Celebration for Dr. Charles Staples

Celebration for Dr. Charles Staples

You are invited to celebrate the 32 year tenure of Dr. Charles Staples, Trinity UMC Director of Music Ministries, upon his retirement. On Sunday, September 25, at 3:00 PM in the Sanctuary. There will be a reception following the concert.

The concert will feature:

  • Anne O’Byrne
  • Pablo Talamante
  • Tracy Welborn
  • The Trinity Choir
  • and music from Dr. Staples

In appreciation for his 32 years of ministry, you are invited to participate in a love offering for Charles as he retires. To do so you can either write a check to Trinity and put love offering in the memo or you can go to https://www.trinityumc.net/give/ and give online.

Contribute to Trinity’s Christmas Eve Service

Contribute to Trinity’s Christmas Eve Service

How would you like to be seen and (kind of) heard in this year’s Christmas Eve service? 

Dr. Staples will be working on 2 virtual hymns this year:  Joy to the World and O Come All Ye Faithful.  We will take these videos and combine them for a congregational version of a couple of verses of these 2 hymns. 

Don’t worry if you’re not a singer, you won’t be heard individually.  Your voice (es) will be combined with everyone else’s and we invite individuals and families to join. 

You’ll need 2 devices (a cellphone and computer, 2 cellphones, etc) and a willing spirit.  It’s not like really being together, but for now, it might just make us feel a little closer!

How to Participate

In order to participate in the Christmas Eve Congregational Hymn, you need to do 3 things.

First, use the Download button below to download the music and accompaniment file.

Then, record yourself singing the hymn verses with your computer, tablet, or phone.

Them use the Upload button to drop your video file into the folder so that Dr. Staples can create our congregational hymns.

Instructions and Information

Curious about how to participate and make all the technology work? Take a look at this video and Dr. Staples walks you through step by step.

You may remember that we joined our voices together at Easter to sing “Because He Lives” in a similar manner. We are excited to once again come together, virtually, to sing this Christmas Eve.

Here’s where you can watch the Easter video:


Choir will have an online rehearsal Wednesdays at 7:03 PM via ZOOM.

Dr. Charles Staples Concerts
Soprano Margaret Woods joins Charles Staples for songs and arias ranging from classical to pop to sacred.

Thursday, April 30 at Noon.