Trinity will hold a Community Conversation each month as part of
Life Together: A Year of Celebration
Why Community Conversations?
Healing is an interesting word. We always hope for proper healing after a surgical procedure for our bodies. But, healing can also be associated with our mental stability and our emotional state too. Clearly, we Americans have had much to ponder over the last several months. Sometimes, healing is as simple as talking and listening.
All communities have an assortment of leaders who help to mold and shape our paths. Some leaders garner headlines frequently, some work quietly behind the scenes. This fall Trinity is introducing a new program designed to invite community leaders to our church for conversation.
We hope you will consider attending these events, and we hope you will consider inviting a friend or neighbor to come along too. All Community Conversation will take place in the Trinity UMC Sanctuary with a 7 PM start time. The last 15 minutes of the program will focus on questions from the audience. Conversations will also be livestreamed right here!
Participate in the Community Conversation
Our Community Conversations will take place right here. You can participate by tuning in using the box below (or via YouTube or Vimeo if that is better for you!)
Be sure to use the chat area to join the conversation and offer questions for our Q&A!
Upcoming Community Conversation
We are pleased to announce the following guests for the remainder of our 2022-23 season:
- April 18 Christy Coleman, Executive Director of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation
- May 9 Jack Berry, President Richmond Region Tourism
With the exception of November 7, all programs are held on Tuesdays starting at 7 PM in the Sanctuary. We hope you will join us to learn about our community.
President, Richmond Region Tourism
Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 7:00 PM
Executive Director of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation
Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at 7:00 PM
Dr. Robert Winn
Director of VCU Massey Cancer Center
Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at 7:00 PM
Author of “The Organ Thieves, The Story of the First Heart Transplant”
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 7:00 PM
Executive Editor of the Richmond Times-Dispatch
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 7:00 PM
Susan Greenbaum and Chris Parker
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 7:00 PM
Dr. Paula Pando
Reynolds Community College President
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at 7:00 PM
Trinity member, and retired sports writer and editor from the Richmond Times-Dispatch
Our last Community Conversation will be held on Thursday, May 5. Our guest speaker will be Art Utley, a Trinity member, and retired sports writer and editor from the Richmond Times-Dispatch. We have a long list of questions for Art related to sports, golf, and his heritage in the Methodist church.
Community Conversations start at 7 PM in the Sanctuary. We will also do a livestream.
Dr. Jamelle S. Wilson
Dean of the School of Professional and Continuing Studies at the University of Richmond
Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 7:00 PM
On Thursday, April 21, our guest for our next Community Conversation will be Dr. Jamelle S. Wilson. Dr. Wilson is the Dean of the School of Professional and Continuing Studies at the University of Richmond. During her career in education, Dr. Wilson has worked in a variety of settings and we look forward to learning about the diversity of her experiences.
Reverend Dr. Hyo Lee
District Superintendent for the Charlottesville and Richmond Districts
Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at 7:00 PM
On Tuesday, March 8, our guest will be the Reverend Dr. Hyo Lee, the District Superintendent for the Charlottesville and Richmond Districts of the Virginia United Methodist Church. For the first forty-five minutes of the program, we will talk with Dr. Lee from a previously developed list of questions. But, in the last fifteen minutes of the program, we will take questions from people attending in the
Sanctuary and those watching online at home. The program starts at 7 PM in the Sanctuary. At this time, if you choose to attend in the Sanctuary masks are required.
Executive Director of the Woodland Restoration Foundation
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 7:00 PM
On Tuesday, February 15, our guest will be Marvin Harris, Executive Director of the Woodland Restoration Foundation. Mr. Harris will be discussing the work taking place at the Historic Woodland Cemetery. “This cemetery is the final resting place of tennis legend, Arthur Ashe, and thousands of other African Americans from the Richmond community.” From Foundation Website
Henrico County Manager &
Chief of Police
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 7:00 PM
All communities have an assortment of leaders who help to mold and shape our paths. Some leaders garner headlines frequently, some work quietly behind the scenes. Trinity introduced a program designed to invite community leaders to our church for conversation. On Jan. 18, John Vithoulkas, County Manager, and Erick English, Chielf of Police will be our guests.
President and Chief Executive Officer, UMFS
Annual Giving Officer, UMFS
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 7:00 PM
Over the last few years, Trinity has developed a supportive relationship with United Methodist Family Services (UMFS). UMFS provides a variety of services across the state for children and families. Often the work by UMFS staff is the difference-maker for children.
On Tuesday, December 14, Nancy Toscano, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Jill Gaynor, Annual Giving Officer, will be our guests. This will be an opportunity to learn how our annual Advent offering impacts the lives of children on a daily basis.
Dr. Danny Avula
Director of the Richmond and Henrico County Health Departments
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 7:00 PM
No question the pandemic made each of us consider our personal health in addition the health of our families. Like communities around America, Richmond experienced the ups and downs in responding to the COVID-19 virus. Health also provides us multiple opportunities to learn about ourselves and our communities.
On Tuesday, November 9, Dr. Danny Avula, Director of the Richmond and Henrico County Health Departments will be our guest. With Dr. Avula we will learn about the challenges he encountered in leading us during the height of the pandemic.
Reverend Roscoe Cooper
Fairfield District Representative on the Henrico County School Board and pastor at Rising Mount Zion Baptist Church
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 7:00 PM
For many years, members from our congregation have served as teachers and administrators in our local school systems and private schools. Education, learning is also a way to promote healing.
On Tuesday, October 12, Reverend Roscoe Cooper, Fairfield District Representative on the Henrico County School Board and pastor at Rising Mount Zion Baptist Church will be our guest. We will learn about the work of our school board and also learn about Reverend Cooper’s work in the community with his church.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 7:00 PM
During the pandemic, Trinity members really gave of their hearts to support local food pantries. Your donations made a significant difference in the lives of individuals and families in our communities.
On Tuesday, September 14 we will have a conversation with Norm Gold, the developer and operator of the Market@25th. This will be an opportunity to learn about grocery stores, food banks, and food deserts in Richmond.