Welcome to Trinity United Methodist Church
Every person is on some kind of journey in this life. In your particular journey, you maybe new to the community or looking for a church home; you may want to understand who God is; you maybe looking for comfort or guidance. Wherever you are on your journey, you are invited to take a look at Trinity United Methodist Church. Come visit us, get to know us in person, and know that you are welcome to connect, grow, and serve as we journey Together.
I hope that you had a great Christmas and a wonderful New Year! My name is Jeremy Noffsinger, and I have been appointed to serve Trinity United Methodist Church starting January 2020. Pastor Brian and I have had several conversations, and I cannot wait to put some faces with the names! Delaney has invited me to speak at the D-NOW weekend, so I am looking forward to meeting the youth on Saturday the 4th and meeting you on the 5th. The SPR has asked me to share a little about myself to serve as an introduction. I am delighted to oblige, and I look forward to getting a similar biography from each of you.
My parents were both active duty in the United States Air Force. My mother is from a small town in southern Indiana named Jasper, and my father is from a suburb of Detroit, Michigan called West Branch. I was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming (F.E. Warren Air Force Base Hospital). I have two older siblings. My sister is three years older than me, and her name is Connie. My brother is five minutes older than me, and his name is Jason; we are identical twins.
Growing up as a military family, we did our share of moving around, but most of my adolescence was spent in Warner Robins, GA. After graduating from Northside High School (1993), I went to Berry College (1997). I started working for the YMCA of Metro Atlanta immediately out of college. I advanced through the ranks to become the Site Director for YMCA Camp High Harbour at Lake Burton. I met my wife (Michelle) at camp. We worked there for 10 years before being called to the church. Michelle has been a wonderful wife; she has helped me discern and answer my call to the ministry of the church and seminary (Asbury; MDiv, 2017). Michelle is an elementary school teacher in Rabun County; she and the children will finish the school year in Rabun County. Michelle will be applying to teach in Hall county in the fall.
Michelle and I have two children. Emery is our oldest; she is 10. Emery tried a couple sports before narrowing down her effort to gymnastics. She is currently on the competition team with New Vision gymnastics (Franklin, North Carolina). Meet season has just begun, and she has her eyes on a 1st place medal this year. Grayson is our youngest; he is 8 years old. He loves soccer and football, and he is trying to learn basketball. His football team won the division Superbowl this November, which was his 1st place victory. Family is very important to me. We are the strange family that has dinner at the table, and we talk about our day. When the weather allows us to be outside, we love to be on bikes or hiking through the woods. When the weather gets unpleasant, we like board games and card games.
My status in the United Methodist church is “Full Time Local Pastor.” I am currently working toward my provisional eldership within the North Georgia Conference. As a “local pastor” you will notice that I do not wear a stole on Sunday. I am hopeful that we (you and I) will get to celebrate my ordination together. In the meantime, know that I have not forgotten part of my pastoral digs on Sunday.
I see every Sunday as a mini-Easter. On Sunday mornings, it is our chance to come together and worship all that the Lord has done, is doing, and will do in our lives! My preaching style has been labeled as scriptural, relational, and relative. I love mission work, and I am excited about the monthly food distribution. Every Sunday is an opportunity to walk and grow toward Jesus.
My family and I are looking forward to meeting and building relationships with you. Our move in date to the parsonage is to be determined, but I will hold normal office hours starting January 6, 2020.
Let Your Light Shine,
Rev. Jeremy Noffsinger
Trinity United Methodist Church