Pastor Geri Hamlen

Greetings and welcome to Trinity!  It is my pleasure to meet you here in the cyber-world of our website, and if I have not met you in person, I surely would like to.  Please accept my invitation to you to join us for one of our upcoming worship services.  That's a great way to start to get to know the Trinity family.  If you have any questions or would like to know more, please drop us an email at or call the church office, 906/774-2545.  We look forward to meeting you!

Pastor’s Ponderings:

The building is still closed, but the life of the church goes on and on. On this front page you can see that the Church Unique group continues to think about and invest in the future of our Trinity Church. They just might call to get your thoughts, too!

On page 2, you can see the rich variety of young people who have graduated from High School this year—in spite of the social restrictions. Trinity has recognized and gifted them, and there’s even a video of them on the Trinity UMC Facebook page. Go, Graduates!

The Michigan Conference continues to lift up in prayer and ask for assistance for our fellow Michiganders who are struggling with floods. See page 3. Birthdays/anniversaries are being celebrated, and we even have a new baby in the congregation. See page 4.

Meals are being cooked and served on Wednesday nights, and the meal teams had an amazing cinnamon roll fundraiser this past Sunday. Thanks to everyone who helped make that such a success!

These are all such good things and yet...the building remains closed for worship. But not for too much longer, we hope. There are many ideas being discussed and considered. See page 4 for a list of some of the ideas being put forward. Basically, we all want to worship God together again, in person, in the building. That’s a primary purpose of Church life. At the same time, we care deeply about the safety and health of our many members and friends so we don’t want to rush in and do more harm than good.

Thank you for your patience with this process. More will definitely be revealed! All in good time. God’s peace to you,


Pastor Geri


Holy Spirit, I pray blessings on these people here before you. Protect them and shield them from the sorrow of sickness. Breath hope into them and tend to any pain and suffering they may be feeling.  You do bless us with the light of your love and the power of your strength. For that, we give you our heartfelt thanks and praise. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

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