New Sermon Series- How Firm A Foundation: It’s Not About The Building

HOW FIRM A FOUNDATION: IT’S NOT ABOUT THE BUILDING
(April 11th – June 13th, 2010; Sermon Series by Sid Hall)

Trinity’s strength is its value-based vision and service-driven mission. It’s never been about the building and it won’t be in the new space. If we do this right, the new building will be a catalyst for planting ourselves more firmly in a value-based vision and casting our net much wider in service. What do we value and to what must we remain committed? These are things that define us and will continue to define us whether at 50th and Evans or 40th and Speedway: Radical inclusive toward and a safe place for LGBTQ people & being a Reconciling Congregation; Coexisting with other faiths and non-faith communities by honoring their traditions as well as our own; Supporting and promoting a spirituality that is Creation Centered, that sees all creatures and things as a part of divinity and divinity infused in them; Blooming where we’re planted in the center-city by being a community center for Hyde Park while continuing to welcome all people in the Austin area; The on-going commitment to Liberation Theology, social justice, repairing the world, & working toward systemic change; Being people whose faith is more about the Journey than arriving at a destination; Continuing to be a congregation who honors its Methodist roots while working to bring about changes in the United Methodist Church that promote our values and theology; and Stepping up our commitment to supporting Trinity’s vision and mission by giving in a way that stretches us as individuals into greater stewardship of our personal lives, walking the talk of our values, & caring for the Earth.

  • Apr 11 It’s Not About the Building
    • Discussion of what it means to be a value-based and service-driven community of faith
  • Apr 18 Radical Inclusiveness for LGBTQ
    • Radical inclusive toward and a safe place for LGBTQ people & being a Reconciling Congregation
  • Apr 25 Coexist (U2charist led by Greg Garrett)
    • Coexisting with other faiths and non-faith communities by honoring their traditions as well as our own
  • May 02 Creation Centered Spirituality
    • Supporting and promoting a spirituality that is Creation Centered, that sees all creatures and things as a part of divinity and divinity infused in them
  • May 09 Center-City & Community-Based
    • Blooming where we’re planted in the center-city by being a community center for Hyde Park while continuing to welcome all people in the Austin area
  • May 16 Liberation Theology
    • The on-going commitment to Liberation Theology, social justice, repairing the world, & working toward systemic change
  • May 23 Journey Narrative vs. Destination Narrative
    • Being people whose faith is more about the Journey than arriving at a destination
  • May 30 United Methodist Rooted & Committed
    • Continuing to be a congregation who honors its Methodist roots while working to bring about changes in the United Methodist Church that promote our values and theology
  • Jun 06 A Generous People
    • Stepping up our commitment to supporting Trinity’s vision and mission by giving in a way that stretches us as individuals into greater stewardship of our personal lives, walking the talk of our values, & caring for the Earth
  • Jun 13 Dedication and Celebration of Gifts
    • This Sunday we will commit our pledges to the building fund and celebrate the generosity of the people called Trinity
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Trinity United Methodist Church is not a church that has all the answers, but we do know the source of our hope, healing, and love. Your continued participation is welcome as we seek to serve God through each other, our community, and our world. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would simply like to talk. Trinity United Methodist Church is a dynamic community of people, who through their trust in God's faithfulness, strive to provide an inclusive, joyful, loving, and caring environment. In this community, people can find spiritual nurture and growth, mutual support of individual needs, and a sense of family. Reaching out through vital and creative worship, people-centered programs, and social and environmental stewardship, this congregation serves the local and global communities.

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