Worship: Sundays @ 8:15, 9:30, & 11:00 am | Wednesdays @ 6:35 pm
Dear Friends,

As I write this, Steve and I are in the car on the way home from celebrating our son's wedding. Sid and Menandie married on Sunday afternoon in the north Georgia mountains, and Steve and I were honored to be both the officiants and the parents of the groom. They met at Mercer University while they both happened to be walking to the Wesley Foundation, the United Methodist Campus Ministry. And as Sid said this weekend, "After meeting her by chance while walking to Wesley, I made sure that I was walking out with her!"

With both Shelby Hart, our daughter, and Sid getting married in the past 16 months, we are treasuring this season of life as our family is expanding and we share life with two more "kids" and their families.

We also continue to be grateful to share this season of life with Trinity and to embrace the new chapter that lies ahead for all of us. As the school year started we celebrated Trinity's 60-year anniversary and 20 years on 53rd Avenue as well as adopting a new vision to carry us forward into the next chapter: To be a courageous witness for Christ by welcoming all people, growing loving relationships, nurturing deeper faithfulness, and doing all the good we can in our community and beyond. We can't wait to see where God continues to lead us all!

You'll also notice some changes around the property. If you look up, you'll see a shiny new metal roof which is almost completed. You also may have noticed that the exterior of the building has been pressure washed and that the the stucco is repaired. Soon we'll begin the exterior painting as we continue to care for the necessary maintenance of our beautiful facility. Once the exterior is completed, we'll move inside to do some drywall repair and a painting of the entire interior of the Worship Center. We'll also be replacing our Worship Center's lighting. With our twenty-year old system, we cannot even purchase rebuilt parts for our system, but once it's completed, we trust that you'll notice the improvement in the lighting.

A huge thank you to everyone who contributed to all of this needed maintenance and repair.  Many of you went above and beyond your regular tithes and offerings last fall, and we're almost halfway toward our goal of the $1.2 million cost for these repairs and maintenance. I invite you to prayerfully consider doing the same for 2020, so that we can wipe out the remainder of this cost by the end of 2020. It will take sacrificial giving from all of us, but I trust that
with our faithfulness, God can accomplish far more than we could ever ask or imagine.

Finally, on Sunday, October 27, Trinity will host one of our largest community outreach events, the Fall Harvest. We will welcome almost 2,000 people to our property for Trunk or Treating, games, food trucks, and a taste of who we are as the people of Trinity. We want everyone to be involved. We have three shifts, and each one is only 1 hour, so please  click here  to sign up to be a greeter, a face painter, or the host of a game (the games are provided). As a greeter, you get to walk around and say, "Welcome to Trinity," and talk to friends as well as new acquaintances. For the Trunk or Treat, we give out about 1,000 pieces of candy per trunk, and we are still in need of 14,000 pieces of candy! If you'd like to contribute candy for the trunks, please bring it with you to Worship on Sunday or to the Children & Family Ministries Office (Room 108) during  the week.  What could be more fun and more of a privilege than sharing the love of Christ with our community! I think that this year I'll be a face painter. See you there!

And I'll see you Sunday as we continue to look at what it means to put God first in our living and in our giving.
Grace and Peace,