Church news - July


When I began living in Point Roberts, I soon realized that I needed something to do that would both allow me to earn a little money and become acquainted with more of the people living here. I posted a resume on one of the local online message boards and soon received a call from Bob Culbert. He said he was on the church council, and they wanted to hire someone to manage the church. My resume indicated I had the skills for the job.

I was hired and began attending Sunday services, even though it was not a job requirement. I got to know the pastors and church members. The pastors were ordained, but had not attended the same seminaries, and that gave each one a slightly different take on things. I loved it.

Today, Trinity Community Lutheran Church continues this tradition. We have three pastors: one Lutheran (Jean Barrington); one Methodist (Gina Gaudet); and one Interfaith (Beverly Mar). Each Sunday, one of these pastors provide our service. The Sunday sermons provide slightly unique perspectives, but each of them reminds us of the importance of loving one another, asking for, giving and accepting forgiveness, and that we are all children of God.

To me, our little church is an example for others. We have different takes on what believe, but we work together in peaceful harmony.

In addition, we have wonderful musicians playing during service and great refreshments following.

A relatively new tradition at Trinity is Jazz Vespers, which is held at 4 p.m. whenever there is a fifth Sunday in any given month. Jazz Vespers includes music, readings and stories. These feature local residents and are often written by them. We do not hold an 11 a.m. service on fifth Sundays.

Everyone is welcome. We invite you to come and see if it is a good fit for you and bring a friend. You’ll be glad you did.


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