Trinity Trumpeter | September 15, 2023

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Last week, our Trinity Kids spent time blessing the new playground. The children gathered around the playground as they said a prayer of thanks for this new space to play safely and have fun.

After, the kids wasted no time exploring the new playground. This experience reminded us all of the importance of community and coming together to celebrate the good things in life. We are so grateful for this new playground for our preschool and Trinity kids! We look forward to all the memories that will be made on this playground for years to come.

Parking Lot Improvements

We are pleased to announce that we have recently completed improvements to our parking lot with the installation of new speed bumps. Purchased by our awesome Preschool, these speed bumps are designed to ensure the safety of all drivers, passengers, and especially the children on our premises daily.

We kindly ask that you drive slowly and carefully over the speed bumps and follow all posted signs and markings. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we strive to provide a safe and pleasant environment for everyone who visits Trinity.

Welcome New Members

We are overjoyed to inform you that we have welcomed TWO new members into our Trinity family since August. With great enthusiasm, we extend our warmest greetings and heartfelt welcome to:

Nicole White

Eric Riggenbach

Eric has been a regular attending guest over the last few years, and Nicole has been a frequent guest this past year and currently serves as a Youth Leader. We hope to get to know our new members better and assist them in their spiritual journey. As they embark on this new chapter as members of the Trinity Family, let us offer our support, guidance, and love.

If you are interested in joining Trinity as a member, please contact Pastor Ebb at 850-862-4169 or by email at [email protected].


Volunteer Meeting

As you know, Trinity United Methodist offers the healing, help, and hope in Jesus Christ through genuine, heartfelt worship and learning experiences. None of this would be possible without you, and you make the Trinity experience for guests and members beautiful.

Following BOTH worship services on Sunday, September 17, we will host a brief volunteer meeting for those interested in volunteering and participating in the Trinity experience.

For contemporary worship, we will have volunteer sign-up sheets at the back of the fellowship hall, and for traditional worship, we will have the volunteer board in the Narthex hallway.


We would like to have our first get-together on Wednesday, September 20th, at 11:00 AM in the Youth Space. We will have a potluck lunch and brainstorm ideas for upcoming gatherings. Please let Mary Allen or Kim Pennington know if you can attend so we can arrange for seating.

The OAKS (Older Adults Knowing the Savior) serves to address the spiritual, social, and educational needs of adults in our church and community, specifically those who are 65 years and older.

Calling all superheroes, princesses, doctors, magical creatures, and more! Break in the Halloween costume at our 2023 Boo Bash (formerly Trunk-or-Treat). This event is a Trinity tradition and has helped thousands of Okaloosa County families enjoy the holiday in a safe and fun way! Join us for a safe, family-friendly Boo Bash on Saturday, October 28, from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. There will be games, inflatables, and, most importantly, plenty of candy!

However, none of this is possible without your help! If you're interested in hosting a table or volunteering for this event, please click the button below to sign up!

Table/Volunteer SignUp

Please join us for a farewell reception to celebrate Matt as he embarks on a new adventure on Sunday, September 24, at noon (immediately following the 11:00 a.m. service) in the Memorial Fellowship Hall.

Matt joined the Trinity family in 2007 as our Youth Director and served in that role for 15 1/2 years before transitioning to the Family Life Minister, where he has served the past year. We want to take this opportunity to wish him all the best as he begins a new chapter as the Director of Student Ministry at Community Life Church in Gulf Breeze, FL. We are grateful for the time he spent with us, and we have no doubt that he will thrive in his new role. Matt's last day will be Sunday, September 24. Below is a message from Matt.

"I am so grateful to Trinity for these 16+ years of investing in me. I have learned so much and been mentored by so many of you! God has richly blessed my family and me through the outpouring of love here at Trinity.  

I know that as my family leaves to follow God's call in a new location, we will take the joy and memories that will last forever. Thank you for everything!"

-Matt Hull


The Challenge Weekend Volunteers Needed

It’s time to step into something new, exciting, maybe even outside of your comfort zone. We want you to volunteer with our local youth conference The Challenge! Jobs include but are for sure not limited to handing out waters, keeping students safe and directing them to where they need to be, and celebrating them being there and growing their relationship with the Lord!

