Worship schedule

Trinity United has limited capacity for events, including the 10 a.m. Sunday services, in accord with the state’s pandemic guidance. We have continued worship services online; please check the Sermons page.

Our Location

Trinity United
Methodist Church
100 South Blake Ave.

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 3697,
Sequim, WA 98382
Find Us on the Map

Phone: 360-683-5367
Fax: 360-683-1842

Contact Us

Calendar
Trinity on Facebook

peninsula singers

Announcements for April 1 – 8, 2021

Have a Blessed Easter!

this Sunday, April 4

We rejoice in Christ’s risen presence!

For those who are not attending an in-person service, you can view the Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter worship services on YouTube. Just go to our webpage sequimtumc.org for a link to the service or to YouTube, where you then type in Sequim Trinity United Methodist Church in the search bar.

Note: the church office is closed tomorrow for Good Friday.

Sunday In-Person Services

Beginning April 11, all Sunday services will be held in the Sanctuary 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.)

On-Line Video-Taped Services

Beginning April 11, the Sunday service will be 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 on the 11th?”

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!) If you didn’t have a chance to attend the Maundy Thursday or Good Friday services, you could watch one or both of them. Then, on the following Sunday, the 18th, you can view the service of the 11th. and regularly watch the services a week later.

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 this week we meet on Saturday, 03 April at 9:30 AM for a couple of hours to get the Church spiffed up for Easter. We will be cutting grass, doing light maintenance, maybe a little extra cleaning and moving chancel furniture, 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.

Plant Sale:

Spring arrives this month and our annual plant sale on Saturday, May 8 will be here soon! A few things you can do to get your plants ready to donate are dig, divide and pot your outdoor and indoor plants for the sale. For more information, contact Barbara Parse,
360-683-2113, bparse@wavecable.com

Update on Sequim Food Bank Distribution:

The upcoming food distribution dates through June are: April 28th, 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).

UMCOR Sunday (formerly One Great Hour of Sharing) – March 28th

Together we can reach children, families, and communities who have experienced devastation in the wake of disaster.

When disaster strikes around the globe—earthquakes, hurricanes, major floods, wildfires, etc.—so many of us feel helpless. How can one person make a difference in the wake of such widespread devastation? As responders around the globe scramble to help survivors, the United Methodist Committee on Relief, (UMCOR) is prepared to act. Together we can ensure that the United Methodist Church can continue to help by donating to UMCOR Sunday.

Our gifts to the UMCOR Sunday offering help cover operating expenses of UMCOR, allowing 100% of our designated donations get to those who need help the most. For more information about UMCOR, go to: www.umcor.org.

Save the Date for a Bible Study:

“Renewed: Finding Hope When You Don’t Like Your Story” by Heather M. Dixon. This class will meet in person on Mondays at 3 p.m. and Zoom on Tuesdays from 1:00-2:00 p.m. for 4 weeks from April 6 to April 27, 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.

Check out the Education Page on our Website (sequimtumc.org):

It has been recently updated. Sermon discussion questions can be found on this page.

Access to the Church during Vaccination Hours:

Blake Ave is now open, but as you approach the church, you will be stopped by a Volunteer Police person. Simply let them know you are trying to get to the church for a meeting, he will wave you on by. Turn into the north entrance, drive by the skate park, and then go around the back of the church building. Parking is available. This is on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays – 9 am to 2 pm.

Church Attendance Requirements include Vaccinations:

Please note that as TUMC opens for on-site worship it will be a requirement to have your two vaccinations and be past the two weeks following your second vaccination.

COVID19 VACCINATIONS: for Clallam County residents.

Now eligible are: Those 18+ and Clallam County Residents.

Registration will be in one-hour time blocks between 8 am and 1 p.m. each day. Once online registration is complete, a ticket with the date and time should be printed and brought with you. Each person/couple in a vehicle must have a registration ticket.

This is a drive-through process. People stay in their cars. Check-in is here at TUMC in the parking lot. After completing the paperwork, people are directed to Carrie Blake Park where they will receive their vaccination. You may register online at http://vaccine.clallam.net/register or call 360-681-3447. More information is at jamestownhealth.org.

Peninsula Singers Virtual Cabaret is still up for viewing.

Because of Covid, the choir cannot meet to sing or perform, and we need some basic donations in order to keep alive until the restrictions are lifted, and people are allowed to sing and perform again, as well as award some scholarships. The show is hosted by Jerry Wright and runs for just under 45 minutes. It is very good, and can be accessed from the Peninsula Singers website: peninsulasingers.org or on Facebook: Peninsula Singers | Facebook. Donations by mail can be sent to: Peninsula Singers, 325 E. Washington Street # 135, Sequim, WA 98382. God bless you for helping us weather the Covid storm!

