Weekly Update

Weekly Update for May 19, 2021









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May 19, 2021

THIS WEEK’S HEADLINES

Wear Red or Orange on Pentecost

Regarding New CDC Guidelines

Leadership Council Reminder

Celebrating Our Graduates

Peace With Justice Sunday

Become Part of Our Church Family

District Superintendent’s Retirement Events

Annual Conference 2021

Mission U

Study and Fellowship Opportunities

New CDC Guidance
 
As I am sure you are aware, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) released new guidance today that those who have been fully vaccinated for at least two weeks do not need to wear masks for indoor or outdoor activities and that physical distancing is not required.

This is an abrupt reversal of previously released guidance.  There are also caveats to this new advice for medical facilities, public transportation, and other institutions.

As your pastor, I am asking that you continue to wear your masks and practice physical distancing while participating in activities at the Church including worship.

Our Church Leadership Council will meet next week and will decide at that time any changes to our mitigation plan.

Thank you for all you have done to keep one another safe.
 
Best blessings,

Pastor Bob

MEETING REMINDER
Leadership Council
Monday, May 24th 6:00 PM
Via ZOOM

The Trinity office is aware of a few 2021 graduates within our midst, and as we prepare to honor them, we want to make sure nobody is left out!

If you or a member of your family is graduating from middle school, high school, college, graduate studies, trade school, etc., PLEASE call or email the church office so we can make sure the graduate is added to our list!

Peace With Justice Sunday is one of the special Sundays of The United Methodist Church. Each year, on the first Sunday after Pentecost, United Methodists celebrate efforts across the connection that are building peace.

Trinity will receive this special offering in worship on Sunday, May 30.  You can also donate via the Trinity website.

For more information on Peace With Justice Sunday, click here.

We Invite You to Our Baptism and Membership Class

 

After a year of the church being closed, and not being able to gather together in-person, we want to provide an opportunity to those who might be considering baptism and/or membership in the church to attend an informal gathering on Sunday, June 6th following worship in Morris Hall.

 

We will meet briefly to answer any questions you might have regarding the Sacrament of Holy Baptism and Church Membership.

 

There will be no high-pressure sales pitch.  This is merely a time to answer any questions, and to tell you a little more about the church.

 

There will be no final exam or test to take to see if you qualify for membership.  We simply want to hear a bit about you and your faith journey.

 

If you are interested and this date does not work for you, we will be happy to work with you to determine an alternate time.

 

Please contact Pastor Bob if you have any questions.  You may reach him via email (bob@TrinityYuma.org) or phone 928-344-3013 ext. 302.

(To access any of the links in the above image, please click HERE)

This year, due to continued restrictions placed on in-person gatherings by the COVID-19 pandemic, our Desert Southwest Annual Conference session is scheduled to take place June 11-13, 2021. Rather than being held in person at the Mesa Convention Center, our Annual Conference will again turn to a virtual format. Even if you are not a voting member, you will be able to live-stream the conference to keep up on developments and participate in worship!  Learn more about this year’s conference and live-stream it in June right HERE.

As usual, there are conference-wide giving opportunities in connection with Annual Conference. This year, we are focusing on student hunger.  From Billie K. Fidlin, Director of Outreach & Justice, and Rev. Jamie Booth, ASU Valley Wesley:

“There are students on university campuses across the country who have difficulty securing regular meals during the best of times. In these times of COVID-19, this has become even more of a challenge for many. Students have lost jobs, lost scholarships, have had safe transportation issues. Times are difficult for many in our nation, and some students are facing equally difficult circumstances.

Pre-COVID, the ASU Foodbank was helping about 400 students a semester across seven sites. However, earlier this year, one week saw 200 students signed up for nutrition assistance on the Tempe campus alone. This illustrates the increase in students needing assistance during these most difficult times of pandemic.”

For more information on the conference mission project, including information on how you can contribute, please click HERE.

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
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!

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

ZOOM LINK:
https://dscumc.zoom.us/j/91965342406?pwd=MnRPQlNpdDEvcHNKSVk4c1RQb04yQT09

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
 
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.  We are still answering phones and emails remotely Monday and Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. to noon.  On Wednesdays and Thursdays, the office is 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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