Faith Formation

God’s Story, Our Story

What is God’s Story, Our Story?

Throughout the 2021-2022 program year, we will be reading through the Bible as a congregation, using The Story. We will be using The Story chapters for both worship and faith formation We will also be inviting our community to participate in this journey with us.

What is The Story?

The Story is an abridged, chronological Bible that reads like a novel. It is arranged in 31 chapters. If you have ever tried to read through the Bible and gotten bogged down or have wanted to but didn’t know where to start or have read the Bible but aren’t always sure how it all connects, join us on our journey through The Story.

How will worship be different?

The main change in worship is that instead of using the readings from the Revised Common Lectionary, we will mostly use selections from each week’s chapter of The Story and other complementary readings. During Advent and Christmas we will take a break from The Story and return to the lectionary and liturgical calendar.

What materials are available?

In addition to the adult book, there is a Reader’s Guide. There are also materials for children of various ages: The Story for Little Ones (preschool), The Story for Children (grades K-2), The Story for Kids (grades 3-6) and The Story for Teens. Feel free to choose whatever materials you think will be most helpful for your family.

How can I get materials?

Materials are available to pick up in the Narthex after worship.

Is there a cost to participate?

We want as many folks as possible to participate, so materials will be available at no cost. If you would like to make a donation toward the cost of the materials, you may do so at any time.

When will this journey begin?

We will begin to introduce The Story at worship on Sunday, August 22nd and then on Sunday, August 29th we will begin with Chapter 1.

How can I sign up for a small group?

You can use the Sign-up lists in the narthex or the Sign-Up Genius link (coming soon) in the Trinity Weekly to choose a small group. You are also encouraged to start your own small group with family, friends or neighbors.

Do I have to commit to the whole year?

No. Feel free to participate as much as your schedule allows.

What happens if I miss worship or my small group?

If you miss a week, you can simply read the chapter and the reading guide to catch up. If you miss worship, our worship services are livestreamed and available on YouTube from the Trinity website.

My friend who goes to another church also wants to read The Story. Can they join us?

Absolutely. Even your friends and neighbors who don’t go to any church are welcome to be a part of this journey and we encourage you to invite them. Materials will be free for all who want them, especially people outside our Trinity community.

How can I get more information?

Check out “God’s Story, Our Story” by visiting the display in the narthex, watch Trinity Weekly for additional details or see Pastor Linda or Cathy Williams with questions.

Fall Reading Schedule

Sunday School



Trinity will offer worship for all members, even our young, on Sundays at 9:30 a.m.


Including children in worship is an important part of our ministry here at Trinity. We want to expose our children to God’s Word in a variety of settings. We want them to feel as much a part of what is going on at Trinity as their parents. The flip side is a chance for our members to engage with our young people and be part of developing and nurturing our young people on their faith journey. Isn’t this what we agreed to at their Baptism?



Our Prayground table area for children with adults to use during the worship service. This area will have Covid friendly materials for each child to use (crayons, coloring sheets, quiet toys, and more) stored in individual bins. The bins will be sanitized between uses each week. Among the materials provided will be a booklet that will coincide with The Story lesson for the day. All members and guests of Trinity will be encouraged to follow along weekly with The Story, this includes our young people. They will be attending worship, so the Prayground will be available for their use. Following the worship service, children aged 3 through fifth grade are invited to attend The Story exploration where they will participate in an activity or craft about the lesson they heard in worship. Any age is welcome to join in this activity.


We love to have children in worship. They bring a special kind of curiosity to the worship space. We are aware that sometimes they make noise. They will ask questions, or can get upset if they don’t understand something, or just need to move around, but we encourage you to remain in worship or move to the Prayground space up front. Also, the Cry Room and Nursery are available for use during worship times beginning today. Both spaces provide toys, activities, and an area to move around for children. Feel free to come and go during worship to use these rooms if you feel the need. The Cry Room is located on the second floor overlooking the transept area of the sanctuary (looks down on where Eric has been singing). In this room, you are able to follow along and participate in the service. The Nursery is located down the office hallway next to the wheelchair accessible bathroom. Unfortunately, you cannot hear the worship service in the Nursery. Again, we encourage our young people to attend worship with their families and benefit from building community with the other members of Trinity.



Confirmation

Meets Mondays

3:30 p.m.

Adult Education

Coffee Hour Every Sunday

WiredWord (after Coffee Hour)

Bible Conversation

In-person Groups at Trinity


Sundays 11:00 a.m.

Wednesdays 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday 6:30 p.m.