VIDEO RECORDING: Worship Service 5/24/2020

Stay Up-To-Date
…on all Church Happenings and Communications during Covid19. In addition to T-Mail and Facebook, all important church updates will also be posted to this website.
Messages from Pastor Dan: 
Dan Elmore at
Pastor Trinity UMC
How to Stay Informed
          The church is using Facebook, T-Mail, and this website to share all information. Here are some useful links and reminders about these technologies:
This Website: All worship videos, announcements, and messages are posted on our church website main page (this page): ( Please check back often for the most current information.
Facebook: Announcements, Live Sermons, Live Worship Music and more are posted to Facebook and live streamed using Facebook Live
T-Mail: Is an email system that delivers church information to your email inbox. Please make sure that you are signed up by visiting: You should also be certain to check your Junk Mail Folder/Setting. 
Richard Winfree at
Website/Technology & Music 
Sunday Morning Worship & Bible Study during COVID19
        Sunday Morning Worship and Wednesday Bible Study will take place on Facebook. You will be able to see live music, live sermons from Pastor Dan, and live Bible Studies from Pastor Dan.. Please visit the church facebook page at (
Sunday Morning on Facebook
10:00 AM Complete Worship Service
Wednesday Bible Study on Facebook
2:00 PM Bible Study
SPECIAL NOTE: ALL Facebook Live Videos are later uploaded to this website. Please visit to see all past and future worship videos. 
Latest from Pastor Dan 5/17/2020
(This section will always contain the most recent message from Pastor Dan.)

May 22, 2020

Dear Trinity Family,

          We hope you are staying healthy during this unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic that has turned our world upside down. We miss seeing you for worship and all the other church activities that were interrupted so abruptly some two months ago.

          But things are looking up! We wanted to let you know that we have organized a Healthy Church Team to begin planning what church is going to look like when we open sometime soon. The Bishop has released stringent requirements for reopening. Trinity has offered to be a Pioneer Church and will be among the first in the Conference to be ready to open our doors.

          Church is not going to look the same, however, and in fact it could be well into the future before we worship as we did before Covid-19. In the new worship services, the Bishop says we will wear face coverings and socially distance ourselves. The conference rules say we must register to attend services. Regrettably, no children under 12 are allowed in this first phase, and then none under 7 for the next phase. The service will look different as well, with limited singing and without hymn books or pew Bibles or other shared resources. They will be projected on the screens. All of these regulations are cumbersome, but they are designed to keep everyone safe, particularly our most vulnerable members. The requirements will be modified as the time passes and restrictions are lessened by the Governor of Virginia and by our Bishop. In the next several weeks you will see dress rehearsals for these modified services as the team prepares for reopening and it will give you a glimpse of things to come.

          There are many more details to share later as we enter future phases. We wanted to let you know that we are working diligently to get back to worshipping together. Communication will be a huge part of returning to church and we will use our webpage, social media, T-mail and even the old-fashioned telephone to make sure everyone is aware of what is going on, the new rules, and even how you might possibly help us make it work. Sunday services will continue streaming on social media and on the TUMC webpage indefinitely.

          If you would like to read more about the Bishop’s new regulations you can go to As both Bishop Lewis and District Superintendent Kim have said many times, these are not recommendations, they are requirements. When you look at them you will see that they are detailed and they are stringent, but these are the rules we must follow in order to reopen and we believe we can work with them to make worship meaningful, as well as safe for our congregation. Please direct any questions you may have about them to Pastor Dan or JoAnn Hall who is chairing our Healthy Church Team.

          It’s complicated but we are determined to make it happen. Our current plan is to open multiple services of 50 people once the Governor moves into Phase 2 of his recovery plan. We will keep you posted, and we ask that you continue to pray for our Bishop, for our Governor and for our Church as we navigate uncharted waters to be able to worship together again. May God bless us all as we move forward.

Grace and Peace,

Dan Elmore, Pastor                           
JoAnn Hall, Chair of Healthy Church Team

Online Sermons from Pastor Dan:
Mailing Address: 201 Cedar St, Smithfield, VA 23430

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Trinity Mission Statement

Reach out to people where they are,
Encourage people to come to Christ,
Accept people for who they are,
Connect people to Jesus and each other,
Help one another grow in Christian Discipleship.

Trinity Vision Statement

          Trinity United Methodist Church will be a church where people experience the transforming love of Christ in worship and faith-sharing, then express this love in mission and service as we grow God’s Community.

Job Announcement

          Trinity United Methodist Church is currently hiring for a Church Organist or Pianist. Trinity UMC is a strongly relational, intergenerational and large congregation that continually seeks to become a more integral part of the tight-knit Smithfield and broader Isle of Wight communities while sowing the seeds of the Gospel.
          Church Organist: The Church Organist (part time, 10/hours) is tasked with playing the organ for the 11:00 worship service, playing for choir rehearsals, and serving as an in-house substitute for other church musicians. Please send cover letter and resume to The position is open until filled. Click here for a complete job description.

T-Mail is Back!!!!

          T-Mail has resumed! Are you signed up to receive church T-Mail? Have you changed your email address in the past few years? Do you have a new email account? T-Mail is an email that you will receive from the church. Trinity uses T-Mail from time to time to share important church-wide announcements such as a death of a church member, a church-wide gathering, or special church-wide event. Use the subscribe form on his page or use the link ( to add your email address to receive T-Mails. Even if you have registered before, it is recommended that you re-register to be certain.
          A Good Way to Know if You’re Registered for T-Mail: T-mails are now sent out on Saturday mornings with the announcement for the Sunday the day after. If you are not receiving them, please check you spam/junk folder, or, register your email.
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