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TO KNOW AND SERVE GOD

TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 511 N. ELM, GRAND ISLAND, NEBRASKA 68801 - (308) 382-1952 - FAX (308) 385-0524 REV. JAY VETTER - REV. BOB RHODES (TRINITY) REV. MATTHEW FOWLER (FAITH) - REV. CHAD BOLING (FIRST) PASTOR EMERITUS: REV. DEL ROPER - REV. GEORGE WHEAT VISIT OUR WEB SITES AT www.trinityumcgi.org and www.um4gi.org

UMG 4I A Ministry of the United Methodist Church

E-MAIL: trinityumc@gionline.net

Facebook Page: TUMC – Grand Island NE Young Adults Facebook Page: Trinity United Methodist Young Adults UM4GI: www.facebook.com/um4gi

LENTEN WORSHIP U2 Eucharist – a Parish Service of Communion and Worship Holy Thursday & Holy Saturday (April 5th and 7th) -7 p.m. in Faith’s Sanctuary (12th & Eddy) The U2 Eucharist will feature music from U2 including such favorites as Where the Streets Have No Name, Yahweh, I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For, Pride (In the Name of Love), Mysterious Ways and Walk On. The U2 Eucharist has recently received international media attention, from newspapers to BBC World Service presentations, for its innovative use of the band’s biblically rich lyrics and social justice message, for its ability to bring together people of may different generations in a context of worship, and as a tool for raising awareness and empowering communities to respond to God’s call. Google “U2 Eucharist” or “U2charist” for articles in papers around the world. Come be part of the service and invite a friend who would enjoy the combination of U2 music with worship.

LENTEN STUDIES February 22nd begins this year’s season of Lent. It’s a special time of year in the life of the church – a time specifically focused on our personal and collective walks with God. It’s a time for examination, learning, and growth. UM4GI will be offering a number of different study/conversation groups for just this purpose during Lent. No prior knowledge is required and all are welcome. “Wasabi Gospel”: Wednesday mornings (February 15-April 4) at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity; Bette Pore, leader; $12 per book, Room A Tuesday Morning Women’s Lectionary Study, 9:30 a.m. in the Conference Room at Trinity; No cost Men’s Lectionary Study, Friday mornings at 7:00 a.m. at Tommy’s Restaurant; Del Roper, leader; no cost. “Practicing Spiritual Disciplines”: Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. and Sundays at 10:30 a.m., February 26 - April 1, both at First UMC; Chad Boling, leader; no cost. “Mosaic: When God Uses All the Pieces” (Shane Standford): AWAKEN– Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at Trinity in Room B; Matt Fowler, leader; Vol. XXXVIII cost-$5-10 for book. No. 4 “Mosaic: When God Uses All the Pieces” Mondays at 9:00 a.m. beginning February 23, February 20 at Alice Kistler’s, 523 W 9th, 382-5031, Del Roper leader, 2012 cost $8 per book


Jay Vetter (Trinity) jayv@inebraska.com

NEED A RIDE TO CHURCH

Bob Rhodes (Trinity) brhodes@umcneb.org

Call the church office by 4:45 p.m. on the Friday before to sign up for a ride to the 9:30 a.m. worship on Sundays. Please call the driver below if you need to cancel your ride. February 26: Roger Andrews, 384-5771 March 4: Gary Boring, 381-7049

Matthew Fowler (Faith) Fowler.me@gmail.com Chad Boling (First) chadboling@gmail.com Del Roper, George Wheat Pastors Emeritus Program and Support Staff Lyz Rhodes Ministry Intern Lyz@rhodesnetwork.com Dan Ellis Custodian Susan Stoppkotte Communications trinityumc@gionline.net Vicky McLamb Noah’s Ark Child Care Director noahsarktumc@inebraska.com

ATTENDANCE February 11 & 12: Worship: Saturday night - 72; Sunday 9:30 - 164; Sunday 11:00 - 188; Nuba Worship - 17; Children’s Church - ; Sunday Afternoon Children’s Time - 27 February 18 & 19: Worship: Saturday night - 104; Sunday 9:30 - 186; Sunday 11:00 - 163; Nuba Worship - 19; Children’s Church - 25; Sunday Afternoon Children’ Time - 30

LECTIONARY READINGS February 26: Genesis 9:8-17; Psalm 25:1-10; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:9-15 March 4: Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Psalm 22:23-31; Romans 4:13-25; Mark 8:31-38

