Worship: Sundays @ 8:15, 9:40, 11:00 am | Wednesdays @ 6:35 pm
Why, God?
Why, God? That's a question everyone wrestles with at some point in their lives. When bad things happen, we cry out to God for answers. Through January 27, we'll look at the story of Job and his experience of tragedy to help us understand how God is at work in our lives and in the world...and to find hope in the darkness.  Please come worship with us on Sundays in January. 

This Sunday's message is "Falling Silent," by Rev. Steve Price.
Trusting God Farther Than You Can See God
Join us for a new 6:35 Wednesday Night Contemporary Worship Service message series from January 16 - February 27.

This Wednesday's message will be "When the Odds are Against You," by Rev. Lenora Rousseau.
Mission Box
This week's Mission Box is for Habitat for Humanity. At Habitat, they believe that everyone, everywhere, should have a healthy, affordable place to call home. More than building homes, they build communities, they build hope, and they build the opportunity for families to help themselves. Your donations this week will go towards the Interfaith House. This is a house in our Gainesville community that is being sponsored by a large group of churches in the area. Trinity needs to raise $6,000 towards our part of this house sponsorship. (text to give: habitat)
Wednesday Night Dinners
Join us for food, fun & fellowship. Please plan on bringing a friend or neighbor on January 16 from 5-6:30pm for a free spaghetti supper - our first Wednesday Night Dinner of 2019. Dairy and gluten free options are available. On Wednesdays following the 16th, adult meals are $ 7, children 6 and up are  $3, 0-5 eat free with a  $25  family cap.  
SOS! We are in great need of volunteers to help serve during our Spaghetti dinner on Wednesday. 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.  
Special Needs Resource Expo
Your help is needed! The Special Needs Resource Expo is a free event which provides opportunities for parents and professionals to connect and discover many of the wonderful resources available in Alachua County and surrounding areas. This event will be held at Trinity on January 26 and they are expecting 2,000 people to attend. 

We are looking for positive individuals to help with sign-in, set-up, and tear-down. Click here to find the perfect opportunity for you!
Cost of Poverty Experience
The Cost of Poverty Experience offers a glimpse into obstacles faced, decisions that have to be made, and consequences that impact families every day in and around Gainesville, FL.  Participants face real-life scenarios and the experience exposes barriers, reasons for frustration and confusion, and results of difficult choices.  An overview of COPE can be seen  here.
Please join us  for this very impactful workshop on February 3 from 1 - 4:30pm in the Worship Center.  Lunch is provided and there is no cost to attend.  Limited to the first 40 participants who register here!
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, come dance, eat heavy hors d'oeuvres, and enjoy fun contests. Register today!

Adult Ministries
We have a lot of new classes beginning in January, check them out here to find one that speaks to you!
  • A Disciple's Path
  • Twelve Women of the Bible
  • At the Crossroads
  • not a fan. Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus
  • Making Sense of the Old Testament
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. All evaluations will be from 2 - 3:30pm on the sports fields. Evaluations dates are January 27, February 10, and February 17.
Faith Mission
Can you be an "encourager" for an elementary student?  SMILE is a Faith Mission-supported program at Rawlings where volunteers meet weekly for 30 minutes with students.  We have 25 children signed up for SMILE who do not have "encouragers" and we need your help for these students!  Our next information session for folks interested in SMILE will be at Rawlings on January 16, 12:30-1:15pm. For more info on SMILE please email  Ward!
Caring & Support
Healing Touch Cancer Support Group will meet January 17 at 5:30pm in the O. Dean Martin Prayer Room. Join us as we begin the new year. For more information, contact Marcey (331-2960) or Margie (386-462-9592).
Trinity Is Hiring!
Trinity UMC is currently seeking qualified applicants for an Executive Assistant to the Pastors. This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position with benefits including health insurance. To see the full job description, please click here.

Applicants should submit resume with cover letter to Shannon Rosselle.
Altar Flowers
This week's altar flowers are given in loving memory of Alyce B. Boyd, "Mama," from Peggy & John Kirkpatrick and her grandchildren and great-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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