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The Trinity Torch February 2013 FEBRUARY: YOUTH ACTIVITIES!

Calendar of Events

Amy Brown - Youth Director

for the Week of February 3, 2013.

February is a very busy month for us including mission work and fun outings.


February 3

UM Men’s Breakfast 8:00, Library 4th Sunday after the Epiphany Communion Sunday Change for Children Collection Bring cans of soup in support of the Youth Group’s “Souper Bowl”.

February 3: Before and after the Worship Service we will be collecting soup for the food bank in honor of the Super Bowl. During our service that morning we will show a presentation about our trip to Resurrection. Memorial Service: Dickens Morris 2:00, SFH/K February 3: Dicken's Morris' Memorial Service @ 2:00. We The Truth Project 4:00, SFH will be needed to put everything up and take everything down Youth Group - Super Bowl Party 5:45, S. House before and after the service!! February 3: That evening we will be watching the Super Bowl. February 4 Senior Sports (See Vance Walker) 5:00, LFH February 6: We will fix our Annual Youth Appreciation Meal. First Place 5:00, Library Please be at the church at 4pm to help prepare the meal. Scouts (See Allynda Waldroup) 6:30, Classrooms February 8: “Parent's Night Out” from 5-10. We will be watching kids at the Samson House. February 5 Young Adult Taskforce Meeting 11:00, Library Worship Committee Meeting 5:00, Library February 10: We start our new 6 week Lenten study called Trustee Meeting 6:30, Library "The Way". Youth starts at 5:45. February 15: We will be heading to Knoxville for WinterJam. February 6 Staff Meeting 11-12, Library Ten bands for $10.00. Please make plans to join us!!! Children’s Choir Rehearsal 5:00, Choir Rm. February 17: Regular youth meeting at 5:45. Lister Circle 5:10, JR.H. Rm. February 20: No Wonderful Wednesday. Wonderful Wednesday (Meal) 5:45, LFH February 24: Regular youth meeting at 5:45. Small Groups 6:30 Youth: Something you don't want to miss!!! Wednesday Night Lights 4-Youth 6:30 February 7 Scouts District Wide Meeting 5-9, LFH

February 10

BOY SCOUT SUNDAY Lister Circle - “Treats for Your Sweets” (in the Narthex between Church & Sunday School) Children’s Council Meeting 5:00, Library Youth Group - Super Bowl Party 5:45, S. House

STEWARDSHIP UPDATE...January was the first month of

DECEMBER CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES: Jennifer McHan - Children’s Director

TODAY (February 3): Change for Children Collection February, 8th: Deadline for signing up as a mentor/prayer partner for a Trinity Child. February, 10th: 5:00 Children's Council Meeting, Library This year try to explain to and encourage your child to try to give up something for lint. On Wednesday Nights during lint, the children will be participating in Adam Hamilton’s children’s version of his Lenten Study “The Way”. February, 13th: "Fat Tuesday" Children's Department holds pancake dinner for Wonderful Wednesday. Parent Volunteers needed!!! Please Contact Jennifer to help. February 18th-20th Winter Break February 24th - Kick off to our Mentoring Program. During Sunday School we will have light refreshments as you get to fellowship and bond with your appointed child.

on the Standing Meal List for 2012-2013. # of adults & youth _____ # of children _____

Check Here _____ if you want to be

MENU: Spaghetti, Salad, Bread Dessert & Drink

$5.00 per person


COOK: TUMC Youth Group

Meal Begins: 5:45

February 6, 2013


our 2013 Budget Year and an opportunity for us to see the willingness of our congregation to support the new budget for this new year. Your contributions to the General Fund help us pay those pesky monthly bills for electricity, gas, water and phone as well as curriculum for our Sunday School classes, Youth trips to Resurrection 2013, Children's Ministry trips to RezKids 2013, Denominational Obligations, and also staff salaries. Your contributions are very important to keep things "operating". In a perfect world we need $337,155.00 per year for the general fund and approximately $6,484.00 per Sunday. For the month of January (4 Sundays), contributions were $24,692 for the general fund- so we are slightly behind our goal of $25,936.00. If you are behind in what you had planned to give, now is a good time to catch up. We need the participation of everyone with our prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness for our church to be strong and growing.

to our new Music Director, Chancel Choir Director and Contemporary Worship Leader, David Boyd

Please place in offering plate or call Church Office: 638-7521

UMW Committee & Conference Meetings 8:00 - 4:30, S/L/K, Library

# of meals: ___________

February 9



5-10, S. House

Please make your reservations by Tuesday, February 4 by 4:00 p.m.

