Trinity United Methodist Church sits on a knoll overlooking LaGrangeville, New York. LaGrangeville is a small community located in the Hudson Valley, approximately 75 miles north of New York City. This country church is home to about 100 families consisting of members and friends. Sunday service is held at 10:00 a.m., September - June and at 9:00 a.m. from July 1 - Labor Day weekend. Children attend Sunday School during school year services. Nursery care can be provided. Communion is served on the first Sunday of each month. A time of fellowship with coffee and refreshments is held after the service. Both the church and Fellowship Hall are handicap accessible.
We welcome all to worship at Trinity United Methodist Church. No matter where you are along your spiritual journey, come walk with us; honor God and one another as we share in the love, thanksgiving and praises through our trusting and binding faith. "The Light of Christ" beacon shines brilliantly when the people of the church congregate together, expressing their heartfelt devotion to Our Lord and Savior.
Our service allows for many varied ways to find a spiritual connection via scripture, music, (choir, bells, hymn sing), prayer, devotional readings, meditation and reflection. You will find our worship service a multi-sensory experience to behold!
The music ministry at Trinity United Methodist Church is very strong and adds a spiritual environment to our services. We encourage instrumentalists of the church community to participate in the services especially during the summer months.
ADULT CHOIR The adult choir, under the direction of Craig Grant, sings each Sunday from September to June. As their voices are raised in harmony, they are accompanied by church organist, Heidi Tucci.
BELL CHOIR Trinity Church owns 4 ½ octaves of handbells and 3 octaves of hand chimes and has enjoyed the music of a variety of bell choirs over the last 30 years. Currently there is an elementary choir for 1st - 6th graders and a senior choir for middle and high school students. The bell choirs are open to both community and church members. The bell choirs have performed at various venues including local elementary schools, nursing homes, local Rotary clubs, and weddings. Rehearsals are on a weekday after school for elementary choir and Saturday mornings/Sunday afternoons for senior choir. Those interested in participating, contact Craig Grant, at (845) 223-5489 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MUSIC FEST This is an annual program usually performed on a Sunday afternoon. Performers come from the church community as well as invited musicians. The Fest takes place in the sanctuary and a free-will donation is collected.
The Sunday School program at Trinity offers spiritual growth for our children. We have consistent attendance with 8 exceptional and caring rotating teachers and assistants. We use Cokesbury materials in our classes, in addition to various Group Project Sundays for which we have a theme or mission. The Sunday School classes are a one room schoolhouse program.
Studies are held throughout the year with sessions usually lasting for six to eight weeks on any one topic.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
VBS is held in late July-early August for one week, in the evenings and is offered for free.
Trinity Piecemakers meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m., gathering at the church Fellowship Hall or someone's home. Meetings begin with show & tell and then a discussion of upcoming events, ideas for new charity projects, dates for classes, etc. Next comes a demonstration of the current project, how to proceed with the next step, tips, what's due next month. Lastly, dessert, beverage and one-on-one conversations. We usually hold a "lock-in" in our Fellowship Hall once or twice a year where we start sewing at 6 p.m. and try to sew through to midnight. ALL LEVELS OF QUILTERS ARE INVITED. BEGINNERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME! If you are interested, please e-mail Donna Turner at email@example.com.
Methodists have a great tradition of coming together for fun and food. Trinity's adult fellowship group is no exception. We get together about four times a year for a meal and fellowship. Each spring, the highlight of the year is the Progressive Dinner. Appetizers are served at one home, then participants are divided into groups and travel to different homes for the main course and finally everyone comes back together for dessert at Fellowship Hall. Adult Fellowship also supports the church financially through fund raising. The biggest event of the year is the More Than a Yard Sale, held the second Saturday of each May. In addition to treasures sold that day, a plant sale is also held.
The Fellowship Hall is available to rent for your special occasion. It holds 100 people and has a full kitchen. Please contact the church secretary for fees and a Facilities Use Form.