Worship: Sundays @ 8:15, 9:40, 11:00 am | Wednesdays @ 6:35 pm
Holy Week Services
Maundy Thursday Service
This service begins at 7:00pm in the Worship Center on Thursday, March 29. This will be a service in the round and will include a celebration of the Last Supper as well as a Tenebrae Service (Scripture readings of the passion and crucifixion of Christ and the extinguishing of candles). Childcare is available. If you will be unable to join us, we will be live streaming this service on our website.
Good Friday Worship Service
We will be offering two Worship Services on Good Friday (March 30). Childcare will be available for both services.
  • Noon in the Chapel with sermon by Rev. Aaron Rousseau
  • 7pm "Portraits in Grace" Adult Choir musical presentation in the Worship Center. If you will be unable to join us, we will be live streaming this service on our website.
easterEaster Sunday Worship
  • 7:00 am, Sunrise Service in the Memorial Garden with sermon by Rev. Aaron Rousseau
  • 8:15 am, Informal Traditional Service in the Worship Center with music offered by the combined adult choirs and sermon by Rev. Steve Price
  • 9:40 am, Blended/Contemporary Service in the Worship Center with music by Sonlight Youth Choir & Band and sermon by Rev. Steve Price
  • 11:00 am, Traditional Service in the Worship Center with music offered by the combined adult choirs and sermon by Rev. Steve Price
Family Easter Celebration: Everyone is welcome!  For those worshiping at 9:40, children may attend Sunday School. Following 9:40 worship and Sunday School, families will enjoy refreshments, singing under the oaks and our family egg hunt. For those worshiping at 11:00, children will join their parents in worship for a Family Easter Service followed by an egg hunt at the chapel. There will be no Children's Sunday School at 11:00; childcare will be provided for Pre-K and younger.   Don't forget your Easter basket! 
There will be no UMYF or Confirmation on Easter Sunday. 
Feel free to bring flowers for the flowering cross.
If you will be unable to join us Easter Sunday, we will be live streaming both the 9:40 and 11:00 am services on our website. 
Easter Parking
We're looking forward to Easter and welcoming new friends and old ones too. In light of the anticipated crowd, the Children's Ministry Easter Celebrations, and the Blood Mobile, we'll have parking guides to direct cars where to park. We appreciate your willingness to follow their directions. If you have mobility issues, please simply let them know, and they will direct you to the spots nearest the building where you desire to enter. Please also use the west entrance (the one closest to 43rd Street) if you are arriving any time after 8:00am. We encourage those who are able bodied to follow directions and park around to the rear of the facilities. The gate connecting to Talbot will also be open and you are welcome to park there as well. Again, thank you in advance for helping us to be as welcoming as possible to our guests and those with limited mobility.
Invite a Friend
Easter is a wonderful opportunity to invite a friend, neighbor or co-worker to Trinity. Let them know where you will meet them prior to worship....or better yet, offer to pick them up and give them a ride. For someone who hasn't been to church before (or in a long time), walking up to church by yourself can be an intimidating idea. You might even invite them to have lunch with you afterwards. Thanks for helping Trinity go from "the steeple to the streets" and reach out to the community.            
Prayer in the Chapel
Catherine has invited everyone to join her for a time of prayer in the Chapel every Tuesday from now through Easter from 5 - 6pm.  It will be a time to sit together in silent prayer listening for God's direction and praying for our church. During that hour, you are welcome to come and go as you need to and to come any week you are able.
Trinity Hires Sonlight Director!
Keven Braswell will be joining the Trinity staff team as the new Sonlight Director!

Keven is a 2015 graduate of University of North Texas with a degree in Music Composition. While there, he was a percussionist in the UNT Green Brigade Marching Band, a 400-member group that is one of the most well-respected collegiate bands in the country. He has been teaching music lessons privately to students 4th - 12th grade for the last five years. During that time, he has also gained experience as a band member, worship leader, and substitute choir director in his home church, First UMC of Garland, Texas. He is skilled in both classical and modern music. 

