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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.
 
This weeks sermon will be, Getting to Know You, by Rev. Catherine Fluck Price.
 
Many of you have requested a copy of the poem that Steve read this past Sunday. You can download that here
Mission Box
This week's mission box supports the Alachua County Coalition against Human Trafficking. Their mission is to build a safety network of partnerships that will work together to identify, rescue, and restore victims of all forms of human trafficking within Alachua County. (text to give: trafficking)  
Wednesday Night Dinners 
They're back! Join us for food, fun & fellowship! Kick-off is January 10 with free spaghetti night.  Dairy and gluten free options are available. The kitchen will be open from 5 - 6:30pm. Beginning January 17, adult meals are   $7 , children 6 and up are   $3 , 0-5 eat free with a $ 25 family cap.
 

A Disciple's Path
The Disciple's Path course is a 7 week class for someone wishing to join Trinity or a refresher course for seasoned church members desiring to take the next step in discipleship. It is a unique and engaging approach to the study of discipleship within the context of the Wesleyan/United Methodist heritage and tradition.  (Wednesdays, January 10 - February 28, 6:30 - 7:30pm, E232, Rev. Catherine Fluck Price and Rev. Steve Price, class materials: non-members - complimentary, members -$15)
 
Childcare is available with a reservation. For more information, please contact    Kim Lewerenz (416.3074).
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
  • Guatemala with Porch de Salomon, June 16 - June 23
  • Guatemala with ODIM, July 5 - July 13
  • Uganda with Faith Quest, August 1 - August 10
Trinity is hosting families from the Family Promise program January 14-21 and we are still in need of overnight hosts! Please check your calendars and consider volunteering. Everything takes place at Trinity, and there are options to suit your availability and comfort level. Thanks in advance for helping your Trinity family host these local families in need! Click here to find the perfect opportunity for you.

Faith Mission is hosting a worship service for Trinity and Bartley Temple UMC members Jan 14 at 6pm.   Worship is one of a number of ways the two congregations are partnering together in powerful ways, so come and join us as Rev. Mary Mitchell and one of the Bartley Temple choirs lead.  As a side benefit, you can check out the continued renovations on the Faith Mission facility and grounds.  Hope to see you  Sunday !

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.
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Adults
We have a LOT of new small groups beginning tomorrow! Online registration is now open, so click here to check out all our new offerings!
Walking with Wesley
You're invited on Saturday, 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 m orning training session with professor and author Dr. Paul Chilcote and a "Fresh Expressions After Party." 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.

Children's
CHEERS and CHEERS Cherubs begins tomorrow for 3 year olds - 5th grade.  Register online here. If your child was registered for the fall, there is no need to register again.

Rejoice! with us as we share God's love through music and dance! We will meet on Wednesday afternoons beginning tomorrow from 2 - 4pm in the Choir room (3rd floor Education Building), and will end with a fun-filled performance on Wednesday evening, May 16, at 6:30pm in the Worship Center. Rejoice! is for children in grades K-5. We can't wait to Rejoice! with YOU! Any questions? Contact  Susan or  Alice . Register here.
 
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 from 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
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). 
Offices Closed
Trinity offices will be closed on Monday, January 15 in observance of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday.
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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