This congregation welcomes you no matter who you are or where you come from.
We are Christ's people and this is Christ's place with its doors wide open.
If you are passing through, Godspeed.
If you are looking for a worship home, stay with us.
We invite visitors to join us, but most of all to return often.
Below you will find the answers to several common questions you might have before your visit. We look forward to meeting you!
When Should I Come?
During the summer, from May 26th through Sept 1st, Trinity offers one worship service at 10:00 am with a Learning Hour at 9:00 am. ("Sunday School"-type variety of classes for all ages.
Throughout the rest of the year, Trinity offers two Sunday morning services at 8:30 am and at 11:00 am. Services last about one hour, sometimes a little longer on the first Sunday of the month when we offer Communion.
How do I get to Trinity?
Trinity Presbyterian is located on Blythe Street just west of downtown Hendersonville between 6th Avenue/Hwy 64 and Haywood St/Hwy 191.
Where can I park?
Trinity has plenty of parking, both in front of the church and around on the side of the church building. There are also many handicapped parking spaces for those who need to park closer to the entrance. If it is raining, feel free to pull up to the overhang at the front door to drop off passengers.
What happens when I arrive?
When you arrive at Trinity, you will be welcomed by greeters who are more than happy to answer any questions or help you find your way around. Visitors are given name tags if they wish to help us get to know you better.
What if I have small children?
Trinity provides a nursery for children under 3 years old with plenty of toys to keep them busy and caring, experienced staff. We ask that you sign your child in and specify any allergies or special concerns when you arrive. Nursery hours are 8:15 am to 1 pm.
Where should I sit?
Trinity's sanctuary has three, fully accessible entrances. Our sanctuary is arranged in an arc so that all seats have a clear view. Ushers at these doors can help you find a seat if you need assistance.
What if I have trouble hearing?
For those who have a hearing problem, Trinity has an excellent sound system. For those who wear hearing aids with a "T" coil, and most hearing aids now have them, we provide a neck loop that plugs into a small receiver that can be put in your pocket or placed on the pew next to you. By switching your hearing aid to the "T" coil setting the loop around your neck feeds directly into your own hearing aid. For those without a "T" loop in your hearing aids, or for those who do not wear a hearing aid, but need aid in hearing, earbuds are available. The receivers and neck loops and earbuds are available next to the main door, or an usher can assist you.
What can I expect during the service?
The weekly bulletin contains an outline of the service including all hymns and prayers. A link to the week's bulletin is in the Resource menu on every page of our website. Don't forget to check out the bulletin calendar for upcoming church and community events.
Music is a large part of the worship at Trinity. At both services our music director, Stephen Klein, provides organ music and accompanies the hymns. The Chancel Choir joins in at the 11am service. Guest musicians of all sorts make regular appearances including soprano Amanda Horton, Jonathan Scales on steel drums and the Cullowhee Consort.
Just before the scripture reading, children are invited to the front of the sanctuary for a brief children's sermon. After this, the children are dismissed to the Fellowship Hall for the Kids Up worship service. You can meet your children after the service in the Fellowship Hall - and stick around for coffee, cookies, and fellowship!
Communion is served on the first Sunday of each month. You may remain seated. Both the communion bread and wine are passed by servers.
What happens after the service?
We hope that you will stay and visit with us after the worship service! Coffee and cookies are available in the Atrium after the 8:30 am service and in the Fellowship Hall after the 11 am service. Our friendly congregation would love to get to know you better and invite you to join us again.
When is Sunday School and what is available?
Please note, during the Summer (May 26th through Sept 1st), our Learning Hour will be at 9:00 am, before our single service at 10:00 am. On Sept 8th, we will resume the schedule below.
Learning Hour is held at 9:45 am in the time between the two worship services. There are Sunday School classes available for children 3 and up as well as a variety of classes for adults. In the summer we bring in several excellent guest speakers for the Ohmann Lecture Series. Learn more about specific classes and the topics they cover.