Weekly Update

Weekly Update for July 14, 2021









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July 14, 2021

THIS WEEK’S HEADLINES

The Bell Choir Needs YOU!

Sunday Mornings: Fellowship LITE

Lay Servant Classes

Membership to Discipleship Book Discussion

Mission U

Study and Fellowship Opportunities

Watch the Western Jurisdictional Conference

 

Cindy Klein Memorial Handbell Choir
 
WE NEED YOU!  
The choir is in need of a couple (4) players.  If you have any interest, please see Karen.  Reading music does help, but if you are willing to start now to learn, we want you!  We start practice in August, so let me know ASAP!

Christmas is coming, yeah, it’s 120 out, but the Christmas Concert has already been planned.  We need you!

You can watch us on our YouTube Channel!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5RJkrig7LTD7EQ3moBBqfg
 

Sunday Mornings at Trinity – Fellowship LITE!

In Morris Hall following worship
 

Things are beginning to feel more and more “normal” at Trinity on Sunday mornings, and now we get to take the next step forward!  Please join us following worship (approximately 11 AM) in Morris Hall for a time of greeting one another, chatting, sharing stories, and just catching up.  It will be such a joy to resume this meaningful weekly time of in-person fellowship!

If you’re wondering why we’re calling it “LITE”, it is because we aren’t yet to a point where we can safely serve refreshments such as coffee and cookies, so please be aware there will be no food or drink provided just yet.  We look forward to the day when that too can resume – but yes, in the meantime, it really CAN be a United Methodist fellowship time even without coffee!  We look forward to seeing you there. 

 

Lay Servant Ministries

We hope you will consider joining the growing number of our Trinity family who are benefiting from these enriching courses on ways you can actively serve Jesus in our community and congregation! 

With COVID-19 here, 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.

To register for the classes go to:
https://dscumc.org/lay-servant-ministries-training-sessions/

If you haven’t taken a Lay Servant course before, we recommend: 

Basic Course:  Introduction to Lay Ministry

This Basic ZOOM class is taught by Jeannie Ward, the West District Lay Leader from Prescott Valley UMC. Two ZOOM Classes will be offered in late August, one during the day and one evening class. We are trying to reach more people offering both day and evening classes.

The class is $15. If you have to cancel or postpone you will get a credit for a future class. There will only be twelve (12) students per ZOOM class so please register as soon as possible. The book you need to purchase and read completely before class begins is Lay Servant Ministries (the Participant Book). It is available at Cokesbury.com or Amazon (also in e-book formats). 

The Daytime Session is:
Wednesday to Friday – August 25, 26, and 27, 8:30 a.m. to Noon

The Evening / Saturday Session is: 
Thursday and Friday – August 26 & 27, 5:30 to 9 p.m.
Saturday Morning Class August 28, 8:30 a.m. to Noon

Blessings,
Betty Stewart
West District Director Lay Servant Ministries

bettyboop491@cox.net Cell # 480-658-7713 

 

Book Discussion Presented by the Conference
Clergy & Lay Leadership Development Team

Membership to Discipleship
August 9, 2021, at 7:00 PM

Do you enjoy having opportunities to grow as a leader and to learn from other leaders? Do you find it enriching to share leadership ideas, concepts, and inspiration with others?

Opportunities are available to anyone in the Desert Southwest Conference interested in learning through a focused discussion of mixed media leadership resources, such as books, videos, podcasts, webinars, etc. Leadership is explored from various perspectives, including resources that look at leadership from more than one cultural lens.

A number of one-hour, virtual evening conversations are offered this year. The first one is on the book “Membership to Discipleship,” by Phil Maynard. This online discussion will be facilitated by Rev. Galene Boyett on August 9, 2021, at 7:00 PM. Click below to register.
 

You are always invited to access the book, video, webinar, podcast, that interests you, prior to the date when its presentation is scheduled. You will still find benefit by joining the discussion if you are unable to review the media ahead of the presentation. Click on the links below to purchase “From Membership to Discipleship” through Cokesbury or Amazon.

Membership to Discipleship – Cokesbury (Paperback)
Membership to Discipleship – Amazon (Kindle Edition)
Future presentation schedule – Save the date! August 9, September 13, October 11, and November 8.

The presenters and facilitators of these discussions may include recognized Desert Southwest Conference leaders, authors, and creators of the media being discussed and, as well as members of the CLLD Team. We hope you decide to try out any of the resources we have prepared for you, and join others interested in the same conversations!

Questions about this series may go to Judy Martin at stilljudymartin@gmail.com or Rev. Javier Olivares at  jolivares@dscumc.org.

All are welcome to these virtual Mission u Events!

You can register for all three virtual mission u studies at once for only $50.00

Best deal ever!

If you want to attend only one or two of the studies, each event is $20.

We will also be collecting an offering for missions when you register.

– July 23-24, 2021 – Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools, Study Leader – Billie Fidlin with Khalil Rushdan, AZ ACLU

– August 13-14, 2021 – Bearing Witness in the Kin-dom: Living Into the Church’s Moral Witness through Radical Discipleship, Study Leader – Dior DeSormeau

All the studies will begin on a Friday night for a couple of hours of worship and study introduction on zoom. This will be followed by about three hours of study on zoom Saturday morning.

See the links to purchase the study books in the registration link below & see descriptions of each study plus bios of our fabulous study leaders!

Please contact Janette Gann, Dean, for more information
jgann1329@gmail.com
480 980-1329

ALL are welcome! Invite your family & friends!!!!

https://dscumc.org/secure/2021-mission-u-registration/

 
VIRTUAL STUDY AND FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AT TRINITY!!
 

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

 
 
Wired Word Bible Study with Pastor Bob
Monday afternoons at 1:00 pm
 
ZOOM LINK:
https://dscumc.zoom.us/j/98645869894?pwd=Vjgvak9YdWlKUlJBQTAwQnFJSzZ1QT09

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

 
Koffee With Karen Fellowship
Wednesday mornings at 10:00 am
 
ZOOM LINK:
https://dscumc.zoom.us/j/95302162442?pwd=NjdOc1RwTGI4aGRjdlVwR2pvMVNSUT09

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

Thursday Women’s Bible Study

Thursday mornings at 9:30 am
 
ZOOM LINK:
https://dscumc.zoom.us/j/94337635832?pwd=czUvN3RjQVhUMytMMStLckpLWmhOdz09

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 now OPEN TO THE PUBLIC on a limited basis.  Mondays through Thursdays, the church office will now 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.

Please submit your
Prayer Requests to
office@TrinityYuma.org
or call 928.344.3013 x303
and leave a message.

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Did you know – we can watch the special session of the Western Jurisdictional Conference online this weekend!

The College of Bishops of the Western Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church in accordance with ¶ 521 of the 2016 Book of Discipline, is calling a special session of the jurisdictional conference on July 17, 2021. The meeting will be held virtually from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Mountain Time. The purpose of this special session is to approve bishops’ requests for retirement and to determine the number of bishops to be elected at the next regular Jurisdictional Conference now scheduled for November 2-5, 2022.

This special session of the jurisdictional conference will also receive and review the reports and recommendations of the five workgroups formed by the jurisdictional Mission Cabinet to assist the jurisdictional conference delegates. The five groups providing these reports are related to:

– The jurisdiction’s mission statement;
– The theological and missional context of the work of bishops;
– The assignment of bishops;
– The jurisdiction’s commitment to permeable boundaries across annual conferences and episcopal areas for the sake of mission and ministry; and
– The jurisdiction’s administrative and financial oversight.

We look forward to worship, pertinent business matters and fellowship (albeit virtually).
 

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