Worship: Sundays @ 8:15, 9:40, 11:00 am | Wednesdays @ 6:35 pm
Commission on a Way Forward
For the past two years, a group of 32 United Methodists from around the world have been working together as the  Commission on a Way Forward. The task originally assigned to them by the UMC Council of Bishops was to address the long-standing divide within our denomination regarding the subject of human sexuality and prepare a proposal on how we would move forward as a church. The Commission recently completed its work, which was then submitted to the Council of Bishops. The Council has proposed the adoption of the One Church Plan, one of three possible proposals offered by the Commission. In February 2019, the General Conference of the United Methodist Church will reconvene to entertain a motion regarding this proposal. Following the outcome of that gathering, every United Methodist congregation will have some decisions to make. In preparation, the leadership of Trinity United Methodist Church believes right now is an important time for us to be cultivating an atmosphere that is healthy, loving, and mutually respectful before the time comes to make any decisions.

One important step toward creating this atmosphere is providing the opportunity for every person who calls Trinity home to participate in a small group this summer reading the book Anatomy of Peace. Click  here to watch a short video about this opportunity and sign up for a group.

To learn more about the work of the  Commission on a Way Forward, go  here

"Dear friends, let's love each other, because love is from God, and everyone who loves is born from God and knows God." (1 John 4:7) 
Together: For the Sake of the World
You may be familiar with the hymn refrain "I am the church. You are the church. We are the church together. All who follow Jesus, all around the world, yes, we're the church together." It's a reminder that the church is not the property or the building, but the people. And a particular people that exist for the sake of the world. Don't miss worship this summer as we dig deeper into the letter to the Ephesians. It's a powerful little book in the New Testament that calls the church to unity, identifies the gifts given to members, and challenges us to live as new people who bless, encourage, and minister to others.

This Sunday's sermon is "I Choose You," by Rev. Catherine Fluck Price.
Mission Box
This week's mission box supports Mercy Chefs. Principally focused on providing disaster relief, their team regularly responds to national emergencies and natural disasters at home and abroad. In addition to emergency response, they make use of their equipment, skills, and volunteers by meeting existing needs within urban communities, establishing permanent kitchens in places with ongoing hardship, and installing water purification systems for communities without access to potable water. (text 2 give keyword: mercy)  
Summer Sunday Lunches
What could be better than lunch and fellowship after worship on Sundays? In coordination with our  Month of Missions , Summer Sunday lunches will be served from 12 - 1pm from June 24 - August 5. No reservations are necessary, just come and enjoy the food and fellowship. And be sure to invite a friend, neighbor or co-worker to worship with you and join you for lunch. We'll have our own kind of BOGO...first time guests of Trinity eat free! $7  for adults, $3  for kids age 6 and up, and a family cap of $ 25.    

Month of Missions
Every Sunday from June 24 through August 5, we are inviting you to participate in Month of Missions - a chance for us to support local and global organizations both with financial donations as well as physical donations - all while enjoying lunch together! Please place your physical donations in the blue bins either in the Worship Center (on Sundays) or by the reception desk in the Education Building (Monday - Friday).   
 
This Sunday's donation for Mercy Chefs will be rice, pasta, and/or gas gift cards. The Summer Sunday lunch menu is baked ziti, garlic toast, caeser salad, and brownies.
Caring & Support
The Healing Touch Cancer Support Group will meet on June 21st at 5:30pm in the Chapel for prayer and anointing with Rev. Catherine Fluck Price. This is a quiet spiritual time in the Chapel as we come to the Lord with our personal prayers.

The Healing Prayer Room will be open  June 21  from  6:30 - 9pm  in E207. Come and receive individual, confidential healing prayer for yourself or someone else. This prayer session is sponsored by Trinity's chapter of The Order Of St. Luke (an international healing prayer organization).
Youth Ministry
Summer Youth Activities: Pick up a 2018 Summer Youth Ministry Calendar from the reception desk in the Education Building or the youth office. All summer activities are available to rising 7th grade & up.

Youth Communications: To receive text messages about upcoming youth activities join the new Trinity | Youth Remind Group. To subscribe to messages text the message @yeah2018 to the number 81010.

ASP Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser: On June 20 from 5-7pm in the worship center, the Youth Summer Missions participants will host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for their July 29 - August 4 mission trip to Johnson City, TN where they will be working with Appalachia Service Project (ASP). Tickets are $5 and can be purchased in advance from those going on the trip or at the door.

Children's Ministry
Upward Soccer Registration is now open! Soccer is for kids age 3 through 9th grade. Evaluations take place on the sports fields, beginning July 9. Sign up now!

Trinity's Cub Scout Pack 454 is pleased to announce that they're now accepting girls (age 5-10) into the Cub Scout Family Scouting Program. The Boy Scouts of America's mission is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. By welcoming both girls and boys into the program, even more youth will have access to the character development and values-based leadership that Scouting promises. Pack 454 will have all boy Dens and all girl Dens with the same program for all participants. Click  here  for more information from the National BSA. They're collecting a list of interested parents and children so they can get organized for the fall. If you're interested in enrolling your child, please email    Pack 454.

Wouldn't you love to make a difference in the life of a child? Serve with Trinity's Children's Ministries Team this summer as an occasional 9:40 or 11am Sunday School volunteer and play a part in helping children grow in their faith. No experience is needed - just be ready to have some fun! You pick the age: 2 year olds - 5th grade. Sign up in Sunday School classrooms or email Brian
Adult Ministries
What if conflicts at home, conflicts at work, and conflicts in the world stem from the same root cause? What if we systematically misunderstand that cause? And what if, as a result, we systematically perpetuate the very problems we think we are trying to solve? Every day.
This summer and fall we invite YOU to go deeper in your relationships with others by joining (or leading!) a book study on the Anatomy of Peace. Through 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. 

The discussion group starting on  June 20  is now full, but there are still spots available in the group starting on  July 11 so  register soon!  We would also like to offer more groups.  If you would like to lead a discussion group, contact  Kim Lewerenz  at 416-3074.
Trinity Talents Art Show
Our annual art show is on display now on the second floor of the Education Building. It is a beautiful show featuring 120 art pieces from 33 members and friends of Trinity.  We truly appreciate the following people who have shared their talents with us:  Randy Adams, Theresa Adams, Theresa Antes, Sharon Bartz, Barbara Brown, Linda Cook, Jordyn Cowart, Ernestine Cryer, Joan Crystal, Chris Dobbs, Melissa Dobbs, Jeanell Fairless, Joy Flowers, Jessica Foster, Brittany Fowler, Elinor Fritz, Dottie Giro, Linda Heaton, Joyce Hinkle, Mackenzie Klein, Taylor Mars, Roz Miller, Peggy Mixson, Joyce Pearson, Rosemary Person, Jo Maree Peshek, Steve Price, Aaron Rousseau, Mike Segal, Pat Smart, Sue Tennant, Marsha Wallace, and Warner Weseman.
Christian love and sympathy is extended
to Dr. Freddie & Ronnie Johnson and family on the passing of her mother, Blanche Wolfe; 

to Martha Forrest and family on the passing of her mother, Jannie Mae Forrest, on June 5; 
 
and to Marsha Koval and family on the passing of her mother, Julia Ford, on June 15.
This week's altar flowers are given in recognition of our 60th wedding anniversary - Bill and Anne Knight.
 
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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