"Let's build a new Methodist Church in Chesaning!" This idea, until then a vague shadow, was given birth in the Fall of 1962. A Study Committee, appointed by the Official Board to study the matter, set before the Quarterly Conference in the bold recommendations that we (1) purchase a new site; (2) build a new parsonage; (3) build a new Church within 5 years; and (4) invite the congregation of Robinson Church to merge with the congregation at Chesaning in the new building. We felt that God was leading us into a bold new venture.
The first faltering steps were taken in January, 1963, when the Congregations of the Robinson and Chesaning Churches met in a joint Quarterly Conference. Action was taken to merge the two congregations, the building program was approved, a Building committee was established, and the first finance crusade was authorized for the summer of 1963.
Subsequent steps developed the program for building, -
It is thrilling to see a new church building plan grow -
The name Trinity United Methodist Church was formally established September 28, 1968 by the opening and occupancy services in the new sanctuary. The Chesaning United Methodist Church, the Robinson United Methodist Church and the Salem United Methodist Church (formerly the Evangelical United Brethren Church) made up the Trinity United Methodist Church. The United Methodist and Evangelical United Brethren were officially joined at a denomination gathering at Dallas on April 23, 1968.
"Trinity United Methodist Church is a community of Christians who worship God, proclaim to all people the love of Jesus Christ,and nurture growth through innovative programs of worship, fellowship, service, education and mission.”