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.


UMW District Advent Breakfast:  Trinity will be hosting the Advent Breakfast on Saturday, December 7 at 9:00 a.m. in our Fellowship Hall.  The program will begin at 10:00 a.m. in the sanctuary.  The guest speaker is Louise Jennings, Director, Kingsway Prison Ministries.  Over the years, Trinity’s  UMW unit as well as several other units in the Staunton District have collected items that are given by the Prison Ministries as Christmas gifts to those individuals who are incarcerated.  There are several committees needed for this event.  They are decorations, physical set-up of the Fellowship Hall, welcoming, hosting, food preparation of breakfast casseroles, baked goods, fruit and drinks, serving, and clean-up.  There will be an electronic sign-up sent out via email as well as sign-up sheets in the Narthex and on the church and UMW bulletin boards downstairs.  Monetary contributions for food and drinks and other items are welcome also.  Thank you as always for your help.


The November Outreach Offering will benefit the Shenandoah Preschool Scholarship Fund.  Shenandoah Preschool’s mission of educating the youngest in our community is an important outreach of Trinity UMC.   Our aim is to provide a secure and loving atmosphere where each child has the opportunity to develop socially, emotionally, spiritually, physically, and cognitively to his or her fullest potential.   We are currently providing scholarships for six children who otherwise would not be attending preschool. Thank you for helping us to provide an open and inclusive educational experience for young childrenPlease make your check out to Trinity with Shenandoah Preschool written on the memo line. 


Starting this Tuesday, Trinity Trekkers will begin walking at 10 a.m. Come join us on the Chessie Trail–it’s good for both body and soul!


RARA’s food pantry needs CRANBERRY SAUCE OR YAMS for the month of November.  Please bring your donations to church and drop them in the basket in the narthex or in the basket downstairs.  Thank you.


Join your church family for Hanging of the Greens on Sunday, November 24 from 5:00-6:45 PM. We’ll begin with a potluck in the fellowship hall and then move upstairs to decorate. Children ages K-5th grade are welcome to join us or stay in the fellowship hall to make gingerbread houses. Bring your favorite holiday main dishes, salads and sides and let’s get ready for Advent.


The Thanksgiving Community Worship is at St. Patrick’s on Sunday, November 24 at 7:00 p.m.


During worship on Sunday, November 24, each Trinity family will receive an Advent devotional called 25 Days of Advent.  During Sunday School, children will receive an Advent activity book.  The devotional and activity books will also be available at the Hanging of the Greens and throughout the season.


After Worship on November 24, we need a few strong folks to help move decorations from the storage room to the sanctuary in preparation for Hanging of the



Did you know there are about 60-65 children being served by the Rockbridge Area Department of Social Services, but only seven local foster homes?  We need more support for foster care in our area.  Even if you are not being called to be a foster parent, there are still many ways that you can help. You and your family are invited to “Foster Rockbridge,” a dinner and information event held at Lexington Baptist Church on Friday, November 15th from 5:30 – 8pm.   Dinner and childcare are free!   Please contact Natalie Elliott at 540-819-4514 or for more information.


Lexington Presbyterian Presents…

  • Movie Night featuring The Good Lie on Sunday, November 17 from 5 to 7 p.m.  Admission is free. The Good Lie is about a group of Sudanese refugees that are taken in by a brash American woman (Oscar® winner Reese Witherspoon) assigned to help them as they adjust to modern life in the United States. The film is produced by Ron Howard. 
  • Daniel Deng—A Dinner & Discussion of Southern Sudan on Thursday, November 21 at 5:45 p.m.  RSVP for dinner by Nov. 18, 463-3873. 

Calendar of Events


10—Create/package meals for Rise Against Hunger at Lex Pres, 2 p.m.

12—Twilight Circle meeting in the Fellowship Hall at 6 p.m.

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

14—Preschool Committee Meeting at 4:30 p.m. in the church library

15—Youth bonfire at the home of Tom & Karen Stanley, 5 p.m.

16—Choral Workshop at Trinity, 8 a.m. to noon

17—UMM Breakfast Meeting at 7:45 a.m.

        Contemplative Worship at 5 p.m.

        Confirmation Family Potluck at 6 p.m.

18—Afternoon Circle meeting at 1 p.m. in the church library

19—Finance Committee meeting at 12:15 p.m.

24—Potluck Supper and Hanging of the Greens, 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

        Community Thanksgiving Worship at St. Patrick’s, 7 p.m.


7—UMW District Breakfast, 9 a.m. 8—Lessons & Carols Concert at Trinity, 7:30 p.m. (Trinity, Grace & SVU choirs)