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.
School Fest: This Saturday, July 31, Rockbridge County High School
Organized by Life Chapel, Trinity will join other churches and organizations in providing free school supplies to county school kids in elementary, middle, and high schools.  Trinity will pass out the dozens of school kits we collected last month.  Setup begins at 7 a.m.  Students arrive between 8 a.m. and noon. Volunteers needed to be present with Pastor Joe on site!

Faith Build Habitat 
We will collect a financial offering in August supporting the work of Rockbridge Habitat for Humanity.  Pastor Joe will be on the Habitat site for the Pastors Build this Friday, August 6.  Skilled and non-skilled volunteers are needed on-site over the next 6 weeks.  Contact Pastor Joe for details.

Re-Entry Pen Pals This summer through a supervised program called TAP Into Hope, Pastor Joe has been exchanging letters with an inmate in Augusta Regional Jail.    This is a carefully supervised program that empowers folks re-entering society after incarceration. Mentors and inmates exchange twelve letters   Zoom Training  with Tap Into Hope is going to be Tuesday, August 3 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Contact Pastor Joe for details.

Rockbridge Community Fair will be held Saturday, August 28, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Members of Trinity will hand out free water bottles and homemade cookies to folks and share information about our church community.  Volunteers and homemade cookies are needed!  Contact Pastor Joe for details.

W&L First-Year Students will walk on Main Street Tuesday, September 7 from 4:30-7:00 p.m. Sponsored by Main Street Lexington, incoming W&L students walk up down Main Street stopping at designated spots to learn more about the businesses and churches.  We did this in 2019 and handed out 70 Icee pops (which were well received as it was a hot day) and invited each of the students to Trinity.  Contact Pastor Joe to volunteer!
VMI Matriculation Fair Saturday, August 21
VMI is inviting Trinity and other local churches to meet the VMI class of 2022-23 at Cocke Hall (air-conditioned!).   Set up is at 7:00 a.m. and the fair concludes at 2:30 p.m.  This is the best chance to meet incoming students (and their families) and to welcome them to the Trinity family.  Contact Pastor Joe to volunteer an hour or two!

The Outreach Offering for August will benefit Habitat for Humanity 
Habitat for Humanity
 is a partnership, not a giveaway program—Habitat’s homeowner families buy the houses that Habitat builds and renovates. Habitat homeowners also invest hundreds of hours of their own labor working alongside volunteers. As a result, Habitat for Humanity houses are affordable to low-income families in Rockbridge County. Please make your check out to Trinity UMC, designated for Habitat. 

Thanks to your generous contributions to the Outreach Offering in July, Trinity will give a check to Project Horizon for $516.00.  

Handbell Practice is every Wednesday at 5:45 p.m.  Please contact Angie Rader, our music director, if you’re interested in joining the Trinity Ringers. (

The JULY/AUGUST 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.
Walk with the Trinity Trekkers every Tuesday at 9 a.m. Come out and join your Trinity friends as we walk on the Chessie Trail every Tuesday morning. It’s a wonderful way to enjoy fellowship and to get in shape!

Please bring SCHOOL SUPPLIES to church during the month of August for 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!