There is a large parking lot behind the church with an entrance off Wisconsin Avenue. Parking is also available on Wisconsin Avenue and in the Volusia School Board lot on Sundays.
Children of all ages are welcome at any service. At the 8:30 service, children ages 3 to 10 may leave after the “Children’s Moment” and attend Children’s Church in the Fellowship Hall with trained teachers and volunteers. At the traditional 11:00 service, children remain in the Sanctuary for the entire service. Activity sheets for children are available either from an usher or hospitality ambassador. Children three years and under are welcome in our secure playroom/nursery. An ambassador will escort you and your child to the nursery where you are welcome to stay as long as needed to help them feel at ease.
Although Trinity has a number of varied small groups that meet during the week, we offer several classes for adults, children and youth on Sunday mornings between the 8:30 and 11:00 services. A full list of classes can be found on the Learn and Grow page.
Given that our mission is to reach out to a hurting world, our largest outreach program has been designed to benefit marginalized, under-served populations in the DeLand area: Breakfast at Trinity is a free program that offers a hot breakfast meal to the public. In addition to the meal, members of both the Evangelism and Prayer teams offer “prayer time” with individuals which has led to fruitful conversations and conversions.
Trinity’s United Methodist Women’s Ministry is currently focusing on the issue of human trafficking and the many women and children affected by this growing social problem, not just globally but locally. Activities such as raising public awareness through seminars, posting flyers in the West Volusia area, and supporting Ruth House, a planned facility for victims seeking emergency shelter and assistance, are currently scheduled. The women’s ministry and other small groups of the church also prepare and serve dinners at the InterFaith Kitchen (located at First UMC), as well as serving as volunteers and raising funds to provide new sneakers to children at our school-church partner, Citrus Grove Elementary School.
Every Sunday, a prayer card is made available for folks to write down requests. The pastor will read (if approved) so that the entire congregation can lift up these concerns. Every Monday morning, the Prayer Team Coordinator will send out all such requests via email to members of the team. On Thursday mornings, members of the Prayer Team meet with the pastor to lift up the concerns of everyone who has expressed a need, as well as intercessory prayers for our city, our state, our country and our world.
We offer an online option, as well. Simply fill out the contact form and select “Prayer Request” in the Who to Contact field. The Prayer Team Coordinator will receive and take action, accordingly. Both spoken and unspoken prayers can be made anonymously, as well.
Trinity invites all of God’s people into a life of prayer, worship, learning, spiritual growth, and service to others in our hurting world. This is what being a member of Trinity United Methodist Church means. We hope you’ll join us! New member classes are offered regularly throughout the year. Contact Pastor Dale to find out when the next class will be starting.