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 Trekkers continue to make great progress in our walk toward the Mississippi River!  This past Tuesday we completed just over 400 miles and are one day’s walk away from Louisville, Kentucky! Come join us at 9am on Tuesdays on the Chessie Trail. It is a great opportunity for fellowship and is lots of fun too! Contact Richard or Rene Hasey with any questions.


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.


Food Pantry Donations Needed–please bring  peanut butter for the RARA food pantry during the month of July.


Rockbridge Area Hospice will host a Grief to Growth support group Wednesday evenings for 8 weeks beginning August 7 at the Buena Vista Presbyterian Church.  Grief to Growth is an educational support group for anyone who has experienced the death of a friend or family member.  For more info, call 463-1848.


Stonewall Jackson Hospital is looking for volunteers.  By volunteering at the hospital, you will enjoy making new friends, feeling the self-fulfillment that comes from helping others, learning more about health care and improving your own skills.  Volunteer applications can be picked up at the visitors’ desk located on the first floor.  You can call 540-458-3553 for more information.


Coming In August…


Choir rehearsals begin Wednesday, August 14th at 7:00 p.m.

All are welcome!  Beginners and advanced singers needed!  See Angie Rader for details.


VMI Matriculation on Saturday, August 17, 8:00 a.m.-Noon

Trinity UMC will have a table at Cocke Hall during matriculation so that we can welcome new students and their families to our church community.  Volunteers needed to staff the welcoming table for an hour or two with Pastor Joe.


Community Worship at Hopkins Green on Sunday, August 18, 10:00 a.m.

Students, bring your backpacks for a blessing!


Church Council meets Tuesday, August 20, 6:00 p.m.


Rockbridge Community Festival on Saturday, August 24, 9:00 a.m.-Noon

Trinity will have a booth to hand out water bottles and homemade cookies.

Volunteers needed to make homemade cookies (two cookies in a bag) and staff the booth for an hour or so.


Rat Sunday is Sunday August 25.   Trinity will welcome a new class of beginning VMI students.  Light breakfast reception at 9:15, worship at 10:00, phone calls home after worship. 


Contemplative Worship will be Sunday August 25 at 5:00 p.m. 


South Sudanese Conference Luncheon on Saturday, August 31, Noon-1:00 p.m.

Trinity will provide lunch to 25-30 participants of the South Sudanese Diaspora Network for Reconciliation and Peace.   Volunteers needs to provide soup, sandwiches, or salads. 


Contact Pastor Joe at to participate in these ministries!

Calendar of Events

July 2019

21—Contemplative Worship at 5 p.m.

28—Cookies & Lemonade following the worship service


18—Community Worship at Hopkins Green, 10 a.m.

20—Church Council meeting at 6 p.m.