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In This Issue
June 1 Stephen Lowery
June 1 Howard Osterhouse
June 1 Alyssa Panda
June 4 Lucy Halavin
June 4 Ed O'Quinn
June 5 Mark Thompson
June 7 Dean Kellogg
June 8 Dawn Godwin
June 8 Ruth Ann Miller
June 9 Tori Ball
June 9 June Shearin
June 9 Margie Thompson
June 11 Jocelyn Hall
June 12 Marge Crist
June 13 Mandy Austin
June 14 Freida McCray
June 15 Warren Saxon
June 16 Ann Husfeld
June 19 Martha Parissi
June 22 Danielle Salinetro
June 22 Keith Yocum
June 26 Patty Hunt
June 26 Lori Jones
June 27 Alma Barker
June 27 John Dill
June 27 Jason Kellogg
June 29 Gaynelle Johnston

June 2 David & Jan Shipman
    37 yrs
June 3 Hermie & Norma Clemente
49 yrs
June 3 Dilbert & Gwen Clifton
    58 yrs
June 4 Bill & Bettie LeVeille
    61 yrs
June 6 Kirk & Stephanie Ashe
    13 yrs
June 15 Jim & Angie Hyde
    25 yrs
June 15 Mark & Susan Moor
    14 yrs
June 17 Hank & Betty Kobler
    55 yrs
June 18 David & Judy Wall
    43 yrs
June 20 Steve & Karin Roland
    29 yrs
June 21 Mark & JoAnn Cheesman
    41 yrs
June  21 Warren & Lana Saxon
    52 yrs
June 25 Cliff & Betty Mohr
    61 yrs
June 27 Trall & Beverly Heitzenrater 64 yrs

Master Calendar
The church's master calendar can now be seen online. Visitors can view both previous and coming months.  Click here to view.

Hard-copies will be available in the church office or in the Narthex on Sundays. To add or correct information seen on the calendar, contact Lori Jones at  trinitymgr@cfl.rr.com  or      734-4425.




The Trustees last met on May 4 and the following business was handled:
  • The purchase of a new window AC unit for Christ's Closet.
  • Since then, the other AC window unit in Christ's Closet has broken and we are looking into purchasing another new unit to replace that one.
  • Purchased a new commercial refrigerator for the Church which was placed in Christ's Closet.

We recently raked leaves at the parsonage. We would like to thank Lori Hansard, the youth group, and all of the others who volunteered their time and energy. Your help was greatly appreciated!!

Next I would like to thank Bob and Becky Kellogg for all the time, work, expertise, and sacrifice, that they give each and every day to help Trinity UMC.

Finally, the old house on the new church property is gone. All parts of the house that were salvageable were taken and the remaining parts were torn down.

School is almost out. Pray for a fun and safe summer for all.


Charlie Daniels, Chair


Breakfast At Trinity
On the fourth Friday of each month, many volunteers fix a wonderfully delicious breakfast for those in our community who need a hand up. The Breakfast begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 11:15.

We have almost 40 volunteers, but due to vacations, we always need extra hands during the summer. If you would like to volunteer, please call Lana Saxon, 736-1008. You will not only meet many of our neighbors in the community, but you will also get to know more of Trinity's wonderful people.
We are in our fifth year of feeding breakfast to our neighbors. Come join us!!

United Methodist Women News

The Susanna Circle is asking for your help again this summer as we seek to fill the Pink Bins in the Fellowship Hall with many needed supplies for Trinity Learning Center (TLC). There are so many supplies that the children and teachers need. Top on the list is wipes, laundry soap, hand soap, school supplies of certain kinds, and so much more. Look for the list in this newsletter; it will also be taped on the PINK BINS in the Fellowship Hall. We will collect supplies in June, July, and Aug.
Those who aren't shoppers may write a check to Trinity for TLC and place it in the offering plate. Your generosity over the past two years has been wonderful. Director Cindy Fox and her staff greatly appreciate your donations; this means their budget allotment for all these supplies can be stretched even farther to include other items not on the list.
TLC is a Christian day care. The  children learn about Jesus and learn how to pray. The babies are rocked while their teachers read books to them. The staff take care of all the children as if they were their own.
Susanna Circle
Lana Saxon, Chairman

