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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:

This exercise will show why our Call to Action team is working on a plan so that Trinity UMC can This Sunday, October 30, you will be invited to intentionally begin to reach out to those born after stand up for your generation – literally. During the sermon, 1964 (age 46 and younger) who are not currently in I will ask everyone to stand up depending on when they church. During the next 20 years, we will lose a large were born: number of Builders as well as some Boomers. If we Before 1950 - Builders don’t begin now to reach more Busters and Bridgers, in 1950-1964 - Boomers 2031 Trinity won’t still have 500+ members with 220+ 1965-1989 - Busters people in worship. The church can no longer count on After 1989 - Bridgers repopulating from within. Many of our children and grandchildren have already moved away, switched to In his book One Church – Four Generations (Understanding And Reaching All Ages In Your Church), another church, or quit attending church altogether.

Stand up for your generation

Gary McIntosh describes the following 4 groups in a typical church: 1. The Builder Generation (born up to 1949) Religious characteristics: Committed to church, support foreign missions, enjoy Bible study, loyal to the denomination, minister out of duty, worship in reverence. 2. The Boomer Generation (born 1950-1964) Religious characteristics: Committed to relationships, want to belong, supportive of people, want to live their faith, tolerant of differences. 3. The Buster Generation (born 1965-1989) Religious characteristics: Committed to family, support local causes, shorter attention span, want a faith that meets needs, need to relieve stress, want less structure. 4. The Bridger Generation (born 1990-present) Religious characteristics: Committed to group, desire interactivity, want honest relationships, want to be connected, want a faith that is authentic. As each of these groups stand, I want everyone (including those standing) to look around the sanctuary. It will be an eye-opening experience for us to see just how many (or few) people from each of these 4 generations are in worship. It will also be helpful for us to see how many were born before 1965 (Builders & Boomers) compared to after 1964 (Busters & Bridgers).

What kind of church do we want Trinity to be in 20 years? What will we start doing today so that in 2031 God can use Trinity as a strong mission outpost instead of a sinking cruise ship? Blessings, Pastor David

Prayer List November 2011 The Lord satisfies the thirsty, and the hungry He fills with good things. Psalm 107:9

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 Mildred Wallin Patsy Reynolds John Dority Pam Darlton

Star McHan Peggy Wigle Frances Million Reed Mitchel

For Family Members & Friends Donnie Rollins Kim Hachett Hayden Blackwell

For Our Known Bereaved


Healing Needed from Cancer

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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 David Lamons

Families and Caregivers of those with cancer

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

Bonnie Woody Anna Belle Hankins

Beryl Smith Helen Phillips

Mabel Philbeck Patsy Reynolds

Church in Mission

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

Belva Drake Norma Cureton Doc Dowden Helen Jeffers

Faye Reynolds Virgie Gray Nellie Basinger

GET READY TO “FALL BACK” On Sunday, November 6 Set your clocks back 1 hour as Daylight Savings Time Ends. __________________________________________________________

Holston Conference-Wide

Creation Care Kick-Off (Speaker: Rev. Pat Watkins)

Sunday, November 13 - St. Mark UMC, Knoxville, TN 9:00 & 11:00 Worship Services 2:00 - 4:00 Conference-Wide Workshop Tuesday, November 15 - First UMC, Cleveland, TN 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Conference-Wide Workshop Sunday, November 20 - St. Paul UMC, Wytheville, VA 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Wytheville District Day of Training For more information contact: Brenda Haymore: or Gaye King: “God made everything...God is in everything...Everything is God’s”

Elizabeth Miles Garth Barham Helen Phillips Mike Durbin Jonathan McHan Allie Renner Mary Freshour Belva Drake Kenneth Miller Corrina Durbin Shawn Hope Gayle Matthews Jewell Hughes Klint Albright Brenda Keselicka Shirley Cox Mack Hughes Rick McGill Dickens Morris Steve Fields Jackie Neas Jonnie Pierce Sally Anderson Jama Cope Christy Fisher Rustin Jones Glenn Renner Leah Ford Charles Kinser A.J. McGill Clay Gamble Jesse Dowd Mark Ford Wes Hope David Veley Kim Graham Tiffany Greene Kenny Ray Lois Richards Tisha Harrison Hannah Boughers David Parker Norma Sayler Bob Beamer

UMW Reading Reports The end of the year is getting close and I need to have all ladies turn in a reading report if you have been reading from the UMW Reading Program. There are forms to complete on the UMW library shelf. Please turn in all reports to me by Nov. 23. I will need to compile these for my end-of-the-year reports. Thank you for your help. Kathy Myers-Sec. of Program Resources UMW



Jennifer McHan - Children’s Director Nov.6- Fall back an hour CHANGE FOR CHILDREN 3:30 3rd grade and up acolyte training Nov.9- 6:30 practice begins for Christmas Program * DEC.14 @ 6:30 children's Christmas Program *

Amy Brown - Youth Director November is going to be a great and busy month. Here is a list of current events for the month of November. November 6: The youth group will be heading to the Myer's home for a hayride and weenie roast. We will be leaving the church at 5pm. November 12: The youth will be here to help with the Lord's Acre Sale from 4-7. During this event the youth will be running the carnival games.

Nov.12- Lord's Acre Sale: meal/auction/carnival games

November 13: We will be having our last "Credo" lesson during youth.

Nov.16– Youth Thanksgiving Meal 6:30 practice for Christmas program

November 16: The youth will be cooking the annual Thanksgiving meal for Wonderful Wednesday.