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!

Hospitality in action

February 11, 2021

Dear Saints of Trinity,

Most of you may not be aware that Melody Romeo is gathering important information from leaders and staff. Part of what she’s gathering has to do with hopes and dreams for the church. Part of it focuses on concerns about my availability and my ability to follow up on calls and emails. Part of it focuses on what we’re involved with as a church right now. I wanted to touch base on a few of those areas in this letter. Most of those who responded to Melody talked at length about Trinity’s involvement in the community. A few responded with the hope that every member of the church, whether an official member or active participant be involved in some kind of mission. So, I wanted to give you an opportunity to do that.

A reminder that every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday our church becomes the staging area for vaccinations. Last Tuesday over 1000 vaccinations were given. We have become an essential piece in the distribution and for that, I’m deeply grateful. It’s allowed me to get to know a whole lot of CERT volunteers, Jamestown medical staff, representatives of the S’Klallam tribe, fire and police personnel, and police volunteers. What a privilege to be able to work alongside each and every one of those seeking to offer themselves to this work.

As a church, we have taken on the role of hospitality. We offer volunteers working in our parking lot opportunities for coffee, snacks, lunch distribution, and a warm place to come and use the bathrooms. Not too many years ago we made the decision as a church that we would offer radical hospitality to anyone and everyone who came here. In our minds, I think most thought that meant on Sunday mornings.

Yet, with the pandemic that has all changed. The distribution of the vaccines has opened up another opportunity for radical hospitality. I’m trying to practice that as are all the volunteers who currently represent the church at our entrance and in the fellowship hall. You may not be aware that each vaccination day, I walk through the lines of cars with coffee and cups for anyone who would like a cup or a warm-up.

The gratitude around such a simple act is overwhelming. The coffee comes from the Rain Shadow coffee company over on Cedar and 2nd. They are thrilled to offer that service to us and to those in line for vaccinations at a reduced cost. In turn, it allows us to support a small business. It’s one more piece of the equation of service and partnership we do each week. So here’s my invitation to you.

The coffee has a cost. The distribution doesn’t. If you would like to be a part of helping with that cost, please feel free to do that. You could sponsor one day of coffee by sending in $60. You could help cover a week’s worth (3 days worth) at $180, or $200 if you wanted to add a tip to those who get up early at Rain Shadow so that we have what we need.

You could come and greet the volunteers who come into the church. We ask each of them to sign in, and sanitize before moving to the bathroom or the snack / lunch area. You could be in the fellowship hall to meet and greet them, offer a smile and a chair, and, if you would like, a thank you. If you have questions about any of this, Gay Lyn Lillagore and Jan Kreidler are coordinating. If you want to help me distribute coffee by walking the lot, let me know.

Radical hospitality is hospitality that goes beyond what’s expected. What we’re trying to offer each week, whether it’s the vaccinations or the every other week food distributions opens up all manner of opportunities for offering the kind of hospitality we’ve decided to offer. If you can’t do something like walking among cars, please, no guilt allowed. You can offer a financial gift. You can pray for all of those in line or those volunteering. You can pray for those who are nervous about receiving the vaccine, and those who are giving the vaccines. Our prayers can be a piece of our radical hospitality.

As for the other areas around the responses from leaders and staff, please know that we’re working on each one. I’m working on each of those. I take your responses, your concerns, and yes your joys and prayers seriously. Keep them all coming.

Pastor Brad

Some Concerns that we have:

  • 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 all those who are ill from the covid-19 virus; for those families who have lost loved ones to the virus; and for all the first responders/essential workers.
  • For peace in our country.
  • For smooth delivery of the vaccine. And please pray for all of the volunteers.
  • For Katherine Parker, missionary to Nepal.

Even though you can’t be with those having birthdays this week, emails or phone calls are appreciated.

Ash Wednesday

— is next week. It is an important part of the Christian year and signifies the beginning of Lent. Obviously, we will not be holding our normal ecumenical service. Instead, it will be offered in a different way this year. Pastors Brad and Kathleen are putting together Ash Wednesday kits that can be picked up at the church, outside the main entrance. Included in each packet will be a small amount of ash, instructions on what to do, a devotional with scriptures, and an explanation of why we do this, and the purpose of the Lenten season. We’ll have the kits available for a week, just in case you can’t pick one up Wednesday.

Parking Lot service is taking a break for winter

You can view our service online. Just go to our webpage, sequimtumc.org for a link to the service, or to YouTube, where you then type in Sequim Trinity United Methodist Church in the search bar.

