Then plan to ‘hang out’ with your trinity family in a ZOOM meeting afterwards. ZOOM is a video conferencing system that also allows for call-in participation. Here’s the ZOOM like for after worship. (The room will open at 12:00 PM.)
Join Larry’s weekly Bible Study during this time (more details to come.)
Trinity has an email prayer chain, with over 30 members who covenant to pray for those needs that are shared. To be added to this email distribution list, please email Judy Oguich at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join our Trinity Church Chatter Facebook Group. Join Group
Trinity United Methodist Preschool & Parents’ Morning Out
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Trinity Preschool and PMO will be closedbeginning Monday, March 16-Friday, March 27, 2020.Please read the following statement from HCPS.
“Starting Monday, March 16, Henrico County Public Schools will be closed for students for two full weeks of school (through Friday, March 27). We will continue to assess the situation, and decide later if we need to extend this period of closure. You will be notified as soon as possible of all changes”.
As we continue to look for ways to connect with one another while we are physically apart, we have created a Trinity Church Chatter Facebook Group. We hope that you will join this group, invite a friend to also join, and use this space to share with one another, pray for and with one another, and share moments of joy in the chaos. Join Group
Let’s be together while apart!
We will be hosting two weekly Zoom gatherings on Tuesday and Thursday at 4:00 PM.
We also are looking for kids who are interested in sending cards, drawings or notes to Trinity’s shut-ins, contact Jen for more information.
Palm Sunday, April 5 we will be worshiping online at 11:00 AM.
A Palm Cross has been sent to each household in the envelope containing the April Window. Pastor Larry invites you to place it on a shelf, on your desk or where you might see it, to remind you of Christ’s passion during Holy Week. Keep it, that when this crisis has passed, it may remind you of God’s presence with us, steadfast love and abiding care.
Maundy Thursday, April 9 at 7:30 PM online.
Good Friday, April 10 at 7:30 PM a service of Tenebrae online. Trinity will be providing an online Tenebrae Service on Good Friday, April 10 at 7:30 PM. Pastor Larry also invites you to participate by gathering 7 candles for your family in your home (to blow out after each reading).
Easter Worship Service, April 12 at 11 AM. We will be worshiping together online, Christ is Risen!
There will be a time of online fellowship after our Easter service. Please join us to connect with your Trinity Family.
Deadline Extended for Foundation Scholarship Applications
The due date for Trinity Foundation Scholarship applications has been extended to April 14. We hope the extra time will compensate for any disruptions students may have encountered because of recent school closures.
Applications may be delivered to the church office or emailed to Paula Cadden at email@example.com. Although the church office is staffed during the day, we recommend that students call beforehand if they opt to deliver applications to the church office (804-288- 6057).
The COVID-19 virus has impacted all of our lives in many ways. First and foremost, we hope that all members of our Trinity family are healthy, safe, and continuing to find spiritual enrichment through our great church. Our committee met recently to discuss the potential impact of the temporary church shutdown on Trinity’s finances. Here are a few things that we would like to communicate to the congregation:
Tithes and Offerings – Please continue to support our church with your tithes and offerings, as you are able, during our temporary shutdown. Our expenses continue, even though we will not have a chance to pass the offering plates. We encourage everyone to continue giving in your typical pattern/frequency via online methods, or by mailing checks to the church office at 903 Forest Avenue, Henrico, VA 23229.
Online Giving – if you do not give online already, this is a good opportunity to switch! Trinity has several ways to give online currently, including ACH, e-check, and credit card. We are also investigating new ways to automate giving as well, including Zelle and Paypal. These are all easy, safe, and consistent ways to provide your gifts to Trinity. Please visit https://www.trinityumc.net/give/ for more information.
Apportionments – our committee voted to temporarily suspend monthly apportionment payments to the Conference, until we determine if Trinity will be financially impacted during this time. While we intend to pay our apportionments in full by their due date (December 31, 2020), we want to be sure that funding is available to meet our essential expenses, most notably our priority to fund payroll for our clergy and staff.
Capital Projects – Trinity remains committed to investing in long-term capital projects to grow our church and fulfill our mission. Our trustees are moving forward with several exciting projects, which are largely funded outside of our operating budget. Major capital projects will continue to be subject to church council approval, and will be evaluated in the context of our overall financial health.