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.   

This week's sermon is "Christ Minded," by Rev. Steve 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 "Warning: Fragile - Handle with Care," by Rev. Lenora Rousseau.
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)  
Wednesday Night Dinners
Join us for food, fun & fellowship! This week's menu is fish tacos, cilantro rice, kale cole slaw, 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.  
 
However, to make it happen - WE NEED YOU!! This year's event will be October 28 from 3:30 - 6:30pm. As you know, it 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 brownie mix. 

Caring & Support
We plan to continue our "Journey Into Healing" DVD class on October 11 at 7pm in E211. What is healing prayer? How do you do it? If these questions interest you, come explore the answers with us. This class is sponsored by Trinity's Order of St. Luke chapter, and
all are welcome to attend. The class will be held weather permitting.

The next monthly Healing Service will be October 14 at 11am in the Chapel. We will pray, worship, and share the Lord's Supper together. Rev. Lenora will be leading the service with Lynn Newman joining her and speaking on the importance of advanced health care planning.

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.
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 sessions, please register online.
  • Session III (3, 2-hour blocks): Wednesdays, October 24, 31 & November 7, from 6:30 - 8:30pm
Children's Ministry 
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 12, 5:30-7:30pm (K5 - 8th grade)
  • October 13, 9-11am (K5 - 8th grade)
  • October 21, 2-4pm (K5 - 8th grade)
Trinity | Youth
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.
Families are Forever
Please share your family with your church family.  The new art show goes up October 15 and we need your photos, paintings, fabric art, sculpture, whatever invokes family memories to you. Applications are available at the reception desk or just bring your items to the 2nd floor of the Education Building between 9:30 and noon on October 15. An opening reception will be held at noon on October 21. For more information, contact Sue Tennant ( 352-378-5406).
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.
Christian love and sympathy is extended
to Lisa Sirois, Donald Furlong, Raymond Furlong, Richard Furlong, and families on the passing of their father,  Donald Arthur Furlong on October 8.
Altar Flowers
This week's altar flowers on either side of the altar are given:
1. In memory of Priscilla Pridgen, mama, and her 90th birthday! We love you and miss you so much. Love, the Ballard and Pridgen Families
2. In loving memory of Priscilla Pridgen on what would have been her 90th birthday on October 19

The Flowers on the altar are given in loving memory of James and Vivian Nolan on the anniversary of their birthdays. Love, Kathy, Carter, and Karley Post.
 
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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