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The Trinity Torch

Pastor’s Remarks


Pastor: Rev. David Brannock, Administrative Assistant: Donna Lowery Financial Secretary: Jim “Chip” McKenna Director of Music: Jerry Long Director of Youth: Amy Brown Director of Children: Jennifer McHan Custodian: Tim Cansler Office e-mail: Office Phone: (423) 638-7521 Trinity Library: Web Page:

At the next meeting, the club membership split. Most of the members wanted to stop the club’s life-saving activities as being unpleasant and a hindrance to the normal social life of the club. Some members Blessings, insisted upon life-saving as their primary purpose and Pastor David pointed out that they were still called a life-saving station. But they were finally voted down and told that if they On a dangerous sea coast where shipwrecks wanted to save the lives of all the various kinds of people often occur, there was once a crude little life-saving station. It was just a hut with only one boat, but the few who were shipwrecked in those waters, they could begin their own life-saving station down the coast. They did. devoted members kept a constant watch over the sea. With no thought for themselves, they went out day or As the years went by, the new station experienced night tirelessly searching for the lost. Many lives were saved by this little station and it became famous. Some the same changes that had occurred in the old. It evolved into a club, and yet another life-saving station was of those saved, and various others in the surrounding founded. History kept repeating itself, and if you visit area, wanted to become associated with the station and that seacoast today, you will find a number of exclusive give their time, money, and effort to support its work. clubs along the shore. Shipwrecks are still frequent in New boats were bought and new crews were trained. those waters, but most of the people drown! The little life-saving station grew. In 1953 Rev. Theodore Wedel wrote the following parable. It still merits reflection today.

Some life-saving station members were unhappy that the building was so crude and poorly equipped. They felt that a more comfortable place should be provided as the first refuge of those saved from the sea, so they replaced the emergency cots with beds and put better furniture in an enlarged building. Now the life-saving station became a popular gathering place for its members. They re-decorated it beautifully and furnished it exquisitely, because they used it as sort of a club. Fewer of the members were now interested in going to sea on life-saving missions, so they hired life-boat crews to do this work. The life-saving motif still prevailed in the club decoration, and there was a liturgical life-saving boat in the room where club initiations were held. About this time a large ship was wrecked off the coast, and the hired crews brought in boat loads of cold, wet, half-drowned people. They were dirty and sick and some of them had black skin or yellow skin. The beautiful new club was considerably messed up. The property committee immediately had a shower house built outside the club where victims of a ship wreck could be cleaned up before coming inside.

- Rev. T. O. Wedel

Prayer List


For Our Known Bereaved

October 2011


Danny Rollins


Will Waldroup


Tyler Neas


Buck Jones


Jaylin Durbin


Madge Walker


Barbara Stapleton


Allie Hodges


Steve Miller


Catherine Brown


Zach Fillers


Joshua Robinette


Carla Renner


Jeff Sams


Joey Harmon


Jacob Harmon


Mary Hope


Amy Brown


John Whitlock


Macie Reaves

3. To give donations of materials, money, or labor to AIDNET for tornado survivors in Greene County (please see enclosed insert).


Vanessa Raye



David Ball



Debbie Oldenberg

Trinity’s Lord’s Acre Sale Saturday, November 12th (4:00-7:30)


Jeff Robinette


Wren Britton Hope


Lori Knapp


John Kennedy


Peg Wigle

“Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 2:5

For Our Armed Forces Justin Sayler Brian Benton John Penland Justin Walter Thomas White Steven Sams Jay Burns

Kenneth Kelley Jamie Moseley Joseph D. Carson Steven Ayers David Jones Stanley Keselicka

For Trinity Members & Constituents Ken Miller Ashley Lowe

Dave Ritter John Dority

Mabel Philbeck Tommy Carter

For Family Members & Friends Jimmy Thompson

Edna Cutshaw

Church in Mission

Healing Needed from Cancer Ralph Martin Lynette Bradford Hugh Well Karen Broyles Payne Susan Ramsey Victor Knapp Rick Felton Richard Arwood Roger Solomon Lynn Rollins Evelyn Blake Leonard Harrell Patty Guinn Darnell Marie Barker Faye & Billy Kelton Benny Goodwin John Headrick

