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.

During January Trinity will be collecting pet food for the Rockbridge Animal Alliance  (RAA) Pet Food Pantry. The pantry provides supplemental food at no charge to owners with financial difficulties and is distributed monthly at RARA. Our contributions will benefit both the owners and their pets because often families in need will give their food to their pets and go hungry themselves. Currently they are badly in need of 15-20-pound bags of dog food and 3-5-pound bags of cat food.  Please place your donation in the collection box in the Narthex. Thank you, church family!


January’s Outreach Offering will benefit the Community Table.  The Community Table seeks to relieve hunger while building community in Lexington, Buena Vista, and Rockbridge County.  All members of the community are invited to share a meal together–supper on Mondays and lunch on Wednesdays. It’s a great way to enjoy a meal at a “restaurant without a cash register”.   It is also a wonderful way to get to know your neighbors!  The Community Table does more than fill an empty plate, what they really give people is hope. Please make your check out to Trinity with Community Table written on the memo line.


MLK Community Worship and Community Parade

First Baptist Church of Lexington cordially invites you to our Annual MLK Community Worship Service to be held on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 4:30 pm.  We will celebrate the life of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and continue to fight to make the Dream a reality.  The Guest Preacher will be Rev. Dr. Ronald English, Retired Pastor, First Baptist Church, Charleston, WV and former Assistant Pastor to Dr. King. The Guest Choir will be the Victorious Praise Singers of Roanoke, VA.  A Reception will be held at the conclusion of the Service. The church is located 103 North Main Street in Downtown Lexington, VA.


On Monday, January 21, we are invited to participate in the third annual MLK, Jr Community Parade.  Gather at Randolph Street UMC, 118 South Randolph Street, at 10 a.m.



The church directory will be updated in January.  If you have a new photo, address, phone number or e-mail, please send it to Stephanie in the church office.


It’s not too late to turn in your pledge card for 2019.  Stop by the church office if you need  a card.  Talk to Carol Morris, our Financial Secretary, if you have questions about your pledge for 2019.


Remember your neighbors in need–please bring CANNED FRUIT AND VEGGIES for RARA’s food pantry during the month of January.  Donation baskets are in the Narthex and the hallway downstairs.


Singing and Ringing at Trinity–January is the perfect time to start singing or ringing (or both!) with our choirs.  Rehearsals are on Wednesdays—7 pm for the choir and 5:45 pm for handbells.


You are invited to join the Faith Explorers Sunday School Class on Sunday mornings at 9:45.  The class will discuss  Ask: Faith Questions in a Skeptical Age during the months of January and February.  This study, created by two United Methodist Pastors, explores questions like:  Can only one religion be true?  How can I believe in science and creation? Why do Christians disagree about so many things?

Calendar of Events

January 2019

14—Pastor Joe’s Bible Study at 10:30 am in the church library

16—Handbell Practice at 5:45 pm and Choir Practice at 7 pm

19—Church Work Day begins at 9 am

20—UMM Breakfast Meeting at 7:45 am

20—MLK Community Worship at First Baptist Church, 4:30 pm

21—MLK Community Parade at 10 am

21—Afternoon Circle Meeting at 1 pm in the church library

27—Contemplative Worship at 5 pm

27—Confirmation Family Potluck at 6 pm