We are an open and affirming, welcoming, searching, spiritually pondering community. We come from all walks of life, from different points of view, from very young to wise elder. We may not be your grandmother's church, but we might be the church you've been praying for. We are all on a spiritual journey, walking each other home, as we learn how to be the Body of Christ in a hurting world.
Our Christianity is not our parent’s Christianity.
We hope it is more like the Apostles' Christianity.
In the early 1980’s the focus was on right doctrine. We spent Adult Education talking about issues like: the ‘conclusions of the seven ecumenical councils’ (325 - 787AD) or exactly defining the moment the bread and wine became Christ’s body and blood.
Loads of details. Right thinking was our focus.....
Then, in the 1990’s we were preaching sermons like
"Jesus never sat down and said, 'Let me clarify for you the difference between transubstantiation and consubstantiation.”
And, "Jesus never said, “Let me work out for you the significance of homoousios in the Chalcedon formula (451AD)."
Turns out, Jesus cares about relationship with him and each other!
Soon, we consistently and intentionally preached, taught and practiced what Jesus actually taught and did. Well, we tried! It has made for a wonderful, new and renewing church experience. It has led us to be more fully human and more fully the people of God. And the really good news is, this transformation has been going on throughout the Episcopal church and in many branches of Christianity.
Unfortunately, there are still some who hold to an intransigent approach to the faith with a list of absolute doctrinal or behavioral stances that must be obeyed to be considered in right relationship. Sadly, these voices are often the loudest voices in the media. The reality is, Jesus had one new commandment and lots of passion for love and justice.
"Love one another as I have loved you.”
We let Jesus' own words remind and refocus our journey in life and in faith We invite you to share your journey with us!
Yours in Christ,
Stuart and Vinnie
What to Expect
Come as you are, we do. We remember what it felt like to walk into a new church and we want you to feel genuinely welcomed in this place. Some of us dress up in our Sunday best and others do not. We are a rainbow of God's people in discipleship together. Come and see.
Please join us for Worship:
Sundays @ 7:30a, 8:30a, 9:45a, & 11:00a
Education & Adult Forum @ 9:45a
Wednesdays @12n Eucharist w/healing
Tuesdays THIS FALL
September 24, October 1, 8, 15
Afternoon Session 2:00 - 3:30
Evening Session 7:00 - 8:30
Children & Youth Formation
Sunday mornings @9:45
Begins: September 15th
The Season of Pentecost
ON OUR JOURNEY
We feed the hungry
Give drink to the thirsty
Welcome the stranger
Clothe the naked
Care for the sick
Love each other
You will be warmly welcomed.
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Trinity Episcopal Church
9325 West Street
Manassas, VA 20110
Carole Keily - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday Worship Times
7:30a, 8:30a, 9:45a, 11:00a