Worship: Sundays @ 8:15, 9:40, 11:00 am | Wednesdays @ 6:35 pm
Mission Box 
This week's mission box will support the FUMCH Madison Youth Ranch. The Ranch is a place of love and safety for children who are in desperate need of both. The focus of these funds will go toward making a difference in these children' s lives. Let 's continue in 2017 to show these children how much Trinity loves and cares for them. (text 2 give keyword: madison) 
Wednesday Night Dinner & Worship on the Lawn 
Dinner begins at 5:30 and Worship at 6pm. Join us for a fish fry (for a donation) or bring your own picnic. All donations will help support Imagine No Malaria. This casual, come as you are service includes all the important elements of worship in a beautiful, outdoor setting. Please bring blankets and lawn chairs.  If you are unable to sit on the lawn or in a lawn chair, there will be picnic tables and chairs available.
Mission Opportunity
Do you sponsor a child in Malawi through World Vision? Are you looking for something that will allow you to make a difference in someone's life? If you answered yes to either question, this trip might be for you! From August 12 - 27, we will be serving with Y-Malawi and World Vision in the villages of Nikoma and Chilenje on a medical and construction mission trip to host mobile medical clinics and assist in the construction of a Youth Camp. During this trip we will have the opportunity to visit with sponsor children that so many of you support.

To learn more about these opportunities (and others!) check out the missions web page. It provides information about our upcoming international mission trips and highlights some local mission opportunities. For more information, please contact Ted Grueser (416.3043).
Volunteering Opportunities
Faith Mission is a Trinity ministry that closely partners with the NE 15th Street neighborhood.  We have a wide variety of wonderful ways for Trinity members to get connected, develop spiritually, and make an impact.  You can see 18 different examples to serve or connect with Faith Mission on our updated Volunteer Opportunities page!  Just a few examples:
  • See "Making a Difference with Children & Youth" for ways to volunteer with the Kids Count after school program and with Howard Bishop Middle School.
  • Look at "Offering Hospitality" for opportunities that include organizing a meal for the LOF youth group and putting together personal item bags for children.
  • Check out "Helping Enhance Faith Mission's Facility" to find identifying opportunities where creativity is needed!
Take a look and see if there's something that moves you to get connected with Faith Mission, and if you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Ward anytime.
Mother's Day Concert
The Gainesville Community Band will present a Mother's Day Concert benefiting Sonlight Youth Choir & Band's 2017 summer tour on May 14 at 3pm in the Worship Center. Conducted by R. Gary Langford.
T-Ball/Coach Pitch Registration
Registration for 2017 Trinity T-Ball/Coach Pitch is now open.  Please click here to register.  This league is for children 3-8 years old, by June 1, 2017. The season will run from June 20 - July 27, registration closes May 26 .
Family Promise
Mark your calendars for the week of May 7 when our Family Promise families will be housed at Trinity again.  There are a variety of ways to help and volunteer, so look at the Signup Genius to see what fits with your schedule. This is a great opportunity to serve those who have greater needs than we do, and a way to involve your children by hanging out at dinner one night! Your consideration is greatly appreciated, and we look forward to serving with you! For questions or more information, contact    Beth Haines  (352-283-5026).
Children's Ministry 
Children's Sunday is May 7 at 9:40 am. This is a service led by children FOR children of all ages. We need all of our children's beautiful voices! Parents, please plan to be in town for this special service.

Come "Enjoy the Outdoors" with us at our next Parent's Night Out on May 5 from 5:30-8:30pm!  It will be a fabulous night of pizza, crafts and adventurous outdoor play for kids age 1 - 5th grade. $12/child, $30 family cap.  Register by May 3. Questions? Contact Virginia ( 416-3014).

VBS: "Hero Central - Discover Your Strength in God" June 5-9, 9am-12pm.
  • Children K - 6th grade can be registered now to be a part of this awesome week!  You'll be guaranteed a VBS shirt if you register by May 8!
  • WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! Volunteers can still register for Vacation Bible School. By signing up to help, you can also register your children at the same time.
  • Check out our VBS donation bulletin board in front of rm 108.
May 14 is our next Baptism Sunday. Baptism is a wonderful celebration of God's grace and is available to persons of all ages who have never experienced it previously. If you or a member of your family would like to be baptized on this day, please contact Shannon Rosselle (416-3005). She will be happy to work with you in scheduling an appointment with one of the pastors as well as providing important additional information about this special day.   
Trinity Yoots
UMYF: Join us   on April 30 for a Progressive Dinner! We'll meet in the Youth Building at   5:30pm and provide transportation to each course, then return to the YB for pick-up at   8:30pm. Please bring $5 and a canned food item.

Youth Works (MS Mission Trip): The deposit deadline has been extended to   May 21. We will also have our first meeting on   May 21  after UMYF at   7:30.  
Registration is now open for the next course of A Disciple's Path. This course will help you grow in your understanding of what it means to be a disciple and learn more about how to get plugged into the life of the church. Persons who complete the course and are ready to make a commitment will have an opportunity to join Trinity upon completion. If you are already a Trinity member and would like to participate, class materials will be $15. (Sundays, May 7 - June 18, 3pm, E222). Register now, or contact Kim (416-3074) for more information.

Youth Parents: are you looking to get connected into a group while your teen is in Sunday School? Families on a Mission (11am, Youth Bldg) will begin a new DVD study called "The Case for Christ" by Lee Strobel on May 7.  Books are $11 and available at the Bookstore.  For more information, contact Kim. 
New Art Show
The annual Trinity Talents Art Show is coming and we need your art work. This show is open to all members, associates, and friends of Trinity and includes all varieties of artwork including paintings, fabric art, carvings, and photography. Almost anything that can be hung on our walls or fit in the display case is welcome.  The show will begin May 16, a pplications will be available at the reception desk. Any questions contact Sue Tennant (378-5406).
This week's altar flowers are given to the glory of God.

If you would like to provide the altar flowers, please contact Bree
(416-3017). 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 announced in the Tuesday Word, please email Kelly
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