I didn’t know their vision statement that first Sunday that I attended church at Trinity. My wife and I had lived in the community for several years, and had tried several churches, before finding Trinity. We were impressed that Sunday with the warm and friendly acceptance from all that we met – some who went out of their way to welcome us and introduce themselves. We never looked back and have been attending ever since.
In that time, and as my work schedule allows, I have gotten involved in several activities and ministries that Trinity offers the community. Some of these include the Jubilee Christmas Ministry, which focuses on helping underprivileged parents to put Christmas gifts under the tree for their children; distributing food boxes from the Food Pantry to recipients in need of assistance; the Back to School Bash, which helps teachers and students obtain the supplies that they need for the school year; and most recently, I agreed to help out with Prism, a group which focuses on area LGBTQ youth who may be looking for a space to become comfortable with themselves, worship God, and meet others who may be on the same journey. All of these activities are worthwhile endeavors and allow me to give back to my church and my community.
Being a part of the gay community, the acceptance and hospitality shown on that first Sunday said more to me than those smiling faces could ever know. Now that I am a member of the church, the service to the community, is what keeps me coming back. I love that our church “walks the walk” and truly lives up to its vision statement: Growing in love and service through relationships with God and community. Trinity endeavors to do this through its tireless ministries - ministries that I am proud to be a part of and that are so needed in our troubled world today.