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 dreams and what they mean in our lives. 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.
Dear Covenant Partners,
The United Church of Christ, throughout its history and the shared histories of our predecessor bodies, has shown clear commitments to racial justice and equality. As Conference Ministers we feel compelled to speak out at this moment in time.
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.
They were willing to be jailed, persecuted, ridiculed, and even at times martyred for the cause of racial justice and equality.
Our own commitments to this movement of equality for all races are now being put to the test. In the days following the re-election of this nation’s first black president, there are painful reminders of how pernicious the evils of white power, white privilege, and white supremacy remain in this great land of ours. And now is not the time for those who see with new eyes the fresh face of a richer, more diverse people to be silent. We must also let our practice and behavior reflect our commitment, by constantly examining ourselves lest we fall prey. (2Cor. 13:5)
Like the women and men who in previous times found their courage, their voice, their call to action – so must we now find ours as well. Let us hear again, and be inspired by, the words of the great abolitionist poet James Russell Lowell, who in “The Present Crisis” wrote:
“New occasions teach new duties; Time makes ancient good uncouth;
They must upward still, and onward, who would keep abreast of Truth.”
Long before white men once again claim by divine right a privileged place at the expense of all others; and long before America loses the forward momentum gained in her great and interminable struggle with racial equality; and realizing that, though momentum has been gained and big steps taken toward racial justice, there is yet more light and truth to break forth in this ongoing struggle for equality: let us in this day renew our commitment to the struggle for racial justice and equality. Let us awaken to the new threats that are emerging in these days to this embrace of equality. Let us not be daunted by the long, hard road – but be invigorated by the gains made, emboldened by the costs paid already by true disciples, and energized by the promise of a vision of Shalom that many of us can see on the horizon of this new day.
We call on all settings of the church to maintain a vigilant voice in this struggle for racial justice and equality. We invite you to engage once again in Sacred Conversations on Race that open new doors for new understandings about race, prejudice, and privilege. We urge you to speak out when voices emerge on the landscape that threatens to turn back the clock and undo the work of those who came before us. We invite our white members, families, and churches to develop new skills as allies in dismantling white privilege and fostering new dimensions of racial justice and equality. We call upon preachers to find their voice and speak out when local and national leaders reclaim the old language of white power and privilege. And we invite us all to be in fervent prayer for that hoped-for day when all “will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."
With a new hope for a new day to inspire us, we remain your humble servants in Christ,
Rev. Douglas Anders, Conference Minister, South Central Conference
Rev. James Antal, Conference Minister, Massachusetts Conference
Rev. Walter John Boris, Conference Minister, Central Pacific Conference
Rev. Charles Buck, Conference Minister, Hawaii Conference
Rev. Lynn Bujnak, Conference Minister, Vermont Conference
Rev. Char Burch, Interim Conference Minister, Penn West Conference
Rev. Marja Coons-Torn, Conference Minister, Penn Central Conference
Rev. R. Kent Cormack, Acting Conference Minister, Kansas-Oklahoma Conference
Rev. Sheldon Culver, Conference Minister, Illinois South Conference
Rev. Edward Davis, Conference Minister, Southern Conference
Rev. John Deckenback, Conference Minister, Central Atlantic Conference
Rev. John Dorhauer, Conference Minister, Southwest Conference
Rev. Tim Downs, Conference Minister, Southeast Conference
Rev. Roddy Dunkerson, Conference Minister, Nebraska Conference
Rev. David Gaewski, Conference Minister, New York Conference
Rev. Phil Hart, Interim Conference Minister, California Nevada Northern Conference
Rev. Campbell Lovett, Conference Minister, Michigan Conference
Rev. David Moyer, Conference Minister, Wisconsin Conference
Rev. Alan Miller, Conference Minister, Penn Northeast Conference
Rev. Bob Molsberry, Conference Minister, Ohio Conference
Rev. David Moyer, Conference Minister, Wisconsin Conference
Rev. Jorge Morales, Conference Minister, Illinois Conference
Rev. Rich Pleva, Conference Minister, Iowa Conference
Rev. Tom Rehling, Conference Minister, Rocky Mountain Conference