“Parents Night Out”

Otherwise, you are responsible for the price of the meal because we have to pay for all ordered meals. Thank you!

UMW Committee & Conference Meetings 12:00-9:00, S/L/K, Library

If you make a reservation or have been put on the Standing Meal List and cannot attend, please call to cancel.

February 8


Prayer List “The grass withers, the flower fades; but the word of our God will stand forever. Isaiah 40:8

For Our Known Bereaved


Jim Cope & Family Janet Malone & Family The Family of Johnny Solomon Murriel Thompson & Family The Family of Mary Sue Everhart David Ritter & Family


Healing Needed from Cancer

For Family Members & Friends

Ronnie Hooten Hugh Wells Karen Broyles Payne Albert Rasnake Carl Lacher Rick Felton Richard Arwood Roger Solomon Viola Rollins Evelyn Blake Patty Guinn Darnell Marie Barker Billy Kelton Edna Cutshaw Hugh Allen Shipley Teresa Krause Becky Monk Cindy Peak Trish Wilhoit

Betty Bradley, Ray & Pat Morrison, Willie & LeRoy Doty, Betty Ruth Alexander, Buddy Vance, Verlin Parker, Carolyn Myers

For Our Nursing Home & Assisted Living Members:

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

For Those Hospitalized Natalie Grace Barham

For Trinity Members & Constituents Ken & Katie Hood Joyce Kellis Larry Neas Brab Gregg

Church in Mission Fran Lynch Baxter-Willow, AK Steve Geegbe/Richard Tefley - Home in Liberia For the Persecuted Church around the world. For the Ministry of Our Church, Its Leaders, Pastor Albee & Staff.

Ed Stalcup Benny Goodwin Earnestine Gray Victor Knapp Bill Ward Stanton Whittaker Charlotte Nicodemas Jimmy Carter Jerry Hackney Michael Renfro Max Cox Alan Eldridge Avery Armstrong David Lamons Danny Starnes Jewell Hughes Brenda Loveday Max Murray

Families and Caregivers of those with cancer.

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

UMW 2013 READING PROGRAM update... We now have new books for our 2013 Reading Program. Several of the books are large print which makes for easier reading. Special thanks to the Lister Circle for purchasing some extra books to offer a better selection of reading. I encourage you to check out the books available for 2013. This month I would like to feature 2 of the new books. #1: Nurturing for Community (Youth Books) Fatty Legs. Info: When Margaret, a young Inuit girl, travelled from her home in the High Arctic to Aklavik, she was mesmerized by this “outsider’s” world, and she knew the key to the greatest of the outsiders’ mysteries—reading—could be found there. She begged her father to let her go to the outsiders’ school and there encountered a disapproving nun bent on tormenting her. #2: Plain

Wisdom. Info: Plain Wisdom is a heartwarming celebration of God, womanhood and the search for beauty that unites us all. For more information about the 2013 UMW Reading Program, please contact Kathy Myers. ____________________________________________________________________________

THE WORSHIP COMMITTEE has been cleaning out the banners and have found several nice banners, but they are in need of some tender loving care. Anyone with skills in applique or sewing, please contact Becky Mallory to volunteer your time & service.

02/01 02/02 02/02 02/02 02/02 02/02 02/03 02/03 02/03 02/04 02/04 02/06 02/06 02/07 02/07 02/07 02/08 02/08 02/09 02/09 02/09 02/09 02/10 02/11 02/12 02/12 02/12 02/15 02/16 02/16 02/16 02/17 02/18 02/18 02/19 02/21 02/21 02/20 02/22 02/23 02/24 02/24 02/25 02/25 02/26 02/27 02/28 02/28 02/28

Jerry Graham Frances Lynch Heather Miles Kevin Smith Norma Cureton Walter Graham Cindy Sayler Mitzi Hunter Tammy Reaves Carroll Link Irma Miller Barbara Ellenburg Jonathan Moore Debbie Ray Melanie Foreman Melissa Ball Walker

Blake Rogers Timothy Harrison Alyne Renner Cooper Reed Tonya Neas Carrol Lynham Connie Moore Jill Renner Brian Moore Carolyn Broyles Joni Parker Britt Neas Michael Ball Sandra Smith Rebecca Marie Stokeley

Loretta McHan Diana Crum Hunter Duff Josh Bolling Cynthia Whitlock Eugene Harmon Wilma Lynch Buford (Boo) Hankins

