Worship: Sundays @ 8:15, 9:40, 11:00 am | Wednesdays @ 6:35 pm
Hurricane Michael Donations
We just found out there is a truck driver from Panama City headed home this afternoon and will take back whatever relief supplies we can send with him. If you would like to donate, we will need supplies no later than 2pm today (Tuesday, October 16). They are asking for: Sunscreen, Manual Can Openers, Empty Gas Cans, Non-Perishable Food, Batteries, Cloth tote bags (cloth grocery bags), and Tarps. You can drop donations off in the blue bins in the Education bldg. Thank you for your generosity!
It Starts with the Core
Just as strengthening the core of our body is vital to our overall fitness, core values are vital to who we are as a church.  They remind us of the essence of our identity - our principles, our beliefs, who we are, and how we behave.  They tell us and others who we are.  They tell us and others about what our priorities are....and are not.  Join us as we prepare for the exciting future of Trinity by looking at who we are at our core and how that will guide us.   

This week's sermon is "Big Hearted," by Rev. Catherine Fluck Price.
Servant of All
This 6:35 Wednesday Night Contemporary Service message series will run from September 19 - October 24. This Wednesday's sermon is by Rev. Lenora Rousseau.
 
Breaking the Cycle with Hope: Meghan Williams and Andrew Mankin traveled with a team of  about 30 people to a South Sudan refugee camp in northern Uganda. They brought 130,000 meals (28,000 packed by Trinity) with them, and worked along side South Sudan pastors to spread the love of God and message of hope and restoration through Jesus Christ to those in need. Join us in the worship center on October 24 at 6:35 for an evening of worship and sharing and to learn about what we can do to further support the refugee children in that area.
Mission Box
This week's Mission Box is for Family Promise of Gainesville (FPG), a nonprofit organization created to provide shelter and comprehensive support to homeless families with children. FPG mobilizes community resources and local congregations to provide compassionate care, shelter, meals and case management. (text 2 give keyword: family)   
 
We are also still accepting Mission Box donations for Hurricane Michael relief. (text 2 give keyword: michael) Both donation opportunities are available via the button below.  
Wednesday Night Dinners
Join us for food, fun & fellowship! This week's menu is pineapple BBQ pork, macaroni and cheese, green beans, texas toast, soup, salad, and dessert. 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.
Fall Harvest
We are gearing up for the 2018 Fall Harvest! This year's event will include Trunk & Treat, Food Trucks, Games, Face Painting, Obstacle Course, and Hayrides.  
 
This year's event will be October 28 from 3:30 - 6:30pm. As you know, it is our largest community-wide event and we can't wait to include you in our efforts to provide radical hospitality to our Gainesville neighbors by donating candy at the reception desk and signing up to volunteer !
Thanksgiving Baskets
Thanksgiving is coming upon us quickly, which means our annual Thanksgiving Basket outreach is just around the corner! Each Sunday between now and Thanksgiving we are asking you to bring in a different item to help us make Thanksgiving possible for 1,500 families. 

 

This Sunday's donation item is macaroni & cheese. 

Estate Planning Seminar
It is considered an act of faithful wisdom to prepare for the final stages of our life.  On November 5, the Trinity Foundation is sponsoring a program to assist you in making these decisions, as well as to learn about the current laws of Florida that can impact your estate plan.  The program will start at 7pm and is designed for people of all ages.  There will be materials available at no charge, RSVP to  Jordyn (376-6615).  
No Bull Bibles & Brew
On the 1st Monday of each month 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 Bar.

This is a new Fresh Expressions Outreach ministry aimed at helping us share our faith with those who do not have a church home yet. Current members are welcome too! 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. There is no minimum purchase required and a full menu is available. Those who attend will be responsible for paying their own bill. We strongly recommend using wisdom and moderation for any consumption of alcohol, and encourage all who order to tip generously as a sign of our appreciation for this unique opportunity to share and grow in our faith. If you have any questions, please contact Lenora at 352-416-3009.
Children's Ministry 
No school? No problem! Come join the fun at Trinity's Day Camp on November 19 and 20 from 8:30am-12:30pm. Kids 3 years old (by Sept. 1, 2018) through 5th grade are eligible to participate. Cost is $20 per child/day (includes snacks and supplies). Note: K-5th grades will primarily be outside. Pre-registration is required and space is limited!

Adult Ministries
Do you currently serve on the Sunday Hospitality Team as a Greeter, Usher, Coffee Host, Communion Server, Golf Cart Driver, Reception Host or Section Host? You are invited to the Sunday Hospitality Fellowship on November 4 from 3- 4pm in the Worship Center. If you are not currently serving on the Sunday Hospitality Team, but would like to learn more about this opportunity, you are also invited! There will be light refreshments provided.  Please RSVP ( here) by November 1. If you have trouble registering or completing the online spiritual gifts assessment, please don't hesitate to contact Kim Lewerenz (416-3074).

Point of View is an immersive experience that makes space for engaging difficult conversations through the lenses of empathy, context, and mission. It is a space where you can bring your thoughts, questions, emotions, and heart without the fear of being judged or coerced. We are offering one more POV session, please register online.
  • Session III (3, 2-hour blocks): Wednesdays, October 24, 31 & November 7, from 6:30 - 8:30pm
Caring & Support
Healing Touch Cancer Support Group meets on October 18 at 5:30pm in the O. Dean Martin Prayer room. This month, we will be discussing "How to Talk to Your Healthcare Provider." All cancer patients and survivors as well as family and friends are welcome! For information, call Marcey at 331-2960 or Margie at 386-462-9592.
 
The Healing Room will be open on October 18 from 6:30-9pm in room 207. You are invited to come and receive healing prayer for yourself or for others.  These prayer sessions are sponsored by The Order Of St. Luke (OSL), everyone is welcome. If you feel the Lord is prompting you to pray more deeply or frequently for others, then OSL may be for you. For further information on OSL, contact Linda Buth (337-302-4433).
Trinity | Youth
October 17 & 21, November 7 & 14 | Arts & Mission Small Group. All youth are invited to this small group where we will get together (in the youth bldg) to work on mission projects and arts & crafts. All 6th-12th-grade guys & girls are invited!

October 21, 5:30-7:30pm | Faith. Service. Mission.  In this UMYF lesson series, we will be learning about what it means to put our faith into action through service and mission. Each week after the lesson we will spend time in small groups sharing ideas & plans on how to live out our faith in service & mission. Bring $3 to help offset the cost of dinner. All 6th-12th graders are invited!

Passion Conference! January 2 - 4 | This year we will be taking a group of high school seniors to the Passion tour in Atlanta. This is a special retreat just for the high school seniors, where they will have the opportunity to enjoy music, worship, and a series of sermons and fellowship with thousands of other high school seniors & college students! If you are interested, sign up HERE!
Welcome Home
We would like to recognize and welcome our new members; Alex Ashodlan, Michael & Elizabeth Hartsell, Craig Salley, and Susan Van Metre.
Altar Flowers

The flowers on either side of the altar are given in loving memory of John Baker.

The flowers on the altar are given in loving recognition of Hal Bingham's 93rd birthday, from his loving family.

 
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 or birth of a new child announced in the Tuesday Word, please email Kelly
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