Weekly Update

Weekly Update for January 20, 2021


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January 20, 2021


Trinity in the News

COVID Remembrance Pics

What Animal Are You?

Lay Servant Ministry Courses

Strengthening Families

Study and Fellowship Opportunities

Where Love Lives

Click above to view KYMA’s news coverage of Trinity’s Yuma County COVID-19 Remembrance!!!  Scroll down for more photos.


Below, a recent picture of Trinity’s Don Puckett from the Yuma Sun newspaper!

Remembering the Yuma County Victims of COVID
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

What Animal Are You? Click ABOVE for a fun video from Heifer International!
Bank Drop-Off Friday, January 22
9:00 a.m. to noon


Fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23)
Give a loving llama or lamb
Joy to the world gift basket
Peaceful, patient pig
Kindness of a knitter’s basket
Generous, gentle goat
Faithful, friendly fish
Send a girl to school for self-sufficiency
Through Heifer International, you can give any one  of these and much more – cow, chicks, alpaca, water well, tree seedlings – to someone needing a hand up, who will “pass on the gift” to a neighbor.”

Heifer International has been part of Trinity’s outreach for many years.  Contact the office to verify if someone is there, and then come on by to pick up a Heifer bank to take home and fill up (with lots of money!). Then, bring them back back for another now-famous drive-by on January 22 from 9 a.m. to noon.  (If you don’t obtain a bank, you can also designate a check or online donation to Trinity for Heifer.)

Heifer families worldwide are extremely vulnerable during the pandemic.  This year we’ve seen generosity; it’s been light in the darkness.  New year’s resolution: let’s keep generosity alive and well in 2021 and beyond.  These families need our help.  Please be generous!

Learn more about the mission and work of Heifer International at https://www.heifer.org/ .

 Lay Servant Ministries
“Basic Course”

Facilitator: Marilyn Hohnstein, Certified Lay Minister
Gila Mountain UMC, Yuma

A Basic Class offered in the ZOOM format will be taught February 26 & 27.

Friday, February 26 the class will be from 5 to 8 p.m. with check-in starting at 4:45 p.m.
Saturday, February 27 the class will begin at 8:30 a.m. till 11:30 a.m. break for ½ hour for lunch and resume from Noon to 4 p.m. We will finish with Holy Communion conducted by Pastor David J. Harriss, the Senior Pastor at Gila Mountain UMC.

Check-in for the class on Saturday will begin at 8:15 a.m.

To register for the classes:  go to 

The class is $15 and is limited to the first 12 people that register.

You will need to order the book “Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course Participant’s Book” (ISBN 978-0-88177-626-3)  It is $8.49 on sale at Cokesbury.  Please read the entire book BEFORE class begins.  Be sure to have a Bible with you during class time and as you read your Basic Course Book. 

If you have any questions about this class please do not hesitate to contact me.  This class is required to advance in the Lay Servant Ministry Program.  It is the building block upon the Advanced Courses offered in the program.

“Discover Your Spiritual Gifts”
Advanced Course via Zoom

Taught by Pastor John Fairchild from Lakeview UMC in Sun City
Two ZOOM Classes will be offered in mid-February, one during the day and one evening/Saturday morning class.  We are trying to reach more people offering both day and evening classes.
With COVID-19 only becoming worse, we believe that the future of in-person classes will not be possible for quite some time.  We want all of you to be safe and will endeavor, through ZOOM Classes, to provide the same high quality Lay Servant Ministry Classes we have always provided in the West District. 
We want to hear from you, on your needs for future classes, so please contact me with any questions. 

To register for the classes:  go to

The class is $15 and includes “Your Spiritual Gifts Inventory” mailed to your home with your registration. Please register as soon as possible.

Thank you and I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.
The Daytime Session is:
February 17, 18 and 19, Wednesday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to Noon
The Evening – Saturday Session is:
February 18, 19, and 20   
Thursday and Friday 5:30 to 9 p.m. 
Saturday 8:30 a.m. to Noon
The last half hour of both classes of the last session will be Holy Communion and graduation.
Betty Stewart
Betty Stewart, West District
Lay Servant Ministries Director
bettyboop491@cox.net  preferred way of communication
Cell # 480-658-7713


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

Virtual Sunday Morning Fellowship Time
Sunday mornings at 11:00 am


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.


The Church Office is open by appointment only.  Please call 928-344-3013 to set-up an appointment.  We are answering phone messages and responding to e-mails as we work remotely.

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

Where Love Lives video for the week above!
In January, Sundays call us to consider all the ways we are part of something greater than ourselves. The messages seem to stand in stark contrast to months of social distancing, worshipping in front of our computers, and the strangeness of seeing people with face coverings and having no idea who they are. This January, Sundays will challenge us to see ourselves no longer in isolation but in community, connected to those who may not look like us or believe like us. For this reason, it is good to begin a new year remembering: “I am no longer my own, but thine. Put me to what thou wilt, rank me with whom thou wilt…”
This month the Western Jurisdiction’s #WhereLoveLivesUMC campaign brings us right in the middle of what has separated so many people from one another, the subject of marriage equality. Find the non-anxious presence of God deep in your soul as we journey together through these next few weeks.

May we discover together that as part of something greater than ourselves, our church community is #WHERELOVELIVESUMC.

Prayer Focus – Week of January 17th
God of Creation, in a world that seems to foster division, let us, as your followers, find ways to embrace all persons as part of the beloved community in the love of Christ.




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