HOW WE WORSHIP: MUSIC, SCRIPTURE, HOLY COMMUNION FOR ALL…BRING A FRIEND…and SHARE GOD’s LOVE.
Holy Trinity Church Council
Ronald McKnight, President
Rita White, Secretary
Cherish Mathis, Treasurer
Adult Sunday School, Sundays at 9:30AM
Choir Practice, Sun. at
9:30AM/Tue. at 6:30PM
Silver Anniversary Team, Tues. at 6:30PM
Bible Study/Potluck, Wed. at 6:30PM
May / June Events
Church Anniversary Celebration Planning Meeting every Monday evening
Life Group Meetings
Rising Sun. June 7th 6PM
June 8th, 6:30PM at Bryton Tower Party Room
901.325.4076, Gate Code #395
Link your Kroger/SuperLo rewards card to Holy Trinity. Thank you!
Dru's Place - 2nd Friday of every month at 10PM
Proceeds go to Holy
Trinity Choir Fund
Last Sunday of every month
Previous Sermons Available
Holy Trinity United Church of Christ
685 S. Highland Memphis,
Rev. Cynthia Andrews-Looper
Ignite Your Soul Now Ministries
Beginning Sunday, June 7 2015
11:00 A.M. Worship
Greetings! I greet you with hope in the name of
the Risen One!
I can’t tell you how excited I am to start
working with you the first weekend of June! Some of you may not know
my history with HT-Memphis.
In July 1996, I began a small Bible study in
Nashville, TN with a few friends. I had no idea that in two months
that little group would have blossomed to 25 and would want to start a
church. There was a need for a safe spiritual place for the lgbtq
Christians to attend. I knew that I didn’t want the church to be a
“gay church.” I wanted it to be a church who sought to follow Christ
and live out His unconditional love for all who entered. Someone in
our group knew of and had attended Holy Trinity-Memphis and suggested
that we reach out to the pastor. I did and in early November, I, my
partner and two members of our little church came and spent the
weekend with the Rev. Tim Meadows and his partner, Chris. The
conversations and support we received from them was life-giving to me.
They shared so much helpful information and offered to help in any way
possible. The highlight was worship on Sunday at an old bread factory
that had been renovated and made into a sacred space. The Spirit and
Presence of Christ was palpable. And, there were over 150 in worship
that day!! We were blown away by the vitality of this amazing
congregation. We were filled to overflowing with God’s love from our
brothers & sisters. We were so moved, in fact, that we ask if we could
call our little church in Nashville, Holy Trinity Community Church as
well. And, we did! Your congregation allowed us to use your tax ID
number until we could file and receive our own. We also used the
bylaws already outlined by your church and began our official journey
In the summer of 1998, my son, Hayden, was born.
In the fall, my partner and about a dozen friends made the trip to
Memphis to have him baptized. You had moved from the bread factory to
purchase your own property, a bank which you had renovated into a
sacred space. Once again, the love and support from your congregation
was amazing! Over the years, I stayed in touch with Tim and our
congregations did retreats on occasion. As HT-Nashville began to grow,
it became more difficult to stay in touch. However, the place that Tim
Meadows and the members of the HT-Memphis congregation have held in my
heart has never changed.
I was contacted by the HT-Memphis leadership
about helping with the transition that would follow Paul being called
to another church. Because of the place you have held in my heart for
many years, it took me little time to seriously consider accepting
this assignment. I prepared a proposal that would allow for visioning
and growth into the future. Your council accepted it and I have
prepared a campaign called, Forward in Hope Together. We will walk
together and discover who HT-Memphis is at her best. We will vision
and plan for the future. We will find new connections and renew old
ones. We will step into the divine birthright of abundance and
blessings for HT-Memphis! You will be well prepared for the 25th
anniversary in October. I envision a standing room only crowd to
celebrate this amazing milestone.
I hope you are as excited as I am. This is going
to be an amazing journey together. We will stand back in October and
celebrate what God has done in us and among us. If you have friends or
family who do not have a church home, please invite them. If you know
of members who no longer attend and have not found another family of
faith, please invite them to return. We will journey Forward in Hope
Peace and grace to you, my dear brothers and
sisters! I will see you in June!
