Events

October Food Pantry Blitz
October 24, 2020, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Let’s plan that October 24th is remembered as a winning day—both for the Husker football team and Trinity UMC! The…

Let’s plan that October 24th is remembered as a winning day—both for the Husker football team and Trinity UMC! The Husker opening game is at 11 am. The win for Trinity comes in the form of donating more pounds of food to the Salvation Army Food Pantry than the Presbyterian Church.

Please plan to bring your gift to the Salvation Army right after the game, between 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. The Salvation Army is located at West 3rd Street, Grand Island, NE 68801. It will be weighed by the Salvation Army staff and a winner will be declared. If you prefer a monetary donation, one dollar will count as one pound of food. If you can’t take your donation on Saturday the 24th, you will have until Wednesday, October 28th to get it there. Just be sure to tell them it is from Trinity UMC for the food pantry blitz. Remember, October 24th, GO BIG RED and GO GRACIOUS TRINITY!!!

Treat-In-Trunk Drive Through Event
October 28, 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Drive through our not-so-scary Halloween parade with your family. Kids 12 and under receive a bag of treats at the…

Drive through our not-so-scary Halloween parade with your family. Kids 12 and under receive a bag of treats at the end. Please reserve a ticket for each child so we know how many bags to make! To reserve a ticket, email Christina at Familyministry@trinityumcgi.org

The event begins at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 28 and ends at 8 p.m. We are located at 511 North Elm Street in Grand Island, NE.

All Saints Day
November 1, 2020, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
All Saints Day is Sunday, November 1. We will honor our loved ones during the 10 a.m. worship service. We…
All Saints Day is Sunday, November 1. We will honor our loved ones during the 10 a.m. worship service.
We light a candle in their honor and present their picture in a PowerPoint presentation. We express our sympathy as you grieve the loss of your loved one. Please let us know how we can support you in this time of loss, especially as we approach the holidays. The pastors are available to meet with you and offer supportive care.
May God offer you grace, peace, and strength as you mourn, and face the future one day at a time. May God’s grace sustain and comfort you throughout all your days and your nights.

If you’d like to send us a picture of your loved one, even if they were not a member at Trinity, we would be happy to include them in the PowerPoint presentation and honor them. Please mail a picture of your loved one with their name to 511 North Elm Street, GI NE 68801. You can also email a digital copy to publications@trinityumcgi.org

Please send pictures to the office by Monday, October 26.

Target Reopening for In-Person Worship
November 1, 2020, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
COVID-19 UPDATE: The target date to reopen for in-person worship service is Sunday, November 1. We will continue to have…

COVID-19 UPDATE: The target date to reopen for in-person worship service is Sunday, November 1. We will continue to have one worship service at 10 a.m.—both in-person and online.

At the Administrative Council meeting on Thursday, September 17, our church leadership decided to begin in-person worship on Sunday, November 1. Part of the discussion was that it could be a very long time before our original criteria of waiting til’ our area goes two weeks without a new case came to pass. We added the amendment that if our area Health Department Risk Factor rises above the number two and we go back to Orange level, we will return to no in-person worship. Right now, we are at Risk Factor 1.7. We continue to emphasize that “Safety First” is our main concern.

This will be the first stepping stone toward opening up completely at a later date. We will start with one Sunday morning worship at 10 a.m. that will be simultaneously live-streamed on our Trinity UMC Facebook page. Decisions about when to open up to in-person Sunday School, meetings, and other events will come at a later time.

For in-person worship, here’s an idea of what the procedures will be as recommended by the CDC and our Great Plains Conference of the United Methodist Church:

