Worship: Sundays @ 8:15, 9:40, 11:00 am | Wednesdays @ 6:35 pm
Celtic Rhythms: Keeping Time with God
The season of Lent (40 days from Ash Wednesday to Easter) is a time for deepening our faith. This year, we will let the Celts be our teachers in drawing closer to God's own heart. By exploring some core spiritual elements that define the Celtic tradition - finding God in the ordinary, seeking God in creation, silence and solitude, the Iorica (breastplate prayer), and the Celtic High Cross - perhaps you'll discover a new rhythm for daily living that helps you keep better time with God. Join us for this new message series on Sundays during Lent.

This week's message will be " It's All Good," by Rev. Steve Price.
Desert Wanderings: Exploring Questions of Faith
This week we continue Desert Wanderings, our 6:35 worship series for Lent. Each week, one of our pastors will share a message based on your questions about faith. To submit yours, go here. At the end of worship each Wednesday, one of the questions received will be randomly drawn by a member of the congregation and become the focus for the following week's message.

This week's focus question is: "When we die, will we go right to Heaven ('Today you will be with me in paradise') or will we rise up when Jesus comes back?" by Rev. Catherine Fluck Price.
Mission Box
This week's Mission Box is for our sister church in Cienfuegos, Cuba - Trinity's sister-church since 2002. The Mission Box will be used to help the growing ministries of the house churches that have grown out of this ministry and salary support, Pastors in Cuba receive only about $25 per month. (Text giving: text amount and "cuba" to 352-204-0163) 
Wednesday Night Dinners
Join us for food, fun & fellowship. The menu for March 20 is roast turkey, stuffing, glazed carrots, peas, cornbread, 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.  
Is It I, Lord?
On Monday, March 25 at 7pm, the meeting of the Trinity Church Council will include a special Charge Conference to consider a motion certifying Meghan Williams as a candidate for ordained ministry in the United Methodist Church. Meghan currently serves as an intern with Trinity's Faith Mission. This is an exciting time for both Meghan and Trinity. Over the years, this church has helped nurture the call to ministry for many people who have gone on to serve God and the church in many and varied settings.

Anyone may attend the Charge Conference. The Church Council, per the Book of Discipline, is the voting body for the Conference. 
Welcome Amy Tackett, Executive Assistant to the Pastors!
I am originally from Massachusetts and have lived in Gainesville for well over 20 years. When I am not at work, and whenever possible, you can find me traveling to Jacksonville to see my 23 year old daughter or to Orlando to see my 27 year old son.  My husband and I will travel any distance to get their hugs!  I also have three "furry" dog children (Tucker, Rocker and Whiley) who I get to hug every day without traveling!  
My work history includes accounting and office management, however, I most enjoy working with people! I am honored to be a part of Trinity!
We're Hiring
We are searching for an outstanding candidate to fill our Director of Communications position. This individual should have a passion and appreciation for the principles of servant leadership, integrity, and the pursuit of excellence. They should also be approachable and have excellent verbal and written skills, as well as a creative mindset. To see the full job description, please click here. Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter to Jen Thomas.
Roof Update
The Trustees of Trinity are pleased to announce that the specification documents for the roof replacement have been completed and we are currently accepting proposals from qualified bidders for the project. We anticipate commencement of the work later this spring. To date, $313,373 has been received toward the cost of the project. To make a contribution to the roof replacement fund, go   here
Dressing Pastor Steve for Easter
While in Rwanda last month, Pastor Steve had this shirt custom-made by one of several ZOE graduates who now own and operate a tailor shop. Now you get to decide if we will all see him wearing it for worship on Easter Sunday. You can vote FOR the shirt with your contribution to the "YES, he wears it!" fund or AGAINST the shirt with your contribution to the "NO, he doesn't!" fund. All contributions to both funds will go toward supporting our ZOE kids. The fund with the most contributions wins.

You can "vote" on Sunday morning,  online here , or text the amount and either "yes" or "no" to 352-204-0163.
Seder Meal
Join us April 18 at 5:30pm in the Worship Center for The Last Supper: A Journey Through Passover, as we explore the ways in which Jesus fulfilled and expanded our understanding of this ancient meal of remembrance that illuminates God's eternal plan for our freedom from slavery to sin and death through the sacrifice of the Pascal Lamb, Jesus Christ.