Trinity Learning Center Supply List
All or Tide "he" laundry detergent pods
Clorox or Lysol Disinfecting Wipes
Dawn dish soap
Mr. Clean Magic Erasers
Ice packs (to put on booboos)
Liquid hand soap
Aprons, Baby bibs
Hand towels, Portacrib sheets 
Purses, belts, jewelry, uniforms
Ziplock gallon & quart storage bags
Ziplock sandwich & snack bags
Cotton balls (white in bag)
Craft sticks (colored & natural)
Crayola crayons (24 count)
Crayola washable markers (broad line)
Crayola washable markers (fine line)
Elmer's school glue (white)
Felt squares, Glue sticks, Yarn
Paint brushes, Pipe cleaners
Playdough, Scissors       (blunt-tip)
String/twine, Tissue paper (any color)
Dry erase boards, Dry erase markers
Magnets, Magnifying glasses
Glue dots, Legal pads, Pocket folders
Sharpie fine black permanent markers
Sharpie fine colored permanent markers
Velcro dots, Wide rule spiral notebooks
Buttons, Glass or ceramic tiles
Nuts, bolts, screws, washers
Stones, rocks, seashells
Wooden blocks & spools

Human Trafficking Awareness Night

The first Human Trafficking Awareness Night in the local area was held at Trinity on May 19. It was an evening of new information for some and increased information for others.
Nine churches were represented and six agencies that work with Trafficked women and children were in attendance. A total of 70 people, including a number of youth, attended.
Speakers included Officer Rod Hancock (DeLand Police Dept), Jennifer Alvarado (Lead CSEC/Trauma Therapist, Devereux), Jill Woods (HOPE Team, Orange City UMC), Pat "Doc" Nave
(President, Bikers Against Trafficking) and Diena Bond (VP, Bikers Against Trafficking.)

Parts of the movie, Chosen, were shown; it was produced by Linda Smith of Shared Hope Int'l. After the speakers, there was a Q & A time in which even more information was shared.  Some people called the information disturbing; others were astounded that trafficking is going on in our own community. Parents were warned to beware of social media, as that is the way many kids are drawn into HT. We learned that many parents, grandparents, or relatives in our area sell their children for drugs. During Bike Week, the Daytona Races, Bowl Games, Conventions, and Political Rallies, women are brought in at the whim of their pimps. They don't stay long, then they move on to other major cities. This keeps the "girls" disoriented and doesn't give the police time enough to check out the pimps.
Only God knows what will be the repercussions of this night. All who attended are already sharing the information they got with others. Some are planning on "doing" something about what they heard. If you missed it and want more info, contact Lana Saxon or Melissa Fuller.

We would like to thank you from the very depths of our hearts for all the many ways you have demonstrated your love, grace and well wishes to our family and particularly Maia as she graduates from high school on May 28th. Thank you. We love you all more than words can say!

Blessings on you,
Brian and Lorena Carr

Take Note:
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JUNE 2016

My Dear Sisters and Brothers,
Happy June! Although in Florida it is often difficult to discern the change of seasons, right now I know we are heading into summer because graduations are occurring all around, school is coming to an end for the summer, many of us are already leaving on vacation trips, and it seems to be getting hotter and more humid with each passing day! Yes, summer is well on its way.
I am working my way through the Bible again this year and am right now in the book of Second Chronicles. Have you read Second Chronicles lately? It's been about a year for me. II Chronicles is one of those historical books in the Bible yet it is history written from a priestly perspective focusing solely on the kings of Judah after the death and departure of King David. I don't think I can accurately call it a "sanitized" version of history but it certainly has its own unique perspective of history which often leaves out the warts and failures of some of its subjects. I and II Kings definitely give us more of those sorry details. Chronicles doesn't even tell us of David's destructive dalliance with Bathsheba or Solomon's sordid seduction by his hundreds of wives who eventually led him astray. Well, maybe "sanitized" is the right word...
Anyway, I was struck by my reading this morning and wanted to lift up a couple of lessons learned early today. One of Judah's kings we don't talk about much if ever was Asa who actually led Judah to a great revival. Asa is described as doing what was good and right in the sight of the Lord his God. When leading a massive army yet outnumbered by more than two to one Asa cried out to God in trust and God responded by leading a miraculous victory (II Chronicles 14:8-15. In response to Asa's faithfulness, God brought revival and blessing to the land. All went well for many years until Asa was faced with another invading enemy and this time rather than trust God he turned to politics and political alliances rather than crying out to God (II Chronicles 16:1-9) which led directly to rebuke from God and national problems from there on out. Asa's story convicts me and causes me to question myself: Who do I trust? Do I trust God or do I place my trust in friends or alliances or politics or political candidates? Who do I trust? Who do you trust?
A second story that grabbed my attention this morning was the story of another king we rarely hear about - King Joash. When Joash was just a baby, his father was executed and his grandmother illegally and illicitly seized the throne by killing all of the king's heirs, her grandsons. She missed one, the baby Joash who was hidden away and protected by the priest Jehoiada. After waiting six years until Joash was seven years old, he was presented before the people and made king. If we look at Joash's life, as long as the priest Jehoiada was alive, he acted as Joash's mentor and Joash sincerely sought to please God. After Jehoiada's death, Joash turned his back on God and lead the nation away from God. We all need close friends who seek God. We all need mentors to help us grow closer to God.
As summer approaches at lightning speed, I want to encourage us all to look for those people in our lives who will lead us to grow closer to God. I need such friends and mentors. I want to use this fleeting summer to revive and renew by growing closer to God with friends. Will you join me in a small group this summer to grow closer to God? If you are interested, please contact me and keep an eye out for more details. Thank you.
May GOD richly bless you as you richly bless all those around you by living, loving and leading like Jesus.
Sermon Series for June 

