About Our Church

 Trinity Christian Church was organized in 1863 by Abram Hunsicker, a Mennonite bishop who wanted to form a non-sectarian church in Skippack village. In 1892 the congregation joined the Reformed Church, which through a series of mergers has become the United Church of Christ.

 We are both a community church and a denominational church. As a community church we seek to be a fellowship for Christians of all backgrounds, united by a common desire to serve Jesus Christ. As a denominational church we are connected to, and accountable to, a family of Christians beyond our community. If you are interested in learning more about how our church is organized, click here for our church’s constitution. 

 

Our Mission

Our Mission at Trinity Christian U.C.C. is to

  • Serve God by spreading His good word.
  • Minister to all in our church family and in our community.
  • Educate our children about God, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and His Holy Spirit.
  • Continually nurture our faith.
  • Be a prayerful congregation.
  • Be a Christ-centered church with the Bible as our foundation.

Our Purpose

The avowed purpose of Trinity Christian United Church of Christ shall be to worship God; to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and celebrate the Sacraments; to realize Christian Fellowship and unity within this church and the Church Universal; to render loving service toward humankind;  and to strive for righteousness, justice, and peace.

Our Beliefs

We believe in God, the Eternal Spirit, who is made known to us in Jesus our brother, and to whose deeds we testify:

God calls the worlds into being, creates humankind in the divine image, and sets before us the ways of life and death.

God seeks in holy love to save all people from aimlessness and sin.

God judges all humanity and all nations by that will of righteousness declared through prophets and apostles.

In Jesus Christ, the man of Nazareth, our crucified and risen Lord, God has come to us and shared our common lot, conquering sin and death and reconciling the whole creation to its Creator.

God bestows upon us the Holy Spirit, creating and renewing the church of Jesus Christ, binding in covenant faithful people of all ages, tongues, and races.

God calls us into the church to accept the cost and joy of discipleship, to be servants in the service of the whole human family, to proclaim the gospel to all the world and resist the powers of evil, to share in Christ’s baptism and eat at his table, to join him in his passion and victory.

God promises to all who trust in the gospel forgiveness of sins and fullness of grace, courage in the struggle for justice and peace, the presence of the Holy Spirit in trial and rejoicing, and eternal life in that kingdom which has no end.

Blessing and honor, glory and power be unto God.

Amen.

Preamble to the Constitution of the United Church of Christ

The United Church of Christ acknowledges as its sole head, Jesus Christ, Son of God and Savior. It acknowledges as kindred in Christ all who share in this confession. It looks to the Word of God in the Scriptures, and to the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, to prosper its creative and redemptive work in the world.

It claims as its own the faith of the historic Church expressed in the ancient creeds and reclaimed in the basic insights of the Protestant Reformers.

It affirms the responsibility of the Church in each generation to make this faith its own in reality of worship, in honesty of thought and expression, and in purity of heart before God. In accordance with the teaching of our Lord and the practice prevailing among evangelical Christians, it recognizes two sacraments: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper or Holy Communion.



Plan Your Visit

We are glad you are interested in joining us at Trinity for worship!

  • Worship Time – We worship in our Sanctuary on Sunday mornings. Our informal Hymn Sing begins at 9:45 am and our Worship Service begins at 10:15 am. You are also invited to watch our worship on our livestream at https://www.facebook.com/TrinityUCCSkippack

  • Our Location – We are located in the Village of Skippack at 2009 Church Road, just a few buildings Northeast of Skippack Pike/Route 73.

  • Parking – We have ample parking spaces in our lot surrounding our church buildings. We also use overflow parking in the lot at Church Road Park just across the street from our property.

  • Entrances – We have a big red door on the front of our building that accommodates most of our guests. If you need an accessible entrance, our side door is available.

  • What to Wear – Dress as who you are and in what you feel comfortable. Because our members come from all walks of life, you will see everything from blue jeans to suits. God cares more about the state of your heart and spirit than what you are wearing.

  • Length of Worship – Our worship service typically lasts one hour. 

  • Typical Worship Service – Our services are blended, honoring tradition in new, contemporary ways.  You can expect to experience God’s presence through music, silence, scripture, reflection, prayer and interaction with others.

  • Holy Communion – All are welcome at God’s table, regardless of church membership or belief.

