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.  

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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 UMFS with any questions at 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

New Shoes for Back to School

New Shoes for Back to School

What is it? New Shoes for Back to School is a ministry providing new shoes to K-12 Title 1 schoolchildren in underserved communities in the metro Richmond area.

Who does it? Trinity participates along with 10 other churches and one synagogue.

What’s needed? Each church is responsible for providing 50 pairs of shoes to three schools for a total of 150 shoes. This year all of Trinity’s schools are elementary: Montrose, Bensley and Dumbarton.

Call to action:

  • Please consider donating a pair of new shoes to this ministry. Sizes needed range from children’s sizes 11 & 12; women’s sizes up to 8; and men’s sizes up to 9.
  • Monetary donations can be made online via the Trinity website at Select “New Shoes–Back to School” in the dropdown menu.

When: Shoe collection is between now and Sunday, Sept. 3.

Where: Look for the collection table in the Welcome Center.

For more information, contact us!

Mattaponi Healing Eagle Clinic (MHEC)

Mattaponi Healing Eagle Clinic (MHEC)

It is that time of year for our annual campaign to help support the Mattaponi Eagle Healing Clinic.  Last year the congregation of Trinity Methodist Church contributed over $3,000 to help purchase supplies that included both needed medical items, vaccinations and personal hygiene items for the Mattaponi Eagle Healing Clinic. 

These contributions helped sustain services to over 125 families of native Americas mostly from the Mattaponi and Upper Mattaponi tribes but also including assistance for request from the Rappahannock, Pamunkey and Chickahominy tribes in Eastern and Central Virginia.  Diane Garrison who is the coordinator of Indian affairs was extremely thankful for our support particularly during these difficult times.

This year Diane is again asking for monetary donations to help the staff and the volunteers needed to handle the logistics of storage and distribution of medical and other supplies.  The Eagle Clinic has made an arrangement with a local Mechanicsville drug store program that provides medical supplies, including prescriptions, baby formula and children’s diapers on a more targeted and effective manner.  

The Healing Eagle Clinic still has doctors and nurses administer patient care on an as needed basis.  Your contributions will help support these efforts by providing the necessary medical supplies.

If you would like to make a monetary donation –make a check out to Trinity United Methodist Church and put in the memo line The Mattaponi Healing Eagle Clinic. You can also go to the Trinity web site and click on Give, select “Give as Guest” or “Give Online” and choose Mattaponi Healing Eagle clinic in the fund list (or click here).

Thank you in advance for your continuing support

 Tom Askew