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:

TWO WORSHIP SERVICES YEAR-ROUND

 Contemporary Service 9:00AM

Traditional Service  10:30AM

  • 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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FOUR HOT POTATOES… potatoes

with no easy answers

boomers&more

This early summer series Four Hot Potatoes—with No Easy Answers is an attempt to round up folks among us, those so called “Baby Boomers” (and those they invite) to share in a time of fellowship, study, discussion and of course, good FOOD! It’s four consecutive Wednesday nights at 6:30pm, beginning May 20th.

Four Week Series

May 20 & 27               June 3 & 10

You will discover that the four topics to be discussed are not for the faint of heart!   But they ARE for folks that enjoy robust discussion, even disagreement at times, and who seek thoughtful and engaging answers from Scripture.

same-sex marriage… may 20th

addictions: real and imagined… may 27

muslims, islam & islamic terrorism…   june 3

Jesus is the “way, truth, and life” me=a bigot?  june 10

Picture1Is this hot button issue a momentary cultural aberration or the “wave of the future?” In the face of what society expects for ‘political correctness’…how do followers of Jesus maintain biblically-based truth along with Jesus’ command in demonstrating compassion and “to love as I have loved you?” (John 13:34)                                                                                

Picture2Twenty years ago we called them drunks and junkies, as the poster-board names for addictive behaviors. Today we know that addicts come in all shapes, sizes and smells. They are CEOs, white collar professionals, Sunday School teachers, as well as homeless street people and bag ladies. In what ways should Christians recognize and respond to these pervasive afflictions among us?

Probably no other Picture4hot-button issue grabs the headlines in frequency as the dramatic global spread of Islam—and its vPicture3enomous outgrowth—terrorism that spreads violence in the name of religion. What are the basics that we need to understand about Islam and Islamists? What opportunities do we have as Christ’s disciples to respond to this movement?

Tolerance is one of the blessings of living in a liberal democracy where all viewpoints are welcome. But are all opinions equally valid? How do believers stay true to the compelling claims of Jesus Christ who said: “…no one comes to the Father but by me.” Put Picture5another way, does my faith in Jesus as the only Savior of the world turn me into a 2015 version of Archie Bunker?