The safety of our congregation is the highest priority at the moment. Our Sunday Worship are being held virtually until further. Please visit our Facebook page every Sunday morning to view a live stream of the service, or if you would like to join the zoom meeting please email Lee, Mark or Nancy and we can get you the join link.
A Message from Bishop Leeland and Trinity UMC
Dear Trinity Congregation
“Bishop Hope Morgan Ward of the North Carolina Conference and Bishop Paul Leland of the Western North Carolina Conference agree that it is important to suspend public worship for the next two weeks, beginning this coming Sunday, March 15. Please use your discretion regarding smaller gatherings like small groups, Bible studies, etc. These precautions are not only important for your own safety but for the health and welfare of the entire community. While we are in unfamiliar territory, health care professionals advise that this is necessary for slowing the rate of infection.”
“As we continue to receive communications and information regarding the COVID-19 virus, we are aware of the significant challenges arising on a daily basis. The virus is spreading rapidly, and there are an increasing number of cases reported throughout the state. We know the virus is highly contagious and that mitigation is possible with cautious measures.”
“It is extremely important that we slow the rate of infection in order to allow our health care services to respond appropriately. If the infection rate increases too quickly, we may not have the health care support required for everyone needing treatment.”
“With the awareness of so many who depend on our church ministries, we hope you will be mindful of the need to continue to support these ministries and those of your local church. Your prayers, presence (in spirit), gifts (including financial support), service, and witness are still important and needed to sustain and strengthen our ongoing mission.”
Trinity church members are encouraged to consider sending in your tithes and offerings as you are able, by mail, dropping off during office hours, on online.
The Blue Ridge District has also cancelled the upcoming District Connect Conference which was scheduled for Sunday, March 22.
“Please take precautions to keep yourself, loved ones, congregations, and communities safe.”