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A Warm Welcome in Our 122nd 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.
Meet the Staff
Jan Barnes, our Pastor, is a Midwest native with a New England twist. She grew up in Illinois but graduated from the University of Massachusetts. She also has a Master's in Education from Springfield College and attended Eden Seminary for her theological training.
She has served churches in the St. Louis area her entire career in the ministry. In addition to her ministry with Trinity, she is a chaplain at St. Louis University Hospital.
Jan and her husband, Roger, have three adult children all living in Washington state, two grandsons and a granddaughter on her way.
Jan is also an artist and writer...and enjoys geo-caching with Roger. Old movies are a secret pleasure when time allows.
The coffee pot is always on in her office...drop by anytime.
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
Please join us!
Trinity U.C.C. is currently planning a new member class. If you are interested in becoming a member of Trinity U.C.C. or would just like to learn more about Trinity, please call:
Pastor Jan at 314-352-6645.
We look forward to seeing you.
New Children's Space
This past Sunday, we blessed our new Children's Space. This is an activity area in the sanctuary where children and parents can enjoy worship service together.
Eagle Scout Project
This past weekend, the first phase of Trinity's Community Gathering Space was completed with the installation of a park bench that was designed, built, and donated as a Boy Scout Eagle Project.
The Scout is currently a Life Scout in Boy Scout Troop 661 of Oakville. The Troop has a long history of Eagle Scouts numbering over 110 dating back to 1963.
The entire project will include a Free Library where anyone can take and/or leave a book. The bench will provide a place for area residents to sit and relax or read a book from the library. The area will be enhanced with landscaping and even a watering bowl for pets to enjoy on hot Summer days.
An official dedication service will be held upon completion of the project.