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Welcome

Everyone is at a different point in their spiritual journey. Whether you are unfamiliar with church, coming back to church or a regular participant in church, you will feel at home at Trinity.

Our Vision: We Are The Love Of Christ In Action.

Bienvenidos

En nuestra jornada espiritual cada uno de nosotros se encuentra en un lugar diferente. Si usted no conoce nada acerca de la iglesia, o tal vez  está regresando a la iglesia, o es un participante regular en la iglesia, usted sentirá que Trinity es como estar en casa.

Nuestra Visión: Somos el amor de Cristo en Acción

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Map and Directions

We are conveniently located in Southeast Huntsville, in the heart of one of the city’s most active areas. We serve families in our neighborhood as well as surrounding communities and look forward to having you join us.

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Service Times

8:15 - 8:45 am: The Gathering Simple service in Sanctuary (front of campus). Weekly communion, everyone welcome.

8:45 – 9:45 am: Childcare and Sunday School for all ages.

10 - 11 am: Children's Church 4 years old – 1st grade enjoy a Mini-message, Bible story movie, crafts, games and more! Join us in “The Garden” Room 173. (Childcare available for 3 years old and younger on Children’s Hallway.)

10 - 11 am: Cappuccino & Christ Worship with the C&C Band and a vibrant message in our back campus auditorium. Enjoy a cup of Cappuccino or coffee to enjoy during the service. Everyone welcome!

10 - 11 am: Traditional Traditional
With historic, sacred symbols and liturgy, worship in a traditional setting with beautiful stained glass, organ music and choir. Everyone welcome.

Welcome to Trinity.

Trinity’s friendly and inviting congregation will provide a warm welcome when you arrive. Our church provides a place where all are welcome with open hearts, open minds and open doors.

Service Times

8:15 am to 8:45 am
The Gathering in the Sanctuary (front of campus)

10:00 am to 11:00 am
“Cappuccino & Christ” Contemporary in The New Room (back of campus)
Traditional in the Sanctuary (front of campus)

 

 

Blog

God Changes His Mind - Jonah 3:10 - 4:5

Really? Check that title again. Is it possible that the Lord changes according to how we respond to God? Some agree with Greek philosophers in saying that God is the ‘unmoved mover,’ unaffected by us, never changing tactics ... or anything. But could there be some eternal and unchanging elements of the Lord — like the divine approach to and attitude about the creation — which cause God to adapt how God applies those elements? A great doctor always looks after the health of her patients, but she doesn’t prescribe the same medicine to each one. In the short book of Jonah, it was precisely because God is always loving and quick to forgive, that God changes God’s mind toward Nineveh (Jonah 3:10 - 4:5). See also Numbers 14:10-2 and Isaiah 43:16-19, for instance.

Read the whole book (Jonah 1:1 - 4:11.) Yeah, it’s just two pages long. Go ahead, I’ll wait.more...

Timing is Everything” (Esther) - Esther 4:7-14

[Uncle] Mordecai replied to Esther, “If you keep quiet at a time like this, deliverance and relief for the Jews will arise from some other place, but you and your relatives will die. Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for just such a time as this?” Esther 4:14 [NLT]

“Are we there yet?”
“No.”
“I’m ready to get there.”
“Me, too, but it’s going to be just awhile longer ...”
“UUUGGGHHhhhhhh .... Why does it take so long to get there?”
“Some things just take time.”

Anyone else have a road-trip conversation like that this summer?more...

For Such a Time as This? - Esther 4:9-14

Back in 1978, NBC aired a four-part miniseries entitled Holocaust concerning the destruction of the Jews in Germany before and during WWII. Portraying fictional Jewish families as well as young SS officers, it caught the nation up in such events as Kristallnacht, the creation of ghettos, and the use of gas chambers.

It was directed by the same man who had directed Roots and starred Fritz Weaver, Meryl Streep, James Woods, and Michael Moriarty, as well as a large supporting cast. Nearly half of America watched it each night.

Later, it was shown in Europe, including Germany. It was reported then that children turned to their grandparents and asked, “What did you do during the war?” Well, what do you say? “We didn’t realize all that was going on ...” (But how could you not know something?) “I’d rather not think about it.” Or, “You have to understand the day in which we were living ...”more...

Life Together - Ruth 1:6-16

A very popular ancestry website says: “In order to better understand ourselves, it is important to understand where we came from.” I think Matthew began his gospel with Jesus’ ancestors as a very interesting way to keep his audience.  Sunday, we will talk about one of Jesus’ ancestors, a foreigner woman named Ruth.

Now, the story of Ruth, a Moabite woman from the foreign land of Moab, is not an isolated story. We find Ruth crossing paths with a woman from the town of Judah in Israel, who is named Naomi.

