Welcome Statement
We Choose Welcome

We believe that all persons are made in the image of God and that all persons are of sacred worth.  We believe that God is diversity, and that by the power of the Holy Spirit through Jesus Christ, God calls us to love one another.  We believe in living out that love through welcoming all persons into the fellowship of Christ's body here at Trinity. 

We have differences in socioeconomic status, skin color, gender, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, physical health, mental health, gifts and abilities, education, and in many other ways. We know that all of these differences bring richness to the Body of Christ.  We give thanks for this richness, and we choose love and welcome for all.

Trinity United Methodist Church welcomes YOU!

Spiritual Life at Trinity

Our Mission

To make disciples of Jesus Christ in and from downtown Durham.

Our Vision

By grace we are called by God to be steeped in the faith, overflowing with gratitude, and motivated by love.

We Value

  • Welcome: We want to create space where people from different, diverse walks of life feel welcome, safe, and a sense of home. 
  • Worship: We believe that God has given us an inspiring and sacred location to worship God in, and we want to steward our historic location well. 
  • Service: We are deeply committed to serving the marginalized and those on the edges of society in our community. 
United Methodist Church
North Carolina Conference

The North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church provides leadership and support for more than 1000 churches and nearly 300,000 members throughout North Carolina. Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

United Methodists share a common heritage with all Christians. According to our foundational statement of beliefs in The Book of Discipline, we share the following basic affirmations in common with all Christian communities:

Our Christian Beliefs: God

God, who is one, is revealed in three distinct persons. Read More

Our Christian Beliefs: Jesus

We believe in the mystery of salvation through Jesus Christ. God became human in Jesus of Nazareth; and his life, death and resurrection demonstrate God's redeeming love. Read More

Our Christian Beliefs: The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is God's present activity in our midst. When we sense God's leading, God's challenge, or God's support or comfort, it's the Holy Spirit at work. Read More

Our Christian Beliefs: Human Beings

Genesis 1:27 asserts that we've been made in the image of the Creator. Like God we have the capacity to love and care, to communicate, and to create. Read More

Our Christian Beliefs: The Church

The church is the body of Christ, an extension of Christ’s life and ministry in the world today. Read More

Our Christian Beliefs: The Bible

We believe that the Bible is the primary authority for our faith and practice. Read More

Our Christian Beliefs: God’s Reign

The kingdom or reign of God is both a present reality and future hope. Read More