Into All the World
Trinity Church exists to share in God's mission in our community and world, in word and action. The good news of God's love in Jesus Christ sends us out into the world to share this Gospel, to struggle for mercy and justice on behalf of the poor and oppressed, and to provide spiritual care to all who are in any need, sickness, loneliness, or despair.
In our efforts to share the Gospel in action, Trinity partners with a wide array of charitable organizations that promote justice, peace, and well being in the wider Princeton community, as well as throughout the world. Trinity's Outreach program facilitates these partnerships, and Trinity members regularly volunteer and fundraise for these transformative organizations.
Trinity's most recent effort to share the Gospel in word is our participation in the Diocese of New Jersey's Way of Saint Paul initiative. Members of Trinity are taking intentional steps to learn about the spiritual needs of our community, and discerning how best to meet those needs, and to proclaim the good news of Jesus to people of all ages and walks of life.
Finally, Trinity is committed to providing pastoral care to any who are in need. Trinity's Pastoral Care tradition is one of devoted clergy working hand in hand with trained lay ministers/parishioners. Our lay-led pastoral care teams are always available to be a nurturing presence.
Do Justice, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly
The Outreach team of Trinity Church enables us to live out our baptismal promises to "seek and serve Christ as all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself,... strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being." (Book of Common Prayer, 305) In order to accomplish this, we provide some ministries at Trinity, and we also partner with many organizations who work both locally and globally. We support them by raising funds, making grants, and hands-on service.
Trinity Outreach ministry Programs & partners
The Hunger Fund
To find out more about Trinity's Outreach Ministry Partners and how to get involved, contact the Outreach Committee co-chairs:
The Way of Saint Paul
Go, therefore, and...
Since June 2015, a team of Trinity members have embarked on a sacred journey of leading the congregation in discerning how to best carry out its mission to proclaim the good news of Jesus to the Princeton community, and the communities in which Trinity members live and work and play. This effort was initiated by Trinity's participation in a diocesan initiative called The Way of Saint Paul, which puts Christian formation at the center of church mission and service. The Trinity team is working to involve people of all ages in inter-generational faith formation and missional discernment, which will coincide with Father Paul's sabbatical this summer. Our theme for our efforts is "Go, therefore, and...," encouraging members of Trinity to be intentional about their role in Trinity Church's mission to pray, to serve, to share, and to build life-changing relationships that are held together by Jesus' love.
For more information about The Way of Saint Paul and how to get involved with Trinity's missional outreach efforts, contact our team clergy leader, the Rev. Nancy J. Hagner.
One Body, Many Members
Trinity's pastoral care teams are devoted to the spiritual care of each of Trinity's members and their loved ones, making themselves available for prayer, conversation, comfort, a listening ear, a caring presence, and to serve the Eucharist to those who cannot make it to church. There are multiple Pastoral Care Teams:
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Additionally, our Trinity Strings string ensemble is available to play at nursing homes and hospitals.
Please contact us if you or someone you love is in need of pastoral care.