Welcome to Trinity Church!Learn a Little About Us
We’d love to have you join us!
Trinity is an exciting, vibrant community of faith that makes worship a priority while striving to share the message of the love of God for all people.
We hope that you will find our web page informative and easy to navigate. Please take a few minutes to click on the available links and learn more about our faith family.
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 statement captures the essence of who we are:
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
Our worship opportunities are passionate and diverse. Traditional worship is dignified, formal and majestic. Alternative worship (Contemporary worship) is casual, energetic and joyful. Both worship styles stress the love of God. Trinity offers a home for your heart and a caring group of people to journey through life with. These are times of disillusionment and frustration for many. Having a faith community to walk with through the challenges of life, is a source of strength and stability. I extend a personal invitation to come and worship with us. When you come, please take a moment to introduce yourself to me because I am eager to meet you. No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey you are welcome here.
The Reverend Timothy A. White
Sunday WorshipTraditional Worship 8:30am | Coffee Hour 9:30am | Soul Encounter Worship 10:30am
Two weekly worship opportunities are offered at Trinity. There is not a dress code, we are comfortable with you coming the way you are.
- Van transportation is available for all Sunday services, and there is room for additional riders. Please call (217) 224-9367 on any Sunday before 8:00 a.m.
- Amplification devises are available for those with special hearing needs.
- Large print bulletins are also available at the 8:30 service for those who have difficulty reading our bulletin.
- Nursery care is available each Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. Soul Encounter Service.
There is a social gathering in the foyer between services. Coffee, lemonade and cookies are served. It is a great way to catch up with a friend or get to know the people in the church.
Traditional Worship is held each Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. Led by the pastor and Chancel Choir, this service is a blend of liturgical expression, traditional responses and classical music that utilizes the great hymns of the church.
“Soul Encounter” is an alternative worship event at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays. This casual worship experience is led by the pastor and Trinity’s Praise Band. Worship tends to be joyful and stresses celebrating life as we seek an experience of the love of God.
Tim graduated from Elmhurst College and received a master of Divinity from Eden Seminary. Before coming to Trinity he served as the Associate Pastor of the Second Congregational United Church of Christ, in Grand Rapids Michigan.
Tim has been active in the Quincy Community serving on many boards over the years. A past president of the United Way, Tim currently is the co-chair of the Quincy Area Partnership for Unmet needs. The pastor has led workshops on contemporary worship, and the use of visual arts in worship and keynoted on the role of the faith community in partnering with the social service system to help those who are economically challenged. In his free time, Tim likes to garden, cook and collect antiques.
Tim is blessed with two adult sons Andrew and Devon.
Rhonda Basinger is our organist.
Rhonda holds a degree in organ performance. She plays in the community for various recitals and musical events and often plays with the Quincy Symphony Orchestra. Rhonda is active in the local chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Rhonda and John (our Chancel Choir director) are blessed with two children and 4 grandchildren.
John Basinger is a retired engineer and serves as the director of the Chancel Choir. In addition to directing choirs John has experience as an organist. John enjoys spending time at the family farm and likes to garden. Mr. Basinger plays violin in the Quincy Symphony Orchestra. John has a very eclectic set of interests and has a passion for the future of the church.
Marty Burns is Trinity’s Administrative Assistant.
She is the friendly voice that answers the phone and keeps the office running. Marty also coordinates our nursery ministry.
Marty and her husband Jeff enjoy hanging out with their grandson Dominic, and son Michael and his wife Cassandra.
Rhonda Klessner serves as Trinity’s bookkeeper.
Rhonda is the one to go to if you have a financial question. Rhonda is very active in the Quincy Pubic Schools PTA and is a huge Quincy Blue Devil fan.
Rhonda and her husband Barry are blessed with two daughters Lindsey and Sidney.
Dale Frericks serves as Custodian and handyman at Trinity.
Dale is retired from Prairie Farms Dairy, has worked in landscaping and he keeps the facility looking great. Dale’s children are grown and live away from Quincy.
When he is not doing church work Dale can be found helping his wife Donna with her in-home daycare business.