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The next meeting of UMW in Ministry will be Tuesday, Sept. 5th. The speaker will be Christina Pacelle the Director of Development at the Wesley Foundation at FSU. UMW supports the Wesley Foundation as one of its missions. Everyone is invited to attend even if you aren’t a member of UMW. Enjoy an informative program, fellowship, and a delicious lunch! Contact Nancy Kerce 877-6546 for reservations. Standing reservations are encouraged. Hope to see you there!
This is a special program for children ages 3 through 2nd grade during the 11 a.m. service. Children’s Time provides a fun environment for kids to explore their faith through play, while giving their parents time to be more fully engaged in worship. Children will have an opportunity to pray, hear a short children’s message, enjoy a snack, participate in service projects, as well as sing, dance, and play. Children will be dismissed from worship immediately following the Children’s Message. Preschool (VPK) gather in room 203 and Elementary (K-2nd grade) gather in room 202. If today will be your child’s first time attending, please escort him/her from the sanctuary to the classroom to meet the leaders and provide us with the necessary contact information. At the end of worship, families are asked to make picking up their children their first priority.
Come join us on Saturday, August 26th, at 10:00 a.m. for kayaking at Rev. Wayne’s lake house. We will eat lunch at “The Whip. Everyone needs to bring snacks, water and any other beverage to share and also, don’t forget your sunscreen. For further information please contact Marie Bradley at email@example.com.
Our team is seeking donated items for the Silent Auction.The proceeds from the auction fund the construction of a house and medical missions in Guatemala. New and gently used items, gift certificates (restaurants, spas, etc.), gift baskets, and creative ideas for auction items are welcome! Please contact Karalee Poschman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 914-882-7658 to donate items or for questions about the Silent Auction. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!
Please plan to attend the UM Women’s mission study, “Missionary Conferences of the United Methodist Church in the United States,” on Saturday, August 26, 2017, 9:00 a.m. at Calvary United Methodist Church, 218 Ausley Road. Lunch will be served for $10.00; pay at the door. Deadline for registration is August 19th. Register at email@example.com or call Esther Harrison, 576-4271 for information.
Sunday, August 27, 2017, is “Celebrate Barbara Day”! Trinity members and past members are invited to gather FOR ONE WORSHIP SERVICE AT 10 a.m. as we joyfully celebrate Reverend Barbara Hynes’ 24-year tenure as a beloved member of Trinity’s ministerial team and wish her the very best as she enters her new vocation as an active retiree. There will be a luncheon immediately following the service.
Please make your reservation for the luncheon: Reservations by August 23rd. Adults $6 (age 13 and up). Children under 12 will eat free. There will be no childcare for this event.
As we prepare for the Luncheon, we want to let you know that there will not be an opportunity to make your payment on Sunday. If you have not yet paid, please mail your payment or drop it by the church office at your earliest convenience! Our office is open Wednesday until 5:00 p.m., Thursday, until 5:00 p.m., and Friday until 4:00 p.m.
The next Trinity Connections event in September. Details to come.
The kick-off event for this intergenerational fellowship get-together was held July 26 with a lot of enthusiasm. Members of all ages got together and enjoyed a pizza dinner and a “speed-dating”- style mixer. Participants sat on two sides a table and got to meet the person across from them, when it was time, each shifted down to the next person to start again.
Watch for a brochure to be published in early September with a registration form for all the Lay Academy classes we are offering this fall.
Here is a preview: One of our classes will be “More Than Bricks and Mortar.” An overview of the church’s history will introduce the series on Sept. 13 with a discussion called “From Frontier Faith to a Heart for the City” by Linda Yates, chair of the Historical Society.
On Sept. 20, Bob Jones, Historian of the HS, a recent retiree of the Bureau of Historic Preservation, and 40-year professional artist of stained glass windows, will present “Stained Glass Windows Tell the Sacred Story.”
On Sept. 27, the Rev. Dr. Wayne Wiatt, our Senior Pastor, will follow up with “Our Chancel Windows: Trinitarian Nature of Our Belief in the Triune Deity.”
Dr. Lynn McLarty, membership archivist who has digitized Trinity membership records and completed several significant research projects, will discuss “Missional Outreach of Early Trinity: The Boulevard Church” on Oct. 4.
On Oct. 11, two long-time members of Trinity’s choir, Warren May and Nancy Kerce, will discuss the older hymns that brought Trinity from that old-time religion to a congregation renowned for its worship through music. Their discussion is entitled “Come Before His Presence With Singing.”
On Oct. 18, the class will end by remembering some of the saints. “People and Clergy of Trinity: Several Stories of Service and Faith” will be told by Carrol Dadisman, former newspaper publisher, who assisted with editing Trinity’s history book in 1999 and also wrote a history of the University of Georgia.
The July 2017 issue of Crossroads brings to you information relating to activities and research of TUMC’s Historical Society, whose purpose is to collect, preserve, and disseminate historical resources to the church family, the public, and other historical groups. Click here to read the issue.
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Historical Articles on Sunday School at Trinity!
Do you have a story to share relating to the history of Sunday School at Trinity? Please send your story to Pam Crosby, editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration for publication. We invite you to become one of the “published authors” of our newsletter. Deadline for submissions (up to 500 words) is Oct. 1, 2017.
A new women’s Bible Study is starting Monday, July 17, in Room 305. The study is Stepping Up—A Journey through the Psalms of Ascent by Beth Moore, and is designed to help participants reach a new level of relationship and intimacy with God. The seven-session study will begin on Monday, July 17 and end on Monday, August 28. A session will be held for seven successive Monday nights. We will start at 6:30 p.m. and end by 8:30 p.m. Participants are responsible for purchasing their own study book at Lifeway for $12.99.
If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Bass at 528-1088, Beth Perry at 933-9369, or Margie Wright at 590-9513.
Keep up with Wellness events by going to https://www.tumct.org/connect/monthy-tidings-newsletter/
Our Trinity mission statement keeps us grounded and directs our decisions. It guides us as we sort and sift the many demands of each day:
“Because of God’s love for us through Jesus Christ, we exist to worship, grow, and serve.”
Faith that nurtures, protects, and provides requires all three of these: “worship, grow, and serve.” In light of their meaning, we ask that you think of areas in our church life and in your life that you would like to strengthen. What areas do you feel a need or a calling? Are there activities that take up time in your life without providing enrichment and satisfaction?
Now is a good time to look forward to the blessings ahead and to take the opportunity to reshuffle and reevaluate the choices that consume your life. Is there an initiative at our church where you could provide leadership and progress? Is there an area of need and fellowship you have been thinking about trying?…more
Mac and Cheese donations Please remember to bring macaroni and cheese to the Welcome Center. Boxes are delivered to ECHO to place in food bags for hungry families. The Trinity congregation has been supporting this program for almost three years, and the generosity shown by Trinity is genuinely appreciated by ECHO and the families who receive it. Thank you.