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The Trinity Torch

MARCH 2012

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:

Important Contact Information: If you have a need or question that you would normally go to Pastor David about, please contact either the Church Office or one of the following persons, and we will either assist you or help you obtain the assistance you need: Ron Bennett Tom Garland Susan Price Steve Sayler Marcia Whaley

329-7227 620-1318 552-3985 552-5865 335-4233 Thank you,

Ron Bennett, SPR Chair


BROOKS BEQUEST NEWS Scholarship applications for 2012-2013 are now available. NOTE: Paper copies of the scholarship application will no longer be given out. The application may only be accessed on the Trinity website: The deadline for scholarship applications is April 30. The deadlines for project grant requests are April 30, August 31, and December 31. The Brooks Bequest Committee meets in May & September. We are so thankful to the Brooks Family for making these scholarships possible.

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved by Him, a worker who has no need to be ashamed. II Timothy 2:15a


For Our Known Bereaved

Prayer List MARCH 2012

The Family of Nellie Basinger The Family of David Parker The Family of Helen Collins The Family of Billy Andrew Dean The Family of Fred Neas The Family of Nancy Seay The Family of Desmond Crum

BIRTHDAYS 03/01 03/02 03/02 03/03

Tracy Horner Jack Fillers Jennifer Gregory Frank Jones

03/05 03/05 03/06

Darla Paxton Gena Wexler John Alex Myers

03/08 03/08 03/09

Jonah Sayler Pete Keselicka Truman Crumm

03/10 03/10 03/10

Bobby Arrington Brian Smith Justin Sayler

03/10 03/11 03/11

Marlee Gross Lauren Edwards Molly Kate Brannock

03/11 03/13 03/13

Ronald Wilhoit Kitty Knittel Ron Bennett

03/14 03/14 03/15

Dave Ritter Tyler Rasnake Brandon Reed

03/15 03/15 03/16

Kelsey Jones Stan Hoard Tammie Douthat

Lenten Season at TUMC

03/17 03/17 03/17

Dawson McGill Ken Hood Matthew Ball


03/17 03/18 03/19

William D. McGill Jean Paxton Jason McHan

03/20 03/23 03/25

Valerie Koehler Adam McHan Phyllis Hankins

03/25 03/25 03/26

Ray Smith Steve Sayler Mary Sue Everhart

03/26 03/27 03/27

Tonya Rasnake Julia Robinette Melinda Anderson

03/27 03/28 03/28

Murriel Thompson Joe Lister Katie Tipton

03/28 03/30 03/30

Ryan Miles Pat Chapman Rex Whaley


Libby Reed

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6

Healing Needed from Cancer 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 The Brannock Family Darla Paxton Katie Hood Nancy Chandler

Mandy Franklin Elsie Nesbit Rick McGill Pat Rotan

For Family Members & Friends June Moles Chris Boles

Bradley Parton Ralph Martin

Ronnie Hooten Lynette Bradford Hugh Wells 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 Edna Cutshaw John Headrick Teresa Krause’

Families and Caregivers of those with cancer

For Our Nursing Home & Assisted Living Members:

Church in Mission

Helen Phillips Fran Lynch Baxter-Willow, AK Beryl Smith Steve Geegbe/Richard Tefley - Home in Liberia Iva Walker

For the Persecuted Church around the world. For the Ministry of Our Church, Its Leaders, Pastor Brannock & Staff.


1 Sunday February 26 2


Ed Stalcup Mary Peters Benny Goodwin Earnestine Gray Albert Rasnake Carl Lacher Stanton Whittaker Charlotte Nicodemas Jimmy Carter Jerry Hackney Michael Renfro Brenda Loveday Max Cox Carrie Schrefer Avery Armstrong David Lamons Hugh Allen Shipley Danny Starnes

Anna Belle Hankins Mabel Philbeck Carolyn Tilson

For Our Homebound Members: Bob George Belva Drake Norma Cureton Doc Dowden Helen Jeffers

