New to Trinity? Here's what to expect
The first thing you should expect when you visit Trinity: that you are greeted and welcomed by a community of new friends! Our church home is your church home!
Below, we have tried to answer a few questions that most people have before they come to worship.
Where should I park?
There are a number of options for parking. You may use the street parking on Main Street, the parking lot behind the church, or the town pool parking lot. You may enter the church via the back or front door. However, during the worship services, the back door will be locked in order to protect the safety of our children. During this time, you are welcome to enter the church via the front door.
What is available for my children?
All children are welcome and encouraged to attend worship services at Trinity. A nursery is also available during our 9 AM Sunday worship service for all infants and children through five years old.
Children's bags with quiet activities are available for all children to use during worship.
During all worship services, the back doors of the church are locked for our children's safety.
Please use the front door of the church to enter.
Make sure to check out Trinity's children's program Rock Solid which meets two Sundays every month to learn and have fun in Jesus' name.
What type of worship services do you have?
Our 9:00 AM service is held in the sanctuary. It is a traditional order of worship which incorporates both traditional hymns and
contemporary praise songs. Hymnals and Bibles are provided; the words to hymns, praise songs, and scripture readings may also be followed on the projection screen. Holy Communion is offered every other Sunday. On certain Sundays a children’s message is also offered.
What method of taking communion does Trinity use?
First of all, we believe that ALL are welcome to receive communion, all who seek to know and love God more. You do not need to have been baptized at Trinity or be a member of Trinity UMC in order to receive communion.
There are two ways we receive communion at Trinity:
1. Common Cup: When we use one cup, an usher will invite you forward to stand in line and receive communion via the method of intinction. This is a fancy word for simply receiving a piece of bread and dipping it into the cup, after which you eat it. The altar rail is open for private prayer.
2. Individual cups: When we use this method, an usher will invite you forward to the altar rail. You are invited to kneel at the altar rail. You will receive a piece of bread and be invited to eat it by the pastor. You will then receive an individual cup and be invited to drink by the pastor. You may leave the individual cup at the altar rail. The pastor will pronounce a blessing over you before you go back to your seat.
Is your church handicapped accessible?
Yes, it is! Handicapped parking spaces are available in the lot behind the church and the rear entrance from the parking lot is handicapped accessible as well as our restrooms and Sanctuary. A wheelchair is available for use during worship.
Large- print Bibles and Hymnals are available. All words to songs, scripture and congregational prayers are projected on a large screen during the worship service. Personal listening devices are available for use. They connect directly to our sound system.
If you have additional needs or questions, please call the church (301-447-3740) or speak to an usher when you arrive .
What is available at Trinity beyond Sunday morning?
There are lots of ways you can be involved at Trinity beyond worship on Sunday.
Sunday school classes for all ages take place every Sunday morning after the Worship Service (about 10:30 am to 11:30 am, except during the summer).
Rock Solid, our growing and fun children's education class for ages 3 - 9 years old, meets once a week in the evening.
A number of special events like Vacation Bible Schools for children and adults, retreats, missions opportunities, special meals for the congregation and community, as well as special worship services throughout the year.
How can I make a difference in the world at Trinity?
If you have a heart for making a difference in the world, you've come to the right place! Trinity is involved throughout the year in making a difference in our local community and around the globe! When you attend Trinity for the first time, make sure to inquire about current or upcoming mission projects.
Please don't hesitate to e-mail the Pastor or ask any greeter when you arrive.