Part Time Support Staff Nance Reynolds Financial Secretary & Membership Chairperson nreynolds@inebraska.com Tim Victor Media Director Casey Heck Business Manager financetumc@inebraska.com Lorraine Ogg Volunteer Coordinator Kim Nunnenkamp Parish Nurse kimr@inebraska.com Dan Hoffman, Bobbi Hoffman Custodians Dave White Offering Counting Supervisor Music Staff Dillon Edwards Chancel Choir Director Carolyn Roper, Kim Wilsey, Brenda Lambert, Sharon Jensen Organists Joyce Victor Choir Accompanist Sharon Jensen CrossPoint Accompanist Rhonda Heffelfinger Handbell Director Nursery Staff Deb Larsen Coordinator Margie Balderston

GIVING FOR THE WEEK ENDING… February 5: Budget - $ 12,490.43; Capital Campaign - $ 996.00; Neighbors In Need - $ 253.73 February 12: Budget - $ 7,683.34; New Dishwasher Fund - $ 100.00; Capital Campaign - $ 163.00; Neighbors in Need - $ 102.00; UCM-Kearney - $ 849.14

LIFE SENIOR HIGH YOUTH GROUP The LIFE Youth Group is saving pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House. They use these to raise money for families to stay there when they have a child in the hospital. There are three buckets located in the church, in the cubby by the office, in Gollaher, and in The Gathering Place.

BLOOD PRESSURE CHECK Trinity’s Parish Nurse, Kim Nunnenkamp, takes blood pressure’s the second weekend of every month. Come visit Kim in the new conference room following worship on Saturday evening and Sunday morning.

HOSPITALIZED... (*DISMISSED) Please remember that hospitals DO NOT always contact the church. If you or a loved one are in the hospital, please call and notify the church office. Thank You.

*Jack Bixby, *Bernice Dixon, *Helen Nemecek, *Wayne Vanosdall, Marjean Terman, *Charles Perkins, Loa Foreman, Doretta Seely, *Amy Van Pelt

SYMPATHIES TO THE FAMILIES OF… Virginia Jones, Korinna Naranjo’s mother; Phyllis Gammel, Gloria Straight’s mother; Irene Coates; Margaret Hardekopf; Randall Mohr, Mardell Benson’s son-in-law; Glen Boltz


MISSION MARKETPLACE

CONFIRMATION RETREAT CHANGE

Thanks to the many generous folks who gave JEWELS OF LOVE. We received a wonderful variety of pieces. Fifteen people participated in this month's MISSION MARKETPLACE to make jewelry and remake JEWELS OF LOVE. Thanks to Barb Brown for her beading supplies, time, and talents! So far over $150 have been raised for UM4GI HIV/AIDS Funds. We will sell again March 11. Several items are up for Silent Auction as well--be sure to check it all out Sunday, March 11.

As has already been announced to Confirmands and parents, the previously planned Confirmation Retreat has been rescheduled. The Confirmands are now invited to join in in a Confirmation Lock-In at Trinity UMC beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 30th and continuing to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 31st. Attendees should arrive at Trinity UMC at 7pm having already eaten supper. Meals for the remainder of the Lock-In will be provided.

Also on March 11, be sure to try our MINI MISSION MARKETPLACE. Pay $5 and make your own beaded bracelet in the Gathering Place! Upcoming Mission Marketplace plans: March-pottery, April--Earth Day projects, May--MotherDaughter-Grandmother Simple Sewn Mom Gifts. Mark your calendars!

SUMMER MINISTRY INTERNSHIP UM4GI is now taking applications for two Summer Ministry Internships. These paid internships are for post high school students who are considering church or human services related careers. More information and application forms are available from the church office.

