March 27, 2017
We would like to make an announcement regarding the future of our church planting project at Trinity Rivertowns. Believe it or not, we are in our fourth year of public worship as a church, which began after several years of preparation by the Trinity Rivertowns Fellowship. Although we have never had lofty goals or benchmarks set in place, we are not where we thought or hoped we would be at this stage.
We have been seeking space for a morning worship site for a long time, believing that this change would strengthen and grow our ministry to young families. Unfortunately, despite our persistent prayer and knocking on many doors, we have been unable to locate suitable space. This reality, combined with insufficient growth in attendance and growing financial challenges, led our leadership into a season of discernment about our future.
It has been a difficult decision but after prayer and conversation with the Session of Trinity Church, we have decided to wind down the Trinity Rivertowns congregation.
Yesterday, we announced the decision publicly in our worship service after spending the last two weeks meeting with the people of the congregation individually. We have made it our goal to care for each other well in this process, honoring the Lord in everything.
In the past couple of weeks, we have heard tremendous stories about the impact that Trinity Rivertowns has had on people's lives. We have seen people come to faith in Christ. We've seen children baptized. We've supported one another in grief. We've lived out our vision of being a church "not for ourselves, but for others" through music, community service, and many conversations about the gospel. We are confident that God has done amazing things through this church, many lives have been touched, and there is much to celebrate.
Our last Sunday service at Trinity Rivertowns will be held on Palm Sunday, April 9, at 4 PM.
I want to express my gratitude for your friendship, prayers, and support over these years. It has been a privilege to see God at work in and through this church. I am grateful for how God has used this community to shape me as a pastor and we know that he will continue to bless us through the friendships that have been formed here.
We would appreciate your prayers for everyone at Trinity Rivertowns in this season of transition. We are praying that the church of Jesus Christ in Westchester County will be strengthened as we send our members out to serve in the places where God leads them.
In Christ's love,
Trinity Rivertowns Lead Pastor