Worship: Sundays @ 8:15, 9:40, 11:00 am | Wednesdays @ 6:35 pm
Does the Bible Really Say That?
"God has a plan for your life." "God doesn't give you more than you can handle."  These are simple statements that may capture in part what the Bible has to say, but they also miss the point in some important ways.  That's why it's important to understand what the Bible really says.  Join us as we search for the truth of Scripture. 

This Sunday's sermon is "Once Saved, Always Saved," by Rev. Steve Price.
Wise Words
Wise Words - Lessons from Proverbs for our Everyday Lives is a 6:35 Wednesday night Contemporary Service message series from August 8 - September 5.

This week's sermon is "Everyday, Ordinary People of Valor," by Rev. Aaron Rousseau.
Mission Box
This week's Mission Box is House of Hope. The House of Hope of Gainesville has been successfully serving since 1996. It is a prison transitional ministry helping men and women mend lives from the consequences of crime. The program is Christ-centered and its participants live in a home, like a family. The belief is that love and support changes people from the inside out. 'For I was hungry and you gave me food; I was thirsty and you gave me drink; I was a stranger and you took me in; I was naked and you clothed me: I was sick and you visited me; I was in prison and you came to me.'  Matthew 25:35-40 (text 2 give keyword: hope)   
Wednesday Night Dinners
Join us for food, fun & fellowship! This week's menu is roast turkey marsala, wild rice, broccoli, dinner rolls, 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.
Aaron's Naval Commissioning & Send-off
Join us on September 12 in the Worship Center for a special 6:35 service. Together, we will celebrate Rev. Aaron Rousseau's five years of pastoral ministry here at Trinity and his commissioning into the United States Navy as a Chaplain. There will be a dessert reception following the service at the Welcome Center.  You are also welcome to join us for Wednesday Night Dinner before the ceremony.  

For those unable to attend in person, the service will be available for viewing live on  Trinity's Facebook page ,    website , and    YouTube channel .
Thanksgiving Baskets
Thanksgiving is coming upon us quickly, which means our annual Thanksgiving Basket outreach is just around the corner! Each Sunday between September 16 and Thanksgiving we are asking you to bring in a different item to help us make Thanksgiving possible for 1,500 families. 
  • Cranberry sauce (September 16)
  • Instant potatoes (September 23)
  • Gravy packets (September 30)
  • Stuffing (October 7)
  • Boxed brownie mix (October 14)
  • Mac & cheese (October 21)
  • Can of corn or green beans (October 28)
  • Jar of applesauce (November 4)
  • 10-12lb Turkey (November 11)
Adult Ministries
Thursday Morning Bible Study (10:30am, E211) will resume its study of the twelve apostles on September 6 with Rev. David Leonard. 
 
The ALERT Group (Adults Leisurely Enjoying Retirement Together) begins September 7 with Bible Study at 10:30am and lunch check-in at 11:15am. ALERT meets monthly, September through June.  To make a lunch reservation, please contact the receptionist (376.6615). Meals are $7.  
 
Tuesday Morning Moms (9:30 - 11:30am, rm 203) will begin a new study on the book of Esther beginning September 11.  Books are available at the bookstore or on the first day of class for $18.  Childcare is available.
 
The Singles Connecting through Spiritual Growth group is inviting all singles in the 30-40  age group to a social outing on September 17 at 7pm at Northwest Grille (5115 NW 39th Ave). Come meet other singles from Trinity for a little dinner and socializing!
 
Are you equipped to love your teenager effectively? In this new class, The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers, you will have the opportunity to discover how the principles of the five love languages can really work in the lives of your teens and family  (Sundays, September 16 - September 30, 5:30 - 6:30pm, E203, led by Dr. Jennifer Thomas, $10).  
 
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 three different POV sessions, please register online.
  • Session I (one day): Saturday, September 15 from 9am - 3:30pm. There is a break for lunch, we can provide a boxed lunch for you ($6) or you may bring your own. 
  • 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
Caring & Support
Our monthly Healing Prayer Service (sponsored by The Order of St. Luke) will take place September 9 at 11am in the Chapel. All are welcome to attend. June Masters will speak about the Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Program. This program works closely with the court system, and serves as an advocate, "a voice," for children in foster care. Come and hear about GAL from one of its strongest supporters. Rev. Lenora will lead this prayer and worship service. Group and individual prayers and the Lord's Supper will be offered. 
 
The Widows & Widowers Support Group will meet on September 4 at 5:30pm at Northwest Grill.
Faith Mission
We have great volunteer opportunities through   Faith Mission  this fall!  Here are 3 priority needs -
  • Do you have 30 minutes a week during lunch to be an "encourager" for a Rawlings Elementary student?  Email about the SMILE mentoring program here or call Ward at 352-416-3050.
  • How about one hour a week in the afternoon with the Kids Count after school program where you will be a part of a wonderful literacy program?  Email  Keri Neel or call 352-244-9723.
  • Could you supply a meal for the LOF youth group?  It would be much appreciated and you can sign up here!
Children's Ministry 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Can you serve at 9:40 or 11am for Sunday School once a month or more? We also need volunteers for our midweek program, CHEERS (K-5th grades) on Wednesdays from 4-5:30pm. Please contact Brian Wittstruck to learn more about these opportunities.

Our next Parent's Night Out is September 14 from 5:30-8:30pm. Kids will enjoy a pizza dinner, fall themed crafts, outdoor play and more!  The cost is $12 per child or a $30 family cap. Register online by September 12.
Faith Leaders' Summit on Children
You're invited to attend the Faith Leaders' Summit on Children on September 20!   Trinity will be hosting this important event for our community that will include faith leaders from around Alachua County.  There is great potential for this to be a robust discussion full of voices from many religions and backgrounds! 
 
Many of the issues impacting children in our community today, including educational equity, early learning gaps, and poverty are ones that our faith communities can collectively have an impact in addressing. When we, as communities of faith, are aware of the issues facing our children, then we can best support them in this ever-changing world. 

The Faith Leaders' Summit is designed to help inform you about the status of children in our area. The organizers have pulled together an outstanding panel of speakers that includes educational, mental health and children advocacy leaders.  In addition to the data they will be presenting, you will also have the opportunity to hear about two local initiatives that will be considered by voters this November (the Children's Trust and School Facilities)  to help support children's programming and school facilities on a countywide level.  After you hear from the panel, there will be an opportunity for you to share your thoughts and ask your own questions.    
 
In order to register, please click here. For additional information, please feel free to contact Dorothy Thomas .

Last Week!  
The annual Trinity Talents Art Show ends September 11.  Over 100 art items are on display on the second floor of the Education Building. Take a moment and stroll through the exhibit.  We invite you to participate in our next show. "Families are Forever" will focus on whatever family means to you.  Please share photos, paintings, fabric art of your family tree, celebrations, anniversaries, ancestors, pets, graduations, birthdays, uniforms, homesteads, etc.  Please share your family with your Trinity family.  Applications will be available at the reception desk in two weeks.  The show will hang on October 15.
Estate Planning Seminar
It is considered an act of faithful wisdom to prepare for the final stages of our life.  On September 21, 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).
This week's altar flowers are given in memory of Phoebe Louise Dooley and in honor of Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month.
 
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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