Announcements for January 13 – 22, 2022

From Pastor Joey/Scammers

Please be alert that scammers are using my name to get money. Please know that I do not text people in the congregation. If I want to have an important conversation with you, I will call or email. My email address is pastorjoeyoffice@sequimtumc.org. (I do have a private email account, but don’t use It for church). If you get any suspicious request from “me” please let me know immediately. Blessings, Joey

Sunday In-Person Services

Sunday services in the church are at 10 am. Current COVID-19 Protocol: The following safety guidelines are still in effect: show your vaccination card (if not on file), wear masks; check-in when you arrive; practice social distancing and no congregational singing.

Online Recorded Services

The Sunday service is being recorded and available online the next day, Monday.

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 TUMC. Thank you!

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 February 17 at noon on Zoom for 6 weeks for 60 to 90 minutes. 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 is available.

Altar Flowers Sign-up

As we look forward to a new year, please consider bringing flowers to commemorate a special person or occasion. The “Altar Flowers Calendar” is in the Fellowship Hall. We especially need flowers for February. Thank you, Nancy Barger

January Noisy Can Offering

Katherine Parker is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church. She serves as a Health and Community Transformation Advisor with the United Mission to Nepal, an ecumenical ministry with the vision of a “fullness of life for all in a transformed Nepali society.” Katherine’s work is focused on Adolescent Empowerment, Maternal and Child Health, Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene. Continuing our tradition of supporting Katherine’s missionary work in Nepal, our Noisy Can offering will fulfill our Covenant Relationship commitment. Any funds received over the amount needed for our Covenant Relationship will be used to improve living conditions for the disabled Nepalese. (A copy of Katherine’s biography is posted on the display board in our Information Center.) Should you choose to make a donation, please issue your check to TUMC and indicate in the memo section January NCO. Gifts of any size are greatly appreciated!

Note: A Covenant Relationship with a missionary is more than financial support. It is a dynamic relationship where the church and missionary pray for one another and communicate regularly. – paraphrased from Resource UMC.

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 Fri., Jan. 21, 9:30 AM for a couple of hours. We will be doing maintenance and upkeep, jobs that need doing, and of course having a cup of coffee and light eats. All are welcome! For more info, call Andy Pitts at 804-724-3401.

Helping in times of disasters

We recently have seen devastating disasters in the news, some fairly local, some within our country, and often some in other countries. If you would like to help by sending funds, you can issue a check to TUMC, writing one of these Advance Numbers in the memo section:

  • Pacific NW Conf. Disaster Fund — Advance #352
  • UMCOR US Disaster & Recovery — Advance #901670
  • UMCOR International Disaster Response — Advance #982450

Home Maintenance Funds Are Still Available

TUMC Missions Ministry has funds available to help folks with necessary home maintenance projects. Please let your friends and neighbors know that this is not just limited to the TUMC congregation. It is truly “neighbors helping neighbors.” 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 of up to $500. Confidential requests will go through Lois’s Legacy. Contact Senior Ministries Office 360-683-4307 for further information.

Weekly Letter/Newsletter Update

Beginning at the end of this month we will be back to our once-a-month Circuit Rider (for February). For those who have newsletter articles for the Circuit Rider, please submit them to the church office by email by the 20th of the month.

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 jamesstoffer@wavecable.com, 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 TUMC and our community.

Office Hours

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.

Announcements for November 5 – 13, 2021

Sunday In-Person Services

Sunday services in the church are at 10 am.

Current Covid Protocol

We are going to Code Yellow and the outside doors to the sanctuary will now be closed. The following Safety guidelines are still in effect: 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.

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 TUMC. Thank you!

Charge Conference – Monday, November 8, 1:30 pm

At this time we will have an election of leaders, approve the pastor’s salary for the coming year, receive our year-end reports from all of our committees, and handle any other items that must come before the Charge Conference. The SPRC will meet with the District Superintendent Mark Galang at 12:30 pm. The membership of the Charge Conference shall be all members of the Ad Council, together with retired ordained ministers.

