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.
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
For those who have taken the basic course, a good next step is:
Leading Bible Study
This Advanced ZOOM class is taught by long time Bible Teacher Eli Reeves from Lakeview UMC in Sun City. Two ZOOM Classes will be offered in mid-July, 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 Biblical Interpretation: A Roadmap. It is available at Cokesbury.com or Amazon.
The Daytime Session is:
Wednesday to Friday – July 14, 15, and 16, 8:30 a.m. to Noon
The Evening Session is: Evenings 5:30 – 9 p.m.
Wednesday to Friday – July 14, 15, and 16, 5:30 to 9 p.m.
West District Director Lay Servant Ministries firstname.lastname@example.org Cell # 480-658-7713
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.
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.
– June 25-26, 2021 – Becoming Peacemakers in a Culture of Violence, Study Leader – Rachel Mosher.
– 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
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.
Anne Hurt July 3
Alice Langbauer July 3
Ruth Olin July 6
Kathilynn Cheshire July 8
James Teeters July 8
Pamela Young-Walker July 11
Bob Rammelt July 13
Karen Jarvis July 14
Virginia Burgess July 15
Darlene Reddick July 15
Jacque Frazier July 18
Jon Klein July 19
Abigail Akins July 20
Verna Neitz July 21
Sarah Akins July 23
Ken Felty July 25
Cheryl Smith July 25
Mary Ellis July 27
Marc Hernandez July 28
Nancy Blitz July 31
Stewart Bradshaw July 31
Happy Birthday to All!
Please submit your
Prayer Requests to office@TrinityYuma.org
or call 928.344.3013 x303
and leave a message.
Loving the Stranger Growing up, I attended Methodist Churches in Mexico. I was always moved by the passion and the commitment that people demonstrated in worship and service. One of the most memorable things from my youth was participating in ministry to people who had been deported from the United States and found themselves homeless, with no money, and distanced from their families. As a response, my church formed teams and prepared meals for them on a weekly basis. Everybody participated in some way. At that time, I became aware of the pain and the struggle of migrants who had to leave their homes in search of a better life. Years later, I was serving on the advisory board of The Inn, a ministry that provides hospitality and care for refugees and asylum seekers in the United States. I still remembered the times we served the people at the border, people who are often marginalized, and even forgotten. The work of my youth has provided me with a sense of direction for ministry, challenging me to serve those who are minoritized and excluded.
With time, I have come to understand race and migration conversations to be of utmost importance for the church and our society. The scriptural witness constantly encourages us to love and welcome foreigners. The most repeated commandment in the Old Testament is “You shall love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.” This is a wonderful call to empathy and love. The people of Israel were reminded (several times) of their own journey; they were reminded of the oppression they experienced in Egypt. They were told that they had more things in common with those they considered strangers than they thought! And they were challenged to break the cycle of oppression they themselves had experienced in the past. They had been hurt before, but now they were able to bless others.
It seems to me that we are all people on a journey. Certainly, not all journeys are the same, and some journeys can be quite difficult. Yet, there are ways in which we can all make a difference. I believe that we can learn from our past, break the cycle of oppression, and help create something new. We can work to create a new community where people’s lives are affirmed and valued for what they are. While some are pushing for uniformity, I believe we can strive for unity in diversity. There is much work that needs to be done in this area. Conversations about racial and ethnic diversity in our country have become contentious, and the church struggles to find common ground. Yet, as a committed member of the UMC, I want the church to look forward into the future and reformulate its mission in a way that involves people of color in a meaningful way. Indeed, this is not an easy task, but we are people of faith, after all. We have the assurance that God is with us every step of the way; and we have each other, fellow sojourners, extending helpful hands as we go.