For at least two reasons, NOW is the perfect time to let Pastor Steve and all of our ministry leaders know that we value their leadership and the way they demonstrate the love of Jesus to us here at Trinity Hill United Methodist Church.
But we request of you, brethren, that you appreciate those who diligently labor among you, and have charge over you in the Lord and give you instruction, and that you esteem them very highly in love because of their work. . . .
1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 (NASB)
OCTOBER is Pastor Appreciation Month! So, please take a few minutes and write a note, send a card, and/or present a gift (or a gift card) to:
Steve Drury, Senior Pastor
Bequi Flores, Hispanic Ministries
Kofi Amoateng, African Ministry
Jenna McKinley, Music Ministry
Sarah Bailie, Student Ministries
P.J. Danhires, Children’s and Family Ministries
Michael Coston, Visitation and Evangelism
Tom Baker, Praise Team Leader
Graham Smith, Youth Ministry Assistant
Operation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled shoe boxes and the Good News of God’s Love. This program of Samaritan’s Purse provides an opportunity for people of all ages to be involved in a simple, hands-on missions project while focusing on the true meaning of Christmas – Jesus Christ. Click here to find out how you can help by preparing a Shoe Box Gift.
Calling All Ladies, 16 and up!
Fall Potluck is Thursday, October 16, 6:30 p.m. Join us for fun, fellowship and door prizes! Hear about some exciting new opportunities for the Women of Trinity Hill. Bring your favorite fall foods: soups, chili, cornbread, apple or pumpkin treats. Questions? Contact Cyndi Downing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do You Love Fresh Flowers on the Altar? We have MANY more spots open on the flower calendar. Sponsor a Sunday for $45.00. Sign up on the calendar in the narthex.
Meals on Wheels is bursting at the seams and needs regular and substitute drivers. Contact Sharon at 859-272-6144 to find out how you can help.
See what’s new at: www.facebook.com/trinityhillumc.
Women’s Bible Study will start on Thursday September 4. We meet from 9-11 a.m. each Thursday. This fall we will study Beth Moore’s “Children of the Day” an in-depth study of 1 and 2 Thessalonians. We are a group of women that love to laugh and cry together as we grow closer to one another while deepening our relationship with the Lord. All women are invited. The workbook is available at Lifeway and is $15.95. Childcare is available! Please contact Andrea Hudson with any questions at 859-421-9397 or email at email@example.com.
Monte De La Trinidad invites you to join us for a delicious lunch celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15) on: Sunday, September 14 following the 10:30 a.m. service in the Fellowship Hall. We will have authentic, homemade dishes–Mexican, Guatemalan, and yes, even Tex-Mex food! There is no specific cost for the meal, but donations are welcome.
All donations will benefit mission-based initiatives that we support, including Pastor Ignacio (Nacho) in Oaxaca, Mexico who ministers in Chiapas despite serious persecution he faces. We will also support the upcoming proposed mission trip to Liberia under the leadership of William Tokpah, and the Angel Tree Project. Please join us!
Fall Classes: A study for all young adults on the gospel of Mark (led by Rev. Steve & Judy Drury); Hispanic Bible Study; a study on the book “Wounds That Heal: Carrying Your Hurts to the Cross” by Stephen Seamands (led by Patricia Taylor); a class on Methodism using the book “John Wesley: Holiness of Heart & Life” by Charles Yrigoven (led by Prudence Walz); a study of prayer using the book “Approaching God” by Steve Brown (to be led by Cyndi Downing, Molly Burlew, and Mike Maharrey); and at 7:30 the Emerge: College & Young Adult group will study 1st & 2nd Corinthians (led by Sarah Bailie). Note: It is recommended that you purchase the book for the class you will attend soon from Amazon.com, CBD.com; Cokesbury.com, or another reputable seller soon so you can come to class ready to go on September 3.
Wednesday Schedule: Meal at 6:00 p.m., classes start at 6:30 p.m. Classes end at 7:30 p.m. so those who want to may attend Choir practices (Chancel Choir & Bell Choir). Emerge: College & Young Adults also meet at 7:30 p.m. Childcare is provided.
“We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that
plan! It teaches God’s ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class
discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical,
practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could
be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend
and save wisely, and much more!”
The Financial Peace study has been proposed as a course of study on Sunday
afternoons (2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.) for 9 weeks in the fall of 2014. The cost
per participant is approximately $93. Please call the church office at
859-272-3456 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate your interest
(or circle the appropriate number on your Connection Card on Sunday). Please
indicate if you will need child care. Also let us know if you would be more
able to attend if financial assistance is offered.
Quote from Financial Peace Website: daveramsey.com
Tuesday, September 9, 12:30 a.m.: Potluck – meet in Fellowship Hall. Speakers John and Rita Elder, travelling to England and France.
Tuesday, September 23: Leave church at 10:30 a.m. and travel to Stanford, KY for lunch at the Bluebird Restaurant.
Tuesday, October 14: Potluck in Fellowship Hall. Program TBA
Tuesday, October 28: Leave church at 10:30 travel to Mt. Sterling with lunch at Cattleman’s Steakhouse followed by trip to Bramble Ridge Orchard.
Tuesday, November 11: Potluck Fellowship Hall at 12:30. Thanksgiving dinner. Turkey furnished.
Tuesday, December 9: Meet at Campbell House Restaurant for lunch and entertainment.
Weather Alert: Livewires will follow Fayette County snow days decisions.
Interested: Contact Mary Richey at (859) 303-5174.
Liberia Mission Trip: January 10-20, 2015. We’ll be working on the school building, doing VBS with the kids, and helping with women’s classes. The approximate cost is $3000/person. If you are interested or have questions, contact Erica Rumbley: email@example.com, or 859-361-7342. Click HERE for more information on our outreach to Liberia.
Are your bookshelves overflowing? Cafecito Bookstore, run by our own Joey Flores, is looking for donations of Christian books of all types, children’s books, biographies and historical books. Donations can be left at the church office, or contact Joey.
Would you like to bring a smile to the face of someone who needs some encouragement? Then please join the Pet Ministry team made up of volunteers from Trinity Hill and St. Luke’s United Methodist Church and our four-legged friends as we visit nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Lexington and Wilmore. They are currently visiting Bluegrass Care and Rehabilitation Center, Wesley Village, The Breckinridge, and Tanbark Health Care Center. Click here for more information on this important ministry!