What to Expect
You Walk in the Door, And...
What to Expect - Sunday @ 11:00 AM
We don't stand on formality here at Trinity Chapel! People will come to worship in shorts, flip-flops, and t-shirts. Men might wear a polo shirt and khakis. Women might wear skirts. But the point is, "Sunday best" is not something we worry much about here. If you show up in a suit or fancy dress, we'll know you're a first-time guest!
Once here, you'll find a worship service that is a blend of old and new. There are screens and media, but we also sing many of the more familiar hymns of the church like "Amazing Grace" and "Just a Closer Walk with Thee." We laugh and are relaxed, but the preacher wears a robe. There is a choir, but Bach and Beethoven will probably not be in the lineup. We believe that we don't have to be stiff and humorless to be serious about worshiping God.
Jesus tells his disciples in Matthew 18:1-5 that children have a special place in the Kingdom of God; in fact, he said that anyone who welcomes a child welcomes Jesus himself! We believe that children have a special place in the church. They are not the future of the church; they are the church now! We offer children's worship each Sunday morning. Kids start out in the worship service, and following the children's moment they go to our children's worship time where they learn Bible stories and participate in crafts. On Communion Sunday, they return to receive the Lord's Supper.
We have a nursery available each Sunday morning during worship for children through age 4. Our nursery workers are looking forward to seeing your little ones!
We celebrate the Lord's Supper on the first Sunday morning of each month. Trinity Chapel United Methodist Church stands proudly in the Wesleyan tradition of "the open Table." This means you do not need to be a member of this congregation or denomination to celebrate the Lord's Supper with us. All are welcome regardless of membership or affiliation. Children in particular are welcome at Christ's Table, as Christ welcomed children to himself during his earthly ministry. Our invitation is broad:
"Christ our Lord invites to his Table all who love him, who earnestly repent of their sins and seek to live in peace with one another."
Everyone has a place at this Table!
Casual atmosphere. Short message. Lots of singing. What more could you ask for? When a month has a fifth Sunday, we take a break from our usual pattern to sing and celebrate. Request hymns from the United Methodist Hymnal or the older Cokesbury Hymnal. Then join us in the fellowship hall for that time-honored Methodist tradition: a potluck lunch!
Worship Without Walls
On Easter Sunday, Memorial Day weekend, 4th of July weekend, and Labor Day weekend, you'll find us at the Tybee Beach Pier and Pavilion as we worship. Services are at 8:30 AM. We welcome all people to join us for a time with their Creator, whether they take a seat or are just walking through in their swimsuits!
"Silent night, holy night, all is calm, all is bright..." On this sacred night we gather to sing carols, hear the Christmas story, welcome Christ into our world and lives in Communion, and light candles to drive away the darkness. It is a night of beauty and wonder. Come share it with us!