Nov.20- children sing during worship Nov.23- NO WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY Nov.30- 4:00-5:00 practice for Christmas program 6:30 hanging of the greens

November 20: We will be starting our Advent study. All Fitsum money is due. November 27: We will be helping out with decorating the church. No regular youth meeting. Decorating will start at 2pm. Please come and help out with this event. Two events that are on the coming soon list for November: a lock-in and a movie night. These dates are coming soon!!! Please try and join us!!


Jerry Long - Director of Music

Shine Your Light! Anyone who is currently in 3rd grade or older is invited to come for Acolyte training in the sanctuary on November 6th @ 3:30; with an ice cream social afterward in the LFH. Please attend this very important training. There are some changes being made for those who participate as an acolyte and we would like all current acolytes and any new individuals who are interested in being an acolyte or cross bearer to be there. There is no age limit for being an acolyte! If you have never been an acolyte and would like to give it a try, please join us on Nov. 6th!

Kudos to those who joined our Child of Hope rehearsals!

November’s Music includes: Nov 5th

Wind ensemble prepares ...Child of Hope for December 11th

Nov 6th

All Saints Celebration ...His Grace will see us through

Nov 13th Chancel choir, guest conductor ...Pathway of Hope

Nov 20th Christ the King Sunday Inherit my Kingdom Thanksgiving music Children’s choir sings Any questions or if you can not attend, but would still like to Nov 27th First Sunday of Advent Youth choir with flute acolyte please contact Laura Mitchel or Marcia Whaley Chancel choir previews Meet Me at the Manger

Dear Trinity Congregation: I am grateful for all the kindness and love that you have shown to me and my family during Pastor Appreciation month. Your prayers are appreciated most of all. This is another TTM – Trinity Thankful Moment. Blessings, David Brannock ___________________________________________

Pastor David will preach when Trinity UMC hosts the Community Thanksgiving Service on Monday, November 21 @ 7:00. (An offering of food & money will be collected.)

“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


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WELCOME VALERIE The Staff Parish Relations Committee would like to announce that the Nursery Worker position has been filled with the hiring of Valerie Koehler. Please give her a Warm Trinity Welcome! Staff Parish Relations Committee

_________________________________ The Evangelism Committee is sponsoring an Advent Study from Thanksgiving to Christmas. We encourage you to start your own Study Group of 6-10 people. Your group would choose when and where you would meet. Each participant needs a book: Christmas Gifts That Won’t Break by James W. Moore. Books are $7.00 and will be ordered from Cokesbury. This will be a 4-week study that would meet once a week. This is a very busy time of year but we feel that this study would bring perspective to the season. Deadline to ask the church office to order you a book is Monday, November 7. Contact Benna Bennett or Dave Ritter for more information.

Trinity’s Lord’s Acre Sale Saturday, November 12th! 4:00-7:00 pm Dinner and a Silent Auction starts at 4:00 pm; a Live Auction starts at 6:00 pm. All proceeds will go toward the elevator project. Please see Michael Knapp for tickets to the country ham and chicken dinner. $8 in advance or $10 at the door; $5 for children age 12 and under. Old Fashion Apple Butter is now available in the SFH. $5.00 per pt. & $3.00 1/2 pt. For more information, contact Madge Walker @ 639-4003 or 278-8699.

Monthly Item Trinity’s Food Bank item for December is Canned Fruit. 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 December 4 .

___________________________________ ECHOES News On Friday evening, November 4 the ECHOES group will be having their Monthly Dinner Meeting & Program @ 5:30, SFH. The meal will cost $6.00 a person. R.S.V.P w/ Lucille Cutshaw Entertainment: Jerry Long

UMW NEWS Lister Circle will meet Wed., Nov. 2nd, 9th & 16th in the Junior High room at 5:10 to continue our study on the "Fruits of the Spirit" Lister Circle members, please meet in the kitchen on Friday, Nov 11th at 3:00pm to prepare pumpkins rolls

Morristown District Annual Meeting & Training for local offices will be held on November 5 @ Christ UMC in Greeneville 9:30 - Registration 10:00 - Worship For more information contact: Georgia Lister UMW Annual Meeting November 7 @ 6:45, Tusculum Eatery All Trinity UMW Groups _______________________________________________________

How are we doing compared to last year? (Jan. 1– Sep. 30, 2010 vs. Jan. 1 - Sep. 30, 2011) 1st 9 months Worship Sunday School Revenues Expenses

2010 225 161 $219,619 $225,279

2011 223 163 $239,570 $222,048

"PUMPKIN ROLLS" It's that time of the year again, Lister Circle will be making "PUMPKIN ROLLS" for the holidays. They will be ready for pick-up on Nov. 12th, 13th, & 16th. The cost is $8.00 per roll and will be available by "order" only. (Please use order-form provided on the back of this page.) NOTE: Deadline to order is November 6th.


"Kids Night Out" "Kids Night Out" sponsored by the Lister Circle on Saturday, Dec 3rd, 6:30pm - 10:30pm in the large hall at Trinity. This event is for children 5th grade and under. We will offer food, games, crafts, Bible stories and a movie. This will allow adults the opportunity to go Christmas shopping or attend a Christmas gathering. The cost is by donation, but reservations are required so we will be prepared for all our participants. Please RSVP to any Lister Circle member or the church office. For more information, call Lori Knapp @ 329-7959

November 2011  

November 2011 Newsletter of Trinity United Methodist Church in Greeneville Tennessee