Worship: Sundays @ 8:15, 9:40, 11:00 am | Wednesdays @ 6:35 pm
Why, God?
Why, God?  That's a question everyone wrestles with at some point in their lives.  When bad things happen, we cry out to God for answers.  Beginning January 6, we'll look at the story of Job and his experience of tragedy to help us understand how God is at work in our lives and in the world...and to find hope in the darkness.  Please come worship with us on Sundays in January. 

This Sunday's message is "Whose Fault is it, Anyway?" by Rev. Steve Price.
Wednesday Worship
This Wednesday's message will be "12 Days of Christmas," by Rev. Lenora Rousseau.
Mission Box
This week's mission box will support Trinity's Spring Break Youth Medical Mission trip to Guatemala, March 31- April 6. A team of high school youth and adults will set up and provide medical clinics for a week in the mountains of Guatemala. This is an awesome trip for our youth to experience firsthand the medical field and impact so many lives in the villages where we host clinics. (text to give: medical) 
No Bull Bibles & Brew 
On the 1st Monday of each month (January 7) from 5:30 - 7pm, the 9:40 band will be playing Christian music followed by a time of fun and inspiring adult conversation about the Bible and the Christian faith led by Rev. Lenora Rousseau at Crafty Bastard's Restaurant and Pub.   If this is something that appeals to you, come! And, bring a friend for happy hour, all you can eat wings, as well as spirited music and conversation about God's great love and saving grace.
Staff News
Trinity is pleased to announce that Shannon Rosselle has been selected to become Trinity's new Comptroller. In this position, she will be responsible for overseeing the financial operations of the church. Most recently, Shannon had been serving on the Trinity staff as the Executive Assistant to the Pastors. She brings significant experience to her new role on staff from her previous background in hotel management. 

Please share your congratulations with Shannon as you see her.
Trinity Is Hiring!
Trinity UMC currently is seeking qualified applicants for two administrative support positions, the  Executive Assistant to the Pastors and the Worship Arts Assistant.  The Executive Assistant to the Pastors is a full-time, 40 hour per week position with benefits including health insurance. The Worship Arts Assistant is a part-time position of approximately 25 hours per week. To see job descriptions for these openings, go   here.

Applicants should submit resume with cover letter to Shannon Rosselle.
Adult Ministries
A new Sunday school class begins January 13 (11am, room E225), for 20's and 30's single or married who are looking for an intentional and relevant faith community. This class will be focused on practical applications through scripture study. You're invited to a community that supports one another, explores big questions, and celebrates life together. On January 19 we will have a potluck and game night to kick off the new class (more information on the first day of class).   

We have a lot of new classes beginning in January, check them out here to find one that speaks to you!
  • A Disciple's Path
  • Twelve Women of the Bible
  • At the Crossroads
  • not a fan. Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus
  • Making Sense of the Old Testament
Missions
Set a New Year's resolution this year to serve on a mission trip! We have medical, construction, and evangelism opportunities for everyone. For more information on any of these trips, please contact Missions.
  • Guatemala with Porch de Salomon: March 30 - April 6 (deadline January 11)
  • Spring Break Youth Medical Mission Trip (Guatemala): March 31 - April 6 (deadline January 11)
  • Cienfuegos, Cuba: May 3 - 10 (deadline January 10)
  • Appalachia Service Project: May 2019
  • Guatemala with ODIM: July 20-28
It is time to start the 2019 Interfaith house with Habitat for Humanity! The first volunteer day is going to be January 19 (this is a date change) from 8:30am - 2:30pm. The minimum age is 16 years old, you don't have to have any experience in construction. If you'd like to participate, please contact Kelly (416-3048).

Family Promise Volunteering: Trinity is hosting families from the Family Promise program January 13 - 20. Please check your calendars and consider volunteering to host in the evenings or overnight, or assist with initial setup or departure cleanup. Everything takes place at Trinity, and there are options to suit your availability and comfort level. Thanks in advance for helping your Trinity family host these local families in need! Sign up here.
Children & Family Ministries  
Crosstrainers is an after school, action packed sports experience, full of exercise and energy for elementary aged students (1st - 5th grade). We play and teach fundamentals for basic sports and large group games. The program runs from 2 - 5pm, (we can pick up from Talbot Elementary!) on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 2-5pm from January 15 - May 23. You can find more details and registration here
 
CHEERS and CHEERS Cherubs will resume on January 16 for 3 year olds through 5th grade.  Dawning Doves (children who turned 3 by Sept. 1, 2018 and Pre-K children) can register for CHEERS Cherubs here! If your child was registered for the fall, there is no need to register again. 
   
Rejoice! with us as we share God's love through music and dance! The spring 2019 session of Rejoice! will meet on Wednesday afternoons beginning January 16 from 2 - 4pm in the Choir room (3rd floor Education Building), and will end with a fun-filled performance on Wednesday evening, May 15, at 6:30pm in the Worship Center. Rejoice! is for children in grades K-5. We can't wait to Rejoice! with YOU! Rejoice is  $40 /child. Register now!
 
Join us as we celebrate the New Year at our next Parent's Night Out on January 11 from 5:30-8:30pm. Our themed Parent's Night Out will be a fabulous night of dinner and special activities for all ages, 12 months and walking through 5th grade!  Cost is $12 per child with a $30 cap per family.  Please register by January 9th.  
Youth & Family Ministries
There will be a UMYF Youth & Parent Meeting on January 6 from 5:30-7:30pm. All youth & parents are invited to UMYF where we'll eat together then talk about plans for the semester and the vision for our youth ministry. We'll also have a special time of worship together. 
Art Show
The fall Trinity Art Show, "Families are Forever," is almost over.  Take a few minutes over the next week to invite family and friends to stroll down the art exhibit hallway on the 2nd floor of the Education Building.  It is a beautiful show and will end on January 8th.
Caring & Support
Beginning in 2019, the Healing Prayer worship service held on the 2nd Sunday of each month in the Chapel will be changing their time to 9:40am. The next service will be January 13.

The Widows and Widowers Support Group will meet January 8 at 5:30pm at Northwest Grille (5115 NW 39th Avenue).
Christian love and sympathy is extended
to Kathryn Parker and family on the passing of her husband, Richard "Rick" Parker on December 14;
 
to Alvera Saucerman and family on the passing of her husband, Dr. James R. Saucerman on December 17;
 
and to Tom McMillin (father), Nancy and Marv McMillin (grandparents), and families on the passing of Bryon McMillin in Texas on December 21.
Altar Flowers
This week's altar flowers are given to the glory of God.
 
If you would like to provide the altar flowers, please contact Alice (416-3016). If you need to make arrangements for assistance or special accommodations during Sunday services, please contact Shannon (416-3005) Monday - Thursday. If you would like to have your milestone birthday or birth of a new child announced in the Tuesday Word, please email Kelly
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