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The Ministries of Trinity United Church of Christ

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With over 70 active ministries. Trinity United Church of Christ provides its’ members ample opportunity
to be involved inside the church walls and outside in the community. Please read about our wonderful ministries below.


These ministries are intimately involved in assuring the spirit of Trinity UCC is evident from the moment members, and importantly guests, step into our church. From a hearty welcome, to a walk through our new member process, they are charged with providing loving assistance to all who enter here.

Working together with Team Trinity, they make sure members and guests can focus on worship with no environmental distractions.


Adult Ushers (3rd Saturdays, 3:30 pm) – Consider partnering with the “doorkeepers” of the Adult Usher ministry who work diligently to offer seating assistance to our members and guests during worship services, funerals, and special events. Mailbox 2303


Greeters (2nd Saturdays, 4:00 pm) – As a Greeter, your friendly smile and welcoming spirit will be the first contact a person experiences as they walk through the doors of Trinity UCC! Mailbox 2324


Hospitality (1st Mondays, 6:30 pm) – Share your culinary and hostess skills with the Hospitality ministry which rolls out the “red carpet” for families during bereavement and special guests of our church. Mailbox 2328


Internal Security (2nd Saturdays, 4:00 pm) – Do you have a talent of paying close attention to surroundings and serving others? If so, our Internal Security team needs you. (Training required.) Mailbox 2334


Stewardship (4th Mondays, 6:45 pm) – If you possess a willingness to assist in the orientation of our new members, the Stewardship Ministry is waiting for you to join them in providing support to the new members and more, relating to the financial needs of members, including benevolence and financial support of our seminarians. Mailbox 2360


Village Keepers (Every 2nd Saturday, 9:30 am) – Are you willing to assist with traffic control and offer a helping hand to our members and guests as they “press their way” to worship and special events? Press your way to the Village Keepers ministry. Mailbox 2363


Artistic expression is a critical component of the cultural and spiritual life of the African American church, and particularly for Trinity UCC. These ministries contribute to the life of the church, and to the growth of their members through coaching, workshops, events and activities.


Artists in Residence

Use your artistic talent for the benefit of your church and community. Learn, teach and share within a family of artists. Mailbox 2306


Big Momma’s House (Various days/times)

Visit the “House” to share in the vitality of African American culture as we re-learn the lessons of our ancestors in quilting, cooking, canning and other skills that are important to preserve.


Drama Ministry (2nd and 4th Tuesday, 7:00 pm)

Your gifts can enhance worship services with dramatic presentation as we provide another dimension of the Word for the better understanding of our congregation. Mailbox 2318


Hurston Hughes Writers (3rd Fridays, 6:30 pm)

Share your gift of language with other writers as we lift up and support each other and bring literary exploration opportunities to the congregation.


Youth are the life blood of a growing congregation, and the development and protection of our children is one of our highest callings. Trinity UCC has an abundance of ministries to support the spiritual, physical and intellectual development of our children.


From tutorial programs to help them excel in school, to youth trustee and usher ministries that prepare them for a life of service, to the dance, drill, and choir ministries that deepen their understanding of our faith, and involve them intimately in Worship Service, there is an opportunity for children of all ages to participate. (All adults working with Youth Ministries must complete Youth Ministry training)


Girl Scouts (See Programs and Events)


Khayralla Dance Ministry (Mondays, 7:00 pm) – If you are a girl or boy, ages 10-12, who loves to minister in dance, Khayralla Dance ministry is where you should be! Mailbox 2337


Little Warriors for Christ Choir (Saturdays, 10:45 am) – Do you have a desire to sing God’s praises, and are age 8 through 8th grade? Come minister with the Little Warriors for Christ. Mailbox 2340


Math Tutorial (Saturdays, 11:00 am) – Are you an elementary age youth who needs help understanding and solving math problems, and want to raise your math grade? The math tutors are here to help you achieve your goals. Mailbox 2338


Mwanabaraka Dance (Mondays, 6:30 pm) – If you are a child, age 7-9 years old, with an interest in dance or want to share your talent through the ministry of praise and worship through dance. Mailbox 2351


Reading Tutorial (Saturdays, 12:00 pm) – Reading can take you away to many places and can teach you many things about the world and beyond! Learn more, by reading more. Increase your reading skills with the reading tutorial program for elementary aged youth. Mailbox 2355


Saturday Bible Class (Saturdays, 9:00 am) – A desire to learn God’s Word and the history of the people of the Bible is all you need to attend Saturday Bible Class, for all ages, pre-school to adults. Mailbox 2313


