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.
By calling ourselves Progressive Christians, we mean we are Christians who:
1. Believe that following the path and teachings of Jesus can lead to an awareness and
experience of the Sacred and the Oneness and Unity of all life;
2. Affirm that the teachings of Jesus provide but one of many ways to experience the Sacredness
and Oneness of life, and that we can draw from diverse sources of wisdom in our spiritual
3. Seek community that is inclusive of ALL people, including but not limited to:
• Conventional Christians and questioning skeptics,
• Believers and agnostics,
• Women and men,
• Those of all sexual orientations and gender identities,
• Those of all classes and abilities;
4. Know that how we behave toward each other is the fullest expression of what we believe;
5. Find grace in the search for understanding and believe there is more value in questioning
than in absolutes;
6. Strive for peace and justice among all people;
7. Strive to protect and restore the integrity of our Earth; and
8. Commit to a path of lifelong learning, compassion and selfless love.
From The Center for Progressive Christianity at http://www.progressivechristianity.org
We believe in the Bible
In worship, the reading and understanding of God’s Holy word is the heart of what we do together.
We take the Bible seriously but not literally.
We take it so seriously that we take the time to study the social and historical context in which it was written.
We believe that the Bible is the opening of a conversation in which God is Still Speaking.
We believe it is appropriate to bring our questions. We believe that the Bible has withstood similar questions for thousands of years. In asking questions together in communities of faith, we are engaging in an ongoing life-changing conversation.
We believe that the Bible is God’s own holy word passed down to us through fallible human beings.
We can imagine that some of what is in the Bible was a product of a particular time and place and is not what God desires for this time and place.
We read the Bible under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Our study of the Bible is not merely an intellectual exercise. It is a spiritual endeavor. We rely on the Spirit when we attempt to derive God’s truth for our time.
Our teaching is Bible based.
Our teaching is age appropriate, meaning that our teaching is based on solid research about how faith develops through our lives. We introduce our children to the stories of the Old Testament and to Jesus through the gospels found in the New Testament. In middle school and high school we lead our students to weave together a faith that will sustain them when they meet new situations and during times of trouble which they may encounter. As adults we continue to grow and to learn as we support and encourage each other in this community of faith.
We believe that God is Still Speaking
We invite our children to learn the Bible stories with the fresh innocence of childhood. We invite our young people listen and to learn how God is speaking to them. We invite adults to be open to new ways in which God is Still Speaking to them.
Based on material found in the booklet The Bible and the United Church of Christ