Worship: Sundays @ 8:15, 9:30, 11:00 am | Wednesdays @ 6:35 pm
Sunday Worship
This weekend's message will be the third and final installment of our series on The Jesus Challenge. The message will be, "Loving Your Enemies" by Rev. Catherine Fluck Price.

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
In many ways, Simon Peter is a hero of the New Testament, the rock on which Jesus built the church. But he also got it wrong. A lot. And the gospel writers didn't shy away from presenting his story as one that not only had triumphs but also fear and confusion, falterings and flaws. Join us Wednesday nights at 6:35 in the Chapel as we explore his story and consider how it can inform our own.

This week's message is "Holy Boldness" by Rev. Ben Richards.
Wednesday Night Dinners
Join us for food, fun, and fellowship. The menu for September 18 is  Cheese Lasagna,  Broccoli and Sun-Dried Tomatoes,  Spaghetti Squash with Pesto,  Garlic Bread, 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 is for Gainesville Community Ministry (GCM). For over 40 years, GCM has provided emergency help and hope to families and individuals who are in crisis and lack the basic necessities of life. They provide practical assistance to the elderly, the disabled, and recipients of public assistance as well as the "working poor" who are vulnerable to economic crises and have fallen between the cracks of other programs. GCM works hard to give a hand-up, not a hand-out. (Text giving: text amount and "gcm" to 352-204-0163). 
Online Giving with Pushpay
Whether you already give online or would like to start, we have been transitioning to a new and easy-to-use online giving platform called Pushpay! If you would like to try it, go to our Giving  link and follow the prompts. For more information, contact Bradley Collins.

Staff News
Amy Tackett will be leaving the staff team in October in order to enjoy a new season of life, traveling with her husband, Kenny. Amy has been a tremendous blessing as the Assistant to the Pastors. We will miss her graciousness and her dedication!

Kim Lewerenz will be leaving the Trinity staff team soon in order to pursue a great career opportunity at the University of Florida. She has accepted a position in Human Resources with the School of Pharmacy. Kim will begin working at UF next week but will continue to work part-time here through October 20 in order to help with transition. Kim has served on staff for a number of years in several different capacities. Most recently, she has done a remarkable job as the Director of Adult Ministries. We will miss her many gifts and her wonderful disposition!

Jim Cook has agreed to come on board as an interim staff member while Trinity seeks a full-time replacement for the Director of Adult Ministries position. Jim has credentials as a spiritual director and has previously served on staff with Trinity in ministries of prayer and spiritual formation. He is also the incoming Discipleship Team leader. We are grateful to Jim for his willingness to serve!
Missions
Please keep the Mission team in Port St. Joe in your prayers this week as they work to help residents with the ongoing effects from Hurricane Michael.
Fall Harvest
Fall Harvest is around the corner! Mark your calendar for a fun afternoon on October 27 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 and Family Ministries Office (Room 108).
Faith Mission
We have great volunteer-servant opportunities through  Faith Mission ! A priority need this fall continues to be with the  Kids Count  After-School Program, where you will be a part of Winning Reading Boost, a wonderful literacy program, with openings several afternoons each week and particularly Thursdays. For more information, contact Keri Neel (352-244-9723 ).
Adult Ministries
Prayer Journaling:  Deepen your relationship with God by enhancing your communication with Him through new avenues. You don't have to be a writer or artist or even like journaling. We will put our personal prayers and reflections on paper using guided writings and color our thoughts while listening to calming background music.

Bring your Bible, a journal or paper, and your favorite pen.     
  • Leader: Susan Jones
  • Time: September 25 - October 16, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Room 203
Register here . 

The United Methodist Women's (UMW's) Fall Kick-Off will be held on Sunday, September 22 at 3:00 pm in the Trinity Atrium. Our guest speaker will be Alison Ungaro, the Executive Director of Created Gainesville, whose mission is to reach and restore women caught in sex trafficking and sexual exploitation.  Our new Associate Pastor, Ben Richards, will be with us, and UMW members who have died in the last year will be remembered. Help UMW celebrate 150 years in Mission! All are welcome. If you have questions, call Rosemary Davis at (352) 373-5227.

A Disciple's Path:
  • Sundays, September 29 - November 10, 11:00 - 12:00 pm, Room 222
  • Leaders: Roger & Beth Haines
A Disciple's Path is a class for someone wishing to become a member of Trinity or a refresher course for seasoned church members desiring to take the next step in discipleship. It is a unique and engaging approach to the study of discipleship within the context of the Wesleyan/United Methodist heritage and tradition.  All are welcome to participate. If you are already a Trinity Member who would like to participate in this study, class materials will be $20. You will receive your class materials on the first day of class. Register  here .
Caring and Support
Healing Touch: The Healing Touch Cancer Support Group welcomes cancer survivor Herrick Smith as he speaks on "Finding Balance". We meet Thursday, September 19 at 5:30 pm in Room 204.  If we can help, call Marcey (352-331-2960) or Margie (386-462-9592).
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.

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 .

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 His 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.

Cross Trainers Counselors: We are looking for people who want a meaningful afternoon part-time job, like the outdoors, and enjoy working with children. If that's you, we would love to meet you. For more details, call Ben Haines (352-416-3072).

Custodians: We are looking for driven and motivated individuals to serve on our day or evening custodial team. These are part-time positions (20 hours/week) responsible for providing a welcoming and hospitable environment. Applicants should submit their   application and the reason for their interest to  Justin Connell.

At Trinity, equal talent will always get equal opportunity.

Altar Flowers
The flower arrangements this week are given to the glory of God.

If you would like to provide the altar flowers, please contact Alice (352-416-3016). If you need to make arrangements for assistance or special accommodations during Sunday services, please contact Amy (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
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