Website updates…

In the upcoming weeks I will be updating Trinity’s website.  Please feel free to contact me with things that you see need to be updated, items I may have missed,  or anything that you would like posted on the website.  Please email me at tsimm51415@aol.com.

I wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

Theresa Simmons

 

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Virginia Cogle’s 95th Birthday…. Please send Happy Birthday wishes!

Fellow Trinity Friends . . . see a message below from Virginia Cogle’s niece . . .
I am Virginia Cogle’s niece, Linda Willingham.  On October 7, she will be 95 years old.  She still loves your church and is still a member.  I would greatly appreciate it if as many as can  would send her a birthday card.  It would make her day. Her address is: 
Virginia Cogle
11701 Chester Village Dr.
Apt. 143
Chester VA  23831
 
Thanks,
Linda W. Willingham
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Midweek Thoughts from Pastor Bob

Hallelujah moments!  1) good conversations celebrating a birthday; 2) celebrating worship and Holy Communion; 3) a good kick-off with our youth Sunday afternoon, with thanks to Will Bonnell, President, and Betsy Smith, adult coordinator; 4) enjoying the holiday at home and at the pool one last time; 5) Bible Study on Wednesday; and 6) visiting homebound members.
 
Recent prayer requestsFor healing, Marvin Townsley (Fort Grove and Sharon UMC pastor Norma’s husband), Harold Blevins (JB. Brown’s friend and First Baptist, Hopewell, member) and Barbara Clement’s brotherFor comfort, the family of James C. Pool (Bob’s uncle) and the family of Idell Gornto (Virginia Cogle’s former neighbor).  For God’s care and guidance, students, teachers, parents and school staff, the people of Syria.
 
Adult Choir begins anew this Thursday, September 5, from 7 to 8 pm, and on most Thursdays.
 
This Sunday’s worship will focus on Jesus teaching about the cost of discipleship, whether family, possessions or careful planning ahead.  Read Luke 14:25-33.
 
Nominations and Leadership Development Team meeting this Sunday right after worship.  Members are:  Pastor Bob, JB Brown, Laura Young, Matt McAllister, Theresa Simmons, Betsy Smith, Savannah Helmer, Wilda Rolley and J. E. Bishop.
 
This Sunday evening we get “Back to YAK.”  Hooray!  YAK isYouth, Adults and Kids.”  Junior Choir goes from 6:00 to 6:30.  Junior Youth (elementary through 6th grade) meets in the sanctuary, Jesus and Me Senior Youth (7th and up) meet in the Fellowship Hall and an Adult Class meets in the front left classroom all go from 6:30-8:00 pm.  Strengthen your faith with fellow members in one of these small groups for study and fellowship.
 
Staff-Parish Relations Team meeting this Sunday, September 8, at 7:30 pm in the Bible Class.
 
Hospitality Team meeting Monday at 7 pm in the Fellowship Hall.  Members are Bill Young, Kathy James, Beverly Stotesberry, Carol and Jerry Moody, Jan Powers, Carol Dralle, Ruby Leonard, Rita Powers, and Walter and Sylvia Massey.
 
Education Team meeting Wednesday, September 11, at 5:30 at the home of Julie and John Brockwell.  The Brockwells are grilling out and everyone else can bring side dishes.  All teachers and adult leaders of young people and other interested persons are invited.
 
The Finance Team will meet Wednesday, September 11 at 7:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall.
 
Myrtle Rucks Circle meets next Thursday, Sept. 12, at 11:30 am at King’s BBQ in Petersburg.  All women, especially those who can most easily meet during the day, are welcome.
 
September Servants
Altar Coordinator:  Wilda Rolley.  Greeters:  Ruby and John Leonard.
Ushers:  Michael Pond, Joe Simmons, Walter Massey, and Bill Tomko.
Offering Counters:  Carol Dralle and Theresa Simmons.  Rollaway Club:  Walter Massey. 
Nursery Staff this week:  please check with Julie Brockwell.  Grass cutters this week:  Larry and Adam Hayes.  Next week:  Joe Smith and Mel Reames.  Thank you, everyone!
 
Thank you for reading these thoughts and praying for concerns of the church.  See you Sunday!
 
 
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Midweek Thoughts from Pastor Bob

Hallelujah moments!  1) the conclusion to a week of profound teaching and sharing during Vacation Bible School, particularly seeing up to 20 adults every night in Bill Young’s class; 2) fantastic worship led by our VBS students and adult leaders on Sunday morning with 85 present; 3) 10 men outside cooking up a good lunch for everyone; 4) the peacefulness the first early-morning bird greeting a shared day; 5) answered prayers for my nephew Andrew Blinn; 6) celebrating with Mary Beth our anniversary, including a night at North Bend B&B in Charles City County; 7) 14 bags of food from VBS for the PG Food Bank; 8) approval by the James River District of our building plans so far; and 9) Sandy Bailey leading PDQ Bible Study in my absence today.
 