WEDNESDAY MEALS ARE BACK! Wednesday Meals are back but I have discovered that groceries cost more than they did a year and half ago. Unless a group is serving the meal as a fund raiser, we are just trying to break even on these meals. In the past we suggested a donation of at least $3 per person or $10 for a family. We aren’t breaking even so far this year. If you want to see these meals continue and are able to, I hope you will give a little more. Jay Wednesday meals are served in Miller Hall each Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. February 29: Second Annual Kiwanis Soup Supper Fundraiser - Serving Homemade Chili, Chicken Noodle, Cinnamon rolls, Gluten-free chicken noodle soup available! Serving 5 to 7:00 p.m. Adults $5, Children (under 12) $3. Proceeds will be used to benefit children in our community! March 7: Enchiladas, tortilla chips, salad, ice-cream March 14: Tater-tot casserole, fruit, ice-cream

Please bring sleeping bags, pillows, toiletries, appropriate changes of clothes, games, and a snack to share. Please do not bring any electronic devices like iPods, iPads, MP3 players, or anything that will distract from the community. Contact Pastors Bob or Matt with any questions. The Wesley brothers had it right, I think. They went to where people were, to where life and all of its challenges seemed most present. They went outside the church and met the people and their circumstances. John preached outside and Charles (arguably, though I’ve already made this point) wrote song lyrics to popular pub songs. And they reached people!

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In an effort to meet people where they are, I will be starting a once-monthly faith-talk in the community beginning on Thursday, March 15th at 8 p.m. at Nathan Detroit on Pine Street downtown. DRAUGHTS OF FAITH is an opportunity to talk about faith and theology in an informal setting in the community. Please come as you are, invite friends, and be spiritually fed!

GRANT SCHOLARSHIP TIME The 2012 Grant Scholarship applications for graduating high school seniors who are confirmed members of Trinity have been sent out and are due in the church office by March 23, 2012. If you did not receive a letter and application form, the application forms are available in the church office. If you are a post secondary student who is a confirmed member of Trinity, and have not received a post secondary grant scholarship, you are also eligible. Grant applications are available in the church office and the deadline to turn them in is March 23, 2012.


UMW SPRING RUMMAGE SALE

MULTIMEDIA TASKFORCE

The time is here to start sorting out those “Treasures” (clean and gently used items) to bring to the UMW Spring Rummage Sale. Items can be brought to Miller Hall, Monday–Wednesday, April 2325, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The sale dates will be April 26-28. Volunteers are needed, you do not need to be a member of UMW to volunteer. Please call Ilene King at 382-3684 or Donna Cargill at 384-2728.

Pastor Bob is putting together a group of people interested in the use of multimedia from song and scripture presentation in worship to video production and more. Interested persons should contact Pastor Bob in the church office, by email at brhodes@umcneb.org, on Facebook at facebook.com/bobrhodessocal or on Twitter at twitter.com/bobrhodessocal.

NEW CHURCH DATABASE

THANK YOU FROM NOAH’S ARK

We are in the midst of switching to a new database, Church Windows, for church membership and financial records. Because our financial records are in transition, we do not have a financial report for January. We expect to publish a summary report for the first two months in the next issue of the Tidings. Thanks for patience with us as we learn a new system.

I would like to thank everyone for attending the Wednesday Night Fundraiser Meal for Noah’s Ark Child Care! As the director it makes my heart happy to see such support from the church congregation for our ministry of Trinity United Methodist Church! I don’t know each of you but I continue to keep each and everyone of you in my prayers and thoughts. Thank you again for all your support and donations to Noah’s Ark Child Care. May God Bless you! Vicky

Copies the program and other information shared at the DEDICATION OF OUR CHURCH RENOVATION which was held on February 19, are available at the church.

PARENTS OF KIDS 0-12 YEARS OLD The Education Committee is gathering information to help us enhance and invigorate our Sunday School program and would love your input. Please go to the web page "http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ BDWV6HK" and complete the four-question survey. We'd love to hear from you! Thanks!

REQUEST FOR PRAYERS Some Nuba people from Sudan have been worshipping at Trinity for 7 years now. There has been outreach to them in terms of Sunday School for the children and Jay's participation & support in their worship services and other events. Lately the Arab/ Muslim government of Northern Sudan has increased the bombings on Nuba mountain, where family members of our Nuba congregation still live. The reason for this is to have access to the oil fields in this area. Arms to the Northern Sudan government have been supplied by China, Russia, and the US in the past. The people aren't allowed to leave the mountain and the goal is to eradicate them. Please pray for these Nuba families in Sudan and our own city. Also, offer your support in ministry to them and their children here at Trinity. For more information, visit www.SudanReeves.org Carole Denton, Missions

Wish List For Noah’s Ark Childcare Thank you again for all donations! Kleenex Glue sticks Wipes for diaper changing

