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 "Better Together," by Rev. Steve Price.
Mission Box
This week's mission box supports ACORN (The Alachua County Organization for Rural Needs, Inc). The ACORN Clinic is a nationally recognized program that provides low-cost medical, dental and social services care to residents of north central Florida. The clinic is able to provide high quality health and dental care at low costs due in large part to the exceptional medical and dental community of Gainesville and outlying areas. Members of this extraordinary community regularly volunteer their time to help the disadvantaged rural residents of North Central Florida. (text 2 give keyword: acorn)  
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 through 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 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 the Acorn Clinic is travel sized toothpaste. The Summer Sunday lunch menu is roast pork, corn, green bean salad, baked beans, and banana pudding.
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!

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
Youth Ministry
Youth Guy's Night: All youth guys (rising 7th grade & up) are invited to come eat pizza & chicken wings, play video games & sports on June 26 from 6-9pm in the youth building.

Gaming Small Group: All youth are invited to come play video games & have devotion time every Friday from 7-9pm in the youth building.

UMYF: Every Sunday from 5:30-7:30pm this summer we will have UMYF in the youth building. All youth (rising 7th grade & up) are invited to join us for dinner (bring $3 for food), fun, worship, and a lesson!  
 
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.

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. 

We have added three new groups, so register soon!  If you would like to lead a discussion group, contact  Kim Lewerenz  at 416-3074.
 
Save the Date! In our polarized world there aren't many spaces left that don't have dividing lines.  POV (Point of View) is an immersive experience that makes space for engaging difficult conversations through the lenses of empathy, context, and mission. Conversations beginning in September, find out more here! 
Volunteers Needed
Do you love gardening? Spending time in the glorious Florida heat? We are looking for volunteers to help Jan LeDuc with landscaping around the property. She's here every Monday from 10am - 12pm and would love some company. Feel free to just come on by, or contact her (352-378-6575) for more information.
Christian love and sympathy is extended
to Dawn Carlton and her husband Mark, on the death of Dawn's mother, Adelaide Georgianna on June 17;  
 
to Phillip Koon and family on the passing of his mother, Amma Lou Koon, on June 18;  
 
and to Nicky Clayton on the passing of her husband, Jamie Clayton on the passing of his father, Paul Clayton on the passing of his brother, and their families on the passing of James Clayton, on June 25.
This week's altar flowers are given in memory of Glenda Good. Love, Paul Good and family.
 
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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