Ronnie Hooten Mary Peters Benny Goodwin Earnestine Gray Albert Rasnake Carl Lacher Stanton Whittaker Charlotte Nicodemas Jimmy Carter Jerry Hackney Michael Renfro Brenda Loveday Max Cox Len & Carrie Schrefer Avery Armstrong Edna Cutshaw

Families and Caregivers of those with cancer

For Our Nursing Home & Assisted Living Members: Dorothy Wilhoit Kenneth Blevins

Beryl Smith Helen Phillips

Bonnie Woody Anna Belle Hankins

Mabel Philbeck

Fran Lynch Baxter-Willow AK For Our Homebound Members: Steve Geegbe/Richard Tefley - Home in Liberia Bob George Kitty Knittel For the Ministry of Our Church, Its Leaders, Pastor Brannock & Staff.

Patsy Reynolds Faye Reynolds Virgie Gray Nellie Basinger

Belva Drake Norma Cureton Doc Dowden Helen Jeffers

Help Wanted/Disciples Needed 1. To get a CDL (Commercial Drivers License) to help drive the Trinity bus on Sunday Mornings and Wednesday Afternoons. We want to transport Tusculum College Students to church and do after-school pick up for Wonderful Wednesday. 2. To be trained by Lyle Montieth to run our new sound system. Lyle can’t always be here, so we need 1 or more trained backup sound operators.

We will have food and fellowship with a Silent auction starting at 4:00 pm; a live auction starts at 6:30 pm. We will have baked goods, homemade items, a farmer's market, and items from local vendors for sale. If you have something to donate, or just want to help in general, contact Madge Walker at 639-4003 or 278-8699.

All proceeds will go toward the elevator project.



Jennifer McHan - Children’s Director Help needed... we have several opportunities for you to help us out this month... 1) Parents willing to pick children up from school on Wednesdays. I'd like to work it out as a once a month rotation if we can get enough help. 2) The children are going to start a library which they can use as a study hall on Wednesdays. Any donations of books will be reviewed before being set on shelves. These books can be reference books, learning to read books, anything child appropriate will be greatly appreciated!! 3) We need tutors during the study hall time of Wonderful Wednesday to help make it more structured. 4) Spread the word and invite your friends to our Annual Trick or Trunk. This year we are joining with our Scouts headed by Jason O'Dell & we will be having mini carnival type games in addition to our regular Trick or Trunk event!! If you are interested in getting involved with us on Wednesdays in any way, please let me know and I will gladly mark you down as a part of our children's team on Wednesdays!!!

Amy Brown - Youth Director

Oct 2:

Oct. 9: No Youth due to Fall Break Oct. 14: Tailgate with Trinity (4:30-6:30). Please make plans to join us at the S. H. Pavilion! Oct. 16: Regular Youth Meeting Oct. 21: Tailgate with Trinity (4:30-6:30). Oct. 23: After Sunday School we will be having a fundraising lunch for Resurrection. Regular Youth Meeting & all Fitsum money is due. Oct. 30: Regular Youth Meeting Jerry Long - Director of Music YOU are welcome to join rehearsals for Child of Hope our Christmas musical beginning Wednesday, October 12th 7:15


The Family Ministries Committee is sponsoring a Trinity group outing to a Tusculum College football game. On October 15th the Tusculum Pioneers will play Lenoir-Rhyne at 2:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 6 to 12 years. If you would like to be a part of this special event, please contact the church office at 638-7521 or Rita Garland at 638-1026 to reserve your tickets. Tickets should be reserved by Wednesday, October 12th. We will meet outside the ticket booth 30 minutes prior to the game so that we can go in together and sit as a group. Hope to see you at the game!!!

NEW ADDRESS: Stanley Keselicka Building 1485 PMB 64 431 12th Armor Division RD Fort Knox, KY 40121 ____________________________________________

MARK YOUR CALENDARS Trinity UMC will host The Community Thanksgiving Service on Monday, November 21 @ 7:00 pm.

