Our Ministries

Children's Ministry

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Praise Kids is an engaging children’s worship program for ages 3 to Kindergarten graduation. Held during Worship at Trinity, children follow the leader to the Fellowship Hall for a time of purposeful, fun-filled worship including games, Scripture memorization, offering, prayer, and more!

Please place an information sticker, available in the pew racks, before sending your child to Praise Kids. That way we can find you if we need you!

Do you know someone age 4 to 5th grade? If so, we’ve got a program just for them! Join us Sunday nights during the school year in the Fellowship Hall from 5-6:30pm for GodSquad.
 
GodSquad is an exciting Sunday night children’s ministry that offers children a chance to grow in faith, build meaningful relationships, develop/discover their talents, and share their faith & talents with the community!
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VBS offers a meaningful, action-packed opportunity to learn about our amazing God!
 
Save the date for June 11-14!
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Sunday School is held every Sunday from 10 to 10:45 AM. Sunday School is available for 3 years to 5th grade. The curriculum is designed to engage learners of all types and is a hit with our children and teachers.

Youth Ministry

Our youth group, Abide, meets on Sunday nights from 5:00-7:00pm in the Youth Building at Trinity. We think what is most important can be summed up like this: Love God. Love Others. Love Self. Our students and volunteers are trying to live in way that honors God through worship, abiding in Him, and making disciples of others. Abide is for 6th-12th grade students.

If you are looking for permission forms, event notifications, a youth specific calendar, or other more specific information about Abide please visit our website www.abideyouth.com

And don’t forget to join us on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest @TUMC1youth.

If you are new to Trinity UMC and would like to be contacted about our youth programs, please fill out the contact request form:

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Adult Ministry

 

ADULT MINISTRY
We offer many different opportunities to get involved at Trinity. We offer small groups, Bible studies, Sunday school classes, book clubs, music ministry, men’s and women’s groups, mission projects, and many more activities.

OLDER ADULTS

Trinity has a variety of activities for Older Adults, and we invite you to come join us for fun, fellowship, education, and service. New people are not only welcome, but we want to meet you and have you try some of our groups to see which ones you like. We have regularly scheduled groups for exercise, bridge, choir, and a monthly meal together with a meaningful and entertaining program. We also take day or overnight trips from time to time. We are always looking for new ideas and suggestions. The regularly scheduled groups are for both men and women and include the following:

Hillclimbers–a group that meets the 1st Tuesday of the month (September through May) at 11:00am in the Youth Building. We share a catered meal at a reasonable price, and have programs on many different topics and enjoy fellowship together. Reservations are needed, call the church office 803-786-1637.

Get Fit–an energetic exercise group that works on low-impact cardio, balance, and muscle strength for persons of all different abilities. They meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00-10:00am in the Christian Life Center gym. Wear comfortable clothing and come get healthy with us!

OASIS (Older Adults Sharing in Song) – a choir that sings at local retirement and nursing homes and other events. They practice every Wednesday in the choir room.

Bridge-This group is now meeting every Tuesday except the first Tuesday of the month at 1:00pm in the Fellowship Hall. If you want to learn to play or haven't played in a long time, come and they will help you get up to speed.

Service opportunities are almost endless since Trinity is such a mission-minded church. Our care for others is shown by serving on Prayer Chain, Visitation Team, Sew Much Love (making prayer shawls, baby items, and bread basket liners), Stephen Ministry, Loveline, and many other ministries. We serve the community of Blythewood, not just our own members.

If you have questions or want to know more, please contact Rev. Chrisie, Associate Pastor for Congregational Care and Older Adults at the church 803-786-1637, ext 18.

Counseling Center

 

COUNSELING CENTER

Blythewood Counseling Center offers services to persons seeking assistance in coping with personal, marital, or family difficulties in an effort to support personal, interpersonal and/ or spiritual growth. All are welcome regardless of race or religious affiliation. The center is in the east wing of the church, close to Boney Road.

Appointments
Please call or email an individual counselor to set up an appointment.
 
Insurance
Counselors are on various Insurance and EAP panels.
 
Fees
The charge for each counseling session is $85.00, which is payable at the time of service. As a church sponsored ministry, we have limited funds to subsidize or reduce fees in specific and approved situations.
 

Staff
Rev. Dr. Don Hillyard, NBCC, SC/LMFT
revdocdhh@gmail.com
803-394-1207

Don is a pastoral psychotherapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor in North Carolina and New York State and a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in South Carolina. He is a certified mental health counselor with the National Board of Certified Counselors and an ordained Minister with the American Baptist Churches, USA. He has special training in Family Therapy, Parent Education, EMDR and REBT.

Dr. Bill Sullivan
billsullivan2011@gmail.com
803-960-0299

Bill is a Licensed Psycho-Educational Specialist as well as a National Certified School Psychologist. He has thirty years of experience working with children and adolescents with mental health problems such as; depression, anxiety, attention problems, and learning problems.

Divorce Care

Divorced? Separated? We can help. Trinity’s Counseling Center has a DivorceCare program that meets Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm in the Counseling Center wing on the Boney Road side of the church. This is a weekly seminar and support group that will help you heal from the hurt. It’s a warm, caring environment led by people who understand what you’re going through. You’ll learn practical information that will help you deal with the challenges of divorce. Best of all you will gain hope for the future. Co-leaders will be Rev. Dr. Don Hillyard, Counselor, and Doug Fisher, who has experience leading this program. No registration is needed. For more information contact Doug at 803-476-7570.

Pre-parital and Marriage Counseling

Both Dr. Hillyard and Dr. Sullivan are certified in Prepare-Enrich, a nationally recognized program for pre-marital and marriage counseling. Prior to a wedding, engaged couples meet with the counselor for at least 3 sessions and do an on-line assessment to look at compatibility. Prepare-Enrich also has a program for strengthening existing marriages. Any pastor may refer married couples or engaged couples to participate in the Prepare-Enrich program. Contact either counselor for more information.

Child Care Center

 
download (3)Trinity Child Care Center’s mission is to provide a warm and nurturing Christian learning environment for infants through school age children. Our program affirms the biblical concept that children are a gift from God. We offer a variety of programs to help children learn and grow, including full day preschool, half-day preschool, after school program, and summer camps. Please call, e-mail or see our website for more information. www.blythewoodtrinitychildcare.com