  • Children in Worship – We welcome children in worship with us! Each Sunday, we have a Children’s Message where children of all ages are welcome up to the front of the Sanctuary for a relative, age-appropriate lesson. Your children between the ages of 4 and 12 are invited to attend Sunday School after the Children’s Message. There are coloring books and art supplies located in the back of the Sanctuary on a rack for children to use during the service. Infants through 4 year olds are welcome to stay in our church nursery with our professional childcare staff. 

  • Offering – While we pass an offering plate at every service, we believe the offering is a voluntary act of stewardship, in gratitude for the gifts that God has given us. What anyone gives or does not give is a personal decision and not a duty or requirement. If you do choose to give a gift, you can be assured it will be used to share God’s work.

  • Other Sunday Morning Connections – At Trinity, we offer more than worship services on Sunday morning. Our adult Christian Education class meets in our Education building at 8:30 am for an opportunity to talk about our faith intersects with current events. Our 7th – 12th graders meet for education at 9:15. Following our worship service, we often have fellowship hour with delicious snacks and coffee. 

Have Kids?

Children and teenagers are integral members of Trinity Christian United Church of Christ.

On Sunday mornings, we have professional nursery staff who watch our little ones aged 4 and younger. The nursery is in our main sanctuary building.

For our older kids, we have Sunday School classes. Our 7th graders through 12th graders meet in our Christian Education building from 9:15 through 10 am. Our younger kids (4 through 6th grade) leave worship after the children’s message for their Sunday school classes, also held in our Christian Education Building. 

Trinity has a youth group for our young adults in 6th grade through 12th grade that meets for service projects and fun outings.

Trinity prioritizes the safety of our young members. We strictly adhere to our church’s Safe Church policy and all of the laws of Pennsylvania regarding protection of children and teenagers. Every adult who volunteers with kids has up-to-date background checks and we adhere to a two-adult policy – young people are always supervised by two background checked adults.

Read more about our safe church policy here: <Safe Church Policy>.

Community Outreach 

Faith makes a difference. Faith in Jesus Christ has made a difference in our lives. This faith can make a difference in your life too. The love we receive from God, through faith, has overcome our fears. We have joy. We have peace within. Our faith gives us courage to face difficulties in our lives. Because Christ loves us and forgives us, we become more tolerant of others.

The love we receive through Christ draws us together in a family of faith. The love we have received through faith, we gladly share in service to others. We have a minister to lead us in the work of ministry: to our families, our community, and the world. Trinity Christian UCC is here to bring light and hope and comfort from Christ to Skippack.

*Trinity supports four special causes through the offerings we received* These concerns include:


OCWM – Our Churchs Wider Mission
OGHS – One Great Hour of Sharing
Daily Bread Food Pantry
Every Good Gift Ministries

Also, monthly support goes to a child in Honduras through ChildFund International

Feel free to visit the Pennsylvania Southeast Conference Website, or the United Church of Christ Website for further information about regional and national happenings.

Who We Are

Trinity Christian United Church of Christ, of Skippack village welcomes you. Whatever your background or situation, wherever you are in your spiritual journey, you are welcome in our fellowship.

We are affiliated with the United Church of Christ, a denomination that unites churches of the Reformed, Lutheran, and Christian traditions. Believing that Christ is our unity, we do not allow our various traditions to divide us.



Our Pastor: Amelie Castillo

Our Pastor: Amelie Castillo

Pastor Amelie is a native of St. Louis, Missouri and has been a lifelong member of the United Church of Christ. Pastor is a graduate of Truman State University, with a Masters of Divinity from Eden Theological Seminary, and has been a Minister now for over 18 years. 

“It continues to be an honor and privilege to have been welcomed into the Trinity Christian UCC congregation in 2018; serving as its first woman Minister. Trinity Church has proudly served the Skippack Village community since 1863.”

Pastor is a devoted wife and dedicated mother, she and her husband have three daughters. Her favorite past time activities are reading, crafting, swimming, yoga, exploring the city museums, and spending time with extended family.

Pastor Amelie’s desire for Trinity, is to continue our long-standing tradition of serving our neighbors and local community in a variety of ways, including: worship opportunities, Bible studies for both the adults and younger members, children’s activities, providing facilities and resources for community health and service work, and by participating in all kinds of Skippack Village events.

Ralien Besch

Ralien Besch

Director of Music

Bill Vogl

Bill Vogl

President

Deb Clewell

Deb Clewell

Admin. Assistant

Nancy Gallagher

Nancy Gallagher

Outreach Coordinator