Recent prayer requestsFor healing, Pat Abbott (Sandy Bailey’s friend), Jean Holmstrand (Mitzi Albert’s and Phyllis Brockwell’s sister); Laura Garber (mother and mother-in-law to Pattie Arwood’s friends Mike and Sharon Garber), Carol Moody (home).  For comfort, the family of Mary Cummings and the family in Australia mourning their son’s death in OKFor God’s care and guidance, the people of Egypt, those fighting fires in the West and those travelling, including Wilda and Al Rolley.
 
Trinity UM Men will meet this Sunday at 9 am in the Fellowship Hall.
 
This Sunday’s worship will feature the Rev. Mary Beth Blinn, guest preacher.  I will be preaching at Providence UMC in North Chesterfield.  Read Mark 9:14-29 and James 5:13-18.  Mary Beth will lead a Healing Service as part of worship.
 
PDQ Bible Study every Wednesday at the regular time, 10 am.  Pick up a study guide on Sunday.
 
Softball Team Cookout on Saturday, August 31, in Waverly.  Hosted by the Waverly Ruritan, all softball players and families are invited to a pick-up game or two from 10 am-noon, and a cookout afterwards.  The Ruritans are providing hamburgers and hot dogs.  Side dishes are requested from other participants.
 
August Servants 
Altar Coordinator:  Phyllis Warren.  Greeters:  Wilda Rolley and Eva Bailey. 
Ushers:  Joe Powers, Mark Powers, John Leonard, and Joe Smith.
Offering Counters:  Carol Moody and Phyllis Warren.  Rollaway Club:  Josh Matthews.  
Nursery Staff this week:  Rita Powers and Julie Brockwell.  Grass cutters this week:  Sonny Warren and J.B. Brown.  Next week:  Muckie King and Bill Young.  Thank you, church workers!
 
Thank you for reading these thoughts and prayers.  Send news, prayer updates and suggestions for ministries to the office email, robert.blinn@trinitydisputanta.org.  Call the office at 804-991-2252.  I’ll be in and around the office Thursday afternoon, Friday morning, and Monday afternoon next week.  Visit the website at www.trinitydisputanta.org!  Sign up with your email address to get regular updates on the church calendar and other helpful information.  See you Sunday!
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Midweek Thoughts from Pastor Bob

Hallelujah moments!  1) the wonder of friendship shared over many miles; 2) yummy summer produce in abundance; 3) smiles, wide-open eyes and eager souls of all ages in Vacation Bible School; 4) answered prayer for John Mason, J.E. Bishop, Bill Brockwell, Al Rolley and Andrew Blinn (my nephew); 5) the grand result of David Helmer’s Eagle Scout work replacing the church playground; and 6) imagining a happy, peaceful future in God’s gracious hands.
 
Recent prayer requestsFor healing, Craig Luther (Mary Frances’ Tomko’s family), John Harvey Mason (Southside Regional), Jerry Moody (home), Catharine Mitchell (Charles Bonnell’s co-worker), and John Lukomski (Julie Helmer’s uncle).  For comfort, the family of Woodrow Perkinson (Jerry Moody’s friend).
 
Vacation Bible School continues with a snack supper tonight and Thursday at 5:30 pm and classes from 6-8 pm.  Bill Young is teaching the Adult Class.  Julie Helmer is teaching the Youth.  Jessica McAllister and Jan Powers are leading the older elementary age kids.  Angie Pond and Carol Moody have the younger elementary class.  Cindy Young, Savannah Helmer and Emily Bowie are teaching the Nursery Class.  Pattie Arwood and Andrew Helmer are teaming up in the Opening Exercises.  Julie Brockwell is leading crafts.  Michael Pond is leading games.  The United Methodist Women are organizing the snack suppers.  I am enjoying being the Storyteller.  It’s not too late to start!
 
This Sunday in worship we will be led by the students of the Vacation Bible School, and hear Jesus call us to watch for opportunities to plant the Gospel.  Read Luke 12:49-56.  After worship, we are all invited to a cookout lunch sponsored by the Trinity UM Men.
 
Welcome New District Superintendent Rev. Rob Colwell and his wife, Mary Alice, this Sunday afternoon, August 18, at 3:00 pm at Bermuda Hundred UMC, 2025 Florence Ave., Chester (off Rt. 10 east of I-295).
 
PDQ Bible Study every Wednesday at the regular time, 10 am.  Pick up a study guide on Sunday.
 
