Worship: Sundays @ 8:15, 9:40, 11:00 am | Wednesdays @ 6:35 pm
6:35 Contemporary Service
There will be no 6:35 service this week and will resume with a new series, "The Redemption of Scrooge" on November 29.
Mission Box 
This week's Mission Box is Gator Wesley, the United Methodist Campus Ministry serving University of Florida and Santa Fe College.  It is their mission to offer God's radical love to every student in Gainesville and to form a community of disciples grounded in Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. They also have a vision to see students boldly committed to following Jesus and characterized by their living out of the Gospel in every aspect of their lives, passionate worship, holiness of heart and life, and courageous witness in the world through evangelism and mission bringing God's kingdom to earth. (text 2 give keyword: gator)
Breakfast with Santa
On December 2 from 8:30-11am, all children up to 5th grade (and their families) are invited join Sonlight and Santa in the Youth Building for a pancake breakfast, a book reading, and photos. Admission is  $10 /person. Tickets will be available online, on Sunday mornings at the Welcome Center, or through Andrew Mankin (514-0921). There is a cap on reservations due to limited space. First come, first serve.
Adult Ministries
Advent in Christian Art is a 4 week study of the history, art, traditions, and meanings of Advent. Free childcare is available. (Wednesdays, November 29 - December 20, 6:30 - 7:30pm, room 232, Dr. Robert Westin). Register now!
Bridging the Gap is a new Sunday school class/weekly fellowship group for college & grad students and young professionals. This class is designed to serve individuals who have graduated from high school and are either attending college/grad school here in Gainesville or pursuing a career. Bridging the Gap also provides a "home base" for out of town students when they come home for holidays and summer break. (11:00am, Youth Building: rm Y102) For more information, contact Zadia Dupee or Kim Lewerenz.

Families on a Mission (Sundays, 11am, rm E222) will begin an Advent study on November 26 called Sent: Delivering the Gift of Hope at Christmas.  Participant books are available in the bookstore.  New participants are always welcome!

The Wednesday Morning Chapel Bible Study that meets at 9:30am is canceled this week.
Bishop Carter Thanksgiving Message
Please click here to view Bishop Carter's Thanksgiving message with a Hurricane Irma recovery update. 
Caring & Support
We know the holiday season can be especially painful for some. There are a number of ways our Congregational Care Ministry can help support you or others during the coming weeks and months. Download this flyer for a complete list of offerings, or if you or a loved one is in need of visitation, please make sure to let us know by contacting Rev. Lenora Rousseau (416-3033).
Children's Ministry
On November 29 from 5:30-7:15pm, join us for a special evening of dinner, crafts, caroling, Chrismons, and cookies! Reserve  your dinner tickets by November 27  for the family friendly dinner of brown-sugar baked  ham, macaroni and cheese, sautee d green beans, cinnamon apples, garden salad, dinner rolls, and sugar cookies (0-5-Free; $3/children ; $5/adults ; $16/family cap ). No reservations are need ed for the rest of the evening.

Join us for a Christmas Pajama Party at the next Parent's Night Out on December 1 from 5:30-8:30pm. Featuring pizza dinner and hot chocolate, Christmas crafts, and a holiday themed movie for ages 1 and walking through 5th grade. $12/child, $30 family cap. Register online   by November 29 .
Trinity Foundation Grant Applications  
The Trinity Foundation was created in 1995 as a way to provide long-term financial support for the mission and vision of Trinity United Methodist Church.
Gifts and bequests received by the Foundation enable our church to grow endowments that fund ministry opportunities for generations to come. Income generated from the general endowment fund has been made available over the past three years to support qualifying mission initiatives of the church.
For the year 2018, the Foundation Board has again authorized the distribution of the income from the general endowment fund. These funds will be granted to initiatives identified by ministry areas within the church that are consistent with the mission and vision of Trinity. The best applications will demonstrate innovation, creativity, and/or timeliness in meeting a particular need/opportunity outside the scope of the annual operating budget.
Applications to request funding may be obtained here or from the Foundation administrator, Laura Richardson. Deadline for submission of applications is December 8 and the applications will be considered at Foundation meeting on December 13.
Youth Group -  Join us  on November 26 at  5:30pm in the Youth Building for UMYF. Please bring your Christmas spirit and $3 for snack supper!

ALL YOUTH MYSTERY TRIP- Where are we going? What are we doing? ITS A MYSTERY! January 12-15 - all youth (middle and high school) are invited to join us for a unique trip that will not only focus on fun, but also faith. The trip is $100, with a $50 deposit due by December 30. Sign up here!
Trinity is updating and consolidating our database systems and will no longer be utilizing MyTrinity. For those of you who actively use it, you will not have access after November 28.  If you use MyTrinity as a volunteer for part of a ministry, please see the director of your ministry for more information. 
This Sunday'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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