Trinity United Methodist Church is located at the southeast corner of Mississippi Avenue and Evergreen Streets in Midtown Little Rock and celebrated its 61st anniversary in June 2019.
The church was organized in 1958 by a small group of people who realized that the rapidly burgeoning area of, what was then, the western limits of Little Rock had many families with young children and older adults who had no place to worship in their neighborhood.
The first service, led by a pastor appointed at the June Methodist Annual Conference, was held on June 8, 1958 in the Heights Theater on Kavanaugh Blvd. with about fifty people attending. A borrowed piano accompanied group singing and popcorn boxes served in place of overlooked collection plates for the first service. In slightly less than a year, the first permanent building had been erected and attendance grew quickly.
Since that time, buildings have been added to accommodate the needs of the growing congregation and activities that serve the community. At this time the value is many times the $17,500 original investment with which the church was launched.
Needs of children and young people have always been a central focus of the congregation. The preschool opened in 1967 and is an important outreach to families. Believer’s Village, a rotational, hands-on experiential Christian education program is offered for grade school children during the 10 a.m. Sunday School hour. Youth ministry includes Christian retreats, fun connectional trips and excursions, as well as mission opportunities for 6th – 12th graders.
Trinity’s music program offers the exceptional Chancel Choir, hand bell choirs and traditional choirs for children and youth of all ages. We continue to expand the music program with opportunities to worship God with song and instruments.
Trinity exists to serve people in our primary mission field of Little Rock by changing lives, making disciples, and transforming the world.
Trinity is committed to changing the world.
We are constantly seeking ways to serve our community, whether it is through therapy dog training to send handlers and pets into nursing homes to lift the spirits of elders, or serving local schools through tutoring and various projects, or helping serve the homeless and working poor through support of our partnering foodbank.
Everything we do is meant to help persons know God, love God, and serve God.
To build a Christian community where non-religious and nominally religious people are becoming deeply committed Christians.
Changing lives, transforming communities, and renewing the church, including Trinity.
Knowing, loving, and serving God.