FROM A PASTOR A few weeks ago, I spoke in worship about three simple steps to change the world. If you recall, the essence of changing the world is in serving the world! This is scriptural, not only in the text from that weekend (Mark 1:29-39) but also in Jesus teaching in the Gospel of John. After washing the disciples’ feet, Jesus tells them that they should serve one another as he has served them. “For I have set you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you.” (John 13:15 NRSV) It is right and appropriate to be in service to one another both here in the church and in the community. Opportunities abound in both areas, and our Missions groups are hard at work putting together service options in the community. In terms of serving your fellow congregation members, consider serving in the Church office, as an usher or greeter, as small group leader with Awaken or during our Wednesday meals, as a Sunday School teacher, or see any of your Pastors with other ideas. Just as I do, I think you will feel nourished and energized in responding to Jesus’ call to serve one another!


AWAKEN ANEW AWAKEN has returned in its new format! AWAKEN is a fellowship, devotion, and learning experience offered as a ministry of the UM4GI parish. Now held at Trinity UMC on Wednesdays, Awaken begins with a meal at 5:30 p.m. followed by Worship and then Small Group ministries at 6:30 p.m. Infant care is available as well as children's programming. There is something for all ages! AWAKEN to worship. AWAKEN to learning. AWAKEN to life.

AWAKEN continues to offer small group community and learning with these groups. •

LIFE High School Youth Group, Trinity’s House

Middle School Youth Group, Miller Hall

Confirmation Preparation, Room A

Grades 1—5, Rooms 7 & 8

Moms’ Group, Room B

Childcare for infants through Kindergarten, Nursery AWAKEN to worship. AWAKEN to learning. AWAKEN to life.

FROM A PASTOR We always read the story of Jesus being tempted in the wilderness on the first Sunday of Lent. This year we are reading from Mark and all he tells us is that Jesus went for 40 days and nights without food, wild animals were there, and angels came to help in. What wild animals, I wonder, are lurking in my wilderness? What wild animals threaten to steal my life and steer my faith off course? Lent offers me an opportunity to spend a little time with the wild animals that may be looking for a chance to devour my soul. Some of the ones I already know about are fear, jealously, false pride, self doubt, envy, various prejudices, guilt, shame, and selfishness. I sure am glad that angels came to help Jesus and will surely help me when I get into shaky territory. Have a blessed Lent. Jay

SUPPORT GROUP FOR HEART PATIENTS The Grand Island YMCA is starting a Support Group for people who have heart problems. If you are interested, please call the YMCA at 384-9922 and ask for Sheere Gleason.

OPEN HEARTS RECONCILING COMMUNITY & SUPPORT GROUP SPRING EVENTS March 23 - 25: Horizons of Faith weekend, Joerg Rieger, Theologian : www.horizonsoffaith.com Friday, April 13: HIV/AIDS Benefit Concert, Gollaher Chapel, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Monday, April 16: Potluck 4 Alliance, Hastings College More information: Maureen Vetter, Cathy Denman or church offices UM4GI Missions Committee & HIV/AIDS Task Force

FRIENDS FOR THE JOURNEY Friends in the Faith Saturday, March 10: Prepaid Mission Marketplace Clay class with Nancy Fairbanks Potter : $15 to create clay slab pottery! Info: Mandy Smidt brianmandy2001@yahoo.com Wednesday, March 28 : Bookshare: Discuss "THE HELP" -7:30 p.m., Conference Room, Optional Read: "NICKEL AND DIMED": GILT Play in March! Sunday, April 1: Mission Bowl of Sharing Progressive Meal Friday, April 13: Spring Hook-in, Christ UMC Lincoln 9 - 3 p.m., info Maureen : Mvetter@charter.net Friday, April 13: 4th Annual HIV AIDS Benefit Concert, 7-9 p.m., Gollaher Chapel, bring cookies! Fall Bookshare October: "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" by Jamie Ford: find the book! TUMC Education Committee

YOU ARE INVITED! Faith United Methodist Church, 724 W. 12th St., has invited Trinity’s retired folk to their covered dish and social time. They meet on the second Wednesday of the month. Bring a covered dish to share. Plates, drink, and silverware is provided. Contact Judy Bliss at 384-5963 for more information.

CHURCH WOMEN UNITED Grand Island Church Women United will celebrate a “Prayer for all Seasons” Friday, March 2. It will be at Faith United Methodist Church, 12th and Eddy St. at 9:30 a.m. The program was created by Church Women United in Kansas to be used in place of the World Day of Prayer program. The offering will go to support National Church Women United. Call Virginia at 675-1063 for more information.