Daylight Savings Time Ends – Fall Back

Remember to reset your clocks this Saturday/Sunday, November 6-7

Note: The Church Office will be closed Thursday, Nov. 11 for Veterans’ Day.

Volunteers needed

— to help sort food at the Sequim Food Bank: Wednesday, Nov. 10, 12:00 noon. If you can help, please contact Jan Kreidler at 360-681-5027 or janet2.kreidler@gmail.com.

Trinity Interior Update Work Schedule – November 15 – 24

Painting is completed! This is the schedule of work remaining:

  • Flooring and carpeting: November 15-18 & 22-24.
  • Please note access to the church below
  • Flooring in Fellowship Hall Nov. 15, 16, 17, 18 (Front doors open)
  • Carpet installation in hallway Nov. 22, 23, 24 (Front doors will be closed) 
Use the Education wing door or back door by Pauline’s office.
  • Signs will direct people to which doors to use.

Jim Stoffer, TUMC Lay Leader, receives Service Award

Blessings to Jim Stoffer, our congregation’s lay leader, who was one of four recipients of the Clallam County Community Service Award. As reported in the Peninsula Daily News, “This annual award was created to recognize the dedication, sacrifices, and accomplishments of Clallam County people who do extraordinary things for neighbors, their community, or the environment.”

Patricia McCauley is quoted as saying, “Jim’s full-time job is to be a volunteer for the Sequim community.” Jim’s service includes serving on the Sequim-Dungeness Chamber of Commerce and the Sequim School Board. He is active in the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula, working with the summer lunch program each week in Carrie Blake Park, and was elected to the Clallam County Charter Review Board in 2020. Patricia noted that Jim went into high gear with the food distribution during COVID and volunteered at the vaccine distribution at Carrie Blake Park. She said, “Jim is not looking for recognition. He is retired Coast Guard and realizes if he wants to improve our community, he needs to get involved and help solve problems, not sit back and let someone else do the work.” Thanks, Jim for your service to the community and our congregation!

Clean Water Project (Noisy Can) Update

Thank you for so generously supporting the Clean Water Project for the people in Gbontegleu Village, Côte d’Ivoire. To date, the amount donated is nearly $4,500! Know that your funds will improve the health and lives of thousands of people!

Free Youth Mental Health First Aid Classes for Clallam County Residents

Youth Mental Health First Aid is a nationally recognized certification course that will teach you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness, substance abuse disorders, and challenges that youth face in our community. Classes were made possible through grant funding from Clallam County Health and Human Services.

Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainings: 9:00 am-2:30 pm, Nov. 19 Here at Trinity UMC

2.0 hrs. of online pre-work must be completed before the 4.5 hr. in-person training date.

An excellent program for parents, grandparents, and people who work with youth.

Space is limited! Reserve a seat today! 
Contact Kathy Hansen at 360-457-0431 x 531139, Peninsula Behavioral Health.

Take a course. Save a life…Strengthen your Community.

The Sequim Food Bank

They are currently accepting fresh garden & farm produce as well as feminine hygiene products and baby products. Also needed are cans / shelf-stable low-sodium soups, low-sugar cereals, macaroni and cheese boxes, and various condiments (i.e. ketchup, mustard, etc.) If you would like to donate any of the above items, you may bring them to the church and place them in the food container near the table at the front door. Note: Please donate only the items that are listed above. Thank you for caring!

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, November 12 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.

Opportunities to Serve Our Community!

We have been asked to again partner with the Sequim Food Bank, CERT, and the City of Sequim to distribute the Holiday Food Boxes. The dates are both Fridays: November 19 and December 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. As we did last time, some of us will be staging our guests in our TUMC parking lot before directing them to the Guy Cole Center for the food boxes. This will involve standing most of the time; it is recommended that volunteers wear sturdy shoes and bring a lawn chair for sitting during the occasional quiet times. Some TUMC volunteers also helped with the actual food distribution at the Guy Cole Center and help will be needed there as well. If you can volunteer one or both of those days, or if you would like more information, please contact Jan Kreidler at 360-681-5027 or janet2.kreidler@gmail.com.

