Worship: Sundays @ 8:15, 9:40, 11:00 am | Wednesdays @ 6:35 pm
Welcome Rebekah!
This week marks the beginning of a new season in Trinity's Youth Ministry! We are so glad to "Welcome Home" our new Director of Youth Ministry, Rebekah Saveland, her husband, Alex, and their 6 month old daughter, Elena. We hope you will join us in celebrating Rebekah's first Sunday with us this weekend, May 6. First, there will be a reception near the Welcome Center between services. Please stop by to introduce yourself and welcome the Saveland family to Trinity.

Later that evening, all Trinity Youth and their parents are invited to UMYF at 5:30pm to be a part of this exciting new beginning. Additionally, parents, for the first three weeks Rebekah is here (May 6, 13, and 20), there will be a special parenting class offered simultaneously with youth group, facilitated by Dr. Randy Sherwood. Randy's own daughter, Lily, was a member of this year's confirmation class. As a licensed psychologist, he has an extensive background in working with youth and their parents. Through this class, you will gain valuable tools and insights into parenting adolescents while also getting to know parents of other teens and pre-teens. We look forward to seeing you there!

To help us plan for food, you can let us know you're coming to UMYF or the parenting class by emailing Youth Ministry Intern   Audrey Metcalf . We ask that each person eating bring $3 to help defray the cost of the meal. 
This Sunday is Children's Sunday, the message at the 8:15 and 11am services is "Childlike Faith," by Rev. Lenora Rousseau. The 9:40 service will be presented by Children's Ministry and the message will be "Growing Deeper in God's Love." 
Wednesday Night Dinners 
Join us for food, fun & fellowship! May 2 is a variety dinner with a Cat in the Hat theme to support Trinity's team in the Family Promise Bed Race! Dairy and gluten free options are available. The kitchen will be open from 5 - 6:30pm. Adult meals are $7, children 6 and up are $3, 0-5 eat free with a $25 family cap.

On May 9, please join us as we turn Wednesday Night Dinner into "Worship on the Lawn," with dinner beginning at 5:30 and the 6:35 Contemporary Service beginning at 6:15. Dinner prices will be the same and the menu is oven fried chicken, biscuits, mac & cheese bites, green bean salad, biscuits, and dessert. All proceeds will benefit refugees in Thessanolica and around the world through UMCOR. 
Mission Box
This week's mission box opportunity is for Vacation Bible School (VBS), "Rolling River Rampage." Approximately 125 youth and adults share the love of Jesus with over 300 children in VBS. In addition to providing an awesome VBS here at Trinity, we are excited to share that we are partnering with Bartley Temple! We will provide our participants (as well as Bartley's participants) with a backpack, t-shirt, music CD, cool crafts, exciting science experiments, and yummy snacks! Thank you so much for prayerfully considering making a donation towards VBS. (text 2 give keyword: vbs) 
Trinity UMC Foundation Presents Music Weekend
On the weekend of May 12-13, Trinity will host award-winning composer and pianist Joseph Martin and acclaimed choral conductor Dr. Milburn Price for a special Mother's Day weekend of music.

Mr. Martin and Dr. Price will lead a choral workshop on Saturday, May 12. Persons interested in participating can contact   Alice Wallis (352-416-3016), Trinity's Director of Music and Worship Arts.

On Saturday evening at 7pm, Mr. Martin will present a piano concert open to the community. If you would like to make a donation to support this event, go   here.

On Mother's Day, Sunday, May 13, the combined choirs of Trinity UMC will offer a service of choral music under the direction of our two guest conductors at both 8:15am and 11am.  At 9:40am we will have a special service of music and scripture for Mother's Day. For more information about Mr. Martin and Dr. Price, please visit our website.
Mother's Day Concert
The Gainesville Community Band will present a Mother's Day Concert benefiting Sonlight Youth Choir & Band's 2018 summer tour on May 13 at 3pm in the Worship Center. Conducted by R. Gary Langford.
Adult Ministries
Let Us Break Bread Together is a quarterly breakfast on May 19 from 8:30am-10am.  Be a part of this opportunity to make new friends and grow community relationships around an enjoyable breakfast meal.  Call the church at 376-6615 to make your reservation.

