About Us

Trinity United Methodist Church is a community of Christians in pursuit of holiness of heart and life. We are doing all in our power to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, summarized by him in Matthew 22:37-40.

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets .

We are a neighborhood congregation that is intentionally serving the people of the Grand Rapids’ uptown community .

Trinity United Methodist Church is a Reconciling Congregation. This means we welcome, affirm, and offer the love of Christ to all people who have been hurt and rejected by the church, especially LGBTQ+ people. We welcome and love all people because Jesus Christ welcomed, loved, and healed all people. We believe all means ALL. All are welcome at Trinity!

Trinity is a congregation of The United Methodist Church. Click the links below to learn about our beliefs and teaching.

Our Christian Roots
Our Wesleyan Heritage
United Methodist
Foundational Documents
United Methodist Theological Guidelines
United Methodist Sacraments and Rituals
Reflections on Faith

Our Mission

The mission of Trinity United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Our Core Values

Diversity & Inclusiveness: Seeking to affirm every person as a child of God.

Scripture, Tradition, Experience and Reason: Searching for truth in our faith community.

Peace & Justice: Striving for positive social change in our neighborhood and world.

Our Vision

Striving to be an inclusive faith community that compels us to extend the love of God in our neighborhood and world.

Hospitality Statement

Trinity United Methodist Church celebrates the diversity of the human community, and affirms the sacred worth of each person as a recipient of God’s love and grace. As disciples of Jesus Christ, we declare ourselves to be an open and inclusive congregation, and welcome into full participation all persons regardless of gender, race, national origin, physical or mental ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status or economic condition.