Sunday In-Person Services
Sunday services are now being held in the church at 10 am. (For Sunday Services Covid safety guidelines will be followed: wear masks; sign in when you arrive; and practice social distancing.)
OnLine Video-Taped Services
The Sunday service is being filmed and available online the next day, Monday.
Blood Drive Here at TUMC – August 20 & 21, 11 am to 5 pm
Donating blood is an essential and encouraged activity critical to sustaining community healthcare, especially during emergencies. Your one-hour donation appointment is a safe action to support local hospitals and patients. All donations are conducted in accordance with social distancing guidelines. No walk-ins, guests, or people under age 16 are permitted on site. Masks are required. For questions: email@example.com or call 800-398-7888.
Meeting for Disciple Bible Study
There will be a meeting on Sunday, August 22nd for those interested in the class led by Joey Olson. The meeting will start 15 minutes after worship in the sanctuary. At that time, the date and the time for the class will be decided. Joey is requesting that the class be available for those who have been vaccinated. The book for the class is Into the Word, Into the World. It has a green cover and can be ordered from Cokesbury or Amazon.
COVID Protocols/Exposure to COVID
We are in a Tier 4 Stage from the Conference; unfortunately, that means “Indoor Congregational Singing Under Option 2 TIER 4 – No live singing indoors. Soloists and ensemble groups may gather for the safe recording of music to support online or hybrid worship.” Please observe the social distancing protocols, mask up when inside the church and most importantly – if you feel or are aware of a personal exposure – please contact Jim Stoffer 360.775.9356 or firstname.lastname@example.org and the church office at 360-683-5367 or email@example.com immediately. There are steps and processes that we will need to take and are necessary for the health and safety of TUMC, but also for our community of Sequim. Thank you and many blessings. I ask and pray for patience, grace, be kind to one another, and understanding that each of us is facing COVID through many lenses. For more information about current Covid requirements, visit the Trinity UMC website at sequimtumc.org. Jim Stoffer, Lay Leader
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, August 20 at 9:30 AM for a couple 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.
Help for Haiti
United Methodists are working with longtime partners in Haiti to respond after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake and as a major storm approaches. The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is collecting donations and working on next steps to help the impoverished country, which also faces political unrest, gang violence and COVID-19.
United Methodists are reaching out with their prayers and pocketbooks. You may go online to make a donation or write a check to Trinity United Methodist Church and write International Disaster Response and Recovery Advance #982450 on the memo line. The relief arm, part of the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries, also is in conversation with partners on the ground about next steps. “In the aftermath of Saturday’s earthquake, we grieve alongside the people of Haiti as the staggering loss of life and level of devastation becomes clear,” said Roland Fernandes, the top executive of Global Ministries and UMCOR.
2021 Back to School Fair – August 28th
This event will take place on Saturday, August 28th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. School supplies will be pre-packaged and distributed in a drive-through format which will begin at the high school stadium parking lot on West Fir St. Volunteers are needed to help direct traffic, backpack distribution, supply sack preparation, supply sack distribution, registration, “other” or “wherever needed.” You can choose time slots that work best for you. Several people from Trinity UMC have helped with this event in the past. If you would like to volunteer this year, you can register by going online to: https://forms.gle/8MGWRyAxbwtiPCah8
Community Outreach Updates
Boys & Girls Club Summer Lunch Wrap Up – Thank you to our volunteers who have participated in this community outreach through the summer. Over 1500 summer lunches have been distributed out between the 4 offsite locations and the Boys & Girls Club. This community mission program wraps up on Friday the 27 Aug; thank you church!
Food Bank Weekend Food bags – Weekend Food Bags have been distributed throughout the summer each Friday at Carrie Blake Park by a Church Volunteer. This program wraps up on 20 AUG with over 500 Weekend Food Bags going out into the Community through the hands of a TUMC participation; THANK YOU Church!
Community Recognition events
- 24 AUG, Sequim Citizen(s) of Year Event, which TUMC is one of those being recognized. Pioneer Park 11:30-1pm https://business.sequimchamber.com/events/details/citizen-of-the-year-picnic-in-the-park-chamber-luncheon-16617?calendarMonth=2021-08-01
- 22 Sept 11:30-1:30 CBP James Center area – those who participated in the COVID Food Distribution and/or Vaccination Clinic. This event is for YOU, those who volunteer their valuable time, It is free and there will be door prizes!
Contact Jim Stoffer at 360.775.9356 for additional information regarding both events.
Recommended Reading from our Lay Leader “Three Simple Rules, A Wesleyan Way of Living” by Rueben P. Job, Do No Harm Do Good & Stay in Love With God” – Jim, TUMC Lay Leader
Do you have compassion for families that have lost loved ones?
The Memorial Committee needs help decorating the fellowship hall before a memorial service, help preparing plates of food (when we can have food), cookie bakers, and help returning tablecloths to storage. E-mail Diane Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 360-461-6833 to volunteer.
Opportunity to Serve!
We would like to invite anyone interested in serving TUMC by joining us in the kitchen. We are in need of helpers as we have lost several this past year due to many different circumstances. If you have questions or would like to sign up, please contact Eva Lundstrom, 360-797-1613 or Cyd Savoy, 360-681-3977. Training will be provided.
We are forming an active new education team here at TUMC! If you might like to contribute to our church’s focus on our growth in faith while at the same time creating opportunities for people to build loving, trusting, and caring relationships. This would be a great opportunity for you in your involvement at TUMC.
We would be working together in an accepting atmosphere, sharing our ideas, and both supporting and seeking programs that foster our church’s Mission and Vision. Please refer to Pastor Brad’s Sermons on June 6th and 13th at www.sequimtumc.org. For more information Contact Melody Romeo at cell: 360 461-5595 or email: email@example.com .
Home Maintenance Funds Available
TUMC Missions Ministry has limited funds available to help folks at church and others in our community with necessary home maintenance projects. This might include basic home repairs, yard cleanup, ramps, grab bars, and other in-home needs. One household could receive one grant per year with a maximum limit of up to $500. Confidential requests will go through Lois’s Legacy. Contact Senior Ministries Office 360-683-4307 for further information.
TUMC Office hours are 9 am-2 pm Monday through Friday.
Remember to follow COVID-19 protocols: wear masks; sign in when you arrive; and practice social distancing.