What we believe

What we believe

We talk a lot about mission, vision and family values at Trinity, but they're all built on something even more important, our faith in the transforming power of Jesus Christ. Here are the foundations of what we believe:

About God
God is the Creator and Sustainer of the Universe. God has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.

About Humanity
We are made in the image of God, to be like God in character. We are the supreme object of God's creation. Although we have tremendous potential for good, everyone is marred by an attitude of rebellion toward God called sin. Sin separates people from God.

About God’s Love and Grace
God’s love is always freely available to people, and God is always seeking to be in relationship with us. God’s saving grace is freely available to all who seek forgiveness and seek to be in relationship with God. God’s grace exists for us even before we are aware of it. God’s grace brings us salvation and transformation. We cannot attain it through our own efforts. No power in the universe can separate God's children from God.

About Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Jesus lived a sinless human life and voluntarily paid for our sins by dying on a cross He arose from the dead after three days demonstrating His power over sin and death. His resurrection assures us of the power and presence of God and of our eternal salvation.

About Salvation
Salvation is a gift from God to all people. Men and women can never make up for their sin by self-improvement or good works. When God has begun a saving work in the heart of any person, God’s grace will be active forever.

About the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. The Holy Spirit is present in the world to make people aware of their need for God. The Spirit lives in every Christian from the moment of baptism. The Holy Spirit provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under daily guidance of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit equips believers for service to the church, to the community, and the world.

About the Bible
The Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is God's word to all. It was written by human authors, fully inspired by God. God’s word is present throughout. The Bible is the unique, full and final authority on all matters of faith and practice, and there are no other writings similarly inspired by God. Scripture, tradition, experience and reason all work together to allow each of us to be able to interpret the scriptures for ourselves. Everyone is encouraged to join together in Bible Study and small groups for discussion to help in that interpretation.

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About us

Welcome to Mohawk Valley Trinity United Methodist Church. At Trinity we see ourselves living on the edge of a new mission frontier for the 21st century, which starts right at the door of the church and extends across the globe. We understand that in our rapidly changing world people need to connect to God in new ways that are multi-cultural and multi-sensory. Whether you’re a spiritual seeker or a committed Christ-follower, we’ll communicate in a way that’s easy for you to understand and apply to your daily life. We believe that no matter what you’ve done or where you’ve been – you matter to God. If you live in the Utica/Mohawk Valley area, or are just planning to visit, we hope you will join us for worship. There are tremendous programs and ministries for people of all ages and stages in their spiritual journey.

 

Upcoming Events

Sat Jul 29 @ 6:00PM - 07:30PM
Contemporary Worship
Sun Jul 30 @ 9:30AM - 10:45AM
Contemporary Worship

Contact Us

Trinity United Methodist Church
8595 Westmorland Road
Whitesboro, NY 13492

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phone315-736-7233

 

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