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TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
110 East Market Street
Mercer, PA 16137
Phone: 724-662-2680
FAX: 724-662-0222
Office Hours: M-F 9 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m.
 
            
 
                                                   OUR CHURCH FAMILY SAYS...WELCOME!
 
You may be asking yourself what you will encounter if you decide to visit us. We've designed this page in an attempt to answer some of the more common questions about what you can expect.

Whom will I meet?

People of all ages and backgrounds living in the greater Mercer area who enjoy worshiping together at Trinity. We believe in the saving grace of Jesus and the hope of eternal life. Our worship style is mostly traditional, and we enjoy the many talented musicians within our congregation. 

Rev. Crooks is well known for his exceptional preaching, and our young people are involved in activities of the church. Our children's Sunday morning programs are innovative and meaningful. And we hope you find us genuinely friendly.

Do I have to stand up in front of people?

Some churches, with good intentions, ask visitors to stand up and introduce themselves in front of everyone. While we applaud their desire to know you better, we do things a bit differently at Trinity.

We believe that you will be more comfortable meeting a few people who are seated around you and who are genuinely interested in getting to know you better rather than introducing yourself to the whole congregation but not really meeting anyone.

You are welcome to participate in any of the activities at Trinity.  If you wish to receive our monthly newsletter just give us your mailing address. If, at some time, you would like to know more about membership, Rev. Crooks will be happy to visit with you and answer questions you may have.

Do I have to wake up early?

Today's society is fast-paced. People are working longer and longer hours. We understand that it is increasingly becoming more and more difficult for many people to participate in church on a Sunday morning. We also recognize that beginning one's week in Christian fellowship and offering praise and thanksgiving to God is of great value.

Our primary meetings take place on Sundays with small groups for all ages from 9:45-10:30 a.m. and worship from 11-noon September through May (9 a.m. church school in June and July and worship at 10 a.m. June through August).

Do you want my money?

 In a word, No.

The folks who are a regular part of our community voluntarily give to help support our mission efforts around the world and also to pay various expenses we incur as a community. But we certainly don't expect visitors to give. If you join us at one of our meetings, you are our guest.

In time, if you decide to become a regular part of our community, you may decide that you would like to participate monetarily in our various activities and efforts. At that time, we would joyfully welcome your participation. But our desire for you now is simply that you be given the opportunity to check us out without feeling pressured to give money.

Are you going to tell me what's wrong with me?

At its core, the message of Jesus is about good news. He did not come to earth to condemn us. Instead, he came to give us life.  And so, while we feel it is important to recognize that we all have fallen short of God's ideals, it is even more important to emphasize the joyful and complete life which Jesus offers us.

Our desire is that you would come away from our community gatherings contemplating that reality: that while we have fallen short of the ideal in our lives, Jesus offers us satisfaction, fulfillment, and joy in a way and in a measure we have never known before.

Do I have to dress up?

It is up to you. If you join us for worship, you will see people wearing suits and dresses, but you will also see people in more casual attire. Our wish is to make the Lord's Day a special day, but we want you to feel comfortable.

Do I have to turn my kids over to a stranger?

We offer fun, exciting children's programs, and we're confident that your kids would have a great time if they were to participate. Our nursery also provides a safe, clean, pleasant environment for your babies, toddlers, and children through pre-kindergarten age during our morning worship.  Also, in order to accommodate the growing number of children using the nursery, we have expanded into a larger room (second floor, east wing) and have also added a Parent Check-In and Paging System (similar to pagers used at restaurants) and will continue to work on additional upgrades.

At the same time, we certainly understand why you would want to check us out before allowing your kids to go to a separate part of our facility to participate in our children's programs.

You should know that your children are definitely welcome in our meetings and worship for as long as makes you comfortable.

I have more questions.

If you have any more questions, please feel free to send us an email or call us at 724-662-2680. We would be more than happy to answer any questions you might have!