Weekly Update

Weekly Update for April 7, 2021


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April 7, 2021


Relay for Life

Remembering Allen Morlock

Trinity Family in the News

Virtual Border Tour

District Superintendent’s Retirement Events

Study and Fellowship Opportunities

NEW Office Hours

April Birthdays

Where Love Lives – Not a Building

Team Trinity – Relay for Life Event for 2021
The Luminaria event is almost upon us!  Saturday, April 17 at 7pm at the parking lot at AWC, the Schoening Parking Lot.  We need your names NOW!! So please get names into Marilyn, mayormarilyn@roadrunner.com, and money into the office by Monday, April 12!  We will be putting the bags together on Tuesday, April 13, we need your names.

Celebrating the Life of Allen Morlock

Friday, April 9
3:00 PM

Trinity United Methodist Church

3030 S. 8th Ave

Please join us in the sanctuary at 3:00 p.m. Friday as we safety gather to join to share our memories and love for Allen, and to worship the God whose majesty and grace Allen so masterfully shared through his music.  If you are not able to join us in person, we will be livestreaming the service as well.  The link to the livestream can be found HERE in this update.

Allen Morlock – 65, Yuma AZ passed away Monday, April 5, 2021 in a Yuma hospital. 

Allen Theodore Morlock was born February 6, 1956, son of Theodore (Ted) and Lydia (Martin) Morlock in Jamestown ND. He was raised and educated in Pettibone ND. He graduated from Jamestown College with a degree in music education. Allen taught music at various locations in ND and moved to Yuma AZ in 2005. He began teaching music at OC Johnson and Alice Byrne elementary schools. He played for the choir at  Arizona Western College and was the organist and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Allen shared his love of music with many. He taught piano lessons in ND and AZ for the past 50+ years. Allen also had an incredible talent for decorating beautiful cakes  Allen was a very kind-hearted, generous person who lived life well. 

Allen is survived by his sisters Delilah (Mervin) Thompson, Wisconsin Dells, WI and Connie (Steven) Irey, Minot ND, and also four nephews Tilman, Tom, Troy and Eric and one niece, Stephanie. He has four surviving aunts, Tabea, Ida, Esther and Norma.  There are many surviving cousins. 

Allen is preceded in death by his parents, Ted and Lydia, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. 

Memorials can be given to Trinity United Methodist Church or the music program at either OC Johnson or Alice Byrne Schools. 

To watch the live stream of Allen’s service at 3:00 on Friday, please click BELOW:

Trinity Family in the News!!

Cibola senior earns multiple academic

Isabella Olin has plans to study physics either at
                             UA or Stanford

  • Yuma Sun 
  • 5 Apr 2021

Isabella Olin remembers how her father used to cultivate her interest in the sciences when she was a little girl by engaging her in impromptu quizzes.

Her mother, she says, instilled in her the discipline to follow through to achieve any goal Olin had set for herself.

The daughter of John and Ruth Olin of Yuma, she has plans to study physics – either at University of Arizona’s Honors College, to which she has been offered a full-ride scholarship, or at Stanford University, from which she is awaiting word on her application for acceptance.

In the meantime, Olin has earned multiple academic accolades as a student at Cibola. She has been selected for the College Board National Hispanic Recognition Program, is a finalist for the National Merit Scholarship Program and has earned distinction at Cibola as an Advanced Placement Scholar with Honor.

Aware that her dreams could evolve in her university years, Olin currently wants to focus on nuclear or particle physics on the way to a career in either the public or the private sector. She’s particularly interested in the nuclear power’s potential as a sustainable energy source.

Olin attended Desert Sonora Elementary School in Somerton and Crane Middle School in Yuma before entering Cibola.

At Desert Sonora, she took part in Johns Hopkins University’s program for gifted students, and more recently she was part of the Cibola team that won a science fair competition.

But she has also has pursued music, having sung in choir beginning in the first grade and taking up the trumpet in the third grade and the bass guitar in the fifth. For two years she was trumpet sections leader for Cibola’s marching band and played in the all-district band, as well as the Music Educators Association of Arizona all-region band. Also at Cibola she’s gotten back into singing in choir.


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Serendipity Sunday School
Ongoing lessons/conversation via email
Contact the church office to be added to the group!

Virtual Sunday Morning Fellowship Time
**Sunday afternoons at 4:00 PM**
Please note NEW TIME


OR CALL: 877 853 5257
MEETING ID: 919 6534 2406  passcode 3030

Wired Word Bible Study with Pastor Bob
Monday afternoons at 1:00 pm

OR CALL: 877 853 5257
MEETING ID: 986 4586 9894  passcode 3030

Koffee With Karen Fellowship
Wednesday mornings at 10:00 am

OR CALL: 877 853 5257
MEETING ID: 953 0216 2442  passcode 3030

Thursday Women’s Bible Study

Thursday mornings at 9:30 am

OR CALL: 877 853 5257
MEETING ID: 943 3763 5832  passcode 3030

NEW TO USING ZOOM?  Please contact the church office for pointers.

Beginning next week, the church office will be OPEN TO THE PUBLIC on a limited basis.  We will still be answering phones and emails remotely Monday and Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. to noon.  On Wednesdays and Thursdays, the office will be open to the public 9:00 a.m. to noon.  We are also happy to set an appointment if you would like to come in to the office at a different time; please call 928-344-3013 to set up an appointment.

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Please submit your
Prayer Requests to
or call 928.344.3013 x303
and leave a message.

The church is not a building
As followers of Jesus Christ, we are all called to love God and each other. As members of the Western Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church, we do that through acts of justice, community outreach, and personal practices of devotion. In April’s video message of the #WhereLoveLivesUMC campaign, we address the myth that the church is just a building and demonstrate a variety of ways we love all people by highlighting some of the ministries across the Desert Southwest Conference. Although we hope the video will inspire you to start a new ministry or connect with one of the ministries featured in the video, we also invite you to use the resources listed below to host small group discussions and encourage further collaboration during the month of April. If you’re not sure how to do that, please review the sample leader’s guide provided through the resources at the bottom of this post.

The official theme is “cares more about people than the building; the church is not a building.” The video message is approximately six minutes featuring Bishop Bob Hoshibata and churches and ministries in the Desert Southwest Conference. The resources for further discussion include short video clips from the main video, contact information for each ministry in the segment, a pastoral prayer for the week, and Faith & Facts cards from the General Board of Church & Society that cover the topics shared in the video clip. In case you’re not familiar with GBCS’ Faith & Facts cards, we’re also providing a sample leader’s guide to using the cards and resources for leading a discussion.  For all of these resources, please click HERE.




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