Worship: Sundays @ 8:15, 9:40, 11:00 am | Wednesdays @ 6:35 pm
The Good Life
UF Freshmen have to take a class called, "What Is the Good Life?" where they explore ideas about what constitutes the good life.  For us as Christians, the first letter to Timothy offers us these wonderful words of counsel: "They are to do good, to be rich in
good works, generous, and ready to share, thus storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of the life that really is life." (1 Timothy 6:18-19) Each week in this series, we will focus our attention on one way Scripture invites us into this life that really is life, or in other words, the good life.

This Sunday's sermon title is Love Freely (Matthew 5:43-48), by Rev. Steve Price.
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 venomous.  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 the Florida United Methodist Children's Home Madison Youth Ranch. The Ranch is a place of love and safety for children who are desperately in 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: ranch)
Wednesday Night Dinners
Join us for food, fun & fellowship! The menu for October 25 is old bay seasoned fish, rice pilaf, hush puppies, garlic green beans, 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 brownie mix to contribute towards Thanksgiving baskets.
October 29: In lieu of UMYF (youth group) we will be participating in Trinity's  Fall Harvest and Trunk & Treat.   The Harvest takes place from  3-6pm , but we will also need help with set-up and clean-up. We are also still in need of candy donations and trunks ( email  us if you're interested).
Small Groups: Join us at 7:45pm on Wednesdays in the Youth Building for small groups. Boys small group will meet in a nearby location ( email us for the address).

Connect Groups:  Gaming Connect Group meets in the Youth Building on Fridays from   7-9pm.  Art Therapy Connect Group will meet in the Youth Building October 26 from   6:30- 7:30pm.
Volunteer Opportunities
You are invited to the Cost of Poverty Experience (COPE) workshop at Faith Mission on   November 4 from 9am - 12:30pm.  COPE uses an experiential setting to increase understanding of challenges faced by lower income families.  Please refer to the flyer for details, or register online for this free and powerful event.
We also need 18 volunteers for role playing (e.g. banker, police officer, store clerk, etc.), click here  to volunteer.  Your time will be much appreciated and instructions are simple.  Volunteers should arrive at 8am. If you have any questions contact Ward.
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.
  • 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.  Join us for an afternoon of fun & fellowship! 
No school? No problem! Come join the fun at Trinity's Day Camp on November 20 & 21 and December 20 & 21 from 9am-1pm. 3 years old (by Sept. 1, 2017) through 5th grade are eligible to participate. Cost is $20 per child/day (includes snacks and supplies). Pre-registration is required and space is limited! 
Spring Crosstrainers: Crosstrainers is an action packed sports experience, full of exercise and energy for elementary aged children. We play and teach fundamentals for basic sports and large group games. This program will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2-5pm from January 30 - March 22 for children currently in 1st - 5th grade. 2 days a week ($200), 1 day a week ($100). Online registration is open.
Come "Gobble up some fun" at our next Parent's Night Out on November 3 from 5:30-8:30pm. Our "themed" event will be a fabulous night of dinner and Thanksgiving activities for all ages, 12 months and walking - 5th grade. $12/child, $30/family cap.  Register online by November 1.
Adult Ministries
Women Growing in Faith (Tuesdays,  6:30 - 8:30pm , E232) will begin a new study on  November 7  called  Entrusted: A Study of 2 Timothy  by Beth Moore.  Participant books are $14 and are available at the bookstore or on the first day of class.
Christian Love and Sympathy is Extended to
Randy and Laura Graetz and family on the passing of her father, Gilbert Peck, on October 3; 
Charles Hobbs and family on the passing of his wife, Anne Hobbs, on October 16;
and Jim and Leslie Nilon and family and the Cook family on the passing of Leslie's mother, Carolyn Cook, on October 18. 
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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