Worship: Sundays @ 8:15, 9:40, 11:00 am | Wednesdays @ 6:35 pm
UMC General Conference
This Saturday, February 23 marks the beginning of a specially-called General Conference of the United Methodist Church in St. Louis, Missouri. The purpose of the gathering will be to discern how the church will move forward regarding the subject of human sexuality. Please be in prayer for the 800+ delegates from around the world who will be in attendance. The Trinity Chapel will be open each day during the conference for prayer (February 23-26).

To find out more about the conference, go here.

To see a message from our Bishop Ken Carter, go here.

To watch sessions from the conference via live stream, go here.
Love Offering for Lenora
As Lenora and her family move to Texas to be reunited with Aaron, she has plans to launch a virtual ministry that would include some of the ministries she offered with Trinity: Holy Yoga, Point of Grace, devotional writing, and perhaps even a virtual church. Just as we outfitted Aaron for his Navy Chaplaincy with a love offering to cover the cost of his Navy Uniforms, we invite you to help outfit Lenora for her ministry so that she can purchase equipment and pursue certifications and training she might need. Please make your gifts to Trinity and designate it specifically for "Lenora Rousseau love offering". We look forward to giving this February 27.
Love Offering for Ted
During Ted's five years as Trinity's Director of Missions, many persons have had the opportunity to travel with Ted to both share and receive God's love in other parts of the world. To celebrate Ted's passion and commitment to international missions and his work in countries around the world, we invite you to contribute to build a well in an underdeveloped country in Ted's honor. Please make your gifts to Trinity and designate your offering specifically to "Ted's well". We look forward to celebrating this offering on February 27.   
Teach Me To Pray
When the disciples asked Jesus how to pray, he gave them a model that is still used weekly in worship today in churches around the world. Taking a closer look at the content of the Lord's Prayer, we can all gain new insight on what Jesus was trying to teach them (and us) and how we can all go deeper in our prayer life. Join us for this message series during the month of February. 
 
This Sunday's message is "Lead Us and Deliver Us," by Rev. Steve Price.
Trusting God Farther Than You Can See God
As we travel through life, there are inevitably times when we will find ourselves having to 'trust God farther than we can see God.' On Wednesdays through February 27, we will explore how various folks from the Old Testament (like Noah, Moses, Joshua, David, Isaiah, and Abraham) were challenged to trust God in different ways as they sought to live into the call God had placed on their lives and how their example can be an inspiration for us in our spiritual journey today.


This Wednesday's message will be "When You Feel Like the Lone Ranger," by Rev. Lenora Rousseau.
Mission Box
This week's mission box supports Trinity's Faith Mission ministry, including our adult and family focus areas and the many meals, events, and outreach of the Hospitality Team.  Located at 3701 NE 15th St., Faith Mission is a place of grace, love, and hope.  We serve with adults and families in our neighborhood in a variety of ways - like the Women-to-Women luncheon group, our Financial Empowerment initiatives, and our Hospitality Team. (text to give: faith) 
Wednesday Night Dinners
Join us for food, fun & fellowship. This week's menu is fettuccine alfredo, pesto chicken, broccoli with garlic, garlic toast, soup, salad, and dessert.  Dairy and gluten free options are available. Adult meals are $ 7, children 6 and up are  $3, 0-5 eat free with a  $25  family cap.  
 
It takes a lot of hands to make this weekly fellowship successful. If you are able to assist the kitchen in any way please contact Chris Riggs.  
Staffing Updates
Laura Richardson's Departure
After being a part of the staff team for 15 years, Laura Richardson concluded her time of employment with Trinity at the end of January. We are grateful for her service during this time and pray God's blessing on her as she moves into a new chapter. We want to invite you to express your appreciation for her time with Trinity. If you would like to write Laura a note, please drop it off at the church office before February 22, and we will deliver them all to her.