Holy Trinity Community Church 25th
MAGY is a youth group for GLBT youth ages 13-20 that meets
every Friday night
from 7pm-10pm at
First Congregational Church
We are looking for adults over the age of 23 who are
dependable and creative, with leadership skills. Prior experience
working in a non-profit or working with teenagers would be a plus.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for
Link your Kroger card to Holy Trinity and the church gets proceeds plus
it costs you nothing.
Use Kroger org #81033
For other events and more information, please visit our website or call the church office at 901-320-9376.
Our church DOES make a difference. During upcoming winter months we all
know utility bills get higher which means less money available for
other expenses. Martha’s Mission Food Pantry is doing the Lord’s work.
We are reaching the needy, we are feeding the hungry we are giving hope
to the downtrodden. Let us stock the pantry so full the next two months
we’ll have to find additional storage to put the food. High protein
items are in big demand. Tuna, Peanut Butter, Chili all the wonderful
stick to your rib foods are favorites. Vegetables, starches, breakfast
items are also needed. Let us Challenge ourselves by giving generously
to the Food pantry. Remember we ARE doing the Lord’s work and
people lives ARE being changed!!
BIG Goals are accomplished by small steps. If each person brings in
just five items each Sunday our pantry would increase by 375 items each
WEEK. We encourage you to challenge your friends, neighbors and
even coworkers to bring in items.
I encourage everyone to repost this on your Facebook, Twitter and even Instagram – Let’s get the word Out!!
Living Water Prayer Garden
Holy Trinity Community Church offers a Living Water Prayer Garden for our church and the
surrounding community. To find out more about it, please find the information at:
Holy Trinity Living Water Prayer Garden.
If you'd like to make a donation toward the prayer garden, the sponsorship information can be found here:
Living Water Prayer Garden Sponsorships.
Dedicated October 21, 2012, the Living Water Prayer Garden on the grounds of Holy Trinity
Community Church UCC is designed to highlight a setting of natural beauty, create a peaceful
place for prayer and reflection, and serve as a gift to our neighborhood. Read more about the Living Water Prayer Garden here:
Living Water Prayer Garden Description.
KROGER CARD REWARDS PROGRAM UPDATE
Holy Trinity has received our new organization number from Kroger for participation in their charity program.
you need to do is register your personal Kroger Plus card at the Kroger
website and include our Organization Number 81033. The steps to do this
are below. Thank you for participating in this important fundraiser for
our church. Your shopping rewards greatly enhance the financial
wellbeing of Holy Trinity Community Church UCC.
TO USE THE KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM:
Simply encourage your members to register online at krogercommunityrewards.com
Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with your organization after you sign up.
a member does not yet have a Kroger Plus card, please let them know
that they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger.
Click on Sign In/Register
Most participants are new online customers, so they must click on SIGN UP TODAY in the ‘New Customer?’ box.
up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on
favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password,
agreeing to the terms and conditions
You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email.
Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.
Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number.
Update or confirm your information.
Enter Holy Trinity Community Church #81033, select organization from list and click on confirm.
To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization’s name on the right side of your information page.
REMEMBER, purchases will not count for your group until after your member(s) register their card(s).
Do you use your phone number at the register? Call 800-576-4377, select option 4 to get your Kroger Plus card number.
must swipe their registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number
that is related to their registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for
each purchase to count.
anyone has problems with getting it set up, please call the church
office and let us know. We'll help walk you through the process.
HOLY TRINITY FOOD PANTRY
The Food Pantry at the church continues to have steady use by
our neighbors in the community hard hit by the economic times
we are presently facing. Donations of food from congregants has
sustained the pantry. This week our needs included canned meats,
soups, canned vegetables, canned fruit, pasta, pre-packaged ready
to eat meals and any other non-perishable product that hungy
people might need. Food donations may be dropped off at the church
office Monday-Thursday, 10AM-5PM or on Sunday at worship. The generosity
of our congregation to support this important outreach to our neighborhood
has been remarkable. Thank you for caring enough to make a difference.
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