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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

Food For Thought: Your Gifts Give Strength, Hope, Love to the Hungry

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FOOD FOR THOUGHT! We are starting our 19th year of being the love of Christ in action through this ministry. Thanks to all of you who have faithfully supported this mission and instead of growing tired of it, have come to embrace it as something you can do to make a difference in the lives of so many in our community one can, box, or package at a time. All of those items put together have filled hundreds of bins full of food for the past 18 years that otherwise wouldn’t have been available. And you have been a part of that; you did it all.

With school being out and the back pack program on hold until school starts again, our community’s children will need wholesome, easy food to keep up with their growing bodies and minds. Please help all types of people in our community who are in need of nutritious food to help their bodies heal, give them strength to find a job, to give them hope and to know the love of God who provides for them through you.more...

Because He Lives: Tag Team - Luke 24:44-53

“As he [Jesus] blessed them, he left them and was taken up to heaven.” Luke 24:51 [Common English Bible]

My brother and I used to watch wrestling when we were growing up.  What we loved most were the tag team match-ups.  Just when the Referee was about to tap that third-and-final count on the tarp, a tag would be made, the partner would come flying over the top ring rope, and the excitement would continue!

Sometimes how we navigate the ups and downs of life – especially regarding how we live out our Christian faith – feels exactly the same way:

We handle “the fight” as long as possible on our own, but just when we think life has us pinned down, we “tag” a fellow brother or sister in Christ (or cry out to Jesus for rescue!) to step in for us.more...

Because He Lives - Luke 24:44-53, Acts 1:4-14

Both the scriptures for this week's sermon - from the gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles - were written by Luke, and both describe Luke’s understanding of what took place when Jesus ascended to heaven. To me the key words of Jesus to his apostles are “stay” (Luke 24:49 [NIV]) and “wait” (Acts 1:4 [NIV]). Take a few minutes and read the passages here: Luke 24:44-53 and Acts 1:4-14.

Our golden retriever Somer is two years old. We have tried to teach her to “stay”, but we gave up being trained before she was compliant—and, “wait” is certainly hopeless. We humans are sometimes better at “stay” and “wait” because we’ve had a lifetime of training at doctors’ offices, standing in line, and looking to future events.

Anticipation, though, is another issue. We anticipate what gifts we might receive for Christmas, birthdays, etc. And then there are those tasty treats we see in menus or commercials. While we “stay” and “wait”, we also anticipate the surprise or pleasure.

After Jesus’ death the disciples were prepared to return to their lives prior to being with Jesus. But after his resurrection and his appearances to them, they were less anxious to go back to their previous lives. Jesus’ promises were more and more real and they had more confidence that he would do what he said. Therefore, they stayed in Jerusalem and waited, their anticipation whetted by Jesus’ promises.more...

Image (Senior Recognition Sunday) - Acts 17:22-31

“… as God’s offspring, we have no need to imagine that the divine being is like a gold, silver, or stone image made by human skill and thought.” Acts 17:29 [Common English Bible]
 
What image do you care to portray these days?

As a teenager, my image meant just about everything to me, and I was just beginning to gain enough confidence in letting the world see me for who I really was.

My few lines of identity underneath my Senior Yearbook photo was the culmination of four years of image development, and I felt like the success of my future might possibly be contingent upon whether my “superlatives” gained proper notoriety ...

... and THEN I moved out-of-town to attend college, where I had to immediately tweak, develop, and re-invent that fleeting, short-term image I had come to embrace so dearly.

Eric 2.0, if you will.more...

Because He Lives - Mark 13:9-11, Acts 17:22-31

Paul grew up as a Jew in a Roman world. He was a student of and knew both — very different — worlds and how to speak to both. He knew their values and traditions and culture and language and expectations. That made him a great apostle (‘sent one’) from Jesus to the non-Jewish world. He was a relentless advocate for Gentiles among those who had grown up only in a Jewish culture, the other Church leaders. Without Paul, the Church would probably have extended beyond its Jewish roots… eventually. With him, it spread rapidly among those who never knew themselves as insiders of the Jewish faith.

He finds himself among the ‘heavy thinking’ Gentiles in Athens. These are self-identified philosophers which probably included a lot of people who just like to play with new ideas in their minds, who like to hear folks talk about the right thing perhaps more than they enjoy doing the right thing.

It was Paul’s call to spread the gospel (good news) wherever he was. So Paul had to find the way to get into the hearing and hearts of these potential listeners. His call was to speak the language of these others but stay true to Christ. How do you do that?more...

