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.
An updated church directory will be printed this spring.  Please e-mail any updates you have for the directory (address, phone number, e-mail and photo) to the church office,
Interested in learning more about Trinity UMC?  Pastor Joe Cailles will hold informal “get to know you, get to know Trinity” sessions on Sunday mornings, March 8 and March 15 at 9:45 a.m. in the church library.  Trinity receives new members on Easter Sunday, and this is a great chance to get to know more about Trinity.  All are welcome!  Contact Pastor Joe to let him know of your interest.
Thanks to your generous contributions to the Outreach Offering in February, Trinity will send $307 to Heart Havens.
Join your Trinity friends on Sunday, March 22 for Trinity’s first Game Night!  Trinity friends of all ages will gather in the fellowship hall from 6:30-8 p.m. to play board games, card games, your favorite game. Dessert will be served. Bring a game and a friend!
Triniy’s new total for RARA’s food pantry is 160.1 pounds of food as of March 2.  Please keep those donations coming!  It’s a great way to help our neighbors in need.  The food pantry needs RICE and PASTA for the month of March.   Please bring your donations to church and drop them in the basket in the narthex or in the basket downstairs. 

Spring Cleaning for Free the Girls–For the past four years, Trinity’s UMW has supported Free the Girls (FtG). We will be collecting clean, slightly used or new bras of all shapes and sizes for the Free the Girls program through the end of April.  Pass this information on to all your girlfriends so we can collect more bras than last year!  FtG helps young women and girls rescued from sex trafficking to set up a business to support themselves and their families.  More information at

Join the Trinity Trekkers on the Chessie Trail on Tuesdays at 10 a.m.  It’s good for both body and soul!
Looking for Volunteers!  Rockbridge County High School is hosting the annual Mock Interview Day on Tuesday, March 31, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. This is a chance for our seniors to experience a real interview before they go out into the world. We’re looking for people who are currently working, or who are retired, either one. If you would like to help, or if you would like more information, please contact Lisa van Ravenswaay at 463-6150. 
Painful Hope:  Cultivating a Foundation for Peace Across the Deepest Divides, Wednesday, March 11 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Hillel Multipurpose Room.  Visit for more information.

Community Building:  A Lunch & Learn Conversation, Thursday, March 12 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Hillel Multipurpose Room.  Visit for more information.

Calendar of Events



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

10—Twilight Circle meets at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall

11— Handbell Practice at 5:45 p.m. and Choir Practice at 7 p.m.

12—Lenten Community Worship & Lunch at 12:10 p.m., Manly Memorial

      Study of The Walk by Adam Hamilton, led by Pastor Joe at 5:30 p.m.

15—UMM Breakfast Meeting at 7:45 a.m.

       “Get to know you, Get to know Trinity” at 9:45 in the church library

        Study of The Walk by Adam Hamilton, led by Pastor Joe at 3:00 p.m.

        Contemplative Worship at 5 p.m.

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

17—Preschool Committee meeting at 6 p.m.