Sunday In-Person Services
Sunday services in the church are at 10 am. COVID safety guidelines are followed: show your vaccination card (if not on file), wear masks; check-in when you arrive; practice social distancing and no singing.
Online Recorded Services
The Sunday service is being recorded and available online the next day, Monday.
COVID protocols from Pastor Joey
Some folks noticed a chill in the air on Sunday. In this trying time, we have two choices. Call off services in the sanctuary and have the service completely online or have the service in the sanctuary which means that we must keep outside doors open. Folks have asked me if they can bring a quilt. Yes. Can they wear hats and gloves? Yes. Might even want to wear an extra jacket. Also, some will realize that some places in the sanctuary are more protected from the cool air. You might want to come early and find a “warmer” place to sit. This protocol goes along with the others. To worship in the church you must be vaccinated, wear a mask, and be mindful of social distancing. My rationale for this is that COVID kills. Let’s do everything we can to help our church and community through this challenging time. Blessings, Joey
In Consideration of Others
As more people are becoming sensitive to fragrances, please avoid wearing perfumes and using scented lotions if attending in-person worship or meetings at Trinity. Thank you for your thoughtfulness.
World Communion Sunday Special Offering
Last Sunday we celebrated our unity and participated together in Holy Communion on World Communion Sunday. Over the years, many gifted people have been marginalized because of ethnicity, financial hardship or other biases. Our shared gifts for this special offering will support scholarships for marginalized students and trainees in their quest to become leaders who embody the mission of The United Methodist Church. (Paraphrased from UM resources) Note: We have extended the opportunity to give to this special offering for one more Sunday.
If you are participating in the Leadership Institute, please email Joey. She would like to plan a follow-up after she returns from her week off.
Last Chance to Get Free Library Books!
This Sunday will be the last day to take advantage of the free books in the library. All must go! Whatever is left will go to the Sequim Library for their Book Sale, the unsuitable ones taken to the dump.
Harvest Dinner Blessing
Another year with COVID-19 is challenging us to be creative. This year we will focus on the blessing of Fall Harvest, providing Cornish pasties to take home following the worship service, Sunday, October 17.
The entree-size pasties are a pastry filled with meat (ground beef) and vegetables. A vegetarian version will be available. Sign-up for the pasties can be done in the fellowship hall this Sunday, October 10, or by phoning Jan Kreidler at (360) 681-5027 (please leave your name and number if no answer), or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org by October 11.
Many thanks to our generous donors! We had hoped for $200 in donations to cover the cost of the ingredients. This past Sunday, we received $220! So … the donation cards will not be put out this coming Sunday! We still are taking RSVPs until October 11.
October Noisy Can Offering: Sunday, October 31st
This Noisy Can Offering will support a clean water project for the village of Gbontegleu, Côte d’Ivoire. Water affects the health of many people. The new water tower will have a capacity of 8,000 gallons and will benefit approximately 11,300 people, including the school and the village clinic. (The currency rate 555.00 Franc CFA = $1 US.) The cost is 12,950,000 Franc CFA / $23,000 USD. This is a project of Rev. Dr. Jean Claude Masuka Maleka who is assigned to Côte d’Ivoire as a Global Ministries Missionary of the United Methodist Church. If you would like to make a contribution to help improve lives with clean water, please issue a check to Trinity UMC and enter in the memo section October NCO … or put cash in an envelope labeled Oct. NC). Thank you for whatever donations you choose to make.
- A display board has been prepared and can be found in the fellowship hall.
- During COVID we are not able to accept coins.
Bookcases and Other Renovation Questions
Please send any inquiries, information, desires about bookcases to Andy Pitts. The trustees are clear about which bookcases go where, which ones go “out” and any other possible questions that you might have about bookcases. This probably would be a good idea for inquiries, information, and desires about the renovation, too. I know other folks are involved, but it is possible to have too many folks directing the information pipeline. Blessings, Joey
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 Friday, October 15 at 9:30 AM for a couple of hours. We will be cutting grass, doing light maintenance and upkeep, some summertime 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.
The Virtual 21st Assembly of United Methodist Women, May 20-22, 2022
Women reflect on today’s challenges and find comfort and strength to make a difference in the world. Join Assembly 2022 online and Turn It Up for spiritual healing and renewal, rebirth in a new time, women leaders, and justice for women, children and youth. Virtual attendees get access to all five Community Gatherings, one workshop on Friday and one workshop on Saturday, exclusive behind-the-scenes speaker interviews, and sisterhood networking. See https://assembly2022.org/ for more information and to register. Early bird registration is $199 and ends on November 30, 2021.
Save the Date for a Virtual Advent Study
Incarnation: Rediscovering the Significance of Christmas, by Adam Hamilton from 3:00-4:40 on Tuesdays from November 30 – December 21, 2021.
In Incarnation: Rediscovering the Significance of Christmas, Adam Hamilton examines the names of Christ used by the gospel writers, exploring the historical and personal significance of his birth. His parents gave him the name Jesus. But the prophets, the shepherds, the wise men, and the angels addressed him by other names. They called him Lord, Messiah, Savior, Emmanuel, Light of the World, and Word Made Flesh. In the face of uncertainty and conflict, Christians reclaim the Christ Child who brings us together, heals our hearts, and calls us to bring light into the darkness. This study invites you to reflect on the significance of the Christ Child for our lives and the world today. To ask questions and get the location, contact Dr. Kathleen Charters at email@example.com or call 240.463.7598.
Trinity Interior Update
The Paint/Decor/Windows committee of the Trustees has been hard at work and Trinity will soon be getting an interior update, including repainting and re-carpeting the narthex/main hallway, updating furniture, moving bulletin board locations to the new information center, and hanging artwork. A large scrolling announcement TV will make it easy to see what is going on, and a nearby card rack will be installed. The old church bell will be moved outside and once again will be rung on Sundays! The fellowship hall will be repainted and new flooring will be installed and will include an information center with information boards, a card rack, and a table for sign-up sheets. We know this will be high impact, but will be worth the inconvenience so “flexibility by all” will be the watchwords. This is the schedule of work as it currently stands: Painting: October 27-November 5. Flooring and carpeting: November 8-12th.
A Request from the Kitchen Committee
Due to COVID restrictions, we request that you do not donate any items to the kitchen at this time.
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!
Exposure to COVID
If you have been in the church and find out later that you were exposed to COVID prior to being here, please contact Jim Stoffer, 360-775-9356, or firstname.lastname@example.org and the church office, 360-683-5367 or email@example.com. There are steps and processes that we will need to take to ensure the health and safety of TUMC and our community.
TUMC Office hours are 9 am-2 pm Monday through Friday. Remember to follow COVID-19 protocols: show your vaccination card (if not on file); wear masks; sign in when you arrive; and practice social distancing.