Discover how you can serve at Trinity. Download the Ministry brochure below. This will give you an idea of where you can help and who is the contact person for that ministry. If you have any questions call the church office.  (812) 423-4495.

Stephens-Otterson Lecture Announced

Dr. Jeffrey R. Balser will deliver the second annual Stephens-Otterson Lecture at Trinity United Methodist Church at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 15, 2017. Dr. Balser’s lecture, entitled “Issues of Stewardship and Conscience in Healthcare”, will focus on stewardship of healthcare in the United States from various perspectives highlighting liturgical, economic, political, and clinical elements.

Growing up in Evansville, Dr. Balser attended Plaza Elementary School and graduated from Harrison High School in 1980. At Tulane University he graduated with a B.S. in engineering. Then he earned the M.D. and Ph.D. (pharmacology) from Vanderbilt University. From Vanderbilt Dr. Balser moved to The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore where he undertook a residency in anesthesiology and a fellowship in cardiac anesthesiology and critical care. After several years at Johns Hopkins as a faculty member, he returned to Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) in 1998 as associate dean for Physician Scientist Development. In 2008 Dr. Balser was elected to the National Academy of Medicine and later that year was named the eleventh dean of Vanderbilt’s School of Medicine (since its founding in 1875). Beginning in 2014, he led VUMC through an historic restructuring that resulted in the creation of a financially and legally separate not-for-profit corporation with annual revenues exceeding $4 billion in fiscal 2018. Now Dr. Balser serves as the first president and CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and continues to serve as dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

Dr. Balser and his wife, Melinda, live in Nashville. They have three children: Jimmy, Jillian, and Maddie. Everyone in the family, including Melinda, now holds a Vanderbilt University graduate degree except Maddie, a senior at Wake Forest University.

The Stephens-Otterson Lecture commemorates two long-time members of Wesley Advocates, the Sunday-school class sponsoring this event: Mark Stephens and Lew Otterson. As noted, the lecture will occur on Sunday, October 15, at 2:00 pm with a reception following the lecture in Craig Hall. Trinity United Methodist Church is located at 216 S.E. Third Street in Evansville. For further information please contact Kathy Bartelt at or 812-853-6136.

Members Survey

Trinity Members,

Please take this short online survey for our Fruitful Congregations process.  The survey will take about 10-15 minutes to complete.  We encourage you to take this survey before November 2017. Thank you,

New Online Giving

If you wish to give online to Trinity,  please click this link.



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Trinity offers weekly yoga classes each Tuesday at noon in Craig Hall

  • Everyone is welcome!
  • Donations are appreciated and directed to Trinity’s Helping Hands mission.
  • Participants are encouraged to cultivate an awareness of and appreciation for his/her own body and it’s response.  Increased flexibility, strength and sense of well-being are frequent results.  The only requirements are a yoga mat and open mind (and we do have a couple extra yoga mats).
  • Class is conducted by Jeanette Trusty, a YMCA & AFFA certified fitness and yoga instructor.
  • Cancellations sometimes occur, but can be checked on web site or by calling church office.


Trinity has added a pickleball court in our gym for members and non- members. Call the church office for more information or to reserve a court:

1 (812) 423-4495

Pickball available:

Monday, Wednesday-Friday

*(Tuesday for Core Team)

Hours 11:30am-3pm;       Costs: $4 per hr

Community Church Builders Online Church Directory

Trinity has a new online  church member directory, Community Church Builders (CCB). Click here to access Trinity’s portal.   Like other social media tools, your photos and profile can be updated and changed regularly, ensuring your online directory is always up-to-date.

To access this great new feature contact the church at or (812) 423-4495 and you’ll be given a unique username and password.


Digital Bulletin

Sister Joanna’s Table

Trinity assisted with Sister Joanna’s Table, the community soup kitchen, on February 22nd. Brownie Scouts provided Girl Scout cookies for dessert. Pictures from it are below.




Handel’s Messiah Returns to Trinity

The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus and guest soloists will return to Trinity this year to perform a candlelight performance of George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah”. The concert will take place Saturday, December 21st at 7:00 p.m.

Trinity’s sanctuary is one of Maestro Alfred Savia’s favorite venues. “I keep telling people it’s one of the best places anywhere to present ‘The Messiah,'” Savia said. “It’s my very favorite place.”

It’s not as old, but the church’s sanctuary is just about the same size as the Dublin hall where “Messiah” premiered in 1742. According to Savia, the acoustics are great and the open-trussed architecture is beautiful, especially with the ribbons, garlands and lighted candles that decorate the hall each Christmas season.

This is a holiday event you definitely won’t want to miss. Click here or on the image to the right to buy tickets at $23 in advance. They will cost $25 at the door.