Trinity Trumpeter | March 17, 2023

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Hello Trinity,

Trinity Methodist Preschool is a vital ministry of Trinity UMC! Thanks to our church's generosity and support, this vital ministry has emerged from the pandemic and is back to full strength! Over 80 children and their families trust Trinity with their children to receive care, fun, education, and the love of Christ as they walk through the preschool doors. The preschool staff includes 14 hard-working women. Thanks to them, Trinity is a place where children thrive! 

Our big news this month is the Silent Auction. We raised close to $9,000 for our new playground equipment. We also received some grant money and can do more of an upgrade than expected! We are also making the equipment more challenging and fun for our Trinity Tuesday elementary school friends!

Thank you so much for your continued support!

Kathy Curry

Preschool Director


The Beautification Subcommittee of Trinity’s Trustee Committee has been busy working to beautify the exterior of our church campus once again. After painting the outside of the Narthex with a fresh coat of white paint in 2022, they filled in the blank space between the windows with this beautiful Mural. 

Working together with local artist Pat Z Roberts, we were thrilled that she could take our vision and bring us this completed project in time for our Easter celebration.

Our Mural Vision: Just as Jesus Christ rose from the dead after the crucifixion, new life rises out of the stagnant wooden cross on stony Golgotha, visited by the Holy Spirit to give us hope for a better world to come.’

Pat Z has been painting for many, many years. She primarily paints with acrylics but loves oils, also. Pat is active in several local art groups…. ADSO (Arts and Design Society of Fort Walton Beach ), where she is currently the gallery chairman, and OPA (Okaloosa Public Arts), where she participates in all their shows.

Pat’s art can be seen at HHARTS on Beal Pkwy. in FWB and Artful Things in Niceville. Pat also teaches acrylic painting for CLL(Center for lifelong learning), ADSO, and HHArts.

We like to thank Pat Z for all of her talent and time spent painting & bringing our wall “to life.“ And we’d especially like to thank the vision put forth by our Beautification subcommittee for enhancing their wonderful fountain location. A SPECIAL THANK YOU to Harvey Hanson and John Peters for putting down heavy paver stones for the bench in front of the mural and Candy Broxson for painting the bench.

Please call the church office for more information, donate, or participate in future projects.

-Karen Baker

Beautification Team Chair


Just a reminder we still are working towards our goal of $5,000 to FILL THE ARK for our Lenten Mission project that supports Heifer International. WE ARE CURRENTLY AT 48% OF THAT GOAL. Heifer International provides livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of those who struggle daily for reliable sources of food and income.


We encourage each of you to participate as well! However big or small, your donation will help provide livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of those who struggle daily for reliable sources of food and income.


We are currently at _____ of our goal in the 1st week! However big or small, your donation will help provide the following:

  • Two Water Buffalo
  • Two Cows
  • Two Sheep
  • Two Goats
  • Bees, Chicks, & more!


  • In Person at any worship service (Cash or Check)
  • Online by clicking the GIVE TODAY button below (Select Stewardship)

Remember to put "ARK" in the memo spot!

Interested in helping FILL THE ARK?

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Marriage is a joyous occasion; its sacredness and unity are the most significant and binding covenant known in human relations.

Fifty-nine years ago on March 20, 1964, two people stood in our Sanctuary stood in front of their friends, family, and most importantly, God, and received His greatest gift; another person to share with, grow with, change with, be joyful with, and stand with as one when trials and tribulations enter their lives.

God has written your love story, sustained your marriage, and taught you to rely on Him. We absolutely love you guys!

Happy Anniversary to Phil & Theresa Wood!



Palm Sunday is the start of Holy Week. This day commemorates Jesus' humble entry into Jerusalem to observe Passover. In Matthew 21, Jesus is greeted by crowds of people who spread their cloaks and laid palm leaves in his path, and proclaimed him the Son of David.

9:45 a.m.

Contemporary Worship

Memorial Fellowship Hall

11:00 a.m.

Traditional Worship



Maundy Thursday commemorates the washing of the feet and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the disciples. This is where Holy Communion was introduced.

