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.

Trinity Women’s Fellowship This Sunday Evening- Trinity women will meet as a group at the Contemplative Service this Sunday evening, May 19 at 4:45 pm at Trinity. We will gather in the Narthex.  This service focuses on prayer, a meditation and communion. Following the service, we will have pizza and discussion.  (This will be in place of the usual May UMW Unit Meeting.)  Please RSVP to Betty.  You may also call  Helen Hopkins  to RSVP. 


Kits for Conference Update:  For the education kits–please store the kits in 2-gallon resealable bags (not cloth bags).  All of the kits that the Virginia United Methodist churches collect will be sent to Mission Central in Mechanicsburg PA, which is UMCOR’s warehouse for the east coast.


The Afternoon Circle will meet in the church library on Monday, May 20 at 1 pm.


We begin our summer worship hours (one worship at 10:00 a.m.) on Sunday, June 2.


Confirmation Sunday—Just-finished 8th graders will confirm their faith on Sunday, June 9.


Donations Needed–please bring cereal or oatmeal for RARA during the month of May.


Trinity’s Outreach Offering for May is the Virginia Annual Conference Offering which supports United Methodist ministries in Virginia and around the world.  Bishop Lewis has announced the annual conference mission offering goal of $150,000 to focus on the following missional priority projects:  

Africa University Student Scholarships — $40,000
Cambodia Pastors Leadership Training — $40,000
Mozambique Lay Leadership Training — $20,000
Brazil “Shade and Fresh Water” children’s program — $20,000
Just Neighbors Matching Funds Grant for Immigrant Legal Counsel in four districts — $30,000 


Please make your check out to Trinity United Methodist Church and designate it “Annual Conference Offering.”  Thank you!


Faith Explorer’s Sunday School will be reading and discussing Sabbath as Resistance: Saying NO to a Culture of Now by Walter Brueggemann.  This six-session study will be held on Sunday mornings at 9:45 in the fellowship hall through the end of May.


Get Fit.  Have Fun.  Trinity Trekkers walk every Tuesday at 10:00 AM.  Meet your Trinity friends 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 Richard and Rene Hasey with questions. 


Under Construction:  A Habitat for Humanity Community VBS– Our community vacation Bible School will be July 1-3, 9:00 a.m. to noon at Lex Pres. for kids ages 4 to rising 6th graders.  Teachers and teen volunteers are needed.    Using Bible stories, crafts and music, we’ll learn about and help Habitat for Humanity in Rockbridge County.  Registration will begin soon.

Calendar of Events

May 2019

 19—Acolyte Training at 12 p.m.

       Trinity’s Women’s Fellowship at 4:45 p.m.

       Contemplative Worship at 5 p.m.

20—Pastor Joe’s Bible Study at 10:30 a.m. in the church              library

       Afternoon Circle meets at 1 p.m. in the church library

       Church Council meets at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall

22—Choir Practice at 7 p.m.

26—Cookies & Lemonade after the 11 a.m. service

30—Faith Explorers Class potluck dinner in the Fellowship Hall at 6 p.m.  

June 2019

2—Summer Worship Schedule begins (one service at 10 a.m.)

      Confirmation Mentor Lunch at 11 a.m.

5—Tina Ravenhorst Morning Circle potluck luncheon, 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall                           

9—Confirmation Sunday