Highlights of the first 50 years of Trinity United Methodist in Jensen Beach, Florida.
2221 NE Savannah Road Jensen Beach, FL 34957
(772) 334-3404 | Office@TrinityJB.org
Celebration Sundays 9:15 a.m.
Traditional Sundays 11:00 a.m.
In September 1960, the first meeting to start the church was held in the home of Samuel and Elaine Rhodes. All the charter members put their suggested names for the church in a hat as it was passed. The name drawn from the hat, put in by Elaine, was "Trinity."
Trinity's first worship service was held in the Jensen Beach Community Center on October 2, 1960.
Land was purchased in 1961 with a loan from the Livingston Fund, provided by the United Methodist Church, to start new churches. The church quickly raised its own funds to build the building, which was opened and consecrated, April 1962.
In 1966, Trinity held is first Easter Sunrise Service on Jensen Beach, which has continued every year to this day. Each Easter morning, folks from the church and community gather to celebrate new life in the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
By the late 1970's, Trinity had outgrown its original sanctuary. Each Sunday, ushers would make sure the maximum 10 people were in a pew, leaving standing room only.
The ground-breaking of Trinity's current church on Savannah Road came in February, 1978, with its first worship service in March, 1979.
By the mid-1980's, a Fellowship Hall was built to make room for the many Sunday School classes and ministries meeting at the church. In 1994, Trinity established a beautiful Memorial Garden for remembrance of the departed faithful. The garden frames the sanctuary's large windows, reminding the congregation of God's beauty.
In the new millennium, Trinity continues to support the community through the House of Hope and with events like Back to School Fair. Each Sunday, as it has for fifty years, Trinity invites the generations together for worship with music reflecting the best of both contemporary and classic expressions, and sermons aimed at connecting God's truth with real life.