Worship: Sundays @ 8:15, 9:40, 11:00 am | Wednesdays @ 6:35 pm
The Good Life
UF Freshmen have to take a class called, "What Is the Good Life?" where they explore ideas about what constitutes the good life.  For us as Christians, the first letter to Timothy offers us these wonderful words of counsel: "They are to do good, to be rich in
good works, generous, and ready to share, thus storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of the life that really is life." (1 Timothy 6:18-19) Each week in this series, we will focus our attention on one way Scripture invites us into this life that really is life, or in other words, the good life.


This Sunday's sermon title is Work Earnestly (2 Thessalonians 3:6-12; Genesis 2:15), by Rev. Catherine Fluck Price.
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.
Mission Box 
This week's mission box supports the community Thanksgiving Basket program. This will be Trinity's 11th year coordinating the donations and distribution of 1,300 Thanksgiving meals, however, this program only works when the whole community participates. So grab a flyer on Sunday or print one out. Put up a donation box at work, your community center, with your scouting or Rotary group, everywhere! Cash donations or $10 grocery gift cards work as well. If you'd like to volunteer with sorting, packing or distribution please sign up here. We are also accepting online donations (select Thanksgiving Food Baskets from the drop down menu). (text 2 give keyword: baskets)
Wednesday Night Dinners
Join us for food, fun & fellowship! November 1 is breakfast for dinner! 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 boxed macaroni and cheese to contribute towards Thanksgiving baskets.
Caring & Support
Widows & Widowers will meet November 7 at 5:30pm at Northwest Grille.

Healing Touch Cancer Support Group will meet in the chapel on November 16 at 5:30pm. Rev. Catherine Fluck Price will be with us for our time of prayer and anointing. All are welcome for this time of healing and peace.

A Surviving the Holidays seminar, held on November 15 in 225 from 6:45 - 8:30pm, offers practical, actionable strategies for making it through the holiday season. At this seminar you will view a video featuring advice from people in grief who have faced the holiday after their loss. You will also hear insights from respected counselors and psychologists and receive a Holiday Survival Guide with practical strategies and helpful exercises for daily survival through the holiday season. You will meet with other grieving people who have an understanding of what you are going through and will offer comfort and support. To find out more about the seminar call Lynn Cunningham at 352-372-1027.
Guardian ad Litem
Sponsor a Guardian ad Litem child for Christmas by purchasing 3 gifts totaling no more than $60. Sign up will be located in front of the Worship Center in between services November 5.

Sonlight Thanksgiving Pie Fundraiser
Support Sonlight by buying a homemade apple or pumpkin pie! All pies will come frozen with thawing and baking instructions. 1 Pie for
$15, 2 Pies for $25, 3 or more Pies for $12 each, payment is due at time of purchase. All orders must be in by November 15 and will be ready for pick up in between services on November 19. You can order and pay online here. To pay by cash/check, please visit our Sonlight families at the Welcome Center on November 5 and 12, or contact Andrew Mankin.
Adults
Healthy Habits Workshop: Join two foodies; Mary Ann Hastings and Franny Long, for a family friendly, hands-on cooking demonstration. During this session, be amazed at how four traditional holiday recipes can be transformed into dishes that will tantalize your taste buds and honor your health. (November 5, 3-5pm, Atrium, $10/family, childcare available for 4 and younger).  Sign up now! 
Missions
Tote a Turkey! Grab a Trinity tote this Sunday from the reception desk so you can "Tote a Turkey" next week! Food drop off days are all this week and next from 10am - 4pm. Food items suggestions are 10-12lb frozen turkeys, cranberry sauce, apple sauce, macaroni & cheese, instant potatoes, gravy packets, stuffing, canned green beans or corn, cash donations and publix gift cards in $10 increments.
 
You are invited to the Cost of Poverty Experience (COPE) workshop at Faith Mission on   November 4 from 9am - 12:30pm.  COPE uses an experiential setting to increase understanding of challenges faced by lower income families.  Please refer to the flyer for details, or register online for this free and powerful event. We also need 18 volunteers for role playing (e.g. banker, police officer, store clerk, etc.), click here  to volunteer.  Your time will be much appreciated and instructions are simple.  Volunteers should arrive at 8am. If you have any questions contact Ward.

Mommy Reads is collecting gently-used clothing of all sizes for women being released and full sized toiletry items for the women at Lowell Correctional Institution. Items may be left at the front desk until Thanksgiving.  Contact  Beth Haines  (352-373-9469) for more information.
Children's Ministry
No school? No problem! Come join the fun at Trinity's Day Camp on November 20 & 21 and December 20 & 21 from 9am-1pm. 3 years old (by Sept. 1, 2017) through 5th grade are eligible to participate. Cost is $20 per child/day (includes snacks and supplies). Pre-registration is required and space is limited! 
 
Spring Crosstrainers: Crosstrainers is an 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 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2-5pm from January 30 - March 22 for children currently in 1st - 5th grade. 2 days a week ($200), 1 day a week ($100). Online registration is open.
 
Come "Gobble up some fun" at our next Parent's Night Out on November 3 from 5:30-8:30pm. Our "themed" event will be a fabulous night of dinner and Thanksgiving activities for all ages, 12 months and walking - 5th grade. $12/child, $30/family cap.  Register online by November 1.
Estate Planning Seminar
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 at a seminar on November 8 at 6:30pm. Register online here, or click here for more information about the event and our expert speakers.
Christian Love and Sympathy is Extended to
Brad, Greg, and Jeff Hines on the passing of their father, Peter Joachim Hines, on October 21.
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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