From the silver-haired to the newborn, all are welcome at Trinity Fellowship. Our service is a mixture of traditional and contemporary; somewhere in the gray space between formal and hipster. We have a real diversity in dress and views on secondary matters. We are united by a faith in the God of the Bible, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Lord who created all things for his pleasure and is living and active today. Whether you are mature in the faith, a newborn believer or seeking answers to life’s hard questions, we welcome you to join us! We meet for Sunday worship at St. Vincent de Paul School, Winton Street at Burnet Ave, Syracuse, NY 13203. Our service begins at 9:30am. If you have further questions, call (315) 552-0301 or email info [at] trinitysyr [dot] org.
Life in Fellowship
Fellowship is a natural fruit of every Christian church. Like all gifts of God, we begin with thanksgiving and continue into diligent cultivation as a means of worship and sign of maturity. Hence the early church is described as “devoted to fellowship.”
At Trinity Fellowship, we aim to both rejoice with thanksgiving at God’s gift of fellowship and foster a devotion to meeting together. Meeting together takes many forms. Fellowship does not have to be formal or informal, large or small, planned or spontaneous to be rich. In addition to all of the unplanned, spontaneous gathering, we recommend particular meetings to nurture fellowship life.
Jesus Christ is the founder, purchaser, groom, sanctifier and king of the church. Colossians and Ephesians make clear that God’s plan for the fullness of time is to unite all things in the Son. According to Colossians 1, Christ is supreme over all created things. Churches that proclaim this truth by word and deed, are harbingers of the consummation of the Kingdom of Heaven.
As one portion of the body of Christ, Trinity Fellowship Church seeks to constantly focus our teaching, fellowship life, church service and outreach on Jesus. Our desire is that Christ may be lifted up, that he may draw all men unto himself.
Preaching from Scripture
We believe that Old and New Testament Scriptures speak of Christ and are useful for teaching, correction, rebuke and training in righteousness. In order to be equipped for every good work, to worship God in Truth and Spirit and grow in knowledge and wisdom, we must spend time carefully studying the Scripture.
For these reasons, we encourage those who preach to dedicate time to searching the Scriptures and we systematically preach through both Old and New Testament books. Our aim is to treat Scripture as the authoritative word on all matters. We take an expository approach to preaching, because we want to teach God’s main ideas, not our own. This approach helps us avoid preaching our own ideas, repeating our own hobby-horses and missing the balance Scripture provides.
Music in Worship
In Scripture, we find that musical worship was essential to Old Testament gathering. We also note that musical worship is continuous in heaven. We understand that we will join the eternal chorus praising God. We are thankful that we don’t have to wait until then to sing our praises!
We want our music to reflect God’s truth and draw us into corporate worship that is both reverent and joyful. We sing ancient hymns and modern praise choruses. While we recognize that a church’s music will necessarily be shaped by the culture and tastes of the congregation, we attempt to maintain an openness to variety in style and instrumentation.
Meet in a Gym
In the first-century, Jews lacking a synagogue would often meet outside the town by flowing water. The early church would usually meet in homes, sometimes underground. This context underlines the reality that God’s people are the church, regardless of where or when they gather.
At the moment, Trinity Fellowship Church meets in a gymnasium. We roll out the carpets, set up chairs and arrange the sound system on Saturday afternoons. While we anticipate one day having our own building, this temporary meeting place is a healthy reminder that the church is not the building, we are sojourners on this earth and our love for Christ calls us into humble, practical service together.