Local Missions

Local missions

The purpose of our Missions ministry team is to bring awareness of the congregation local needs, specifically among children, youth, and the elderly. Trinity United Methodist is part of the Sequim United Parish, a group of three Sequim churches — St Luke’s Episcopal Church and Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church — who join together to meet human needs in our community. The Local Missions Team of Trinity supports the Light Lunch program providing a free lunch each Saturday at St Luke’s. Also, the team shares in the administration and support of Sequim Community Aid and the Dungeness Valley Health and Wellness Clinic, a free medical clinic.

Lois’s Legacy

The mission of Lois’s Legacy is to promote self-directed choices for everyone in need of care. This care is one of “neighbor helping neighbor,” and involves changing attitudes about how and where we age.

Sequim is a mecca for retirees. As we age, the need for care at home increases.  Spouses and relatives need respite.  Families search for skilled home care providers.  Lois’ Legacy (a TUMC ministry) is at the forefront of providing guidance in making good choices and advocating culture change models of care at home as well as in our Assisted Living and skilled facilities.

This video, a little over seven minutes long, features Pastor Joey Olson talking with Pauline Olsen and Marilyn Hryciw about the Lois’s Legacy mission:

The group includes church members and community leaders. For more information contact us at 1-360-683-4307. You can also view our website at loislegacy.org.

Tim’s Place

Tim’s Place is an adult activity program at Trinity United Methodist Church, in Sequim. It is a respite ministry, for those living with memory loss, dementia, and Alzheimer’s. The program is designed to give respite to caregivers, while providing a safe, stimulating environment for the participants.

[Note that the in-person activities mentioned below are suspended due to the pandemic. Currently, a mailing list sends out activity information to participant families each week.]

Tim’s Place has activities such as games, art, music, pet therapy, and chair exercises, and includes a hot lunch catered by Shipley Center. The program runs every Tuesday and Thursday from 10 am – 2 pm at Trinity United Methodist Church. The cost is $35 per day.

Those interested in participating need to contact Rhonda Heyn (see information below) to fill out medical history, and release forms. They aren’t a medical program, just a social one, so participants need to be able to ambulate, feed themselves, and use the restroom on their own.

This ten-minute video features Pastor Joey Olson and Rhonda Heyn talking about the ministry in a presentation to the Trinity congregation.

Rhonda Heyn, Director, Tim’s Place

Community Dinners (suspended during the pandemic)

Trinity holds a free Community Dinner on the last Thursday of each month at a time when many find their budgets and energy are strained. The meal serves the needs of many in our community. TUMC members and friends, with generous assistance from the Sequim Food Bank, provide the food each month. Volunteers cook, set up, and decorate tables, serve food, frequently provide entertainment and do all the cleanup. It’s a great meal with a diverse following, including those with disabilities who feel safe at TUMC, homeless and low-income guests, and those who are seeking community and social time. Members and friends host tables and there is always a warm and friendly atmosphere. We serve families with high chairs and booster seats available and lots of attention for kids. Volunteers, as well as guests, are always welcome; reservations are taken by phone the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday before each dinner at 683-5367 or via email to dinners@sequimtumc.org.