Stockings from Stitchers

Stockings from Stitchers

Our Trinity Stitchers are at it again! This time they delivered 24 handmade stockings filled with goodies to the Hermitage in Richmond. The stockings included Chex mix, a small cake, tissues, candy, toothpaste, toothbrush, socks, an Advent book, crackers, and an elf.

Thanks for your ministry, Trinity Stitchers!

Veterans Day

Veterans Day

Veterans Day: Wednesday, November 11, 2020

This year, the Outreach Class will not host its annual Veterans pancake breakfast. Our class has enjoyed being a small part of what our Veterans have given to our country through their service and leadership.

Listed here are the Veterans who over the years have notified us of their service to America. Also, we list our Veterans who passed away this year. Our Trinity Veterans are so quiet and humble that often we do not learn of their service until we read their obituaries.

On this Veterans Day, we hope if you have a family member, neighbor, friend, or a stranger wearing a hat indicating a branch of the American service that you will take the time to acknowledge and thank the Veteran for his or her service.

US Marines:

Kevin Bauer                       Matt Benton                       Jake Boyd

Mike Cross                         Barry Dodson                     Mark Leep

Jake Lupton                        Bowen Richwine                Raleigh Shelton

Robert Skipper                   Phillip W. Terry

US Army:

Jay Aldredge                      Joe Andrews                       Walker Armole

John Bartholomew             Scott Bartholomew            Richard Bauer

Sandy Berry                       Dick Burch                         Lou Cei

Billy Cocke                        Mike Dishman                   Mac Elledge                      

William Goode                   John Hamilton                    John Henderson                

David Hickman                  Austin Jones                       Trey Jordan, III                                 

Jody McWilliams               Burnett Miller, III               Samuel Mottley                 

George Norris                    Jay Robinson                      Pam Rockhold                   

James Shannon, Jr.             Clint Smith                         Kirk Spitzer                       

A.D. Stuart                         John Taylor                        Joseph Thompson             

Joseph Toler                       Michael Vines                    Bud Vye                             

John Warman                     Richard Warren                  Clay Whitley                     

Jim Woody

US Navy:

Howard Armole                 Letcher Barnes                   Ken Beck

Ken Cardoza                      Hodges Hastings                George King

Clayton Leep                      Megan Boyd Nichols         Lin Niedermayer

Jeff Samuel                         Harold Tanquary

US Air Force:

Jeffrey Allen                      Scott Boehm                       David Bratton

Spec Campen                     Bill Center                          Bill Cridlin

F. Douglas Dillard             Larry Girvin                       Norman Groff

Roger Hart                          Mike McGinnis                  Tom Rockhold

In Memory: Richard Forrester, George Habel, Shep Hanner

Thanks to Don Floyd for this musical offering.
Bible Time, Covid-Style!

Bible Time, Covid-Style!

Trinity typically gives each kindergartener a bible in the spring.  Last spring, this ceremony didn’t happen due to the pandemic. 

We were very happy to be able to celebrate with our now 1st graders in October and give them their very own Jesus Storybook Bible! 

A special thank you to the McClure bible class for paying for these bibles! 

We are so excited to share God’s word with our first graders!

Pumpkin Carving Party!

Pumpkin Carving Party!

Despite our rain-out and rescheduling, 15 families were able to participate in our Pumpkin Carving Party in October. It was a great joy to see our Trinity families again and to play together while also observing social-distance rules and making safety a top priority. Thanks to all who came and to all who helped make this in-person event happen!

Welcome New Members!

Welcome New Members!

A pandemic certainly changes things that we usually do. The ways of celebration look different this year. However, it is always a joy and a blessing to welcome new members.

Trinity joyfully welcomes four-family units that consist of seven transferring members and four children in the English congregation and fifteen family units that consist of twenty-four transferring members and thirty-five children in the Swahili/French congregation. In sum, we have received thirty-one new members with thirty-nine children.

