Worship: Sundays @ 8:15, 9:40, 11:00 am | Wednesdays @ 6:35 pm
Strength to Love
In a time when there is so much that seems to divide people, how can Christ lead us in our relationships with one another? As Trinity enters a new year focused on the theme of "Deeper," we begin with this series that takes us deeper in our commitment to love through our differences and across divisions. We'll find, as the title of a collection of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s sermons suggests, that the kind of courageous love Jesus models requires great strength. Come be challenged and inspired to be a more faithful follower. Sundays, January 14 - February 11.
 
This Sunday is Youth & Sonlight Sunday and this weeks sermon will be "Love Revolution", by Maddie Fillmer.
Ash Wednesday Service
Join us on February 14 for a special time of worship marking Ash Wednesday, the first day of the season of Lent. We will gather that evening at 6:35pm for a unique and meaningful service in the Worship Center with seating in the round (will replace the normal 6:35 service in the Chapel). This day historically marks the beginning of a time of preparation for persons of Christian faith. We turn our hearts to God and recommit to walking the journey that will lead us to the cross, where we encounter the depth of God's love, and on to an empty grave, where we find hope in the power of God's love even over death.
Mission Box
The mission box this week supports both our Sonlight Youth Choir & Band and Youth Ministry, specifically for this summer's tour and missions/outreach (text-to-give keyword: sonlight)  
Wednesday Night Dinners 
Join us for food, fun & fellowship! The menu for February 7 is vegetable stir-fry noodles, orange chicken, ginger scallion carrots, pineapple tarts, soup, and salad. Dairy and gluten 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.  
Adult Ministries
We have 3 great studies to offer during Lent, spaces are limited, so register now! All classes are being offered on Wednesdays from February 21 - March 21.
  • Surrender to Love (Rev. David Leonard, 
    6:30 - 7:30pm)
  • Toxic Charity or Transformational Mission? (Ward Simonton, 6:30 - 7:30pm)
  • Real Education: A Pathway to Self-Understanding (Rev. Steve Price & Max Parker, 6:30-8pm)
New Art Show
The Gainesville Fine Arts Association Winter Show will debut on February 11 at 12pm .  This is a juried show featuring many of Gainesville's finest artists. Please join us for light refreshments and a chance to meet the artists.  The art exhibit hall is on the second floor of the Education Building.
Children's
As we continue to pray for everyone that has been sick lately with influenza and other illnesses, we are asking parents to please not bring your children to Children's Ministries programming if they are not feeling well. You can live stream the 9:40 service here as an option for you and your child. Thank you!
 
Dads: bring your favorite princess to our Daddy-Daughter dance on February 23 from  5:30-7pm in the Youth Building.  We will have crafts, a photo booth, heavy appetizers and a dance floor. Please sign up here by February 22 . $10 per dad, daughters are free.  Contact Amy for questions.
Youth Ministry
Youth & Sonlight will be leading worship at all three services this Sunday ( February 11).   We still have several slots that need to be filled, including greeting with pastors, the opening prayer, prayer of devotion, communion servers, and ushers. If you are interested in being a part of the service please let us know or  sign up here!

Rehearsal: Youth & Sonlight  Sunday Rehearsal will be on  February 9 in the Worship Center, from  6-9pm. Please attend if you are participating  on Sunday in any way.

Celebration/No UMYF: To celebrate all of the hard work put into the services for Youth & Sonlight  Sunday we will be going to Skate Station after the  11am service for lunch and a good time. Contact Youth for more info.
Faith Mission
Kids Count, the elementary after school program at Faith Mission, is implementing a wonderful program called Winning Reading Boost. We need additional volunteers to work in small groups with students as they go through the curriculum. Training will be provided and you can choose Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays from  3:30-4:30 or Wednesdays from  2:30-3:30. Please email Keri Neel for more info!
Parking on Sundays
Just a reminder that on Sunday mornings, we offer both handicap as well as "special needs" parking spaces. The "special needs" spaces in the Education Building parking lot are for those persons who need to be close to the building entries but don't need the wider ADA space. 
Walking with Wesley
You're invited on February 17 from 9am - 3pm at First Ocala UMC (1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala) to attend "Walking with Wesley, From the Steeple to the Streets." The $10  registration fee includes a morning training session with professor and author Dr. Paul Chilcote and a "Fresh Expressions After Party." The event also includes multiple experiences such as: Burritos and Bibles, Tai Chai Church, Bar Church (root beer on tap), "Hugs" Nursing Home, Tattoo Parlor Church, Dinner Church Improv Jam Sessions, and Prayer Walk Training. Register online   here.
Stepping Stones Enrollment
Stepping Stones Preschool Community Enrollment for the 2018-19 school year will begin on February 7. Enrollment will open for toddlers & twos on February 7 and threes & fours on February 8. Enrollment is processed on a first-come, first-serve basis and a new wait list is created at this time. If you would like to be added to the mailing list for open enrollment or have any questions please contact the Stepping Stones office at 352-416-3025. We're looking forward to another fun-filled school year!
Free Family Photograph
It's not too late to be in the directory! Photographers will be onsite through the end of this week to photograph our families for the directory.  Every family will receive a complimentary 8 x 10 and a copy of the directory for their participation. You will also have the opportunity to purchase other photo packages as desired.  Click here to select your preferred date and time slot.  If you need assistance in selecting an appointment time or you would like to serve as a volunteer host during photography times, please contact Jordyn (376-6615). 
Christian love and sympathy is extended to
Andy Jasperson and family on the passing of his mother, Carola Jasperson, on January 29;
 
and to Pam Coughlin and family on the passing of her husband, Jerry Coughlin, on February 2.
This Sunday's altar flowers are given to the glory of God . 

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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