NOAH’S ARK NEWS

PARISH NURSE CORNER - TIP OF THE DAY

What gorgeous weather—thanks be to God! As unpredictable as mother nature has been this year= lets hope February is just as beautiful. The kids are loving the outdoors, but missing the snowmen and snow angels—silly kids!!

If you have unhealthy cholesterol levels (or want to prevent them), one of the first things you should examine is your diet. Are you eating foods that help reduce cholesterol? Or avoiding the ones that cause unhealthy cholesterol levels to creep higher? If not, we've got 10 cholesterol-lowering foods you should grab next time you're at the grocery store. Bonus: Lowering your bad (LDL) cholesterol can make your RealAge 3.3 years younger if you're a man, 0.6 years younger if you're a woman!

Love is in the air!!! Our Giraffe’s are loving learning and their minds are growing. They are learning the legend of St. Valentine with extra lessons in telling the truth, respecting authority, following rules and being patient. So very hard sometimes, but our great teachers also learning the lesson of patience! Letters this month N-Q Hearing the story of St. Valentine helps our great Zebra’s with their listening skills. They are super excited for the Valentine party to come! We have been practicing our matching skills, following directions, big and little, PLUS long and short, lots of work and these kids are having a blast. Hearing that snow is coming makes the Chimp’s giggle with excitement! These kids are working hard on sitting still, but not having a chance most of the year to play in the snow is making them wiggle, wiggle. We are working hard on our ABC’s and numbers. Shapes, sharing and coloring is a perfect day in the life of a chimp. Just when you get all settled in—we up and give the kids a new place to explore! Soon the little lambs (and all the kids) will be headed back to their original rooms. All our goodies will be rearranged and the lambs will find new (old) and exciting toys all over to have a blast with. Stop by and see the newly updated rooms!! All I Really Need to know, I Learned from Noah's Ark!

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN Join us for any of the following meetings or events! For more information contact Donna Cargill (3842728). Daytime Circles, Thursday, March 15 Elizabeth Circle, 9:15 a.m., Room A Naomi Circle, 9:15 a.m., Room B Dorcas Circle, 1:30 p.m., Room A Evening Circles, Tuesday, March 20, 7:00 p.m. Hope Circle, The Gathering Place Love Circle, Parlor

This week it’s Olive Oil! This oil is a nutritional superstar -- rich in antioxidants and heart-healthy monounsaturated fats that help lower "bad" LDL cholesterol and increase "good" HDL. In fact, in a study of people with high cholesterol, blood samples showed less potential for harmful clotting just two hours after the study subjects ate a meal with olive oil. That's because olive oil is rich in phenolics, plant substances that makes blood less likely to clot. All you need is about 2 tablespoons a day for benefit (use it in place of other fats). Copyright © 2012, RealAge, Inc. San Diego, CA USA. All rights reserved. RealAge is a U.S. federally registered trademark of RealAge, Inc. Republication or redistribution of RealAge content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of RealAge. RealAge shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon. Visit www.realage.com for more information.

GOOD NEWS FOR HIV/AIDS We have a lot to celebrate! Thanks to all who donated jewelry for Jewels of Love! We have raised $238 on Jewels of LOVE so far for UM Global AIDS fund for our goal of $1 per member! Jewels of Love will be at Mission Marketplace again: March 10 and 11 at worships! We have received 41 Blankets of Love from Judy Maupin to give to NAP Kearney! Thanks so much! Thanks to 15 persons who came to Mission Marketplace to create new jewelry for UM Global AIDS fund: www.umglobalaidsfund.org Thanks to 5 people who came to the SWAP Meet to Eliminate HIV AIDS Feb 18 - it was fun! Our Church has received one of two "Working for an AIDS Free World GRANTS" in the NE UMC: for our TUMC Emergency Fund project and awareness! Our Conference raised over $14,000 in 2011 with offerings and projects for the UM Global AIDS fund and Grants to local churches HIV/AIDS projects! We have District HIV/AIDS teams forming! Four people from NE are attending the upcoming Lighten the Burden IV Conference, Tampa, FL UM4GI Missions Committee, HIV/AIDS task force