  • Folks over age 65, folks with underlying health conditions, and folks with small children are asked to stay home and stay safe.
  • Entry through one door (door #3) that’s propped open.
  • Temperatures will be taken, and general health questions will be asked.
  • Contact information will be collected.
  • Masks will be required. If you don’t have a mask, we will provide one.
  • Family groups can sit together, but otherwise folks will be asked to sit six feet apart in the sanctuary.
  • The total number of folks possible in the sanctuary is 88.
  • No hand shaking or hugging.
  • There will be singing by the song leaders only, which means no congregational singing. (Dancing and clapping to the music is allowed!)
  • All hymnals and Bibles will be removed from the pews.
  • The offering will be taken in a basket in the narthex.
  • Folks will be asked to exit worship practicing social distancing.
  • No coffee or cookies.
  • No Sunday School nor nursery.
  • Pew pads will be covered with plastic sheeting and pews will be sprayed down with disinfectant after worship.
Loaves & Fishes Drive-Thru
November 14, 2020, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
The next Loaves & Fishes Drive-Thru is Saturday, November 14. Trinity United Methodist Church with help from First Presbyterian Church…

The next Loaves & Fishes Drive-Thru is Saturday, November 14.

Trinity United Methodist Church with help from First Presbyterian Church and others invites you to the Loaves & Fishes food bank drive-thru at Fonner Park (the cattle barn). The address is: 700 East Stolley Park Road in Grand Island, NE. The food distribution begins at 9:30 a.m. Please do not arrive before 9 a.m. Please use the Fonner Park entrance off of South Locust Street, and remain in your vehicle. One box per car.

Although we appreciate people helping with this event, we are limiting group sizes. Please call the church at 308-382-1952 before deciding to come help.

This is the 2nd Saturday Food Pantry normally held at the Grand Island Utilities building.

Banco de Alimentos ‘Panes y Peces’

Trinity United Methodist Church: la despensa de alimentos del segunda Sábado, normalmente en el edificio de utilidades de Grand Island, será un evento de autoservicio.

Cuando y Donde: 700 E Stolley Park Road, Grand Island, Nebraska. (el establo de granado)* a partir de las 9:30 a.m.

*use la entrada de Fonner Park en la calle South Locust

Por favor permanezca en su vehículo y no llegue antes de las 9:00 a.m.

Nosotros apreciamos a las personas que quieren ayudar en este evento. Estamos limitando el numero del grupo Por favor llame a la iglesia al 308-382-1952 antes de venir a ayudar.

Esta es la despensa de alimentos que damos normalmente cada segundo sábado del mes en el edificio “Grand Island Utilities”

Fighting food insecurity is important to the Grand Island community.

Check out the GI Independent article on our food distribution at Fonner Park on Saturday, April 11.

Check out the KSNB Local News article on our food distribution at Fonner Park on Saturday, May 9.

Check out the GI Independent aricle on our food distribution at Fonner Park on Saturday, June 13.

If you would like to see more pictures, please click here.

Grand Island Drumming Circle
November 16, 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
3rd Tuesday of Each Month at 7 p.m. in The Chocolate Bar – 116 W 3rd St., GI, NE 68801…

3rd Tuesday of Each Month at 7 p.m. in The Chocolate Bar – 116 W 3rd St., GI, NE 68801

Bring your own drum or rhythm instrument, otherwise drums will be available for the first 45 participants.

Rev. Kelly Karges, Facilitator–Senior Pastor at Trinity UMC

“Building Community through the joyful experience of rhythm dance and music.”

“Stress Release!”

“An ecstatic spiritual experience.  (Lose yourself in the music)”

 

Newsletter Folding
November 19, 2020, 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Join us for newsletter folding at 8:30 a.m. in The Gathering Place. Even if this is your first time attending,…

Join us for newsletter folding at 8:30 a.m. in The Gathering Place. Even if this is your first time attending, we would love to have you be apart of the folding. We provide refreshments! Jokes included! Fellowship inevitable!

Hope to see you there!

Trinity United Worship Service
January 31, 2021, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mark your calendar for TRINITY UNITED. What is TRINITY UNITED? It’s 5th Sunday worship! Many people of our congregation greatly…

Mark your calendar for TRINITY UNITED. What is TRINITY UNITED? It’s 5th Sunday worship! Many people of our congregation greatly enjoy when we have a combined worship service like we do with Praise on the Plaza and on Consecration Sunday. It’s a special time to interact with Trinity people who happen to go to a different worship service than you do. To help us be truly UNITED, we will be using the uniqueness of a fifth Sunday throughout the year for combined worship at 10 a.m. All are WELCOME!