Worship: Sundays @ 8:15, 9:40, 11:00 am | Wednesdays @ 6:35 pm
We Choose To Be United in Love
Last night on the steps of City Hall, we gathered with faith leaders and congregations from around Gainesville to offer a response to the rally planned for Thursday. You can read about that here. We invite to you to pray throughout the week for our city and the students at UF. The Chapel will be open on Thursday from 2 - 5pm.
Known for its daily news app popular with young adults, theSkimm is an American media company that focuses on a short, simple, easy-to-read way to learn about the news and current events. Many people could use a short, simple, easy-to-understand way to learn about the Bible as well. In this 6 week series, we will "skim" the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, looking at how to read it, understand it, and learn about its people and themes. Most importantly, as you gain new insights, you'll be inspired by the Scriptures and their meaning for your life today. If you're simply curious about the Bible or if you're a long-time believer, this series will strengthen your faith and help the Word come alive to you in ways you won't soon forget!

This Sunday's sermon title is theEnd: Cloudy with a Chance of Hope (Revelation 21:1-7) by Rev. Lenora Rousseau.
Scattered to the Kingdom Come
The 6:35 Wednesday Night Contemporary Service began a new message series on October 4 entitled, "Scattered to the Kingdom Come," and will run through November 8.
Community Conversation
The Trinity Church Council is hosting a series of "town hall" style events to provide ongoing and open dialogue between the general congregation and lay/staff leadership of the church. The next Trinity Community Conversation will be held October 30 at 6:30pm in the Worship Center with a focus on stewardship, generosity, and the Trinity Foundation. All members of the Trinity community are welcome and encouraged to attend. To prepare accordingly, we ask that you RSVP if you are planning on attending the Conversation. If you would like to submit a question ahead of time, there is an opportunity to do so in the registration form. 
CAUTION:  We have noticed a number of snakes on our property due to the higher water levels.  Some snakes spotted have been poisonous.  PLEASE be mindful at all times when walking the property. Parents, please hold your child's hands.
Mission Box 
This week's Mission Box is for Family Promise of Gainesville (FPG), a nonprofit organization created to provide shelter and comprehensive support to homeless families with children. FPG mobilizes community resources and local congregations to provide compassionate care, shelter, meals and case management. (text 2 give keyword: fpg)
Wednesday Night Dinners
Wednesday Night Dinners are growing and so is the need for people to help support the kitchen! Please sign up for one Wednesday a month to serve along side us, the night is separated into two shifts. Each week we need to fill seven positions, choose the spot that fits into your availability! 
Join us for food, fun & fellowship! The menu for October 18 is baked cheese ziti, mixed vegetables, garlic bread, soup, salad, and dessert. Gluten free/dairy 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.  
Wednesday Night Dinners are also participating in the Month of Missions (see below). If you are able, please bring boxed stuffing to contribute towards Thanksgiving baskets.
Volunteer Opportunities

Did you know Faith Mission supports Howard Bishop Middle School?  There are great volunteer opportunities and here are just a few ways to serve!

  • Give out healthy snacks or serve as a front desk greeter, 1 hour block, 9am - 3pm Monday - Friday
  • Help with homework and fun activities in the after school program from 3:30 - 5pm Monday - Thursday
  • Help out at Family Science & Robotics Night, an event featuring hands-on science stations in a carnival-like setting, on October 26
  • Help out at the Science Fair on November 16 from 7:30 - 11am or 11am - 3pm
Please email Grace if you are interested in volunteering in any way at Howard Bishop!
Estate Planning Seminar
Do you have a Last Will and Testament? Have you considered how a legacy of generosity might impact others after you're gone? Have you taken care of important health care decisions for yourself and your family, such as a living will and other advanced directives? The Trinity United Methodist Foundation would love to help you explore these and other questions you may have about end-of-life matters at a seminar on November 8 at 6:30pm. Register online here, or click here for more information about the event and our expert speakers.
Puerto Rico needs your help!  Trinity is taking a mission team to Puerto Rico December 2-8.  We will be working in San Juan doing clean up of debris and some rebuilding.  If you would be interested please contact Ted Grueser for more information.  There are scholarships available to help if needed.

The Fall Yard Sale will be October 28 from 8am - 12pm. Set-up begins at 7am, $25/2 tables, no RSVP needed.
Thanksgiving is coming upon us quick which means our annual Thanksgiving Basket Outreach is just around the corner and we need your help. Each Sunday between now and Thanksgiving we are asking you to bring in a different item each week to help us make Thanksgiving possible for 1,500 families.
  • Stuffing (October 22)
  • Boxed brownie mix (October 29)
  • Mac & cheese (November 5)
  • Jar of applesauce (November 12)
  • 10-12lb Turkey (November 19)
Children's Ministry
October 29, 3-6pm is the Fall Harvest and Trunk & Treat.  We are accepting candy, bottled water, and canned soda donations for the event. Place in the orange bucket outside the CMT office, room 108.   
Upward Basketball/Cheerleading registration is open! Visit their website to register.  
Adult Ministries
New classes are starting up!  Get more details and register here
  • A Disciple's Path (Sundays, October 22 - December 10, 3pm, E222, Rev. Aaron Rousseau)
  • Book Discussion on Martin Luther & the Protestant Reformation (October 25 and November 1, 6:30 - 8:00pm, E221, Erik Bredfeldt, class materials $20)
This Sunday's altar flowers are given in memory of Gloria Fletcher, from Cotton Fletcher and Blake Fletcher; and in loving recognition of Hal Binghams 92nd birthday, from his loving family.

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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