Sign-Up Here

Our Student Ministry is looking for donations of bottles of syrup, bags of chocolate chips, and mini marshmallows. Please drop them off at the church office during business hours.

TSM Spirit Night

Our Student Ministry is hosting a Spirit Night at Clean Eatz in Shalimar! 10% of the proceeds from this Spirit Night will go directly towards our Student Ministry and student leadership team to go to Student Leadership University!

Help us reach our goal of having at least 50 participants!

See you there!

Worship Nights

The next TSM worship night is on Sept. 24 with guest speaker Caroline Tomlin with the theme "Pediatrics to Geriatrics." Middle Schoolers dress like babies, and high Schoolers dress like senior citizens.

If you're interested in supporting our Trinity Student Ministry, donations can be made to the Jan Griffith Youth Participation Fund. This fund serves as scholarships for students to attend trips, including Oakwood.

Jan Griffith Youth Participation Fund

Circle of Concern

Let us care and pray with you. 

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

Robert Abshire

Chris Bennett

Chase Brewer

*Jill Bumgardner

The Covington Family

Katie Ott DeMeester

Johnetta Forbes

Denise Garrison

Jessie Hendrix

Tracy Hickman

Laong Jowers

*Family of Bill Kemp

*Susan Kuhn

Debra Lyons

Ginnie Newsom

Buddy Nowland

*Family of Bobbi Pennington

Jeff Pettiway

*Shirley Pope

*Family of Marilyn Smith

Diane Snead

*Lorene Stanford

*Debbi Thornton

Elizabeth Webb

*Family of DiAnn White

* = 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

DiAnn A. White

May 26, 1934 ~ September 14, 2023

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of one of our dear church members of 12 years, DiAnn White, who has gone to be with Christ in his eternal home on September 14, 2023, at 89 years old. We extend our sincere condolences to her family and loved ones during this difficult time. Let us keep them in our thoughts and prayers as we honor DiAnn's memory. May she rest in peace and find eternal joy in the presence of God.

A service has not been scheduled at this time but we will update everyone as plans are finalized and more information comes in.

Church Calendar Recap

Sunday, September 17

  • 6:00 p.m. • TSM Sunday Night • Memorial Fellowship Hall

Wednesday, September 20

  • 9:00 a.m. • Ladies Bible Study • C102
  • 11:00 a.m. • The OAKS Potluck Luncheon • Youth Space
  • 5:00 p.m. • First Of All Impact Group • C105
  • 5:00 p.m. • TSM Small Groups • Youth Space
  • 5:30 p.m. • Praise Band Rehearsal • Memorial Fellowship Hall
  • 6:30 p.m. • Chancel Choir Practice • Choir Room

Thursday, September 21

  • 7:00 a.m. • UM Men's Bible Study • Memorial Fellowship Hall
  • 10:00 a.m. • GriefShare • C102
  • 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. • TSM Spirit Night • Clean Eatz in Shalimar
  • 5:45 p.m. • Chancel Bells Rehearsal • Bell Room
  • 6:00 p.m. • Men's Bible Study • C112

Friday, September 22

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

Sunday, September 24

  • 6:00 p.m. • TSM Worship Night • Memorial Fellowship Hall

Wednesday, September 27

  • 9:00 a.m. • Ladies Bible Study • C102
  • 5:00 p.m. • First Of All Impact Group • C105
  • 5:30 p.m. • Praise Band Rehearsal • Memorial Fellowship Hall
  • 6:30 p.m. • Chancel Choir Practice • Choir Room

Thursday, September 28

  • 7:00 a.m. • UM Men's Bible Study • Memorial Fellowship Hall
  • 10:00 a.m. • GriefShare • C102
  • 5:45 p.m. • Chancel Bells Rehearsal • Bell Room
  • 6:00 p.m. • Men's Bible Study • C112

Friday, September 29

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

Saturday, September 30

  • TSM The Challenge Weekend

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

Full Calendar


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