Chef Tom Williams will prepare his famous Mexican Casserole with black bean and corn salad as well as green salad plus chips, salsa and guacamole. Chef Joan will prepare her homemade Mexican sweets. For our program, Dianne Sloan will share her journey as an artist. The cost is $5 per person, with special rates for families. Please go to the Trinity website home page to register online or call the Welcome Center at 910-457- 6633 by noon on Tuesday.
Save the Date! Martin Luther King Celebration.
Sunday, January 19 - Annual Memorial March – 3:00 pm City of Southport Fire Department.
The Martin Luther King Round Table Breakfast is Monday Jan. 20
Please join our community for the annual celebration of the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. at 8 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20 in Murrow Hall. Trinity is hosting this event and Marian Martin and her team will prepare a delicious breakfast buffet. Tickets can be purchased at the church Welcome Center for $12.00.
New Support Group for Those Who Have Lost Children
If you are grieving for the loss of a child or grandchild, dealing with all the emotions, difficult questions, doubts and fears can feel overwhelming. The help and encouragement of others, especially from others who have been there, can be helpful. Beginning on Wednesday, February 5, Trinity United Methodist Church will be offering a Support Group that will focus on people who have lost children or grandchildren. The group will meet in Trinity's Church Library located on the second floor of the church building. It will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. If you have any questions please contact Diane Sloan by email at or by phone, 910-368-6098.
Join the Hospice Meals of Love Team!
Trinity's Hospice Meals of Love (HML) team is looking for volunteers. Trinity has been participating in the HML ministry since 2012, sharing the love of Christ with family and friends of hospice patients. Every second Thursday of the month we provide a lunchtime meal for 10-12 people at the Hospice House of Brunswick located at 955 Mercy Lane SE, in Bolivia. It’s about one mile south of Brunswick Community College. We need volunteers to provide a meal in the months of January through December 2020. Please contact Kathy Yarnell if you are able to help. Her phone is 910-622-0680, email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grief Support Group Available for Loss of a Spouse
If you have lost a spouse, a Trinity grief support group is available. The group meets every Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon. The group is kept small to enhance the sharing and support of each member. We learn the physical and psychological changes experienced by our loss. We’ll also learn how to cope with questions and overwhelming uncertainties in the journey to healing. For questions and to enroll, please contact Charen Fink at or call 330-507-2773.
Communion Help needed after the 9:30 service
If you regularly attend the 9:30 service and have 15-20 minutes after the service to help in the clean-up of Communion once a month, please contact Debby Surniak. She can be reached through text at 703-481-0276 or email email@example.com. She is looking for 2-4 people who would be willing to serve Trinity this way on a rotating basis. You will be trained and you will join a team of people who faithfully serve Trinity.
Special Seminar Sponsored by Stephen Ministry
On Thursday, January 23, 2020, at 10:00 am, the Trinity Stephen Ministry will present a program on addiction by Bill Eberle of the Brunswick County Substance Use and Abuse Commission. Bill is an ordained priest in the Episcopal Church and has served in ten churches and in Clinical Pastoral Education at a cancer hospital and in psychiatric settings. His program will focus on understanding addiction, the extent of the crises of opioids and larger issues, how to understand and respond to those with addition issues, and what the community and churches can do in response to those suffering from addiction.We invite the Trinity congregation and those in the greater Southport community to attend by calling the church at (910)363-4409 to register.
Facts about Trinity’s Communion
Do you or any of your family members have food allergies? The Surniak’s were asked recently about the bread we use for Communion. They had family members that could not tolerate dairy. After checking, it was determined that the bread we are currently using is dairy free. Please don’t hesitate to ask the Surniak’s about our Communion elements. The juice is provided from grapes that are grown on Ellen Dorset’s property here in Southport. Check out a future Trawler for more details about Communion elements. Contact Debby or Len Surniak @ 910-253-4987 if you have any questions.
New Prayer Chain Coordinator
Cathy Danford will be our new coordinator for the prayer chain. If you are in need of prayer, you may contact Cathy by cell on 910-880-2669 or by email at and she will pass it on to the Prayer Chain.
Winter Sheltering for Homeless
For the fifth year, TUMC is partnering with Brunswick County Streetreach to provide shelter and food to individuals and families who are in need of emergency shelter during the winter months. Help is needed with food preparation and delivery during the week of January 19-25. If you are able to help in any way, please contact Becky Felton (cell 910-617-6862 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Habitat for Humanity
Home Ownership Information Session will be held here at Trinity in Murrow Hall on, Saturday, January 25, 2020, from 10:00 am - 11:30 am Everyone Deserves a Decent Place to Live!
The Best Way to Appreciate the Gift of PRAYER is to use it!
Did you know that there is someone praying for God's anointing over you, our pastors, the message, the music, lay readers, teachers, ushers, greeters, and our fellowship during each of our Sunday worship services? Personal concern cards are also available and can be placed in the friendship pads in the sanctuary or placed in the prayer box in Murrow Hall at the 9:30 service. Could God be calling you to be apart of this powerful ministry? Please contact Donna Albertson, 910-540-3383, Steve Danford, 910-880-2444 by either text or phone call.
Thirteen men are needed, if you would like to take part in a moving Maundy Thursday Service at Trinity (April 9th) and enjoy biblical drama, please contact Donna Albertson 910-540-3382 (text or phone) e-mail for additional information.
Do you know what spiritual gifts the Lord has given you?
Do you know how he would most want you to serve him and help others? Nancy's ChristCare group will be learning about these questions and more. We also pray together, laugh together, share together and support each other. If you are a woman who would be interested in a group like this, we will be meeting every Monday afternoon, beginning on February 3 at Nancy Christianson's home in St. James. Email me at and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Red Cross Blood Drive
Southport Community Blood Drive will be held here at Trinity on Monday, February 3rd, from 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm, in Murrow Hall. Emergency need for blood declared. To schedule your appointment please go to redcrossblood.org and serach by sponsor code: Southport or call 1-800-733-2767. For more information call 910-253-5768. Rapid Pass may save you time! Rapid Pass allows blood donors to answer blood drive donor questions the day of the blood drive from their computer. Visit: redcrossblood.org/RapidPass, read the information, answer the questions and print the pass. Thank you for your onogoing support.
Food Pantry News
The grocery cart in the Welcome Center is another way of giving. It is available for food donations every day of the week that the church is open. The Food Pantry has partnered with Brunswick Wellness Coalition to encourage healthy eating. The purpose is to feed more than just a mouth, feed a healthy mind and healthy body! Any questions, please contact Dave Caruso at