Trinity offers a variety of programs and activities for older members, whether they are able to attend church or are home-based. Gary Brand, Trinity’s director of Older Adult Ministries, works closely with the Older Adult Council, which is a member-driven committee that oversees those activities and ministries for Trinity’s older adults.

Thursday Edition

We are excited to offer a new opportunity this 2017 Summer for those individuals who are retired or are of retirement age. This summer luncheon series is named Thursday Edition, a very appropriate designation since each week will be different, like a weekly magazine. But unlike Time or Newsweek, this Thursday Edition will feature delicious food, good friends, and fascinating programs with a faith-based message. We will start June 1 at 11:30 a.m. (finishing no later than 1 p.m.) with the concluding luncheon on August 17. Rev. Brooks, Pastor Emeritus, will lead the weekly group and will offer his insights into continued growth in your faith journey in later years of life. If you are interested in attending, RSVP is requested since lunch will be served. You can RSVP by emailing or calling the church office at 614-488-0695.

June 1: Rev. Brad Olson, Pastor and Weightlifting Champion

June 8: Elizabeth Heft, UMC Missionary

June 15: Dorothy Croy, Widow of ALS patient

June 22: Phil Richter, Executive Director of Ohio Elections Commission

June 29: Rev. Claudine Leary, Rwanda genocide survivor and advocate

July 6: Antonio Smith, Ohio State Football Player

July 13: No Luncheon (Vacation Bible School)

July 20: Rev. Joon Sik-Park, Professor, Methodist Theological School in Ohio

July 27: Gaston & Jeanne Ntambo, Wings of the Morning aviation ministry

August 3: TBD

August 10: Seminary Hill Farm, Methodist Theological School in Ohio Field Trip

August 17: Willie Grove, Trinity Member and Adventurer who climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro

Trinity Tours 
Trinity Tours are open to people of all ages and provide an opportunity for members of different generations to come to know each other better. Contact Gary Brand for information on upcoming tours.

The Gift of Music
Trinity’s Children’s Choir brings their special performance gifts to retirement living centers.

Accessibility
Generations Council monitors accessibility of Trinity’s programs, services and ministries.  Accessibility may include vision, hearing loss, wheelchair access, etc.  Recommendations are forwarded to Trustees as appropriate.

The Older Adult Ecumenical Outreach Committee 
This is an opportunity for persons engaged in ministries to Older Adults to share their concerns and triumphs. An educational speaker is invited to each quarterly meeting as well. Meetings are held the second Wednesday in January, April, July and October at 2 p.m. in Trinity’s Chapelside Parlor.

Keep In Touch Newsletter
The Keep In Touch program is mailed and emailed weekly to Trinity member-Saints on Friday of each week. It includes information about the upcoming Sunday worship opportunities, an advance copy of the bulletin, a page of news and observations, and a subscription page (hometouch.com) of both devotions and puzzles.  Contributing editors and writers are always welcome.

Friendly Visitor Program
This program enables Trinity to maintain a relationship with members who are unable or have difficulty in attending church or activities.

Friendly Visitors 
Trinity members of all ages serve as Friendly Visitors who visit shut-in and elderly persons over a long period of time (a few months to many years). Friendly Visiting is an informal sort of spiritual friendship for sharing each other’s lives.

Lay Eurcharistic Ministry
Assist the ordained clergy by taking communion to member-Saints.

Flower Delivery 
Trinity has a long tradition of delivering flowers at Easter and Christmas to member-Saints.  Participation in flower delivery is enhanced by Youth Program participants, et al.

Worship Service Recordings 
Compact Discs (CDs) of each Sunday’s worship service are available for those who missed church. Copies the tapes may be obtained by completing a card at the Narthex desk or by calling the church office. The price is $2 per copy.

Honor Flight
Trinity members participate in the one-day trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the WWII Memorial.

Birthday Greetings 
This yearly greeting is sent to adults 80 and older whose birth dates are on file.

Consultation 
Gary Brand, Trinity’s director of Older Adult Ministries, has 15 years experience in the Columbus area as a long-term care manager. He is available anytime to discuss the area’s community-based services and what is the best option for you or your loved one.

Home Care
The Home Help document may be mailed or emailed.  It is a compilation of member-recommended services and suggested assistance for persons looking toward home care options.

Retirement Living 
Whether you are moving to a retirement village or to a more accessible home, Trinity offers aging-in-place independent services, as well as services offered to persons more dependent on others.

Luncheon Series 
Trinity members have the opportunity to enjoy lunch and visit retirement-living campuses in the company of Trinity staff and members who live on the campus. Persons are given an understanding of what life is like from insiders who are also members of Trinity.

Home Blessings 
Trinity staff, members, friends and new neighbors join together to celebrate a move to new living arrangements, whether to retirement living or to a more accessible home.

If you are aware of a person who should be receiving any of these services, please contact Gary Brand at  488-0695 or gbrand@trinityumchurch.com.