Trinity Trumpeter | February 3, 2023

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Hello Trinity,

Join us in welcoming our new Traditional Music Leader, Mariah Picot!Mariah Picot has spent her life in the arts. From childhood musicals, to piano bars, to studying acting with teachers from the HB Studio in NYC, to a couple of stints as an Elvis [impersonator] backup singer, she has led an eclectic life that has all prepared her for being a church choir director.

She is back in the Panhandle after 15 years in Dallas, where she was brought to work with a music agent after Rita and Katrina wiped out a lot of work that she had with a jazz quartet while living in Panama City. Dallas had incredible advantages as to the resources available. She was able to write a musical that she had started in Panama City at the Unity Church there and get it up on its feet to have 'professional reads' with actors and musicians. She was also an accompanist at an acting studio for 10 years and saw kids grow up to be young professionals and go off to college.

Somewhere along the line, while she was the music director at First Christian Church in Lewisville, TX, she fell in love with choral music. She was conducting the choir from the piano. The church eventually merged with another First Christian church, and she became the conductor and helped the church grow its choir and repertoire.

As fate would have it, or the hand of God, another natural disaster was influential in bringing her back to Florida. She lost her teaching studio [piano & voice] during the pandemic, and even as people started returning, the adults still had their own challenges and had to drop out.

She is delighted to be the new music director at Trinity First United Methodist Church to help grow the music program. There is lots of info on her website.

Her door at the church is always open!



They say there is no "I" in team. They say that coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, and working together is a success. How can we thrive when we are a part of a team? A community? What happens when we are "all in this together"? Join us for this 3-week sermon series, "All in this Together," as we look at the book of Matthew and learn what the Bible teaches us about the benefits of community and unity. 


Jersey Sunday

Sunday, February 12 is Super Bowl Sunday and we are inviting everyone to come to church wearing your favorite sports team jersey or t-shirt. It doesn’t even have to be football related!

Tailgate Party

Come join us as we turn our parking lot into a massive tailgate celebration from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Super Bowl Sunday, February 12. They'll be free food, music, games, and fellowship! Bring your family and friends and see you there!

Who are you cheering for in the Superbowl?
Kansas City Chiefs
Philadelphia Eagles
What is football?


Prayer & Presence Retreat

Join us for a two 1/2-hour step away from life. We'll have a video message, discussion, and prayer. This event will leave you feeling refreshed and renewed.

Sign up by contacting MaKenzie Johnson in the church office at 850-862-4169 or by clicking the button below.


Game Night is Back!

This will be a monthly gathering for games and fellowship on the 1st Friday of the month, beginning TONIGHT, Friday, February 3.

All are welcome to bring a favorite game, but we will also be able to supply a few options. This is a finger foods event, so bring some appetizer-style food if you'd like. Also, remember to bring a friend!


Here is a tentative schedule for the next few months. See you there!

Wednesday, February 8th, 11:00 A.M.

- Valentine's Social

Wednesday, March 22nd, 11:00 A.M.

- Easter Celebration

Wednesday, April 12th, 11:00 A.M.


Wednesday, May 3rd

- Blue Wahoos Game!

Prayer & Ashes Drive-thru

Lent will be here before we know it! Ash Wednesday marks the start of the Lenten period leading up to Easter. We use ashes to symbolize our humanity, mortality, death, and repentance. We will be celebrating by having a Prayer & Ashes drive-thru on Wednesday, February 22 from 6:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m., where you'll be able to receive the ashes and pray with members of our congregation. That evening, we'll have a worship service at 5:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

2023 Flower Chart

Altar and Narthex flowers add beauty to the church on Sundays. Remember a loved one by placing flowers on the Altar or in the Narthex in their honor or memory. If you are interested in participating, please sign up using the link below or visit the bulletin board across from the mailboxes next to the Sanctuary.

The donor is responsible for ordering the flowers & letting the florist know what date to place them. Reminders will be sent out to all those who sign up. The donor or honoree may take all or part of the flowers following the 11:00 worship service. 

Sign-Up Today

Student Ministry

VR Night @ VReality in Mary Esther - 2/19

There is no school on Monday, February 20th, so we are heading to VReality in the Santa Rosa Mall for an incredible night of VR! Students must be at the church by 6 pm, and we’ll be back to Trinity by 9 pm for pickup. Each person will need to bring $20, which will cover the evening! We’ll return to the church and have some time to play some of our favorite games and have dinner! 


There will be no youth on Sunday, February 12

Worship Night - 2/26

February’s worship night theme is “Rhyme without Reason,” and it will be one of the best ever! We’ll have a panel of speakers talking about God-centered relationships and singleness. There will also be awesome food, and our worship band! Get a friend or two and create your Rhyme without reason costume. Here is an idea, Buzz Lightyear and a pickle

spear! We’ll announce the costume contest winners at the end of the night. It’s going to be great!

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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.

*Family of Gary Cardenas

Janice Collins

Jerry Green

Laong Jowers

Art Schulte

Donald Bentley

Mark Wiltsie

Anthony Boone

Kaleb Longo

Fiona Rodger

Tracy Hickman

Jimmy Bachus

*Mary Ann Lawrence

Family of Erik Kemp

*Family of Steve Blurton

*Donna Giovanini

Phyllis Greene

Peggy Willard

Sandy Taylor

Ginny Miller 

Jolene Hamilton

Nancy Rogers

David Gray

Taylor & Ashlyn Henderson

Stefan Mallory

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

Gary Cardenas

We are deeply saddened to announce that Trinity member, Gary Cardenas, has gone to be with Christ in his eternal home on January 29, 2023, at 65 years old.

Our deepest condolences to his family. We ask that you please keep them in your prayers. A graveside service will be held at Beal Memorial Cemetery on Saturday, February 11 at 11:00 a.m.

Church Calendar Recap

Friday, February 3

  • 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

Saturday, February 4

  • 9:00 a.m. • UMM Recycling • Back 40

Tuesday, February 7

  • 6:30 a.m. Tuesday Morning Women's Group C112
  • 3:30 p.m. Trinity Tuesdays Dean Fellowship Hall

Wednesday, February 8

  • 9:00 a.m. • Ladies Bible Study • C105 (Library)
  • 11:00 a.m. • The OAKS Valentine's Social
  • 5:00 p.m. • First Of All Impact Group • C105

Thursday, February 9

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

Friday, February 10

  • 5:30 p.m. • The Well Ice Flyers $5.00 Night • Meet in the parking lot
  • 8:00 p.m. • AA Meeting • C102
  • 8:00 p.m. • Al-Anon/ Al-Ateen Meeting • C105

Saturday, February 11

  • 9:00 a.m. • UMM Recycling • Back 40

Sunday, February 12

  • 11:00 a.m. • Tailgate Party • Parking Lot

Tuesday, February 14

  • Happy Valentine's Day!
  • 6:30 a.m. Tuesday Morning Women's Group C112
  • 3:30 p.m. Trinity Tuesdays Dean Fellowship Hall

Wednesday, February 15

  • 9:00 a.m. • Ladies Bible Study • C105 (Library)
  • 5:00 p.m. • First Of All Impact Group • C105

Thursday, February 16

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

Friday, February 17

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

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

Full Calendar
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