Bishop Palmer Asks for Prayer, Support for Flooded areas.

Dear Beloved in Christ Jesus:

I have been humbled by the generosity you have extended over this past year to people affected by hurricanes throughout the United States. Today, I am inviting you to once again extend the light of Jesus' love - to assist neighbors and communities in our own conference who are affected by rising rivers and the destructive force of flooding water.

Over the weekend, many towns along the Ohio River experienced flooding. The situation is expected to extend to other river communities in Southern Ohio and Northwest Ohio as heavy rain continues throughout the week and over the weekend. Pomeroy, the west side of Marietta, Proctorville, Athalia and Chesapeake are some of the towns impacted thus far. Our conference and district disaster leaders along with local congregations have been engaged in offering hope, leadership and supplies. I am asking you to join me in supporting our disaster response in the following ways:
  1. Pray for families and businesses affected by current flooding and those responding.
  2. Give a financial gift to support our work within the conference.
    • Make checks payable to West Ohio Conference
    • In the memo line, write "West Ohio Disaster Fund"
    • At this time, we are asking for contributions to assist West Ohio's response directly instead of giving to UMCOR. 100% of your contribution will support disaster response within The West Ohio Conference.
  3. Pray for communities bracing for flooding later this week and over the weekend.
  4. Opportunities to respond will be communicated through Conference communication systems as they arrive. If you are interested in receiving email updates, please contact Kris Shoaf at
Thank you for allowing your light to shine so that our neighbors know they are not alone in the midst of heightened chaos and anxiety. 
In Ministry with You,
+Gregory V. Palmer
Resident Bishop, West Ohio
"Here's another way to put it: You're here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We're going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don't think I'm going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I'm putting you on a light stand. Now that I've put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand-shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you'll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven."-Matthew 5:14-16, The Message

WHat on Earth Am I here for?

Trinity United Methodist Church

will embark on an amazing journey through 40 days of Purpose as we engage Rick Warren's exciting study:


Our study starts on Ash Wednesday (also Valentine's Day), February 14.

The sermon series will start on February 18 and conclude on Palm Sunday

We are hoping that everyone joins a small group for this exciting study!

Check out the video below from Rick Warren talking about the study.  This video is from 2013 when the series was first released:

Welcome to Trinity

Hello, we are so glad you found our website.  As you look around, you will notice that the website is organized into two main areas aside from our general information: groups that meet, and all the ways we give and serve.  We chose these categories because they define us pretty well.  We love getting together, sharing life together, learning together, and eating together. We are a community of believers who are there for each other, and we would love it if you would like to make this your church home as well.  We also believe that we do not exist for our own purposes.  We live to serve God and the people He loves.  In our "On Mission" section, you can learn about all the missionaries and organizations we support and mission trips we go on every year.  If you find any of this interesting or confusing, feel free to reach out to us, we would love to get to know you.  Check out the greeting from Pastor Kurt below.

Greetings from Pastor Kurt

Thank you so much for finding Trinity United Methodist Church on the web, we are excited you have connected with us.  Trinity is an amazing church with a strong history in Van Wert of sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ .  

We are a church with a strong, active presence in missions, here in Van Wert, 
around our nation and around the world.  

We worship each week at 8:15 and 10:15, where we experience God in a relaxed, more contemporary manner and we learn from the Bible each week with relevant, God-focused messages to inform your life and transform the world

by the power of God's Holy Spirit.

If you are searching for a church home, I am sure you will find a place at Trinity United Methodist.  Please come and visit, and we'll do our best to make you feel welcome. 


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