On Sunday, June 26, at 10 am, Trinity will join the Interfaith Community by worshiping at First Congregational Church
at 800 Western Ave., West Brattleboro in celebration of LGBT Pride and in recognition of the violence committed at this community earlier this month.
There will be no worship service held at Trinity on Sunday, June 26.
Trinity Lutheran Church is a
rich and diverse community
that loves and serves God.
"We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, gay, filthy rich, dirt poor, yo no habla Ingles. We extend a special welcome to those who are crying new-borns, skinny as a rail or could afford to lose a few pounds.
"We welcome you if you can sing like Andrea Bocelli or like our pastor who can’t carry a tune in a bucket. You’re welcome here if you’re “just browsing,” just woke up or just got out of jail. We don’t care if you’re more Catholic than the Pope, or haven’t been in church since little Joey’s Baptism.
"We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up too fast. We welcome soccer moms, NASCAR dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians and junk-food eaters. We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you’re having problems or you’re down in the dumps or if you don’t like “organized religion,” we’ve been there too.
"If you blew all your offering money at the casino, you’re welcome here. We offer a special welcome to those who think the earth is flat, work too hard, don’t work, can’t spell, or because grandma is in town and wanted to go to church.
"We welcome those who are inked, pierced or both. We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down your throat as a kid or got lost in traffic and wound up here by mistake. We welcome tourists, seekers and doubters, bleeding hearts … and you!"...inspired by John Acuff, "Stuff Christians Like," via Facebook.
Grace matters at Trinity. Because God is consistent in showering love and forgiveness on the entire world, we strive to be gracious in our relationships with family and friends and as we welcome strangers. We intentionally pray together and challenge each other to become more forgiving and grace-filled as we engage the world around us.
Trinity is consistently growing. Our outreach is marked by intentionality and creativity, with a focus on building relationships between neighbors and friends. Reaching out is not a program of the church, it is a part of who we are as disciples of Jesus Christ.
Trinity's Church Council, its pastor and Christian Education leaders have all attended SafeChurch Training programs