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 "First Things First," 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're a Grasshopper Facing Giants," by Rev. Lenora Rousseau.
Mission Box
This week's Mission Box supports PET International (Personal Energy Transportation) which is a volunteer group that produces "wheelchairs that go where ordinary wheelchairs cannot go."  The mission of the group reflects the love of God by bringing the gift of mobility and dignity to those who are unable to walk.  The sturdy, individually-built, hand-powered carts are sent to over 100 developing nations to those who are disabled and have lost the use of their legs because of land mines, accidents, birth defects, polio, and other diseases.  The workshop at Penney Farms has a goal of 800 PET carts for 2019, at a cost of $300 per cart, all paid for by donations and built by volunteers.  To date, Trinity has made it possible for 35 disabled people to have a PET cart and receive the gift of mobility. If you would be interested in learning more about this wonderful ministry or going to Penney Farms to volunteer, please contact Jeannine Cawthon (352-375-2349). (text 2 give keyword: pet) 
Wednesday Night Dinners
Join us for food, fun & fellowship. This week's menu is chicken piccata, pasta with parsley, broccoli and tomatoes, garlic bread, 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.  
Staff News
We are pleased to announce that Trinity has hired Jen Thomas to be the new Director of Human Resources and Operations. 

Jen is already a member of Trinity and looks forward to serving the church in this new capacity. Jen has held positions at both Santa Fe College and Shadow Health with HR and staff supervisory responsibilities, and has also done some consulting work in the HR field. She has a B.A. in psychology, an M.S. in Counseling and Human Services, and an Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration and Policy. J en's first day will be February 11.

We are also happy to share the news that Sheila Fairless has been hired as Worship Arts Assistant. Sheila also is already a member of Trinity and has been singing in the chancel choir and helping in the media booth for the past year. She has years of experience in helping plan and lead worship from her previous church settings. Sheila's first day was yesterday.

Please join us in celebrating these two great additions to our staff team!   
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.
No Bull Bibles & Brew   
On the 1st Monday of each month (February 4) from 5:30 - 7pm, the 9:40 band will be playing Christian music followed by a time of fun and inspiring adult conversation about the Bible and the Christian faith led by Rev. Lenora Rousseau at Crafty Bastard's Restaurant and Pub.       If this is something that appeals to you, come! And, bring a friend for happy hour, all you can eat wings, as well as spirited music and conversation about God's great love and saving grace.
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 in the Youth Building, come dance, eat heavy hors d'oeuvres, and enjoy fun contests.   Register  today!
Caring & Support
The Widow/Widowers monthly meeting will be February 5 at 5:30pm at Northwest Grille (5115 NW 39th Avenue).
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 3, 6pm-halftime: Super Bowl Party in the Youth Building. Please bring a snack/drink to share!
  • 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).
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!  
 
Adults Leisurely Enjoying Retirement Together (ALERT) will be hosting a Haven Hospice Attic Fashion Show at their next monthly luncheon on February 1.  All clothing modeled will be for sale, including spring jackets and nice purses at a very reasonable price. Cash or checks only will be accepted. The cost of lunch is  $7.00 . Please call Jordyn at 376-6615 to register for lunch.
 
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.  
Missions
You can help Trinity's youth medical mission to Guatemala by donating vitamins and non-prescription medicines. Bags with a list of needed medications will be available in the sanctuary this Sunday during worship services. Vitamins and over-the-counter medicines such as aspirin and antacids are needed. Please return your filled bag to a collection box starting February 3. Collection boxes are located in front of the sanctuary, at the reception desk in the education building, and in the youth building.
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.

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 Dana Clayton and family on the passing of her father, Frank Dana Proctor on January 24.

Altar Flowers
This week's altar flowers are given in honor of Jean K. Martin for more than 30 years of leadership to the Loose Canon Book Group by the members of the Loose Canons. 
 
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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