First Visit to Trinity
The Trinity Church Office is open Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM and Friday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, but if you would like to make an appointment with our pastor outside of those hours we encourage you to contact the church office. Upon entering the church parking lot from South Shangri-La Drive, continue to the far side of the building (near the parking lot exit) where you will see the sign "Church & Little Sonbeams Preschool Office," and enter there.
The Trinity Care Pantry is open on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 7:30 PM and is accessible from the church entrance closest to the main parking lot entrance off of South Shangri-La Drive. Look for the sign that says "Care Pantry" and enter there.
The main entrance to the church fellowship hall and sanctuary is open on Sunday mornings from 7:30 AM until 12:30 PM. It is visible as an overhang with drive-up lane from South Shangri-La Drive.
All three of these entrances are equipped for full accessibility and are located near disabled guest parking.
What to Expect on Sunday Morning
You will find that the atmosphere at Trinity is informal and inviting. Upon entering from the main entrance, you will be inside the fellowship hall. Should you continue to walk in a straight line from this entrance you would find double doors that open onto a hallway with large glass windows. The restrooms are located down this hall and to the left. Upon entering the main entrance and turning left you will see the entrance to the main worship space on your right. This is what we call the "sanctuary." You are welcome to either stop and introduce yourself to our volunteer staff just outside the sanctuary...or go on in. As you enter, be sure you receive a worship guide from one of our volunteers. All you need to know to be able to follow what is going on will be listed inside this guide or "bulletin."
While children of all ages are welcome to join us for worship and Sunday School throughout the morning, we are pleased to offer a nursery for children ages 4 and under to families who would like to take advantage of this service, from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. You will find the stairs leading to the nursery on the left side of the sanctuary entrance. Rest assured that salaried nursery attendants are certified and have completed the necessary background checks to serve as childcare providers in the state of Maryland.
During the Sunday morning services volunteer staff are available to assist you in the event of a medical emergency or other immediate need. An AED is available for your use just outside the main sanctuary entrance. Large-print versions of the worship guide are available. And for our hearing-impaired worshipers we offer assisted listening devices, to be worn with or without the use of hearing aids. These devices will enhance what is already amplified through our sound system.
Following the 8:00 service there will be a time for fellowship in and around the kitchen, which is also to your left as you enter the fellowship hall from the parking lot. Should you feel so inclined, we invite you to stick around and join us for this important part of the Sunday morning experience. Information about other church activities and opportunities for Sunday School or Adult Christian Education beginning at 9:30 AM will be available in this area.
Please consider yourself "one of the family" for the time that God has brought you to be with us. We consider it a privilege to do whatever we can to serve you.
Download a copy of our sample bulletin here.