COVID-19: While we aren’t going to church due to social distancing there is no better time for the family of God to BE the church to one another and for the good of the communities around us. 

Please use the COVID-19 menu below to see Trinity's resources and response throughout this situation.


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Coronavirus - Program Updates

ALL TRINITY GATHERINGS SUSPENDED

The Trinity Ministry Center is closed and all in-person Trinity activities are suspended until further notice. 

This includes but is not limited to: Sunday in-person services, Kingdom Come worship, the Marriage Course, all groups, prayer appointments, Trinity Kids & Trinity Youth programs. 

For Sunday services, we will continue to live-stream service on Sundays at 9:45 a.m.

MARCH 12: ALL TRINITY GATHERINGS SUSPENDED THROUGH MARCH 21

Dear Trinity Church Family,

As our communities continue to navigate the unfolding impact of COVID-19 we want to update you on resulting changes to Trinity Church gatherings. In doing so, please know that we do not make these decisions lightly, and yet do so also with a sense of peace and trust in God’s faithfulness and presence with us through these uncharted waters. 

Shortly following our email yesterday about the Darien Library, a large number of school districts in the region announced widespread closures. In response and in accordance with the plan we shared with you last week (see earlier updates below) we have decided to close the Ministry Center and suspend all in-person Trinity activities, initially through Saturday, March 21. This includes but is not limited to; Sunday in-person services, Kingdom Come worship, all groups, the Marriage Course, prayer appointments, Trinity Kids & Trinity Youth programs. 

For our Sunday Services, we are trying something new and will offer a live-streamed (only) service this Sunday at 9:45 a.m. Ben will be preaching a sermon on bringing our fear and anxiety before God and the service will include live worship. Our kids and youth teams are also working on developing a downloadable resource that families could use to foster discussion. More details on how to access the stream and resources will follow in the coming days.

A decision and subsequent communication concerning services for Sunday, March 22nd, and programming beyond our initial closing will be made sometime next week once we have a better understanding of the next steps being taken by schools and municipalities. 

We realize that this is a time when community and connection are very much needed so we encourage groups who are able to utilize audio/video conferencing in place of in-person meetings. And we encourage each of you to continue fostering Christian friendships - in ways that are sensible and appropriate for your situation - during this season too. 

Additionally, this is a time for the body of Christ to rise up in generosity and service to those who are vulnerable. Our Trinity Serves partner Filling in the Blanks is working to supply food to children who normally receive free school meals but will not be able to access them during closures. See the images below for details on how to donate.

If you, or others you know are in need of care during this time or are adversely affected by the situation, we want to hear from you and to help as best we can. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to a pastor via our dedicated pastoral care phone line at 203-636-0969 or using this form.

There really is no better time to put our full faith and trust in the steadfast love of God, and as we do so, to encounter His peace which surpasses understanding. These words are frequently quoted - sometimes as platitudes - but we believe them to be true in the depths of our souls and our prayer is that this would be your experience too. 

In Christ,

Ben, Jake, Katie, and Andy

Filling in the Blanks Donation Info

MAR. 11 - UPDATE (DARIEN SERVICES)

Dear Trinity Church family, 

 As the impact of COVID-19 on our region continues to unfold, we are committed to communicating frequently with our church family regarding the ways this may impact various groups and programming. Please keep a close eye on your inbox and our website for these updates, which in some cases may be at short notice.

The Darien Library has let us know that they have decided to suspend all their programming - no matter what size of gathering. Some of you may have already seen their communication to their patrons. This includes our services there each week. As such, we will temporarily combine both our Darien and Greenwich locations, for One Church Sundays held at 9:45 a.m. at the Greenwich Hyatt Regency. We invite those of you who typically attend in Darien to join us there. 

As the body of Christ, we want to embody a "non-anxious presence" throughout this situation. God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of love, power and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). Our towns, our nation, and our communities need a church that is not ruled by fear, but by faith.

We also desire to care for those who may be in need — especially in this season. If you or someone you know is in need of help (e.g., with meals) or caring support, please let us know via our dedicated pastoral care phone line at 203-636-0969 or this form.

Practically speaking, we are also taking precautions for our church family which are outlined in full here. Specifically, if you are at risk of being infectious (e.g., fever) or have recently been around someone who is at risk of being infectious, please stay home on Sundays and throughout the week. 

At this time, all other Trinity Church programs and groups are continuing as scheduled, but please do keep an eye on your emails and check our website for updates.   

Grace & Peace, 

Jake Kircher 

Executive Pastor

MAR. 5 - UPDATE

Dear Trinity Church family, 

As more news comes out concerning Coronavirus, and as cases start to show up closer to home, we are praying for all of those around the world who are struggling through this sickness and dealing with loss in their families. We invite you to join us in those prayers. 

 At a time when fear can become dominant in the public mindset, our hope is that in addition to the practical measure below, we as a church family can grow in our trust of God who holds us through every circumstance and lean on the truth that... 

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. - Psalm 91:1-4 

In regard to the virus starting to impact our immediate area, we want to let you know that we have started to think about some wise steps for our church family, and what to do if this more greatly impacts our community.

Here are a few of our initial strategies, comments and asks:

1. We are purchasing additional hand sanitizer and will have it available at all our services on the name tag table, as you come forward for communion, in our Trinity Kids and Trinity Youth groups, and at the prayer stations. Please take advantage of these during services. The CDC continues to encourage hand washing with soap and water for 20-seconds as the best way to clean off any germs.  

2. We discourage you from handshaking and hugs for the next few weeks at church. Please remember that we are just trying to be respectful of everyone's health as we navigate this uncharted territory.

3. If you are sat risk of being infectious (e.g., fever) or have recently been around someone who is at risk of being infectious, please stay home on Sundays and throughout the week. Sunday sermons are posted on our website weekly if you would like to hear what you may have missed.

4. With regard to receiving communion on Sunday mornings, we will use pre-sealed, individual servings of grape juice as we receive the cup until further notice. 

5. In the event of a large outbreak in our region that would prevent us from gathering:

  • For Trinity Kids, Trinity Youth, Groups and midweek programming, if schools begin canceling classes, our programming will follow suit and also cancel.
  • For Sunday services, we have already begun to put plans in place to host online services, should the need arise to cancel our in-person gatherings.  

Our staff is actively monitoring the situation, are doing all that we can to respond to this issue wisely, and want to exercise prudence in heeding to the recommendations made by official entities such as the CDC and the WHO. Please continue to pray for wisdom for our church as we move forward together. Grace & peace, Jake Kircher