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.
The Annual Community MLK Worship Service held at First Baptist Church (103 North Main Street) has been postponed until Sunday, April 3, 2022.

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Life and Legacy Worship Service at Randolph Street UMC has been canceled.

The 6th Annual MLK Day Community Parade has been canceled.
Church Council Meeting
Tuesday, January 18 at 6:00 p.m. (depending on weather conditions)
Pastor Joe will email the church with an update on when, if, and how we meet.
Trinity’s church council will meet in person in the fellowship hall. This will be our first meeting of the new year! All are welcome!
This is an important meeting as we will be reviewing the Finance Committee’s 2022 proposed budget. If you would like a copy of the proposed budget prior to Tuesday, please contact Cathy Carlock. Finance Committee will also be asking for the annual review and vote on Trinity’s Financial Policies and Procedures manual, attachments, and appointments.

Bi-District Roanoke & Staunton Training Day
Saturday, January 22, from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
The Roanoke and Staunton Districts will host their first Bi-District Training Day of 2022 on January 22. All clergy and laity in the Virginia Conference are welcome to participate. This virtual event will be free, registration is required.
More information is available at:

Campus Kitchen Souperbowl
Sunday, January 30, from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
This an annual event from which the proceeds will benefit the Campus Kitchen Backpack Program. The CK Backpack Program aims to address the meal gap experienced by students on free and reduced lunch over weekends through the provision of weekly packages of non-perishable breakfast, lunch, and snack items. Each week during the school year, the Campus Kitchen Backpack Program delivers roughly 1,200 of these backpacks to elementary, middle, and preschools around Rockbridge County.

This year the Campus Kitchen Souperbowl is being hosted as a to-go event. A ticket to the event will get you 9 soup samples from a variety of area restaurants, caterers, and other organizations! Tickets can be purchased for $15/adult or $10/child at the door or in advance by emailing

UMW Annual Soup Fundraiser
Sunday, February 13
The United Methodist Women will offer “Soup in a Jar” again this year, as well as ready to eat carryout soup. Two flavors of soups will be offered in jars, and two prepared soups will be available for purchase. The dry soup mixes provide an easy option for dinner or lunch and can make a great gift for co-workers, teachers, and neighbors. Details for ordering, including ingredient lists, will be available next week. Stay tuned!
This luncheon is an annual project to raise money for Days for Girls. Days for Girls is working across the world to change the status quo, through quality menstrual care solutions, health education, and income-generation opportunities. For more information about Days for Girls, go to Our project helps support the sewing circle in Staunton that supplies missionaries and Days for Girls with kits. The impact that these kits make on girls’ lives cannot be overstated. Thanks for your support!

Trinity Trekkers continue to trek even in the winter months!
We meet on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. on the Chessie Trail.
If there is inclement weather on a Tuesday morning, please email or call Rene or Richard Hasey, to see if there is a cancellation. (Hint: we hardly ever cancel!)

The Hellfighters Book Discussion will be held on Monday, April 4, 2022, from 5:30 pm-6:30 pm at First Baptist Church 103 North Main Street Lexington, VA.

The Outreach Offering for January will benefit the Community Table. The Community Table is a restaurant without a cash register. Our Community Table seeks to relieve the hunger of those residing in Buena Vista, Lexington, and Rockbridge County of Virginia. Working in close association with the local governments, and the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, the Community Table depends on multi-denominational groups and individuals willing to volunteer their time and resources. Please make your check payable to Trinity UMC, designated for Community Table.

Please bring canned fruit in juice or low-sodium veggies to church during the month of January for the RARA Food Pantry. The food pantry also needs a variety of canned and boxed foods. You may drop them off at the church between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. each weekday.