PNW Conference of the UMC Early Response Team Basic Training is Back!

There will be an eight-hour, Zoom-based ERT Basic Training on Friday, December 3, and Monday, December 6, both days 1:30-5:30 (PST).
 The class will include real-world examples, interactive activities, and an opportunity to virtually meet people with a passion to serve.
 Both days are required to complete the training. Anyone 18 years or older is welcome to attend. Registration fees are waived for this Zoom-based training. Class size is limited so register ASAP at: Be Ready. Registration deadline is Friday, November 19 unless the class fills prior. There are pre-class requirements to complete prior to the training. Any questions? Contact Kathy Bryson at brysonpnw@gmail, (509) 539-2978.

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 kcharters@mac.com or call 240.463.7598.

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.

Home Maintenance Funds Available

TUMC Missions Ministry has limited funds available to help folks 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 of up to $500. Confidential requests will go through Lois’s Legacy. Contact Senior Ministries Office 360-683-4307 for further information.

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 jamesstoffer@wavecable.com 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 TUMC and our community.

Upper Room Daily Devotionals for November/December are now available at the church.

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!

Office Hours

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.

Announcements for October 28 — November 4, 2021

Sunday In-Person Services

Sunday services in the church are at 10 am.

Current Covid Protocol

We are going to Code Yellow and the outside doors to the sanctuary will now be closed. The following Safety guidelines are still in effect: 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.

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 TUMC. Thank you!

All Saints Sunday is this Sunday, October 31

Part of our service is a pictorial tribute for the 19 of our church family who have passed away since last November.

Normally, we have the congregation light a votive candle to honor their loved ones. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will not be able to do so. We will light the “Christ Candle” and have a moment of silence for you to lift up the names of your family and friends you want to remember.

Ad Council Meeting this Sunday!

Everyone is invited to stay after the worship service on Sunday to attend an Administrative Council meeting. Ad Council meetings are open to all. Learn what is going on with the business of your church! Two items on the agenda are the 2022 budget prepared by the Finance Committee and a report of the Nominations Committee.

Charge Conference – Monday, November 8, 1:30 pm

At this time we will have an election of leaders, approve the pastor’s salary for the coming year, receive our year-end reports from all of our committees, and handle any other items that must come before the Charge Conference. The SPRC will meet with District Superintendent Mark Galang at 12:30 pm. The membership of the Charge Conference shall be all members of the church council, together with retired ordained ministers.

Trinity Interior Update Work Has Begun! – October 27 to November 12

This is the schedule of work as it currently stands: Painting: October 27-November 5. Flooring and carpeting: November 8-12th. Please note access to the church below.

  • Painters will begin with the main hallway. Front doors will be closed on Oct. 27, 28, 29.
  • People who have meetings in the Education wing or fellowship hall enter through the Education wing door next to the front entrance. Others will enter through the door by Pauline’s Office. People will use the restrooms in the Education wing.
  • Painters in fellowship hall area Nov. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (Front doors will be open.)
  • Carpet installation Nov. 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. (Front doors will be closed.)
  • Again use the Education wing door or back door by Pauline’s office.
  • Signs will direct people to which doors to use.
  • The Charge Conference on November 8 will have people enter through the back Sanctuary doors by the pastor’s office.

Veterans’ Day Photos

Our Veterans’ Day Service will be celebrated on Sunday, November 14. We are requesting photos of our church members (in uniform) who have served in the military.

Please submit your photo to the office by Monday, November 1, with the following information: Full name, the branch of service, and phone number. If you have already submitted a photo, there is no need to do it again.

