Pinewood Derby

Trinity United Methodist Church hosted the Cub Scout’s Pinewood Derby competition on Saturday, January 28. This event challenges Cub Scouts to take a block of wood, four wheels, and four nails and turn it into a gravity-powered race car.

This is the track, set up in Trinity’s Fellowship Hall,

Pinewood Derby track set up in Trinity United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
Pinewood Derby track set up in Trinity United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Photo by Jim Stoffer.

Trinity entered its own vehicle in the competition, the TLC (Tender Loving Care) Special, named in honor of the monthly day of service where volunteers pitch in to keep the church tidy and clean.

TLC Special. Photo by Kathleen Charters
TLC Special. Photo by Kathleen Charters

The Trinity entry was modeled after a Chevrolet Roadster from the 1930s.

Trinity Pinewood Derby entry modeled after Chevrolet roadster.
Trinity Pinewood Derby entry is modeled after a Chevrolet roadster.

December 2022 Calendar

December 2022

 
December 1  
  9:15 a.m. Morning Prayer
10 a.m. Tim’s Place
10:30 a.m. Nominations Meeting
3 p.m. Advent Study (Zoom)
December 2  
  10 a.m. Missions Meeting
December 3  
  🔭 8:30 a.m. All-Church Visioning Retreat
December 4 United Methodist Student Day
  Second Sunday of Advent
✝️ 10 a.m. Worship Service
11:15 a.m. Advent Study
December 5  
  8:30 a.m. Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study
9:30 a.m. Women’s Bible Study
11 a.m. Blood Drive
December 6  
  3 p.m. Book Study (Zoom)
December 7  
  9:15 a.m. TOPS
9:15 a.m. Breakfast with Kathleen Charters (Zoom)
4:30 p.m. Trinity Singers Practice
December 8  
  9:15 a.m. Morning Prayer
10 a.m. Tim’s Place
3 p.m. Advent Study (Zoom)
December 9  
  9:30 a.m. TLC
December 10  
  🎄
December 11  
  Third Sunday of Advent
✝️ 10 a.m. Worship Service
11:15 a.m. Advent Study
December 12  
  8:30 a.m. Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study
9:30 a.m. Women’s Bible Study
11 a.m. Blood Drive
December 13  
  9 a.m. Blood Drive
2 p.m. SPRC Meeting
3 p.m. Book Study (Zoom)
December 14  
  9:15 a.m. TOPS
9:15 a.m. Breakfast with Kathleen Charters (Zoom)
4:30 p.m. Trinity Singers Practice
December 15  
  9:15 a.m. Morning Prayer
10 a.m. Tim’s Place
2 p.m. Trustees
3 p.m. Advent Study (Zoom)
December 16  
  10 a.nm. Food Bank Christmas Food Boxes Distribution (TUMC Parking Lot)
December 17  
  🎄
December 18  
  Fourth Sunday of Advent
✝️ 10 a.m. Worship Service
11:15 a.m. Advent Study
December 19  
  8:30 a.m. Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study
9:30 a.m. Women’s Bible Study
December 20  
  3 p.m. Book Study (Zoom)
December 21  
  9:15 a.m. TOPS
9:15 a.m. Breakfast with Kathleen Charters (Zoom)
4:30 p.m. Trinity Singers Practice – CANCELED
7 p.m. Longest Night Service (St. Luke’s Episcopal Church) online
December 22  
  9:15 a.m. Morning Prayer -CANCELED
10 a.m. Tim’s Place – CANCELED
10:15 a.m. Dementia Support Group
3 p.m. Advent Study (Zoom)
December 23  
  Church Office Closed
9:30 TLC
December 24  
  Christmas Eve
🕯️ 3 p.m. Candlelighting Service
December 25

Christmas 🌟

  ✝️ 10 a.m. Worship Service
December 26  
  Church Office Closed
8:30 a.m. Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study
December 27  
  🎄
December 28  
  9:15 a.m. TOPS
9:15 a.m. Breakfast with Kathleen Charters (Zoom)
December 29  
  9:15 a.m. Morning Prayer
10 a.m. Tim’s Place
December 30  
  🎄
December 31  
  New Year’s Eve
Upcoming in January  
  January 3 – Tim’s Place to meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays
January 7 – Memorial Service for Dick Rauum
January 15 – Human Relations Day (offering)
January 19 – Hospice Grief Recovery begins
January 21 – Port Angeles Symphony Chamber Concert
January 31 – Powerful Tools for Caregivers begins

