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Trinity United 

Methodist Church

1160 Trinity Church Road

Newberry, SC 29108

Church Phone: 803-276-1245

Pastor Cell: 803-206-4623

Email: [email protected]

Trinity United Methodist Church

Bringing People Closer to Christ

Thank you for visiting the website of Trinity United Methodist Church in Newberry, South Carolina.  

Trinity was established in 1835 and the first church building was not far from where the church now stands.

 We are excited to be celebrating our 186th anniversary this year.

We are a nurturing and open church to all who enter into our Sanctuary.  

We base our ministry on the Word of God and a caring spirit. 

Jesus invites us to share our ministry to all that come into our church. 

We would love to have you visit and worship with us.

 Open Hearts.  Open Minds.  Open Doors.

Worship at Trinity

Traditional Worship Service 11:00 a.m.

 Trinity has returned to In-Person worship with certain restrictions.  These restrictions are found on this page.

Trinity will continue to have live streaming of our service on our Facebook page, trinityumcncewberry, for those who are not comfortable returning to In-Person church.

A Facebook link is found below.

Meet Pastor Wilbanks

Originally from Houston, Texas, Pastor Charles Wilbanks was born and raised as a United Methodist. He is a retired faculty member of the University of South Carolina. Additionally, he has theological training from Duke Divinity School and is a licensed social worker and counselor. He came to Trinity in 2018. 

He was commissioned as a Provisional Elder at the SC Conference in June of 2019.
 He is also the pastor of New Chapel United Methodist Church.

He married Shin Lee in 1974 and they have two adult children and four grandchildren.

  • Bachelors and Masters Degree (University of Houston)
  • Ph.D. (University of Nebraska)
  • M.S.W. (University of South Carolina)

Some members of our Church Team

Working together to make Trinity Better

Jane Pollard

Choir Director


Eddie Welborn



Peggy Bogart

Church Secretary


    Pastor Charles Wilbanks

Some members of our Church Team

Working together to make Trinity Better

Phyllis Sanders

Alternate Organist





The following are the guidelines of Trinity UMC for in-person worship.  These guidelines will remain in place until further notice. We have returned to the pre-covid church service format.

1.  If you have symptoms (fever, coughing, headache, etc.) please remain at home and worship with us online.

2. Please practice social distancing as best you can in the sanctuary. The fellowship hall can handle any overflow if necessary as the service can be seen via livestream from there.

3. You do not have to wear a mask unless you choose to do so.  Masks are no longer necessary. 

4. The Bishop has approved and the Council has voted that the choir can begin again.  Choir members must utilize social distancing while seated in the choir loft

5. There will be no children’s church downstairs during the service at the current time.

6.  Communion will be celebrated the first Sunday of the month utilizing the pre-filled wafer/juice packets.

7. The sanctuary is cleaned each week.  Hand sanitizer is always available and is easily accessible.