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Stewardship

Stewardship - A Way of Life

At Trinity, we proclaim stewardship as a way of life.  All that we have—our time, our bodies, our talents and our money—is given to us by God to use for God's mission in the world. We are stewards, taking care of what we have been given.

How we spend our money and our time says a lot about our passions and concerns and what we ultimately value. Year-round education is woven into sermons, programs, and communication, encouraging personal responsibility for good stewardship of the environment, better care of our health and well-being of those we care for, and making incremental improvement toward what is the right thing to do.

Newcomer Ministry

Visitors and newcomers are gifts from God, people with whom we share worship and potential friendship.  It is our responsibility to offer generous hospitality, welcome and invitation. We believe that the most important component of church membership is a sense of belonging, not a checklist of what one believes.

Our Newcomer Ministry includes opportunities for fellowship, to meet members of the leadership of the congregation, opportunities to learn about the Episcopal Church and Trinity parish, and an invitation to become involved when that feels comfortable. We are proud of our reputation as a friendly, welcoming congregation.

Financial Stewardship

Members are encouraged to consider their finances carefully, as God's gift of abundance and to use it in ways that serve the world and God's people. 80% (?) of Trinity's annual budget comes from the contributions of this congregation. Education and conversations about money from a spiritual perspective happen throughout the year.

  • Planned GivingAnnual Pledge - Pledging is a spiritual discipline that sets aside a portion of our income to give back to God through the church.  We teach proportional giving; being intentional about how much of our income we share as good stewards.

  • Planned Giving - Trinity already benefits from the generosity of many people who have gone before, as well as current active members.  Gifts made through Trinity’s Legacy Society go to the Trinity Church Endowment as investments in the future of this parish.  All church members can give to the Legacy Society at any time, and are encouraged to include the Church in their estate planning and wills.

Stewardship of Our Location

Trinity’s buildings are used by community organizations as meeting space.  Current meetings are: Narcotics Anonymous on Wednesdays, Alcoholics Anonymous on Sundays, and The Compassionate Friends on Mondays. Please check our online calendar for time and location. Questions regarding these meetings should go directly to these organizations.


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