Welcome to Trinity
Come and See
Maybe Christianity is a faith you have known since childhood and you are looking for a new church community. Maybe it is a faith that you wandered away from or that left you behind, when it seemed unable to embrace your growing sense of the inclusiveness of God's love or your questions about what is true. Maybe Christianity is something you have only heard about through others and it's time to find out for yourself. Or maybe you have welcomed children into your home and you want them to grow up in a safe, loving community with good values. Whatever your reason for looking, the people of Trinity Church, Swarthmore, invite you to come and see what we're about and why we feel called into spiritual community with one another. You will be warmly welcomed.
Who Are We? Trinity Church is a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania, part of the worldwide Anglican Communion. We are a faith community with a family atmosphere that combines a variety of worship styles. Our emphasis is on worship, outreach, and spiritual formation for all ages. We have quality child care in our nursery, a church school program for children aged 4-18, and a growing program of education for adults as well, including various small groups and an Adult Form most every Sunday, Sept. - May, and some summer Sundays.
In an increasingly frantic and difficult world, we offer a place of prayer, and of resources for deepening our connection with the Lord of life. The development of a healthy spiritual life, or "formation in the life of the Spirit", is the central focus of our life as a parish faith community.
How Do We Worship? Our Sunday worship draws us more deeply into communion with God and one another through Holy Eucharist, in which we hear the Word of God, respond with prayer and thanksgiving, and enter into sacrament of Holy Communion. We have three services on Sundays: an 8:00am, traditional language (Rite I) service, a 9:15am informal service for families with children, and an 11:00am contemporary language (Rite II) service with an exceptional choir and music program. Families are most welcome at any of the Sunday services.
During the week, we gather for spiritual nurture at other times and in other ways, as well. The Wednesday, 9:30am Holy Eucharist features a dialogical time for reflection and Holy Communion round the altar. The Monday evening Centering Prayer practices mindfulness in a Christian setting. On first Fridays of the month, Harry's Friends meet in the morning for fellowship, prayer, and pondering the upcoming Sunday's scriptures. In any and all of these ways, we invite you to join in seeking God and the love God yearns to give through Christ.
How Do We Serve? Trinity Church, Swarthmore, is known for its outreach and service in the community. We organize a number of ways to be involved in outreach programs, donations to food cupboards, volunteer opportunities in nearby Chester, Martin Luther King Day of Service, and mission trips, among other activities. We are also open to new ideas! Do you have one to share?