Because He Lives - Acts 9:1-9

One Sunday night at my home church in Birmingham, AL, my youth director said something that set my anxious 13 year old heart at ease. He was telling us the story of Saul (who became known as Paul) and the guy named Ananias. Saul/Paul may be familiar to you (he wrote a number of letters to the early churches and we have some of them in our Bible). He encountered Jesus on the road to Damascus and once he could see again he underwent this enormously dramatic conversion of life and heart. Saul's conversion to Paul is an excellent story, full of drama and seeing the light.

This is a great conversion story--perhaps the greatest conversion story. But it is not everyone's story. At that time in my life I was very concerned because my story didn't line up with this epitome of conversion. I couldn't remember not being a Christian, and I had not turned away from my faith for any reason at that time. Somehow, though, I had gotten the idea that if I didn't have a dramatic story of turning and seeing the light and then being convicted of my wicked ways, my faith was somehow less real than the faith of my peers (who were leaving lives of teenage vices and coming to youth group for the first time).

The point that my youth director made that has stuck with me for all these years is this: Ananias is an incredibly faithful Christian and he has a very different kind of story.more...

Because He Lives - Matthew 4:12-17, Acts 9:1-9

We continue in the story series “Because He Lives;” stories about the difference the resurrection of Jesus makes to people long ago… and to us. Sunday we’re dealing with the confrontation of Saul — Church Enemy #1 — and his subsequent conversion.

The scriptures for Sunday are Matthew 4:12-17 and Acts 9:1-9. Jesus’ first word out of the gate is for people to repent, for the Kingdom of God is near. What does it mean to ‘repent’? The translation we’re using (CEB) says that means ‘change your hearts and minds.’ That’s close. It’s not just feeling sorry for past wrong doing, it is heading in a new direction with new intent.

But it’s not something we do just on our own initiative. It is a reaction to what the Lord does to us, for us, in us, with us, and now wants to do through us. First God acts, then we react, allowing God to change us from inside out. And we allow God to use us for the sake of others.

I urge you to read the rest of his conversion story found in Acts 9:10-20. There’s someone else in the story, someone who plays a pivotal role — which eventually leads to the growth of Christianity, the writing of most of the New Testament, and my inclusion in the faith — and then disappears from reports. Amazing!more...

Love Follows - John 21:5-19

Peter was sad that Jesus asked him a third time, “Do you love me?” He replied, “Lord, you know everything;
you know I love you.” ... Jesus said to Peter, “Follow me.” [John 21:17,19]

WHAT do you “love?”
WHO do you “love?”
To what extent will you PROVE your “love?”

Very often, I wish English were a more robust language ... especially when trying to understand Bible stories. Having only one word for “love” is just a disservice to one of the most important emotions in all of humanity.

Take this upcoming Sunday’s story regarding the forgiveness of the Apostle Peter. Jesus asks Peter three times, “Do you ‘love’ me?” If we were stuck with ONLY the English translation, we would be tempted to summarize that Jesus was symbolically forgiving Peter the same number of times that he betrayed Jesus. But this story was recorded in Greek, and evidently the first two times, Jesus used the word “agape,” but the third time, Jesus used the word “phileo.”more...

Because He Lives - John 21:5-19

We continue our series of some of the most vibrant and vital stories of the Bible: From the Journey … For Your Journey. We share these well-weathered stories that have stood the test of time — have been relevant in every generation — in hopes that your personal faith journey will be guided, encouraged, and challenged.

Sunday’s scripture story is from John 21:5-19. We have one of those post-resurrection picnics where life gets revealed and transformed. It’s not going to be like it was; it’s going to be much bigger, cosmic even.

We have Jesus turning to Peter and asking him three times (!) if Peter loved him. Why three times? Did he not trust the first two answers? That’s what we do sometimes when we think we’re not getting the whole story from our kids, spouses, or employees.

Maybe Jesus was digging deeper each time, pulling back layers of meaning, much as a counselor would do. Some commentators have pointed out that these questions are in reaction to — and offered forgiveness for — the three times Peter denied even knowing his Lord the night Jesus was arrested.more...

Food For Thought: Eighteen Years and Still Going Strong

A personal testimony is a powerful tool for getting an unbeliever interested in spiritual matters. No matter how commonplace our words may sound compared to someone else, the Lord will see to it that they impact the hearers who need them.

Eighteen years ago Susan Hively and myself (Carolyn Moses) were hearers of God speaking to us regarding this mission project. Personally, I am very thankful that the Lord spoke to each of us and brought us together to form Food For Thought. The Lord never expects anyone to do a job by themselves.  Nor is He going to let any one of us be absolutely independent. The Lord truly blessed me by giving Susan a similar vision and bringing us together to work with you to be His disciples. This goes to show never think that you are only one person and that you can’t make a difference. You never know whom else God might be speaking to.

God has built His church in such a way that the world will recognize Christians by their love toward one another.more...

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