Trinity Trumpeter | May 26, 2023

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Hello Trinity,

In June 2022, the Trustees began working on a solution to resolve the stormwater drainage issue in the breezeway between building A&B and C. We are excited to announce that the District Board of Missions & Church Development blessed the project with a $25,000 grant, and the remaining financial support came from the TUMC Preschool, Imagine Campaign, and Finance & Trustee Committee funds that were not previously allocated to another project. Phase 1 of the breezeway renovation project is fully funded and will begin construction on June 5, starting with the removal of the Breezeway A/C units for Building C; it is important to note that the A/C units on youth/library side of Building C (Memorial Fellowship Hall) will not be operational during this time period. Excavation is set to begin on June 6. Given good weather, Phase 1 should be completed by June 13 and includes two full-length trench drains, at least two catch basins, and concrete from building to building and gate to gate. Upon completion of the concrete pour, the A/C units will be reinstalled, charged, and turned back on.


Phase 2 of this project is to create a multi-functional space for all ages to relax and fellowship and create a safer and cleaner environment for the preschoolers to play. Phase 2 is still in development, and we welcome all thoughts and ideas. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to any Trustee member. Once we've formulated a plan for Phase 2, we will host a fundraising event to present the plan for Phase 2.

We are excited to move the breezeway forward with phase 1 and resolve the long-standing drainage issue. Thank you in advance for your support and your patience! We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have a scheduled event, Sunday school class, or meeting that you wish to relocate to during this time, please get in touch with MaKenzie Johnson in the church office.

God Bless,

Mike Klugh

Trustee Chair


Be on your guard: stand firm in the faith: be men of courage: be strong. – 1 Corinthians 16:13

Monday is Memorial Day. Although offices and businesses are closed, and the world keeps moving, we want to stop and remember. On this Memorial Day, we want to take a moment to honor and pay tribute to the extraordinary men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. When called upon to defend and liberate, they said yes. Their selflessness and courage will never be forgotten, and we are forever grateful for their service. May we always remember their sacrifice and continue to strive for a better future in their honor.

Thank you to all the fallen heroes, and may they rest in peace.



Bring a blanket and kick back in the sand as we enjoy a featured film on our inflatable beachfront BIG Screen! We'll watch "The Mitchells vs. the Machines" on June 6 at 8:00 p.m. at the Boardwalk! Plan on meeting at 7:30 p.m. and the movie will start at 8 p.m.

Bring your family!

The Well is a group of young adults who meet monthly to fellowship and build community with fellow believers.

The OAKS @ Olive Garden (June 14)

For June's gathering, we plan to have lunch at Olive Garden on Wednesday, June 14, at 11:00 a.m.

Please RSVP to Kim Pennington or Mary Allen as soon as possible so we have an accurate number for a reservation.

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.


We are thrilled to announce that a new Men's Bible Study will begin meeting weekly on Thursday, June 29, from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in C112. We hope this group will build a community of men who desire to follow God together. There is no sign-up necessary; just show up!

This bible study will begin with a 5-week study entitled "Uncommon Man" Do you ever wonder what it looks like to be a man of faith? In this three-session series, sportscaster James Brown and former NFL coach Tony Dungy will teach us what it means to be an" uncommon man "—a man who follows God faithfully. Are you ready to take the next step in your life of faith? Learn what it takes in God's Uncommon Man.

Please note that this group WILL NOT replace the United Methodist Men's group that meets at 7:00 a.m. on Thursdays. The UMM will also continue to meet weekly. This group is for those unable to attend the early study.

New Books & Beyond Club App

For the month of JUNE, the group will be reading "The Thursday Murder Club" by Richard Osman. The group will meet on Thursday, June 29, for discussion at 6:00 p.m. at Burrito Del Sol. Below is a synopsis of the book.

We are excited to share that the Boks & Beyond group has begun using a new Bookclub app to keep all members connected! It will keep you updated on our meetings and books we've read and are currently reading PLUS even has a section to suggest future books for the group. Get connected today!

Books & Beyond App

Kids Ministry

Trinity Kids ended their Trinity Tuesdays for the school year with a SPLASH 🌊 They enjoyed a fantastic bounce house/water slide, played some fun water games, and enjoyed delicious food! What an amazing year we've had for Trinity Tuesdays! 

We are happy to announce that the after-school program will return next school year; however, it will now be on WEDNESDAYS! Stay tuned for more information and registration.

Vacation Bible School - Stellar

Vacation Bible School is BACK at Trinity this year! Join us as we launch kids on a cosmic quest where they’ll have a blast shining Jesus’ light to the world. STELLAR rockets kids on an out-of-this-world adventure that’s light years of faith-building fun.

June 18-22 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Trinity United Methodist Church

403 Racetrack Rd NW, Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32547

We are also looking for volunteers in all capacities!

Kids Registration
Volunteer Registration

Student Ministry

Hey Trinity,

This past Sunday, we honored our graduating seniors from our Trinity Student Ministry, ending one chapter of their life and beginning another. We are so blessed to have had them share their life with us, and we can't wait to see what their future holds!

Join us in praying for the following seniors as they prepare to take on a new chapter of their life.

Emily Black

Jeremy Figueroa

Mallory Hagan

Paige Letellier

Connor Roberts

Tiana West


We are so excited about all of the awesome things Summer 2023 holds! We hope you will participate in everything you can. This summer, we will be focusing on God's promises and how a brand new season is always on the horizon.

There will be no Student Ministry Activities on May 28. We will meet on May 31st for our first Destination Bible Study.

May 31 starts our weekly Wednesday Destination Bible Study 5:30-8:30 P.M. We are jumping into God's promises and what it means to believe and lean into them. Bring money for dinner at Uptown Station. Drop Off and Pick Up will be at Trinity.


We officially kick off summer on June 4 with a Party at Martha Rylee's house! Bring a swimsuit and towel. We will be swimming in her pool and the sound. We will meet at the church at 6 p.m., and pick up will be at 9 p.m. at the church.

Waves and ARM payments are due this week! Be sure to contact Melissa if you have any questions.

TSM Newsletter Outside
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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 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.

Gavin Burns

*John Doss

Gail Ford

*Gary & Larri Gordon

Laong Jowers

*Bill Kemp

*Family of Ismael Perez

*Lorene Stanford

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, May 26

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

Sunday, May 28

  • Pentecost Sunday

Monday, May 29

  • Church Office Closed (Memorial Day)

Wednesday, May 31

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

Thursday, June 1

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

Friday, June 2

  • 5:00 p.m. • Game Night • Memorial Fellowship Hall
  • 8:00 p.m. • AA Meeting • C102
  • 8:00 p.m. • Al-Anon/ Al-Ateen Meeting • C105

Sunday, June 4

  • 6:00 p.m. • TSM Summer Party Kick • Memorial Fellowship Hall

Monday, June 5

  • Breezeway Project Phase 1 Begins
  • 6:00 p.m. • Trustee Meeting • C112

Tuesday, June 6

  • 7:00 p.m. • The Well Movies @ the Beach • The Boardwalk

Wednesday, June 7

  • 9:00 a.m. • Ladies Bible Study • C102
  • 5:30 p.m. • TSM Destination Bible Study • Student Wing
  • 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 Rehearsal • Choir Room

Thursday, June 8

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

Friday, June 9

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

Sunday, June 11

  • TSM - Leave for A.R.M.

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

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