Our Tuesday morning discussion group begins with a gentle Tai Chi Session. It's easy and so very relaxing. After Tai Chi, we spend about 45 minutes discussing really interesting topics, books and videos. Everyone in the group is free to contribute or suggest topics to be discussed. That is what makes it intersting and fun! Our topics have ranged from lost scriptures of the Bible to angels to near dealth experiences. Currently we are discussing a book by Deepak Chopra. Come and join us in the Chapel at 10:30 am for a great Tuesday morning outing! Come once, occasionally, or every week. You are always welcome!
The Food Pantry at Good Samaritan Church could use a boost. The following items would be greatly appreciated.
Pasta Sauce, Pasta, Mac and Cheese, Soups, Rice, Canned Fruit, Canned Vegetables, Canned Beans, Peanut Butter, Cereal, Canned Meat including Tuna, Crackers, and Personal Care Items.
Thank you so much for helping the Good Sam Food Pantry. They are always very appreciative of anything we can do! Please bring goods to the Chapel on Sunday and we will deliver.
We're excited! Our adult Spiritual Seekers Class which meets on Sunday mornings before worship has been a real success thanks to all the leaders who have stepped us to bring us some great topics! We meet at 9:30 am in Room 9! We discuss topics such as children's art, writing, self help groups, world religions, and spiritual healing. Don't miss these 45 minute discussions led by Trinity members and friends. Come join the conversation! Currently, we are studying the Islam religion with Tom Fauquet.
Westminster Suncoast has extended a special invitation to our congregation to attend seminars at its beautiful Quak Center for Lifelong Learning in St. Petersburg on the Westminster Suncoast campus. The state-of-the-art center is the hub of activity and learning with a wealth of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities. Westminister Suncoast is located at 1095 Pinellas Point Drive. For more info, call 727-867-1131.
Slick Ali has performed several times at the One Worship services. Last March a video was filmed during the performance. To see Trinity looking good and Slick Ali sounding fabulous, go to You Tube and type in " Slick Ali and Stomp out Sin." Way to go! We are proud of you, Slick Ali!
This video really captures what Trinity Multicultural Campus is all about! Come join us as we build something very special on our campus--something that can make a better world for all! Click here for video.
Our ancestors in faith led the movement for abolition. They were a voice of reason at the dawn of Reconstruction, when America attempted to rebuild a nation buttressed by white power and privilege. They fought long and hard during the time of Jim Crow to gain new ground in the equality of all races. They fought to end red-lining districts that forced black families into ghettoes. And they walked arm in arm with our brothers and sisters of color during the Civil Rights movement. Let's not forget this rich history and let's continue to stand up and speak out for what is right. Please read the letter from our UCC Conference Ministers.
We have a calendar that shows "who is meeting where' each month. With four different ministries, it can get a bit confusing. Just go to the Calendar tab on the left hand side of the page and the drop down will say "Room Usage Calendar."
Thanks to the Lao Ministry members who have come to the church each week and cleaned! Not only the sanctuary, but the grounds as well! We appreciate you so much!!
The Lao Ministry of St. Petersburg began worship services at Trinity on July 31, 2011. Our Laotian friends add vibrant colors and vitality to the campus! They have such generous hearts! The Lao Ministry service begins at 10:00 AM in the Sanctuary.
Anointed Word Fellowship began worship services at Trinity Sunday, August 14, 2011!
Pastors Dexter and Wanda McCree and their congregants have added so much to our campus.
Anointed Word holds worship services at 10:00 am.
St. Petersburg Trinity UCC identifies itself very strongly with our wider denomination, the United Church of Christ. Many of the following statements align particularly close with one or more of our denominational UCC beliefs and values, but we have tried to focus on this congregation and its perspectives.
† All are equal and important.
† God expects social justice (advocacy on behalf of the Last, the Least and the Lost).
† Every opinion matters.
† Right Living (Orthopraxy) is more critical than Right Beliefs (Orthodoxy).
† We expect and encourage folks to think for themselves. (make faith your own)
† God is loving and not intimidating or spiteful.
† Live by the "Golden Rule," but strive for the "Platinum Rule." (love others as Jesus loves you)
† All people have equal worth to God.
† There is one God understood as Trinity: Creator, Christ, Companion. (Father, Son, Holy Spirit)
† Jesus is our savior and head of the church.
† The Bible is a guide (to revere, not idolize) to be studied contextually. It is Revelation: but not the
only revelation. Not always intended to be read literally.
† God is personal and intervenes in lives. (God is still speaking to us)
† Worship is a necessary response for Christians.
† Humanity is basically good, but sometimes does goes awry.
† There are multiple ways of understanding the work of Jesus.
† Free will is a gift which God honors.
† Sacraments are the grace filled building blocks in sanctifying a life moving closer to God.
† The purpose of the church is to do Jesus' work in the world today.
† The Priesthood of All Believers is that everyone of us has the power and responsibility for ministry.
♦ Casual atmosphere. (Authenticity/Simplicity)
♦ Diverse and Inclusive.
♦ Genuine, Friendly and Accepting.
♦ Desire to attend, not obligation to be seen. What is happening makes you want to come back!
♦ Church is fun!
♦ Music is uplifting, energizing and inspirational.
♦ Good relationship with our pastor. She is one of us; not on a pedestal and she speaks "to" us,
not "at" us. We love dialogue!
♦ People are accepted as they are and do not have to be changed. (Come as you are; stay as you
are. We're glad you're here!)
This Little Light of Mine, I'm Gonna Let It Shine!