We thank you for your continued support of our ministries here at Trinity and ask that you mail your contributions in to the church. Make sure to use our Post Office Box 3697 instead of our street address.

Peninsula Singers Virtual Cabaret

— is still up for viewing. Because of COVID-19, the choir cannot meet to sing or perform, and we need some basic donations in order to keep alive until the restrictions are lifted, and people are allowed to sing and perform again, as well as award some scholarships. The show is hosted by Jerry Wright and runs for just under 45 minutes. It is very good, and can be accessed from the Peninsula Singers website: peninsulasingers.org or on Facebook: Peninsula Singers | Facebook. Donations by mail can be sent to: Peninsula Singers, 325 E. Washington Street # 135, Sequim, WA 98382. God bless you for helping us weather the Covid storm!

COVID-19 Vaccinations

for Sequim area residents ages 65+ and their spouse/partner or household member who lives with them (regardless of age). This is a drive-through process. People stay in their cars. Check-in is here at TUMC in the parking lot. After completing the paperwork, people are directed to Carrie Blake Park where they will receive their vaccination. You may register online http://vaccine.clallam.net/register or call 360-681-3447. More information at jamestownhealth.org.

Hospitality volunteers needed for front door sign-ins

Another 6 to 10 people are needed. We are planning two shifts for each day (Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays). The first shift will be from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and the 2nd shift from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please contact Jan Kreidler if you would like additional information at 360-681-5027 or janet2.kreidler@gmail.com if you can help.

Access to the Church during the COVID-19 Vaccinations

Blake Ave is now open, but as you approach the church, you will be stopped by a Volunteer Police person. Simply let them know you are trying to get to the church for a meeting, they will wave you on by. Turn into the north entrance, drive by the skate park, and then go around the back of the church building. There will be parking available. This is on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays before 9 am and until 2 pm.

Save the Date for a Lenten Study

“You Are Never Alone,” by Max Lucado. This class will meet on Tuesdays from 1:00-2:00 p.m. for 6 weeks starting February 23 and ending March 30, 2021.

God’s presence and power are nearer than we think. Through studying the miracles of Jesus as told in the Gospel of John we find Jesus right here with us. We are stronger than we think because God is nearer than we know. We can learn to trust in the miracle of God’s presence and power. 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 Distribution

As food needs continue to increase, the food distributions continue at least through March. The dates for the next two months are: Feb. 24, and March 10 & 24. 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).

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!

Note: the church office is closed Monday, February 15, for Presidents Day.

Apologies and challenges

February 4, 2021

Dear Saints of Trinity,

Let me apologize for not having a letter for you last week. I normally try and write the first draft of the letter on Mondays. However, a week ago Monday I attended a required clergy class on Racism, Cultural Competency, and Leadership. You’ll hear a bit more about it in the message for this Sunday.

First, let me deal with a bit of it in this letter. Normally, February at Trinity is filled with spirituals, songs coming out of the time of slavery, often written by Black, most often African American authors who sought to respond with music, to a time of enormous abuse and violence. Given the events of this past year, I’ve asked that we not focus on Spirituals this year. The reason is that, for those whose ancestors suffered through those terrible times, many have stated clearly that those of us who are white simply cannot understand, cannot fathom, and cannot, with any integrity sing those songs in a way that honors the writers. The depth of emotion; the enormity of the pain, the sheer amount of abuse suffered by those who lived it, set alongside those who have come through multiple generations following those days, cannot and should not sing about what they do not understand.

The passions around all of this are deeply felt. The pain, particularly in the midst of what we are seeing in the country today, has become like an open wound. I want to honor their wishes. In as much as I love singing the Spirituals, I cannot in good conscience have us doing what we’ve done in the past.

Each of us is surrounded by challenges. If we allow ourselves, we each continue to find potential areas of growth. Each of us, if we are open to it, have opportunities to shift our attitudes. Each of us have opportunities to stretch ourselves in ways that can offer healing. What I’ve mentioned above around the singing of Spirituals is but one example. Here is another. For the past two weeks, I’ve talked about the Beatitudes. I shared the original meaning of the word “Blessed.” The visual image I talked about was the act of kneeling. I utilized the kneeling rail last Wednesday for the recording. I talked about the need for each of us to kneel as we enter into this time. Never once did I talk about those who can’t physically kneel.

So, I want to apologize to those who may have been hurt by that, especially coming from your pastor, and particularly a pastor who should know better. Not all of us can physically kneel. So let me offer an alternative. The posture of humility does not need to be physical. It can be, and maybe should be an attitude based on something more emotional. It is the attitude we have before our Creator. We bow our heads when we pray. We can humble ourselves when sitting in our favorite chair, in a wheelchair, or on our walker. Friends, you don’t need to kneel in order to be humble, any more than we have to kneel to pray. For some of us, maybe many of us, kneeling is simply physically impossible. It is one more example of gaining a new understanding of sensitivity.

