Sunday Worship

Traditional Worship 8:30am | Coffee Hour 9:30am | Soul Encounter Worship 10:30am
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Welcome to Trinity Church!

We are part of the mainline Protestant church and are a congregation of the United Church of Christ.

We celebrate a great deal of diversity in terms of theological beliefs and social values. We are welcoming, we are affirming and will not judge you for who you are or how you think.

We are liberal and conservative, moderate and mainstream, progressive and traditional. We stress individual experiences of the presence of God in our world over doctrine. We are tolerant and respect the beliefs and faiths of all people.

 

Our Mission

That All may know the Love of Jesus Christ through heartfelt worship and faith development while celebrating the presence of God in the World today

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Who we are

Trinity is a vibrant, caring community of faith that values children’s and youth ministry, care for the elderly, Bible study and creative and visually exciting worship.

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Community Life

Trinity is committed to being a partner in the community to address poverty issues and be a voice in the struggle for justice, harmony and quality of lives of families in the region.

Worship ministry

Two weekly worship opportunities are offered at Trinity. There is not a dress code, we are comfortable with you coming the way you are.

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Giving

Our congregation members give is many ways including volunteering their time, talents and sharing monetary gifts.

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Education &Fellowship

Trinity offers many opportunities to learn, grow and participate in our faith community.

Contact

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“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good tidings to the afflicted; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn; to grant to those who mourn in Zion—to give them a garland instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the mantle of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified. They shall build up the ancient ruins, they shall raise up the former devastations; they shall repair the ruined cities, the devastations of many generations.” Isaiah 61:1-4

One of the many troubling things about this time in history is he “tear down culture” that defines us. Forces among us are more interested in tearing down traditions, norms, and institutions than doing the hard work of reform and rebuilding. Too often the path of least resistance is to criticize and destroy. In the scripture, Isaiah lays out God’s exile rebuilding plan: Bring good news to the afflicted, bind up the broken, free the captives and proclaim the year of the Lord. Jesus chose to use these words of the prophet to define his earthly ministry. God’s agenda is always to build up not tear down.

The COVID world we live in has revealed significant fractures, systemic racism, and the insidious effects of a system that perpetuates poverty. As people of faith, we are called to bind up the brokenhearted and share the good news. Millions of people who have never gone to a food pantry before the pandemic, depend on food banks to feed loved ones. Many health compromised people are forced to choose to risk their life by going back to work or face the terrifying prospect of becoming homeless. So much rebuilding is necessary in our world. We can all make a difference by spreading hope and love instead of discord. We can vow not to take the bait that leads to heated, angry arguments over politics and who deserves help. Reversing the tear down culture starts with a commitment to decency and civility.

Let us pray. Good God, your patience for creation is astounding. You continue to forgive us even when we choose to say and do things that are clearly against your will. Open our eyes to the least among us. Help us to see those who are hurting all around us. Use us to bind up the broken ones while offering hope and Good News to one another. Amen.

Faithfully,

Tim
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“The sun shall be no more your light by day, nor for brightness shall the moon give light to you by night; but the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory. Your sun shall no more go down, nor your moon withdraw itself; for the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your days of mourning shall be ended. Your people shall all be righteous; they shall possess the land for ever, the shoot of my planting, the work of my hands, that I might be glorified. The least one shall become a clan, and the smallest one a mighty nation; I am the Lord; in its time I will hasten it.” Isaiah 60:19-22

Today’s scripture is a continuation of Isaiah’s homecoming vision. The poet dreams of a day when we will not be dependent on the sun to give us light by day or the moon to give us light by night. God’s light will radiate, refract, and reflect so brightly that the glory of God will be undeniable. One of the great themes that is scattered through the scriptures tells us the light of God is in us. Maybe Isaiah’s vision is dependent on God’s light shining in us and through us in ways that cannot be covered by the darkness. These are days where too much darkness covers the world. The political rhetoric adds to the darkness. Unarmed people of color killed by police adds to the darkness. Protests some peaceful, some violent add to the darkness. Of course, the never-ending stream of death counts and new infection rates add to the darkness. Darkness hovers around the edges and threatens to encroach on us every single day.

Jesus told us to let our light shine. When we can see God’s light in me and God’s light in you, our world gets brighter. When we show love, God’s light is multiplied. When we offer grace to others, God’s light grows. When we show compassion, express hope, make kindness a priority, we let God’s light shine bright. Some days I need God’s light in you to help hold back the darkness and my prayer is there are days when God’s light in me scatters the darkness gathering around you. As we await Isaiah’s bright homecoming it is up to us to shine a light—God’s light—on the places where darkness is gathering.

