Church Activities And Missions...
United Methodist MenTrinity's United Methodist Men's group has been doing Christ's work for more than 50 years. Trinity's men meet the first Monday of each month (usually at church) to share fellowship, a meal, and to find ways to serve Christ in our community. Our biggest project of the year is the annual Christmas Tree sales for three-to-four weeks starting Thanksgiving Weekend. Proceeds from the tree sales fund a variety of church projects, help send kids to church camp, and supplement the general budget. The Men's Club also takes pleasure in serving the Easter Morning breakfast.
United Methodist Women
United Methodist Women is an organization of approximately one million members whose purpose is to foster spiritual growth, develop leaders and advocate for justice. Members raise nearly $25 million each year for programs and projects related to women, children and youth in the United States and in more than 100 countries around the world. The women’ Division is a national policy-making body of the group. – UMW Website
United Methodist YouthTrinity Youth Fellowship is a group of 7th.-12th grade youths, meeting Sundays at 5:30-7:00. We're a casual bunch, playing games or talking as we sprawl on couches and big stuffed chairs. Sometimes we have guest speakers to give us testimonials, with plenty of times for questions. Sometimes we bake, play sports, or do crafts. The idea is to have fun, Christian fellowship, but not forgetting to explore our spiritual walk and the Bible.
We have at least two or three big projects per year. Typical projects include a mission trip (typically every other year), a fundraising Valentine's dinner, and the 30-Hour Famine. The latter is a tremendous fundraiser for World Vision, a group that helps people in third world countries to combat hunger - and not just by giving them food, but by providing the tools and know-how to fight hunger themselves. As the title states, we don't eat for 30 hours so that we might experience hunger, if only for a few hours. We spend time bonding over ping-pong, praise singing, bowling or volleyball.
Adopt A Cop
Adopt-A-Cop is a county-wide prayer program for all of our law enforcement officers. By praying for a specific police officer, we are following God’s direction to pray for those in authority (1 Timothy 2:1-2) Adopt-A-Copy asks that someone in our congregation take a week and pray every day for her/him. This is a powerful way we can reach out into our community. Are you are called to this ministry? One police officer, one week of prayer, a lifetime of blessings!
Kids Hope USA builds caring relationships. . . One child, one hour, one
church, one school.
We at Trinity UMC have a partnership with the elementary school across the street, Jackson Arts and Technology Academy. We currently have 14 mentors meeting with 14 students, children who the school has identified as being at risk. These kids often need some tutoring on academic subjects, but almost always what they most need is a friend – someone they can count on being there week in and week out, who will believe in them, and will focus on them alone. Each mentor/child also has a prayer partner, bathing the child in prayer each week. This program is now in over 1000 churches/schools in most states of the union, and is proven to be effective academically and behaviorally.
This is our “traditional” choir, although our repertoire includes praise
songs, gospel hymns and spirituals as well as “traditional” choir music.
Membership is open to adults and teenagers. The Chance Choir sings at most
weekly services from September through May and practices on Wednesday
The Praise Team is a select group of musicians (singers and a “praise band”) that focuses on contemporary Christian worship music. Membership is open to adults and teenagers. The Praise Team sings on the last Sunday of each month, year round. Practice is on Wednesday evenings prior to Chancel Choir practice.
The Children’s Choir is open to elementary –age children and practices as
part of the Sunday Night Activities. They focus on fun, “upbeat” Christian
songs and perform several times throughout the year.
The Handbell Choir membership is open to all interested parties and
membership in one of our “regular” choirs is not necessary to play
handbells. The Choir performs at Christmas, at Easter and at other times of
the year as determined by the Music Director. Practice is typically on
Sunday afternoons prior to the Sunday Night Activities beginning 5-6 weeks
before the scheduled performance.
This Committee is responsible for evaluating, selecting and recommending which local, national and world missions will be supported by the Church during the year. The Committee also makes recommendations for fundraising to support the missions.
The Community Ministry was established in 2006 to create a continuing financial source for the purpose of reaching out to the community around us, to express the love of God in a variety of ways. Trinity UMC underwrites our Kids Hope Project using money from this fund. Youth projects in the local community, dinners at the Interfaith Shelter, free community dinners, and a community block party are more examples of this local mission.
Members of Trinity United Methodist provide a shoebox
of food as a short-time help over the rough spots for people in the
Prayer Chain Ministry
One of the facets of Trinity UMC’s ministry of prayer is our Prayer Chain. Think about this as an “early response team” ministry! When something urgent needing prayer comes up in the life of our congregation, you are contacted to pray about it and pass the prayer concern along to the next person on the chain.
If you are interested in learning more about this ministry, please contact the Church Office.
The Trinity Outreach in Friendship
and the Membership Committees have been joined into one committee called The
Trinity Outreach and Membership Group. Our mission is to provide
contact with all new church members plus members who are housebound and all
other church friends who just need a cheery word. Any input is