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A Warm Welcome in Our 126th Year!
Historic Trinity United Church of Christ welcomes YOU as we enter our 122nd year of ministry to South St. Louis City and County!
Long established on South Grand as a landmark and a place of warm hospitality and inspiring worship, Trinity has moved in recent years to its smaller but still-lovely facility tucked into the hospitable Lakewood area of Affton. We are just north of Gravois, west on Oak one block from Heege Road. Parking is adjacent and our building and is fully accessible. Its interior continues the classic "look" that has made Trinity a well-remembered landmark for generations. Come and visit at our 10:30 worship. Our doors are always wide open!
Our sanctuary features historic stained glass plus altar and chancel furnishings made by German craftsmen long ago in Oberammergau. New video and sound equipment makes full participation possible for all who attend.
The pews were replaced with chairs in the Spring of 2018. The chairs offer comfortable seating that can be arrange to meet the needs of all gatherings.
Meet the Staff
Happy New Year!
from all of us at Trinity UCC
As Trinity enters its 126th year continuing to work in wonderful ways to minister unto others in God's name and Spirit, we do so in search of a pastor as Pastor Jan Barnes has retired.
Pastor Jan served as our pastor for many years and helped continue our efforts to move into the 21st century. She was a guiding force in Trinity becoming Open and Affirming in January of 2018.
Pastor Jan will be missed but we are confident that Trinity will shortly have someone to with at least as much passion and love for Trinity to take her place in the pulpit.
Steven A. Tate, Trinity has, at the moment, a small sanctuary but you wouldn't know it if you closed your eyes and listened to Steve play for worship.
His years playing, from the age of 10 at his home church in Mt. Vernon, Ill, feeds our spirits every time the faith community gathers.
He also assembles the screen images we use, which adds another dimension to our worship experience.
The TPT (Trinity Praise Team) is being brought back to life by Steve, with rehearsals following worship on the First and Third Sundays of the month. All are welcome to join their voices in praise and thanksgiving.
Quilt-making Still Important
At Trinity UCC the making of beautiful quilts has long been a special ministry. Here you can see women of the church, who come in each Wednesday for a "work day" of quilting, as they fashion a new quilt on order for one of the residents of the community.
Trinity United Church of Christ
5200 Hilda Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63123
Eagle Scout Projects
Trinity UCC and its members are great supporters of Scouting, Girls and boys alike. We continue to have prospective Eagle Scouts seek out projects that they can do for Trinity to fulfill their requirements to achieve the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout.
To date, there have been 4 scouts that have done projects for Trinity. They include building and installing a park bench in the front of the church for people to stop and rest for a while. If they would like, they can sit and read a book from our Little Library which compliments the Peace Patio area.
Another project included adding a step to the pulpit area. This makes access to the area much easier by reducing the height of the step. He also added a couple of poles to act as hand rails.
One fairly aggressive project included the repurposing of our old pews. The pews were removed from the sanctuary, stripped of the foam and fabric, and then joined together to form planter boxes for a community vegetable garden. After they were filled with topsoil, vegetables were planted and grown for the community to enjoy.
The most recent project was to improve the area where the bench was installed. They garden bed had become overgrown so the project included removing the weeds and installing wooden timbers to contain the soil. Weed barrier was installed and mulch was placed on top. Plants will be added in the Spring.