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We welcome you to Trinity United Methodist Church! 

Our singular focus is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We do that through growing in our relationships with God, with one another, and with our neighbors. We would enjoy meeting you and helping you find a place to belong in this community of faith. Please be our guest at one of the events below!


Sunday Worship Services

We celebrate the sacrament of Holy Communion on the first Sunday of each month at our 7:45, 9:00, and 11:15 services.


Chapel Service - 7:45 AM

An early morning, relaxed traditional worship service that features organ-led hymns, scripture lessons, liturgy, prayer, and sermon. This service typically runs about 45 minutes.


Sanctuary Service - 9:00 AM

A traditional worship service that features organ-led hymns, robed choir, scripture lessons, liturgy, special music, prayer, and sermon.


Kindling Service - 11:15 AM

An informal, child-friendly worship service held in our fellowship hall that features band-led music, videos, interactive elements, scripture lessons, prayer, and sermon. An activity for children is provided in the second half of the worship service.


La adoración en español - 1:00 PM

Trinity UMC hosts a sister congregation, which offers worship in the Spanish language. Click below for more details:

Iglesia Apostolica de la Fe en Cristo Jesus (IAFCJ)


Sunday School Classes

Classes Offered Most Sundays - 10:10-11:10 AM


Childcare (infant - age 2) - Room 106

Frolic (infant - age 4): Room 106 - 2nd Sunday of the month

Grades K-2: Room 112

Grades 3-4: Rooms 108-109

Grades 5-6: Art Room

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT CHILDREN


Youth Class (Grades 7-12): Youth Room

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT YOUTH


A variety of Adult Classes are offered

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT ADULT CLASSES

Who we are

The people of Trinity are connected to The United Methodist Church. Like John Wesley, Methodism's founder, we embrace Jesus Christ's invitation to follow him and make disciples of all nations. Methodists are a people who put their trust in God as revealed in Jesus Christ and continue to grow in our faith. Our faith is guided by scripture, tradition, experience, and reason. Of paramount importance is the authority of Scripture. The Bible is the record of God's people living out God's promise. We invite you to become an active, living part of this fellowship, one who belongs in the deepest sense to the Body of Christ. 


To learn more about the beliefs of the United Methodist Church, click here.


  • Rev. David Rittgers

    Lead Pastor, Adult Ministry Director

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  • Linda & Dave Tibbitts

    Children's Ministry Directors

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  • Drew & Jennifer Wolfe

    Youth Directors

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  • John Turner

    office administrator, Worship Leader (11:15),

    Technology and Media Director

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  • Sean Eppler

    Choir Director

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  • Lynn West

    Bookkeeper

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  • Tim Mann

    Organist

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  • John Gregory

    Custodian

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  • Lana Kennedy

    Lead Custodian

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  • Karen Sullivan

    Preschool Director

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  • Rachel Williams

    childcare

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  • Emily Nulph

    ChildCare


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history of trinity umc

Rev. Joseph Hayes organized the first Methodist society of Orrville, known as the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1852. Membership started with 13 families and it was commonly called the M.E. Church. Services were first held in a log school house located at what is today 248 E. Church St.


The first church building in Orrville was built by the United Brethren in 1854 on the corner of Church St. and Mill St. It was known as Union Church and was used by the Methodists, Presbyterians, and United Brethren from 1854-69.


From the beginning, the Orrville Methodists wanted a church building of their own. Eliza Anderson and her mother started the first building fund by contributing $50 earned by raising flax, spinning it and selling the finished product.


By 1866, Methodists had raised enough money to allow them to build a new church. In August 1866, masons began work on the foundation of a new brick church, located at the rear of what was to become the stone church on N. Main St. The building was dedicated on February 7, 1869.


The building served the congregation until 1905 when growing membership required expansion. A new stone building was erected near the site of the original building.


In 1959, the congregation voted to build a new building on a new site because of overcrowded conditions. The church was built on more than seven acres of land donated by Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Smucker. The first worship service in the new church at 1556 Rex Drive was held on June 7, 1964. Services are still held in this building today.


*Information taken from UMC Communications and "From Whence We Came" History of Trinity United Methodist Church, 1977.