Youth Church (Sundays, during the 7:30 am and 11:00 am worship services) – Youth Church provides an excellent opportunity for children ages 2 (must be potty trained) through 8th grade to experience God in a more personal and interactive setting during the Sunday morning worship services. Mailbox 2371


Youth Drill Team (Thursdays, 6:00 pm and Saturdays, 12:30 p.m.) – An excellent opportunity for youth ages 6-18 to learn scripture while engaging in synchronized drill methods. Mailbox 2372


Youth Ushers (1ST Saturdays, 2:00 pm) – Children between 8-12 years old who have a welcoming spirit, are encouraged to join the Youth Ushers and become a doorkeeper for the House of God. Mailbox 2373


Walaika Choir (Saturdays, 12:30 pm) – Children ages 3-8 years old who love to sing are invited to share their gift of music with the world! Mailbox 2364


Strengthening the spiritual and community connections of families, and the individuals of which they are comprised, our Family Ministries provide stimulating engagement of our senior community and grandparents, a loving and caring environment for Trinity UCC singles, powerful faith and relationship building for our married couples.


20 S.O.M.E.T.H.I.N.G.* – Men and women ages 19-29 are encouraged to join the 20 S.O.M.E.T.H.I.N.G. ministry which addresses the issues and concerns of young African American Christian adults, providing a bridge over which teens transition into adulthood. Mailbox 2300


Active Seniors and Friends (2nd and 4th Fridays, 12:00 pm) – If you are a senior over 55 years of age and enjoy spending time with other seniors, participating in recreational activities and providing support to others, the Active Seniors ministry is waiting for you! Mailbox 2301


Adopt-A-Student (2nd Tuesdays, 6:00 pm) – College students who are studying at universities and colleges out of the city and state are encouraged to join this ministry which assures you that you belong to God and that you have a church home and family that cares about you while you are away from home. Mailbox 2302


Grandparents (2nd Saturdays, 1:00 pm) – Are you a grandparent raising grandchildren? The Grandparents ministry provides support and encouragement to grandparents who are either raising or nurturing their grandchildren. Mailbox 2381


LGBT Family Ministry (3rd Saturdays, 1:00 pm) –  The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Family Ministry as a part of the Trinity United Church of Christ’s (Trinity UCC’s) faith community, seeks to positively transform attitudes toward individuals who identify as LGBT through Christian Education, Fellowship, Service and Outreach programming within and outside of the walls of Trinity United Church of Christ. Through the ministry programming offered we seek to engage the broader community, promote spiritual growth, build a supportive community, and advocate for equitable treatment on behalf of all of God’s children who identify as LGBT. Mailbox 2382


Married Couples (2nd Saturdays, 3:30 pm) – Married couples committed to building and maintaining their marriage and learning how to improve your relationship with your spouse and Jesus Christ, through conversations, workshops and more, are encouraged to join the Married Couples ministry. Mailbox 2343


Singles (First Tuesdays, 7:00 pm) – Single adults (never married, divorced, widowed, single parents) who want to address those issues affecting single Christians are encouraged to join the Singles Community. Mailbox 2357

Health & Wellness

Spiritual health, physical health and mental health are all critical to our holistic well-being. Our Health and Wellness ministries support programs, events and advocacy. Yoga for a sound mind and body, Can-Cer-Vive as a support group for those experiencing or in remission from cancer, Immabasi as a source for health education and advocacy, and others, strive to assure our members, and our community, are afforded the health they deserve.


Can-Cer-Vive (3rd Saturdays, 11:00 am) – Are you a cancer survivor or presently encountering the many faces of cancer? The Can-Cer-Vive ministry is here to provide spiritual support and information on caregiving/receiving, health care and more. Mailbox 2308


Emmaus Road (4th Thursdays, 7:00 pm) – If you have experienced the loss of a loved one, the Emmaus Road ministry offers prayer, comfort, and support as you go through the grieving process. Mailbox 2320


Healing (Prayer) (2nd Sunday, before and after 6:00 pm service) – Seeks people who have the gift of intercessory prayer for spiritual healing of mind, body, and spirit. Mailbox 2325


HIV/AIDS (2nd Saturdays, 2:00 pm) – The HIV/AIDS ministry provides comfort, support, and compassion for people who are diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, as well as training and support for families and friends impacted by HIV and AIDS. Mailbox 2327


Immabasi Health and Wellness (2nd Thursdays, 6:30 pm) – Are you interested in joining a ministry dedicated to the prevention and treatment of physical and mental illness? Mailbox 2332


