Trinity's Ministries

Trinity UMC is the place where we worship the risen Christ, nurture our faith, and reach out to the world with love, charity, and justice.   These ministries are just the beginning of what God is inviting us to do.


Pies!  On Sunday, July 29, bring your favorite sweet or savory pie and a salad or side dish and join your church family for a 5th Sunday lunch potluck. We'll provide the drinks.  Your dish can be left in the fellowship hall or on the table in the narthex. 


Trinity Trekkers starts on Thursday, July 19 at 9:00 AM.  Meet on the Chessie Trail at the new information kiosk by the meadow on Old BV Road. We’ll walk three miles round trip, but you can turn around at any time.  Dogs on leashes, strollers and friends are welcome. If it rains, we won’t walk. Contact Paige at with questions.


Happy Birthday!  The church office is collecting birth dates of Trinity members so that we can publish a TUMC Birthday Calendar.  Please provide your birthday on the calendar in the narthex or contact Stephanie in the church office, or 463-4053.


Manly Memorial Baptist Church invites you to join them on Monday, October 8th & Tuesday, October 9th as they travel with Abbott Trailways to Lancaster, PA to experience “Jesus” the greatest rescue story of all time at the Sight & Sound Theatre. The trip includes roundtrip motor coach transportation, 1 night’s lodging, admission to the Sight & Sound production, a family-style dinner, admission to the Mennonite Center & Biblical Tabernacle, tour start breakfast and baggage handling.  Please contact Carol Kirby (463-9338) for more information.  (This trip is for adults only.)


July’s Outreach Offering will benefit the Rockbridge Area Relief Association.  Founded in 1972, the Rockbridge Area Relief Association (RARA) is the largest not-for-profit organization alleviating hunger and addressing poverty in the Rockbridge area.  Headquartered in Lexington, the Food Pantry and Helpline serve Rockbridge County and the cities of Buena Vista and Lexington. RARA’s mission is to aid Rockbridge area households in a time of emergency to meet life’s basic needs. The Food Pantry is open four days a week and serves more than 600 families a month.  The HelpLine offers a lifeline to ensure warm, safe shelter by preventing evictions and utility cutoffs.  Please make your check out to Trinity with “Outreach Offering” written on the memo line.  Thank you.


Please bring peanut butter for the month of July for RARA’s food pantry.  Donation baskets are in the Narthex and the hallway downstairs.


Trinity’s mission trip to Puerto Rico will take place August 20-28.  A team of 8 to 12 Trinity members will help rebuild homes and connect with the people of Puerto Rico.   There is a great need for skilled and helper persons to facilitate this mission.  Volunteers need to be at least 18 years old.   A passport is not required. It is anticipated that the cost of the trip will be a partnership between needing participants and the church.   We will have two teams:  The on-site team that will travel there and do the physical work, and the home team that will support through prayers, encouragement, and part of the cost.    If you are interested in learning more, please contact Rev. Bob Smith, Outreach Chair.


Camp Overlook has awesome opportunities for your kids this summer!  For details about Camp Overlook, go to www.

(Trinity has funds available to help pay for camp.  Talk to Pastor Joe for more details.)

Church Calendar


15—Contemplative Worship Service at 5 pm

17—Men’s Prayer Meeting at 8 am in the church library

22—Fellowship with Trinity friends after the 10 am worship service

23—The church office will be closed the week of July 23-27

29—Fifth Sunday Pie Potluck Lunch