THE STORY OF TRINITY UNITED REFORMED CHURCH
Who among us doesn’t like a story? A good story! We love telling stories or being told stories. With children and grand-children we may share “When I was your age stories…” stories, beside reading them the “Once upon a time…” stories. With friends and neighbours in the community we often share interesting and personal stories. And with fellow members in the church we may share “Do you remember when….” stories. We just love to tell stories!
Story telling is an important activity in our life. When we speak of our joys, our hurts, our memories, our hopes, we tell stories. We grow up with stories that make us understand who we are and what communities we belong to. Stories give us an identity in our family and in the community. In the church we listen to and tell the stories of the Bible that shape who we are. We are part of the stories; we belong to the stories of Jesus as we belong to him who tells and lives them. The stories of the Bible are our family of faith stories, even though we may interpret them very differently. By telling each other the story to which we belong and by which we live, we share friendship and kinship.
At Trinity URC we have shared stories – stories of faith and faithfulness, of ministry, of care and compassion, of companionship – for many years. We have done so on Sunday mornings, when we meet for worship and fellowship, during the week, for instance at our community lunches, and at occasional celebrations when we sit down for lavish meals. And once every three months we re-enact the story of God’s love for all at the Lord’s table (communion).
We are still a story telling and story making church community. God has begun our story at Trinity many years ago and we have shaped the story as we went along, and as we still go along, faithfully carrying out our ministry in the church and community. We do not know what the ending of the story will be but we are always mindful that ultimately God is the author of THE STORY and we only have to play our part in telling the story of our past, faithfully living the story in the present and looking forward with hope for the story to continue.
We warmly welcome anyone to come and join us in telling, living and shaping the story of Trinity URC and of the Christian faith we share!
With all best wishes,
Minister, Trinity United Reformed Church