What to expect when visiting Trinity
Visitors are Welcome!
Since visiting any church for the first time can be a little intimidating, we’ve put together the following information that we hope will answer your questions about what to expect when you visit Trinity.
This is just a sampling of some of the information that is available in greater detail on other parts of our web site. To learn more, just browse around the rest of the site, and feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments.
You can check out our map for directions and once you get to Trinity you'll find plenty of parking, including handicapped spaces near both entrances and visitor spaces near the front entrance to the church. The building is wheelchair-accessible. There is a coat rack inside the entrances and restrooms are located in the main hallway. The ushers will give you a bulletin, gladly answer any questions you have, and help you if you need assistance.
We will not make you stand up or embarrass you!
Instead we will greet you with smiles and handshakes, and welcome you to worship with us while respecting that your relationship with the Lord is a personal matter, and that your attendance is not for our benefit.
How should I dress?
God accepts us as we are - no matter who we are, what we do, or how we dress. We do not have a dress code. Worshipers at Trinity wear anything from shorts and tee shirts, to suits and and ties. Please wear whatever you feel is most comfortable for you.
What about the kids?
Children are always welcome in worship and there are activity packets available for them each Sunday. Child care is available for infants and toddlers in our nursery room which is found in the education wing. Most Sundays children of all ages are invited to come forward to listen to a short Children's sermon. If you need to take your child out of the sanctuary during the service, you can still listen to the service on the speakers in the Gathering Room across from the sanctuary or in the nursery.
What about offering?
At some point during the service, offering plates will be passed. This is an opportunity for our regular members to respond to all God has given them by freely giving to support his church through the ministries at Trinity. We certainly do not expect or require visitors to put anything in the offering plate, though you are welcome to if you like. You will also have an opportunity to sign the guest book and we encourage you to include your address.
Will I be able to follow the service?
Basically, everything you need in order to follow the service is in the screen. Bulletins are also available. Large print bulletins are available if needed.
Can I take Communion, and how does it work?
All who are baptized are welcome to receive Holy Communion.
The ushers will indicate when it is your row's turn to approach the altar. If you choose to participate, join the line in the center aisle. Communion is served by intinction or at the Communion rail in front of the alter. Intinction means that you will take the communion wafer you receive from the pastor and dip it in the wine held by the communion assistant before eating it. A communion assistant is also holding a chalice of grape juice should you prefer juice instead of wine.
If you wish to take communion but are unable to walk to the front of the church, just notify the usher, and the pastor serve communion to you at your chair.