THE MISSION OF TRINITY CHURCH is to INTRODUCE people to Jesus Christ, DEEPEN faith and make disciples, ENCOURAGE community, and PROVIDE opportunities to use our spiritual gifts both locally and throughout the world.

 

WELCOME TO TRINITY

 Thank you for taking time to visit our website.  There are many fine churches in greater Venice and we are honored that you would take time to give us a peek.

If I were to tell you what Trinity Church means to me, it could be summed up in our CORE VALUES.   Which we begin by saying, We seek to be Christ centered, Biblically based, and Spiritually Alive!   That was an informal mission statement that found its way into a definition of who we are and what we are about.  Let me explain:

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  • By CHRIST CENTERED we believe that the One who brings us together is Jesus Christ.   Our teaching, our preaching, our life-styles center around Jesus, fully God and truly human, ‘who loved us and gave himself for us.'   (Galatians 2:20)
  • By BIBLICALLY  BASED we believe that the Holy Scriptures—the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments—are the “God-breathed”  word of God written  and is our final authority for life and doctrine.(2 Timothy 3:16)
  • By SPIRITUALLY ALIVE!  we believe that if the Christian faith is really true, it needs to be demonstrated in a robust way that makes a difference in our personal lives, our congregation, and how we live that out in the world.   (John 6:63)

So whether you are a long-time believer, a curious seeker, or an honest skeptic,   we invite you to join on this journey of “Amazing Grace.”  I would look forward to greeting you.  So, come and see!

Pastor Chuck Wiggins

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If you are one of the many folks that shown an interest in systematic, verse-by-verse look at Scripture, we have good news!  We’re bringing back what was a popularly received weekly offering of Bible Study.  It’s simply called
Thursdays@Ten.
 

The gospel of Luke is one of four New Testament gospels accounts known as Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.  They are the four narratives we have of the life of Jesus. 

But why the gospel of Luke?  The author of the third gospel is both a physician and a historian, a follower of Jesus who is writing to a very cosmopolitan audience far into the Roman world beyond Palestine.

Our journey through Luke promises to be an adventure.  By trying to “get a handle” on the chapters we’ll see how the good news about Jesus is presented to a truly global audience—then and now.

 How much do I need to know about the Bible to become part of Thursdays@Ten ?  Just about nothing.  In fact, whether you are a long time Bible student, a “beginner” or even a seeker, there will be something for everyone.

Come join us on the journey through the Gospel of Luke!

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TWO  OPPORTUNITIES  FOR  STUDY  ON  SUNDAY  MORNINGS
The book,  The Jesus I Never Knew  by Philip Yancey, offers a new and different perspective on the life of Christ and his work—his teachings, his miracles, his death and resurrection—and ultimately, who he was and why he came. This book will press beyond familiar images of Christ to discover Jesus as you've never known him: radical, compelling, compassionate, bold, incisive, and ultimately satisfying. Study Group will start Sunday January 29 at 9 AM and will be lead by Rev. Bill Gaydos.

 

Bill is a retired UCC pastor who is active, along with his wife Jackie, in Trinity Church. He is a graduate of Yale Divinity School.

 

This class begins on February 5 at 10:15am and has the potential of opening our minds and our hearts to the God of glory and the Savior of our souls.  The more we know God ... the more our lives are transformed.

 

Pastor Sharp served Grace Bible Church in Lake Como, NJ for 21 years and Good Shepherd Church in Englewood for 13 years.

 

He considers the teaching and preaching of God's Word his highest honor and loves God's people.  He says that his wife; Diane is not only his best friend and encourager but also a full partner in ministry over the years.

 

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For generations, Presbyterians have summed up our reason for existence in what we call the Six Great Ends of the Church. 

 

We know these are the purposes of the church – but do we really know them?
 What does Scripture have to teach us about these ends? How does Jesus model them for us? What can we learn about them in our own ministries? And what can we do better?
 
Pastor Chuck begins this new preaching series on January 29th.
 

 

The Six Great Ends are:

 

(1) The proclamation of the gospel for the salvation of humankind.

(2) The shelter, nurture, and spiritual fellowship of the children of God.

(3) The maintenance of divine worship.

(4) The preservation of the truth.

(5) The promotion of social righteousness.

(6) The exhibition of the Kingdom of Heaven to the world.