Let us pray. Loving God you are the light of the world. Without your light, life would be dominated by darkness and chaos. Use the light you have put in each of us to be a guiding light for the dark world. Give us reason to praise you as we look for signs of a fading pandemic. We pray in Jesus holy name. Amen.

Faithfully,

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Church Reimagined: Finding Spiritual Vitality in Six-foot Increments - Week 4

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Tim- Thanks for another great sermon and for giving us all something to think about in the week ahead. This has been another good sermon series.

Thanks Rev. Tim...tremendous message of grace that bridges the church we are to the church God is calling us to be....one for everyone! Blessings to you and the saints at Trinity UCC!

Thank you Tim!!!

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“Lift up your eyes round about, and see; they all gather together, they come to you; your sons shall come from far, and your daughters shall be carried in the arms.  Then you shall see and be radiant, your heart shall thrill and rejoice; because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you, the wealth of the nations shall come to you. A multitude of camels shall cover you, the young camels of Mid′ian and Ephah; all those from Sheba shall come. They shall bring gold and frankincense, and shall proclaim the praise of the Lord. All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered to you, the rams of Nebai′oth shall minister to you; they shall come up with acceptance on my altar, and I will glorify my glorious house.” Isaiah 60:4-7

The prophet Isaiah writes about the joyous homecoming from the exile.  There will be a magnificent celebration that is extravagant.  He writes of the day when the people are able to return home and their sons and daughters will all be with them.  The prophet calls on people to dream about the day when things get back to normal.  As I read the scriptures about the exiles I am struck by their resilience.  They never gave up.  They never stopped hoping and praying and believing that God was going to bring them home. Their faith and tenacity were a driving force behind their resilience.

This is a time when resilience is needed.  We need reminded, and need to remind each other that, LOVE WINS!  God’s love is going to be what gets us through this time of hardship and disruption.  God will re-gather us as a church—worshiping in person—someday.  We will joyfully sing praises to our God again.  We will, one day, look back at this time and praise God for leading us though this global health crisis.  Resilient people rely on each other and on their faith. Today as we wait for safe re-gathering, we lean on God and our faith knowing that the day is coming when God will call the people back. It will be a joyous celebration, even with whatever precautions are necessary.

Let us pray.  Remind us that you are guiding this process Lord. Remind us that your love wins. Give us the resilience needed for living in this time, the hope needed to inspire others, the will to be kind and compassionate in our divided world.  Guide those making policy decisions regarding the pandemic and protect those in danger of infection.  Amen.

Faithfully,

Tim

“Lift up your eyes round about, and see; they all gather together, they come to you; your sons shall come from far, and your daughters shall be carried in the arms. Then you shall see and be radiant, your heart shall thrill and rejoice; because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you, the wealth of the nations shall come to you. A multitude of camels shall cover you, the young camels of Mid′ian and Ephah; all those from Sheba shall come. They shall bring gold and frankincense, and shall proclaim the praise of the Lord. All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered to you, the rams of Nebai′oth shall minister to you; they shall come up with acceptance on my altar, and I will glorify my glorious house.” Isaiah 60:4-7

The prophet Isaiah writes about the joyous homecoming from the exile. There will be a magnificent celebration that is extravagant. He writes of the day when the people are able to return home and their sons and daughters will all be with them. The prophet calls on people to dream about the day when things get back to normal. As I read the scriptures about the exiles I am struck by their resilience. They never gave up. They never stopped hoping and praying and believing that God was going to bring them home. Their faith and tenacity were a driving force behind their resilience.

This is a time when resilience is needed. We need reminded, and need to remind each other that, LOVE WINS! God’s love is going to be what gets us through this time of hardship and disruption. God will re-gather us as a church—worshiping in person—someday. We will joyfully sing praises to our God again. We will, one day, look back at this time and praise God for leading us though this global health crisis. Resilient people rely on each other and on their faith. Today as we wait for safe re-gathering, we lean on God and our faith knowing that the day is coming when God will call the people back. It will be a joyous celebration, even with whatever precautions are necessary.

Let us pray. Remind us that you are guiding this process Lord. Remind us that your love wins. Give us the resilience needed for living in this time, the hope needed to inspire others, the will to be kind and compassionate in our divided world. Guide those making policy decisions regarding the pandemic and protect those in danger of infection. Amen.

Faithfully,

Tim
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Thank you Tim !!!

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