About Us

TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH . . .
( in 175 words or less)

Trinity United Methodist Church is a church in transition here in North Myrtle Beach. We are trying to learn what it means to be followers of Jesus Christ in the 21st Century. We are seeking to be faithful to Christ in a world that is changing all around us. We are discovering we can give God our best worship during two wonderful, traditional worship services on Sundays even as we find other ways of worshiping as well at the beach. We are realizing that it is not only important to be the church when we come together but it may be more important to be the church where we live, work, play, and go to school.

We are growing into our mission statement, as follows:

With open hearts, open minds, and open doors,
our church family strives to
keep Christ at the center of all we do:
seeking those without Christ,
strengthening those who are in Christ
and
serving the world around us in love for Christ.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

·     In 1945 a group of people met to discuss the possibility of establishing a Methodist church in the Upper Grand Strand.

·       In September 1946 the 1st service was held in a small building on Crescent Beach.

·   A petition was sent to the District Superintendent to send a minister to Crescent Beach.  Rev Carl L Parker was appointed the first pastor in late 1946.

·   The new church was called Ocean View Chapel Methodist Church.

· Soon after the Jordan family gave 5 lots to the church and the church purchased 2 additional lots.

· Ground was broken in March 1947 and the church was first used in August 1947.  No pews or pulpit were present, just a piano, a few chairs and 12 hymnals.  By late fall pews and a pulpit were installed.

· In 1950 Sunday school rooms were planned and an educational building constructed (AG Green). 

· On June 17, 1951 a resolution was passed to change the name to Trinity Methodist Church.

· In 1952 a parsonage was acquired and was located on the corner of 14th S and Edge.

· Membership grew and plans were started to replace the “little church” with a larger church. 

· The “little church” was moved to Edge Drive and converted to a fellowship hall.  Ground breaking occurred on February 11, 1959.

· 1962 furnishings were installed, although it was not fully in use until heat and air conditioning was completed in the winter of 1965-66.

· On April 23, 1968 the United Methodist Church was formed by the Methodist Church and Evangelical Brethren Church.  Trinity Methodist Church became Trinity United Methodist Church.

· A steeple was added to TUMC in 1975 and in1979 a new parsonage was purchased which is at the present site on Elizabeth Street.

· In 1981 plans were made to enlarge the facilities with classrooms and office space.

· In 1983 a 2-story addition was built connecting the present sanctuary and the fellowship hall.  2 more lots were purchased for future parking.

· In May 1989 a new organ was installed. Christmas Eve of that same year 15” of snow fell and Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services were cancelled!

· In 1992 Administrative Council voted to purchase another lot on Edge Dr.

· A celebration was held in 1997 to mark Trinity’s 50th anniversary.  Bishop Robert Spain was the guest speaker.

· In 2006 a balcony was added to our church due to increased numbers.

· In 2009 the Share the Vision project.  Down-turn of the economy made that not feasible at that time.

· In June 2012 we welcomed Rev Michael Ritter and family as our new and present pastor, replacing Rev Steve Brown who was moved to Greenville, SC.

· In 2013 the loan for the balcony was paid in full and was marked with a burning of the bank note ceremony.

· Where will God send us next?  Let us open our hearts and mind for His answer.

Come Visit the Pumpkin Patch!

The hours at the Pumpkin Patch are:

Monday ---Thursday:  10:00 - 7:00 

Friday and Saturday: 10:00 - 8:00

Sunday:  Noon-7:00

Trinity Fall Festival

Date:  Saturday, October 18th

Time:  3:00-7:00p.m.

UMM BBQ:  4:00-7:00

Enjoy a bluegrass band, inflatables, cake walks, carnival games, and more with your church family! 

 

Trinity United Methodist Church
706 14th Avenue South | North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 | PH: (843) 272-5236 | FAX: Fax: (843) 272-0926 | EMAIL: trinity@trinitynmb.com