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25 SATURDAY, MARCH 3 SATURDAY, MARCH 10 6:00p - Worship, Gollaher, Jay Vetter Preach Communion 9:30a - Mission Marketplace, Room A Refreshments & Fellowship following worship, The Gathering 6:00p - Worship, Gollaher, Jay Vetter Preach 10:00a - Private Party, The Gathering Place Place Refreshments & Fellowship following worship, The Gathering Blood Pressure Check, Conference Room 6:00p - Alpha Omega Church, Room C Place 6:00p - Worship, Gollaher, Jay Vetter Preach 6:00p - Alpha Omega Church, Room C Refreshments & Fellowship following worship, The Gathering Place 6:00p - Alpha Omega Church, Room C SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26 9:30a - Worship, Sanctuary, Nursery, Jay Vetter Preach 9:50a - Children’s Church, Miller Hall 11:00a - Contemporary Worship, Sanctuary, Nursery, Jay Vetter Preach 11:20a - Children’s Church, Miller Hall Refreshments & Fellowship following the 9:30 a.m. worship service, The Gathering Place 12:00p - Nuba Sudanese Worship, Gollaher 1:00p - Sunday Afternoon Children’s Time, Rooms 1, 2, 7, 8 3:00p - Central NE Peace Workers, Room 3 4:00p - Alpha Omega Church, Room C

SUNDAY, MARCH 4 Communion 9:30a - Worship, Sanctuary, Nursery, Jay Vetter Preach 9:50a - Children’s Church, Miller Hall 11:00a - Contemporary Worship, Sanctuary, Nursery, Jay Vetter Preach 11:20a - Children’s Church, Miller Hall Refreshments & Fellowship following the 9:30 a.m. worship service, The Gathering Place 12:00p - Nuba Sudanese Worship, Gollaher 1:00p - Sunday Afternoon Children’s Time, Rooms 1, 2, 7, 8 4:00p - Alpha Omega Church, Room C

SUNDAY, MARCH 11 Daylight Savings Time Begins, Spring Ahead! Blood Pressure Check, Conference Room 9:30a - Worship, Sanctuary, Nursery, Jay Vetter Preach 9:50a - Children’s Church, Miller Hall 11:00a - Contemporary Worship, Sanctuary, Nursery, Jay Vetter Preach 11:20a - Children’s Church, Miller Hall Refreshments & Fellowship following the 9:30 a.m. worship service, The Gathering Place 12:00p - Nuba Sudanese Worship, Gollaher 1:00p - Sunday Afternoon Children’s Time, Rooms 1, 2, 7, 8 4:00p - Alpha Omega Church, Room C

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27 9:00a - Kistler Lenten Study, 523 W. 9th, Del Roper leading 9:15a - Preschool Chapel, Gollaher 4:00p - Staff, Conference Room 7:00p - Pitch Party, First UMC 7:00p - UM4GI Parish Council, Conference Room 7:00p - Stephen Ministry Training, Room C

MONDAY, MARCH 5 9:00a - Kistler Lenten Study, 523 W. 9th, Del Roper leading 9:15a - Preschool Chapel, Gollaher 4:00p - Staff Meeting, Conference Room 7:00p - Stephen Ministry, The Gathering Place 7:00p - Stephen Ministry Training, Room C

MONDAY, MARCH 12 9:00a - Kistler Lenten Study, 523 W. 9th, Del Roper leading 9:15a - Preschool Chapel, Gollaher 4:00p - Staff Meeting, Conference Room 6:30p - Finance Committee, Room A 7:00p - Administrative Council, The Gathering Place 7:00p - Stephen Ministry Training, Room C

