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 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 "Spirit Led," by Rev. Catherine Fluck Price. Due to technical difficulties, we were unable to live stream this past week's message, "Big Hearted." If you missed it, you may find the archive of that service here.
Servant of All
This 6:35 Wednesday Night Contemporary Service message series will run from September 19 - October 24.  
 
This Wednesday, join us in the Worship Center at 6:35pm for Breaking the Cycle with Hope. Meghan Williams and Andrew Mankin recently 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 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 will support the Alachua County Thanksgiving Basket program. This will be Trinity's 12th year coordinating the donations and distribution of 1,500 Thanksgiving meals, however, this program only works when the whole community participates. How can you help? You could do a food drive at your office or with your scouting or Rotary group; you could donate food, cash donations or $10 grocery gift cards; or you could volunteer! We need help with sorting, packing or distribution. Learn more here! (text 2 give keyword: baskets) 
Wednesday Night Dinners
Join us for food, fun & fellowship! This week's menu is sliders, wedge potatoes, peas, carrots, 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
It's time!! The Fall Harvest is October 28 from 3:30 - 6:30pm. This year's event will include Trunk & Treat, Food Trucks, Games, Face Painting, Obstacle Course, and Hayrides.  Please bring a can of green beans, corn, or $1 per child for the Alachua County Thanksgiving Basket program.   
 
We are still in need of candy, if you can - please drop off any candy donations to the reception desk. Thank you! 
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 canned corn and green beans. 

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).  
Trinity | Youth
UMYF plans
October 28: The youth have the opportunity to serve with our church family at the Fall Harvest by designing and working the family photo booth as well as the Obstacle Course Inflatable. There is a job for every youth wanting to help!   All youth who are able to serve at this year's Fall Harvest let us know how you'd like to serve by following this link.

November 4: We are going to celebrate our local university with the rest of our city with a good ol' fashion Homecoming Cookout & Field day at UMYF! All youth are invited to wear their UF team colors and join us for a relaxed, fun time together as a youth group.

Arts & Mission Small Group: October 24, November 7, 14: | All youth are invited to work on mission projects and do some arts & crafts in the youth building.

Passion Conference! January 2 - 4 | Trinity will be taking high school seniors to this year's Passion Conference in Atlanta. Passion is a gathering of 18-25 year olds (and high school seniors) with the purpose of lifting up the name of Jesus. This will be a fun retreat full of great fellowship, sermons, & music. If you are interested, sign up HERE!
Family Promise
Trinity will again welcome our Family Promise guests the week of November 4-11. If this is something you routinely do, then thank you!  If you have never done this before, take a look at the SignUp Genius to see where you can plug in. There's something for everyone, including families with small children. If you have questions, please contact Beth Haines (352-373-9469).
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!  
 
Upward Basketball/Cheerleading registration is still open. Practice starts the week of November 26 and the first games will be December 14. Register here. 
Adult Ministries
The Order of St. Luke is sponsoring a new DVD study, "The Battle Belongs to The Lord" by Rev. Josh Acton. Most people are oblivious to the war raging around them. We are engaged in a spiritual battle, whether we believe it or not, whether we want to be in it or not! There are no conscientious objectors. So, we should learn how to engage in this warfare effectively. This series enlightens us as to the enemy's tactics. Come and join us learn how to engage in strategic spiritual warfare! Thursdays, beginning October 25 in E211 at 7pm. For further information contact Linda Buth (337-302-4433).
 
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
For those who are interested in becoming a Stephen Minister, the training will be held this year at First Baptist Church of Alachua, beginning on October 29 from 7 - 9pm.  Stephen Ministry leaders are working with members of that church to start their new Stephen Ministry program and will combine the training for the two churches.  For more information call Lynn Cunningham at 352-372-1027.
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.
Altar Flowers
This week's altar flowers are  in loving memory of Malcolm King, from his 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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