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.
Zoom Bible Studies on Wednesdays
I’ll be hosting two Zoom Bible studies tomorrow:
Wednesday, April 8 at 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

We’ll be considering John 20:1-18, Mary comes to the empty tomb.
Email me if you’d like to participate!

For the morning Bible study, click or cut and paste, this at 11:00 a.m.

For the evening Bible study, click or cut and paste this at 7:00 pm.

If you would like to participate but have never used Zoom before, email me! 
I’m putting together a Zoom tutorial for those who would like to learn.

How your families can help:

I am volunteering at RARA each week. 
They are always in need of plastic grocery bags and canned/boxed goods.

Heifer Project Coins
We still have Heifer Project collection guides. 
Each day for 30 days, you collect coins and learn about hunger relief efforts around the world.

Cards for our (traditional) homebound members.
Send cards or hand-drawn pictures to our homebound members.

The back entrance to the church will be unlocked Wednesday-Friday from 8:30-12:30 this week for you to drop off the grocery bags, pick up the Heifer collection guide, and the mailing addresses of our homebound members.  If those days and times don’t work for you, email and we’ll arrange another time!

Sacrificial Lilies for Easter
Each Easter instead of filling our sanctuary with Easter Lilies (usually the sneeziest time of year for me!), it is a Trinity tradition to make a $15 donation for a “sacrificial Lilly” in honor or in memory of a loved one.  The money we donate will go to RARA (Rockbridge Area Relief Association) which operates the community food pantry.  Send your check (147 South Main Street, Lexington VA 24450) to the church with the names of those you are honoring.  

Something More for Easter at Trinity!
This Easter Sunday we will be united in Spirit, if not the body, which is going to be hard for many of us.  For the Daily Devotion on Easter Sunday, I’m planning on including video segments of Steve Young playing, an Easter Chapel Time for kids, and my Easter sermon.  It’s not entirely the same as a live or in-person worship, but I hope it will be a blessing to us all!

Bishop Sharma Lewis will be leading live-stream worship on Easter Sunday at 3:45. 
Click here close to the start time:

June Session of Virginia Annual Conference postponed until September
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the June 2020 session of the Virginia Annual Conference has been postponed until September 18 -19, 2020.

Church Directory 
We still have time to update the church directory.  If you haven’t yet, email the church office ( an updated photo, email, cellphone, and physical address. 

Stay Connected with Each Other
Call/text/email me 540-460-2313

Keep calling/texting/zooming with each other.
Reach out to those you
-sit with in worship,
-sing with in the choir,
-serve with on a church committee,
-eat breakfast with at UMM
-“circle” with in the UMW
study with in Sunday School and Bible study.
– know don’t have a computer but would love to hear from you!

Worship suspended throughout the entire month of April.
Sharma Lewis, our bishop, has extended our suspended worship through the entire month of April.  Our normal ministries (choir, handbells, UMW and UMM, Sunday schools) and our usual committee meetings (SPRC, Trustees, Finance, Church Council) should not be meeting in person either. We’ll make use of Zoom and conference calls.  In line with our governor’s orders, outdoor and drive-in worship are not permitted either.  We have a Christian responsibility to socially distance, flatten the curve, and keep washing our hands!

Prayer Joys, Concerns, Gratitudes, and Hopes
Please keep sending me your prayer concerns that you would have me share in the daily devotions.  Prayer is essential for the Body of Christ!

Tithes and Offerings
Thank you for your continued generosity by mailing to the church your tithes and offerings. The church office processes them once a week, as usual.

Keep on being the loving, caring, compassionate, generous Body of Christ!
Pastor Joe 

Calendar of Events

Normal Church ministries have been suspended
until the health crisis has passed.