About Our Church

An engaged congregation that has been part of Southwest Roanoke for over 115 years, Trinity welcomes you to join us. Join us as we give ourselves away for the gospel. Join us as we worship. Join us as we live in community together. Join us as we love God and love neighbor. All are welcome.
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Our Mission & Vision

The mission of the United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. The further mission of First United Methodist Church is to create and build inclusive Christian community through INVITING, FORMING and SENDING faithful, active disciples of Jesus Christ.

Our History

The deepest roots of Trinity, like many other Methodist Churches of the Roanoke Valley, reach back to the Six Point Big Lick Methodist Circuit of the 1850s.  One Point of the Circuit was withdrawn in 1883, becoming an independent charge.  It was organized as Roanoke Methodist Episcopal Church South, with a Charter Membership of 87.  Four of these members later became charter members of Trinity and part of its new guiding force and the start of its rich history.  Sunday School and Church Services were held in the old Opera House over the City Market Building in 1891.    The place of Worship changed after a few months to rooms in a building on the corner of Campbell Avenue and First Street.  Two of Trinity’s early pastors were Adjutants for Robert E. Lee and Jubal Early.  The congregation occupied various temporary quarters until 1892 when the old St. John’s Episcopal Church on Second Street across from Green Memorial Church was purchansed.   The present Trinity Chuch building was completed under the spiritual guidance of Reverend Rumsey Smithson and later the Reverend Harry M. Canter.  It was consecrated by Bishop A. Coke Smith on July 12, 1903.

An engaged congregation that has been part of Southwest Roanoke for over 115 years, Trinity welcomes you to join us.  Join us as we give ourselves away for the gospel.  Join us as we worship.  Join us as we live in community together.  Join us as we love God and love neighbor.  All are welcome.

– Pastor Joanna Paysour

Who We Are

Our Team & Leadership

Joanna Paysour

Joanna Paysour

Pastor

Beverly Huggins

Beverly Huggins

Secretary

Ron Wright

Ron Wright

Custodian

Tim Corrihers

Tim Corrihers

Custodian

Bob Zimmerman

Bob Zimmerman

Organist

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8:30 am – 12:30 pm