Softball Team Cookout on Saturday, August 31, in Waverly.  Hosted by the Waverly Ruritan, all softball players and families are invited to a pick-up game or two from 10 am-noon, and a cookout afterwards.  The Ruritans are providing hamburgers and hot dogs.  Side dishes are requested from other participants.
 
August Servants 
Altar Coordinator:  Phyllis Warren.  Greeters:  Wilda Rolley and Eva Bailey. 
Ushers:  Joe Powers, Mark Powers, John Leonard, and Joe Smith.
Offering Counters:  Carol Moody and Phyllis Warren.  Rollaway Club:  Josh Matthews. 
Nursery Staff this week:  Rita Powers and Elizabeth Owens.  Grass cutters this week:  Walter Massey and Jeff Stotesberry.  Next week:  Sonny Warren and J.B. Brown.  Thank you, church workers!
 
Thank you for reading these thoughts and prayers.  Send news, prayer updates and suggestions for ministries to the office email, robert.blinn@trinitydisputanta.org.  Call the office at 804-991-2252.  I’ll be in and around the office Friday morning, Monday afternoon, and Thursday afternoon.  Visit the website at www.trinitydisputanta.org!  Sign up with your email address to get regular updates on the church calendar and other helpful information.  See you Sunday!
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Midweek Thoughts from Pastor Bob

Hallelujah moments!  1) celebrating Holy Communion with everyone Sunday and with shut-ins during the week; 2) beautiful summer days, especially with Mary Beth home from a few days in NC; 3) good final softball game, with thanks for all our players and fans; 4) visiting Ruth Swineford, now “home” at Brighter Living; 5) fabulous hard-working staff preparing for VBS over the last several days and weeks; and 6) time, precious time, to listen, love, think and pray.
 
Recent prayer requestsFor healing, Patty Woodward (friend of Annie Holdsworth), Berta Smith, Nicole Fields (Christina Marconi’s daughter), J. E Bishop (John Randolph), Maggie Lewis (John Leonard’s sister), Frank Solesby (John Leonard’s friend), Margaret Grimes (Brighter Living resident).  For God’s care and guidance, unspoken family concern, peace workers, soldiers and Embassy staff.
 
This Sunday in worship Jesus reminds us to be ready for the coming Kingdom, as we’ll promote it in the wonder and curiosity of children and other students in VBS.  Read Luke 12:32-40.
 
PDQ Bible Study every Wednesday at the regular time, 10 am.  Pick up a study guide on Sunday.
 
Building Committee meeting at our Fellowship Hall with an engineer/architect tomorrow, Thursday, August 8, at 2:30 pm.  Members include:  Will Bonnell; J.B. Brown; Charlene Hauck; Ruby Leonard; Walter Massey; Michael Pond; Mel Reames; Joe Simmons; Sonny Warren; and Bill Young.
 
Vacation Bible School will be an “Everywhere Fun Fair” for everyone this year.  It all starts Sunday, August 11 with an ice cream party at 3 pm, and classes from 4-6 pm.  It continues with a snack supper Monday-Thursday at 5:30 pm and classes from 6-8 pm.  Bill Young is teaching a brand new class for adults.  Julie Helmer is teaching the Youth Class.  Jessica McAllister and Jan Powers will lead the older elementary age kids.  Angie Pond and Carol Moody will lead the younger elementary class.  Cindy Young and Savannah Helmer are teaching the Nursery Class.  Pattie Arwood and Andrew Helmer are teaming up in the Opening Exercises.  Julie Brockwell is leading crafts.  Michael Pond is leading games.  The United Methodist Women are organizing the snack suppers.  I get to be the Storyteller each night.  God’s world is coming together here in Disputanta next week!
 
August Servants 
Altar Coordinator:  Phyllis Warren.  Greeters:  Wilda Rolley and Eva Bailey. 
Ushers:  Joe Powers, Mark Powers, John Leonard, and Joe Smith.
Offering Counters:  Carol Moody and Phyllis Warren.  Rollaway Club:  Josh Matthews.  
Nursery Staff this week:  Sandy Bailey and Angie Pond.  Grass cutters this week:  Charles, Will and Ben Bonnell.  Next week:  Walter Massey and Jeff Stotesberry.  Thank you, each and every servant!
 
Thank you for reading these thoughts and prayers.  Send news, prayer updates and suggestions for ministries to the office email, robert.blinn@trinitydisputanta.org.  Call the office at 804-991-2252.  I’ll be in and around the office Friday morning, Monday afternoon, and Thursday afternoon.  Visit the website at www.trinitydisputanta.org!  Sign up with your email address to get regular updates on the church calendar and other helpful information.  See you Sunday!

 
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