COVID - 19 Resources
Message from Pastor Bryson as of November 17, 2020:
The COVID-19 Pandemic continues to affect the life of our church and community. Trinity had been worshipping in-person since September. Our protective policies and procedures were functioning well. Despite this, we are moving online only yet again. Due to the sharp spike in coronavirus across the United States, we feel it unwise to physically gather right now. Regretfully, we are unsure how long this outward pause will last. This is not to say Trinity Church is ceasing operation. God's church is without walls, so we look forward to spreading the Gospel and helping our community online or in whatever safe fashion we can. If you have any questions, please contact the church office. Blessings to you.
In Person- Sundays @ 10am (Suspended 11/22/2020, to be resumed at a later date.)
Trinity UMC 10am service is a shorted, socially distanced experience. It includes the following precautions:
Separate entrances and exits to the TUMC facility.
Attendees maintain social distances of 6ft when at all possible on Church Property.
Masks or facial coverings must be worn while in the building.
No bodily contact (hugs, handshakes, etc.) between people.
Those who have experienced COVID symptoms, or who have been exposed to someone with symptoms in the last week, will refrain from entering the building.
All who follow procedures are welcome to attend worship. Those aged 60-65 or older, or who are immunocompromised, are invited to join us digitally. If you are in an at risk category, yet are healthy and chose to attend worship, that is up to you.
Children are welcome in worship as long as they adhere to protocol. Regrettably, we are not allowed to have in person family activities for the time being.
There are many other regulations in place. Please see the Tutorial Video below. Our Relaunch Policy is available in the "COVID-19 Policies and Other Information" section.
Livestream - Sundays @ 10am
Our 10am service is livestreamed every week on our YouTube Channel. All previous worship services are also available through the link below:
Rebroadcast - Sundays @ 5pm
Each week, we will post an enhanced rebroadcast of our morning worship service.. Included are a more focused time of prayer, additional music from Debby Groover, Brian Walls and others, as well as a longer, more traditional sermon. New recordings are put up every week at 5pm and may be found on our church Facebook page and YouTube on Demand Archive. You may access it below:
Sermon Podcast- Sunday Afternoons
The sermons from our recorded worship are available from several podcast providers. Click the buttons below to link to each service.
COVID-19 Policies and Other Information
TUMC is following these protocols in resuming our in-person gatherings:
"Learning to Walk in the Dark" Self-Study
Like to read? Want a book you can go through at your own pace during the hiatus? Join us as we enjoy Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor's Learning to Walk in the Dark. Links to purchase the book and to access the study guide (Chapters Intro - Three) are below. For any questions, contact Pastor Bryson.
Wednesday Prayer Break
On Wednesday Mornings from 9:30a to 10a, members of the TUMC Family gather on Facebook to read scripture, share Joys and Concerns and pray. Join us! It's a great space to be with your church family and know you are not alone in the COVID-19 era.
Online Bible Study
Please contact the church office to see what options are currently underway
TUMC Porch Pilgrims
We have a small group of volunteers ready to help people get whatever they might need while in isolation (prescriptions, groceries, other supplies). Join us! We are operating limitedly and will resume fully after the “stay home” order expires on 4/11/2020. If you are interested, please contact Debbie Huff. In the meantime, you may monetarily support House of Neighborly service at https://www.honservice.org/
Medical Mask Team
Local medical offices are experiencing a mask shortage. We are trying to help out along with our Brothers and Sisters from First United Methodist Church. A pattern is linked below. Please help as you feel led and call a “porch pilgrim” to pick up what you make! Contact Patti Lex for questions.