As a church family, we are here to partner with you as you raise your youth to seek first God’s Kingdom. One of the most vital ways we do that is through Confirmation. Confirmation is an opportunity for youth to dig deep and learn what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ and part of the United Methodist Church. It is an amazing experience. Youth are often surprised by how much they discover about God and themselves. They also find that they enjoy Confirmation and have fun! At the end of the Confirmation classes youth are presented with the opportunity to decide to confirm their Christian faith.
Confirmation 2022 Update: In light of the surge of Covid cases in our community and the current state of emergency order in Henrico County, the start date of this year’s confirmation class has been delayed. We will begin the classes on February 13, hopefully giving ourselves enough time for the present situation to abate. The new schedule will run through May 15. The exciting news is that registration for confirmation is still open. You may now register for the student class up until Feb. 6. The new schedule is listed below. If you have any questions, while Jenna is on Maternity Leave, please feel free to contact Amy Lenow at email@example.com.
“Seek first the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously…” Matt 6:33 (NLT).
During the weekend of November 12-14 Trinity Students hosted a Fall Retreat at Westview on the James in Goochland.
Thank you to all those who made this retreat possible through providing meals, leadership and the many ways you make youth at Trinity feel welcomed and a part of our church family.
Here’s what some of our youth had to say about their experience on Fall Retreat:
“Well this is my first retreat and it has been everything I needed to know about my life in 2 days. I feel I have certainly grown stronger to God and have obtained a stronger relationship with God and my peers. I hope to keep growing a stronger relationship with everyone in the church community and with God. This weekend has been everything I needed. Thank you for sending us here and I hope to come on more retreats in the future.”
“God has reminded me this weekend that I am not junk. I was created in the hands of a magnificent Creator with purpose and with love. The God of love doesn’t compare me to anyone else. He has a seat for me at his table with my name on it. My worth isn’t determined by my grades, beauty, talents, gifts that God I know loves me beyond measure. This weekend is just what my heart, soul and spirit needed.”
“This weekend has actually been incredibly moving and special because of what we’ve talked about. I have actually been struggling with some serious comparison problems about my body recently and the topics we covered were really heartwarming and relieving. The fact that I’m not alone and that God has a different standard of measurement is so moving for me and it has helped me switch my mindset some. I definitely look at myself through a self-loathing point of view sometimes and learning about humility and how I should replace those self-loving thoughts with thoughts that have humility really got me thinking about how I can change the way I see myself through God.”
God is working in the lives of our youth here at Trinity UMC. Praise God! Thank you for all the ways you support and encourage Trinity Students!
Jenna Bush is excited to join our church family as the Director of Student Ministries this summer.
Jenna has been serving in youth ministry for 14 years and is a graduate of Eastern University with a degree in Youth Ministry and Biblical Studies.
She was born in New Jersey. She moved to Virginia in 2010, where she met her husband, Tony and married in 2013. Tony is an engineer at heart who does IT and is from Chester, VA. Jenna and Tony have two young children, ages (almost) 3 and 1.
When Jenna gets the chance, she enjoys cruising, singing, and dining (a good steak and Italian are some of her favorites). She enjoys spending time with her family, especially when they get the opportunity to travel.
Jenna looks forward to meeting you all and joining the Trinity UMC Staff.
Trinity is excited to announce that we have two Student Ministry Interns this summer! They can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Now, let’s find out a little about both our interns.
“My name is Russell Swartz and I’m honored to be serving as one of the student ministry interns this summer. I have been a member of Trinity United Methodist Church since birth, and its congregation has taught me the values of hard work, leadership, and selfless service. I graduated from Douglas Freeman High School in 2020 and just finished my freshman year at Virginia Tech. When I am not at church or school, you might find me playing soccer, hiking, or taking my pug on a walk. I look forward to working with the staff, congregation, and youth over the next few months, and please make sure you stop in and say hello when you get a chance.”
Lucy McLaughlin is excited to co-star with Russell Swartz in the up-and-coming role of student ministries interim intern. You may have seen her in previous Trinity United Methodist Church productions such as lead singer in the youth praise team, youth handbell ringer, acolyte, and Mary in the Children’s 2011 Christmas Pageant, just to name a few. When Lucy is not playing roles in Trinity UMC productions, you may find her starring as an Elementary Education student at Longwood University, a preschool teacher at CLC, or a professional karaoke singer anywhere someone will give her a mic. Lucy would like to thank her mother Suzanne for giving her the genetics to execute quality performance, her step-father Rick for her many driving lessons to and from rehearsals, her sister Emily for paving the road before her, and her sister Erica for sharing the spotlight. Now let’s enjoy the production of Summer 2021 together!
Sunday: Join us at 11:00 AM for worship via livestream! We would love for you to be a part of us gathering together and praising God through; singing, prayer, giving back, and studying scripture.
Monday: We will alternate weekly, between game nights and group hang outs;at 5:00 PM. This will be a large group time for everyone, all students are welcome rising 6th grade – college students, to come together and chat and have fun.
Tuesday: At 3:00 PM, I will lead a study on a book I am reading, or a book of the Bible. This will be for anyone in grades 6th-college. We will have large group discussion, with break out small groups. Our study is on the book, “Jesus and Nonviolence.”
Wednesday: Pastor Larry has a Bible study at 1:30 PM. If you would like to participate in that, the link to his Zoom meetings is here on the website. Modern worship leader Aaron and myself will be joining together to play some music with y’all. Join us on Zoom at 7:30 PM here!
Thursday: We will have larger group gatherings in the evenings. These will alternate weekly between high school and middle school. Starting on June 25th at 8 PM, we will be doing a collective read through of the book, White Fragility. Every week we will read part of the book together and then have some conversation time. You do not need to buy the book! Join us here.
Friday: At 11:00 AM, Pastor Hung Su is leading a group in reading the Bible. If you would like to learn more about the Bible, engage with him in this meeting! All the info you need, is here on the website.