We Welcome New Visitors at Trinity
Nuts and Bolts of Our Life Together
Welcome This is a strange and wonderful time to be seeking a new faith community. We welcome you to Trinity and hope that you experience the peace of God and a loving welcome, even amidst our precautions to stay safe. All beginnings are hard, and it takes time to feel at home in any new community. Give yourself the grace of time and patience to let the place fit.
How We Communicate with You Our most important communication tool as a church is the e-blast (through email) which comes out once per week. You can sign up for the eblast right here on our website, or indicate your interest when attending Worship at Trinity.
Changing Worship Schedule We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and our worship schedule consists of a variety of in-person and online formats. Not every Sunday looks the same, so we recommend that you check the website or eblast for the schedule each Sunday.
First Sunday All Together Zoom Worship – We’ve been meeting “all together” on Zoom every first Sunday of the month since the pandemic began. It’s a joyous, interactive online worship service, and we welcome you to log-on and maybe even stay for virtual coffee hour.
How to Get to Know People – In November/December 2021 we will start a new round of “cell groups.” These small groups are offered at different times and places, both in-person and on Zoom. They are the best way to start getting to know people from Trinity and deepen your faith through the study of Christian faith and practice. To sign up for a cell group, you can email our Wesley Intern, Jennie Lyons email@example.com or look for more info in October’s e-blasts.
Where is Rev. Bonnie? Rev. Bonnie has been with Trinity for almost 7 years and is currently on Sabbatical Leave from Sept 1st-Nov 30. She will spend much of this time in France working on her French-language skills, experiencing monastic life, and reading scripture just for fun.
Children’s Ministry We love offering Godly Play on Sunday mornings which invites children of many ages to experience and “wonder” about the stories of the Bible. We also invite children to participate online. Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or see our volunteer at the Check In Desk in the front hallway.
Youth Ministry – Yes, we have a youth ministry. Like all things right now, it is in a state of flux. Email Ben Long email@example.com for more information about the next youth gathering.
Have a Pastoral Need or Seeking Prayer? Pastor Cristin Cooper is on-call for pastoral needs, prayers, phone calls and emergencies. firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you interested in becoming a Trinity Member? Rev. Bonnie will hold a New Beginnings Retreat upon her return—likely in December 2021 or early January 2022—in order to give you a proper welcome. In the meantime, if you’d like a basic orientation to life at Trinity, fill out the contact card and we will be happy to give you a tour.
Are you active on facebook or Instagram? So are we. This is one of the spaces where we share creativity challenges, snapshots of God-sightings, sermons and prayers.
What’s Different because of COVID-19. In the Before-COVID times, our “pews” were usually fuller, children filled our Godly Play Classroom, our choir and congregation loved to belt out the hymns and linger long over coffee hour. To keep everyone safe, we have made elements of our worship service “contactless” for the time being, while many continue to worship at home. We hope you won’t interpret these changes as a lack of warmth or heart! During COVID, we saw a huge growth in our cell-group ministry and we are excited about way our church life will be made new
A Fun Fact: Behind the Sanctuary Altar – Is the Germantown HELP Pantry. We’re thrilled to host Germantown HELP in our building. This feeding ministry serves dozens of families in Germantown each week with groceries delivered directly to their homes. We collect food and some of our members volunteer directly with Germantown HELP.