Many of you have noticed the new Trinity logo and signage around the property (and on the banner of this email), and we've had lots of great feedback! Thank you! I'm also grateful to the Church Council and other leadership of Trinity as well as the staff team for their ideas and input over the last several months and to Susan Kovi, Kelly Ping, and John Webster for making the new logo a reality. Please click here to find out more info about the intentionality of the design specifically for Trinity.
On the signs by the Trinity property exits and on the back of the baseball caps, you may have also noticed the phrase, "Do all the good you can." Often associated with John Wesley, the full quote is right in line with who Trinity is and our core value of being "big hearted":
"Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as ever you can."
I think people in our community would already say that Trinity embodies that quote, and it's incredibly evident this time of year as we enter the holidays.
This past Sunday, Trinity hosted a tremendous Fall Harvest Festival, and more than 2,000 families and children came from our community. Thank you to all who decorated their car trunks for "Trunk and Treat" and those who volunteered to be a part of serving in one way or another. I so much appreciate the leadership of the Children's, Youth, and Adult Ministry areas and your partnership with them in offering this fun and festive outreach opportunity.
Thank you also for bringing in items for the "Thanksgiving baskets" that Trinity gives each year to over 1,200 households in our community. This Sunday and Wednesday you'll find a Trinity reusable grocery bag on your seats in worship. We invite you to take it with you and return it with a turkey. We need a gaggle of turkeys - 722 to be exact and appreciate your commitment to purchasing one for Trinity to give away as you buy one for your own household. And we'd love for you to be a part of the distribution as families and organizations come to pick up their baskets.Click here to serve on November 18 or 19.
This Sunday you'll also have the opportunity to adopt a child through the Alachua County Guardian Ad Litem program. Trinity has committed to provide Christmas gifts for 150 Guardian Ad Litem kids. Look for the tables in the welcome area where you can select a child and provide three Christmas gifts per child (not totaling more than $60). I am grateful for your wonderful response each year to this ministry as we approach Christmas.
This weekend in worship we'll be celebrating All Saints Day as we remember the lives of those we have lost in the past year and celebrate their resurrection. I know you won't want to miss this beautiful worship service and stand with other families and friends as we remember "when the saints go marching in."