United Methodist Women will be selling hand-made, decorative Easter eggs at church this Sunday, April 13.

United Methodist Women will be selling hand-made, decorative Easter eggs at church this Sunday, April 13.


Mark your calendars:

April 13
Palm Sunday and Egg Hunt. An Easter egg hunt will be held after church for kids 5th grade and younger.

April 17
7:00 p.m. Holy Thursday Service.

April 18
7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross in the sanctuary. This is a self-guided tour through the nine stations of the cross.

April 20
6:15 a.m. Easter Sunrise Service in the Outdoor Chapel.
10:00 a.m. Easter Service in the church sanctuary. Children will remain in service; Sunday school classes will not be held Easter morning.



The Trinity youth group won easily against the adults Saturday night in this year’s challenge to raise money for the Imagine No Malaria campaign, formerly Nothing But Nets.

Contributions collected at the game totaled about $400. Additional donations continued to come in on Sunday, so the final tally has yet to be made.

Every second around the world, Malaria makes 10 people sick. In a year, this results in 650,000 deaths. It can be difficult to imagine in the United States, a country that eradicated malaria nearly 60 years ago.

The Baltimore-Washington Conference has set a $2.1 million fundraising goal as part of an international campaign to wipe out malaria worldwide. The disease is preventable using bed nets to protect against mosquito bites that spread the disease. Prevention, combined with treatment, education, and communication can wipe out malaria.

One, $10 bed net can save a life. And it’s easy to make a donation on line.

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Dear Trinity UMC,

It is our joy to share with you that Bishop Marcus Matthews has appointed the Reverend Mamie Alethia Williams as the new pastor of our congregation. Pastor Williams will begin her responsibilities here at Trinity on July 1, 2014.

As a United Methodist Church we are part of an appointment system. Our congregation’s staff parish committee has met with the district superintendent and has also met with Pastor Williams to begin to prepare for the transition and to ask questions.

Pastor Williams brings a wealth of life and pastoral experience. She is an elder who has served as pastor of several churches in the Baltimore and Washington area, including Calvary UMC (DC), Centennial/Caroline Street UMC (Baltimore), and Hughes Memorial UMC (DC). Pastor Williams has also served as District Superintendent of the Annapolis District of the Baltimore-Washington Conference and was a member of Bishop Felton Edwin May’s cabinet. She currently serves as pastor of the John Wesley UMC in Glen Burnie, MD.

She told us she is looking forward to joining Trinity this summer.

If you have any questions about the upcoming pastoral transition, please send them to the staff parish relations committee.

Trinity UMC Staff Parish Relations Committee


Brief Biographical Sketch of Mamie Alethia Williams

Rev Williams

Mamie Alethia Williams was born and reared in Sumter, South Carolina. She was baptized in New Bethel Baptist Church at twelve years of age. Two years later, she joined the Emmanuel United Methodist Church where she participated in the organized youth ministry program led by her ninth grade history teacher. She experienced good youth leadership and mentoring. It was at Emmanuel that she responded to her call to ministry and began moving in that direction.

She attended Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina and was graduated in May, 1972. She then enrolled in the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) in Atlanta, GA. She matriculated there until her transfer to Wesley Theological Seminary in 1975, graduating in 1978 with a Master of Divinity Degree in 1978. During these three years she was ordained a deacon and served as student pastor at Calvary United Methodist Church in Northwest Washington, DC. She served this multicultural congregation and community from 1977-1982. Calvary opened the first multicultural bi-lingual day care center in the 14th Street corridor in the District of Columbia.

In 1982, Pastor Williams moved to Centennial UMC in the east Baltimore City. She served this historic African American church and community for three years. In 1984, the Centennial /Caroline Charge was established. She merged Centennial with historic bi-racial Caroline Street United Methodist Church in 1985, and after the bills of Caroline Street were paid, some needed structural repairs were made to Centennial with proceeds from the sale. Because Centennial was established on the same date of Lovely Lane UMC in 1772, the new church was named Centennial-Caroline Street UMC.

In 1988, Pastor Williams was appointed to Hughes Memorial United Methodist Church in far Northeast DC. She assisted them in the building of a new facility that houses a fellowship hall, offices and classrooms. She was with that congregation for ten years. Pastors and the congregation continue to invite her to return for significant events.

In July 1998, Bishop Felton E. May appointed Pastor Williams to his cabinet. She served the Annapolis District for seven years. During these years, Pastor Williams was very active in the community. She is well known to legislative and community leaders in the state and Anne Arundel County.

Beginning in 2005, Pastor Williams as appointed as Executive Director of the Northeastern Jurisdiction Multi-Ethnic Center.

In 2007, Pastor Williams was appointed to Fowler United Methodist Church in Annapolis. During this part-time appointment, Pastor Williams taught a course at the Anne Arundel County Community College.

On July 1, 2009, Pastor Williams was appointed to John Wesley United Methodist Church in Glen Burnie, Maryland.

Throughout her ministry, Pastor Williams as taught in mission schools and in other settings while serving the needs of the congregation. She has a very humble spirit and made the “Golden Rule” her philosophy of life in the fifth grade. She continues to adhere to this philosophy of life to order her days.

Psalm 61


Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer.
From the end of the earth I call to you,
when my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock
that is higher than I; for you are my refuge,
a strong tower against the enemy.



February 9, 2014

Dear Trinity Family,

Psalm 71: 14: “I will hope continually, and will praise you yet more and more. My mouth will tell of your righteous acts, of your deeds of salvation all day long.”

I shared the following news during our worship service this morning and want to communicate this to anyone who was not able to attend. I have been offered and have accepted the position of senior pastor at Grace United Methodist Church in Gaithersburg. This new appointment will become effective July 1, 2014. My last Sunday at Trinity will be June 16th.

It is with a heavy heart that I share this news with you. It has been a true honor and highest of privilege to serve as your pastor these past fourteen years. My family will always have a special place in our hearts for this special church community. In the United Methodist Church we have what is known as an itinerant system of appointment. That is pastors are appointed by the bishop and serve until moved to a different appointment. This is different than some denominations that use what is known as a “call system” where the congregation votes on the selection of the pastor. I agreed to be itinerant at the time I entered ministry in June of 1988. Yet beyond our system of appointment, I believe this is God’s call at this time in my life. As I have sought to convey over these years together, it is God‘s call that we are ultimately to heed. I seek to honor that call by accepting this appointment at this time.

The new pastor for Trinity will be announced soon. The Bishop and his cabinet spend a lot of time in prayerful discernment as these appointments are made. I am sure God will rise up the person who is best suited to lead you in your future ministries. She or he will have a wonderful opportunity to share in some great experiences as you walk together in serving Christ. I thoroughly believe Trinity’s best days lay ahead and you will offer great ministries that will continue to make a difference in our community and world.

I look forward to experiencing the Lenten, Easter and Pentecost seasons with you. I join you in seeking to daily serve God as we walk together as brothers and sisters in Christ.

God’s Peace

Rev. Jim


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