November 2022 Calendar

November 2022

 
November 1  
  1 p.m. Kitchen Committee
November 2  
  9:15 a.m. TOPS
9:15 a.m. Breakfast with Kathleen Charters (Zoom)
1 p.m. Electronic Communications Committee
2:30 p.m. Disciple Bible Study
4:30 p.m. Trinity Singers Practice
November 3  
  9:15 a.m. Morning Prayer
10 a.m. Tim’s Place
3 p.m. Senior Ministries
November 4  
  🦗
November 5  
  Daylight Savings Time ends 🕰️
November 6  
  ✝️ 10 a.m. Worship Service
11:15 a.m. Five Wishes
November 7  
  8:30 a.m. Men’s Breakfast & Bible Study
9:30 a.m. Women’s Bible Study
10:45 a.m. Abundant Life Walk
1 p.m. Hospice Grief Recovery
November 8  
  1 p.m. Worship Committee Meeting
2:30 p.m. Membership Committee Meeting
3 p.m. Book Study (Zoom)
November 9  
  9:15 a.m. TOPS
9:15 a.m. Breakfast with Kathleen Charters (Zoom)
10 a.m. SPRC meets with District Superintendent
110 a.m. All Church Charge Conference
2:30 p.m. Disciple Bible Study
4:30 p.m. Trinity Singers Practice
November 10  
  9:15 a.m. Morning Prayer
10 a.m. Tim’s Place
November 11  
  Veterans Day 🇺🇸
Church Office closed
9:30 a.m. TLC (Tender Loving Care)
10 a.m. Missions Committee Meeting
November 12  
  🦗
November 13  
  ✝️  10 a.m. Worship Service – Honoring Veterans
11:15 a.m. Five Wishes
November 14  
  8:30 a.m. Men’s Breakfast & Bible Study
9:30 a.m. Women’s Bible Study
10:45 a.m. Abundant Life Walk
1 p.m. Hospice Grief Recovery
November 15  
  2 p.m. Finance Committee Meeting
3 p.m. Book Study (Zoom)
November 16  
  9:15 a.m. TOPS
9:15 a.m. Breakfast with Kathleen Charters (Zoom)
10 a.m. Nominations Committee Meeting
2 p.m. Safety Ministries Meeting
2:30 p.m. Disciple Bible Study
4:30 p.m. Trinity Singers Practice
November 17  
  9:15 a.m. Morning Prayer
10 a.m. Tim’s Place
10:15 a.m. Dementia Support Group
November 18  
  10 a.m. Food Bank Thanksgiving Food Boxes Distribution (TUMC parking lot)
November 19  
  7 p.m. Sequim Community Orchestra Concert
November 20  
  ✝️ 10 a.m. Worship Service
November 21  
  8:30 a.m. Men’s Breakfast & Bible Study
9:30 a.m. Women’s Bible Study
10:45 a.m. Abundant Life Walk
1 p.m. Hospice Grief Recovery
November 22  
  3 p.m. Book Study (Zoom)
November 23  
  9:15 a.m. TOPS
9:15 a.m. Breakfast with Kathleen Charters (Zoom)
2:30 p.m. Disciple Bible Study
4:30 p.m. Trinity Singers Practice
November 24  
  Thanksgiving 🦃
Church Office closed
November 25  
  Church Office closed
November 26  
  🦗
November 27  
 

First Sunday of Advent

✝️ 10 a.m. Worship Service
United Methodist Student Day (offering)
11:15 a.m. Advent Study Coffeehouse
November 28  
  8:30 a.m. Men’s Breakfast & Bible Study
9:30 a.m. Women’s Bible Study
10:45 a.m. Abundant Life Walk
1 p.m. Hospice Grief Recovery
1 p.m. Hospice Grief Support Meeting
November 29  
  10 a.m. Tim’s Place Training
3 p.m. Book Study (Zoom)
November 30  
  9:15 a.m. TOPS
9:15 a.m. Breakfast with Kathleen Charters (Zoom)
4:30 p.m. Trinity Singers Practice
Coming in December  
  December 3: Visioning Retreat
December 12 and 13: Blood Drive
December 4, 11, 18: Advent Sundays
December 16: Holiday Food Box Distribution
December 24: Christmas Eve Service
December 25: Christmas Day Service

Contributions to the Trinity website

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Trinity United Methodist Church web addresses:

Website: https://sequimtumc.org/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@trinityumcsequim

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Trinity-UMC-Sequim-124798824299532

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Pinwheels made in the crafts session of Vacation Bible School for the Young At Heart
Pinwheels made in the crafts session of Vacation Bible School for the Young At Heart. Photo by Lawrence Charters.