In my prayer time leading up to our Step Out In Faith Campaign, I became reacquainted with Colossians 1:15 - 23 which are Christological in nature, meaning that they lift up and exalt Jesus Christ while teaching us more about his character. Although familiar with these verses, they have literally taken me to a new level in my experience with Jesus on a daily basis. We will take our time walking through these nine verses over the next four weeks to see what the Spirit has in store for us as we walk deeper, closer, more intimately with Jesus. I look forward to worshiping with you this month. May GOD richly bless you as you richly bless all those around you by living, loving and leading like Jesus.
Pastor Brian

Sermon  Topics  for June 

June 5


Third Sunday after Pentecost
"A Closer Look at Christ"

Colossians 1:15-16 

June 12

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

"A Closer Look at Christ"

Colossians 1:17-18

June 19

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

"A Closer Look at Christ"

Colossians 1:19-20  

June 26

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

"A Closer Look at Christ" 

Colossians 1:21-23

Worship Team News
Trall and Beverly Heitzenrater were recognized for their service to Trinity United Methodist during the last twenty years during Holy Grounds on May 15th and by Pastor Brian Carr during church services.
Trall was the pastor of Trinity from 1975-1978. After he retired, they settled in South Daytona and in 1996 began making the drive to DeLand each Sunday to attend "the church they loved so much!". The drive each Sunday has now proved to be too much for them at this time in their lives.
Trall played the piano for the 11:00 a.m. service to the delight of the congregation. He also played for his Sunday School class. Members would call out songs for him to play and he delighted in the fact that he was never stumped and sometimes improvised. Beverly enjoyed attending Tom Cunningham's "Together" Sunday School class where lively discussions were held among members. Beverly said she tried not to get "weepy" on Sunday at the reception but succumbed to tears on Monday. They will be greatly missed!
Father's Day Sunday is June 19, 2016.
Carla Rhoderick, Worship Team Leader

Youth News

Youth Quote: "The quality of a father can be seen in the goals, dreams, and aspirations he sets not only for himself but for his family." Reed Markham

June 5 Regular Youth 3-5
June 12
Mission Trip Leaves for
Myrtle Beach, SC; No Youth 
June 19
Father's Day; No Youth
June 26
Regular Youth 3-5

Vacation Bible School is Coming!

June 27th - July 1st
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ages 3 years old to 5th grade
Volunteers are still needed. See Lori Hansard or Tori Ball.
Happy Father's Day to all our wonderful fathers: Mr. Jeff,   Mr. Brian, and  Mr. Frank. We appreciate all you do for us. 

Miss Lori & Mr. Jeff
Mr. Brian and Mr. Frank

Betty and I want to thank all our friends at Trinity UMC for their loving care and concern for us over the last three very difficult years. Prayers and many "in person" hugs and spoken concerns have been so supportive. To know that we are not alone has been a healing experience. Our prayer is that all your blessings to us may return in some way to you all.
Peace, Tom and Betty Cunningham
The Together Class will be deciding on their next study when we resume a "normal" schedule.

In late June we will say goodbye to our old registration pads and begin a new Feedback Card system at both worship services. We will dedicate a brief time early in each service where everyone can fill out their name and contact information on the card, and then hold it until the end of service, when you will have the opportunity to give feedback on your worship experience. Card systems respect privacy for visitors more than registration pads that are passed down a pew, and we can all benefit from the chance to offer feedback and request more information related to our worship service. We are asking all members to help make first-time and occasional visitors feel like part of our church family. If each of us participates in completing a card, guests will feel more at home and likely to share contact information. In the past, most guests have not left email or phone information on the registration pads, so we have not been able to follow up with them.

We can all help to make Trinity a more welcoming community. During our Meet and Greet time in morning services, do you introduce yourself to someone who isn't familiar? Do you share time with different people during the fellowship hour? These small actions can really make a difference in helping each of us feel welcome and accepted in our church.

