Caring Ministries

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At Trinity UMC, we care for one another through fellowship groups (including Men's Breakfast and Neighborhood groups).

Our prayer shawl and quilt ministries bring comfort. 

We work together at TLC building fellowship and caring for our facility.


Missions Ministry

The purpose of our Missions Ministry team is to bring awareness of the needs in our community, our country, and the world, Our goal is to improve the lives of vulnerable people and those who have experienced disasters. Our Missions Ministry Team supports and church members volunteer for the Dungeness Valley Health and Wellness Clinic, a free medical clinic here in Sequim.  On the months with a fifth Sunday, a "Noisy Can" collection (named for the coins dropped into the can) is taken for a particular current need--local or elsewhere--determined by the Missions team. ("Quiet money" and checks are also gratefully received!) 

little free pantry for wsMissions created and daily stocks a Little Free Pantry (LFP) on TUMC's property.  We are actively recruiting more volunteers for this vital ministry, to be one of the stockers on a rotational basis, or in the storage room to take inventory and organize items.

Currently, the team is intensively studying Sequim's growing homeless situation with the goal of providing some relief for that population.  Experts on the problem are invited to speak at their meetings, and some visits have been made to successful housing sites, both temporary and long-term.

Possible Missions trip to Sager-Brown UMCOR Depot located in Baldwin, LA
UMCOR (United Methodist Committee On Relief)

Are you interested in putting your faith into action? There are opportunities to serve at the UMCOR Depot that include sorting and packing supplies to be shipped for disaster relief; being part of a community project (i.e. UMCORcampus maintenance, housing rehabilitation, or providing food for older adults).

The trip would be for 5 days and 5 nights, Sunday evening through Friday afternoon.
There are costs involved for transportation, lodging, and meals.

There is a waiting list for teams; reservations begin in January, which is why we are asking now! If you are interested,sign up in the fellowship hall or contact Jan Kreidler ( by August 1st.
A meeting to share additional information will be held in early September.

Lois’s Legacy

Sequim is a mecca for retirees. As we age, the need for care at home increases. Spouses and relatives need respite. Families search for skilled home-care providers, transportation options, medical equipment, and other services.  Many seniors often do not know who to call for help.

Lois’s Legacy strives to be the place for people of any income level in East Clallam County to find options for situations that arise when faced with the challenges of aging.  We have caring, trained volunteers who respond to office calls five days a week.  We lend a listening ear and offer referrals to resources that best meet the caller's needs.  

Our office is located at Trinity United Methodist Church.  Office hours are M-F, 10AM-2PM.  For more information, contact us at 360-683-4307.  You can also view our website at 

This video, a little over seven minutes long, features interim pastor, Joey Olson, talking with Lois's Legacy founder, Pauline Olsen, and retired director, Marilyn Hryciw, explaining our mission.

PS In 2024, Lois's Legacy is celebrating its 10th year!  Although she didn't win, Lois's Legacy founder and volunteer, Pauline Olson, was one of three finalists as Sequim's 2024 "Citizen of the Year" for her tireless efforts on behalf of Sequim's seniors.

Tim’s Place

Tim’s Place is a respite ministry for caregivers of those living with memory loss, dementia, or Alzheimer’s disease. It provides an activity program for the loved one in their care. The program is designed to give respite to caregivers while providing a safe, stimulating environment for the participants.

With a cadre of trained volunteers, Tim’s Place activities include games, art, music, pet therapy, and chair exercises, as well as a lunch catered by Shipley Center's Leo's Cafe.Tims Place 2024 The program runs every Tuesday and Thursday from 10 am to  2 pm at Trinity United Methodist Church. The cost is $40 per day. Scholarships are available for those in need.

Those interested in participating are asked to contact Rhonda Heyn (see information below) to arrange a visit. Tim’s Place is not a medical program, but a social one, so participants must be able to ambulate, feed themselves, and use the restroom on their own.

This ten-minute video features Pastor Joey Olson and Rhonda Heyn talking about the ministry in a presentation to the Trinity congregation.

For more information, please visit the Tim’s Place website,, or email

Rhonda Heyn, Director, Tim’s Place

Holiday Food Distribution

Cars lined up well in advance of the event. Many expressed fears that the organizers would run out of food.

Working with the Sequim Food Bank and other area organizations, Trinity hosted holiday food distributions in November and December of 2023. Cars lined up well in advance of the event. Many expressed fears that the organizers would run out of food, but all who came were served.


Global Missions

missionaries croppedOur Missions Ministry team educates and coordinates activities within our congregation that relate to the connectional mission work of the United Methodist Church. The United Methodist Church is not just one church, nor a conference full of churches. The UMC is God’s ministry to others all over the globe.

The church’s ministry reaches people who have never heard the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our ministry feeds people who are starving, rebuilds homes lost in disasters, and gives hope to children who have none. The ministry of the UMC is in action every day, changing lives in the world for good and helping others know Christ.

This mechanism provides a way that churches of all sizes can be active partners in mission around the world.

The United Methodist Church accomplishes its many goals through the various agencies it supports. Agencies supported include Hope for the Children of Africa, The United Women in Faith,, Volunteers in Mission, and United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR),

Music Ministry

Trinity Choir, Trinity United Methodist Church choir

Music is an essential component in creating an awareness of the presence of the Holy Spirit. In concert with the pastor, the Music Team plans creative ways to enhance each Sunday’s sermon message, creating a unified worship experience. In addition to our organ, piano,  and growing choir (40+ before COVID), special music employing differing styles, instruments, and groups enriches our worship services.

With its excellent acoustics, our facility is a concert venue in Sequim, hosting the Peninsula Singers, Port Angeles Symphony, Grand Olympics Chorus, and others, performing in our sanctuary.

Who Are We?

One of our congregation’s music ministries, the Trinity Choir is the adult choir that sings at Sunday morning worship.

What is Our Purpose?

Our purpose is to connect people to each other and to God through the gift of music.

What Do We Sing?

Our repertoire represents a wide spectrum of musical styles, with music chosen to reinforce the pastor’s message.  We recognize the value of both traditional and contemporary music.  We provide a venue for new composers’ works to be heard.

Join Us . . .

Membership in the choir is open to anyone of any vocal skill level and experience, with a simple audition to ensure they can stay on key. We believe members should have a high level of commitment so there is consistent musical leadership in the worship services. We welcome singers to practice for seasonal programs as well as to become long-term choir members.

Choir rehearsals start the first week of September and continue through June.  We rehearse every Wednesday from 4:00 to 5:30 pm.

Trinity United Methodist Church organ. So many buttons and keys . . . .