Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! The hottest summer days are behind us, and our 150th Anniversary Celebration weekend is almost here. We hope you are planning to celebrate with us, and enjoy the many activities – religious, historical, and social – planned for September 24 and 25, 2016.
What a joy and privilege for us to serve as the Pastor of Trinity Church, and the Chairman of the Anniversary Committee, as we celebrate 150 years of dynamic and meaningful ministry. God indeed has been faithful and has honored the vision, commitment, and sacrifice of those who were inspired by the Holy Spirit to establish this ministry in 1866. He has continued to bless the countless people who have served Trinity faithfully from its founding until today. We indeed thank God for all our past accomplishments, and we seek His grace and guidance for even greater accomplishments in the future.
Highlights of our anniversary weekend include:
Saturday, September 24
3:00 PM & 5:00 PM Seatings – Old Fashioned Picnic (Tickets required) – JMB
3:00 – 5:30 PM — “Our Story,” a short DVD on Trinity’s history (continuous show- ings), and Self-Guided Tours – Sanctuary
4:00- 5:30 PM – Children’s Activities – JMB Lawn
6:00 PM – Time Capsule Ceremony – Sanctuary
6:20 PM – Recognition of Descendants of Trinity Founders – Sanctuary
6:30 PM – “Upon This Rock,” a Dean DeFino drama, documenting the history of Methodism in America and the early history of Trinity – Sanctuary
Sunday, September 25
8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 AM – Services of Celebration – Sanctuary
Special Music by the Sanctuary Choir, Organ and Brass
150th Anniversary Liturgy
Sermon by Rev. Fred W. Duncan, District Superintendent
As disciples of Jesus Christ, we feel honored and privileged to be an important part of the mission and ministry of Trinity UMC, as we celebrate our 150th year. We pray for God’s richest blessings upon all of us at Trinity, as we continue to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ and promote the building of God’s Kingdom here on earth.
Join with our congregation as we celebrate Trinity’s rich heritage on September 24 and 25.
Grace and Peace,
Rev. George R. Patterson, MDiv. Roy S. Perdue
Senior Pastor Chair, 150th Anniversary