Under a time of dark days for the nation of Israel, where “everybody did as he saw fit” (Judges 17:6; 21:25) we find this interesting relationship between a daughter-in-law and a mother-in-law. Now, I say “interesting” because we know plenty of stories involving daughters-in-law and mothers-in-law that make us laugh or make us sad. Preparing my mind and spirit for this week, I asked a friend what her first thought was about Ruth and Naomi. She said “I would never do something like that for a mother-in-law ...” Of course she was talking about leaving everything behind to go with her mother in law, as Ruth did. The book of Proverbs says “those who find a wife gained God’s favor” I say “those who find a good mother-in-law gained God’s favor.” And I gained God’s favor because my MIL is the best!more...

When Ya Gotta Go (Ruth) - Ruth 1:16-18

But Ruth replied, “Don’t ask me to leave you, or stop going with you. I will go wherever you go, and live wherever you live. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God.” Ruth 1:16 [NLT]

I used to be overly-preoccupied with predestination – the idea that God was maneuvering me throughout my life in a way that controlled my outcome, no matter what decisions of my own “free will” I was making ....

... especially when it came down to figuring out how I would find the “right person” to marry.

If I were to meet “Mrs. Perfect-for-Eric,”

What if I pick the ‘wrong’ college?
What church/church service should I attend?
Where should I live?
What if “Mrs. Right” is at the restaurant/gym/grocery store RIGHT NOW, and I didn’t feel like going?
How is GOD going to introduce us if I make a ‘WRONG’ decision?more...

Discovery 2017: Heart Changing. When High School Youth Lead Middle School Youth

My name is Jordan Sanders and I am one of the youth interns here at Trinity this summer. This Discovery Weekend will be my tenth one and I feel OLD. I have seen traditions come and go, seen how the weekend has changed, and seen our youth group transition from Tony Akers’ leadership to our current youth pastor, Becca Bibee’s.

A little background about Discovery Weekend - it is a retreat for our middle school students led by our high school students. Most years, we have had adults plan the weekend and then our high school students show up to lead. But this year, Becca decided to let the students plan the entire weekend. We had high school kids at church all summer pouring their hearts into making this weekend incredible. They wrote small group curriculum, wrote skits, created videos, planned games, and helped with the design.more...

Discovery Weekend: A Culture of Worship

About seven years ago on Facebook I posted a picture of the worship during Discovery Weekend with the caption, “Discovery Weekend: better than Christmas.” I still affirm that statement today. Every year that memory pops up I ask myself, why Discovery Weekend is so important to me, our adults, and our students and the one thing that always sticks in my head is that Discovery Weekend feels like the way the world should feel. It is a weekend completely centered on worship.

Our culture, what we surround ourselves with and value day by day,  has more of an affect on our lives than we give it credit for. When we value success we live a life that facilitates success. We value hard work and achievement. We spend our time efficiently, always working towards a goal. We evaluate our worth based on the amount in our bank accounts or the diplomas on our wall. When we live our life in a culture that values relevance we value knowing what is “in” and doing what is culturally right at that moment. Our time and money is spent on making sure we are doing, wearing, listening to, and watching the things that everyone who is anyone is doing. The cultures that we live in dictate our values and our actions.more...

What Are You Doing Here? - 1 Kings 19:1-18, Mark 1:35-39

The Hebrew scripture is 1 Kings 19:1-18. Why was it important for our spiritual ancestors to remember this story? Why is it important for us to do so?

Here’s the background: King Ahab married a woman foreign to the ways and beliefs of Israel. She brought along her worship of the god Baal (which you can see in her name, Jeze-bel). Things came to a head with those loyal to the LORD, led by Elijah (whose name means “the LORD is my God”).

They had a show-down on Mt. Carmel [see 1 Kings 18:20-40], and the LORD won mightily. Jezebel threatened to have Elijah killed and Elijah flees.more...

Food for Thought: Helping People Through Hard Times

Sunday, August 6, is our next collection. It’s impressive how responsive Trinity is and has been for the past 18 years to the plight of those who have fallen on hard times and need help putting food on their tables for their families. There continue to be jobs lost, illness, seasonal work, abandonment, high monthly bills, etc to cause people to have to ask for help. We can bring hope to people as we use our gifts to glorify God. Holmes St. UMC’s food pantry will receive our contributions this month. They especially need:more...

Summer Adventure Memorable Moments

I was asked to write a blog about our “summer adventure” last week with others, and while I’m really not good at writing things like this, I do love sharing where God is at work in the lives of His children. Many people think Summer Adventure (aka VBS) is for the kids, but we know that God uses this week to share His story with all of us—children, youth and adults!more...

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