Cliff Patrick's Resignation
Two years ago, Pastor Cliff Patrick came out of retirement to serve as the Trinity Parish Visitor.  We appreciate his faithfulness and commitment to this ministry for the past two years and wish him the best as he pursues other endeavors.  We look forward to Cliff and Rosa still being involved with Trinity and to Cliff offering his gifts.

New Parish Visitors
We are excited to announce the addition of two new staff members to our Trinity team - Betty Fair and Robin Llinas. They will both be serving as Parish Visitors and share the duties that Cliff had been covering. Betty has been a faithful volunteer on our volunteer Care Team for over three years, during which time she has visited those in the hospitals and rehabs, as well as delivered flowers and prayer blankets to bring comfort and joy to all whom she has served. Betty will continue to focus on visiting those who are hospitalized and in rehab. Robin has been been active in a number of Trinity ministries throughout the years, and a regular at our 6:35 Wednesday worship service. She has had years of experience caring for those with long-term terminal illnesses, which will serve her well as she focuses on visiting those in our community who are in rehab or home bound. As you have the opportunity, please join me in offering a joyful welcome to both Betty and Robin! 
Worship and Celebration of the Ministries of Rev. Lenora Rousseau and Ted Grueser
Join us for Worship on Wednesday, February 27 followed by a reception as we give thanks for the ministries of Rev. Lenora Rousseau and Ted Grueser. At the end of February, both Lenora and Ted will be leaving their ministries with Trinity. After serving as one of the pastors of Trinity for 2 ½ years, Lenora and the kids will be moving to San Antonio, TX to join Rev. Aaron Rousseau, former Associate Pastor of Trinity who has already begun his service as a Navy Chaplain. Ted Grueser has been serving alongside Trinity for 5 ½ years as the Director of Missions. He and his family will remain in Gainesville and as a part of Trinity, but Ted will be stepping away from ministry, as he has indicated due to his declining health.

As we celebrate their ministries, come for Wednesday night dinner and stay for Worship at 6:35, (this week in the Worship Center, not the Chapel). Lenora will be offering her farewell sermon, and we'll celebrate Trinity missions and the ministry of Ted with testimony and multi-media. And, of course, we'll have a few surprises. Worship will be followed with a reception, again in Worship B. You won't want to miss this special evening and the opportunity to express your appreciation for their ministries with Trinity! 
Lenten Information
 
Hold the Date!  
Sunday, March 17
 
One Worship Service @ 9:30am
Vision Team Presentation @ 10:45am
 
Ash Wednesday 
Join us on Ash Wednesday, March 6 for a service in the round to begin the season of Lent. Ash Wednesday is a great time to mark a new beginning in one's faith journey or to recommit one's self to walking as a follower of Jesus in this world. We will gather in the Worship Center at 6:35pm. Everyone is welcome.
 
Drive-thru Ashes 
For those who are unable to attend the Ash Wednesday evening service, you're invited to receive prayer and ashes to begin your day in the Trinity parking lot. As a way of extending hospitality and grace to our community, we will be offering drive-thru ashes between 7am and 9am. Parents dropping children off at Stepping Stones or Talbot, as well as anyone else who is interested, will be offered the opportunity to participate.
We're Hiring
We are currently seeking qualified applicants for an Executive Assistant to the Pastors.  This is a self-motivated and highly capable position committed to confidentiality, integrity, and teamwork that is able to create, and train direct reports to create, a welcoming atmosphere of service to all while handling a variety of administrative responsibilities. This person performs routine clerical and administrative duties. He or she organizes files, prepares documents, schedules appointments, and supports the Pastor(s) and other staff. This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position with benefits including health insurance. Applicants should submit resume with cover letter to Jen Thomas. To see the full job description, click here.
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Do you love to sing?
If your answer is yes, we would love to have you join the adult choir to prepare for their Choral offering of the Holy Week Cantata, "Canticle of the Cross," by Joseph M. Martin, on April 14. 
We will be rehearsing this music at the beginning of rehearsals on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays at 7pm in the choir room. No audition is needed--just a willing heart and voice. Please let Alice know if you can be there, and we will save you a seat!
Family Sock Hop
LAST chance to register!  Be a part of this FUN evening! Pull out your leather jackets, poodle skirts, and saddle oxfords to go back in time to the 1950's. Trinity is hosting a Sock Hop Party for the whole family! Come party, dance, eat, and enjoy fun contests on February 22 from 5:30-7:30pm in Trinity's Youth Building.   Register today!

