Arts & Music

Ronald W. Richards Music Series

Trinity United Methodist Church has established this music series to glorify God and honor the memory of Trinity's longtime Director of Music, Ronald W. Richards. Free-will offerings are received at each concert toward our continuing support of the Kiwanis Ronald W. Richards Young Musicians Scholarship Fund. Approximately $60,000.00 has been given to Limaland musicians preparing for careers in the field of music through this scholarship that was established in 1986.

About Ronald W. Richards

Ronald W. Richards was the Director of Music for Trinity United Methodist Church from the fall of 1957 until he died in February 1986. During his tenure, he organized the entire choir program of the church starting with the children and youth. He directed the Chancel Choir of all post-high school adults and under his baton, the adult choir presented many of the master choral works including Berlioz' L'Enfance du Christ which was a musical drama staged with the help of his wife, Helen. Mr. Richards gave untiringly of his time to bring outstanding choral literature to the community through our church and through the Lima Public Schools, where he served as Director of Music for 25 years.

2017 - 2018 Series

November 5th at 4:00 P.M., Hymn Sing featuring Jonathan Hehn, organist

January 28th at 3:00 P.M., Local Young Musicians

March 18th at 3:00 P.M., Lima Area Concert Band Flute Choir

April 22nd, time TBD, Ohio Northern University Choir concert featuring the Chamber Singers and University Singers

Musical Groups at Trinity

Children's Choir

Rehearses Sunday morning during G.R.A.C.E. time, after children's moments, 10:30 worship service.

Age: K - 4th grade

Youth Band

6th - 12th grade instrumentalists and vocalists who gather periodically to prepare contemporary music for worship.

Chancel Ringers

Rehearses Thursday 6:45 P.M.

Age: High school and older

John Mulder - Director

Chancel Choir

Rehearses Thursday 7:45 P.M.

Age: High school and older

David Schneider - Director 

Dean Altstaetter - Accompanist

Praise Team

Meets weekly after worship to prepare music for our 10:30 A.M. worship service periodically throughout the year.