05/17/2022 – News & Notes
05/02/2022 – May Issue of Tidings is here!
04/24/2022 – Meet our new Lead Pastor, Matthew Williams!
Position Title: Director of Children’s Ministries
Functional Classification: Program Staff
Responsible to: Minister of Programs
Full-time or Part-time: Full-time
Minimum Qualifications: Must embrace Christian discipline and United Methodist doctrine and theology. Bachelor’s degree in Education, Christian Education or in an area of study related to childhood development and/or 5+ years of equivalent Children’s ministry related experience. Ability to create a vision for the children’s ministry, set goals, and strategically meet them. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to lead and foster teamwork in a positive atmosphere with staff, volunteers and parents.
General Duties and Responsibilities: The primary responsibility of the Director of Children’s Ministries shall be to plan, implement and lead a comprehensive Christian ministry, which will complement the ongoing ministry of Trinity UMC while encompassing the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being of children birth through fifth grade (ages 0-11) and their parents.
Specific Areas of Responsibility:
Pay Range: $40,000-$45,000, dependent on experience.
To apply: Please email [email protected] with a resume.
To order book for One Book, One Church, click here
Lay Academy and the Creation Care Ministry are pleased to co-sponsor One Book, One Church, a churchwide reading and discussion program of selections from Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth by Llewelyn Vaughan Lee. Rev. Bob Gibbs will lead discussions on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 beginning on April 27 and continuing through May 25.
These will be offered as hybrid sessions, so participants can attend in person (Room 305) or by Zoom. Sunday School classes and other small groups throughout the church are encouraged to read and discuss selections from this book. Discussion guides will be provided.
April 27 Mary Evelyn Tucker & Brian Thomas Swimme – “The Next Transition: The Evolution of Humanity’s Role in the Universe” and Richard Rohr – “Creation as the Body of God”
May 4 Chief Oren Lyons – “Listening to Natural Law” and Thomas Berry – “The World of Wonder”
May 11 Sister Miriam MacGillis – “The Work of Genesis Farm: Interview”
May 18 Susan Murphy – “The Koan of the Earth”
May 25 Wendell Berry – “Contributions” and Llewellyn Vaughan Lee – “The Call of the Earth“
Calling ALL rising 7th-12th Graders (Fall 2022)!!! We are gearing up for another amazing week of VBS at Trinity from June 6-10, and we need YOU! VBS is such an exciting ministry, but it isn’t possible without the help of our wonderful youth crew leaders. In order to serve, you must commit to the FULL week and attend a MANDATORY training the evening of Sunday, June 5 at 6:30 in Moor Hall. Please register here and reserve your spot today! Please contact Allison Corrigan with any questions: [email protected]
Hours: part time, 12-18 hours/week
Location: in-service, work from home (no office hours required)
Trinity United Methodist Church is looking for a part-time contemporary worship leader! Trinity offers three Sunday services, an 8:30AM and 11:00AM traditional service, and a 9:45AM contemporary service. The contemporary service, known as the Sun Service, is currently rebuilding after covid. Trinity is a very covid-conscious congregation, hoping to grow their online and in-person presence.
We are looking for a worship leader who is interested in being part of a very intentional, worshipful, growing community. A typical Sunday morning band consists of the worship leader and 1-3 band members, in an acoustic worship setting (i.e. keys, accounting guitar, viola/violin, small drum kit/cajon.)
Weekly Job Responsibilities:
⁃ planning Sun Service worship music
⁃ Prepare all musical parts for worship, so that music can be a non-distracting, seamless vessel of worship for those around you
⁃ Meeting/coordinating with Sun Service pastor to plan sermon series, music, scriptures, special elements, etc.
⁃ Communicate service order with pastor and staff members responsible for bulletin creation
⁃ Creation of PowerPoint that contains pre-service announcement slide loop, song lyrics, announcement slides, sermon slides, and any other pastor-requested elements
⁃ Scheduling of/communication with all volunteers (lyric slide presenter, sound engineer, band members and live stream engineer)
⁃ Lead band rehearsal (either Wednesday Night or early Sunday Morning with all band members)
⁃ Maintain relationships with volunteers and congregation
⁃ Monthly financial reports and receipt turn ins
⁃ Time sheet submission
⁃ Maintenance of all equipment, replacing when needed
⁃ Coordinating space set up, and changing periodically (with liturgical calendar and/or sermon series)
⁃ Recruitment of volunteers to play in the band/serve in the sound booth
Preferred Skills & Experience:
⁃ 2+ years of experience leading worship
⁃ Strong ability to lead vocally and from a chord based instrument simultaneously (multi-instrumentalists strongly preferred)
⁃ Experience in an administrative/organizational role
⁃ Strong skills with PowerPoint/slide design software (such as Canva, Adobe programs, etc.)
