Join us for food, fun & fellowship. March 27 will be a variety dinner. The kitchen is open 5-6:30pm, dairy and gluten free options are available. Adult meals are 7, children 6 and up are 3, 0-5 eat free with a 25 family cap.
Invite a neighbor and your friends and join us on April 14 from 4-7pm, for Trinity’s Spring Festival! Participate in games, a fun run, family relays and enjoy food trucks. Special events and prizes will be happening on the hour. Come for a fun afternoon at Trinity!
Inspired by Celtic music traditions and using folk songs, hymns, and sacred songs, come hear the assurance of God’s love and grace through the redemptive work of Christ on Calvary, as the combined adult choirs (Chalice and Chancel Choir) offer a cantata by Joseph Martin, “The Canticle of the Cross.” Scripture, prayer, and poetry weave the music together for a reflective message on Palm Sunday. We will offer only two services this Sunday as the choir offers the cantata at both the 9:40 and 11:00 services. There will be no 8:15 service on Palm Sunday.
On Wednesday, April 17, please join us for our 6:35 pm Worship Service on the lawn in front of the Worship Center.
Join us Thursday, April 18th at 5:30pm in the Worship Center for The Last Supper: A Journey Through Passover, as we explore the ways in which Jesus fulfilled and expanded our understanding of this ancient meal of remembrance that illuminates God eternal plan for our freedom from slavery to sin and death through the sacrifice of the Pascal Lamb, Jesus Christ.
We will be offering two Worship Services on Good Friday (April 19). Childcare will be available for both services.
Noon in the Chapel
Scripture says beginning at noon darkness came over the whole land as Christ was crucified. We will gather at noon to remember God’s purpose of loving and redeeming the world through the cross of Christ in the beauty and simplicity of the Trinity Chapel.
7:00pm in the Memorial Garden
Tenebrae comes from the Latin word meaning “darkening.” As the sun begins to set on Good Friday, we’ll gather in the Trinity Memorial Garden to worship using the ancient service of Tenebrae, the gradual diminishing of light through the extinguishing of candles. This symbolizes the events of the week from Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem through Jesus' burial. We will leave in silence as we ponder the impact of Christ’s death and await the coming Resurrection.
Join us for one of 4 services on Easter Sunday:
Easter Sunrise in the Memorial Garden
If you’re an early riser, then meet us in the Garden as the sun rises. Youth Director, Rebekah Saveland will be preaching, and the Trinity youth will be leading worship and music. This will also be a beautiful opportunity to celebrate baptisms on this resurrection Sunday. Please contact the pastors if you or your child would like to make a profession of faith in Christ and/or be baptized.
8:15, 9:40 or 11:00 in the Worship Center
As we celebrate the resurrection, these three services will be held in the Worship Center with music offered by Chalice Adult Choir, Sonlight Youth Choir and the Chancel Choir respectively. Rev. Catherine Fluck Price will be preaching. If you have children, join us for a special Easter morning in Sunday School at 9:40 and/or 11:00 where you’ll hear the good news that Jesus has risen! In lieu of an Easter Egg hunt, every child will receive a goody bag filled with Easter treats and we’ll have child care during all three services.
There will be no UMYF on Easter Sunday.
Feel free to bring flowers for the flowering cross in front of the Worship Center.
Easter Parking: We’re looking forward to Easter and welcoming new friends and old ones too. In light of the anticipated crowd, we’ll have parking guides to direct cars where to park. We appreciate your willingness to follow their directions. If you have mobility issues, please simply let them know, and they will direct you to the spots nearest the building where you desire to enter. We encourage those who are able bodied to follow directions and park around to the rear of the facilities. The gate connecting to Talbot will also be open and you are welcome to park there as well. Again, thank you in advance for helping us to be as welcoming as possible to our guests and those with limited mobility.
Invite a Friend: Easter is a wonderful opportunity to invite a friend, neighbor or co-worker to Trinity. Let them know where you will meet them prior to worship….or better yet, offer to pick them up and give them a ride. For someone who hasn’t been to church before (or in a long time), walking up to church by yourself can be an intimidating idea. You might even invite them to have lunch with you afterwards. Thanks for helping Trinity go from “the steeple to the streets” and reach out to the community.
Are you looking for a way to serve our community on a more regular basis? Click the link below to see some of the opportunities that are available to us with general days/times. If you would like to serve on a team or just be informed of different mission opportunities fill out the form and we'll be in touch!
Crosstrainers is an action packed sports experience, full of exercise and energy for elementary aged students (1st - 5th grade). We play and teach fundamentals for basic sports and large group games. The program runs from 2 - 5pm, (we can pick up from Talbot Elementary!).
The Spring session will run Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 2-5pm from January 15 - May 23
CHEERS is our mid-week experience on Wednesdays from 4 - 5:30pm for fun science experiments, cooking, crafty creations, games, dancing, recreation and singing! The 2019 spring session is for kids age 3 by September 1, 2018 through 5th grade and will be January 16 - May 8. (There is no need to register for the spring if your child was signed up for the fall).
Save the Date! Vacation Bible School's To Mars and Beyond will be held June 3-7, from 9am-12pm! We will encounter the limitless power and love of God! VBS is for children going into Kindergarten through 6th grade. Registration begins April 8. Is your child younger than PreK? Volunteer and your child can participate, volunteers and their children can register today!
Registration for Summertime Fun, Crosstrainers & Fusion Summer Camps are now open! For details on all three of our summer camp options, including dates and registration links, please click the button below to learn more.
Do you hunger to go deeper in your faith? Join us for a 4 week study as we discover Christian Meditation through Centering Prayer and Fasting. The first 2-weeks we will focus on the methodology of Centering Prayer and the remaining 2-weeks we will talk about ways to remove distractions that limit us from going deeper in our relationship with God.
Free childcare available for kids up to 5th grade with a reservation.
Everyone is welcome to come with open hearts and open minds to participate in this mission study. Our Trinity unit will combine with United Methodist Women members from First and Wesley UMC. We will explore the ways God calls us to live in covenantal relationship with all of creation and work toward stronger and healthier relationships with creation, our community, ourselves, and God.
Please bring a small sample of dirt from your garden. Suggested food donation for Gainesville Community Ministries: oatmeal and grits, but any and all non-perishable foods are appreciated.