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.

How We Do What We Do

How We Do What We Do

Many of you have participated in online worship for the last 5 months, or have seen some of the videos we do with the choir and wondered how these are produced.  I decided to search for the documentary filmmaker inside myself and create yet another video showing what is involved.  Frankly, let me say that I love doing these things.  Otherwise, I wouldn’t do them.  Most churches don’t, because a 3-minute video takes between 5 and 30 hours to create.  But, desperate times often call for desperate measures!  And as you know, singing has been deemed a “super-spreader” activity (this from the national associations of singing teachers and also choral directors) so I’m afraid that we won’t be singing in church for quite a while.  So, take a look and if you have been hiding a voice within – now is the time to remove it from under that bushel and join us!

A Message of Hope

A Message of Hope

As the turmoil in our country and our city continues, Tae Lilly offers Trinity a message of hope along with some music.

This video was created for Sunday worship, June 21.

Thanks, Drew!

Thanks, Drew!

A few weeks ago, we put out a call for some help with assorted projects around the church. The goal was two-fold—perhaps
remove some boredom from COVID-19, and yes, we will admit to selfishly help out this old church building and its grounds.

The first person to reach out to us was one of our youth, Drew Thompson. Drew, who will be a rising senior at the Steward
School, came by two mornings with his power washer.

Both days, Drew worked for four hours. He focused on the brick sidewalks, walls, and steps where Trinity Preschool parents drop off and pick up their children in front of the Welcome Center. It is amazing how water, pressure, and expertise from Drew can transform soiled brick. That area looks 100% better.

Many thanks Drew for your time, energy, and effort. We also thank his parents for raising such a nice, polite, and hardworking
young man.

And finally, a note of thanks from the bricks and mortar. Drew, they said to tell you they feel less dingy now, and they can actually see better with all that grime gone.

Feed More: Who is that masked man?

Feed More: Who is that masked man?

On Monday, morning May 18, Tropical Storm Arthur was sending light waves of rain north into Richmond.

Ronnie Johnson, our head custodian, at Trinity helped me load almost 70 bags of food to deliver to Feed More. With the van loaded, I drove into the city.

If you’ve never been to Feed More it is a series of buildings on Rhoadmiller Street. And if you are at times directionally challenged like me, then that might explain why it took me a few extra minutes to find the drop spot for our donations.
As I was getting ready to start unloading, I saw a gentleman coming out of one of the Feed More buildings. Like me, he was wearing a mask, so it took a few seconds to recognize Trinity member, Dan Nichols.

Dan had just finished a morning shift as a volunteer for Feed More. For many years, Dan has been one of those consistent volunteers for Feed More. Every week he is present helping out.

Today, Dan’s timing could not have been better. He asked if I needed help. And before I could answer yes, Dan had bags in hand heading toward the pod.

Many thanks to Dan for his gracious assist, and many thanks to everyone who donated food on Friday. By the time we finished unloading the Trinity van, the three large bins inside the pod were overflowing.

Nice work Trinity.

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.