Trinity’s Halloweenie Roast and Fall Festival will be Sunday, October 24 from 4-6 PM.
Trinity Kids Families – Join us for our fall festival outside in the front parking lot from 4-6 PM. We will have Gaga ball, sidewalk chalk, and hot dogs for dinner. Jonathan the juggler will perform at 5 PM.
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 email@example.com. 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!
We began this intense journey of confirmation back in January and culminated it this past Sunday with the celebration of Pentecost. This years confirmation class was made up of 18 wonderfully bright students. We studied everything from the Bible, church history, the Wesley brothers, to servant leadership modeled by Jesus. Through the leadership of our small group mentors (Suzanne Axtell, Brad Dike, Steve McPhail, and Catherine Taylor), we were able to dive deeper into the topics of our faith and develop a better understanding of what it means to be a follower of Christ. These amazing young people have taken the first steps into a life of walking with God and committing themselves to a journey of continual spiritual growth by walking with us here at Trinity!
Take a look at some of the photos from this weekend’s confirmation rehearsal and worship services.
The high school students from Trinity took a trip to Decatur, Alabama to serve with the students of the Church at Stone River. While we were there, we partnered with the Circle Ranch to help refurbish the gym so that the children that live there will have a place to have fun and grow with each other. The Circle Ranch is a nonprofit that helps support foster families by providing affordable housing with enough space for everyone to have their own room. They currently have three 8-10 bedroom houses for families and are working on more! We worked to refinish the game room and workout room, by framing in a wall, hanging drywall, painting and doing trim work. In the inside of the gym we hung some plywood on the walls behind the basketball goals to provide some more protection for the walls. Outside we did a variety of landscaping jobs, and replaced some siding, as well as painting the exterior walls. Finally, in the back bathrooms, we replaced all of the plumbing and installed new toilets, as well as demoing and refinishing the walls, ceilings, and floors. In the evenings we explored the idea of living in community as on big family. Check out our vlog series created by our students to see some of the ins and outs of our trip to Decatur!
There are six student produced videos–one from each day. Play them all through or use the controls to skip to another day.