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 - 5pm. Program options: Tuesdays AND Thursdays ($200), Tuesdays OR Thursdays ($100). Register now! 
Caring & Support
Widows & Widowers Support Group will meet September 5 at 5:30pm at Northwest Grill. 
 
GriefShare is a 10 week video series that features some of the nation's foremost Christian experts on grief and recovery topics. The video seminars are combined with support group discussions of the materials presented during the video. GriefShare provides a warm and caring environment with others who are also experiencing loss. (Wednesdays, 6:45-8:15pm, room 229). Call Lynn Cunningham at 352-372-1027 for more information.
Christian love and sympathy is extended 
to Jamaica Hudnall and family on the passing of Mary Christine Brooks on June 20;

to Randall Avery and family on the passing of his wife, Katherine Marlene Avery on August 19;
 
to Steven James Laux  and family on the passing of his mother,   Judith Adair Jones Laux on August 22;
 
and to Melissa Jeanne Crowder and family on the passing of her husband, Ronald Lee Crowder on August 23
This week's altar flowers are given in loving memory of our father, William Mottinger,
from Carol and Fred Remirez

If you would like to provide the altar flowers, please contact Bree
(416-3017). If you 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 in the Tuesday Word, please email Kelly
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