We will soon introduce a small visitors center in the narthex before and after both services. We are looking for "Sunday Ambassadors" who will pass out gifts and visitor brochures, take visitors with children to the nursery before services, or share time with visitors afterwards. Would you be willing to help? We believe that our hospitality initiatives will make a real difference for everyone as we welcome our community. Won't you join us? Please contact David Ross at rossd48@gmail.com to see how you can be part of this growing ministry.

The Strategic Planning meeting highlighted the need for an "intentional shut-in ministry." In an effort to enhance Pastor Brian's ministry and lighten his load, four retired clergy (who call Trinity their church home) are volunteering their time and pastoral skills to provide such a ministry to members who are home-bound, as well as those in nursing home facilities.     
Dan Casselberry, Hermie Clemente, John Campbell and Tom Cunningham have agreed to serve in this enhanced ministry on a monthly rotation basis. They will use the following schedule:
June            Hermie Clemente             734-8398

July              John Campbell                 734-9224

August         Tom Cunningham             734-5019
The names and addresses of those being touched by this ministry will be provided by Pastor Carr or the Administrative Assistant and updated as necessary.                      

Faith Partners' Ministry
Faith in Action and Christ Closet will now be known as Faith Partners' Ministry.  Faith Partners' Ministry will only be open on Thursdays with extended hours, 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  We have coordinated services with First Baptist Church, Stetson Baptist Church, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Deland and volunteers from Forest Hill United Methodist Church and Iglesia Cristiana de Deltona.  Each church will move their ministry to Trinity.

Please continue to support this ministry as you have in the past.  We are still in need of volunteers.  Stop by and see the great things that are happening.  This week the food pantry is in need of shampoo and conditioner, feminine hygiene products, toothpaste and insect repellent.  Please buy large sizes at the Dollar Tree as our clients only receive two hygiene items per month.

Let us not love in theory or in speech but in deed and in truth, in practice and in sincerity.                                                    
             I John 3:18 AMP
Evelyn Warren, a diversified, long-time member of Trinity and community leader, was born in 1921 at Lock #9 along the Monongahela River near Morgantown, West Virginia. She graduated from West Virginia University's Demonstration High School. Following two years of college, she was assigned to the U.S. Army's Ordnance Department in a training capacity in Washington, DC and Detroit, Michigan. In her early years she was a hotel and resort representative and director of the National Air Taxi Conference, headquartered in Washington.
She met and married her husband, William, in Fort Lauderdale. He was first officer of a ship in the Caribbean and later worked himself up to Captain. She was most proud of her husband's accomplishments. He came from a seafaring family and sneaked out of the house at age sixteen, got a job on a ship and was in China before his family heard from him! Following his retirement from the U.S. Navy's Military Sea Transportation Service, he and Evelyn contracted with Rand McNally Corporation as inspectors for their Guidebook to Campgrounds and Trailer Parks. They traveled by motorhome across the U.S. and Canada for 15 years. "Driving a motorhome across the country was one of the most challenging things I have done," she said.
They moved to DeLand in 1986 from the Miami area after attending several Elder Hostel programs at Stetson. Always active in churches, they later joined Trinity "because of their friendliness," she added. She joined UMW and Priscilla Circle. Evelyn served on the Altar Guild, Christ's Closet, Greeters, Loving Care Ministry and Fall Festival Trash and Treasures, as well as Jewelry, where she has volunteered for the past 30 years.
Her community activities include active membership in GFWC Woman's Club of DeLand where she recently received an award for being an outstanding member of their Board of Directors...for her 30-year dedication in almost every elected and appointed capacity. She is Past President and active member of the Association for Widowed Persons. She volunteered for several years at The Neighborhood Center, arranging distributions of Christmas gifts to elderly who qualify.
Because of their love for traveling, Evelyn and William were members of several national organizations which included the National Campers and Hikers Association. They also were honorary life members of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association.
Evelyn's passion is writing. At one point in her life while traveling, she wrote articles on "How to See America on Ten Dollars a Day." This was picked up by Associated Press and ran all over the country through that national news service! Asked what her greatest accomplishment was, she told me the story of traveling with a girlfriend to Florida where she met the President of the Hotel Association and then did the ghost writing on his book!
Evelyn enjoys the friendship of many Trinity members; Wilda Westervelt, Eva Jerome and Georgia Cowan get together frequently. Georgia describes Evelyn as a good friend, quiet, and a good Christian who enjoys others' company. Her service and talents have been an asset to all who have known this remarkable woman.

June Shearin

Trinity United Methodist Church  386-734-4425  www.trinitydeland.org
306 W. Wisconsin Avenue, DeLand, FL 32720