It is my hope that we all recognize that we have areas in need of growth; areas that can help us understand more fully both the pain and the wonderment we can bring to relationships.

We are a church, and as such we are people who are willing to grow in love, in service, in faith, and in relationships. We’re a gathering of diverse beliefs, and yet accepting of one another unlike any other gathering I know of. Why? Because we are focused on a Savior and guide who has shown us how to live, how to love, and how to be…together.

Pastor Brad

Some Concerns that we have:

  • 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 all those who are ill from the covid-19 virus; for those families who have lost loved ones to the virus; and for all the first responders/essential workers.
  • For peace in our country.
  • For smooth delivery of the vaccine.
  • For Katherine Parker, missionary to Nepal.

Even though you can’t be with those having birthdays this week, emails or phone calls are appreciated.

Parking Lot service is taking a break for winter

You can view our service online. Just go to our webpage, sequimtumc.org for a link to the service, or to YouTube, where you then type in Sequim Trinity United Methodist Church in the search bar.

We thank you for your continued support of our ministries here at Trinity and ask that you mail your contributions in to the church. Make sure to use our Post Office Box 3697 instead of our street address.

Reminder – Communion this Sunday

To participate, have your elements (bread and juice or wine) available.

Help needed to power-wash the parking lot

Pastor Brad will be leading volunteers this Sunday and Monday, February 7 and 8, beginning at 10:30 AM. Please bring a hose and power-washer if you have one. Help turning on hose bibs is also needed. Any questions, contact Pastor Brad at 425-628-1250.

Peninsula Singers Virtual Cabaret

— is still up for viewing. Because of COVID-19, the choir cannot meet to sing or perform, and we need some basic donations in order to keep alive until the restrictions are lifted, and people are allowed to sing and perform again, as well as award some scholarships. The show is hosted by Jerry Wright and runs for just under 45 minutes. It is very good, and can be accessed from the Peninsula Singers website: peninsulasingers.org or on Facebook: Peninsula Singers | Facebook. Donations by mail can be sent to: Peninsula Singers, 325 E. Washington Street # 135, Sequim, WA 98382. God bless you for helping us weather the Covid storm!

COVID-19 Vaccinations

For Sequim area residents ages 65+ and their spouse/partner or household member who lives with them (regardless of age). This is a drive-through process. People stay in their cars. Check-in is here at TUMC in the parking lot. After completing the paperwork, people are directed to Carrie Blake Park where they will receive their vaccination. You may register online Thursday, Feb.4, Wednesdays, March 3, 17, and 31 at http://vaccine.clallam.net/register or call 360-681-3447.

Hospitality volunteers needed for front door sign-ins

Another 6 to 10 people are needed. We are planning two shifts for each day (Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays). The first shift will be from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and the 2nd shift from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please contact Jan Kreidler if you would like additional information at 360-681-5027 or janet2.kreidler@gmail.com if you can help.

Access to the Church during the COVID-19 Vaccinations

Blake Ave is now open, but as you approach the church, you will be stopped by a Volunteer Police person. Simply let them know you are trying to get to the church for a meeting, they will wave you on by. Turn into the north entrance, drive by the skate park, and then go around the back of the church building. There will be parking available. This is on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays before 9 am and until 2 pm.

Save the Date for a Lenten Study

“You Are Never Alone,” by Max Lucado. This class will meet on Tuesdays from 1:00-2:00 p.m. for 6 weeks starting February 23 and ending March 30, 2021.

God’s presence and power are nearer than we think. Through studying the miracles of Jesus as told in the Gospel of John we find Jesus right here with us. We are stronger than we think because God is nearer than we know. We can learn to trust in the miracle of God’s presence and power. 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 update

Thank you for your “Noisy Can” donations of $972.50 which go to support Katherine Parker, a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of the UMC who serves as a Health and Community Transformation Advisor with the United Mission to Nepal (UMN). For the past several years, TUMC has supported (and continues to support) Katherine via a Covenant Relationship, sending $1,000 annually towards her salary.

Sequim Food Distribution

As food needs continue to increase, the food distributions continue at least through March. The dates for the next two months are: Feb. 10 & 24, and March 10 & 24. 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).

Another opportunity to serve: CERT

CERT is in need of volunteers to train and help staff one of their two portable kitchens in the event of a natural disaster. This kitchen would be set up in the eastern part of Clallam County. If you are interested, contact Jan Kreidler at 360-681-5027 or janet2.kreidler@gmail.com.

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!