First Visit

What to Expect in Worship

Each Sunday, we offer two styles of worship: Traditional and Contemporary. Both services feature dynamic music, readings from the Bible, and a message. They are about an hour in length. Communion is served on the first Sunday of each month. When you come to Trinity, you will see persons in their Sunday best, in their casual dress, and in shorts and T-shirts. We welcome all who come to our services and hope that everyone feels comfortable as they worship with us.

Traditional

8:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary
11 a.m. in the Sanctuary, on livestream, and on radio broadcast at 100.7 FM

In our traditional service, we cherish pews, pulpits, choir lofts, robes for pastors and choirs, daylight streaming through the stained glass, the deep resonant sound of a pipe organ, and the classic touch of a Steinway piano. Voices lifting high in praise of God, an energetic congregation joining in hymns, passionate preaching, and a community gathering to receive the sacraments of Holy Baptism and Holy Communion—these make up the texture and taste of the traditional worship service.

We move forward with pipes and processionals that help to create an energetic, passionate, uplifting, and spirit-filled worship experience that connects individuals to friends in love, to a cause greater than themselves, and to the kind of worship that fills an empty soul and charges their spiritual batteries for the week ahead.

Our traditional services follow the order of worship found in most United Methodist churches. The Chancel Choir leads our music during worship time on most Sundays, but the traditional worship service may also include choirs of all ages, orchestras, and performers of bells, chimes, flute, steel pans, trumpet, organ, and piano.

Contemporary

9:45 a.m. SUN Service in Moor Hall

Fostering community and relationships is a significant quality of this worship service. We offer a significant amount of time for greeting one another, offering prayer requests to everyone, sharing Holy Communion together, and even discussing the sermon together! While we are ever-mindful to respect the space so often desired by our newcomers, most people find themselves open and willing to connect with this wonderful congregation in just a few short weeks.

Our praise team provides musical leadership through a broad spectrum ranging from fast and energetic rock songs, to ancient hymns in a modern way, to soft and meditative choruses. The sermons are engaging and seek to proclaim the truthfulness of God’s Word in order to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the church and the world. Sermons are approximately 15-20 minutes in length, and will challenge people of all levels of faith to experience and know the love of God shown through Jesus Christ.

We understand finding a church home is difficult, so we strive to create a worship experience that allows people, from all walks of life, to seek God personally and communally. Our hope is that every person who attends the SUN Service feels God’s presence, a sense of warmth, and genuine authenticity from the pastors, staff, and church congregants. You are invited to come as you are and be a part of this wonderful Christian community at Trinity!

Contact Rev. Dr. Matthew Williams

Rev. Dr. Matthew is the Senior Pastor. He would love to meet you and help you find your place at Trinity. 

Children

Children of all ages are welcome in our worship services, but we do have a baby nursery (0-18 months) that is located in the educational wing. The nursery is also available during Sunday School.

At the 11 a.m. service, children ages 3-6 are encouraged to attend with their parents, participate in the music, and are invited to the front for a short Children’s Sermon. After that, they are escorted to Children’s Time in the educational wing where they will engage in a half hour of fellowship, snacks, and service projects, as well as singing, dancing, and playing. Parents pick up their children at the conclusion of the service.

Please ask an usher or greeter if you have any questions about children during worship services, or contact the Children’s Director.

Contact Candace Duclos

Candace is the Director of Children’s Ministries. She would love to hear from you and help get your children connected to our children’s programs.

Sunday School

Because Trinity is a diverse church, we have a variety of Adult Sunday Study Group offerings.
To learn more about each group, please read the descriptions by clicking on any of the classes below.

All Classes Are In-Person

All Classes Are at 9: 45 a.m.

Agape (Rm 305)

Just Us Gals (Grooms Room)

Koinonia (Rm 304)

Betty Phifer, hybrid (Rm 307)

Wesley Bible Study (Conf. Room)

Bible Journeys (Rm 306)

Aldersgate (Rm 302)

New Group 9:45 a.m.

Contact Dr. Nick Quinton

Nick is the Director of Discipleship & Adult Ministries. If you have questions or would like to get connected with a Sunday School class, reach out to him today.