Tyler Jones Anna Belle Hankins

Jackson Renner David Miles Eric Williams Helen Paxton Alexandra Miles Carolyn Tilson Doc Dowden Josh Webb


UMW News Ruth Group - February 11 @ 7:00, SFH Maude Landmesser - February 14 @ 11:00 Shalom - February 26 @ 6:00, Grace Parlor ________________________________________________

All groups who hold their own account under “Trinity UMC” need to turn in an audit of the account for 2012, to the Church Office by March 31. This is required by the Holston Conference as part of our Financial Audit. Forms are available in the church office. Thank you. _______________________________________________________

2013 Altar Flowers

LISTER CIRCLE News Lister Circle meets Weds at 5:10 in the junior high room. (All junior high, senior high and college aged girls welcomed.) February Meeting Dates: 6,13,27

We have lots of dates open for altar flowers. Please contact the church office to reserve your Sunday. _______________________________________________________ On Friday Evening, March 1, the ECHOES group will be having their Monthly Dinner Meeting & Program @ 5:30, SFH.

Feb 1 Prepare dinner for ECHOS – 5:00pm (meet in kitchen) Feb 10 Treats for your Sweets – Bake Sale (narthex after church) Feb 24th- Mar 3rd Military Care Package Collection (Easter Theme)


Any Lister member who is interested in attending the "Young Women's Mission Trip to Jubilee" on Feb. 16th, "Day Apart" on March 23, or "Sisters in Service" Retreat on March 2-3, please see Lori for the information sheets.

Trinity’s Food Bank item collected during February is Pasta. Donations can be placed in the cardboard boxes provided in either the Large Fellowship Hall or the Old Narthex outside the Sanctuary.

For Information contact: Lucille Cutshaw or Vance Walker

Monthly Item

Pick up will be March 3.

Trinity United Methodist Church is considering starting one or more small groups that will participate in The Daniel Plan. This is a program that encourages it’s participants to lose weight and improve the God Given Temples that we have been entrusted with. This program is free to everyone who wishes to benefit, check it out online at We will meet in small groups that encourage each other throughout the year to become healthier. All your personal numbers remain personal as you will track your improvements online and not in the meetings. So just what is the Daniel Plan? The Daniel Plan is not just another "diet". It's a lifestyle based on the biblical story of Daniel, who forsook the king's rich food in order to honor God's best for him and his friends. The Daniel Plan focuses on "The Simple Six" Core Principles, including the following: CONNECT for Success - Get in touch with your health and with others! RELY on God's Power - Willpower is not enough. You need God's power. EAT Delicious Whole Foods - Imagine the Garden of Eden as your food source. MOVE Your Way to Health - Get going. The more exercise, the more energy! 5. THINK Sharper and Smarter - Better brain health = better life! 6. HEAL for Life - Make a game plan for permanent changes that heal. The Daniel Plan includes guidance from three world-class medical authorities and other wellness professionals, including:

1. 2. 3. 4.

Functional medicine specialist, Dr. Mark Hyman: Brain health expert, Dr. Daniel Amen: Heart surgeon, Dr. Mehmet Oz

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ If you are interested in this program please fill out the following questionnaire and turn it into the office. We will contact you. Name ___________________________ Phone number _______________________ Email address______________________________ I am interested in the following - ___ Weekday mornings ___ Weekday afternoons ___ Weekday evenings ___ Wonderful Wednesdays and/or ___ Saturday mornings THE WORKBOOK OF SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES (February 17- March 31) A Lenten Journey

Discipline is an absolute necessity for the Christian life. We may be converted to Christ in the miracle of a moment, but becoming a saint is the task of a lifetime. And we are called to sainthood. We are to grow up in Christ (Ephesians 4:15), to become mature in Christ (Colossians 1:21) and to have the mind of Christ in us (Philippians 2:5). The season of Lent is a wonderful time to consider the disciplines of Christian living and to incorporate them into our lives. During Lent, you are invited to participate in a small group experience of the Workbook of Spiritual Disciplines. The author, Maxie Dunnam, provides us with daily readings and guides us in daily reflection on what is read. You need to allow approximately 30 minutes per day for your time in the workbook. The 6 disciplines we will explore together are: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Scripture & Guidance Prayer Confession Submission & Service Solitude Generosity

February 18-24 February 25-March 3 March 4-10 March 11-17 March 18-24 March 25-31

The plan is for 3 small groups to meet- one on Sunday night, one on Wednesday night and one on a weekday. You may choose the best day and time for you. If you have interest in participating in this journey, fill out the interest indicator below and drop it in the offering plate, place it in the pastor's hands, or drop it by the church office. . Workbooks Cost $10.00. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------INTEREST INDICATOR THE WORKBOOK OF SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES (February 17- March 31) A Lenten Journey Name: ____________________________________________