LupusThe Lupus Support Ministry meets quarterly on the third Saturday of the month, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (September, December, March, June).The mission of the Lupus Support Ministry is to support individuals and families affected by the disease, both within the church community and the community at large. We seek to educate and increase awareness of Lupus and its affects among health professionals and the public through church and community outreach activities. We provide reliable and accurate information, respond to requests for information, and offer someone to talk to. We partner with others who can lend further support to our mission. Mailbox 2342


Yoga (Saturdays, 7:30 am) – Are you interested in maintaining good physical, mental, and spiritual health and fitness? The Yoga Ministry teaches centering, inner peace, and balance. Mailbox 2368

Liberation & Outreach

Trinity UCC is a social justice church. The heart of our social justice ministry resides within the Liberation and Outreach ministries.


These ministries struggle with the justice issues of our day: Connecting and fighting for Africans in Diaspora; Identifying and educating on sustainability, food deserts/swamps, and recycling; Feeding the hungry; Caring for the spiritual needs of the incarcerated, as well as the recently released; Ending domestic violence; and providing housing to those in need, and much more.


Africa (3rd Fridays, 7:00 pm) – Members seeking a wider view of issues concerning Africans on the continent and in the Diaspora, as well as travel, fellowship, economic development, missionary and financial support are encouraged. Mailbox 2304


Career Development (3rd Tuesdays, 7:00 pm) – Invites members who are interested in providing assistance with job fairs and training for unemployed and underemployed persons to compete and upgrade their employability. Mailbox 2309


Church in Society (1st Tuesdays, 7:00 pm) – Offers members an opportunity to work to establish Christian principles in the economic, social, and political aspects of our church and community life. Mailbox 2314


Counseling (4th Tuesdays, 7:00 pm) – Members who hold masters degrees in counseling or other related professions who interested in providing private Christian counseling for individuals, families, groups are encouraged to join the Counseling ministry. Mailbox 2315


Domestic Violence – The Domestic Violence ministry offers confidential Christian support and love to survivors and their families who have experienced emotionally and physically abusive relationships between husbands/wives, boyfriends/girlfriends or other family members. Mailbox 2317 


Drug and Alcohol Recovery – (1ST and 3rd Mondays, 7:00 pm) – Invites recovering members, families, and friends to participate in this Christian support group that acknowledges “if the Son (of God) shall set you free, you shall be free, indeed.” Mailbox 2319


Food Share (4th Saturdays, 7:00 am) – Are you interested in providing fresh and canned food baskets to the hungry, homeless and the less fortunate? The Food Share ministry needs your support and compassion. Mailbox 2322


Green Committee – (4th Tuesdays, 6:00 pm) – Seeks environmentally conscious members to teach the members of our congregation and community how to recycle, reuse, and reduce the carbon footprint. Mailbox 2385


Housing – Be a part of the cure to the housing crisis by helping families keep their homes, own their homes, avoid foreclosures and more. We can also assist you in your hunt for affordable rents. . Mailbox 2329



Prison (3rd Thursdays, 7:00 pm) – Be a part of the solution. We support the spiritual and real world needs of the incarcerated and their families and advocate for a fair justice system. Mailbox 2354


There is nothing quite as powerful as Men infected with the spirit of the Lord! Men’s ministries provide outlets for Trinity UCC men to serve together, and grow together. Prayer cells, an exciting and profound Men’s Chorus, youth support and fellowship are all included in these ministries.


Isuthu Rite of Passage (Adult Servants) (2nd and 4th Saturdays, 2:00 pm) – Are you interested in mentoring boys and young men? Join the Isuthu (Rite of Passage) ministry which provides Christian, cultural and social awareness. Mailbox 2336


Men’s Chorus (Tuesdays, 8:15 pm) – We encourage men of all ages to join “The Mighty Men of Trinity” as we lift our voices to God through the music ministry.


Men’s Fellowship (2nd Mondays, 6:30 pm) – The Men’s Fellowship is looking for a few good men to gather in Christian love and support to address issues affecting brothers of all ages as well as Mailbox 2348


Project Jeremiah** – Are you available to provide mentoring for elementary school age students? Project Jeremiah needs you to partner with us as we provide role models for our youth. Mailbox 2353


Praise & Worship

Delivering a powerful worship experience for three services every Sunday, for praise and bible study each Wednesday, and for special services throughout the year, is a daunting task. And, certainly, without the loving service of our Praise and Worship ministries, would be impossible.


