Our joy-filled Day of Pentecost last Sunday kicked off the season of Pentecost, when we practice building the fires of faith that spread God's love and living word. This Sunday, at 10AM, Pastor John Blossom's message "Second Childhood" will tell us how to live like God does - as a family of love. Come for joyful and heart-moving worship, stay for warm fellowship, leave with Christian hope and the tools of faith!
Prayer is one of our most important and effective ministries. When people are in need, turning to us as a church to support them in prayer makes a big difference - and attracts people to the fellowship of Christ in our church.
We are installing a new phone system that will allow multiple people to support incoming prayers from our members and our community. When a person selects a phone menu option, the system will enable one or more people to be alerted to a prayer request. Responders do not have to speak directly to the person - they may call in to hear voicemail of the request, and pray in privacy. People who want to respond directly to the person may still have call filtering options set up.
Please contact Pastor John Blossom is you are interested in participating in this ministry or to learn more about it. No special equipment is required to participate - any normal phone will do, though, mobile phones will give participants more options. Thank you!
When it rains, it pours, and when our church's heart is set on mission, we pour it on, no matter what! Our thanks for all of the blessed servants of God from our church and our community who participated in our annual community tag sale, vendor fair, and bake sale. Our hardy tag sale volunteers braved the elements to attract people, who streamed in through our beautiful church sanctuary to our fellowship hall to check out the baked goods, crafts, vendor items, and hearty lunches! In the entryway of our church mission volunteers explained how our fund raising supports our missions to Nicaragua and our own community. We were also showing off our new brochure and "We help God make house calls" signup cards for community ministries. Photos and viewable copy of our tri-fold brochure below. Praise God for this blessed event!
In a small room filled with prayer, the church was born in the hearts of Jesus' followers, filled with God's Holy Spirit. Pentecost is a joyful celebration of that day - and an invitation to heat up our own faith, to rebuild God's church on earth! Come for joyful worship - wear something red if you can! - and get ready to move into action in the Spirit. See you 10AM on Sunday!
God's Way is a Great Way! May 13th Podcast, Sermon Text, and Pancake Breakfast Photos for South Meriden Trinity UMC
This Sunday is Ascension Sunday, when we celebrate Jesus rising into heaven 40 days after his resurrection. He spent those forty days teaching his disciples how to get to heaven - the same way that Jesus came to us. Our beautiful church will have very special decorations, and a message of hope from Pastor John Blossom that will help you to follow the one true way of God. Some for joy-filled worship and fellowship, leave with Christian hope. See you 10AM on Sunday!
Are faith and science at odds with one another, or not? What do Christianity, Judaism and Islam agree about on the relationship between faith and science? Where do they differ? What do YOU think? On Tuesday, May 22nd, a panel of speakers from our local faith communities will lead a community discussion on the relationship between faith and science.
This evening of engaging discussion starts at 6.00 with light refreshments and fellowship, then shifts at 6.30 into reflections on our topic from leaders of three different faiths in Meriden: Rabbi Michael Kohn of Meriden's Temple B'nai Abraham; Chaplain Miyan Zahir Muhammad Mannan for Meriden's Baitul Aman "House of Peace" Mosque; and Pastor John Blossom of South Meriden Trinity United Methodist Church.
At the end of these reflections, the panel of faith leaders will field questions from those in attendance, and shift by 7.30 into a closing half-hour interactive discussion of faith and science, moderated by the panel.
Please spread the word about this special event, and come and enjoy an evening when we can all join with our community, as outward signs of God's inner grace that seeks us all out through faith! A printable/downloadable poster for the event is below.
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