Worship: Sundays @ 8:15, 9:40, 11:00 am | Wednesdays @ 6:35 pm
Known for its daily news app popular with young adults, theSkimm is an American media company that focuses on a short, simple, easy-to-read way to learn about the news and current events. Many people could use a short, simple, easy-to-understand way to learn about the Bible as well. In this 6 week series, we will "skim" the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, looking at how to read it, understand it, and learn about its people and themes. Most importantly, as you gain new insights, you'll be inspired by the Scriptures and their meaning for your life today. If you're simply curious about the Bible or if you're a long-time believer, this series will strengthen your faith and help the Word come alive to you in ways you won't soon forget!

This Sunday's sermon title is theLettersandActs: All Together Now (1 Corinthians 12:4-11) by Rev. Aaron Rousseau.
Scattered to the Kingdom Come
The 6:35 Wednesday Night Contemporary Service began a new message series on October 4 entitled, "Scattered to the Kingdom Come," and will run through November 8.
Are You Ready?
Do you have a Last Will and Testament? Have you considered how a legacy of generosity might impact others after you're gone? Have you taken care of important health care decisions for yourself and your family, such as a living will and other advanced directives?

The Trinity United Methodist Foundation would love to help you explore these and other questions you may have about end-of-life matters. The Foundation has arranged for two experts in their fields to join us on Wednesday, November 8 at 6:30pm. Susan Ossi, local attorney and a Stepping Stones parent, will join us to talk about her area of expertise, estate planning. Tom Wilkinson, vice-president of the Florida United Methodist Foundation who has extensive experience consulting with individuals and churches, will also be present to share important information about planned giving. Both speakers are well equipped to help you consider your circumstances and also answer questions about including Trinity and other charitable organizations in your estate planning.

You can sign up here for the event. Your RSVP is appreciated and will help us plan sufficient materials and seats for participants. We look forward to seeing you. In the meantime, if you have questions about the event or the Trinity Foundation, you may contact the Foundation President, Bill Burger.
Mission Box 
This week's Mission Box is for our sister church in Cienfuegos, Cuba to help purchase two of the five houses that will be used for new campuses. Any additional funds will also be used for salary support (Pastors in Cuba receive only about $25 per month). (text 2 give keyword: cuba)
Wednesday Night Dinners
Wednesday Night Dinners are growing and so is the need for people to help support the kitchen! Please sign up for one Wednesday a month to serve along side us, the night is separated into two shifts. Each week we need to fill seven positions, choose the spot that fits into your availability, thank you! 
Join us for food, fun & fellowship! The menu for October 11 is herb chicken, cranberry quinoa, zucchini, hot dogs, soup, salad & 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.  
Wednesday Night Dinners are also participating in the Month of Missions (see below). If you are able, please bring gravy packets to contribute towards Thanksgiving baskets.
Mark your calendar! The Fall Yard Sale will be October 28 from 8am - 12pm. Set-up begins at 7am, $25/2 tables, no RSVP needed.

Puerto Rico needs your help!  Trinity is taking a mission team to Puerto Rico December 2-8.  We will be working in San Juan doing clean up of debris and some rebuilding.  If you would be interested please contact Ted Grueser for more information.  There are scholarships available to help if needed.
Thanksgiving is coming upon us quick which means our annual Thanksgiving Basket Outreach is just around the corner and we need your help. Each Sunday between now and Thanksgiving we are asking you to bring in a different item each week to help us make Thanksgiving possible for 1,500 families.
  • Gravy packets (October 15)
  • Stuffing (October 22)
  • Boxed brownie mix (October 29)
  • Mac & cheese (November 5)
  • Jar of applesauce (November 12)
  • 10-12lb Turkey (November 19)
A New Art Show is Coming!
Please join us October 15 at 12pm on the 2nd floor of the Education Building for the debut of "Fine Art in the Early Years."  This special display showcases the art work of children in Kids Count and at Rawlings Elementary.  Come enjoy the art and refreshments at the reception from 12-1:30pm.
Children's Ministry
Parent's Night Out is on October 13 from 5:30-8:30pm. Join us for a pizza dinner, crafts and fall themed activities. This is for children ages 12 months & walking - 5th grade. Cost is $12/child, $30/family cap. Register and pay on-line by October 11. Contact Virginia if you have any questions. 
October 29, 3-6pm is the Fall Harvest and Trunk & Treat.  We are accepting candy, bottled water, and canned soda donations for the event. Place in the orange bucket outside the CMT office, room 108. 
Upward Basketball/Cheerleading registration is open now! Click here to register. Evaluations will be held at Westside Baptist Church:
October 13, 5:30-7pm: 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th & 8th grades ONLY
October 14, 9-11am: K5 - 8th grades
October 15, 3-5pm: K5 - 8th grades
Do you have a heart for music and children? Children's Ministries has a part time music position available. Email Amy if you are interested, no phone calls please.
Adult Ministries
New classes are starting up!  Get more details and register here
  • Earn. Save. Give. - Wesley's Simple Rules for Money (Wednesdays, October 11 - November 1, 6:30 - 8pm, E232, class materials $9, optional devotional $8,  Jim Nilon & Pete Enwall)
  • Science & the Power of Prayer (Wednesdays, October 11 - November 15, 6:30 - 8pm, E207, Jim Ivey)
  • A Disciple's Path (Sundays, October 22 - December 10, 3pm, E222, Rev. Aaron Rousseau)
  • Book Discussion on Martin Luther & the Protestant Reformation (October 25 and November 1, 6:30 - 8:00pm, E221, class materials $20)
  • Healthy Habits Workshop (October 15, 3-5pm, Atrium, Mary Ann Hastings and Franny Long, $8)
Trinity Singles  ( 11am , E225) will begin reading  Cast of Characters: Common People in the Hands of An Uncommon God  by Max Lucado October 15 .  Contact  Kim  at 416-3074 or stop by the bookstore  on Sunday  to order a book.
Caring & Support
It is not too late to join the Stephen Ministry training class that will prepare you to serve those who are hurting or facing a crisis in life. Stephen Ministers meet one-on-one with those requesting help to listen, pray, and help their care receiver find their path to wholeness.  We are meeting on Wednesdays from 6:45 - 8:45pmin E226.  Stephen Ministry will be a blessing to you and those whom you serve.
Faith Mission Volunteering
We have a wide variety of ways to volunteer with Faith Mission and our partners!
  • Working with children or youth right up your alley?  There are great opportunities with Kids Count, Rawlings Elementary, and Bishop Middle School!
  • Have the gift of hospitality?  You might help organize an event, cook for youth, or even help with childcare once in a while!
  • How about community building?  We offer workshops, have a women's group, and have arts needs as well!
Where can you plug in (from weekly to just once a year) to make a difference in the Faith Mission neighborhood?  See the Volunteer Opportunities page for the many possibilities.
Mommy Reads Collection
Mommy Reads is collecting the following items from now until Thanksgiving for the women at Lowell Correctional Institution:
  • gently-used clothing of all sizes for women being released (pants/tops/skirts)
  • full sized toiletry items (dollar store/bogo) such as nonbreakable plastic combs, bar soap, toothpaste and brushes, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner
Items may be left at the front desk.  Contact Beth Haines (352-373-9469) for more information.
This Sunday's altar flowers are given in honor of Priscilla Pridgen's 89th birthday, with love from her family; to the Glory of God; and in loving memory of James and Vivian Nolan, from Kathy, and Carter and Karley Post.

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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