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United Methodist Church 524 Tusculum Boulevard Greeneville, TN 37745

The Trinity Torch JUNE 2013

Calendar of Events for the Week of June 2, 2013. ********************************************************************

June 2

Youth News - June

UM Men’s Breakfast 8:00, SFH Haden Scott - Lay Speaker 2 End of ticket sales for the “Trinity welcomes Haden Scott to the pulpit today while the pastor is All-U-Can Eat Breakfast. on vacation. Haden is one of our Morristown District’s Certified Lay Speakers. If you would like to receive training as a certified Lay 7 Meet @ 5:00pm in the Large Fellowship Hall Speaker, please contact the pastor (638-7521).” to setup for the All-U-Can Eat Breakfast. Change for Children Collection 8 All-U-Can Eat Breakfast 6:30am-11:00am 5thGrade Promotion & 5th/8th Grade Recognition during Worship. 9 Cook-out & balloon fight @ 6:00pm, S. House Pavilion CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP SERVICE @ 11:30, LFH Praise Team Practice @ 4:00, LFH 10-12 VBS-Volunteer Day @ Boys & Girls Club (9:00-12:00) NO - U. M. Youth Fellowship tonight. 21 Mystery Destination - Bring money for food and Pastor Albee on vacation. June 3 June 4 June 5

Volleyball (See Vance Walker) First Place (See Wilma Lynch) Tuesdays @ Trinity Begins.

6:00, LFH 5:00, Library 10-2

Staff Meeting

11:00, Library

Praise Bible Study @ 6:00 in the Downstairs Chapel. Prayer Group 6:30-7:15, SFH June 7 June 8

ECHOES to Annual Ottway Fish Fry leave at 5:15 (TUMC Bus). Youth Set-up for Breakfast 5:00, LFH/K All You Can Eat Breakfast (7:00-10:30 serving)

June 9


(Sponsored by the Youth of Trinity)

Praise Team Practice @ 4:00, LFH U. M. Youth Fellowship at 6:00, S.H. Pavilion June 9-12

Annual Conference at Lake Junaluska.

drinks (Leave @ 5:30pm Return @ 11:00pm) 17-21 VBS set-up with Holly Hope 23-27 VBS 5:30pm-8:00pm. All youth are encouraged to sign up to help in areas you are interested in. Contact Youth Events Coordinators for more information: Mary Freshour 972-5619 Tyler Neas 552-0549 Lori Knapp 329-7959

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

FYI...Nursery is available during all

Remember your dad on Father’s Day.

Sunday morning services!

Change For Children Collection... TODAY!!

TODAY _____________________________________________ 5th Grade Promotion & 5th/8th Grade Recognition during Traditional Worship Service. WHEN GOD'S PEOPLE PRAY -Tuesdays @ Trinity - June 4th-July 9th upcoming KinA reminder is in order for our congregation dergarten through rising 6th graders are invited to join us that the weekly prayer meeting is continuing from 10:00-2:00 for hands on fun and learning over our 6 on Wednesday nights at 6:30 PM in the week course. The cost is only $40 with a $10 discount on Small Fellowship Hall. Be sure to join us siblings. with some instruction about prayer from the pastor followed by a time of very specific praying for the church and its ministries. Amazing things can happen when God's people pray!


More questions please call Jennifer McHan at 823-8370 or Sally Anderson at 552-4797.

It’s never too late to sign your child up! -VBS 2013 June 23rd- 27th 5:30-8:00 - Cokesbury's Everywhere Fun Fair, Where God's World Comes Together.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED Volunteers Needed!!!! Volunteers are needed to help host Contemporary Worship as well as sing and play instruments in the Praise Band.

If you can help, contact David Boyd - Worship Leader at

The Children’s Department needs help with: 1.) Alternate or Substitute Sunday School Teachers. 2.) Tuesdays @ Trinity Chaperones 3.) Volunteer Nursery Helpers Contact Jennifer McHan @ Or 823-8370. THANK YOU!


