Welcome to Trinity — so, who are we?!!
Trinity is: an open, loving parish that genuinely welcomes all who enter our doors; but Trinity is also a church that is committed to moving beyond our building to engage more effectively our neighbors, meeting them wherever they are. As such, Trinity is dedicated to service and seeks to make a positive difference in the lives of those around us by feeding the hungry, caring for the sick, welcoming the marginalized, loving the unloved and living out our Baptismal Covenant to seek Christ in all persons, strive for justice and peace in our world and respect the dignity of every human being.
Trinity is: committed to Diversity! When we say “All are welcome,” we mean it! Trinity is a “big Umbrella” church: where all lifestyles, sexual orientations, genders, political persuasions, races, ethnicities and faith traditions are valued. There isn’t just one type of Trinity parishioner, there is a whole spectrum of parishioners—and we recognize that we all belong together regardless of any individual differences we may have. This is reflected in our commitment to an open table at the Eucharist where all are invited to share in the sacrament. We all belong at the table together. We see this as a powerful example of the kind of radical hospitality that was modeled by Jesus; and this, perhaps more than anything else we do, reflects our openness, love and respect for all of humanity!
Trinity is: also committed to the spiritual growth of our community through a variety of quality worship experiences, formation classes and a host of opportunities for prayer and fellowship. This variety of experiences is unusual for a parish of our size and is indicative of our approach to meet the needs of our community wherever and whenever we can through worship, service, study, prayer and fellowship.
Trinity is: a church blessed with a beautiful, large campus composed of separate but connected buildings that enable us to worship, gather, study, and serve others. Trinity Church as a physical structure is a community asset – a place where amazing things take place, a destination for all who are seeking a closer relationship with God, and a haven of love and service for all of those in need.
So, our gifts to the wider church and to the community are numerous. In our openness, our inclusivity, our devotion to radical hospitality, our belief that our Baptismal Covenant calls us to acts of service in pursuit of justice and peace, we make a positive difference in the lives of all of those we encounter. Through our commitment to offering a variety of opportunities to experience God in worship, we enrich the spiritual lives of those who see Trinity as their spiritual home as well as for visitors and seekers. We stand as a safe destination for all, wherever they may be on their spiritual journey. As an historic structure in the middle of a dynamic community, we provide a gathering space not just for worship, not just for service, but for civic fellowship of many types!
We are blessed, indeed, but this is not to say that there isn’t room for improvement, for change, for fresh approaches to our life as a community of faith. Indeed, this is a reality that Trinity embraces, for while we honor our past, none of us want to be stuck there – we are not content to rest on our laurels; Trinity is too active for that!
As we move forward into a bright future, we are mindful of our need to be relevant to the world around us and to find other ways, new ways, to be of service to God and neighbor. Thankfully, the steps that we need to take in order to move forward chiefly involve building upon the gifts with which we are already blessed. We are preparing to take these steps to improve and expand our facility and programs so that a wider audience may benefit from that part of God’s bounty that has been entrusted to us.