Since August, we had Discovering Trinity, which is a four-week new membership class. We have talked about God, humanity, faith community, and life. It was such a blessing to share our faith together and how God has impacted our lives. We truly learned that when we do that in the name of our Lord, we reaffirm our beliefs through the Christian fellowship and acknowledge that we are all part of the one body of Christ. Technically, we had to have two different classes because of the language difference. One of Trinity members, Vianney Kayimbula, translated the whole conversation for the Swahili/French session. We especially thank him for his help with that. 

As we praise and give thanks to God for the new members, I commend these persons to your love and care. Let us do all in our power to increase their faith, confirm their hope, and perfect them in love.

English Congregation:

Joyce Winters, Sara and Thomas Hall (children: Julia and Martha), Alison and Daniel Keefe (child: Declan), Aaron and Brandy Miller (Child: Zadie)

Swahili/French Congregation:

Rugoheza Kahihimo and Machozi Adeline (child: Helena Rugoheza)

Nadeje Kamwanya and Habimbi Heritie Habulo (child: Nkulu Habulo)

Ngoie Jonathan Kamwanya and Alice Eliza Mukuma

Henry Kambilo and Marie Niyingeneye (children: Guylain Abel Kambilo and Ariel Kambilo, Archange Kambilo, Alexandrine Kambilo, Ashlay Kambilo)

Moza Bwami and Christine Moza (child: Furana Kazadi)

Rona Veronique (children: Bela Khadiga, Marie Khadiga, Francois Khadiga, Rene Khadig, Vanessa Khadiga)

Abedi Shishi and Neema Ngeoya (children: Abedi Shishi, Matthew Shishi, Remi Shishi, Madelene Washishi, Benjamin Shishi, Mariane Abedi, Sela Abedi)

Dhabiti Olengabo and Leontine Mawazo Mwenebato (children: Anastasia Mwatumu, Razidi Dhabiti, Grace Zabiti, Fabien Dhabiti, Mwenebato Dhabiti)

Kizenge Milandu (children: Ighacio Sentime, Jeanson Sentime, Brian Bampande)

Sandra Kaja and Bitota Kayembe (children: Mbuyi Ortehin Kayembe, Divine Kayembe, Suzane Kayembe, Israel Kongi)

Yannick Kambilo (child: Junior Yannick)

Olive Kambilo and Byamungu Kevin (child: Emmanuel Lunanga)

Jeanpierre Kambilo and Dorothy Arineitwe

Robert Fiama and Godwin Yumba

Please watch our celebration of the reception of the new members at Trinity Viemo channel (https://vimeo.com/458977584)

If you wish to become a member of Trinity UMC, please join Discovery Trinity Class in Nov. and let Pastor Hung Su Lim know (hslim@trinityumc.net). The details will be announced soon.

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

The renovation of the Mastin room started on Monday, July 27. Building permits, insurance coverage, and contracts were finalized. A pre-construction meeting was held with key personnel from Century Construction Company to outline their plan. This project will create a new meeting space for our youth while also improving the adjoining hallway and restrooms.
Our Trustees want to thank our congregation, the Trinity Foundation, the Finance Committee, and Church Council for their leadership and cooperation in making this project a reality. We will keep you updated on the progress.

worship soundboard in sanctuary with bryce

In a very short period of time, the Sanctuary has become like a production room for a television show. Also, in a very short period of time Aaron Miller, Bryce Miller, Charles Staples, Hung Su Lim, Jen Williams, and our communication consultant, Kim Johnson, have revisited past skills and learned new skills in the weekly broadcast of the Sunday morning worship service. That service just doesn’t happen in a blink.
During the week, assorted recordings and videos are produced. This involves lots of technology for editing, mixing, and developing a take that is worth broadcasting. This also involves lots of communication with musicians and choir members. When a piece is filmed off-site, this requires a whole different level of production techniques and strategies.

Recently, this team has worked to improve the infrastructure of our technology. The goal is to improve the quality of the broadcast, but we all need to remember technology is imperfect. All it takes is one tiny gremlin to wreak havoc during a Sunday broadcast.

We thank you for your support and feedback as we continue with virtual presentations. And we appreciate the hard work and teamwork that Aaron, Bryce, Charles, Hung Su, Jen, and Kim give us each week.