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.

Join the UMW for a Soup Luncheon fundraiser this Sunday! A delicious array of soup, bread & dessert will be served in the Fellowship Hall at noon.  Everyone is welcome!  Donations will benefit Days for Girls.  Thanks for your support.


A Moral Conversation at Trinity–Bob Smith and Harlan Beckley are leading small-group moral conversations regarding gay and lesbian marriage and ordination within the church. All members and attendees at Trinity are warmly welcomed to participate.  The purpose of this series of conversations is to enable candid and respectful conversation.  We do not seek to resolve the issue but to allow expressions of different views in order to learn from each other. Bob and Harlan will co-convene—neither lead nor teach—these small groups in which all will participate on equal terms.  Contact Bob Smith at or Harlan Beckley at for more information.  Sessions are held on Sundays at 3 p.m. and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.   


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,


The UMC at a Crossroads Moment:  Sunday, Feb 23 at 5:00 p.m. at Trinity  Rev. Dave Rochford, Staunton District Superintendent will give an overview of where we are as a denomination in the weeks leading up to our May 2020 General Conference, listen to your thoughts, and answer questions you may have. Beth Christian, a Virginia Conference delegate to General Conference 2020, will also be there to hear your comments and questions.


Church Council will meet in the Fellowship Hall at 6 p.m. on Monday, February 24.


February’s Outreach Offering will benefit Heart Havens.  Heart Havens provides residential support to adults with a developmental disability, but it’s so much more than a roof and a bed.  Heart Havens empowers people to discover what they love and pursue their hopes and dreams. Big or small,  they support people as they find a way to make their goals and dreams happen. Heart Havens uses a person-centered process to ensure that everyone they support is living their best life, being a part of the community in the ways they truly want and making decisions for themselves every day.  Please make your check out to Trinity with Outreach Offering written on the memo line.  Thank you.


Thank you for your generous donations to the RARA Food Pantry. Trinity has given 103.4 pounds of food so far for 2020!  The food pantry needs CAKE, COOKIE,  & MUFFIN MIX for February.   Please bring your donations to church and drop them in the basket in the narthex or in the basket downstairs. 


Loving Well in a Broken World–Saturday, Feb 29th, 10:30 a.m. to noon in the  Fellowship HallTrinity UMC will host a book launch /signing part y for Lauren Casper’s new book: Loving Well in a Broken World.    How can we love our neighbors amid so much division and hurt?  The key is the lost art of empathy, stepping into other people’s shoes and asking what if?  There will be light refreshments and activities for children.  Books and Co. will have the books on site for purchase, $18.99 cash/check/credit accepted. 


Join the Trinity Trekkers on the Chessie Trail on Tuesdays at 10 a.m.  It’s good for both body and soul!



Calendar of Events


17—Pastor Joe’s Bible Study at 10:30 a.m. in the church library
Finance Committee meets at 12:15 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall
Afternoon Circle meeting at 1 p.m. in the church library

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

20—Moral Conversation at 5:30 p.m.

23—District Listening Post/Information Session at Trinity, 5 p.m.

24—Church Council meeting at 6 p.m.

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

29—Lauren Casper Book Signing Party at Trinity, 10:30 a.m