Tickets for dinner: $10  adults / $ 5  children 5 - 9. (Ages 0-4 eat free with a reservation). Menu: spinach salad, matzo, herb roast chicken, golden potatoes, honey carrots, and dessert. To order and pay online with credit/debit, click here. If you would prefer to pay by cash or check,  contact   Alice Wallis  (352-416-3016).
Children & Family Ministries  
Candy Collection: We are collecting individually wrapped candy for our Easter goody treat bags. Please take your candy donation to the Children's Ministries office, Rm 108 by April 9. A bin will be outside the door for collection. Thank you!

SUMMER CAMPS - Registration for SummerTime Fun, Fusion, CrossTrainers, and Dance Camp is now open! Sign up early, limited spaces fill up fast! Date and time details and registration links can all be found on our website.

Save the Date: June 3-7, 9am-12pm - Vacation Bible School's To Mars and Beyond where we will encounter the limitless power and love of God! VBS is for children going into Kindergarten through 6th grade. Registration begins April 8th. Is your child younger than PreK? Volunteer and your child can participate! Volunteers and their children can register today. 
Youth Ministries
UMYF Youth Group (Sundays, 5:30 - 7:30pm)
  • March 24 & April 7 | 24 Hours That Changed the World. In this UMYF Lenten lesson series we'll spend time going through the last 24 hours of Jesus' life. We'll eat dinner, play games, have a lesson, and worship together. (Bring $3 to help supplement the cost of dinner.)
  • March 31 | NO UMYF due to Spring Break
     
Wednesday Small Groups:
  • Youth Small Group: All students are invited to join our small group in the Youth Building on March 20, April 3 & 17, and May 1 from 6:30-7:30pm
  • Student Leadership Team Meetings on March 27, April 10 & 24, May 8 & 22 from 6:30-7:30pm
Youth Summer Mission TripsThis summer we have mission trip opportunities for both  middle schoolers  &  high schoolers . Please fill out the corresponding forms form information and to indicate your student's interested in these trips.
 
Come See Me!: The Youth Staff wants to come see your sports & academic matches, concerts, and recitals! So, let us know when everything is happening by filling out this  Come See Me! Form.
 
Warren Willis Summer Camp: This year Trinity will be going to camp July 1-6 at Warren Willis United Methodist Camp. (You can go any week of the summer that you like, but we will be driving a van full of campers July 1-6). Middle & high schoolers can register here. If you have any questions please contact Rebekah

Adult Ministries
Lenten study: Deeper Walk Through Lent  Do you hunger to go deeper in your faith?  Join us for a 4 week study as we discover Christian Meditation through Centering Prayer and Fasting.  The first 2 weeks we will focus on the methodology of Centering Prayer and the remaining 2 weeks we will talk about ways to remove distractions that limit us from going deeper in our relationship with God. (Sundays, March 24 - April 14, 11am - 12pm, E203, led by Jim Nilon and Franny Long, childcare available for kids age 1 - 5th grade). Register here.
 
Spiritual Growth Mission Study, Embracing Wholeness: An Earth Prospective for Covenantal Living
Everyone is welcome to come with open hearts and open minds to participate in this mission study. Our Trinity unit will combine with UMW members from First and Wesley UMC.  We will explore the ways God calls us to live in covenantal relationship with all of creation and work toward stronger and healthier relationships with creation, our community, ourselves, and God. Bring a small sample of dirt from your garden. Suggested food donation for Gainesville Community Ministry: oatmeal and grits, but any and all non-perishable foods are appreciated. (March 26, 8:45am -1pm, E232).
Caring & Support
The Healing Touch Cancer Support Group meets on March 21 at 5:30pm in the O. Dean Martin Prayer Room. Our guest speaker,  Betty Sampson, will help us explore our spiritual gifts! Everyone is welcome. If we can help you, call Marcey at 331-2960 or Margie at 386-462-9592.
 
Trinity invites anyone who has lost a loved one to GriefShare, the grief support group for people experiencing grief and loss. GriefShare is a 10 week video seminar series that features some of the nation's foremost Christian experts on grief and recovery topics and provides a warm, caring environment with others who are also experiencing loss. The video seminars are combined with support group discussion of the materials presented during the video. They meet on Wednesdays from 6:45 - 8:15pm in room 225. Call Lynn Cunningham at 352-372-1027 for more information.
Altar Flowers
This week's Altar Flowers are given in loving memory of Alan H. Goforth.
 
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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