Whether you are looking for a church family or are just in town for the weekend, we love having guests! In order to make your first time with us as easy and as comfortable as possible we have included the following list of what you can expect on any given Sunday morning here at Trinity.
1. Arrive and find a parking space
As you prepare to visit, you might like to know that most folks here dress pretty casually. If you are not familiar with where our building is located, you can find directions on the "Where to Find Us" page. There is a canopy over the front door of the building, and there are handicapped accessible parking spaces available on either side of that canopy. A wheelchair ramp is also available on the left side when facing the building.
2. Find a place for you and your family
When you enter the front door you will find an entryway with stairs leading either up or down. If you are arriving for Sunday School at 9:30, you can take any children downstairs where you will find our nursery and classrooms. The Cross Training classes for high school students and adults all meet upstairs.
If you are arriving for the Worship Service at 10:30, come on upstairs to the foyer and get a bulletin from one of our greeters. There is an information booth in the foyer with more information about the church, and the greeters can help answer any questions that you may have. Nursery care is available from the beginning of the service, or you can take children down during the "fellowship break" (see below). Once you are ready, come on in and have a seat.
3. Worship with us
The order of the worship service is printed on the inside of the bulletin, and it usually lasts about an hour and fifteen minutes. We nearly always start out with a time of praise and worship songs, then have a time of announcements. After the announcements we usually dismiss the children for Children's Church (downstairs) and take a five minute "fellowship break," giving time for parents to get children to the nursery or to Children's Church and also giving us a time to connect with some of the folks around us. Older elementary age students are welcome to join in on our Transition Kids program during this time. Afterward, we spend more time in worship and prayer, followed by a message from the Bible. You can find more on our Sunday worship page.
One thing you may notice is that we don't collect an offering during the service. There is a wooden box by the glass doors for those who would like to help financially support our ministry, but we don't want our guests to feel obligated to do so.
We are a pretty friendly bunch, but we also respect those who would prefer to remain more anonymous on a first visit. The bottom line is that we won't single anyone out or put anyone on the spot. Feel free to join us downstairs after the worship service for refreshments and conversation - we would love to have the chance to get to know you a little better. For those who are ready to take the next step in connecting with others at Trinity, we recommend checking out a small group. If you have any additional questions that were not answered here, please call Mark at 927-4384.