Announcements for April 30 – May 8
Let’s give Trinity some TLC! This Morning!
Come on out to Trinity TLC where we do light maintenance around the Church while sharing in fellowship. We meet every two weeks, and our next meeting is Friday, April 30, at 9:30 am for a couple of hours. We will be cutting grass, doing light maintenance and upkeep, some springtime work, and of course, having a cup of Rainshadow Dungeness Dark coffee and light eats, courtesy of Dick Bennett. All are welcome! For more info, call Andy Pitts at 804-724-3401.
Even though you can’t be with those having birthdays this week, emails or phone calls are appreciated.
Sunday In-Person Services
Sunday services are now being held in the church at 10 am. As of this notice, we are still limited to 25 people in the Sanctuary, and 25 in the fellowship hall. If interested in attending, please call the office next week, Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, to make a reservation. (Be sure you have had your two shots, plus two weeks, and that there is/will be a copy of your vaccination card on file at the church office. The Covid safety guidelines will be followed: wear masks, take temperatures, and social distancing.)
OnLine Video-Taped Services
The Sunday service is now being filmed and available online the next day, Monday. If you regularly watch the service on Sunday, that may leave you wondering, “What do I watch this Sunday?” This could be your opportunity to view a service you might have missed. (Go to YouTube, and enter Sequim Trinity United Methodist Church. There you can take your pick of services!) On the following Sunday, you can view this Sunday’s service and regularly watch the services a week later.
Fellowship Hall Worship
Does the thought of worshiping in the fellowship hall kind of turn you off? It did me, but I want to tell you, it is a good experience. It was great to be among people I hadn’t seen in a long time, and there was a warm feeling generated by worshiping with others. Watching the service “semi-live” at 10:00 am felt better to me than watching it alone on my computer at home at “any old time.” If you can’t get a Sanctuary reservation, give the fellowship hall a try! Margaret Cox, Ad Council Chair
TUMC Plant Sale on May 8
It’s that special time of year for all Trinity gardeners and their friends! Our fifth annual plant sale begins at 9:30 AM Next Saturday, May 8, and ends at noon. We will be having a one-day outdoor sale of your favorite veggies, herbs, houseplants, and flower starts from our talen\r\r\rted growers here at the church. Grab your masks and your friends and join us for our socially distanced salute to spring.
If you would like to contribute plants to be sold, feel free to drop them off at the front door of the church in saleable condition on Friday, May 7 between 10 am and noon or on Saturday morning May 8 before 9 am.
We are looking forward to seeing you and your friends in front of the church on May 8 from 9:30 AM until noon.
Now that we are returning to a weekly indoor Sunday service we are reinitiating our safety ministry focused on addressing personal safety and responding to emergency medical events occurring in our place of worship. Sadly, there has been a significant increase in the number and severity of security-related events directed at faith-based organizations over the past year.
We are looking for a few volunteers with medical experience to assist and we need additional volunteers with law enforcement, military, or security experience to serve on the Security Team. If you are willing to help our church provide a safe environment for worship, please contact Dick Bennett at (360) 797-0093 or contact the church office.
Update on Sequim Food Bank Distribution:
Do you know someone who needs food and doesn’t have a car to drive through this drive-through distribution program? You may pick up food boxes for them. Hours to pick up food are 11:00-2:00. The upcoming food distribution dates through June are May 26th and June 23rd. Hours for the volunteers are 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. If you would like to help with the food distributions, contact Jan Kreidler (360-681-5027 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Recycle Empty Inkjet and Laser Printer Cartridges
The recycle container for empty inkjet and laser printer cartridges and used cell phones is now in the church office. Besides helping the environment by recycling, the church is paid for every item donated. Thanks so much for your continued (or new) participation in this program!
Trinity United Methodist Church office hours are 9 am-2 pm Monday through Friday. However, due to limited access to the building during this phase of opening, we are keeping the doors locked. There is a doorbell to the right of the main door (by the office) that you need to ring to alert the office and you will be let in. It is best to call ahead so we are aware that you are coming. Thanks so much for your patience and remember when in the building to be sure and wear your mask!