A Voice For God
A Heart For People

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Church
Update from
Our
Pastor


March 15, 2021

 

Dear Trinity Church Members & Friends,

It was this time last year that we temporarily suspended our services at Trinity because of the coronavirus pandemic. During this time, you have been more than faithful in worshiping online, attending Sunday School online, encouraging one another, giving, and serving in various capacities. Since returning to our in-person Sunday worship services this past June, you have been overwhelmingly supportive! You have honored the Lord and His Church by your continued involvement.

It is with great joy and excitement that we are announcing that beginning on the first Sunday in May, we will reopen Sunday School at Trinity Baptist Church. Beginning Sunday, May 2, 2021, in-person Sunday School classes will begin at 10:00 a.m. followed by Morning Worship at 11:00 a.m. We will follow this schedule through at least the summer.

We encourage you to pray for our full reopening, be safe, and follow our directions for a safe and exciting time of worship. We will continue to provide distanced seating and temperature checks. The buildings will be sanitized and great care will be taken for your health and safety. In addition, the Family Life Center will continue to provide space for overflow.

So, invite your family and friends to come to Sunday School and church on May 2! Let’s get back into the practice of learning and worshiping together and see what great things the Lord has in store for His church!

God bless you and your loved ones.

In Christ,

Brother Joe

 


 


June 26, 2020

Dear Trinity Church Family & Friends,

What a great day of worship we experienced last Sunday as we safely returned to in-person worship for the first time in thirteen weeks. Seeing you in church was powerful medicine for the soul. Though we do not know what the future holds, we are hoping and praying that we will be able to continue with movement toward normalcy and that in the near future all restrictions will be removed from our gathering together! In the meantime, we are taking precautionary measures to keep everyone safe.

If you are planning to attend Sunday church services at Trinity Baptist Church, please make certain that you observe the important guidelines posted on nevilstrinity.com. The doors will open at 10:30 a.m. and the worship service will begin at 11:00 a.m. Our ushers, greeters, and security team will assist you as you enter the building. The service will last approximately 45 minutes, and I hope to see you there!

If you are sick with any type of illness or if you do not feel comfortable with returning at this time, a video of the worship service will be available in the Online Media Center, and you can view it on Sunday after 2 p.m.

If you have any questions or need to contact the church office, please leave us a message by calling 839-2599 or use the contact form.

In Christ!

Brother Joe

 


 

May 29, 2020


Dear Trinity Family & Friends,

The last 9 weeks have been confusing and frustrating for many, but we are finally nearing the date that we will return to in-person services at Trinity Baptist Church. As of today, our church family has gone through the storm without a single COVID-19 case that we know about, and we thank our Heavenly Father for caring for us in this manner. I hope and pray that you have stayed safe during the time we’ve been apart.

As you may already be aware, we are planning to return to in-person services on Father’s Day, June 21. For the time being, we will only be meeting for Morning Worship, and we will begin each Sunday at 11:00 a.m. Church staff members have been preparing for the return to in-person services for several weeks, and we will soon provide important information on our website for everyone returning to worship with us in our church building. Precautionary measures will be taken to make certain that you are safe while attending services at Trinity Baptist Church.

We hope you will continue to join us online for our Morning Worship webcasts for a few more weeks. You can meet us online on our Facebook page or stream the webcasts from our Online Media Center on Sundays at 11:00 a.m. Once we return to in-person services, we will post our worship gatherings online for those that aren’t able to attend.

Thank you for your faithfulness to the Lord’s Church during the past couple of months. I am so blessed to be your pastor! You have taken what the devil did to bring disruption and chaos and used it to glorify God! The Church has continued to be the Church regardless of the fact that we could not meet corporately!

If you have any questions or need to contact the church office, please leave us a message by calling 912-839-2599 or use the contact form.

God’s blessing on you as we look forward to meeting again,

Brother Joe


 

April 29, 2020


Dear Trinity Family and Friends,

I know that you are as ready to get back to worship together in-person as I am! What an unusual and unsettling six weeks it has been! Who would have ever imagined we would see our church facilities closed for such a long time? This teaches us a few things, not the least of which is that we cannot presume about the future. We must be prepared and courageous and faithful when the unexpected comes about.

I want to thank you, Trinity family, for your faithfulness in these trying times. You have amazed me in your continued support for the Church, the needs of the Church family, and the need to continue studying the Bible. You truly are the best!

The Mission of the Church Continues

I want to update you on some of the things that are happening at Trinity during this time.

                Every Sunday morning, we continue to worship online through our weekly webcast. Thanks to our Media and Music Ministries, the webcast is made available on Sundays at 11:00 a.m. on our website and Facebook, and we are reaching over 1,700 each week! After one of these webcasts, three people reported accepting Jesus as their Saviour.  That, alone, was a great defeat to the devil. Can you imagine how he felt when these three asked Jesus to come into their hearts? If you’re not already doing so, we hope you will join us each week online for our Morning Worship webcast.

                 Sunday School & Bible Study classes continue to be held. Several of our Sunday School classes are now meeting online. In addition, Brother Bob Creech leads an online Bible Study on Wednesdays, and a women’s group meets online for devotions and prayer each week. If you are interested in joining one of the online classes, please get in touch with the church office so that we can let you know how!

                 The Church continues to give. Thank you for financially supporting the continued work of the ministry at Trinity. Though our tithes and offerings haven’t been 100% of what they were before the virus, they have been substantial, and we are thankful for your faithfulness! God will reward you greatly!

                 The Church continues to reach others. Our ministry leaders and church staff members are calling to encourage and pray for our church family. Not only that, many of our members have been checking on others in the church as well. Another example is the One Voice Trio’s online concert that was such a blessing to many that watched it. Isn’t it great to belong to such a wonderful and caring church?

Staying in Touch

The most frustrating part of this crisis to me is my inability to see and interact with my church family. If you have a prayer request or special need, please call the church office and I’ll get the message, or use the contact form. I would love to hear from you!

What to Expect Going Forward

Some have asked when we will be able to meet in-person as a congregation again. That is a difficult question to answer. I hope that by no later than the first Sunday in June we will be able to meet in corporate worship but even if we are not able by then, remember: the Church is still the Church! Be the church wherever you are and God will use you to build HIS kingdom.

We can best get through this time by being diligent in caring for our loved ones and friends and neighbors. Use caution, good hygiene, common sense; respect people’s private space, pray for one another, call and check up on the elderly and your family, and if you are sick, stay home! These things are good whether we are in a crisis or not.

I am so thankful for you and I look forward to the day when we will meet together at Trinity Baptist Church and hear our Sanctuary Choir sing Under His Wings!  Won’t that be grand?

The Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you always.

Brother Joe