Phone: _______________________________________

I can attend (check all that apply): Sunday 6:30pm __________ Wed. 6:30pm __________ A Weekday ____________ Day? _______________ Time? ____________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Military Care Packages Lister Circle will be collecting items for our over-seas soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. We are asking for our church families help to put their packages together. If you are able to provide any of the following items, we ask that you place them in the boxes located in the large hall and the narthex. All items needed by February 24, 2013. We will be shipping them on March 4th so they get them for Easter. If you have any questions, please contact a Lister Circle member. EASTER IDEAS: Jelly beans, starburst, bunny corn, skittles, Easter basket grass, toys hidden in eggs, plastic eggs, bible verses, chocolate eggs, peeps, banners to decorate their rooms or mess hall that say, “Happy Easter”. Colored plastic table clothes, confetti to decorate the tables, pin the tail on the Easter Bunny, stationery, phone cards, typical chocolates, Easter Coloring Book with crayons, Easter Book Mark or just some fun things. Easter Themed Water Guns, Easter Straws, if you go to Wal-Mart, in the toy section there is a pack with a jump rope, jacks, the paddle with a ball. How about a couple of egg dying kits, make sure the kits only require water (no vinegar). Easter M&Ms are great, they won’t melt. Other suggestions: hand & foot warmers, eye drops, nasal spray, medicated chap stick, hand sanitizer, nail clippers, cough drops, Kleenex, tea, instant noodle soup, hot chocolate, Cracker Jacks, playing cards, Movies (DVD’s), foot powder; Dr. Scholl’s boot inserts; foot lotion; foot file; fresh, clean socks; nutrition/health bars, Alka-Seltzer; Rolaids, silly string; bubbles; small bouncy balls; hacky sacks; brain teaser toys, books or magazines.

Shalom Valentine Flower Project Honor your loved ones by placing their names below to appear in the Sunday, Feb. 10th bulletin. Flowers will be placed on the altar in their honor or memory. Donations will be used for Shalom mission projects. Please place this form along with your donation (cash or check payable to Shalom) in an envelope marked Shalom in the offering plate. The deadline is: Sunday, Feb. 3rd.

In honor of: Given by: _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ In memory of: Given by: _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ PARTNER WITH A CHILD Still looking for that special spot for you to fill at our church? We may have a need that might interest you! We are starting a mentoring program for our children and we need your help. We are looking for adults who would commit to mentor a child for one year, longer if you would so wish. You may ask… Q:What do we mean by “mentor”? A:Pray for your child(ren) daily, be sure to at least make contact with your child once a month (at church, phone call, etc.), send a monthly letter of encouragement or birthday wish and participate with child for 3rd grade bible presentations and confirmation. We are going to have three weeks available for you to sign up. Friday, February 8th is the deadline. On Sunday, February 24th, we will have a special meet and greet time during Sunday school. If this great mentoring service appeals to you then please fill out this form and return it to the church office and we will be in contact with you after the deadline of February 8th. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

PLEASE PRINT: NAME: ____________________________________

E-MAIL: _________________________________________

HOME PHONE: _____________________________

CELL PHONE: ____________________________________

I ALREADY HAVE A SPECIAL CONNECTION WITH ____________________________________________________ AND WOULD LIKE TO BE THEIR MENTOR.

Help us bridge the gap from our mature Christians to our young children to help show them more of God's love!

PARENT’S NIGHT OUT - FEBRUARY 8 (FROM 5-10PM) Want to celebrate Valentine’s Day but don’t have a babysitter? Leave your children in our capable hands. Bring your children to Trinity’s Samson House for fun, games, and dinner, while you and your sweetheart get time on your own. This night of service is provided by Trinity UMC’s Youth Group. This evening is by donation only. We hope you will come out and join us!! To sign up, please contact the church office @ 638-7521. Hope to see you there! ___________________________________________________________________________

“SOUPER BOWL time in TENNESSEE” TODAY - February 3! The Youth will be collecting the cans of soup before and after church. The cans will go to the local Food Bank. Please help support this great cause!!!



Come hang out with us at Samson House the night of the Super Bowl, starting at 5:45. Bring your favorite sport snack and root for your team!!! Trinity’s Youth Group

February 2013 Torch  

February 2013 Newsletter of Trinity United Methodist Church in Greeneville, Tennessee.

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