Thank you, Worship Ministry Team

Note: The Church Office will be closed Thursday, November 11 for Veterans’ Day.

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 29 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.

TUMC Finance Report – Operating Fund

September, Year-to-Date

  • Income $ 22,120.12, $ 238,258.63
  • Expenses $ 38,137.57, $ 232,954.54
  • Difference ($16,017.45), $ 5,304.09

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Rena Blank, 360-683-2739, or Eva Lundstrom, 360-797-1613, Finance Co-Chairs.

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. NCO). Thank you for whatever donations you choose to make.

Notes:

  • A display board has been prepared and can be found in the fellowship hall.
  • During COVID we are not able to accept coins.

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 jamesstoffer@wavecable.com 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 TUMC and our community.

PNW Conference of the UMC Early Response Team Basic Training is Back!

There will be an eight-hour, Zoom-based ERT Basic Training on Friday, December 3, and Monday, December 6, both days 1:30-5:30 (PST).

The class will include real-world examples, interactive activities, and an opportunity to virtually meet people with a passion to serve.

Both days are required to complete the training. Anyone 18 years or older is welcome to attend. Registration fees are waived for this Zoom-based training. Class size is limited so register ASAP at: Be Ready. Registration deadline is Friday, November 19 unless the class fills prior. There are pre-class requirements to complete prior to the training. Any questions? Contact Kathy Bryson at brysonpnw@gmail, (509) 539-2978.

Upper Room Daily Devotionals

— for November/December are now available in the church office.

The Sequim Food Bank

They are currently accepting fresh garden & farm produce as well as feminine hygiene products and baby products. Also needed are cans / shelf-stable low-sodium soups, low-sugar cereals, macaroni and cheese boxes, and various condiments (i.e. ketchup, mustard, etc.). If you would like to donate any of the above items, you may bring them to the church and place them in the food container near the table at the front door. Note: Please donate only the items that are listed above. Thank you for caring!

Discipleship Ministries Course: The Church’s Ministry with Dementia

This e-course will help you learn more about those living with dementia, understand the contributions and gifts of persons living with dementia can make to discipleship, and help you begin planning for a robust ministry with those that can too often slip through the cracks of the church’s ministry.

  • There will be three live webinars with Bishop Carder who will take questions and offer his insights. These will be November 4, December 2, and January 13 at 9 am PT. These will all be recorded if you cannot make the live version.
  • We’ll be reading Bishop Carder’s book, Ministry with the Forgotten. Before you get started with the course, be sure to take advantage of Cokesbury’s discounted pricing and purchase your copy.
  • The cost for the course is $50. Scholarships are available through the Education Committee.

For more information and to sign up go to https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/

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 kcharters@mac.com or call 240.463.7598.

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.

Office Hours

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.

Announcements for June 3 – 11

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

Beginning this week, sermons will be available after the Sunday when they’re preached. The June 6th sermon will be posted on the TUMC website: sequimtumc.org

Quilt Signing this Sunday, June 6

Please sign the quilt for David Barber before you go into the sanctuary for worship. If you are unable to attend, you may call Diane Davis, 360-683-9547, and she will sign for you.

Altar Flowers

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, beginning June 6 from 5 pm to 8 pm on KSQM 91.5.

Update on Summer Lunch Program & Weekend Food Boxes

In an effort to keep kids fueled up for the summer, The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula and its partnering agencies provide free meals at various locations for all kids ages 18 and under. Our Sequim Club is in need of volunteers to help transport and hand out those meals. Time commitment is approximately two hours a day for one week. Jim Stoffer has chosen the weeks of June 28 – 2 July & August 2-6 for TUMC weeks. If there are other dates folks are interested in, please let Jim know and he will let the Boys & Girls Club know; they are always seeking additional help😊

Weeks: June 21-25, June 28-July 2, July 6-9, July 12-16, July 19-23, July 26-30, August 2-6, August 9-13, August 16-20, August 23-27

Sites: Carrie Blake Park, Seabreeze Apartments, Elk Creek Apartments, Mountain View Court Apartments

Sequim Food Bank Food Boxes for Families

The Sequim Food Bank Weekend Food Boxes for Families, a separate program by the Food Bank. TUMC was asked to cover Friday, June 25th at Carrie Blake Park, noon-1pm. Jim has accepted and could need another person to assist. Please contact Jim at 360.775.9356 or jamesstoffer@wavecable.com for questions and/or to help with both programs.

