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 weeks sermon will be "Redeeming the Unredeemable" (Matthew 5:38-48), by Rev. Steve Price.
Mission Box
This week's mission box supports Faith Mission, a Trinity ministry at 3701 NE 15th St., that is a place of grace, love, and hope.  The Kids Count after school program, SMILE mentoring, Leaders Overcoming through Faith youth group, Women 2 Women sharing group, Financial Empowerment Team, and Cost of Poverty Experience are examples of Faith Mission serving with humility.  Renovations at Faith Mission have been significant, and financial support is needed to continue improvements on the facility and the grounds.  Thank you for your support through this week's mission box! (text to give: faith)  
Wednesday Night Dinners 
Join us for food, fun & fellowship! The menu for January 17 is cider spiced ham, scalloped potatoes florentine, baby carrots and peas, buttermilk biscuits, soup, salad, and cherry pie with cream. 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.
 

Community Conversation
The Trinity Church Council is hosting a series of "town hall" style events to provide ongoing and open dialogue between the general congregation and lay/staff leadership of the church. The next Trinity Community Conversation will be held January 29 at 6:30pm in room 232 with a focus on Children's Ministry and Stepping Stones Preschool. All members of the Trinity community are welcome and encouraged to attend. To prepare accordingly, we ask that you RSVP if you are planning on attending the Conversation. If you would like to submit a question ahead of time, there is an opportunity to do so in the registration form.
Youth Ministry
Kick-off: Put on your boots and join us on January 21 from 5:30- 8:30pm for a Hoedown. We'll have a BBQ, bonfire, s'mores, games, line-dancing, and more! Please bring $10 for dinner and activities (or $5 if you come dressed for the occasion).

Confirmation: Confirmation is a time when youth learn about the Methodist Church, can explore questions of faith, and profess their faith. Confirmation is open to anyone in grade 6 or above. Classes are held at 11am in the Youth Building, and start on January 21. Sign up here.

Gaming Group: Next meeting is in the Youth Building from 7-9pm on January 19.
Caring & Support
In accordance with the spirit of going deeper with God, a Healing Prayer Room is being established here at Trinity! The Order of St. Luke (OSL) is sponsoring this new program for anyone desiring confidential individual healing prayer. Prayer sessions will be held on the 3rd Thursday of the month in room E227 (Rev. Lenora's Office) from   6:30 - 9pm beginning January 18. Appointments are not necessary. For additional information, please contact Linda Buth, OSL Convener (337-302-4433).
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!
Children's
Time is running out to sign up for Crosstrainers after school camp! Talbot families - we will pick your kids up! Crosstrainers is an after school, action packed sports experience, full of exercise and energy for elementary aged children. We play and teach fundamentals for basic sports and large group games. This program will run Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 - 5pm, from January 30 - March 22 for children in 1st grade- 5th grade. Register here
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays: $200
  • Tuesdays or Thursdays only: $100
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United Methodist Women
UMW  January General Meeting will feature Cathy Stone, Executive Director of Cornerstones Family Ministries  in Tampa.  Cornerstones is one of the mission projects that receives financial support from UMW Mission pledges.  We will gather in on January 20 at 9:45am in room 232 for fellowship and the program will begin at  10:15 . Visitors are welcome.
Missions
As you begin to ponder those New Year's resolutions why don't you consider joining Trinity on one of our many Mission opportunities? WE NEED YOU! For more information on any of these trips please contact the Missions Department.
  • Spring Break Youth Medical Mission Trip to Nebaj, Guatemala, March 24 - March 31.
  • Spring Appalachia Service Project, May 5 - May 12
  • Cienfuegos, Cuba (sister church), May 17 - 23
  • Guatemala with Porch de Salomon, June 23 - 30
  • Guatemala with ODIM, July 5 - July 13
  • Uganda with Faith Quest, August 1 - August 10
Want another way to help Family Promise and de-clutter at the same time? They are hosting a community-wide yard Sale on January 27 from 8am - 1pm at Grace United Methodist Church. Have items to donate (no clothes please)? Drop-off at Grace the following days: January 20, 9am-2pm; January 25, 12-8pm;  January 26, 9am-6:30pm. All proceeds benefit Family Promise Homeless Shelter. For questions call 352-378-2030.
Warren Willis Camp
Attention rising 4th - 12th grade students: registration is open for Warren Willis United Methodist Camp. Trinity will be going to camp  July 2 -7 (week 4 of camp). Spend your days zip lining, tubing, yoga, sailing, making crafts, archery, and much more! Full cost is $420 and Trinity will pay a portion. Contact  Brian Wittstruck (416-3008) for more info or visit their   website .
Free Family Photograph
We are excited to partner with Lifetouch Photography again to help us create a new church directory.  Photographers will be onsite in January and February 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). 
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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