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28 TUESDAY, MARCH 6 TUESDAY, MARCH 13 9:30a - Lectionary Bible Study, Conference Room 9:00a - China Painters, Room A 9:30a - Lectionary Bible Study, Conference Room 11:00a - Alpha Omega Church, Room C 9:30a - Lectionary Bible Study, Conference Room 11:00a - Alpha Omega Church, Room C 1:30p - Visually Impaired, The Gathering Place 11:00a - Alpha Omega Church, Room C 1:15p - Make Sleeping Mats, The Gathering Place 7:00p - Trustees, The Gathering Place 7:00p - SPRC, Conference Room WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14 10:30a - Lenten Study, Room A 10:30a - Lenten Study, Room A 10:30a - Lenten Study, Room A 5:30p - 6:45p - Wednesday Meal, Miller Hall, Kiwanis 5:30p - 6:45p - Wednesday Meal, Miller Hall 5:30p - 6:45p - Wednesday Meal, Miller Hall Fundraiser 6:00p - Awaken Worship, Gollaher Chapel 6:00p - Awaken Worship, Gollaher Chapel 6:00p - Awaken Worship, Gollaher Chapel 6:30p - Infant & Childcare, Nursery 6:30p - Infant & Childcare, Nursery 6:30p - Infant & Childcare, Nursery 6:30p - Senior High Youth, House at Trinity 6:30p - Senior High Youth, House at Trinity 6:30p - Senior High Youth, House at Trinity 6:30p - Middle School Youth & Confirmation, Room A, Miller 6:30p - Middle School Youth & Confirmation, Room A, Miller 6:30p - Middle School Youth & Confirmation, Room A, Miller Hall Hall Hall 6:30p - Matt Fowler Lenten Study, Room 4 6:30p - Matt Fowler Lenten Study, Room 4 6:30p - Matt Fowler Lenten Study, Room 4 6:30p - Grades 1-5, Rooms 7 & 8 6:30p - Grades 1-5, Rooms 7 & 8 6:30p - Grades 1-5, Rooms 7 & 8 6:30p - Mom’s Group, Room B 6:30p - Mom’s Group, Room B 6:30p - Mom’s Group, Room B 7:00p - Chancel Choir Practice, Choir Room 7:00p - Chancel Choir Practice, Choir Room 7:00p - Chancel Choir Practice, Choir Room 8:00p - Trinity Bells, Choir Bell Loft 8:00p - Trinity Bells, Choir Bell Loft 8:00p - Trinity Bells, Choir Bell Loft Run Tidings THURSDAY, MARCH 1

THURSDAY, MARCH 8 THURSDAY, MARCH 15 Jay Vetter Day Off Jay Vetter Day Off 11:00a - Alpha Omega Church, Room C 8:30a - Tidings Folders, The Gathering Place 6:30p - CrossPoint Rehearsal, Sanctuary, Nursery 9:15a - Elizabeth Circle, Room A 9:15a - Naomi Circle, Room B 11:00a - Alpha Omega Church, Room C 1:30p - Dorcas Circle, Room A 3:00p - 5:00p - HIV/AIDS Testing, Old Walnut Nursing Office 6:30p - CrossPoint Rehearsal, Sanctuary, Nursery 7:00p - UM4GI Staff Parish, Faith UMC

FRIDAY, MARCH 2

FRIDAY, MARCH 9 FRIDAY, MARCH 16 Bob Rhodes Day Off Bob Rhodes Day Off 7:00a - Men’s Study, Tommy’s 7:00a - Men’s Study, Tommy’s 10:00a - Communion Riverside 1:30p - Bulletin Stuffers, The Gathering Place 1:30p - Bulletin Stuffers, The Gathering Place

Jay Vetter Day Off 11:00a - Alpha Omega Church, Room C

Bob Rhodes Day Off 7:00a - Men’s Study, Tommy’s 1:30p - Bulletin Stuffers, Conference Room

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! MISSION BOWL OF SHARING Our annual Mission Bowl of Sharing is coming up April 1 this year. It is a progressive dinner beginning at Trinity, heading to Faith, and ending at First. Tickets are $15 per person with proceeds going to local missions. Tickets will be sold in a few weeks.


TRINITY TIDINGS

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Worship Schedule Saturday Worship 6:00 p.m. in Gollaher Chapel Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. Worship, Sanctuary 9:50 a.m. Sunday School, Children, Miller Hall 11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship, Sanctuary 11:20 a.m. Children’s Church, Miller Hall

OFFICE HOURS: MONDAY - FRIDAY 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. 382-1952

Our Guiding Statements Our Mission - To know and serve God. Our Vision - Guided by God’s love, informed by Biblical teaching, strengthened by prayer, and shaped by our relationship with Jesus Christ, we are committed to discover and use our gifts to reach out to all God’s Children. Our Core Values - We value: 1. The uniqueness and worthiness of each individual as a child of God 2. Lay ministry and leadership 3. All Children and their spiritual growth 4. Diversity in worship 5. Christian service and outreach in our community and beyond 6. The spiritual power of gathering together

The nursery is available for children up to 4 years of age at all services.

Articles due for the next Tidings….................……….....Monday, March 12, 2012

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