Being unafraid

March 26, 2020

Dear Friends

My prayers are with each of you as we continue to live through these changing times. Our world has been turned upside down. Being told to stay home is a challenge. We need to remember that this is one concrete way we can love our neighbor. If you need something, please contact the church office. We have some limited ability to deliver things to our members.

On Tuesday night we receive notice that our Bishop is shutting down all United Methodist Churches in our region through the month of April. This means no worship services, small groups, Bible Studies or outside groups will be meeting in our building during this time. The rules given out from the governor’s office allows an individual to be at work, if they are the only one present. With this in mind, I will be in the office on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings and Marian will be available on Tuesday and Thursday. You can always email me and feel free to call me at home at 360-504-2079. You don’t have to have a reason to call other than you want to check in with your pastor!

We will not be sending out a newsletter until things get better. Deacon Kathleen wanted you to know about a resource:

Since the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we can be connected as a faith community, I would like to make you aware of the opportunity to view online any of the “Unafraid” videos. Pastor Bill did a sermon series based on the book “Unafraid” by Adam Hamilton. Kathleen taught a class based on the book. Each video features Adam Hamilton, a panel discussion, and an interview with an expert. If you go to:

you may watch any of the 5 sessions for free. Feel free to share this information with others who might be interested.

We were able to record this week’s worship service before the new rules took place. It will available through our web page on Friday. I am thankful for the music and tech team helping me to quickly put this together early this week. I will continue recording my sermons for you. On Palm Sunday I will have to do it myself! We still are waiting to see what we can do for Easter.

Just a reminder that if you want to send a check or any other mail to the church, please remember to use our mailing address,

Trinity United Methodist Church
P.O. Box 3697
Sequim WA 98382

as we do not have delivery to our street address.

These are stressful times for all. When you go to the grocery store thank those who are serving you. Call a friend. Reach out to someone in the church you might not know well. Together we will get through this.

May God Bless each of you.

Pastor Bill