Worship: Sundays @ 8:15, 9:40, 11:00 am | Wednesdays @ 6:35 pm
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 for the next four weeks as we prepare for the exciting future of Trinity by looking at who we are at our core and how that will guide us.  And don't miss this Sunday as many of our children join us for World Communion Sunday after deeper learning about the meaning of the Sacrament of Communion and how it strengthens us to be the body of Christ in the world.  

This week's sermon is "Bound by Love" 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 "Pass the Salt, Please!" by Rev. Lenora Rousseau.
Mission Box
This weeks Mission Box is for Encuentro Ministries. Encuentro Ministries is a Christian-based non-profit organized in July 2005 to provide pastoral care, skills development/training, and resources for those (pastors, clergy spouses, para-church ministry leaders, Christian business leaders, lay leaders, and other local church leaders) in ministry with Hispanics. Care for ministry leaders is designed to offer support and rest. Skills development/training in areas of current ministry topics will challenge ministry leaders to become more effective in their current context. Resources produced by staff, as well as networking leaders to existing resources, will complement an effective leader's ministry. (text 2 give keyword: encuentro)  
Wednesday Night Dinners
Join us for food, fun & fellowship! This week's menu is breakfast for dinner, 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.
mealMissions
On October 7, join us as we partner with Gator Wesley for a meal packaging event. The packaging will be from 4 - 6pm, followed by dinner and worship at 7. Gator Wesley is located at 1380 W. University Ave and parking is available in the garage behind their building. This is a great event for all ages, so please come and bring a friend!
Church Directories
The directories are almost here! If you had your photograph taken by Lifetouch, then you will receive one free of charge. If you did not have your photo taken, you may purchase one for $10. You may order and pay online with credit/debit card here . To pay by cash or check please contact Jordyn at the reception desk (352-376-6615). We expect to have them by the end of October, we will let you know when they will be available for pick-up. Orders are due by October 8.  
Fall Harvest
We are gearing up for the 2018 Fall Harvest! This years' event will include Trunk & Treat, Food Trucks, Games, Face Painting, Obstacle Course, and Hayrides.  
 
However, to make it happen - WE NEED YOU!! This year's event will be October 28 from 3:30 - 6:30pm. As you know, is is our largest community-wide event and it is not possible without your help. Please help Trinity show extravagant 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 boxed stuffing. 

Pastor and Staff Appreciation Month
Pastor Appreciation Day began with the establishment of Clergy Appreciation Month. In 1st Timothy, Paul began the concept of clergy appreciation when he stated that the elders of the church are worthy of a double honor. He reiterated this idea in 1st Thessalonians when he stated that that those who work hard among you should be held in the highest regard for their work. This idea became Clergy Appreciation Month in 1992, established by pastors and religious workers. Eventually, Pastor Appreciation Day (2nd Sunday in October) would form out of this month. In 1994, Focus on the Family's Pastoral Ministries Department joined with other ministries to co-sponsor Pastor and Staff Appreciation Month and made this observance one of their major emphases.

Those who shepherd and serve us need our love, encouragement and support. Pastor and Staff Appreciation Month gives us a special opportunity to honor our pastors, church staff, and their families with personal expressions of appreciation and gratitude for their hard work, sacrificial dedication and provision of multiple blessings.

"Love each other with genuine affection and take delight in honoring each other." Romans 12:10.

"It was He who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ." Ephesians 4:11-13.

Please express your love, gratitude and appreciation to all of the Trinity staff for their spiritual leadership, teaching, vision, service, and many ministries they lead with their God-given gifts to build our Christian community into maturity and the fullness of Christ. If you would like to write a note of appreciation to a staff person, please bring it with you to worship on October 14 and place it in the basket in the narthex.

Click here to view the Trinity staff.
Trinity | Youth
Sunday Nights @ UMYF this semester (all 6th - 12th graders are invited):
  • October 7, 4-8:30pm | Meal Packaging Event at Gator Wesley. Drop off & pick up from Gator Wesley. Click here for more info.
Youth Wednesday Night Small Groups this Fall (all 6th - 12th graders are invited):
  • Now through October 10, 6:30-7:30pm in the Youth Building | F4: Females, Faith, Fun, & Fellowship. This girl's group will be like girl's night every week! We'll hang out, have fun, & talk about faith.
  • Now through October 10, 6:30-7:30pm in the Youth Building | G3: Guys, Games, & God. This guy's small group will meet to have some fun together & talk about faith.
  • October 17 - November 14: Arts & Mission Small Group. We will get together to work on some mission projects and do some arts & crafts.
Children's Ministry 
ATTENTION all parents of children in grades 2nd - 5th who attend 9:40 Sunday School: classes will not be meeting as we are joining our parents and volunteers in worship for World Communion Sunday THIS Sunday, October 7.  
 
Our next Parent's Night Out is on October 12 from 5:30-8:30pm! Join us for a pizza dinner, crafts and fall themed activities. This is for children ages 1 and walking through 5th grade. Cost is $12 per child with a $30 cap per family.  Register and pay on-line by October 10. Contact Virginia if you have questions.  
 
Upward Basketball/Cheerleading registration is open now! Practice starts the week of November 26 and the first games will be December 14. Evaluations will be held at Westside Baptist Church and the dates are as follows. Register here
  • October 5, 5:30-7:30pm (1st, 4th, and 5th grade ONLY)
  • October 7, 2-4pm (2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade ONLY)
  • October 12, 5:30-7:30pm (K5 - 8th grade)
  • October 13, 9-11am (K5 - 8th grade)
  • October 21, 2-4pm (K5 - 8th grade)
Caring & Support
Come "Journey Into Healing" with us October 4 with a DVD series on healing prayer. We will meet in room 211 from 7-9pm to learn why healing prayers are important and how to pray them effectively, for ourselves and others. This study is sponsored by The Order of St. Luke (OSL), all are welcome, you only need a heart for prayer.
Adult Ministries
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 two more POV sessions, please register online.
  • Session II (3, 2-hour blocks): Sundays, October 7, 14 & 21, from 5:30-7:30pm
  • Session III (3, 2-hour blocks): Wednesdays, October 24, 31 & November 7, from 6:30 - 8:30pm
Christian love and sympathy is extended
to Marge Baker and family on the passing of her husband, Robert Johnson (John) Baker Jr. on September 24.
Altar Flowers
This week's altar flowers are given in loving memory of Malcolm King by Susan King, Chad and Kelsi King, and Wesley King.
 
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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