Prayer List

To our JUNE

For Our Known Bereaved The Family of Brenda Tipton The Family of Karen Johnson The Family of Marie Metcalf Sally Anderson and Family


06/01 06/01 Healing Needed from Cancer Ronnie Hooten Ed Stalcup 06/02 Hugh Wells Jane Luttrell 06/02 Karen Broyles Payne Earnestine Gray 06/03 Albert Rasnake Victor Knapp Carl Lacher Bill Ward 06/04 For Our Armed Forces Stanton Whittaker 06/04 Kenneth Kelley Jay Burns Rick Felton Charlotte Nicodemas 06/05 Brian Benton Jamie Moseley Richard Arwood Jimmy Carter 06/05 John Penland Joseph D. Carson Roger Solomon Allison Russell Justin Walter Steven Ayers Viola Rollins Michael Renfro 06/06 Thomas White David Jones Evelyn Blake Max Cox 06/06 Steve Sams Stanley Keselicka Patty Guinn Alan Eldridge 06/06 Clay Yancey Jackson Jeter Darnell Marie Barker Billy Kelton Avery Armstrong Josh Baker 06/07 Edna Cutshaw David Lamons Hugh Allen Shipley Trisha Wilhoit 06/07 For Those Hospitalized Teresa Krause Jewell Hughes 06/07 Becky Monk Brenda Loveday 06/07 For Trinity Members & Constituents Cindy Peak Max Murray Teresa Dixon; Nancy Chandler; Max Cox; Norma Lee Wilson Janie Larkin 06/09 Gary & Karen Malloch; 06/09 Danny Hensley Families and Caregivers of those with cancer. 06/10 06/11 For Family Members & Friends For Our Nursing Home & Elizabeth Tullock, Allison Holt, Frank Moore; 06/12 Assisted Living Members: Charles Moore; Danny Myers; Taylor Hawk Helen Phillips Anna Belle Hankins 06/13 Beryl Smith Mabel Philbeck 06/13 Church in Mission Iva Walker Carolyn Tilson Frances Million Norma Carpenter 06/14 Fran Lynch Baxter-Willow, AK 06/14 For Our Homebound Members: Steve Geegbe/Richard Tefley - Home in Liberia Bobby George Kitty Knittel 06/14 For the Persecuted Church around the world. Belva Drake Faye Reynolds Norma Cureton Virgie Gray 06/14 For the Ministry of Our Church, Its Leaders, Patsy Reynolds Helen Jeffers Pastor Albee & Staff. 06/14 Mildred Wallin 06/14 06/14 06/15 Please consider ways 06/16 that you can benefit the church 06/16 06/17 by filling two needed ministries. 06/17 06/18 06/18 WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY COORDINATOR A volunteer is needed who can 06/19 serve as a coordinator of our Wonderful Wednesday program. This person would 06/19 schedule the cooks for each Wednesday night and schedule any other special programs 06/21 that might happen on Wednesday night beyond the Small Groups that ordinarily meet. 06/21 If we are to continue to have Wonderful Wednesdays, having a volunteer in place this 06/21 summer is important. 06/21 06/23 SPECIAL EVENTS COORDINATOR A volunteer is needed who would be in 06/24 charge of a team of people who would work on large, church-wide fundraising events- 06/26 such as a Lord's Acre Sale, Fall Festival or All-You-Can-Eat Breakfasts. Usually 06/27 many people are willing to help with these events, but a coordinator is needed for 06/27 these events to take place. 06/29 06/29 If you are interested in serving in either of these ways, please contact the pastor (638-7521). 06/29 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Ephesians 6:4 NRSU

UMW News

Randy Walker Judy Paxton Glenn Cope Parker Wilhoit Grant Tunnell Joseph Kite Tori Sell Kylie Reaves Sarah (Tootie) Sayler

Derek Keasling Vance Walker Debra Scott CeJ Jones Jessica McHan Michael Cooper Shenandoah Boyd Alice Marshall Amanda Adams Sharon Duncan Tim Cansler Ron Chesnut Katie Hood Louis DeBusk Bryce Ball Carmen Fillers Donald Williams Robert Brown Trey Whitfield Hank Hope Gladys Renner Iva Walker Jewel Westmoreland

Jim Cope Buddy Coyler Ken Oldenberg Charles Fisher Helen Jeffers Angie Tipton Chris Oldenberg Eva Sams Michael Knapp Jr. Mike Franklin Sam Biddle Riley Jones Paula Moore Dewey Holley Tommy Carter Wayne Susong Eric Feltman George Wilhoit Terry Miles

Shalom - Not meeting in June. _______________________________________________

On Friday Evening, June 7 , the ECHOES group will be having their Monthly Dinner Meeting & Program @ 5:30, SFH.