6:30 p.m.

Worship Service



On Good Friday, we remember the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his earth at Calvary. This year, we will celebrate with a music worship night featuring our Chancel Choir and flute accompanist. The tenebrae service featuring, "Songs and Prayers from Taize," is filled with emotive texts and profoundly expressive music portraying the events of the Passion.

6:30 p.m.

Worship Service


Easter Sunday

As Lent draws to a close during Holy Week, we remember Jesus' death on the cross for us. Then on Easter Sunday, we celebrate the resurrection, that Jesus is alive.

7:00 a.m. • Sunrise Service at the Flagpole

*Bring your own chair for this service*

9:45 a.m. • Contemporary Worship

11:00 a.m. • Traditional Worship

11:00 a.m. • Trinity Online


Easter Spring Cleaning Day

Join us for an Easter Spring Clean-Up Day on Saturday, March 25, from 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. It is time to clean and beautify our church. Everyone is invited to help, no matter how small the task. There will be indoor and outdoor opportunities to serve, including painting, pressure washing, landscaping, and gardening. Please come out and contribute to the beautification of God's house. Let us know if you see something that needs to be done. Sign up at the Square One table at either service or by contacting Karen Baker at [email protected].

Refreshments and water will be provided.

Easter Eggstravaganza is BACK & needs YOU!

Our 2nd annual Easter Eggstravaganza is back! Join us on Saturday, April 1, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the parking lot for THREE age-appropriate Egg hunts, food, games, music, and an all-around good time! We are excited to have three food trucks this year, including Dippin' Dots, Smoke' N Whiskey BBQ, and Swamp Dawgs to Geaux. 

We need YOUR HELP to make this event bigger and better than last year's. You can participate by:

  • Volunteering to host a station that provides a game or craft for kids. 
  • Donating Candy or Plastic Eggs
  • Volunteering to work the event in any way. We'll have many jobs for anyone interested.


Please contact MaKenzie Johnson through the church office or visit our website to learn more about the event.


Pensacola District Conference

The Pensacola District Conference will be held at 2:30pm on Sunday, March 19that St Luke UMC. The District Conference will be an opportunity to approve our 2024 District

Budget, and our 2023 District Leadership will be approved and consecrated during worship. We will gather for our short business session at 2:30 and then move into a time of worship. The day will include a remembrance of our baptism, communion, and a time of prayer. This has been a difficult season in our Conference, and we need to come together for worship and prayer. 

Everyone is welcome to attend, and again this year, we will continue the following voting protocol:

According to AWF Conference Standing Rules, the voting membership of the District Conference shall be consistent with the directives of the United Methodist Book of Discipline (¶658-659).

These are the members with a vote:

  • The voting membership of the district conference shall be made up of the following leaders in the local churches within the district:  

Church Lay Leader

Lay member(s) to Annual Conference

Church Council (governing body) Chair

SPRC Chair

Finance Chair

Trustee Chair

Youth president or youth representative

  • The district committee voting membership shall also include these district leadership positions: 

District Lay Leader

District UMM president

District UMW president

District Trustees President

District Committee on Ministry Chair

District Committee on Superintendency Chair

District Committee of Church Location and Building Chair

Youth or young adult district lay representatives for the district

All other elected members of the district leadership team (BOMACE)

  • All appointed clergy in the district and clergy who have their charge conference in the district. 

Please plan to arrive at 2:00 to get registered and fellowship with others from our United Methodist Churches.


Rev. Jean Tippit 

District Superintendent

p.s. Pastor Ebb Hagan and Candy Broxson were both nominated for the District Committee on Ministry

Kids Ministry

No Trinity Tuesday activities on March 21.

Join our Remind to stay up to date with Trinity Kids! Text @kids8239 to 81010

Gulfarium - March 22

We will take a mid-week trip to the Gulfarium over spring break on March 22. Meet at the church at 9:30 am. We will be back by 2 pm. Please have your child bring $25 for admission and lunch.