October 2022 Calendar

October 2022

 
October 1  
  1 p.m. Computer Literacy: Privacy and Security for Seniors
October 2

World Communion Sunday

 

✝️ 10 a.m. Worship Service
1 p.m. Living as United Methodist Christians

October 3  
  9:30 a.m. Women’s Bible Study
10:45 a.m. Abundant Life Walk
October 4  
  1 p.m. Kitchen Committee
3 p.m. Book Study (Zoom)
October 5  
  9:15 a.m. TOPS
9:15 a.m. Breakfast with Kathleen Chaters (Zoom)
2:30 p.m. Disciple Bible Study
4:30 p.m. Trinity Singers Practice
October 6  
  9:15 a.m. Morning Prayer
10 a.m. Tim’s Place
3 p.m. Senior Ministries
October 7  
  2:30 p.m. Praising Hands
October 8  
  2 p.m. Memorial Service for Ken Burres
October 9

Clergy-Staff Appreciation Sunday

 

✝️ 10 a.m. Worship Service
1 p.m. New Member Orientation and Lunch
2 p.m. Blessing of the Animals

October 10  
  8:30 a.m. Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study
9:30 a.m. Women’s Bible Study
10:45 a.m. Abundant Life Walk
11 a.m. Blood Drive
October 11  
  9 a.m. Blood Drive
1 p.m. Worship Meeting
3 p.m. Book Study (Zoom)
October 12  
  9:15 a.m. TOPS
9:15 a.m. Breakfast with Kathleen Chaters (Zoom)
2:30 p.m. Disciple Bible Study
4:30 p.m. Trinity Singers Practice
October 13  
  9:15 a.m. Morning Prayer
10 a.m. Tim’s Place
October 14  
  🧹 9:30 a.m. TLC
10 a.m. Missions Meeting
2:30 p.m. Praising Hands
October 15  
  🎶 7 p.m. Port Angeles Symphony Chamber Concert
October 16  
 

✝️ 10 a.m. Worship Service
11:15 a.m. Trinity U

October 17  
  8:30 a.m. Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study
9:30 a.m. Women’s Bible Study
10 a.m. Mental Health First Aid
10:45 a.m. Abundant Life Walk
October 18  
  2 p.m. Finance Meeting
3 p.m. Book Study (Zoom)
October 19  
  9:15 a.m. TOPS
9:15 a.m. Breakfast with Kathleen Chaters (Zoom)
2:30 p.m. Disciple Bible Study
4:30 p.m. Trinity Singers Practice
October 20  
  9:15 a.m. Morning Prayer
10 a.m. Tim’s Place
10 a.m. Mental Health First Aid
October 21  
  2:30 p.m. Praising Hands
October 22 🦗
October 23  
  ✝️ 10 a.m. Worship Service
11:15 a.m. Harvest Lunch
October 24  
  8:30 a.m. Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study
9:30 a.m. Women’s Bible Study
10:45 a.m. Abundant Life Walk
1 p.m. Hospice Grief Support
October 25  
  3 p.m. Book Study (Zoom)
October 26  
  9:15 a.m. TOPS
9:15 a.m. Breakfast with Kathleen Chaters (Zoom)
2:30 p.m. Disciple Bible Study
4:30 p.m. Trinity Singers Practice
October 27  
  9:15 a.m. Morning Prayer
10 a.m. Tim’s Place
2 p.m. Trustees Meeting
October 28  
  🧹 9:30 a.m. TLC
2:30 p.m. Praising Hands
October 29 🦗
October 30

All Saints Sunday

  ✝️ 10 a.m. Worship Service
🥫 Noisy Can Offering
11:15 a.m. Administration Council
October 31  
  8:30 a.m. Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study
9:30 a.m. Women’s Bible Study
10:45 a.m. Abundant Life Walk
Coming in November 🦃
  November 8: All-Church Annual Charge Conference
November 18: Holiday Food Box Distribution
November 27: United Methodist Student Day

February 2022 Calendar

February 2022
1
10 am Powerful Tools for Caregivers
2
9:15 am TOPS
9:15 am (Zoom) Breakfast with Kathleen Charters
Choir/Octet Practice
3
9:15 am Morning Prayer
1 pm History of Christianity
4
9:30 am TLC
2 pm Sopranos
2:30 pm Praising Hands
5
6
10 am Worship Service
11:15 am SPRC
7
9:30 am Women’s Bible Study
9:30 am Men’s Bible Study
1 pm Disciple Bible Study
8
10 AM Powerful Tools for Caregivers
1 PM Worship Team
9
9:15 am TOPS
9:15 am (Zoom) Breakfast with Kathleen Charters
Choir/Octet Practice
10
9:15 am Morning Prayer
1 pm History of Christianity
11
10 am Missions
2:30 pm Praising Hands
12
13
10 am Worship Service
14Valentine’s Day
9:30 am Women’s Bible Study
9:30 am Men’s Bible Study
1 pm Disciple Bible Study
6 pm Disciple Bible Study
15
10 am Powerful Tools for Caregivers
11 am Tim’s Place Executive Board
16
9:15 am TOPS
9:15 am (Zoom) Breakfast with Kathleen Charters
Choir/Octet Practice
17
9:15 am Morning Prayer
Noon (Zoom) Right Here Right Now
1 pm History of Christianity
18
9:30 am TLC
2 pm Sopranos
2:30 pm Praising Hands
19
20Human Relations Day
10 am Worship Service
21Presidents’ Day (Church Office Closed)
9:30 am Women’s Bible Study
9:30 am Men’s Bible Study
1 pm Disciple Bible Study
6 pm Disciple Bible Study
22
10 am Powerful Tools for Caregivers
23
9:15 am TOPS
9:15 am (Zoom) Breakfast with Kathleen Charters
Choir/Octet Practice
24
9:15 am Morning Prayer
Noon (Zoom) Right Here Right Now
1 pm History of Christianity
2 pm Trustees
25
2:30 pm Praising Hands
26
2 pm Hospice Remembrance Ceremony
27
10 am Worship Service
28
9:30 am Women’s Bible Study
9:30 am Men’s Bible Study
1 pm Hospice Grief Recovery
1 pm Disciple Bible Study
6 pm Disciple Bible Study