Maude Landmesser Meeting - June 13 (See Ellen Boles) Ruth Group Meeting - June 18, 12:00, Joyce Kellis’s Home

Lister Circle will meet on the following dates: (All junior high, senior high and college aged girls welcomed.)

June 14 June 23-27

Relay for Life @ GMS 6:00pm Vacation Bible School 4:00pm (prepare, cook & clean meal) (Lister Circle events will follow meal)

______________________________________ Steve Sams Attn: OPS Co G33 TF Gladiator, CJTF-101 APO, AE 09354 Serving in Afghanistan & would love a card or note from home.

For Information contact: Lucille Cutshaw or Vance Walker

Monthly Item Trinity’s Food Bank item collected during June is Canned Pinto Beans Donations can be placed in the containers provided right outside the entrance to the Large Fellowship Hall or in the Old Narthex outside the Sanctuary July 7. ______________________________________________


(Volleyball every Monday night at 6:00pm.) Open to Sr. High Youth and older.

STEWARDSHIP UPDATE For the month of May, contributions from our congregation to the General Fund were $22,870.49. For the first five months of 2013, contributions to the general fund have totaled $122,759.69. This represents 36% of the total budget of $337,155.00 and compares with $119,580.00 contributed in the first five months of 2012. Ideally, we would like to have had approximately 42% of the budget (or $136,159.00) contributed by this time in the year. Though contributions are short of where they need to be, we are trying to make every effort not spend more than is contributed. It is from the General Fund, that salaries are paid, programs and ministries such as our upcoming Vacation Bible School are underwritten, and all the things that keep our facility open and operating are done. All known bills and obligations, includes Morristown District obligations, are up to date with the exception of Holston Conference and denominational obligations. We have paid $6,510.50 so far in 2013 and approximately $5,765.47 is due. During this season in which we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit to the church, this is a wonderful time to evaluate our giving and whether it reflects a tithe (10%) of our income and our gratitude to the Lord for all He has given us. If you are behind in what you had planned to contribute or are able to contribute more than originally planned, now is an excellent time to reflect a heart of generosity.

LET'S WORK TOGETHER Our denomination has called all churches in United Methodism to action. This "Call to Action" is the result of a study of the statistics of 33,000 UM churches and found that over 5000 were growing and engaging a greater percentage of their membership in worship and ministry. At a significantly higher rate than other churches, these 5000 were growing over a period of several years- no matter what their size, location, or ethnicity. After examining all this data from across the denomination, the study identified 16 common factors in these churches- and now refers to them as the 16 "drivers of vitality." They form the core of our ministry strategy over the next few years. We must strive to work together to make sure that we are a vital, growing congregation. It will truly take the work of everyone- and all this work must be surrounded by the fervent praying of God's people. Unless the Lord builds the house, we do indeed labor in vain (see Psalm 127:1). Those 16 drivers of vitality are: 1) More small groups for all ages, 2) More programs for children, 3) More programs for youth, 4) Effective lay leadership, 5) Lay leadership that exhibits vital personal faith, 6) A rotation of lay leadership to involve more people over time, 7) 20% or more of worshiping congregation are current or past leaders in their church, 8) Pastors who develop and mentor lay leadership to equip them to carry out ministry, 9) Pastors who enlist the participation of others in accomplishing needed changes in the church, 10) Pastors who lead the congregation is setting and achieving significant goals, 11) Pastors who are effective preachers 12) Pastors who stay for a long time (when they are serving effectively) 13) Worship services are a mix of traditional and contemporary, 14) Messages in worship are topical, 15) Use of contemporary music (not blended) in contemporary services and 16) Use of multi-media in contemporary services. We are currently addressing factors 2,3,13,14,15 and 16 and in the months ahead, we will address Factor #1 as part of a renewed emphasis on Small Groups. Your help and prayer for this undertaking are needed and appreciated. Pastor Stuart

Father’s Day Flower Project Trinity’s Youth Ministry will be accepting donations this year for the adornment of the altar on Father’s Day (Sunday, June 16).

