Worship: Sundays @ 8:15, 9:30, 11:00 am | Wednesdays @ 6:35 pm
Sunday Worship
This weekend, Rev. Ben Richards will be continuing our series, First: Putting God First in Living and Giving with a message called, "Freedom for More" at our 8:15, 9:30, and 11:00 am Worship Services.

You are invited to attend the special Healing Prayer Service this Sunday, October 13 at 11:00 am in the Chapel. The service focuses on praying for people's needs. All are welcome to join in for praise and worship, prayer, a short teaching on the power of thanksgiving, and the celebration of Holy Communion. 

If you attend the 9:30 Modern Service on Sunday Mornings, head over to Spotify to take a listen to the songs that the worship team will be helping to lead during the service!
Wednesday Worship
At this week's Wednesday 6:35 pm Acoustic Service, Rev. Ben Richards will be sharing a message called "Black and White" on Revelation 20:1-13.
Wednesday Night Dinners
Join us for food, fun, and fellowship! 
The menu for October 9 is  Beef Tacos,  Mexican Red Rice,  Pinto Beans,  Chili Cilantro Squash,  Soup, Salad, and Dessert Dairy and gluten free options are available. The kitchen is open from 5:00 - 6:30 pm. Adult meals are $7, children 6 and up are $3, and 0-5 eat free, with a $25 family cap.
 
It takes a lot of hands to make this weekly fellowship successful. If you are able to assist the kitchen in any way, contact  Chris Riggs.
Mission Box
This week's mission box supports Trinity's Faith Mission (3701 NE 15th Street). While much of what we do is in our neighborhood, an essential part of our ministry is offering mission-focused studies for Trinity. We do this because, together, we explore how others engage in transformational mission (with studies like Toxic Charity and When Helping Hurts), we deepen our understanding of one another and our community (with activities like the Cost of Poverty Experience), and we grow as followers of Jesus Christ (with workshops like Dignity Serves). The result is that we learn to serve in the way of the Gospel towards healing, reconciliation, and empowerment here in Gainesville and around the world!

(Text TrinityGNV to 779-77 for a link to give to the Mission Box.)
Fall Harvest
Fall Harvest is around the corner! Mark your calendar for a fun afternoon on October 27, 2019 from 3:30 - 6:30 pm. Sign-up is open for trunks and volunteers. Candy donations can be brought to the front Reception Desk or placed in the bin outside the Children & Family Ministries Office, Room 108 (Education Building).
Life Groups
Are you looking to share life and grow in faith together? Let us help connect you with a Trinity Life Group! A Life Group is a place to grow lasting friendships, encourage one another, and deepen your faith. If you are interested in joining or leading a Life Group, please take the  survey . If you are already part of a group that functions as a Life Group, please fill out the  inventory . Contact  Mary Jo Banken  (573-228-0885) if you have any questions.
Estate Planning Seminar
The Trinity Foundation will be holding an Estate Planning Seminar on Thursday, October 24 at 7:00 pm in Room 232 (Education Building). The class will be covering the latest income and estate tax laws. The class is free, and materials will be provided. Please call the Front Desk at (352) 376-6615 to register.
Family Promise (Help Needed)
Family Promise will be our guests again from October 13-20. Family Promise is an organization that keeps homeless children and their families together while they work on getting their lives on track and finding permanent housing. Trinity, along with a number of other congregations, houses these families four times a year in our church for a week. If you'd like to support this effort, you can help by setting up the rooms, spending a night, having dinner with the families, providing food, and taking laundry home at the end of the week! It takes a village, and we appreciate any help you can lend. You can sign up to help here.
ZOE Giving Update
Did you know that our faith community supports ZOE Empowers, an organization that helps vulnerable children to move beyond charity? If you'd like to know more, pick up one of the ZOE Empowers 2018 Impact Reports at the Front Desk of the Education Building, or check it out online  here !
Caring & Support
The Healing Touch Cancer Support Group will meet Thursday, October 17 at 5:30 pm in Room 204 (Education Building).  Counselor and cancer survivor Debra Pelosi will share her personal story entitled, "A Cancer Journey and Beyond."  For more information, call Marcey (352-331-2960) or Margie (386-462-9592).
Children & Family
Upward Basketball: Registration is open now for boys and girls in Kindergarten through 8th Grade!  Practice starts the week of November 11, and the first games will be  December 6. Evaluations will be held at Westside Baptist Church, and the dates are as follows:
  • Friday, October 11 between 6:00 - 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, October 13 between 2:00 - 3:30 pm
  • Saturday, October 19 between 9:00 - 11:00 am
Parent's Night Out (PNO): PNO is on Friday, October 11  from 5:30 - 8:30 pm! Join us for a pizza dinner, crafts, and fall-themed activities. This is for children ages 12 months and walking through 5th Grade. Cost is $ 10 per child and includes activities. Pizza dinner is available for $4 each, or you may bring your own dinner.   Please register and pay online by Wednesday, October 9. Contact Angela Dennis  if you have any questions.
Missions
We are having a work day with Rebuilding Together North Central Florida (RTNCF) on Saturday, October 26 from 8:30 am - 1:30 pm. RTNCF is a home repair organization dedicated to addressing the substandard housing needs in North Central Florida. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old and have finished 8th grade to participate. No construction experience is necessary; the construction staff onsite will teach you everything you need to know! The home is located in Alachua (we will send the address to those who sign up) and the projects include: subfloor repair, installation of vinyl plank flooring, foliage removal/lawn cleanup, skirting repair, ramp/stairs repair, and construction and installation of window screens. Sign up now!