This is how we show our love for one another (COVID Rules)

  • Provide/show a copy of your vaccination card.
  • Practice social distancing.
  • Wear a mask.
  • No congregational singing.
  • Use hand sanitizer.
  • Follow the directions of the ushers.
  • Observe the limit of no more than 2 people in the restroom at one time.

Exposure to COVID-19

If you have been in the church and find out that you were exposed to COVID prior to being here, please contact Jim Stoffer and the church office, 360-683-5367 or church@sequimtumc.org. There are steps and processes that we will need to take to ensure the health and safety of Trinity and our community. We review the recommended actions from the Pacific Northwest Conference and the Greater Northwest Area of the United Methodist Church. We then confer with our County and Regional Health Officer, plus the Tribal Health Clinic, and then check in with Trinity United leadership.

This is how we show our love for one another, and our community.

Announcements January 20, 2022

Circuit Rider

The Circuit Rider, the monthly newsletter of Sequim Trinity United Methodist Church, will be available again at the end of January. However, here is news about the website plus the Education Team has several offerings coming up.

News about the TUMC Website

It will be updated on January 26. The look will change, but all the previous information will still be there.

Education News:

History of Christianity

Six 1-hour videodiscs prepared by Diamaid MacColloch on the “History of Christianity” will be presented at 1:00 to 2:30 PM in the TUMC sanctuary on the big screens. Steve Downer will moderate six sessions on February 3, 10, 17, 24 and March 3 and 10.  
Jim Davis (360-461-0101) is managing the presentation. Topics include: 

  • The First Christianity; 
  • Catholicism: The Unpredictable Rise of Rome; 
  • Orthodoxy: From Empire to Empire; 
  • Reformation: The Individual Before God; 
  • Protestantism: The Evangelical Explosion; 
  • God in the Dock.

Please sign up in the fellowship hall to attend. 

Relax and renew yourself in Christ!

This will be a small group study and practice based on the book:  “Right Here Right Now:  The Practice of Christian Mindfulness,” by Amy G. Oden.  

Begins 2/17/22 at noon on Zoom.  We meet for 6 weeks for 60 to 90 minutes depending on group needs.  A limited number of books will be available in the church office.  You may also retake this class.

Call 360-461-5595 or email Melody Romeo at melodycoach@olypen.com for advance sign-up.  Limited space available.

Trinity U Starts on March 6!

Come and learn Methodism, whether you are new to the church, want a refresher or just love to discuss and hear about it! Topics include the Methodist “family tree,” John Wesley, hymns by Charles Wesley, and Methodist Polity. Instructor Pastor will be Joey Olson for four Sundays starting March 20, at church, 11:15 AM.   For questions or to sign up contact Pastor Joey at pastorjoeyoffice@sequimtumc.org. 

Radical Hospitality: What compels guests to return to a church is the warmth of our welcome and hospitality that goes beyond their expectationsIt both surprises and engages them. Learn this art form that infiltrates the heart and culture of the entire church.

Meets three Sundays March 6, 13 and 20 at 11:15 AM at church or 2:00 PM on Zoom. To sign up or for questions contact Instructor Kathleen Charters 240-463-7598 or kcharters@mac.com 

Painting the Stars: Science and faith provide two great stories that impact and enlighten our spiritual journey.  In this course we examine the story of the universe, from the Big Bang to this very moment, and the sacred witness of scripture, through which inspired believers reveal the nature of God.  Meets 6 Sundays starting March 6, in person at 11:15 AM or by Zoom on Thursday afternoons.  To sign up or for questions, contact instructor Jackie Middaugh 360-681-2415, or zikkaron@aol.com.

Trinity U is offered by the TUMC Education Committee.