(DEADLINE: Monday, June 10, 2013) Placed by:

In Honor

In Memory

RESPONDING TO THE DISASTER IN OKLAHOMA On Monday, May 20, a powerful mile-wide tornado spun through parts of Oklahoma City and the town of Moore (pop. 55,000). Officials have confirmed a total of 24 deaths and 237 people injured. It was one of at least nine tornadoes to lumber through Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas, and was on the ground for a full 40 minutes. There are many opportunities in the near future for individuals and groups to be a part of a VIM (Volunteer in Mission) Team to help out with recovery in Moore. For the moment, most concerned individuals and faithful United Methodists can help through their prayers and financial assistance. Relief kits will also like be needed, especially health kits and school kits. For information about how to assemble these, visit UMCOR Relief Supplies page on the UMCOR website. Kits can be sent to any of the depots in the UMCOR Relief-Supply Network. You can also contribute through TUMC by making your check payable to the church and writing "Oklahoma" on the memo line. You can also contribute with your online gift, or by calling toll-free 1-800-554-8583. To make an immediate $10 donation, text the word RESPONSE to 80888. Thank you.


Spread the Word… A second worship service at Trinity has begun. Sundays @ 11:30am in the Large Fellowship Hall. Worship will be contemporary and casual and we are counting on you to get the word out to young adults and young families or anyone else you might know, who might enjoy and appreciate contemporary worship.

__________________________________________________ The Leader for Wednesday Night (June 5) Praise Bible Study will be George Scott and the scripture he will be using will be Psalms 5:11 and Jeremiah 9:23-24. The subject will be New Priorities and Values: how the study of Scripture can provide us with an eternal value system. Come join us! __________________________________________________________


Every Tuesday (June 4-July 9)

All Children Grades K-6 are invited!


Join anytime!

$5.00 per person (kids under 3 eat free) Where: Trinity United Methodist Church When: Saturday, June 8th (7:00am – 10:30am) Sponsored by the Youth of Trinity.

_______________________________________ RESURRECTION 2014 If you plan on attending Resurrection 2014 (Jan 17-19, 2014) your permission form and deposit of $25.00 is now due. Please give your completed form and money to Mary, Tyler or Lori on or before the June 21st deadline. After July 1st, the cost will be $40.00 for Trinity Members based on availability.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR GRADUATES We Congratulate our 2013 graduates and pray for the blessing of God on the next chapters of their lives.

Elizabeth Albee Graduates Greeneville High School and will attend the University of Tennessee in the fall.

Katie Fields Graduates East Tennessee State University cum laude with a B.S. in Elementary Education.

Becka Gregory Graduates Tennessee Technological University with a B.S. in Agriculture Business and a minor in Business.

Haden Lynn Scott Graduates the University of Tennessee with a B.S.—BCMB and will attend Doctorate School at U.T. in the fall.

Walker Troy Graduates Greeneville High School and will attend East Tennessee State University in the fall. If you know of any other graduates in our congregation, please notify the church office at 638-7521 or email at, to include the graduate’s name on this list. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________

REPORT FROM THE MISSION,EVANGELISM AND OUTREACH TEAM (M.O.E.) The M.O.E. Team of our church is pleased to report that through the generosity of the Trinity congregation, we are able to transport 40 School Supply Kits to Holston Annual Conference at Lake Junaluska on June 9-13. These kits were our mission emphasis in April. There they will be combined with the kits from other congregations in the Holston Conference and shipped to our missionaries in Africa for use by the children of the Roberts School in Liberia. These school supplies will be welcomed with open arms. Thank you congregation for your generosity. May was Imagine-No-Malaria Month and we received your contributions for this denomination-wide effort during May. Holston Conference has a goal of raising $1 million for Imagine-No-Malaria by the end of Annual Conference on June 13. To date $505,780 has been raised by the conference and we will be adding $1,061.00 as a contribution from Trinity to that total. For every $10 raised, 1 life is saved from a disease that claims 1 million lives globally each year. Thank you again Trinity for your generosity. In August, our mission emphasis will be the work of Fran Lynch in Alaska. You will have opportunity to hear about her work and support that work with your generous contributions.

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2013 june 2 spark june torch  

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