All are welcome
If you are brave enough to walk through our doors for the first time, we feel privileged to welcome you and share our faith and community with you.Through Fellowship after worship, small groups, Benedictine Life in Balance spirituality group, Trinity Trotters, Wise Women and Young Adult Groups, we strive to offer many opportunities to show hospitality to one another and our visitors.
Reconciling in Christ Church - As a community of the people of God, we are called to minister to all people in our world, knowing that the world is often an unloving place. Our world is a place of alienation and brokenness. Christ calls us to reconciliation and wholeness. We are challenged by the Gospel to be agents of healing within our society.
We affirm with the apostle Paul that in Christ "there is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female" (Galatians 3:28). Christ has made us one. We acknowledge this reconciliation extends to people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
Because gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons and their families are often scorned by society and alienated from the Church, we wish to make known our caring and concern. It is for this purpose that we affirm the following: that people of all sexual orientations and gender identities share the worth that comes from being unique individuals created by God;
that people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are welcome within the membership of this congregation upon making a common, public Affirmation of faith; and
that as members of this congregation, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are expected and encouraged to share in the sacramental and general life of this congregation.</>
First Trinity shares a gift of hospitality each Sunday with guests and with each other by providing a time for fellowship. Fellowship, like most social interactions, is fueled by food and drink, which is brought and served by First Trinity members and friends the first three weeks of every month. Our partner in ministry, St. Matthews, serves Fellowship the other Sundays. We believe that breaking bread together after worship is a continuation of our communal feast. It is a way to thank our guests for joining us for worship and provides an opportunity to get to know them. For our First Trinity-St. Matthew’s family it is often the only time we really have to visit, since we live and work in disparate places.
We continue hospitality with one another by meeting in homes for Small Groups. Our sessions of Small Groups usually happen once a year and last 4-6 weeks. We have covered the topics of faith in daily life and Race: Challenge and Opportunity. Our upcoming series in Fall 2016 will be on Generosity.