Announcements for June 17 – 26, 2021
Note: Please remember to sign up to attend worship on Sunday! Call the church office, 360-683-5367. Thanks!
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. If interested in attending, please sign up by calling the office next week, Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. (Covid safety guidelines will be followed: wear masks; sign in if you haven’t called ahead; and practice social distancing.)
OnLine Video-Taped Services
The Sunday service is now being filmed and available online the next day, Monday.
Sermons to be available after Sunday
Printed sermons will be available after the Sunday when they’re preached. Last week’s sermon is included with this week’s letter and announcements.
The Flower Calendar for the rest of 2021 is available for you to sign up to donate flowers for the altar. This may be for a special occasion or in memory of a loved one.
Pastor Brad’s Radio Show
Pastor Brad hosts a call-in radio show on Sundays, from 5 pm to 8 pm on KSQM 91.5.
The Trustees would like to have a video inventory of all Trinity “personal property” to use as a record in the event we have to make an insurance claim. We are looking for some folks who like to video and would be willing to seek out all our nooks and crannies to record on a thumb drive all of our “stuff.” If you are interested, or for more info, please call Andy Pitts at 804-724-3401.
Peace with Justice Sunday, June 27, 2021:
In Arizona border towns, communities facing social challenges are dramatically divided. In Liberian villages, citizens’ human rights are being violated. In local U.S. communities, women and girls are being bought and sold against their will. Moved by Christ’s love to pursue reconciliation and peace, honoring the dignity of every individual made in God’s image, the United Methodist Church is unwilling to turn a blind eye to injustice.
Although individually we may lack the resources to effect change in a broken world, our giving is vital for the UMC to continue our global ministries of reconciliation. The Peace with Justice Sunday offering enables the United Methodist Church to make a difference together by sowing seeds—and yielding fruit!—of peace. You may donate by issuing a check to Trinity UMC, indicating Peace w/Justice in the memo section. If you would like more information, go to:
Post Covid19: Redesigning My New Normal, in Christ
This is a small group developed for those who are vaccinated yet, for a variety of reasons, may feel reluctant to come out of sheltering. They may be feeling unsafe, confused, and unclear about the best approaches to take. They may know they need to reconnect with others but just cannot find the motivation.
If this is you, you’re not alone. It’s a nationwide issue and can be very challenging. Melody has been developing her own redesign and has wonderful strategies that work to share with you! Come and develop steps to create your individual reopening, done at your own pace. Come and learn professionally researched calming and healing tools in a safe and accepting atmosphere.
The group will be held on either Wednesday or Thursday, July 7th or 8th at noon, depending on the needs of the group.
To sign up or ask questions, contact Melody Romeo and indicate your interest and the best day for you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-461-5595.
Safety Ministry and Medical Response Team Opportunity
As part of our Safety Ministry, TUMC has a Medical Response Team. Each Sunday one member of this team sits in the back of the sanctuary during worship with a Medical Kit. Each member performs this duty once a month. If there is a medical or mental health emergency, the person on duty makes sure the appropriate action is taken. Medical Response Team Members include individuals with advanced medical training; emergency medical technicians, or others with emergency medical training. Team members will be oriented to the Medical Kit, must be willing to have current basic first aid certification, and take a mental health first aid course. If you are willing to join the Safety Ministry or the Medical Response Team and need to take the basic first aid course or the mental health first aid course, you can get a scholarship to attend. To join the team or for more information, contact Kathleen Charters by emailing email@example.com or calling 240-463-7598.
A Basic First Aid Class
taught by Mark Bowes will be offered Saturday, June 26, 2021, from 12:30 to 4:30 pm in the fellowship hall. The cost of the class is $45 per person. The class is limited to 12 participants. On completion of the class, a Basic First Aid card good for 2 years will be issued. Sign up no later than June 18. For more information and to sign up for this class, contact Kathleen Charters by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 240-463-7598.
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 last food distribution will be next week, 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 email@example.com).
Note: During the Food Bank Distribution, the driveway in the back of the church by the dumpster is blocked off. Please enter the church parking lot by way of the front driveway and please follow the directions of the Traffic Directors.
Volunteering to help with Portable Emergency Kitchen:
We have six people so far who have volunteered. Additional volunteers are welcome to train and help with one of the portable kitchens in the event of a major catastrophe. This kitchen would be deployed in the Sequim area where food would be provided and served. If you are interested, contact Jan Kreidler at 360-681-5027 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let’s give Trinity some TLC!
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 on Friday, 25 June at 9:30 AM for a couple hours. We will be cutting grass, doing light maintenance and upkeep, some springtime work, and of course having a cup of coffee and light eats. All are welcome! For more info, call Andy Pitts at 804-724-3401.
Renewed: Finding Hope When You Don’t Like Your Story, by Heather M. Dixon. This class meets Tuesdays from 1:00-2:30 p.m. for 1 more week, June 22. In this Bible study, we’ll explore the life of Naomi as told in the Book of Ruth. We will learn to flourish as we live out our hard stories and trust that God can transform them. We’ll trade our heartache for delight as we discover a God who rescues and redeems. You may still join the class for the remaining weeks. This class is being held via Zoom. For more information and to sign up for this class, contact Kathleen Charters at email@example.com or 240-463-7598.
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!
TUMC Office hours are 9 am-2 pm Monday through Friday. Remember to follow COVID-19 protocols: wear a mask, sign in, practice social distancing and use hand sanitizer or wash hands frequently.
Upper Room Daily Devotionals for July-August are now available in the church narthex.