Keven's estimated start date is May 21. We are excited for his arrival!
Steeple to the Streets Follow-up
From March 27 - March 24, we asked you to pray, observe, and engage in our Gainesville community. Now - we're asking you to tell us about it! If you participated in Steeple to the Streets, will you please tell us?
Wednesday Night Dinners 
Due to Holy Week, there will not be a Wednesday Night Dinner this week.
Mission Box
This week our Mission Box is for ZOE. ZOE's vision is to see a world where all orphans and vulnerable children become secure, healthy, connected, and able to care for themselves and their siblings. They are motivated by the Biblical call for Christians to help one another. ZOE reaches out in love to all vulnerable children and those wishing to partner with them, regardless of their beliefs, so they may experience the love of God with physical, social, psychological, and spiritual healing. Trinity has partnered with a group that named themselves the Abadahigwa Group, which translates to "Supreme Group," and they are located in the Rwoga region of Rwanda.   (text-to-give keyword: zoe)  
Rev. Dr. Gary Mason at Trinity
We are so pleased to announce that on April 8, Rev. Dr. Gary Mason will be preaching at all three Sunday services on the theme of being a critical friend in times of deep conflict. Gary has worked extensively over the past thirty years in conflict transformation, peace building and reconciliation, primarily within the Northern Irish Peace Process.
New Church Directory Opportunity
Good news! If you missed the opportunity to have your family portrait taken for the directory, Lifetouch Photography is coming back from April 10 - 14.  Every family will receive a complimentary portrait for their participation and have the opportunity to purchase other photo packages as desired.  Click here to select your preferred date and time slot.  If you need assistance in selecting an appointment time or you would like to serve as a volunteer host during photography times, please contact  Jordyn (376-6615). 
Join us on April 4 for a meal packaging event with Called to Action to send meals to Honduras. A pizza dinner will be provided in the Worship Center and served at 5:30pm, the packaging will begin at 6:15pm. This is a great event for the whole family, we can find jobs for everyone!

The Missions Spring Yard Sale will be April 21 from 8am - 12pm in the Worship Center parking lot. For sellers: $25 for 2 tables, no reservations needed. For buyers: come find some new treasurers! All proceeds benefit Trinity Missions.

Want to keep up with what's happening at Faith Mission?  We're starting an e-newsletter and the first one will be in early April!  Events, ways to get involved, workshops, and priorities - so please sign up here to get on the list!
Children's Ministry
We can't wait to see you for our Family Easter Celebration! Detailed information is listed above in the Easter Sunday announcement.

Join us as we "Spring" into our next Parent's Night Out on April 6 from 5:30-8:30pm. Our themed evening will be a fabulous night of dinner, spring crafts and activities for all ages, 12 months and walking through 5th grade!  $12/child, $30/family cap. Register here by April 4.

Summer Information: Registration is now open for Summertime Fun, Fusion, and Crosstrainers summer camps. VBS (June 4 - 8) registration will open April 1 and Dance Camp (July 23 - 27) registration will open April 2. More information and registration links are available here.
Adult Ministries
If you haven't connected to a small group or Bible study class, will you please take a minute to complete this 2 question survey?
The Case For Christ: A journalist's personal investigation of the evidence of Jesus, by Lee Strobel (a 6 week study) begins on Wednesday, April 4, 6:30 - 8:00pm, room E203, led by Tom & Marsha Wallace.  Class materials are $20 and available at the Trinity Bookstore or on the first day of class.  Register now 
Mission Study: Living As A Covenant Community, Wednesdays, April 4 - 25, 6:30 - 7:30pm, Room E232. Contact Mary Byrd. This study examines major covenants throughout the Bible and what they reveal about God's character and eternal love for us. It will enhance your understanding of how God works with us, in us, and through us. The study is sponsored by The United Methodist Women. All are welcome.  
Friends with Disabilities is a new small group where friends with disabilities have the opportunity to grow in faith together and experience God's love and grace.  Come join us on Wednesdays, beginning April 4, from 6:30 - 7:30pm in the O. Dean Martin Prayer Room (E120), led by Roger Schofield. We will begin studying Mark 2:1 - 12, Jesus Forgives and Heals a Paralyzed Man. For more information contact Kim Lewerenz (352-416-3074).
Youth Ministry
Youth Group: No UMYF this Sunday, because we're celebrating Easter!

Summer Mission Trips Deposits: Deposits for both trips are due March 31. Scholarships and payment arrangements can be made if needed. Sonlight Tour/Mission Trip- $100; Appalachia Service Project (ASP)- $50.

Easter Sunrise Service: Join us for the Youth led Easter Sunrise Service in the Memorial Garden Easter Day at  7am.  If you're a youth that wants to help, let us know and we'll get you plugged in!
Caring & Support
The Widows and Widowers Support Group will meet March 6 at 5:30pm at Northwest Grille.

Christian Love and Sympathy is Extended
to Eric, Jenna, and Megan Studley on the passing of their father, Thomas Mark Studley, on March 18;
to Ginnie Quackenbush on the passing of her husband, Rev. Richard Quackenbush, on March 18;
and to the family of Steven Dale Lundgren: his parents; Dale and Helen Lundgren, and sister, Linda Hauzer, on his passing on March 19.
This Sunday's altar flowers are given to the glory of God. 

If you would like to provide the altar flowers, please contact Bree
(416-3017). 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 announced in the Tuesday Word, please email Kelly
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