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Sunday School Begins September 13 at 10am

We welcome anyone to register for Sunday School at any time in the year. Print out this form and bring it with you on your first Sunday, or you can fill it out when you arrive. You’ll see a Kids’ Check In table when you first enter the front doors.

Education Registration Form

Pre-school through 5th grade will be dismissed from worship after the Children’s Moment to attend grade level Sunday School.

Youth attend worship together on the 1st and 3rd week of the month. They have SS class on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month.

fairWe hope you enjoyed Trinity’s Chicken BBQ at the Mo.Co. Fair. More than we love the fair, we love welcoming newcomers into our church.

  • You are a gift from God to our congregation. We know some churches like to keep outsiders out, but that’s just not us.
  • We welcome children into our worship service, where they will have a special moment with the Pastor before they can choose to attend Sunday School. We’ll be blessing their backpacks on Sunday August 30th at 10am.
  • We welcome people of all ages, races, nations, and faith backgrounds. Not too long ago we counted 23 countries represented in our membership! We belong to different sides of the political aisle, speak different languages, and wear an eclectic range of things on Sunday morning. (Someone once showed up in a chicken suit). But we are all leaning into the grace of Jesus Christ, and we really are “A Church for Everyone.”
  • Our Sunday worship service has a traditional but friendly vibe. We’re not uptight.
  • We have a growing population of young adults and young families who are eager to welcome you. Our ages range from babies in-utero to 96 years old.

Enough about us. We’re really looking forward to meeting you. Thanks for visiting us, and we hope to see you any Sunday at 10am.

Peace and Joy,

Rev. Bonnie

packBring your backpack to church on August 30 at 10am for a “Blessing of the Backpacks” as we bless all our students, teachers and faculty. After the children’s moment, children are invited to a “Back to School Party.”

On September 13, Sunday School Kicks Off! After the children’s moment in worship, all kids are dismissed for age-level Sunday School classes.

Children check-in for Sunday School prior to entering worship. If you would like, complete this Registration Form and bring it with you on your next Sunday.

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This summer we’ll be giving our prayer life the attention it deserves.  We’ll begin with Four Simple Prayers: Help, Thanks, Sorry, Wow! (Yes, based on a book by Anne Lamott). Then we’ll move to four more great prayers found in Scripture and the Methodist Tradition. Join us for worship as we pray together. At home, enjoy these prayer bingo activities to explore different ways to pray as an individual or a family.

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fun run logoSaturday June 6, 8am-11am

South Germantown Recreational Park. Fun/Run Begins at 8:30am.  Bring your family, friends, and pets to support the Food Pantry. Most importantly, please bring canned food donations to support Germantown HELP!

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Annual Conference HighlightsWhy it matters? We are not church on an island, but we are connected to the greater Church through the Body of Christ. Our lay rep and pastor attended The Baltimore Washington Annual Conference gathering last week, and here is a report of the highlights.

Baltimore Mayor Thanks United Methodists for Support: The Mayor of Baltimore Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who was raised Methodist joined us for the opening day of Conference. She shared vulnerably the joys and struggles of the past few weeks in Baltimore. “I cannot say enough about the faith leaders we have across the board in our community of every faith tradition but I also want to specifically thank the members of the United Methodist Church,” said Rawlings-Blake. Pastors and  laity from the Baltimore district shared their response to the situation in Baltimore—on the days schools were closed, United Methodist Churches opened their doors and invited community children in for meals and activities. United Methodists marched for peace through Baltimore, and did prayer walks throughout the city. During the mayor’s visit, we all reached out our hands and offered prayer for the Mayor and the people of Baltimore. It was very moving.mayor

Worship and Ordination – Worshipping with hundreds of other Methodist Clergy and laity is the highlight of Conference for both of us. This year the theme was “Dare To Believe” and the story of Jesus walking on the water. We were inspired to be more courageous followers of Jesus. Rev. Bonnie serves on the worship team for Conference, and in the days preceding Conference, you might have seen her making 18 foot by 15 foot banner of a cross, made out of fishnet. This served as the backdrop throughout Conference. Rev. Bonnie celebrated the 1 year anniversary of her ordination.

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Circles of Grace on Controversial Issues — We gathered in small groups to discuss legislation and petitions. After very grace-filled conversation, the BWC voted to send a petition to General Conference to remove the language in our Book of Discipline that currently states “The practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching.” The General Conference, which will meet in 2016, is the only body with the authority to make this change. If you would like to discuss the church’s stance on homosexuality, Rev. Bonnie welcomes you to make an appointment with her.

Our District Superintendent, JW – JW, and 5 other clergy, and 6 laity were elected as delegates to General Conference 2016, which will discuss important issues and doctrine facing the church today.

Our Apportionments (your offerings) Support- Partnered ministry with the church in Korea, Russia, Puerto Rico and Zimbabwe. We celebrated the work of Africa University, Imagine No Malaria, and ministry in Baltimore and around with world.

Appointments are Fixed – Every year at Annual Conference, the bishop declares the work of pastoral appointments to be finished. Translation: Ya’ll are stuck with me, Rev. Bonnie, for another year! In truth—I’m so delighted to have another year with Trinity, and hopefully many more to follow.

While I sadly did not get to connect with Rev. Williams, I did get to see Rev. Miller, and send you all his greetings and love!

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Peace,

Mike Helland and Rev. Bonnie

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Sunday, July 12, 2015 – Thursday, July 16, 2015, 6:30-8:30pm, Dinner served at 6pm

Early Bird Registration: $12 per child with $25 max per family. ALL Registration will CLOSE at the end of June.

VBS will be mountains of fun because kids gain a rock-solid faith in God through games, food, fun and play. There will be donations collected for children in Thailand.

 Register to Participate or Volunteer

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During the great 50 Days of Easter, we will take a look at the deep fears that haunt us: disappointment (failure), abandonment, change, and death. How can the Easter message breathe new courage and life into our bones? Join us for worship at 10am as we find new strength in God and this community.

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It was an evening of basketball team competition, individual contests, and just playing around — all to raise money to help eradicate malaria through the Imagine No Malaria campaign.

The United Methodist Church and its partners are making progress in the effort to end malaria everywhere. In 2007, the World Health Organization estimated an excess of 1 million malaria-related deaths worldwide. By 2012, the number had declined to 627,000.

We eliminated malaria as an indigenous disease of the United States in the 1950s. Yet in Sub-Saharan Africa, malaria continues to kill a person every 60 seconds.

Malaria is caused by a parasite, spread to humans through the bite of the female anopheles mosquito. This mosquito flies and bites at night, making bed nets an effective weapon in the fight against the disease. Public health workers also use communication, education, and properly equipped health facilities as tools to stamp out malaria.

Find out how you can help: http://imaginenomalaria.org/.

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