Worship: Sundays @ 8:15, 9:40, 11:00 am | Wednesdays @ 6:35 pm
Deeply Rooted
Jesus began one of his most familiar parables with "A farmer went out to scatter seed." He frequently used images and illustrations from everyday life to teach his followers about what it means to grow as disciples, as well as some of the struggles and difficulties we encounter along the way. This year during the season of Lent, the 40 days leading up to Easter, we'll listen to some of these gospel episodes again; we'll be challenged and encouraged to develop the practices that help us experience God's marvelous love and grow deep roots as disciples of Christ. 
This week's sermon will be "Built to Last" ( Matthew 7:21-29) by Rev. Catherine Fluck Price. 
Prayer in the Chapel
Catherine has invited everyone to join her for a time of prayer in the Chapel every Tuesday from now through Easter from 5 - 6pm.  It will be a time to sit together in silent prayer listening for God's direction and praying for our church. During that hour, you are welcome to come and go as you need to and to come any week you are able.
Mission Box
T his week's Mission Box supports PET (Personal Energy Transportation) International, a volunteer group that produces "wheelchairs that go where ordinary wheelchairs cannot go"  to bring the gift of mobility and dignity to those who are unable to walk.  The carts are sent to over 100 developing nations, primarily in rural areas, to those who have lost the use of their legs because of land mines, accidents, birth defects, polio, and other diseases. The workshop at Penney Farms has a 2018 goal of 800 PET mobility carts, at a cost of $300 per cart, all paid by donations. If you would be interested in joining the group from Trinity that goes to Penney Farms once a month, please contact Jeannine Cawthon  (text-to-give keyword: pet)  
Wednesday Night Dinners 
Join us for food, fun & fellowship! The menu for February 28 is pot roast and vegetables, scalloped potatoes, biscuits, soup, salad, and chocolate cake. Dairy and gluten free options are available. The kitchen will be open from 5 - 6:30pm. Adult meals are   $7 , children 6 and up are   $3 , 0-5 eat free with a $ 25 family cap.  
Trinity Hires New Director of Youth Ministries
 We are pleased to announce that Rebekah Saveland will be joining the Trinity staff team on May 1. Rebekah is a native of Brunswick, GA and currently serves as the Director of Youth Ministries at St Luke UMC. Rebekah has been serving in youth and college ministry since 2007. She has a Bachelors degree in Public Relations from Georgia Southern University, a Master of Divinity from Emmanuel Christian Seminary, and was recently licensed for pastoral ministry by the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. Rebekah feels a strong calling from God to ministry with young people. She and her family (husband Alex, a Registered Nurse, and their 4-month old baby, Elena Sunny) are excited to join their new church family at Trinity.
Hey new church family! The Savelands are excited for the new adventure God has set in front of us! We have been praying for God to lead us to a church where we can pour out ourselves in love and service specifically to young people, and we are so blessed to have found that place at Trinity. We will be coming to Gainesville in May ready to have some fun, do some teaching, do some serving & missioning, and do some spreading of the gospel with the awesome teenagers there! We cannot wait to get to know all the youth & parents as well as the rest of our new church family. We ask that you will pray for God to strengthen and guide our family, the church family we are leaving in South Carolina, and for Trinity as we go through this exciting transition to life in Gainesville. See y'all soon!!
Rebekah, Alex, and Elena Saveland
Adult Ministries
A Disciple's Path i s a 7 week class for someone wishing to join Trinity or a refresher course for seasoned church members desiring to take the next step in discipleship. It is a unique and engaging approach to the study of discipleship within the context of the Wesleyan/United Methodist heritage and tradition. The next course will be offered on Wednesdays, from March 7 - April 25, 6:30 - 7:30pm in room E232. Monica and Bill Lindberg will be leading, this class is free from non-members and $15 for members. Childcare is available with a reservation. For more information, please contact  Kim Lewerenz (416.3074) or register now!  
Tuesday Morning Moms (9:30 - 11:30am, E203) will begin a new study on February 27 called"Believing Jesus: A Journey through the Book of Acts."  Study guides are $10 and available on the first day of class.  Childcare is available.  
The next meeting of ALERT (Adults Leisurely Enjoying Retirement) will be March 9. Bible Study begins at 10:30am and lunch is served at 11:45am. Meals are $7. Please RSVP to 376-6615 if you would like to attend. 
Children's Ministry
Send your "Lucky Charms" to our next Parent's Night Out on March 2, 5:30-8:30pm!  Our themed night includes dinner and St. Patty's activities for all ages, 12 months & walking - 5th grade. $12/child, $30/family cap. Register by February 28.

We are collecting individually wrapped candy for our Easter Celebration treat bags. Please take your candy donation to the Children's Ministries office, (E108) by March 11.

Would you like your child baptized?  Baptism is one of the two sacraments in the United Methodist Church.  If you are interested in more information please contact Elizabeth Jones (416-3045). The next Baptism Sundays will be on March 18 and May 6.
Caring & Support
Widows & Widowers will meet on March 6 at 5:30pm at Northwest Grille. 
Trinity Foundation
The Trinity United Methodist Church Foundation is announcing the Jim and Linda Cook Spiritual Formation Fund under the Planned Giving Education and Scholarship Fund. The fund is available to support Trinity members seeking to enhance their spiritual formation development through educational offerings such as the Florida Methodist Conference 5-Day Academy or other study opportunities. The funding can be used to supplement tuition costs, cover the cost of transportation and/or the purchase of required curriculum materials. Following their study, recipients are asked to provide an enrichment opportunity for the Trinity community. Application forms and guidelines are available from Laura Richardson (416-3012).
This Sunday's altar flowers are given in honor of  Lois Reed's 90th birthday.  

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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