Worship: Sundays @ 8:15, 9:40, 11:00 am | Wednesdays @ 6:35 pm
Does the Bible Really Say That?
"God has a plan for your life." "God doesn't give you more than you can handle."  These are simple statements that may capture in part what the Bible has to say, but they also miss the point in some important ways.  That's why it's important to understand what the Bible really says.  Join us as we search for the truth of Scripture. 

This Sunday's sermon is "God Has a Plan for My Life," by Rev. Catherine Fluck Price.
Wise Words
Wise Words - Lessons from Proverbs for our Everyday Lives is a 6:35 Wednesday night Contemporary Service message series from August 8 - September 5.

This week's sermon is, "The Value of a Life," by Rev. Lenora Rousseau.
Mission Box
This week's Mission Box is for Bread of the Mighty Food Bank. Their mission is to provide hope and encouragement to the hungry and food insecure.  They acquire, sort, store, and distribute food to non-profit programs that provide for the needy.  To learn more check out their website and see how you can help to close the ever growing gap between those who need food and food that is available. (text 2 give keyword: bread)
Wednesday Night Dinners
Join us for food, fun & fellowship! This week's menu is shepherd's pie, roasted vegetables with roasted shallots, dinner rolls, soup, salad, and brownies. 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.
Volunteering Opportunities
The reception desk is currently in need of volunteers for Sunday afternoons from 3:30-6pm. Volunteers will greet members as they come in for classes or help direct them to the correct room. They will not need to answer the telephone! We are looking for volunteers to take one Sunday per month, and are still looking the fill the 1st, 2nd, and 5th Sundays of the month. If you have the gift of hospitality and might be interested in volunteering, please contact Jordyn (352-376-6615). 
 
Ushers and Communion Servers are needed to help during all three Sunday morning worship services. These positions are vitally important in setting the tone of hospitality to both the congregation and visitors. If you think this is a calling for you, please contact Bree Kerwin (416-3017). 
 
Do you have a heart for hospitality? Experience or interest in the kitchen? The Trinity food service ministry needs you! Volunteer one  Wednesday  per month and help serve our weekly fellowship dinner. Contact Franny ( 352-416-3027) for more information.
Caring & Support
The Widows & Widowers Support Group will meet on September 4 at 5:30pm at Northwest Grill.
Adult Ministries
Women Growing in Faith (Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:30pm, E232) will begin a new study on Psalm 23 beginning September 4.  Books are available at the bookstore or on the first day of class for $15.

Point of View is an immersive experience that makes space for engaging difficult conversations through the lenses of empathy, context, and mission. It is a space where you can bring your thoughts, questions, emotions, and heart without the fear of being judged or coerced. We are offering three different POV sessions, please register online.
  • Session I (one day): Saturday, September 15 from 9am - 3:30pm. There is a break for lunch, we can provide a boxed lunch for you ($6) or you may bring your own. 
  • Session II (3, 2-hour blocks): Sundays, October 7, 14 & 21, from 5:30-7:30pm
  • Session III (3, 2-hour blocks): Wednesdays, October 24, 31 & November 7, from 6:30 - 8:30pm
If you haven't signed up for an Anatomy of Peace book discussion group, the next class will be on Wednesdays, from September 26 - October 17, 6:30 - 7:30pm, led by Jeanell Fairless and Meghan Williams. Please register online. Anatomy of Peace is a moving story of parents who are struggling with their own children and with problems that have come to consume their lives. We learn from once-bitter enemies the way to transform personal, professional, and global conflicts, even when war is upon us.
Faith Mission
We have great volunteer opportunities through   Faith Mission  this fall!  Here are 3 priority needs -
  • Do you have 30 minutes a week during lunch to be an "encourager" for a Rawlings Elementary student?  Email about the SMILE mentoring program here or call Ward at 352-416-3050.
  • How about one hour a week in the afternoon with the Kids Count after school program where you will be a part of a wonderful literacy program?  Email  Keri Neel or call 352-244-9723.
  • Could you supply a meal for the LOF youth group?  It would be much appreciated and you can sign up here!
Children's Ministry 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Can you serve at 9:40 or 11am for Sunday School once a month or more? We also need volunteers for our midweek program, CHEERS (K-5th grades) on Wednesdays from 4-5:30pm. Please contact Brian Wittstruck to learn more about these opportunities.

3rd Grade Parents:  3rd Grade Bible Presentation is September 9 at 9:40am. When we give the gift of a Bible to our children, we continue to experience and explore the beautiful faith we all share. Please register your 3rd grader by September 2.  If you are in 4th or 5th grade and did not receive a bible, please email Amy. We want everyone to have the opportunity to receive a bible from Trinity!

Thanks to all who are writing notes of encouragement and affirmation to Talbot teachers! Please return them to the receptionist desk or the Children's Ministries office (room 108) by September 9.
Youth Ministries
6th Grade Confirmation & Sonrise Choir: All 6th graders are invited every week to the choir room during the 11:00 Sunday School hour for Confirmation class and a brand new 6th grade youth choir called Sonrise (this is also the 6th grade Sunday School class)! This class will be taught by Rebekah Saveland and the choir will be directed by Keven Braswell. If you have any questions please email Rebekah.

UMYF (United Methodist Youth Fellowship): All 6th-12th graders are invited EVERY Sunday evening 5:30-7:30pm to join us for UMYF (dinner, games, Bible study, and worship)   in the youth building! Please bring $3 for the dinner that will be provided.

All 7th-12th grade youth are welcome to join the fun and see what Sonlight Youth Choir & Band is all about! Rehearsals are on Sunday afternoons from 4 - 5:30pm in the 3rd floor choir room in the Education building.
Estate Planning Seminar
It is considered an act of faithful wisdom to prepare for the final stages of our life.  On September 21, the Trinity Foundation is sponsoring a program to assist you in making these decisions, as well as to learn about the current laws of Florida that can impact your estate plan.  The program will start at 7pm and is designed for people of all ages.  There will be materials available at no charge,  RSVP to Jordyn (376-6615).
Christian love and sympathy is extended
to Linda Shephard, Jim Shephard, Steve Shephard and families on the passing of their father, Alan Philip Shephard, on August 25.
This week's altar flowers are given in recognition of Jim and Carol Coe's 50th wedding anniversary.
 
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 or birth of a new child announced in the Tuesday Word, please email Kelly
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