Whether you are a new or growing Christian, we offer a variety of classes, small study groups and special training programs to help you on your journey of faith.
The popular Alpha program is a gentle introduction to the Christian faith for non-believers or those who are still seeking something more in their lives. Trinity promotes and runs Alpha courses at various times during the year. The ten-week course is designed around a series of ten questions, such as Who is Jesus? Why did He die? How can I have faith? Why should I pray? And how do I pray?
The purpose of the class is to explore issues of faith and help people think through their views and come to their own conclusions about what they believe. Each gathering starts off with a casual dinner. The facilitator will share the topic in the form of a question with the class, asking them to think about their responses while watching a video. After viewing, the facilitator will encourage an open discussion on the topic where all questions and points of view are welcomed. Here is the Alpha introductory video, featuring TV adventurer, Bear Grylls, who is a born-again Christian and avid spokesperson for Alpha.
Christians, who have introduced friends and family members to Alpha attended the course grow in their confidence in sharing their own faith and testimony with friends and family. Attendance is free and the public is invited to attend any Alpha session, held weekly.
If you are interested in knowing more about the Alpha course, visit alpha.org and call the Church Office at (386) 734-4425 to find out when the next course is scheduled.
At Trinity, we pledge to feed the spiritual soul of any young person who enters our doors, incorporating God’s Word as our highest priority. Sunday classes are held for toddlers through senior high students and includes a nursery for infants. “Sunday School” takes place from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. each Sunday morning (see bullets below.)
We introduce Jesus to children and youth in a fun, structured environment where children are encouraged to grow in Christ. Our classes are held in rooms that are clean and orderly, and we use age-appropriate Bible-based curricula filled with activities, lessons, singing, questions and answers and interactive discussions.
Wednesday Women meet 9 to 11 a.m. every Wednesday, offering opportunities for support and growth through lessons focusing on women’s issues with a Christian perspective. There also is a short-term (8-week) Wednesday Evening Bible Study for Women during the 2018 summer session. Contact Cindy Fox, study leader to learn more about both study groups.
The Wednesday Men’s Group meets 9 to 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday mornings, exploring the meaning of books from both the Old and New Testaments. Contact Cindy Fox.
For more information on each Bible study group and the leader’s name and number, contact the Church Office at (386) 734-4425 or email Cindy Fox, Adult Education Team Leader.
Trinity’s United Methodist Women’s (UMW) circles are a way to meet other women, develop life-long friendships, and stay connected for that all-too-important love, care and support for one another. The UMW has three circles: Susanna (an evening circle that meets the second Monday evening of every month at 6:30 p.m. in private homes;) Sarah (a daytime circle that meets the first Tuesday in the Wesley Room at 1:00 p.m.;) and Priscilla (a daytime circle that meets the first Monday, usually at the church, at 10:30 a.m.)
Trinity’s Women’s Ministry is dedicated to serving others outside the walls of the church in the mission field. They are particularly interested in advocating for social justice, with emphasis on protecting the lives and rights of women and children.
In 2015, Susanna Circle wrote a grant and raised matching funds to create the popular “Sneakers 4 Kids” campaign which raised enough money to purchase new back-to-school shoes for needy children at our partner school Citrus Grove Elementary. This highly successful ministry continues today.
Annually, members of this circle are committed to raising funds and awareness of local, national and international charities working in the area of social justice. Currently, three charities are being helped with funds raised: H.O.P.E., (Helpers of People Enslaved) is a ministry dedicated to raising awareness and advocating on behalf of the thousands of victims being trafficked every day across the U.S. (Visit the H.O.P.E. website at http://ocumc.org/HOPE to learn more.) Justice For Our Neighbors (FL-JFON) is a United Methodist ministry that provides free legal assistance to immigrants seeking the path to legal status and citizenship. (Visit the Florida JFON website at http://fljfon.org to learn more.) KIVA is an international organization that allows people to lend money via the Internet to low-income entrepreneurs and students in over 80 countries. Kiva’s mission is “to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty.” Susanna members review and select up to four candidates to lend money to every year. (Visit the KIVA website at https://www.kiva.org to learn more.)
Trinity has started a new ministry called Young At Heart (YAH) designed especially for men and women over the age of 55! The ministry offers a myriad of activities that are both educational and fun. Monthly luncheons with a program are held in the Fellowship Hall on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 11:30 a.m. (October-April). It is a time to share with one another the joys and challenges of being a senior adult. After all, the job is over, the kids are gone and it’s time to get involved and meet new friends, right? Call the church office to learn more or contact, Anita Campbell YAH Coordinator using our contact form.