Join us for food, fun & fellowship. Please plan on bringing a friend or neighbor on January 16th from 5-6:30pm for free spaghetti supper our first Wednesday night dinner of 2019. Dairy and gluten free options are available. Following the 16th, adult meals are 7, children 6 and up are 3, 0-5 eat free with a 25 family cap. When you're done, check out one of the new class offerings!
This free event is an opportunity for parents and professionals to connect with and discover the wonderful resources that Alachua County and the surrounding area has to offer its Special Needs Community: those with learning disabilities, ADHD, developmental delays, physical disabilities, anxiety, bullying issues, abuse, for autistic individuals, and more. There will be a diverse mix of approximately 80 exhibitors present that offer resources for children and young adults: parent support groups, medical and therapeutic services, deaf awareness, educational supports, respite nights, advocacy services, recreational, vocational, and much more
This event will be held at Trinity on January 26 and they are expecting 2,000 people to attend. We are looking for positive individuals to help with sign-in, set-up, and tear-down. Click below to find the perfect opportunity for you!
You are invited to attend the 33rd Annual Festival of Choirs that will be held on Sunday, January 27, at 5 pm at First Presbyterian Church (300 SW 2nd Ave). Tom Trenney will conduct the combined choirs of First United Methodist, Trinity United Methodist, Holy Trinity Episcopal, and First Presbyterian churches. Having such a large ensemble singing hymns and anthems together with participation by the congregations, provides a unique worship opportunity for the community.
Every day significant challenges to move from struggling to thriving are faced by socio-economically disadvantaged families. Can people who haven’t faced such challenges begin to develop a greater understanding that can help lead to positive change?Yes, we can learn to serve with dignity and effectiveness. It might, however, take a willingness to step into another person’s shoes.
The Cost of Poverty Experience is a simulation that offers a glimpse into obstacles faced, decisions that have to be made, and consequences that impact families every day in and around Gainesville, FL. Faith Mission is excited to offer the Cost of Poverty Experience at Trinity. Please join us for this very impactful workshop on Sunday, February 3, from 1 - 4:30pm. There is no cost to attend. Limited to the first 40 participants who register. Lunch is provided.
Dr. Marsha Wiggins, former Associate Pastor and Interim Senior Pastor at Trinity UMC will speak on her book, From Heroin to Hope: Making Sense Of The Loss of A Child, on Wednesday, February 6 at 6:30 pm in the Worship Center.
Dr. Wiggins lost her only child, Cameron, at age 26 to a heroin overdose in 2013. As part of her grieving process, she has written this book to help other parents and those affected by the death of a child from drugs.
After her talk, there will be time for a Q&A session, as well as round table discussion. Everyone is invited. Her book will also be available.
Pull out your leather jackets, poodle skirts, and saddle oxfords to go back in time with us to a 50's themed dance party for the whole family! On February 22 from 5:30-7:30pm, come dance, eat heavy hors d'oeuvres, and enjoy fun contests.
Trinity is hosting families from the Family Promise program January 13 - 20. Please check your calendars and consider volunteering to host in the evenings or overnight, or assist with initial setup or departure cleanup. Everything takes place at Trinity, and there are options to suit your availability and comfort level. Thanks in advance for helping your Trinity family host these local families in need!
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).
We are now registering for Upward Flag Football! The early registration cost per child is 99, after February 17 it will be 115. Cleats are recommended.
Evaluations will be held at Trinity on the sports fields on the following days from 2 - 3:30pm:
You will look at the spiritual lessons learned from twelve biblical women and what they mean for your life today.
At the Crossroads: Leadership Lessons for the Second Half of Life
This Bible-based study offers comprehensive, practical help for Christians who are approaching, entering, or already in retirement. Using self-assessments and reflection, class members discover their purpose, passion, and mission for retirement. Join us so that you can rediscover God's purpose for your life so you can serve as never before! Free childcare (age one - 5th grade) is available with a reservation.
Jesus said, "Follow me." Many of us want to be followers of Jesus, but are we just fans? A fan is "an enthusiastic admirer". But fans don't have a deep, growing friendship with the object of their admiration. "not a fan" will challenge us to consider what it really means to be a follower of Jesus. It will suggest ways each of us can take an honest look at our own relationship with Jesus and decide if maybe we want to go deeper into this idea of follower....to follow Christ with greater devotion and truly become, not a fan. Childcare is available with a reservation (age one - 5th grade).
Free Childcare is available with a reservation (age one - 5th grade).
Week 1 - The Old Testament is 75% of the Bible. What was God doing and why did He wait so long? Why is this important?
Week 2 - Reading the Old Testament from a New Testament point of view.
Week 3 - The Covenant theme.
Week 4 - The Redemption theme.
Week 5 - The Kingdom of God theme.
Week 6 - Practical help in how to read the Old Testament and the Bible in general, with resources.
Have you found freedom from some life-controlling habit or behavior? Have you overcome life-controlling depression, anxiety, fear or anger? Would you like to use your God-story to help others break free?
There will be a day of training on February 23 from 8:30am to 4:30pm to learn how to facilitate Christ-centered support groups based on the book, "Walking the 12 Steps with Jesus Christ." Class materials will be provided, and we will have morning coffee and a light lunch.
The Disciple's Path course is a 7 week 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.
Class materials are complimentary for newcomers who are considering membership, 15 for members. Free childcare is available with a reservation (age one - 5th grade).