We’re glad you’re checking us out here on the web, and hope you will join us for worship soon! This page is here to answer those FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) that you might want to know something about before visiting us in person. If you have a question we don’t address here, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you shortly!
You will find that Trinity is a congregation of warm, welcoming people. Before you have a chance to ask where something is, it is likely that someone will spot you and offer to help. But maybe you’re the type of person that wants to know ahead of time anyway.
- If you’re coming for our contemporary service at 9:00, we meet in the chapel (on the left side of the building if you’re facing the church). Look for directional signs. Our nursery worker meets families there and takes any children that desire to go the nursery from there.
- If you’re coming to Sunday School at 10:00. All classes meet on the office side of the building. Nursery through Middle School meets in rooms 3, 5, and 6. High schoolers meet next to the chapel in the Youth room. The Adult classes meet across from the chapel and in the library.
- If you’re coming to our traditional service at 11:00, we meet in the sanctuary. People tend to begin gathering about 10:45. Even if you arrive late, you are always welcome to join us for worship! Ushers are available to help seat you.
Our 9:00 service is a casual service. You will find people in a variety of dress—from jeans to career casual to traditional Sunday dress. It is a “just as you are” service, so we encourage people to dress however they feel comfortable for worship.
Our 11:00 service is a bit more formal, but we do not have a particular dress code! Dressy casual is probably the most typical.
Sherry Katz, our church secretary, is in the office Monday-Friday from 9:00-2:00, and is happy to answer your questions. If she doesn’t know the answer, she will find out for you or direct you to the right person! You can either call the church at 776-2067 or email her at email@example.com. If you’d like to speak directly to the pastor, Robyn Garrison, please feel free to ask for her! She is in the office Tuesday-Friday, and is off on Mondays.
Trinity has a “Prayer Band”, through which we share specific joys or concerns about our congregation members, their families and friends. This happens via email and, for those who prefer, by phone. If you have a particular request that you would like the whole congregation to pray for, please email the church (firstname.lastname@example.org), call us at 776-2067, or you may share that prayer request during worship when joys and concerns are asked for. If you have a prayer request for the pastor only, please call the church and ask for Pastor Robyn, or you may email her directly at RobynGarrison@trinitypresonline.com
We also try to keep a current list of church members and their families and friends in the bulletin announcements each week. Please provide that information to Sherry Katz, the church secretary. We also request that you let us know when the time comes to remove someone from our prayer list, so that it can stay as up to date as possible
Through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, we trust in the one triune God, the Holy One of Israel, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, whom alone we worship and serve.(From A Brief Statement of Faith)
God comes to us in free and undeserved favor in the person of Jesus Christ who lived, died, and rose for us that we might belong to God and serve Christ in the world. Following Jesus, Presbyterians are engaged in the world and in seeking thoughtful solutions to the challenges of our time. Presbyterians affirm that God comes to us with grace and love in the person of Jesus Christ, who lived, died, and rose for us so that we might have eternal and abundant life in him. As Christ’s disciples, called to ministry in his name, we seek to continue his mission of teaching the truth, feeding the hungry, healing the broken, and welcoming strangers. God sends the Holy Spirit to dwell within us, giving us the energy, intelligence, imagination, and love to be Christ’s faithful disciples in the world.
More than two million people call the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) their spiritual home. Worshiping in 10,000 Presbyterian congregations throughout the United States, they
engage the communities in which they live and serve with God’s love.*
If you are interested in joining Trinity Presbyterian Church, please contact Pastor Robyn. We host an actual new member class on an as-needed basis; as individuals or couples become interested in joining at any given time, we hold a more casual conversational process in which we talk about the structure of the Presbyterian Church (USA), what we believe, how we are governed, and more of the details of Trinity Presbyterian church. At the end of that time, if you are ready to join, a few members of the session will meet with you to hear your faith journey, and formally receive you into membership. We then ask you to join the church in a service of worship, where you publicly reaffirm your faith. If you are a member of another congregation, we will request that church to send us a letter of transfer.