Human Trafficking 101 will be held May 3 at 6:30pm in E232. The Alachua County Coalition Against Human Trafficking (ACCAHT) marks their 5-year anniversary this May. The Initiative took place at Trinity on May 21, 2013 with the continuing vision "A community partnering to end human trafficking". This class is an introduction to human trafficking and ACCAHT for new participants or those who want to learn more. We welcome Trinity members who responded to Rev. Steve Price's challenge earlier this year to help bring justice and restoration by caring for the vulnerable and marginalized in our community. You can still join us by attending this session.

Spiritual Prayer Journaling at Faith Mission (Tuesdays, May 1 - 15, 11am-12:30pm, Faith Mission/3701 NE 15th St). Deepen your relationship with God by enhancing your communication with Him through new avenues. You don't have to be a writer or artist or even like journaling. Just be willing to spend 3 weeks on an adventure trying something different and rewarding. We will put our personal prayers and reflections on paper using guided writings and color our thoughts while listening to calming background music. Bibles, paper and pens will be provided, or you can bring your own. For more information or to register, contact Susan Jones.
Come and cheer for our Cat in the Hat Racer on May 5 at 9:30am.  It is the 4th annual Family Promise Bed Race right here at Trinity in front of the Worship Center.  Your donations to support our team all go to Family Promise of Gainesville and help children and their families who are homeless get the services they need and get back into a home and a secure life.  It is Family Promise's main fundraiser for the year.  You can donate online   here , or make your checks to Family Promise of Gainesville with Trinity UMC Team on the memo line.  You may turn in your checks to the desk in the Education Building or to the volunteers with our racer on April 29. If you have questions, call Rosemary or Francis Davis, 373-5227.    
We are Hiring
We are looking for an evening (Monday - Thursday, 4:30-8:30pm) receptionist/administrative assistant with the gifts of hospitality and administration and a heart for Jesus Christ. This is a 16 hour/week, part-time position. An effective candidate will be a motivated self-starter with a strong work ethic. This person serves as Trinity's first point of welcome and security in the evenings, while at the same time handling multiple administrative tasks. He or she will be able to be productive with minimal supervision. This person will possess excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and will have experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office and confidence in learning new systems and software. Cover letter and resume should be e-mailed. No phone calls please. Download the position description here.
Calling All Artists
Trinity Talents Art Show needs your creations. Applications are available at the reception desk or fill one out when you bring in your art pieces on May 15 from 9:30am - 12pm.  Any questions contact Sue Tennant (352-378-5406). An opening reception will be held on May 20 at 12pm.  Don't miss your chance to hang at Trinity!
Spanish Teacher Needed
Nosotros no hablamos espanol..... We are looking for a volunteer Spanish teacher for next school year (August 2018 - May 2019) to teach our 3 and 4 year old afternoon classes. We are looking for someone who is available one day a week from 1:30 - 2:30pm.   The classes would rotate on a 20 minute session schedule. If you are interested please call the preschool office at 352-416-3025. Gracias!
Children's Ministry
Children's Sunday is May 6 at 9:40am. This is a service led by children FOR children of all ages.  We need all of our children's beautiful voices! Parents, please plan to be in town on May 6 for this special service.

Registration for T-Ball/Coach Pitch is now open for children 3-8 years old and will close on May 25. The season begins on June 19, games and practices will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 or 6:30pm and will last for 1 hour. Register here.

Vacation Bible School (June 4-8) 
  • WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! Volunteers can still register for VBS. By signing up to help, you can also register your children at the same time.
  • Check out our VBS donation bulletin board in front of the Children's Ministries office, rm108.
Summer Camp: Summer Camp registrations (Dance Camp, Summertime Fun, Fusion & Crosstrainers) are still open and spots are going fast. Please sign up now if you want to take part in our awesome summer opportunities!

Prayer in the Chapel
Catherine has invited everyone to join her for a time of prayer in the Chapel every Tuesday through May 15 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.
Christian Love and Sympathy is Extended
to Rick McGinnis and his wife, Cheryl, and Christen and Beau Crevasse, on the passing of his mother, and their grandmother, Peggy McGinnis.

We invite you to celebrate with and pray for
Jake and Lindsey Fenn and big sister, Olivia, on the birth of Ava Ray on April 30.  Ava was born weighing 8 lbs. 1 oz. and is 20 inches long.

This week's altar flowers are in honor of Annabelle Glagola's 100th birthday on May 3.
Also, in recognition of Rev. Catherine's birthday, we love you!

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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