December 2017  
This Week's Events


Worship Team Meeting
11:45 AM
Meets in Church Library
Regular UMYF
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
United Methodist Men
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Advent Concert: Play!
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The second event of our 2017 Advent Concert Series: join us for what has become one of the most anticipated nights of Trinity's year!  Director of Music, Ben Chumley, teams up with 4 of the most talented pianists in the Upstate for a tour de force concert of solos, duets, and dazzling 10-hand arrangements! A definite don't-miss!


Juanita Waring Circle
1:00 PM
Meets in Mooneyham Room
5:45 PM to 6:45 PM
Cub Scouts
6:00 PM
Boy Scouts
7:00 PM


Prayer Meeting
9:15 AM
Meets in Church Library
Staff Meeting
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
Pauline Mefford Circle
1:00 PM
Meets in the Mooneyham Room.
Community Bridge Group
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
SPRC Meeting
7:00 PM


Circle in Action
11:00 AM
Meets at the Bethlehem Center.
Community Pinochle Group
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Needlepoint Kneelers Stitching Group
4:00 PM
The volunteers to stitch the Needlepoint Kneelers for the alter are meeting in the library for encouragement and support. Come join in!


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Leisure Ministries
Director: Patti Hall

Welcome to Leisure Ministries! We are here to provide you with opportunities to try new activities, to meet new people, to form bonds of friendship within the Trinity membership, to include our community in our activities, and to have fun and recreation.  Leisure activities are for ALL ages and ALL stages of life!




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Below is a quick slideshow of programs and events we have held in the past.  We welcome your ideas and suggestions for future programs, events, and trips.  Below the slideshow is a list of what is coming up in the days ahead.  Hope to see you here!






Do you have plans to expand your horizons this year?  Maybe meet some new people, start some new hobbies, or practice better health?  Check out the following programs and plan to join us!!


Baby Brigade - Looking to meet other young parents who are home with their little ones?  Want to grab some exercise with another parent pushing a stroller?  Trinity UMC wants to help you make these connections and build bonds between our young families in Spartanburg. Call Patti Hall (585-4884, ext. 14) or email her for all the details!

Beginner Sewing Classes  - Now is the time to learn to sew! We will be meeting on the first and third Sunday afternoons from 4:00-6:00 PM, beginning in March 2017. Call 585-4884, ext. 14 and leave your contact information to be put on the list for our new class.  Class size is limited to 10.

Sewing Community -  If you have some sewing skills and want to be surrounded by fellow enthusiasts, come join us! We will meet on the 2nd and 4th Sunday afternoons, from 4:00 - 6:00 PM.  Bring your own machine, supplies, and project.

Knitting - A knitting group is now meeting on Tuesdays from 1:00 - 4:00 PM in the library.  Everyone, regardless of skill level, is welcome to attend.  This is open knitting (bring your own project) or come if you want to learn how to knit.  Another group meets once a month on Thursdays to knit prayer shawls.

Walk in the Gym - Our Christian Life Center gym is open for walking Monday through Thursday, 9:00 AM until 4:30 PM. This is a great location to walk safely without regard to weather conditions (hot or cold).  Ask a friend to join you!  (If coming in the late afternoon or on a school holiday or during the summer, please be aware that our Children's Center may be using the gym.  Call ahead to be sure the gym is available).

Yoga  - Our Yoga classes are held on Monday nights beginning at 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM.  Taught by Joy Jakubchak, this "joyful yoga" is very relaxing and perfect for any level student, including beginners.  Cost is $7.00 per class.  Bring your yoga mat and a beach towel.  Contact Patti Hall (585-4884, ext. 14) for more information.

Zumba - Leah Patterson leads Zumba everyTuesday morning at 11:00 AM in the Christian Life Center gymnasium.  Classes are $5.00 each. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a water bottle and towel.  If you would like a night class, please contact Patti Hall at 585-4884, ext.14.  

Needlework Kneelers Stitching Group  - A group of volunteers meets  every Wednesday at 4:00 PM in the library to stitch on the needlework kneelers. We welcome newcomers anytime and will teach you what you need to know. Come join in!

TUMS (Trinity United Methodist Seniors)  meets every fourth Tuesday through September -May.  We enjoy a delicious lunch ($7.00 each catered by II Samuels Restaurant), followed by an activiy or speaker.  Everyone is invited ~ please call the church office by Monday noon the day before the event to register for the meal.  You are welcome to come hear the speaker without eating.

Book Exchange - a bookshelf has been set up in the hallway outside of the sanctuary (between 4th and 3rd floors) where you can Take a Book, Leave a Book.  We encourage everyone to share with this project!

November 2017

Shopping for Christmas is always fun so let's make plans to go to the Curb Market's Old Timey Christmas in Hendersonville, NC on Saturday, November 25.  We will leave the church parking lot at 9:00 AM and plan to eat lunch there.  Please contact us so we can make travel arrangements. 

Family Craft Night will be on Sunday, November 26 at 5:00 PM.  We will make an angel out of an old hymnal by folding the pages. There will be some snacks and treats for all who participate. Please sign up so we can make sure we have the supplies.

SPIHN will be here the week of November 26-December 3.  If you would like to help in any way, please let me know.

TUMS (Trinity United Methodist Seniors) will meet on Tuesday, November 28 at 12:09 PM.  Our meal, catered by II Samuels, is $7.00 each. We will hear Tonja Smith tell us about her new organization called Ruth's Gleanings. This is a mission that collects food waste and shares it with those in need.  To register, please contact us by noon on Monday, November 27.

Some Outdoor Activities that I will help coordinate but not attend include:

November 25: Battle of Blackstock’s Anniversary Celebration.  Meet at the Musgrove Mill Historic Site to be bused to the Battlefield.  There is a Commemoration Ceremony at 10:00 AM (bring a chair) followed at 10:45 AM by a hiking tour of the Blackstock Battlefield led by historian  This is a 2 hour, strenuous hike over varied terrain. There are limited spaces and registration is required.

December 2: - Musgrove Mill Battlefield hike. This hike will be from 10:00AM – 12:00 Noon and is also limited in space and will require registration.  This hike is geared to all ages and will cost $2 each.

If you would like more information, visit

Please let Patti Hall know so that she can organize travel from the church. 

December 2017

Please plan to attend our wonderful music events on each Sunday night at 7:00 PM. For more information, look on the main page.

There will be a Christmas Hymn Sing on Thursday, December 14 at 6:00 PM.  A light dinner will be served and Ben Chumley will play for us. Please register in advance so we have a space for you!

There will be changes in some of our regularly scheduled activities due to the holiday season.  Please contact us if you are unsure if a program will be held.

Have a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year!!


To register for any Leisure Event:

1) Contact the Leisure Ministries by calling 585-4884, ext. 14 and leave a message.

2) Text 864-590-4216 and leave a message.

3) Email 

4) Complete a green event card and put it in the collection plate during Worship Service.

5) Call or email the church office.