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The Trinity Torch

Pastor’s Remarks

JANUARY 2013

Pastor: Rev. Stuart Albee, pastortumc2@embarqmail.com Administrative Assistant: Donna Lowery Financial Secretary: Jim “Chip” McKenna Interim Music Director: Kathy Hoard Director of Youth: Amy Brown amybrowntumc@gmail.com Director of Children: Jennifer McHan jennifermchantumc@gmail.com Custodian: Tim Cansler Office e-mail: trinity8888@embarqmail.com Office Phone: (423) 638-7521 Trinity Library: tumclibrary@embarqmail.com Web Page: www.trinity-um-church.org

HAPPY NEW YEAR! ____________________________________________________________________________ A HELLO AND A GOODBYE FIRST, a HELLO. The congregation of Trinity UMC welcomes David Boyd to our staff as Music Director. David will be directing the Chancel Choir, serving as Worship Leader for our new contemporary worship service (more about that later) and providing oversight to the rest of our music program. David teaches voice and guitar in Knoxville where he has served as Music Director of Faith UMC in Knoxville. He has a Master of Arts in Church Music degree (with emphasis in voice and arranging/composing) from the Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis and a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree from Carson-Newman College. We anticipate that his first Sunday (as of this writing) will be January 27. Please pray for David as he gets adjusted to a new church and "hits the ground running" as we prepare for the start of a second worship service at Trinity. ...and a sad GOODBYE. December 24 was the last time for our previous Music Director, Jerry Long, to be with us. We have been blessed over the last 30 months with Jerry's leadership in music and have appreciated together the weekly anthems and the presentations on the special days (such as this year's Journey of Promises!). Jerry and Annetta have expressed the desire to live a little more like retired people and we ask God's blessing on them as they enter in to this new phase of life. Many travels are already planned for in 2013, but we hope some of those travels will bring them back to Greeneville and to us at Trinity UMC. The Longs have enriched our lives by their presence with us and ministry to us and with that we say "Thank you, Jerry and Annetta." Pastor Stuart

________________________________________________________________________________________ FINANCIAL UPDATE Thanks to each of you who have supported the ministry of our church by your contributions. It has been a challenging year, and with a strong finish, we ended 2012 on a positive note, though it did not erase some of the challenges earlier in 2012. Our 2012 budget was set at $357,342.00, and, as of December 30, we have received $301,972.00 in contributions toward that budget. Since contributions did not keep up with expenditures, we actually spent approximately $17,000.00 MORE than we received last year. Only the federal government operates in that manner for very long and our very own "fiscal cliff" was looming. Our approach was to reduce expenditures and suspend paying our required "tithe" to the Holston Annual Conference in the last quarter of the year. This helped our "bottom line" a great deal, and your generous support at year end helped us finish the year with all known obligations paid, and almost all of our District and Conference Obligations. In fact, in the month of December, we received $38,505.00 in contributions to our General Fund-this exceeded the largest amount we have received in any month in the last three years. We do indeed appreciate your generosity and thank you for your support of our general fund.


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Prayer List for January 2013 For Our Armed Forces Kenneth Kelley Brian Benton John Penland Justin Walter Thomas White Steven Sams Clay Yancey Josh Baker

Jay Burns Jamie Moseley Joseph D. Carson Steven Ayers David Jones Stanley Keselicka Jackson Jeter

JANURARY

BIRTHDAYS

For Trinity Members & Constituents Ken & Katie Hood, Geraldine Miles, Mary Sue Everhart, Norma Carpenter

For Family Members & Friends Mark Douthat, Jill Parker, Revis Blakeney, Bob Greer, Jane Luttrell, Betty Bradley, Ray & Pat Morrison, Dianne Guy, Leslie Whitson, Nancy Payne, Natalie Grace Barham, Jack Blair, Willie & LeRoy Doty, Betty Ruth Alexander

Church in Mission Fran Lynch Baxter-Willow, AK Steve Geegbe/Richard Tefley - Home in Liberia

For Our Known Bereaved The Family of James Boles, Jr.

Healing Needed from Cancer Ronnie Hooten Ed Stalcup Hugh Wells Benny Goodwin Karen Broyles Payne Earnestine Gray Albert Rasnake Victor Knapp Carl Lacher Bill Ward Rick Felton Stanton Whittaker Richard Arwood Charlotte Nicodemas Roger Solomon Jimmy Carter Viola Rollins Jerry Hackney Evelyn Blake Michael Renfro Patty Guinn Max Cox Darnell Marie Barker Alan Eldridge Billy Kelton Avery Armstrong Edna Cutshaw David Lamons Hugh Allen Shipley Danny Starnes Teresa Krause Jewell Hughes Becky Monk Brenda Loveday Cindy Peak Max Murray Families and Caregivers of those with cancer

For Our Nursing Home & Assisted Living Members: Helen Phillips Beryl Smith Iva Walker Frances Million

Anna Belle Hankins Mabel Philbeck Carolyn Tilson Norma Carpenter

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

Kitty Knittel Faye Reynolds Virgie Gray Patsy Reynolds Mildred Wallin

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Ken Carter Norma Carpenter Grady Shelton Jack Fannon Benna Bennett Emily Graham Katie Fields Wilbur West J.H. Payne Amanda (Mandy) Franklin Ellen Boles Jordan Lister Susan Price Michelle Jones Richard (Dick) McHan Caden Boughers Frances Arrington Kathy Hoard Rex Jeffers Brent Kinser Jim Feltman A.J. Harmon Brian Rogers Karen Malloch Aline Montieth Clay Tipton Kim Gregory Sarah Wittenburg Cassie Wampler John Lamb Roger Wampler Carol Bausch Scott Bullington Janet Malone

Monthly Item Trinity’s Food Bank item being collected during January is SOUP. 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

February 3, 2013. ____________________________________________

VBS 2013 (June 16-20) Holly Hope, Director

_________________ COOKS NEEDED for WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY! If your Sunday School class or group would like to cook one Wednesday night January through May, please contact Tracy Horner 552-8810 a.s.a.p.!

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HELP!!!! We really need volunteers to operate our sound board and videography during worship. If you are willing to serve in a rotation with others and keep all of our sounds sounding great on Sundays, we would appreciate it. Mr. Montieth really needs the help and is willing to train you. If we have 4 or more volunteers, no one will have to be on the board more than one time per month. The only requirement is that you be high school or above, have good hearing, and a willing spirit. If you are willing to help, talk to Lyle Montieth or the Pastor.


January 2013 Torch