Caring & Support
Are you grieving the death of a spouse?  Trinity is offering a stand-alone 2 hour seminar, developed by GriefShare, for those who are facing the unique challenges that come with the loss of a spouse.  The seminar will be held on February 27 from 6:45 - 8:45pm in room 225.   The regular GriefShare sessions will begin the following week on March 6.
 
The Healing Touch Cancer Support Group will meet on February 21 at 5:30pm in the O. Dean Martin Prayer Room.  We will be expressing ourselves using Art Therapy. Come join us for a relaxing time together. If we can help in any way, call Marcey at 331-2960 or Margie at 386-462-9592.    
Youth Ministries
8-Week Confirmation Class: We are offering an 8-week Confirmation Class for youth 6th-12th grade who wish to be confirmed but have not yet gone through the class due to missing Confirmation with their class. The class will meet on Sundays: February 24, March 10, 17, 24, and April 7 from 4-5pm, and Wednesdays April 10 & 17 from 6:30-7:30pm. If your student would like to join this class please contact Rebekah.

UMYF (Youth Group): On February 24 & March 3 from 5:30-7:30pm join us for Connections! In this UMYF series we will be learning about connecting with each other and with God. We'll eat dinner, play games, have a lesson, and worship together (bring $3 to help supplement the cost of dinner).

March 10 from 5:30-7:30pm is Illuminate Night of Worship

Wednesday Small Groups:
Youth Small Group: All students are invited to join our small group in the Youth Building on February 20, March 6 & 20, April 3 & 17, and May 1 from 6:30-7:30pm. There will be Student Leadership Team Meetings on February 27, March 13 & 27, April 10 & 24, and May 8 & 22 from 6:30-7:30pm.

Friday Breakfast @ Bagel Bakery: Drop by from 7-8:30am to eat breakfast and hang out for some Friday morning fellowship (we recommend carpooling with your fellow students for optimal fun & convenience!).

Summer Mission Trips Meeting: All students interested in serving this summer on our middle or high school mission trips join us on March 3 at 7:30pm in the Youth Building (after UMYF) to learn about the exciting mission opportunities we have planned for the summer!
Missions
We still availability for those who would like to help on the Habitat for Humanity Interfaith house on March 2 from 8:30am - 2:30pm. If you would like to serve on this construction project, please contact Kelly Ping (416-3048) by February 20.
 
Trinity is hosting families from the Family Promise program March 3 - 10. Please check your calendars and sign up here to serve as a host in the evenings or overnight, or assist with initial setup or departure cleanup. Everything takes place at Trinity, and there are options to suit your availability and comfort level. Thanks in advance for helping your Trinity family host these local families in need!
Children & Family Ministries  
Registration is open for flag football. Registration is $115. Boys and girls K5 - 9th grade. Cleats are recommended.
Christian Love and Sympathy is Extended to
Amy Kinsey, her mother, and sister on the death of her father, John Robert (Bob) Kinsey on February 9.
Altar Flowers
This week's Altar Flowers are given in memory of Marian Onken Wussow as she celebrates her birthday in heaven, from Susan & Joe Van Metre;  
 
and in loving memory of Michael Gracy on what would have been his 77th birthday, with love from Susan Gracy and your children and grandchildren. 
 
If you would like to provide the altar flowers, please contact Alice (416-3016). 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 or birth of a new child announced in the Tuesday Word, please email Kelly
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