Dear Trinity Family, we are now four Sundays in to our in-person return to campus for 10:30 a.m. worship. Let me reiterate some of what I shared last week. Each week we have good attendance with all the health protocols in place to care for one another. Vivion Hall is an ideal location for families to worship together. The service is live-streamed and there is plenty of room for children to roam. Let me briefly share our thinking on phasing in other Sunday morning activities:

  1. We are now focused on our 10:30 hour of worship together. We want to do this for a few weeks to make sure it is working well.
  2. Childcare. We have protocols already in place to hold childcare largely outside, weather permitting, with childcare staff wearing masks, and spacing observed. We hope to initiate this in the next few weeks, date still to be determined.
  3. Sunday School. We are already thinking through campus room possibilities for each class that allows room for physical spacing. Phasing in Sunday school will require space being ready, all classes having an option for meeting, and teachers being ready and prepared to return. For now, we highly encourage other forms of meeting which some have done – Zoom video times, outdoor meeting, fellowship times etc.

We are committed to carrying out ministry with excellence, using the gifts God has given us on campus, and caring for one another in the process. Please hold leaders in prayer for wisdom, and we thank you for your grace and patience during this time.

It is absolutely wonderful seeing faces in worship both on Sundays and Wednesdays. Our combined attendance each week averages 115. This is roughly 40% of our pre-pandemic average worship attendance. As I talk with pastoral colleagues and their experiences, this attendance is really strong in this season. Let’s keep growing and growing in a healthy manner. Praise the Lord.

Grace and peace,
Pastor Tommy

PS. I am thankful to God that we weathered another storm. Please let us know if you have any need for clean-up help in your yard.


Trinity Family Pumpkin Art – Trinity Family Pumpkin Art will be Saturday, October 31. Join us outside on the grounds by 19th Street from 5-6:30 p.m. Pumpkins and decorations will be provided. There will be a selfie photo booth, so wear your costume. This is a come and go event, so drop by whenever you like! Tag your photos with #TrinityPumpkinArt to win a family dinner giveaway! COVID-19 guidelines will be observed and masks are encouraged, but not required while participating in decorating. For more information, please visit https://trinityumcbeaumont.org/trinityfamilypumpkinart.

Oasis Updates - Our wonderful Oasis Ministry has been faithfully serving many of our seniors in need for many years. Melanie Hall has led this program with excellence. As you can imagine, the pandemic and related restrictions have made it next to impossible to continue this program as we know it. After trying different approaches with much discernment, Melanie has decided to step away from directing and we jointly decided to allow the Oasis Program to lay dormant for a while until we can see clearly the future God has for this kind of ministry in the middle of our health climate. We remain committed and open to what that can look like in the future. Please join me in thanking God for Oasis and for Melanie.

Beaumont Disaster Response is asking area congregations to help distribute 6,000 food boxes in Lake Charles on Tuesday, October 20 at The Hope Complex, 1401 Moeling St., Lake Charles, LA at 10 a.m. The Trinity team will carpool to Lake Charles. Meet in the church parking lot at 8:45 am. Please call Trinity UMC at 409-239-7862 to volunteer.

Youth Re-Launch:
On June 16, 2020 a small team began meeting to plan for the future of Trinity's Youth Ministry. This Re-Launch Team consists of Melanie Leonard, Paul Booker, Ryan Mitchell, Emma Kindwall, Dee Hardy, Tyler Dupree, and Dr. Steve Jenkins, along with Jill Frantz and Pastors Tommy and David. The team began by surveying current and former youth members, community members, future youth members, and Trinitarians to develop a robust understanding of where we are. The team is moving through a process of visioning and goal setting to make plans for a launch date. This is the game plan for a new season of ministry! We are asking you to be in prayer for our Re-Launch team and Youth Ministry as we seek the Lord's will for our future. 

Pastor David


Grow in Faith in these ways –
Intro to Theology Live! This six week study will explore some of the basic theologies of our faith while giving participants an opportunity to ask questions and connect these core theological questions to contemporary concerns. Join Rev. David Johnson via Zoom on Monday evenings from 6-7 p.m.

Pastor’s Bible Study on the Book of Revelation continues this week via 88.9 FM from our parking lot at 6 p.m. Tune your radios to 88.9 FM when you arrive for the Book of Revelation study.

Holy Communion Wednesdays outside @ 7 p.m.

Top Ten Bible Stories with the pastors continues for all children every Sunday morning at 9:15 a.m. It lasts about 15 minutes. Email Erica Ray, our Children’s Ministries Coordinator, erica@trinityumcbeaumont.org, to receive the Zoom link to join.

Youth Games on the Grounds continues on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. on the north field. For more info contact jill.frantz@trinityumcbeaumont.org. Youth in 6th-12th grade meet on Zoom for Sunday School at 9:15 a.m.


Save the Dates:
All Saints Sunday - November 1
Confirmation Sunday - October 25 – to celebrate our 2020 Confirmands
3rd Grade Bibles will take place in January


Let us Pray…
  • Former Trinity member of many years, Mary Ann Prevot died on October 12, 2020 in Pennsylvania. Mrs. Prevot will have a graveside service at Forest Lawn at a later date.
  • Youth Re-Launch

Flowers were graciously given Mary C. Robinson and family in loving memory of Mary D. Craigmiles and Julian Craigmiles.


Give - by mail, bank, or online. Please call Tanya in the church office during morning hours to keep up with your giving. We rely on your giving to be able to continue to fund the church ministry. Click HERE to give online.


 

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