Worship: Sundays @ 8:15, 9:40, 11:00 am | Wednesdays @ 6:35 pm
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 "Our Daily Bread," by Rev. Catherine Fluck 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've Fallen From Grace," by Rev. Lenora Rousseau.
Mission Box
This week's mission box supports our chartered Boy Scout Troop 454 on Scout Sunday. The proceeds of the Mission Box will go toward troop equipment, travel and scholarships. Also, a portion will be given to the district to help fund their scholarship program and district camps. Scouting builds leadership skills and character development in our youth to help them succeed in life. (text to give: scouts) 
Wednesday Night Dinners
Join us for food, fun & fellowship. This week's menu is sausage tomatoes, peppers and onions, white cheddar grits, fish nuggets, green bean sauté, biscuits, 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.  
From Heroin to Hope: Making Sense Of The Loss of A Child
Dr. Marsha Wiggins, former Associate Pastor and Interim Senior Pastor at Trinity UMC will speak on her book,  From Heroin to Hope: Making Sense Of The Loss of A Child,  on February 6 at 6:30 pm in the Worship Center.

Dr. Wiggins lost her only child, Cameron, at age 26 to a heroin overdose in 2013. As part of her grieving process, she has written this book to help other parents and those affected by the death of a child from drugs.

After her talk, there will be time for a Q&A session, as well as round table discussion. Everyone is invited. Her book will also be available.
Family Sock Hop
Pull out your leather jackets, poodle skirts, and saddle oxfords to go back in time with us to a 50's themed dance party for the whole family! On February 22 from 5:30-7:30pm in the Youth Building, come dance, eat heavy hors d'oeuvres, and enjoy fun contests.   Register  today!
Caring & Support
The monthly Healing Prayer Service will be February 10 at 9:40am in the Chapel. A teaching on God's Love, entitled "Yes, Jesus Loves Me," will be presented by Linda Buth and we will be saying farewell to Rev. Lenora, as this will be her last healing service with us. Individual and group prayer and the Lord's Supper will be available.   
People Helping People: Are you looking for a way to serve our community on a more regular basis? Click here to see some of the opportunities that are available to us with general days/times. If you would like to serve on a team or just be informed of different mission opportunities fill out the form and we'll be in touch!
We have two new build days for Habitat for Humanity! We have availability on February 20 and March 2, both from 8:30am - 2:30pm. If you would like to serve on this construction project, please contact Kelly Ping (416-3048).
New Art Show!
The bare walls are gone as the Annual Gainesville Fine Arts Association Winter Show was hung this week.  Please join us February 10 at 12pm for the opening reception.  Stroll the second floor of the Education Building, meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments.
Adult Ministries
Chapel Bible Study (Wednesdays, 9:30 - 10:30 am in the Chapel) will begin reading the book of Revelation on February 13.  All new participants are welcome!  
Toxic Charity or Transformational Mission? Can churches and nonprofits sometimes unintentionally hurt the people they mean to help?  Have you ever felt frustrated when volunteering in a program serving people who are poor?  What can we learn from the Bible that guides us in our mission work? Trinity will be offering a series of mission studies in 2019, beginning with Toxic Charity, a book by Robert Lupton. Join us as we explore how we can serve others with dignity and long term transformation.  (Sundays, February 10 - March 3, 5:30 - 7:00pm, E203, led by Meghan Williams). Books are $14 and available at the Trinity Bookstore.  Please read chapters 1 and 2 before the first session. Childcare available (ages 1 year - 5th grade) with a reservation. Register here.  
Youth Ministries
Cross-Generational Prayer Partners: this spring the Youth Department is partnering youth & adults through prayer in a cross-generational prayer partner program. For this program to happen we need over 50 adults to commit to being a prayer partner for one of our wonderful youth from February through the end of April. This program will give both youth & adults an opportunity to intentionally pray for another person and to reach across generational lines to connect with someone else in the congregation. If you are interested in being a prayer partner please contact the Youth Staff or sign up here.

UMYF, February 10, 5:30-7:30pm: This is Me ... Gen X, Millennial, Gen Z (in this UMYF lesson we'll talk about who we are generationally by discussing how our generations relate to each other and to God).
Children & Family Ministries  
Registration is open for Upward flag football for boys and girls age Kindergarten - 9th grade. The early registration fee is $99. After February 17, the cost increases to $115. Cleats are recommended. Evaluations will be on the sports fields on the following dates:
  • February 10, 2 - 3:30pm
  • February 11, 4 - 5:30pm
  • February 17, 2 - 3:30pm.

Come "Be my Valentine" at our next Parent's Night Out on February 8, from 5:30-8:30pm. Our themed Parent's Night Out will be a fabulous night of dinner and Valentines activities for all ages, 12 months and walking through 5th grade!  Cost is $12 per child with a $30 cap per family.  Please register and pay on-line by February 6.
Christian love and sympathy is extended
to Bruce Smith and family on the passing of his mother, Hattie Mae Smith, on December 28;

and to Walter Judd and family on the passing of his wife, Beverly Judd, on January 30.

Altar Flowers
This week's altar flowers are given to the glory of God. 
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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