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.
Holy Week at Trinity
Palm Sunday, March 25
Community Worship at Hopkins Green at 9:30 a.m. 
We’ll walk to the downtown churches, praying for the people and ministries of each.
One worship service at Trinity at 11:00 a.m.
Bring in your St. Andrew coin collection boxes!
Maundy Thursday, March 29 
A simple soup and salad supper prepared by Trinity UMC staff, followed by a brief worship service at 6 pm in the Fellowship Hall.
Good Friday, March 30
Prayer vigils in the sanctuary:   Noon-12:30 and 7:00 p.m.-7:30
Church Family Picnic and Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 31 at 11:00 AM at McKethan Park

Easter egg hunt 11:30 followed by potluck lunch
Bring your favorite potluck dish and we’ll supply drinks
Don’t forget your kites, musical instruments, knitting and outdoor toys and games
Contact Paige at with questions
Easter Sunday, April 1
Sunrise Worship and breakfast at Randolph Street UMC beginning at 7:00 a.m.
One worship service at Trinity at 11:00 a.m.


Please bring flowers (real or silk) to church on Easter Sunday!  We will use them to decorate our floral cross.


Trinity now has two copies of an enlarged print version of both hymnals.  These are located on a table in the narthex.  Please see an usher if you would like to use these during worship services.


TUMC members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to the Shenandoah Ballet’s presentation of Beauty and the Beast on Sunday, May 6 at 3:00 PM for the group rate of $10 each.  Details coming soon!


Community Vacation Bible School will be June 4-8 from 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM for all children ages four through rising 6th graders. 


Grab your Easter baskets! The Easter egg hunt for all children through 5th grade will be Saturday, March 31 at 11:30 am at McKethan park.  We'll have one area for toddlers through pre-K and separate areas for older children. Bring the whole family and stay for a picnic with your Trinity friends.


Please personal hygiene or household cleaning supplies during the month of April for RARA’s food pantry.  Donation baskets are located in the Narthex and the hallway downstairs.

Pastor Joe’s Monday prayer and Bible study will resume on Monday, April 9 at 10:30 a.m.

Thanks to your generous donations in February, Trinity was able to send a check to Heart Havens for $428.

Project Horizon will present a prayer vigil at Randolph Street UMC on April 6 from 6 to 7 pm in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  For more information, call Project Horizon, 463-7861.

Women’s Spring Reading Event: Boundless  Want to read an inspirational book this spring?  The selection will be Boundless: What Global Expressions of Faith Teach Us about Following Jesus by Bryan Bishop.  Through colorful firsthand accounts, the author explores how fresh expressions of faith from American youth, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, and Native Americans who are experiencing and following Jesus outside the boundaries of traditional Western Christianity can revitalize our own faith journeys.  See Goodreads for additional information:  Order your own book at Amazon for $12.50.  The book is also available on Kindle.  We plan to offer an event in April and another in May to discuss, reflect, and kick around our thoughts about the book.   The UMW leadership team is sponsoring the program. 

March 21, 2018 Update on Trinity’s Stair & Elevator Project

The bricks on the outside of our addition are now within a few rows of the top of the walls.  The rough plumbing and rough electrical work has mostly been completed.  The building wide fire alarm system is more than half way done.  Some drywall work has been done in the new sanctuary level restrooms.  The roofing has been installed. The concrete stairway has been installed and it is clear that progress in ongoing. 

In the next several weeks the brickwork will be completed and glass block will be installed in the stairway window openings. The canopy foundations will be poured, columns and framing installed and canopy roofing completed.

We are about to start drawing on our construction loan so if you have any pledges or contributions, this is the time to send them in.  The more cash we have up front, the lower our interest expense payments will be. 

 The elevator should be usable by Memorial Day.  How shall we celebrate?  Stay tuned for updates from the Trustees.


Church Calendar



26—Church Office Closed

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

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

29—Maundy Thursday worship and supper at 6 pm in the Fellowship Hall

30—Good Friday Prayer Vigils in the sanctuary from 12 to 12:30 pm & 7 to 7:30 pm

31—Church-wide picnic and egg hunt at McKethan Park at 11am


1— Easter Sunday Sunrise Worship and breakfast at Randolph Street UMC beginning at 7:00 a.m. and one worship service at Trinity at 11:00 a.m.

1—Confirmation Class at 9:45 am

4—Tina Ravenhorst Morning Circle Meeting at 10:30 am in the sanctuary

7—Cantata Rehearsal at 8:30 am

10—Twilight Circle meets at 5 pm