Youth Local Serve 2023

Youth Local Serve 2023

Trinity Middle and High School Youth are serving for a special week of local mission here in Richmond July 10-14!

What to expect: We’ll be serving at Trinity’s Kid Camp in the morning and then headed to various service sites in the afternoons also while enjoying some fun evening activities and a time of discipleship!

July 10-14

  • Monday 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday 8:30 AM- 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM – overnight at the PACE Center
  • Friday until 1:00PM (after Kidscamp clean up)

Early-bird before June 4: $60
Cost after June 4: $70
Registration Deadline: July 1

Summer Missions 2023

Summer Missions 2023

For our 2023 summer mission trip, we’re heading to Hinton Rural Life Center, in Hayesville, NC. This is a multi-generational trip designed to include our students as well as families and individuals who want to come along.

Hinton is a retreat center, but also a mission agency, with year-round opportunities for individual volunteers and mission teams to work with us and “alongside” our neighbors in Safe and Healthy Home Repair ministry. Other service options include our firewood ministry and Ervin Sanctuary Gardens & Trails. With its outreach focus, Hinton seeks to enhance the long-term quality of life in our rural area. And, Hinton guests “pay it forward,” as our lodging revenues help support our community outreach programs.

Hinton is a United Methodist agency, and we welcome all — all individuals, all faith traditions, and non-faith-based groups seeking to meet, retreat, and serve in a spirit of acceptance and mutual respect. We invite you to experience Hinton Center hospitality and to become a part of our community through your stay and/or service.

We’re looking at June 25-29. The cost is $395/person, but scholarships and assistance are available upon request. This fee covers all meals, project supplies, lodging, and devotional booklet. Worship and programming are led by Hinton staff and includes Appalachian Culture Night, Poverty awareness activities, group devotional times, worship services, and more.

Space is limited this week, and we will have to limit our signup to 15. We will wait-list any additional people who want to go and we will add from that list as space opens up.

Conserve and Create

Conserve and Create

The Friends of Bellemeade Park will be hosting a Conserve and Create workday in Bellemeade Park.  We will be targeting the removal of invasive plants, other gardening activities, riparian/stream side restoration, pruning, mulching, and general cleanup near the Bellemeade Community Center (adjacent to Oak Grove/Bellemeade Elementary School).

Message from Bob:

“Please come and join us and meet your neighbors!!!”

Be advised that there is poison ivy in the woods where invasive plants will be removed.  Long sleeves are recommended and proper handling of the clothes you wear is important so the oil doesn’t touch someone’s skin.  While we’re not trying to get rid of poison ivy (the berries are nutritious for some birds), it’s growing among the invasive Japanese honeysuckle & English ivy.

Ticks may be out — use repellent and check yourself thoroughly when you get home.

Please bring:
Refillable water bottle (full)
Work gloves
Clothing appropriate for this activity (layers are recommended so you can add/remove layers to maintain comfort)

Note on COVID 19:
Planning for this event will have to remain flexible to ensure compliance with current COVID-19 restrictions.  

Enrichmond Partner Page for Friends of Bellemeade Park:

Friends Of Bellemeade Park Web Page:

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FOBP Facebook Group:
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Honduras Team

Honduras Team

The Trinity Honduras team is currently finalizing the missioner roster and is seeking to recruit additional non-medical team members for our Friends of Barnabas mission January 23 – 29 2023. 

The main requirement is an ability to do some light hiking, work diligently in the fresh air (think June in Richmond), and be willing to share your heart and energy with some of the poorest in our hemisphere. While we have translators, knowing Spanish is a plus to enrich your interactions with staff and villagers. A $1965 fee covers all logistics, flights, food & lodging, and also temporary support staff such as translators.

If you cannot go but would like to support the mission, we have a need to fund scholarships for young people from time to time.  Trinity and Trinity foundation also support our mission so you can give to those sources as well.

Please contact Joseph Thompson at or 804.307.1303 to set up an interview and further detailed discussion of the program and how you can best share your talents!

You’re Invited for a UMFS Campus Tour

You’re Invited for a UMFS Campus Tour

Visit United Methodist Family Services (UMFS) for a free tour of the Richmond campus. You’ll learn a bit about UMFS’ 122-year history and hear stories about the high-risk children, teens, and families they serve in Richmond and across Virginia.

You’ll also get a peek inside the new UMFS residential treatment building. This brand new healing space serves youth ages 11 – 17 who are working to overcome trauma and significant mental health challenges.

Visit to learn more and sign up. Groups are also welcome. Contact Jill Gaynor with any questions: or 804-254-9463.

Just Do It

Just Do It

Just Do It (words on marble background)

On Sunday, September 5, Pastor Larry asked us all to “Just Do It” in his sermon on James 2:1-17. You can find the worship service below– use the chapter markers to jump directly to the Scripture (the first dot) and sermon (second dot)!

Below the service video, you will find links to some ways you can take action.


Help those in Haiti: JUST DO IT

One way to help those in Haiti is by giving to UMCOR’s International Disaster Response.

VAUMC Haiti Response

Help those in the US: JUST DO IT

Fires, floods, storm damage, and more. Help those in the US: UMCOR’s US Disaster Response.

VAUMC Hurricane IDA disaster response

Help with refugee relief and resettlement: JUST DO IT

Help with the Afghan resettlement here in Richmond and around the state: VAUMC Refugee Response

Help with refugee resettlement and aid around the world: UMCOR’s Global Migration Response.

Support one of Trinity’s Local partners: JUST DO IT

Learn more about UMCOR