We now worship in person in our sanctuary and online as of June 6th, 2021.
The most recent changes in the CDC guidelines which lift the mask restrictions for those of us who are vaccinated significantly changes our understanding of how to live with the Covid- 19 virus. One reality is that how we return to our “new normal” is going to look different for everyone. Children are not eligible for vaccines, many people may have special considerations, and teenagers are just beginning to receive the vaccines. It is up to everyone to assess the levels of risk they are willing to take.
What does this mean for Holy Trinity? In the beginning…
On Sun June 13th we will resume our God Talk adult Sunday school in-person in our fellowship hall at 9:45 AM with social distancing and our windows open to provide more effective air circulation.
On Sun June 13th we will resume our formal worship Sundays at 11 AM in our sanctuary.
We will not be requiring you to wear masks on Sunday, but we will respect the needs and wishes of those who want to wear masks.
If you are not vaccinated, we recommend that you continue to follow the CDC guidelines and join us in worship on Facebook live. Due to the size of our sanctuary, we will be unable to provide social distancing in worship. We are asking you to keep a 3’ distance between seated members of each household.
In worship and adult Sunday school we will gather with our newly installed windows open to provide better air flow. For the time being this means if it is hot outside our sanctuary will be hot and we need to dress accordingly.
We suggest we greet each other with waves and smiles, rather than hugs! We can use our eyes and head nods to say, “So good to see you!” This is important because not everyone is willing or wanting unsolicited hugs.
If you do not feel well don’t come to our in-person worship. Join us online.
We will be collecting our offering differently. Place your offerings in the plate as you enter or exit church—or continue to give online!
Wash your hands before you come to worship, using hand sanitizer or with soap and water for 20 seconds. We’ll have hand sanitizer available in the sanctuary as well.
The choir is fully vaccinated but will still be wearing masks for everyone’s safety. The choir will lead hymns, but we won’t be joining as a congregation. We can hum along!
We are also, thanks to Dwight Constable, going to be sanitizing our building using different fogging and electrostatic spraying techniques.
This plan will change and evolve over time. We will find our way together.
This has been an incredibly long 14 months and I am looking forward to seeing each and everyone of you when you feel comfortable to join us.
You are invited to reach out to Pastor Rob at email@example.com with any pastoral needs, questions, comments, or concerns.
We believe that together united in our faith we are called to reach out and proclaim God’s unending love for all people.
To embrace the beatitudes and work tirelessly for the new heaven and the new Earth that our holy scripture keeps pointing us towards.
The dream of God, peace and justice flowing like a river, as revealed through Jesus for the love of all the world.
We believe Jesus didn't turn people away,
even those rejected by others.
We don't intend to either.
We are like a 'company of strangers,'
made family by the grace of God in Jesus Christ.
God welcomes all people.
God claims all people.
God loves all people.
If these words resonate within your heart join us in worship and ministry.
We are Holy Trinity Memphis. Together we are the difference.
Our common goal is to offer:
·A spiritual connection
·A place that affirms you & your family
·A place that values your questions & experience
·A place that makes a difference in the world
Come & join us in worship, attend one of our many church events, & contact our pastor, Rev. Rob Van Ess, (firstname.lastname@example.org or 901-320-9376). We look forward to welcoming you home at Holy Trinity.
At Holy Trinity Community Church, every member is a minister of the church. We believe we are here to serve, not to be served. We embrace 5 core values. The Core Values of Holy Trinity Community Church are: Compassion, Inclusion, Liberation, Grace, & Faith in Jesus.
WE ARE A PEOPLE OF COMPASSION
We are ministers who embody the tangible love of a savior who fed the hungry, healed the hurting, & told us bluntly that what we did to the least we did to him.
WE ARE A PEOPLE OF INCLUSION
This is a value Jesus held. We believe Jesus came to include, not to exclude. All are welcome around God’s table.
WE ARE A PEOPLE OF LIBERATION
We seek to challenge all oppression. By embodying grace, we live out our liberation until we are all set free.
WE ARE A PEOPLE OF GRACE
We are people filled with joy & know the gifts of respect and acceptance because we believe God is gracious with us. With God, all things are possible. God can use us to transform the world for the better.
WE ARE A PEOPLE OF JESUS
We believe Jesus was the incarnation of God’s grace. Jesus resisted the status quo of oppression & showed us the way to be the abundant life God intends for all people.
THE MISSION OF HOLY TRINITY COMMUNITY CHURCH is to participate in God’s healing love by offering extravagant grace, radical inclusion and relentless compassion for ALL.
We are posting a 5 Minute Meditation 3 times a week on our church Facebook page. Would you like to post a 5 min. meditation? Please contact Pastor Rob at email@example.com
We will live stream worship every Sunday at 11AM on our church Face: @ Holy Trinity Memphis. Once posted these videos will be able to be found and replayed or shared from our church Facebook page.
Our Wed night bible studies are on hiatus until we gather in-person again.
Monthly Potluck – last Sunday of every month after morning worship
( We will not be having a monthly potluck until further notice )
In person rehearsals have been suspended until is it is safe to do so. Please contact our Minister of Music, Charlie Hawks, at firstname.lastname@example.org, with any questions or interests you may have in joining our choir: Voices of Vision.
Our Adult Sunday School, God Talk, meets in person on Sundays at 9:45 AM on our lower level in Hammett Hall.
685 South Highland Street, Memphis, Tennessee 38111, United States
Please call 901-320-9376 or email Pastor Robert Van Ess at email@example.com to arrange an appointment.