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, 11 June 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. All are welcome! For more info, call Andy Pitts at 804-724-3401.

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!

Update on 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 janet2.kreidler@gmail.com.

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 kcharters@mac.com or calling 240-463-7598.

Bible Study

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 4 weeks on June 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2021.

In this four-week 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, so for more information and to sign up for this class, contact Kathleen Charters by emailing kcharters@mac.com or calling 240-463-7598.

Noisy Can Offering

Thank you for your Noisy Can Offerings of $380.56 which go to support the needs of students in advanced math classes at Sequim High School. As always, your gifts are greatly appreciated!

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 on 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 janet2.kreidler@gmail.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.

Office Hours

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.

Announcements for May 27 – June 4, 2021

Announcements for May 27 – June 4

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. Be sure to follow the instructions of the users.)

OnLine Video-Taped Services

The Sunday service is now being filmed and available online the next day, Monday.

Altar Flowers

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’s call-in radio show will be on Sundays beginning June 6 from 5 pm to 8 pm on KSQM 91.5.

Noisy Can Offering: This Sunday, May 30, 2021

The Missions Ministry Team has decided to focus donations for the May Noisy Can offering to support the needs of students in advanced math classes at Sequim High School. It is a bit early to be collecting funds for back-to-school “anything” in May, but we wish to have the funds on hand when they are needed. (The August 29 NCO will be just past the dates for school needs.) We continue to request donations in cash or checks – no coins. Please issue checks to TUMC and write “May NCO” in the memo section. If donating cash, please enclose funds in an envelope that is labeled “May NCO”. As always, any amounts are greatly appreciated!

TUMC Parish Nurse

The Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC or Personnel Committee) met with Kathleen Charters to reaffirm her role at TUMC going forward. It was mutually agreed upon that Kathleen’s background and skills provide a vital service to TUMC. The SPRC voted to return Kathleen to her staff position at TUMC as Parish Nurse, with the responsibility for coordinating and supporting the TUMC Senior Ministries programs.

Summer Lunch Program for Children

Friends, the Boys & Girls Club will be restarting their summer lunch program for the children of our community starting in mid-June. TUMC has participated in this ministry outreach since 2012. The basic format is distributing meals that have been prepared at the B&G Club at four sites in the greater Sequim area. The need is for one volunteer for each site. The volunteer must have been fully vaccinated and loves working with children. There will be a B&G staff member on-site at each location to assist. TUMC’s typical commitment in the past is covering a couple of weeks throughout the summer; other faith groups and community service groups also cover weeks. A meeting will be announced to go over the specifics. Thank you to our church for being in ministry to our community and more importantly for our children. If interested, please contact Jim Stoffer at jamesstoffer@wavecable.com or 360.775.9356

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, 28 May 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. All are welcome! For more info, call Andy Pitts, 804-724-3401.

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!

Update on 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 janet2.kreidler@gmail.com.

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 kcharters@mac.com or calling 240-463-7598.

Bible Study

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 4 weeks on June 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2021.

In this four-week 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. For more information and to sign up for this class, contact Kathleen Charters by emailing kcharters@mac.com 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 on 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 janet2.kreidler@gmail.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.

Office Hours

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. Note: The office is closed Monday, May 31 for Memorial Day.