RSVP to Laura Finley BEFORE March 19.

Camp Baldwin Summer Camp - July 23 - 27

It's time to talk about SUMMER CAMP! Students graduating 3rd grade and up are eligible to go. The total price for camp is $275, and a $75 deposit must be made NO LATER THAN March 27 to secure your child's spot. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for Trinity Kids to dive deeper into the word of God, enjoy outdoor activities, and fellowship with several other local kids' ministries. 

Submit all registration forms to [email protected].

Registration Form

Student Ministry


Ice Flyers Game - March 26

We are heading to Pensacola for the Ice Flyers game! Meet in the MFH at 2 pm. Bring $15 for your ticket and a card or download doordash to get food at the game. The Pensacola Civic Center is a cashless establishment. Pick up at the church at 9 pm.

Hot Dog Heaven - April 12

Do you like hot dogs? Do you like the option of having over 20 different toppings? Do you like showing support to high school students? Then Hot Dog Heaven is the event for you!

Join our Trinity Student Ministry on Wednesday, April 12, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. in the Memorial Fellowship Hall. All donations will support Trinity Students on their summer mission trip! 

Learn More TSM News Here

Circle of Concern

Karen Matthews

We are deeply saddened to announce that Trinity member of 32 years, Karen Matthews, has gone to be with Christ in his eternal home on March 15, at 81 years old.

Our deepest condolences to her family. Please keep them in your prayers. A funeral service has not been scheduled at this time; however, we will update you as that information becomes available.

Let us care and pray with you. 

If you or someone you know need prayers, please complete the Prayer Request form located at our Square One tables. Below is a list of those persons for whom we are in prayer this week; please join us in praying for those persons. Individuals are kept on the list for four weeks.

Family of William Abercrombie

Debora Appleton

*Gavin Burns

*Merle Carter

Janice Collins

Ellen O’Connell Dunbar

*Carl & Dorene Gicker

*Jean Gray

Jerry Green

Laong Jowers

*Family of Karen Matthews

Carole McLendon

The Stillwaters

*Peggy Willard

*Phil & Theresa Wood


Bold = New to Circle of Concern

* = Church Member

If you or someone you know needs prayer, please complete the Prayer Request form below. The Circle of Concern list is updated and sent out biweekly via the Trumpeter, and individuals are on the list for four weeks. Please notify the church office if an individual needs to be on the list for more than four weeks. Circle of Concern inserts for Sunday services are printed on Thursday.

Prayer Requests

Church Calendar Recap

Friday, March 17

  • 8:00 p.m. • AA Meeting • C102
  • 8:00 p.m. • Al-Anon/ Al-Ateen Meeting • C105

Tuesday, March 21

  • 6:00 p.m. Finance Meeting C112

Wednesday, March 22

  • 9:00 a.m. • Ladies Bible Study • C102
  • 9:30 a.m. •Trinity Kids Gulfarium Trip
  • 5:00 p.m. • First Of All Impact Group • C105

Thursday, March 23

  • 7:00 a.m. • Men's Bible Study • Memorial Fellowship Hall

Friday, March 24

  • 8:00 p.m. • AA Meeting • C102
  • 8:00 p.m. • Al-Anon/ Al-Ateen Meeting • C105

Saturday, March 25

  • 7:30 a.m. • Easter Spring Cleaning

Tuesday, March 28

  • 3:30 p.m. Trinity Tuesdays Dean Fellowship Hall

Wednesday, March 29

  • 9:00 a.m. • Ladies Bible Study • C105 (Library)
  • 5:00 p.m. • First Of All Impact Group • C105

Thursday, March 30

  • 7:00 a.m. • Men's Bible Study • Memorial Fellowship Hall

Friday, March 31

  • 8:00 p.m. • AA Meeting • C102
  • 8:00 p.m. • Al-Anon/ Al-Ateen Meeting • C105

Saturday, April 1

  • 11:00 a.m. • Easter Eggstravaganza • Parking Lot

Click the "Full Calendar" link below for a full calendar of events.

Full Calendar
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