Kitty Knittel Faye Reynolds Virgie Gray Patsy Reynolds

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross … also Adult Handbells

Sunday March 4th - Alas and Did My Savior Bleed

3rd Sunday March 11th - At the Foot of the Cross 4th Sunday March 18th - God So Loved the World 5th Sunday March 25th - Surely, He Hath Bourne Our Griefs Palm Sunday April 1st - Open the Gates Good Friday April 6th 6:30 pm - Dubois’s Seven Last Words of Christ Easter Sunday April 8th - Who Do You Say that I Am? Come ‘n’ See Go ‘n’ Show Jerry Long - Director of Music Ministries


Children’s Director

SUNDAY, MARCH 4: Our children will sing The Gathering Song & CHANGE FOR CHILDREN... Helping Collectors needed!! SUNDAY, MARCH 11: Girl Scout Sunday Mon. MARCH 26 - Fri. MARCH 30 SPRING BREAK!!! WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28: NO WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY

MARCH YOUTH ACTIVITIES: Amy Brown - Youth Director

During this month we will be focusing on ACTION that we as a group can take within our community. We are thoughtfully and prayerfully considering what to do and who to help. Please keep us in your prayers as we discern God’s path for us. MARCH 4: Regular Youth Meeting MARCH 11: Regular Youth Meeting MARCH 16: WinterJam Concert MARCH 18: Regular Youth Meeting (All Fitsum Money is Due.) MARCH 25: NO YOUTH - Spring Break

Easter Remembrances Instead of ordering a number of lilies for individuals to take home, this year we will adorn the altar for Easter Sunday with an arrangement in memory or honor of our friends and loved ones. Please give as you are able. All proceeds will go to the Worship Committee/Altar Guild for future projects. Thank you for your participation in making our church beautiful this time of year, as we prepare our hearts for the Celebration of the Resurrection.

In Memory of:

In Honor of

Given by:

Please have all your lists in by Monday,4pm, March 26, 2012 to allow for publishing time. Thank you!


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Lister Circle will be hosting a "Cruise in for Christ" car show on April 21st, 10:00am - 2:00pm here at Trinity. If you have a car you would like to enter in the event, the pre-registration fee is $10.00 per auto. We will have trophies, door prizes, food, music and fun! We invite everyone here at Trinity to come out and enjoy this community outreach. If you have any questions, please contact Lori @329-7959 ______________________________________________ Lister Circle would like to thank everyone that made our annual "Treats for your Sweets" bake sale such a huge success. With your help our group raised $728.00. Words cannot express our gratitude for this congregation’s support. ______________________________________________

UMW News Lister Circle meets Wednesdays in the Junior High room @ 5:10.

(March Dates: 7,14,21) All junior & senior high girls are invited to join us. March 3-4: UMW Young Women’s Retreat in Pigeon Forge, TN

Maude Landmesser - March 8 @ 11:00 Ruth Sub-Group - March 12 Shalom - March 13 @ 6:00 UMW Reg. Unit Meeting - March 19 @ 6:45, Library

Junior Girl Scout Troop 20642 needs YOUR help! Rebecca Marie Stokeley, Victoria Harmon, & Kelsey Jones are members of Junior Girl Scout Troop 20642. They are currently working on their bronze award, which is the highest award a Junior Girl Scout can earn. They have chosen paper recycling as their project. They need your help! The girls will be placing recycling containers in each narthex and in the upper hallway for you to place your unwanted paper and bulletins. They will be responsible for seeing that the containers are emptied on a timely basis and taken to recycling bins. Please put only paper in these boxes! Thanks so much for your assistance. If you have questions, please see Rebecca Marie, Victoria or Kelsey.

Monthly Item Trinity’s Food Bank item being collected during March is Oatmeal

& Cereal.

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 April 1.

____________________________________ ECHOES News On Friday evening, March 2, the ECHOES group will be having their Monthly Dinner Meeting & Program @ 5:30, SFH. Menu: Beef w/vegetables, Fried Cabbage, Slaw, Corn Bread & Dessert The meal will cost $6.00 a person. R.S.V.P w/ Lucille Cutshaw Entertainment: The Believers

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March 2012 Newsletter of Trinity United Methodist Church