Trinity: Who Are We?
We are people of Faith. You probably already have a sense of what that means—because all of us have at some time sensed that there is more to our story, something we yearn to explore. We are all connected, part of something greater, made for ‘spirit-stuff.’ Well, guess what? Your intuition is right!
We are a Church Family. Did you know that the tale of how Jesus fed thousands of people with a few loaves and a couple of fish appears six times over the four Gospels? That suggests to us that sitting down together, eating together, laughing and learning together as a Church family is pretty darned important expression of life lived well. Trinity is a family space in which we encounter a message of love for every age, race, class and lifestyle.
We are a Christian community. The theologian Jaroslav Pelikan writes of Christianity that it can be divided into “tradition” and “traditionalism.” Pelikan writes: “Tradition is the living faith of the dead; traditionalism is the dead faith of the living.” In an even simpler way, he directs us: “Take what belongs to your fathers and mothers, and work to make it your own.” At Trinity, we do the work of deepening ourselves in the ‘God story’ lovingly handed down to us.
Together, we make a difference. Sometimes when we are asked how many people belong to Trinity, we like to turn it around: To how many people does Trinity belong? And the answer is: A awful lot of people who we love, serve, help, feed, and care for! Trinity’s building and its cast of characters are here to make the world richer, less broken and alone, more healed, happy, and whole. Search our website, witness our opportunities and our outreach. “Taste and see that God is good”!
Trinity’s Mission Statement
We believe God is calling Trinity United Church to:
* reach out and serve the wider community and the world;
* to nurture spirituality in people of all ages;
* and to be a safe, open, welcoming and inclusive community of faith.
What do those words mean? Well, we gather together because we think that’s what God wants for us—to be a community. More than a community, we are like a big family who take care of each other and work hard to love and care for the world around us. And, like Jesus, we try to love and welcome everyone—regardless of who they are or where they come from!
In fulfilling our mission, Trinity United Church strives at all times to provide its programs, goods and services in a way that respects the dignity and independence of people with disabilities. We are also committed to giving people with disabilities the same opportunity to access our programs, goods and services and allowing them to benefit from the same services, in the same place, and in a similar way as other participants.
Trinity is a large building with a second floor sanctuary that seats up to approximately 300 people. Our sanctuary is equipped with a listening system, and a lift which provides access to each floor. Large print bulletins are printed each Sunday. The greeters that you’ll meet every Sunday are trained to take care of any special needs, and will only be too happy to help!
If you would like to learn more about Trinity’s Accessibility policy please click here Welcoming Communities—–Accessibility Standards edited