Habitat Build

Habitat Build

Habitat for Humanity was created to demonstrate the love of God in action, so faith communities are important partners in Habitat’s work. These partnerships are essential in grounding the mission of Habitat in building homes, community and hope.  We are grateful you have chosen to partner with Richmond Habitat as a way to fulfill your mission.  The Unity Build gives our faith partners the opportunity to join together for an even greater impact by building a home for a deserving family, sharing God’s love in our community.  Thank you for joining us in this effort!

As you prepare to participate, and to make this a smooth process for everyone, these steps will be beneficial to you:

  1. Your date is Saturday, June 1
  2. The Unity Build location is 1407 Spotsylvania Street – Richmond, VA 23223
  3. Parking is available on Spotsylvania Street or Littlepage Street
  4. Your shift is 8:00am until 3:00pm (or earlier, at the discretion of the construction supervisor)
  5. Please communicate to your group to arrive promptly at 8:00am for a safety briefing and instructions for the day
  6. There will be a break for lunch (you provide) and water available at all times
  7. The maximum number of volunteers is eight (8)
  8. Every volunteer must complete a profile at www.richmondhabitat.org/volunteer if they do not have one in our system
  9. Each team member can add themselves to your group by clicking on the link below – which you can forward to your participants:

Unity Build – Trinity United Methodist Church June 1

Please complete their volunteer profile and be in your online group a week before your date.  We will use unfilled spaces for other faith groups and the community.  

Rise Against Hunger

Rise Against Hunger

On Sunday, March 10, Trinity will be hosting a Rise Against Hunger meal packaging event. We will stage two meal packaging sessions at 11 AM and 12:15 PM. For these sessions and to reach our goal of packaging 10,152 meals we will need 100 volunteers. We will also need volunteers to unload the truck and then reload the truck after the meal packing is done. Be sure to sign up for a session, so we are sure to have enough for each session and for working with the set-up and clean-up.

Here is the link to the sign 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:

Facebook Event:

FOBP Facebook Group:
Search for Friends of Bellemeade Park and join!

Sign Up for Mailing List:

Event RSVP Here:

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 uberrock@gmail.com 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 UMFS.org/campus-tour 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