Agape: The Agape class is made up of 30 – 40 somethings who want to broaden their knowledge of the Bible while enjoying fellowship with the members of their class. This year they are excited to welcome Sally Huggins and Susan Koehler as class leaders.

Together, members decide the studies in which they would like to participate. In addition to Sunday morning gatherings, members arrange several socials, both with and without children. They welcome new members each Sunday!

Just Us Gals: Just Us Gals is a class for women of all ages. The class functions as a gathering place for women to learn of God’s love while strengthening their faith through various studies relating the Bible and Christianity to their lives, along with fellowship and laughter.

Service
Just Us Gals provides assistance to organizations such as the FSU Wesley Foundation, Operation Shoebox, and Nothing But Nets, as well as various missions and service projects through Trinity and in the local community.

Fellowship
The Gals also meet every few months for brunch.

Koinonia: Koinonia class uses the Faithlink series. Faithlink educates United Methodist Christians on current issues and promotes spiritual growth. Each week, they explore current topics, with background information and related Bible passages that speak to the issues. Since the lessons are electronically sent to the church each week, the subjects are timely and the information current.
Class members with email are sent the lesson prior to Sunday School. Time is given at the beginning of the lesson to review the material. They then discuss the topic in that issue and talk about how as a church or as individuals they can respond and act on it. Faithlink makes every effort to present different sides to each issue and supplies interesting statistics to back up the statements.

Wesley Bible Study: Two of Trinity’s oldest Sunday School classes, Adult Bible Study and Wesley Fellowship, in May 2014 combined to continue to study the Bible in depth in order to gain a firm biblical foundation for their faith. Using the Adult Bible Studies Series published by the United Methodist Publishing House, class members share teacher/leader assignments with informal discussion and active member participation. The topics vary each month and are intended to strengthen the faith of the class through study of the Word. Newcomers are always welcome.

Activities
The fellowship of persons of all ages are active in the life of the church, including the choirs, UMW, committees and mission outreach. The combined class will continue a project started by the Wesley Fellowship Class in the 1940s to present Bibles each year to Trinity third-graders.

Bible Journeys: As the name suggests, this is a Sunday School class that uses the Bible as the final authority in teaching. It is led by Dr. Gregg Alexander. The class’s focus is to encourage and foster an in-depth study, understanding, and application of God’s Word. Attendance includes a wide spectrum of ages … from scholarly high-schoolers to seasoned Christian believers in their eighties.

Fellowship

Socially, the group sometimes enjoys a potluck dinner at a member’s home. Individually, we all enjoy the rich Christian friendships we share and the strong support and prayers we receive from one another.

Service

In service, individual members participate in a wide variety of church activities and outreach such as serving meals at “The Shelter” or delivering meals to those in need on Martin Luther King Day. As a group, we typically choose a Christian charity for a special Christmas contribution, such as “Shoeboxes to Haiti” mission outreach, “Hope House,” and many others.

Our mission is this: To know and share the Good News of JESUS CHRIST! Come join us.

Aldersgate: The ages of class members vary widely from mid-thirties to 60 plus. From its very beginnings 30 years ago, Aldersgate has been a class characterized by a lively discussion on a wide range of topics. It is definitely not a lecture class.

Studies
Subjects that are covered range from Bible studies to contemporary issues; from Christian theology to world religions; from spiritual growth to social activism. While class members’ views often differ, individuals strive to listen and learn from one another, embracing both their differences and their common desire to grow in faith.

Class time includes a brief period of socializing and sharing, followed by discussion on the scheduled topic. Typically, the class plans its study schedule a year in advance.

Fellowship
In addition to Sunday morning class time, the Aldersgate class has frequent social gatherings, such as dinner at a local restaurant, a play or movie together, or a “game night” at a member’s home. The class’s annual Christmas brunch, held each year in early December, is a much anticipated gathering not only of class members, but also extended family, friends, and class alumni.

Service
Aldersgate engages in frequent service projects, including assisting with Shelter meals, addressing needs of children in foster care or youth transitioning out of foster care, as well as other projects brought the attention of the class by members.

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