May your inner vision be transformed so that you can see more clearly your own journey with all humankind as a journey of peace, hope and connection.
May you know God as your rock, your Guide, your shelter, your strength, your comfort and support.
May you be aware of all the places your feet carry you in the New Year.
May you not be afraid of the questions that press upon your mind and heart, but rather live the questions with peace in your heart.
May you be the one with welcome and hello etched upon your hand, the hand you extend to everyone who blesses you with presence.
May yours be the gift of reverence for all living things. May you face bravely and enthusiastically the responsibility to preserve and care for our earth home.
May compassion flow deep within you.
May you awaken each morning with thank you on your lips and in your heart, recognizing that all is gift, all is blessing.
May your connection with God be strong and healthy. May you be aware of the presence of God's spirit of love and divine energy as you find your way in the new year.
May your spirit be open and perceptive in discerning the will of God for you.
May your life in this new year be a living legacy to God!
We are an open and affirming congregation located in St. Petersburg, Florida. Come and join us Sunday mornings at 10:30 AM for our progressive theology and contemporary music worship service. As our pastor said in a recent worship service, the United Church of Christ does not tell anyone what or what not to believe because we believe that each person is on their own faith journey. Therefore, wherever you are in your journey, you are welcome at Trinity, where we practice fellowship of the heart.
We also believe that church does not have to be boring to be relevant. We clap, we laugh and we sing with joyous expression of God's love. Everyone is truly welcome and you will be greeted with genuine warmth when you enter our courtyard. Come early at 9:30 AM for "Coffee in the Courtyard." There's always plenty of good conversation around the coffee cart!
At Trinity our worship is central to our life as a church and as so reflects who we are: friendly, authentic, casual, and God-focused. Therefore, it is rarely "predictable" beyond a basic pattern we generally follow. You never know what might happen, but we welcome the interchange of humanity and Spirit that never ceases to amaze us!We thrive on helping people deepen their love for God and for others so that our faith community can participate in God's transformation of the world. You do not have to join to in order to participate in worship, most areas of serving, small groups and classes.
We never require a particular dress code-we are truly a "come as you are" church! We firmly believe that God sees our hearts just as easily through t-shirts and jeans as through suit coats and dresses. So bring your heart for God, your voice for worship, your hands for clapping and hugging, and join us every Sunday at 10:30 AM.
Trinity shares the campus with three other congregations, the Lao Christian Church of St. Petersburg, the Anointed Word Fellowship and the Iglesia Pentecostal Cielos Abiertos Church. While we have four different worship services, all four groups share special events such as World Communion Day shown at right, and once every quarter we share a One Worship service in the campus Sanctuary. . The Lao Ministry and Anointed Word Fellowship worship services begin at 10:00 AM, Trinity UCC meets at 10:30 AM and Iglesia meets at 1:30 PM. We are working hard to make Trinity a true reflection of the world we live in. Come help us make our vision of all people living and working together in loving partnership come true!
Our Courtyard Coffee Bar starts around 9:30 a.m. We love to meet new folks! Come have some coffee or juice and great conversation! And if you're really lucky, our consummate cookie baker Jackie, will have made some homemade goodies for you to nibble on before the service. Trinity is proud to now be sharing its campus with three other churches, The Lao Ministry of St. Petersburg, Anointed Word Fellowship and Iglesia Pentecostal Cielos Abiertos. We all enjoy coffee and goodies together before the services begin. Why not join us?