⁃ Investment in your personal relationship with Christ and the church, and a willingness to participate in the life of Trinity
Please send a resume and a video example of you leading worship (recording in front of a live audience in a church service setting preferred, but if that isn’t possible, a recording of you singing and playing in a private setting will be sufficient!) to t[email protected]
“Bear Sunday” is when everyone is invited to bring a stuffed teddy bear to church, and the bears are then placed all over the sanctuary…often as many as 200. Afterwards, all the bears are taken to several community places such as police and fire departments and the Refuge House. So start looking for teddy bears when you go to the store and bring one or two to church on “Bear Sunday,” February 20th! (Only new ones, please.) If you have any questions, email Rev. Wayne Curry at [email protected]
A variety of speakers will help us prepare for Advent with presentations on the music and art of Advent, the meaning of the Chrismons that decorate the Christmas tree in the sanctuary, and the tradition of lighting Advent wreaths
11/10/21 Music of Advent Led by Rev. Wayne Wiatt
11/17/21 Art, Scripture, and Poetry of Advent, a Program Featuring Art of the Nativity, Accompanied by Scripture and Poetry Read by Dan Drake, Susan Koehler, and Pat Gosen
12/1/21 Advent Wreaths Led by Joyce Toman
12/8/21 Story and Symbolism of Chrismons Led by June Daffin
Hybrid (in person or on Zoom) – Wed. at 6:30 p.m.
***If you choose to join Scriptual Foundations for Justice via zoom, a link will be sent out each week to those who have signed up.
Come hear how the witness of Scripture lays the foundation for justice. The first 4 classes will be led by teachers from congregations in our community and the final 2 weeks will focus on community issues research in the Capital Area Justice Ministry.
January 12, 2022 – Rev. Dr. Bob Gibbs, Trinity UMC
Bible Verses: 10 Commandments – Exodus 20
Other Biblical Passages on Justice: Leviticus 19:13, 33-34; 23:22; Psalms 11:7; 33:5; 112:1, 9; 72:1-4
Isaiah 1:15-17.21-23, 27; 11:1-4; 42:1; Micah 6:8: Hosea 10:12; Matthew 5:1-12; 21-22, 38-44
Luke 4:14-30; 5:12-16; 6:17-26; 10:25-37; 15:1-32; Galatians 5:13-14
January 19, 2022 – Educator Stefanie Posner, Temple Israel
January 26, 2022 – Writer and Educator Julianne Clayton, Faith Presbyterian
February 2, 2022 – Minister Marco Waters, Bible Based Church
February 9, 2022 – Update from Affordable Housing Research Team
February 16, 2022 – Update from Gun Violence/Criminal Justice Team
Wednesday, December 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary.
Christmas isn’t always merry, especially if you’re experiencing grief, loss, or loneliness. This is a service to lament and find hope together. No matter where you find yourself this season, you are not alone.
This service will be livestreamed- click here to watch.
Childcare provided for this service. Masks required in-person.
|Warm Clothing NeededFor most of us, the recent change in weather hasn’t been a cause for concern, as we dig out the winter clothes from the back of our closet, or go to the store to buy new items. But for many, who may sleep outside or don’t have the funds for new clothing, the low temperatures can be a real hardship. |
McKinsey’s Closet at Calvary UMC is in desperate need of winter clothing donations. They are specifically looking for:
– Men’s & women’s winter coats, all sizes
– Men’s shoes, especially tennis shoes
– Men’s clothing, especially pants in sizes 32-36
– Men’s & women’s underwear, all sizes
They receive donations on Monday mornings from 8:30 to 11:00 AM and on Wednesdays or other days by appointment, at Calvary UMC at 218 Ausley Rd. Tallahassee FL 32304. Call Bob McSmith at (850) 576-4066 or Pastor Bill Petersen at (850) 510-7759 to set up a time for drop-off.
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