We are celebrating 20 years of the Spring Break Youth Medical Mission (SBYMM) trip! If you are a youth* or adult who would like to go on this special anniversary trip to Guatemala, there will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, October 16 at 7:00pm. The trip will be March 21-29, 2020 and $1,000 all inclusive.  (*Open to middle & high school students; middle schoolers require a parent to attend. Click here for more information.)

Family Promise is very low on couches, queen beds (with box springs), cookware, and dressers. If you have any of these items to donate (Family Promise will pick up), please contact Jayne Moraski as soon as possible. They are hoping to find these items by Wednesday!

We are looking for a sponsor for the tote bags we use to package the Thanksgiving Baskets. The bags we currently utilize don't hold the weight of the canned goods, and recyclable tote bags are great not only for their strength but also for these families to use in the future. If this is something you'd be interested in, please contact Kelly Ping (352-416-3048) as soon as possible!
Adult Ministries
Tuesday Morning Moms (9:30 - 11:30 am, Room E203) will begin a new study on October 15 called He Speaks to Me: Preparing to Hear from God. Participant books are $16 and will be available on the first day of class. Childcare is available.
We're Hiring!
Executive Assistant to the Pastors :
Trinity is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Executive Assistant to the Pastors. This position is a full-time, 40-hours-per-week position with benefits including health insurance. If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and completed Trinity employment application to Jennifer Thomas. (Job Description)

Director of Adult Ministries and Hospitality Trinity is seeking an innovative, energetic, and detail-oriented individual to help lead our Adult Ministries to the next level! This position is part of the leadership team at Trinity and will be responsible for re-imagining discipleship; coordinating adult faith-building classes; managing the Trinity bookstore; recruiting, training and encouraging servant volunteers; and coordinating hospitality activities and events. If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and completed Trinity employment application to  Jennifer Thomas . (Job Description)

Food Service Assistant: If you have a servant's heart for hospitality, have large-scale kitchen experience, are able to withstand heat and long hours on your feet, and are budget-minded and eager to join a team rooted in "feeding God's sheep," then we would love for you to apply for the Food Service Assistant position. Please send your application, cover letter, and resume to Franny Long.

At Trinity, equal talent will always get equal opportunity.

Altar Flowers
The Altar Flowers are given in loving memory of James and Vivian Nolan, with love from Kitty, Carter, and Karley Post. 

1  Corinthians 13:13 "Three things will last forever--faith, hope, and love--and the greatest of these is love." In honor of the love shown by Marv and Nancy McMillin throughout their lives as we celebrate their 65th Anniversary.

If you would like to provide the altar flowers, please contact Alice Wallis (352-416-3016). If you need to make arrangements for assistance or special accommodations during Sunday services, please contact Amy Tackett (352-416-3005) Monday - Thursday. If you would like to have your milestone birthday or the birth of a new child announced in the Tuesday Word, please email Bradley Collins
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