A Message from Rev. Christopher Ryan

That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. Such great crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat there, while the whole crowd stood on the beach.

Matthew 13:1, 2

Do preoccupations follow you?

Is there a place and time where you can just be?

It is assumed that Jesus taught the multitudes from the boat. Why do we assume this? Why did Jesus not simply teach from the shoreline?

Why do we not rather assume that Jesus left the house and sat by the sea for the same reason we would?… To rest and to meditate. Why do we not assume that like us, when we prefer quiet, we move away from the crowd to find a new, quiet place?

Trinity United Church is an active congregation. However, you are not only welcome when we are busy. You are not only welcome to participate in a program or in worship. Our doors are open when all is quiet. There is a place to rest and to meditate and to just be.

Please feel free to visit when you simply desire the stillness of Holy Silence. Please be assured that we will not crowd you off the shoreline.

If you chose solitude, you are welcome. If you would like a time of prayer with the Minister or member of the Pastoral Care Team, you are welcome. If you would like to pause to receive communion, that can be arranged.

You are welcome.

Please let us know.

Office hours: Monday – Thursday 9:00 amĀ – 3:00 pm