Trinity United Methodist Church
The Messenger
February 2020 Update

Trinity United Methodist Church
Sunday Worship - 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Blending traditional, Chancel Choir, Congregational Hymn and Praise Singing with Organ and Guitar.

Following Worship there is a time for coffee and fellowship.
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors
February Worship Schedule
Upcoming Events
JOY Group - February 8, 12:30 p.m.
Hosted by Paul Martin
1405 Broadway Street NE - Salem
Please RSVP by February 6 to
All are WELCOME!
Join us at Keizer Clear UMC for our Shrove Tuesday Pancake feed from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 25 at Friendship Hall. Pancakes, ham, and applesauce will be served. There is no set price for the meal, but donations go to the Nurture and Care Committee, who facilitates this event.
February 26 - 7:00 pm
Family Game Night

Game night will be Friday, February 28 in the Fellowship Hall at 6:30 p.m.
Everyone is invited to attend.
Please bring a game and snack to share.
For more information contact Ann Jeffries, email or phone 503-393-8590
Remember in Prayer
Our loved ones in care facilities:

  • Pat Moe, Portland
  • Valleda White, Farmington Square

Other concerns:
Allan Musni’s friend Catherine and her family, the family of Bethel Henry and her son Dan, for Elisa Potter's grandson Rico and his family, Hugh Culbertson, Tim Bulletsett, John Kimbrow, Judy & Leon Chartier's daughter Sara, Betty Hendrick's son-in-law, Ann Jeffries brother George, Pastor Mario González, Dorothy Kliewer, Nathelle Brown, Shirley Cross' friend Lou, Ardeth's son-in-law Dan, Rose Rhoads, Open Door Churches: Keizer-Clear Lake UMC and Lay Leader Debbie Cox, for natural disasters, for those affected by domestic violence and gun violence, for our embassy’s in foreign countries, our country and its leaders, our home bound or those in care facilities, the elderly and disabled, the poor, the hungry, the homeless, care for the earth, and those serving in the military.
Those serving in the Military:
Alex (Pat Hossner's grandson,) Cole (Marilyn Sams' grandson), Daniel (Wilson's and Petersen's grandson), Jacob Phillips (Sherry Petersen's grandson), Zach Gilmore (Nadine & Edson Gilmore's grandson) and Donald Kimbrow.

If there are others to add or remove from this list, please let the church office know.
Financial Health of the Church
$ollars & Cents
by Pat Gillespie, Treasurer

Trinity ended a rocky year with money in the bank and a moderate loss. without your continuing support
the situation would have been worse. Thank You!

2019 Financial Status through December 31, 2019

Actuals Budget Over (Under)
Income $183,665 $195,502 (6%)
Expenses $185,773 $195,502 (5%)
Gain (Loss) (2,108) 0

*The budget is designed to reflect seasonal fluctuations in income and expenses and to zero out at the end of the year.

If you have questions or comments please talk to me, put a note in my church box or email me at

With Christ, it is not how much we give, but what we do not give that is the real test.
Oswald Chambers (1874-1917), teacher, evangelist
Open Door Churches
Board Meeting Minutes
The next Board Meeting will be at First UMC Salem on Monday, February 24, 2020 at 6:00 pm.

  • Trinity UMC has two representatives on the Board - Ann Jeffries and Kathy Webb. Pat Gillespie is the Open Door Churches Board Treasurer. If you have questions or concerns, don't hesitate to contact one of these representatives.

Go to to see information about each of the churches and ways you can be involved.
Open Door Churches Bible Study
Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. at Keizer Clear Lake UMC
7920 Wheatland Road North.

Bring your own Bible and join others in a great study focusing on the scripture which will serve as the focus for worship in all the Open Door Churches for the upcoming Sunday. Led by Pastor Alyssa Baker and Maddy Hickerson, this promises to be a great opportunity to ground yourself in the scriptures used in worship. 

Go to to see information about each of the churches and ways you can be involved.
Young Adults
Open Door Young Adults Schedule
Meet on Wednesdays from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m..

  • The Open Door Churches Young Adult Group is made up of college students and young professionals ranging in age from 18-29 who are exploring questions of faith together. The group meets every Wednesday evening from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

In January, the Open Door Church Young Adult Group took time to reflect on 2019 and look forward to 2020. Together they shared their favorite moments of Young Adult Group in 2019 and talked about what they would like to do in 2020. They are looking forward to more faith discussions and time of fellowship with one another.

The Open door Young Adults meet weekly on Wednesday evenings.

Please look at their Facebook page for specific dates, times and places.

Thank you for your continued support of The Open Door Young Adults. Please contact Pastor Alyssa at with any questions.

Check us out on Instagram
youth events

  • February 15-17 - Winter Retreat @ Suttle Lake: Our Open Door Youth Group will once again have the opportunity to participate in the conference winter retreat at Suttle Lake. This is always one of the highlights of our program year. Join us for fun, games, inter tubing (if we have snow), and a chance to meet youth from other churches and grow in our faith. Cost is $50 per person. If you would like to sign up let Jeff know by December 15th and make your check payable to "Open Door Youth"

  • February 22 - Youth Auction 

More details about each of the events can be found on their Facebook page.

Youth Leaders are:
Contact Information
Ministry and Support Staff
Trinity United Methodist Church
590 Elma Ave SE, Salem OR 97317
Telephone: 503-364-8851 
Fax: 503-585-4319

Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Mon. and Wed.
By appointment Tues. and Thurs.
Church Office Closed on Fridays

Pat Clark, Lay Leader: 503-364-6092

Sandy Kimbrow . . . . . . . Pastor    
Julie Penge . . . . . . . . . . .Office Manager 
Paul Martin . . . . . . . . . . . Choir Director  
Nadine Gilmore . . . . . . . .Organist
Tim Bulletset . . . . . . . . . .Custodian