The fundamental principles which guide Trinity can be highlighted in the General Rules that Methodist founder, John Wesley, outlined for all believers of the Christian faith. That we should strive to be a people who “do good, do no harm, and stay in love with God.” These fundamentals are often called the "Three Simple Rules" and they form the basis of who we are as a church community in Hummelstown. We are not meant to be seen as God’s perfect, bright-shining examples, but to be seen as the everyday essence of ordinary life exhibiting the miracle of His grace.
Striving for Beloved Community
Trinity seeks to create a community that reflects the vision of God, wonderfully diverse and deeply united in the way of Jesus. At Trinity, we strive to be a place that welcomes all people as God’s creation is wildly rich in diversity. We value ALL people regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, physical and/or mental ability, economic status, appearance, marital condition, political persuasion, and life experience. You are valued and loved.
Connecting With and Through God's Spirit
Though we are all in unique places on our lifelong spiritual journey, Trinity seeks to connect us for mutual support, fellowship, guidance, and transformation. Trinity offers connection with God through multiple styles of authentic worship, study, and prayerful engagement with one another and the wider world. With the Holy Spirit’s direction, we continually evaluate, dream, and create opportunities and spaces for divine insight and relationship.
Acting With Compassion
Jesus taught his followers, that when they minister to “the least of these”—the hungry and thirsty, the sick and imprisoned, the naked and the stranger- they minister to Jesus. Following the leading of the Holy Spirit, we at Trinity work to see Jesus Christ in each person and to come together from a variety of places within the scope of compassion to serve and assist those most in need in our world. We often do this in partnership with community agencies and groups, and within the United Methodist Church. Through our faith community and unique connections, we open ourselves to the world, discerning where joy, healing, peace, and compassion are most needed.