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 Book Discussion–Who Lynched Willie Earle?  It’s looking like good weather on Monday evening, May 10th, for an outdoor book discussion of Will Willimon’s “Who Lynched Willie Earle”. United Methodist Women from Trinity will gather together with Randolph Street United Methodist Women at Hopkins Green at 6:00 PM to consider questions, share thoughts and concerns, and listen to one another.  Plan to bring a chair to sit in and a sandwich/brown bag supper. Bottled water and individually wrapped dessert will be provided. If you have not yet done so, please let Ruth Kitchen or Karen Carlton know that you would like to participate. Discussion questions will be sent to participants the beginning of the week (May 3rd).

Many thanks to all the Trinity volunteers who played a role in assembling/delivering care packages to VMI cadets this school year!  The exam week care packages will be delivered this week.

Take A Swing “Fore” Hospice–To support its work, Rockbridge Area Hospice holds its 17th annual Golf Tournament beginning Noon on Friday, May 7. Registration includes a round of golf at Lexington Golf and Country Club, two beverage tickets, and dinner. The cost is $380 per foursome.  More information here:
Applications Now Available for Second Chance Mentoring–The community organization called TAPS is offering applications for those interested in a 3 month, pen pal mentoring correspondence with inmates in Allegheny Regional Jail.  Mentors will be resourced and supervised by TAPS employees to ensure the safety and well-being of both inmates and mentors.   Please email Pastor Joe for the application.
Tech Help Needed!  Trinity has been livestreaming our worship services since late September.  The process takes about 15 minutes to set up and start each Sunday morning.  I would like to train some willing volunteers to learn how to use our tech so that I’m not the only one who knows how to do it!  I hope to get a team of volunteers.  If you are willing and able to learn, let me know!  If you can use your iPad, you can do this job!  This is a great ministry for tech-savvy youth or adults!  
Graduation!  Each year Trinity celebrates our high school, college, law school, and advanced degree graduates.  Are you a graduate?  Do you know an upcoming graduate?  Contact Pastor Joe!
Make a School Kit or Hygiene Kit–Throughout May, Trinity UMC will have our annual collection of school kits and hygiene kits for UMCOR, our denomination’s relief agency.   Get started now on your family’s contribution!  Last year, Trinity collected just over 100 kits!  Let’s do more this year!     

The MAY/JUNE Upper Room is now available.  Copies are in the narthex and on the table just inside the back entrance of the church .  Please call or e-mail the church office if you would prefer to have a copy mailed to you.

Thanks to your contributions to the April Outreach Offering, Trinity will send a check to Embrace for $380.

Weekly Communion–Each Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Pastor Joe is livestreaming a brief communion service on the church’s Facebook page and  YouTube Channel.  All you need to participate are a cup of grape juice and a slice of bread or some crackers.  
Please bring CEREAL or OATMEAL to church during the month of May or the RARA Food Pantry.  The food pantry also needs a variety of canned and boxed foods as well as plastic grocery bags. You may drop them off at the church between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. each weekday.   Pastor Joe is volunteering at RARA on Tuesdays and will deliver these items for you!
Handbell Practice on Wednesdays at 5:45 p.m.  Please contact Angie Rader, our music director, if you’re interested in joining the Trinity Ringers. 

Trinity Trekkers meet every Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Chessie Trail parking lot and walk in a safely-distanced manner. Come join us for some fellowship and exercise—good for both body and soul!