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.
 
 
 

An Advent devotional called 25 Days of Advent and children’s Advent Calendars available on the front pew.

 

Christmas Cards for Trinity’s home bound members are available in the Narthex on Sunday. Please take a moment to sign them before or after the worship service.

 

Rockbridge Christmas Baskets packing day is Saturday, December 14 at the Virginia Horse Center.  The event begins at 8 a.m. and ends at noon.  A wonderful opportunity to help those in need this Christmas season!  RockbridgeChristmasBaskets.org for more information.

 

RARA’s food pantry needs BOXED STUFFING or MASHED POTATOES for the month of December.  Please bring your donations to church and drop them in the basket in the narthex or in the basket downstairs.  Thank you.

 

Trinity Trekkers are now walking at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays.  Come join us on the Chessie Trail–it’s good for both body and soul!

 

UMFS, a Special Outreach Offering–Throughout December, Trinity will collect a special offering to benefit UMFS.

MISSION

UMFS is an unwavering champion for high-risk children and families, collaborating with communities to help them reach their full potential.

VISION

Creating a world where caring, opportunity and generosity are passed on from generation to generation — empowering all children to contribute to society as engaged citizens.

OUR IMPACT

In fiscal year 2018, UMFS touched the lives of 13,722 high-risk children and families in 173 communities. We offer a holistic range of programs and services including: residential programs, special education private day school, treatment foster care, and over 12 community-based services.

 

Please make your check to Trinity UMC, designated UMFS.

 

 

ADVENT

Sacrificial Poinsettias

As in past years, instead of purchasing poinsettias for display in the sanctuary, friends and members of Trinity are invited to donate a similar amount of money that will benefit a local charity, the Community Table.   Please make your check out to Trinity UMC, designated, Sacrificial Poinsettias.Recommended donation is $15.A list of names will be printed in the Christmas Eve worship bulletin.

 

The Gift of the Nutcracker

Through the Sundays of Advent, The Faith Explorers Sunday school class will be reading “The Gift of the Nutcracker” by Rev. Matt Rawle, a United Methodist pastor in Louisiana.  How does Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker inform our faith?

 

Pastor Joe will use portions of the book during Sunday worship.  We’ll consider the “Gospel According to Clara” on the first Sunday of Advent, the “Gospel According to Drosslemeir” on the second Sunday, and the “Gospel According to the Nutcracker” on the third Sunday of Advent.

 

Lessons & Carols Concert at Trinity

The combined choirs from Trinity United Methodist, Grace Episcopal, and Southern Virginia University will perform an evening of Lessons & Carols that is sure to put you in the Christmas spirit.  Sunday, December 8 at 7:30 p.m.

 

Cookies & Carols Sing-Along

Join your Trinity friends for a delightful afternoon of cookies, hot chocolate and Christmas Carols!  This event is sponsored by the UMW and everyone is invited!  Sunday, December 15 at 2:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

 

Contemplative Worship

In the midst of the holiday rush, do you long for a time of quiet reflection?  Do you want to listen for God’s voice speaking to us through scripture, prayer, communion, and silence?  Come and be present to the Lord.  Sunday, December 15 at 5:00 p.m.

 

The Sounds of Christmas

On Sunday, December 22, we’ll have one worship service at 11:00 a.m.  “The Sounds of Christmas” a kid-friendly worship service in which we’ll retell the nativity story with the sounds of the glorious angels, sleepy shepherds, twinkly stars, curious wise men, and the barn yard animals.   

 

Communion and Candlelight Christmas Eve

On Tuesday, December 24, we’ll worship in the sanctuary at 5:30 p.m. for a traditional Christmas Eve worship service.   

 

Sunday after Christmas Day

Trinity UMC will have one worship service at 11 a.m. on Sunday, December 29. 

 

Calendar of Events

December

15—UMM Breakfast Meeting at 7:45 a.m.

        Cookies & Carols in the Fellowship Hall at 2:30 p.m. (Everyone is invited!)

        Contemplative Worship at 5 p.m.

16—Afternoon Circle Meeting at 1 pm. in the church library

        Church Council Meeting at 6 p.m.

22—Kid-Friendly Worship at 11:00 a.m.

24—Communion & Candlelight Worship at 5:30 p.m.

29—One worship service at 11 a.m.