Welcome to Trinity United Methodist Church
I want to start by giving my best and biggest congratulations to our Trinity Scout Troop as we celebrate 100 years of continuous scouting with Troop 215, formerly Troop 15. It is an honor and a privilege to be at Trinity UMC during this momentous occasion and I hope, like me, you are looking forward to our celebration. Our services on February 4 will reflect this wonderful time and I invite you all most warmly to this special day.
I am mindful of the tremendous contribution that Eagle Scouts associated with our Troop have made to our society, like Apollo astronaut Lieutenant Commander Roger B. Chaffee and President Gerald R. Ford. There have been many others who have also made our community and country a better place. It’s not surprising that Scouts make such a great contribution to our society when you look at some of their guiding principles. Here is the Scout Oath:
On my honor I will do my best, to do my duty to God and my country, and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times. To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.
The Scout Law is equally defining of a person’s character: A Scout is: trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.
Perhaps if we all tried to follow some of those principles we, too, will contribute to making our society a much better place not just for ourselves, but for future generations. In fact for the next 100 years!
Blessings in the name of Jesus,