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 theGospels: Word Up (John 1:1-5, 14; 20:31) by Rev. Catherine Fluck Price.
Scattered to the Kingdom Come
The 6:35 Wednesday Night Contemporary Service begins 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 supports Micanopy Tutoring. This after-school tutoring program matches children with UF students to provide one-on-one daily assistance with homework and projects. The intense collaboration between students and tutors has created dramatic results with what used to be failing students. (text 2 give keyword: tutoring)
Wednesday Night Dinners
Join us for food, fun & fellowship! The menu for October 4 is roast turkey, cornbread dressing, carrots, peas, dinner rolls, soup, salad, and pumpkin pie. 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 instant potatoes to contribute towards Thanksgiving baskets.
Great Pumpkin Run 5k
Last chance!! Join us for an evening of family fun at Trinity's Great Pumpkin Run 5K this Sunday at 6pm. The course will take you through our beautiful campus and surrounding area. At the finish line there will be refreshments and dinner in the youth building. We will have prizes for the participants dressed in a pumpkin or family friendly Halloween themed outfit. Proceeds from the race event will be used to support Trinity's Youth Summer Mission trips. Register now!

Trinity Youth
No UMYF on October 8, we will be hosting our annual Great Pumpkin Run 5k. Packet Pickup begins at 4:30pm and the race starts at 6pm. Proceeds support Youth Summer Missions. For more information or to register, please visit the webpage.
Fall Harvest (October 29) - We are accepting candy donations anytime leading up to this event. Please leave donations at the bookstore or bring them to UMYF. Donations need to be made by October 28.
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.
  • Instant potatoes (October 8)
  • 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)
Caring & Support
Widows & Widowers will meet October 3 at 5:30pm at Northwest Grill.
Our Order of St. Luke service this month (October 8, 11am, Chapel) will focus on God's healing grace that flows through all means, including modern medicine, to bring about miracles, even in the face of tragic loss. Rose Morris will share her testimony about her nephew's courageous battle with pediatric cancer and the miracles her family experienced through his entire journey and beyond.
Children's Ministry
October 29, 3-6pm is the Great Pumpkin Harvest and Trunk & Treat.  We are accepting CANDY donations for the event!  Place in the orange bucket outside the CMT office, room 108.

ATTENTION all parents of children in 2nd - 5th grade: It's time to get our Acolyte Ministry Team started again! Parents and children, please join us on October 8th in the Worship Center at 12pm for a brief orientation. We will be exploring what it means to be an acolyte, practicing the acolyte's role on a Sunday morning and signing up for dates to acolyte.
Upward Basketball/Cheerleading registration is open now! Click here to register. Evaluations will be held at Westside Baptist Church:
October 8, 2-4pm: K5, 1st, 4th & 5th grades ONLY
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
Phone System
Thank you for your patience while we replaced the phone system damaged by Hurricane Irma.  Now that all offices have new phones and the system has been tested, we anticipate our communications returning to normal.  If you have tried to reach someone but have not received a response, please accept our apologies for some new system "bugs" and try your call once more. 
Adult Ministries
The Case for Christ study has been postponed until January, more information coming soon on new date and time information.  
October 2017 marks the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation inspired by Martin Luther. Join us on   October 25 and November 1,   6:30 - 8pm  in room 221  (with additional gatherings to be determined by participants) for a discussion on the book "Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World,"  by Eric Metaxas, led by Erik Bredfeldt. This will be an opportunity for conversation about the man, the event and its impact on our world.  Books are $20.  Please try to purchase your book and begin reading prior to October 25.  To purchase your book, contact Kim or stop by the bookstore on Sunday.  
(October 15, 3-5pm, Atrium, Mary Ann Hastings and Franny Long, $8) Join us for a fun-filled "Healthy Habits Workshop" designed to be a guide for turning some of the many wonderful (but sometimes lesser-known) fall veggies into family favorites.  Healthy holiday traditions will also be on the menu of cooking activities. The two-hour workshop will cover: dirty dozen food list; recipe walk-throughs, demonstrations, taste-testing, and hands-on assembly/cooking. Register now! 
Making a Difference at Rawlings Elementary  
One of the roles of Faith Mission is to help volunteers plug in at Rawlings and we have some great short term opportunities coming up: 
  • Vision and Hearing Screenings will be October 12, 8am - 12pm. Volunteers are needed to take height and weight measurements.
  • Reading Night will be held October 19, 5:30-6:30pm. Volunteers are needed to help greet and serve families and facilitate the event.
  • Technology Night will be held on November 16 from 5:30-6:30pm. Volunteers are needed to greet families and help facilitate the event.
  • Rawlings Book Fair will be held in December and will need volunteers to assist students and possibly run the cash register during school hours. Dates soon!
  • Food packing events held for Rawlings' families in November the week before the Thanksgiving holiday and in December the week before the Winter holiday. Dates also soon!
Please contact Sharon Kuchinski at Rawlings if you can serve at any of these events!
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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