These ministries include everything from our Trustees, Deacons, Greeters, Sanctuary Choir and Alma Ya Sali (our signing ministry), and Media Ministry, among others.


Alma Ya Sali (Sign Language Interpreters) (2nd Fridays, 7:00 pm) – Do you love communicating with others and are experienced in sign language? Join us in providing interpreting and transliterating service to enable hearing impaired members and guests to be full participants in the worship experience, Bible study, and other events. Mailbox 2305


Information Technology (2nd Saturdays, 4:00 pm) – Seeks members experienced in various computer platforms and programs to provide training for computer users. Mailbox 2333


Media – Have you ever wondered what it is like to work a video or still camera during the worship service? Are you interested in working behind the scenes of the worship experience? If so, the Media ministry needs you to join us as we share the message of God to the world via live streaming and more. Mailbox 2345


Sanctuary Choir (Thursdays, 7:00 pm) – Make a joyful noise unto the Lord! The Sanctuary Choir invites members to join us as we minister God’s Word in song. Mailbox 2356




Helping out children bridge the path through their teens, into adulthood, Trinity UCC teen ministries provide safe outlets, loving mentoring and education opportunities. (All adults working with Youth Ministries must complete Youth Ministry training.)


Ministries provide teens with an opportunity to deepen their involvement with worship services through praise and dance, and provide them with a greater understanding of the Lord we serve as they become immersed in our church through their service as Junior Deacons.


Chinara Dance (Mondays, 6:30 pm) – High school aged youth (13-18 years old) interested in worshiping through dance are encouraged to join the Chinara dance ministry. Mailbox 2311


Imani Ya Watume (Saturdays, 10:45 am) – High school-aged students are encouraged to use their voices to sing praises unto God through this awesome youth ministry. Mailbox 2331


Intonjane Rights of Passage (2nd and 4th Saturdays, 12:00 pm) – Intonjane seeks girls and young women, age 8-18 years old who seek Christian mentoring, inspiration, cultural and social awareness as they move towards adulthood. Mailroom 2335


Isuthu Rite of Passage (2nd and 4th Saturdays, 2:00 pm) – Isuthu seeks boys and young men, ages 6-18 years old seeking Christian mentoring, inspiration, cultural and social awareness as they move towards adulthood.



Serving our Lord with fervor and devotion, the women’s ministries include several that support the wonderful worship experience at Trinity UCC, including our Women’s Chorus, Drill Team and Dance Ministry.


In addition our women come together in ministry to support the young ladies of Trinity, through Intonjane, and to support each other through the Sisterhood ministry.


Intonjane Rights of Passage (Adult Servants) 2nd and 4th Saturdays, 12:00 pm) – Be a source of spiritual and emotional growth for the young ladies of Trinity UCC as we serve as mentors and guide them through a Rites of Passage program to womanhood. Mailroom 2335

Sisterhood (1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 6:30 pm) – Open to women of all ages, Sisterhood provides an atmosphere for adult women to build trust while we explore ways to renew our strength for facing, and resolving, difficulties. Mailbox 2359


Tangeni Dance (Thursdays, 6:30 pm) – Celebrate our God with us as we praise with dance, as an expression of our heritage and an acknowledgment of faith. Mailbox 2361


Women’s Chorus (Tuesdays, 6:30 pm) – Women who love God and ministering God’s praise through song are welcome to partner with us. Mailbox 2365


Women’s Drill Team (Thursdays, 6:00 pm, Saturdays, 12:30 pm) – Fraternities and sororities have no monopoly when it comes to “stepping.” Join us, as we praise and worship with foot stomps and hand claps. Mailbox 2366


Women’s Guild (3rd Saturdays, 2:30 pm) – Give back to our community by engaging with our seasoned saints, as we volunteer at Trinity Acres and Trinity Oaks. Mailbox 2367


Programs & Events

Girl Scouts (1st and 3rd Saturdays, 12:30 pm) – We encourage girls ages 6-17 to see for themselves, what it means to have fun, while exploring the wonders of the world through scouting! *Adults Leaders must complete training. Mailbox 2323


Men’s Cell Groups – Provide a “safe place” for brothers to be themselves, sharing their joys and fears, defeats and victories, breaking down the age-old stereotype of “Men can’t/don’t pray.” Year-round.


Operation Share – Annual Thanksgiving food giveaway for members of our congregation and the community who are in need.


Saturday Bible School** (9:30 am) – Saturday Bible School provides interactive Bible study classes for members and friends of all ages, from Pre-K – Adults. *Adults Teachers must complete training! Mailbox 2313

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