Announcements May 21, 2021

Some Concerns that we have:

  • Pastor Brad and Dorothy for healing following Pastor Brad’s heart attack.
  • For those who continue to go through physical struggles, those who are dealing with cancer, or other health situations. Prayers for those who are emotionally feeling lost and alone.
  • For those who consider COVID-19 to be a conspiracy theory even as people are dying from this terrible disease.
  • For peace in our country.
  • For Katherine Parker, missionary to Nepal.

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. Be sure to follow the instructions of the users.)

OnLine Video-Taped Services

The Sunday service is now being filmed and available online the next day, Monday.

Update on Noisy Can Offering: Sunday, May 30, 2012

The Missions Ministry Team has decided to focus donations for the May Noisy Can offering on specialty tools for high school students that many students cannot afford. (i.e. graph calculators cost approximately $140+ each.) It is a bit early to be collecting funds for back-to-school “anything” in May, but we wish to have the funds on hand when they are needed. (The August 29 NCO will be just past the dates for school needs.) We continue to request donations in cash or checks – no coins. Please issue checks to TUMC and write “May NCO” in the memo section. If donating cash, please enclose funds in an envelope that is labeled “May NCO”. As always, any amounts are greatly appreciated!

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. Signup no later than June 18. For more information and to sign up for this class, contact Kathleen Charters by emailing kcharters@mac.com or calling 240-463-7598.

Bible Study

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 4 weeks on June 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2021.

In this four-week 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. For more information and to sign up for this class, contact Kathleen Charters by emailing kcharters@mac.com or calling 240-463-7598.

Summer Lunch Program for Children

Friends, the Boys & Girls Club will be restarting their summer lunch program for the children of our community starting in mid-June. TUMC has participated in this ministry outreach since 2012. The basic format is distributing meals that have been prepared at the B&G Club at four sites in the greater Sequim area. The need is for one volunteer for each site, the volunteer must have been fully vaccinated and loves working with children. There will be a B&G staff member on-site at each location to assist. TUMC’s typical commitment in the past is covering a couple of weeks throughout the summer; other faith groups and community service groups also cover weeks. A meeting will be announced to go over the specifics. Thank you to our church for being in ministry to our community and more importantly for our children. If interested, please contact Jim Stoffer at jamesstoffer@wavecable.com or 360.775.9356

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!

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, 28 May 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, 804-724-3401.

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 janet2.kreidler@gmail.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.

Office Hours

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.

Announcements for May 6 – 14

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 talented 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.

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.

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.

Security Team

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.

Noisy Can Offering: Sunday, May 30, 2012

This year the months of January, May, August, and October have five Sundays. Trinity UMC takes a Noisy Can Offering on each of the 5th Sundays, with a different recipient chosen by our Missions Ministry Team for each of the NCOs.

Funds for the May 30th Noisy Can Offering will be donated for back-to-school supplies. Yes, it seems a bit early to be collecting funds for back-to-school supplies in May, but we wish to have the funds on hand when they are needed. (The August 29 NCO will be just past the dates needed for school supplies.) Because of the pandemic, we are requesting donations in cash or checks – NO COINS. If you choose to donate funds with a check, please write “May NCO” in the memo section. If donating cash, please enclose funds in an envelope that is labeled “May NCO”. As always, any amounts are greatly appreciated!

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 janet2.kreidler@gmail.com).

Housing Solution Summit

The Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce invites you to join them as they live-stream the Housing Solution Summit at the Visitor’s Information Center. This is a two-day virtual summit running from May 12-13th. Speakers will begin as early as 6:00 am. If you are personally interested in viewing any speaker prior to 8:45 am, please let Tristan Mortarotti, Chamber Membership Manager, 360-860-8404, know– and she will be happy to come in early and view the event with you. The full schedule can be viewed online at

housing-solution-summit-2021.heysummit.com/schedule/

Dream Playground

On Wednesday, June 23rd a group from the Chamber will be volunteering at the Dream Playground build in Port Angeles. You are more than welcome to join them during this occasion as well! Any questions, call Tristan at 360-860-8404.

Office Hours

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!