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Trinity Presbyterian Church Negro Spirituals Initiative Nugget: The Coded Lyrics of Spirituals

Just as they did in Africa, singing was a way for enslaved Africans to communicate and share information with each other.  Once on plantations, they were forbidden to speak with each other, so they communicated through song, in styles they brought with them. Enslaved people were also taken to church by enslavers and they wisely…

Color Has Meaning

It’s hard to miss the colorful, new flag hanging in the front of the church, and that is intentional! As a More Light church, Trinity has proclaimed its commitment to welcome and affirm the LGBTQIA+ community. More Light Presbyterian churches work for “the full participation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, and asexual/ally (LGBTQIA+) people in the life,…

Trinity Music Survey

As Trinity has undergone much reflection over its current identity and looking towards the future, we figured it was time to get your thoughts on the music program. Director of Music Christian Hendricks has put together a survey asking for congregants opinions on the music program as is, ideas for the future, and for any…

Celebrating Negro Spirituals

***In June 2022, Trinity Presbyterian Church is starting a year long initiative celebrating the unique art form of the negro spiritual. We are acknowledging the power and beauty of the anonymous spirituals we use during worship, learning about their origin and structure, and gathering funds to “pay royalties” for our use of these pieces during…

Summer Sunday School

Summer Sunday School begins June 12, for children age 4 – 5th grade. Rev. Mel introduced me to the “Deep Blue, Rotation Stations” curriculum, which I am excited about!  We will spend a number of weeks on the story, “The Woman at the Well”.   The woman learns from Jesus how to be loving, compassionate and…

Music Fellowship and Cabaret

Our Sunday services encourage us to explore music which highlights the liturgy and deepens our engagement with the message. Every now and then, though, it’s good share with each other the music which speaks to us—and through which we speak—in other ways. To this end, Trinity’s music program will be hosting a fellowship event after…

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