Worship: Sundays @ 8:15, 9:40, 11:00 am | Wednesdays @ 6:35 pm
Dear Friends,
 
Halloween is coming, and we need YOU to help! On Sunday, October 28, Trinity will host our Fall Harvest Festival, a safe, fun, and family-friendly event for the entire community. Please be a "good neighbor" and let's all pitch in to give only a couple of hours of time, so that we can make an impact on our neighborhood and community. For the past couple of years about 2,000 people (yes, you read that right) have come to our property to enjoy "trunk or treat," fun games, good food, and time to meet friends and make new ones. This year we're elevating the block party atmosphere with great Gainesville food trucks as well.
             
As you can imagine, if everyone volunteers to serve, we can offer an amazing event to show our Trinity hospitality and welcome. Please take a moment and click here to offer your help. We'll match your skills and preferences with an opportunity just right for you. We need 40 decorated vehicle trunks so that neighborhood children can "trunk or treat." We need servants to work game booths for a couple of hours. We need bags of candy to provide to those who are "hosting trunks." We need people to walk around and simply speak to newcomers embodying our desire to "love our neighbors."
             
During our recently concluded "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" worship series, Trinity offered notes of gratitude and encouragement to every teacher, administrator, and staff person at both of our "neighbor" schools, Talbot and Rawlings Elementary. Thank you! Now, once again, we have a chance to be a good neighbor, and we need you to volunteer to serve this tremendous outreach opportunity. Thanks in advance for giving us just a couple of hours of your time!
            
Thank you also for bringing in items for our Thanksgiving Basket outreach. We appreciate the items you are bringing each week and will look forward to you being a part of putting those baskets together on November 16. Click here to see which items we are inviting you to bring to Trinity each week.
            
Finally, come participate in another great mission opportunity, a Food Packing event, this Sunday afternoon from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Gator Wesley on University Avenue (1380 W. University Ave). We'll partner with Gator Wesley (our United Methodist Campus Ministry) in assembly line packaging of highly nutritious dehydrated meals of rice, soy, vegetables, and essential vitamins and minerals. It's a fun, intergenerational event for all ages and abilities to share in together.
             
Trinity, I sure appreciate your heart to be in outreach and mission to our neighbors and Gainesville community. You are the only Gospel that some people will ever see. "Won't you be my neighbor?"
             
See you Sunday when we'll begin a new series "It's All About the Core," looking at who we are at our core as a congregation and what this means about how we live out our faith.       
 
Grace and Peace,
Catherine