Regular Youth Meeting

Oct 2nd Oct 9th Oct 16th Oct 23rd Oct 30th

October‟s Music includes: Adult Handbells play …and CHILDREN’s Choir joins the Chancel Choir anthem TUMC instruments joins the Chancel Choir anthem TUMC brass joins the Chancel Choir anthem Randall Thompson Masterwork Kathy Hoard/Josh Bolling duet Come „n‟ See; Go „n‟ Tell

“Day of Vision” Leadership Training Sunday, November 13 First UMC Newport Registration: 2:00 pm Workshops: 2:30-4:30 pm Workshops for current and incoming (as of January 1) members of: Finance Lay Leader Trustees Adult Ministry SPRC Youth Ministry Council Chair Children’s Ministry


Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Greeneville, TN 37745 PERMIT 135

United Methodist Church 524 Tusculum Boulevard Greeneville, TN 37745



Work Out Your Body & Soul! A FREE exercise class is being offered at Trinity. The class is a low impact cardio workout called "Body Gospel". Each Saturday Morning (from 10 -11) in the LFH. All church members & community are welcome. For more information, please contact Tracy Horner @ 552-8810. __________________________________________

PET FOOD & PET SUPPLY DRIVE Lister Circle is hosting a pet food & pet supply drive for our local Greene County Humane Society, NOW through Wednesday, Oct 5th. We are asking for dog food, cat food, cat litter, blankets, toys, collars & leashes. Any item you can give will be greatly appreciated.


Be Our Facebook Friend! Yes, Trinity UMC has its own Facebook page. If you have a Facebook account you can “like” Trinity’s page and get updated church information. Also, check out the wonderful event photos and daily Scripture posting. So look us up and be our Facebook friend! Benna Bennett

The United Methodist Men will be having a luncheon after Sunday School on October 9th . The cost will be by donation with all proceeds going to the Greeneville/Greene County Wood Ministry. This vital ministry is all volunteer, the money will be used for fuel for the log splitter, chainsaws, and if enough funds are raised a dump trailer will be purchased to aid in the wood ministry operation. This ministry has cut, split, and delivered over 800 loads of free firewood to keep residents warm in Greene County. If individuals or Sunday School classes have any questions or would like to make a donation, please contact Chris Oldenberg, 747-7963. .

Monthly Item Trinity’s Food Bank item for November is Macaroni & Cheese. Donations can be placed in the cardboard boxes provided in either the Large Fellowship Hall or the Old Narthex outside the Sanctuary. Pick up will be November 6 .

___________________________________ ECHOES News On Friday evening, October 7 the ECHOES group will leave for the Erwin Apple Festival @ 9:30 and return @ 3:00. Picnic @ 5:30, Samson House Free hamburgers & hot dogs to Seniors. R.S.V.P with Lucille

UMW NEWS Lister Circle meets Wednesdays @ 5:00pm in the Junior High Classroom Lister Circle is hosting a pet food & supply drive for our local Greene County Humane Society, through Wednesday, Oct 5th. Ruth Group Meeting - October 10 @ TBA, Marma Lee Boles‟ Home Shalom Meeting - October 11 @ 6:30, Heather Tunnell‟s Home Maude Landmesser - October 13 @ 11:00, TBA _______________________________________________________

The Evangelism Committee is hosting a “Reception For New Members” who have joined the church in 2011. We will have the reception between Worship & Sunday School on Oct. 2. Please plan to come welcome our new members.

WELCOME JESSICA The Staff Parish Relations Committee would like to announce that the Pianist position has been filled with the hiring of Jessica Keup. Jessica is a very gifted pianist who also plays organ, clarinet and saxophone. She has 13 years of experience as a church accompanist and a degree in piano performance. Currently Jessica is a Professor at ETSU in Computer Science. Jessica is married and lives in Jonesborough. Jessica’s first Sunday will be September 4th. Please welcome Jessica to Trinity. Staff Parish Relations Committee


Nursery Worker Needed Are you interested or do you know of someone who might be interested in the position of Nursery Worker on Sunday mornings? This is a paid position that is approximately 2 ½ hours each Sunday Morning during Worship & Sunday School. If interested, please contact the church secretary/e-mail or SPR Chairman, Ron Bennett @ 423-639-0685.

October 2011 Torch  

October 2011 Newsletter of Trinity United Methodist Church in Greeneville, TN.

October 2011 Torch  

October 2011 Newsletter of Trinity United Methodist Church in Greeneville, TN.