NEWCOMER or FIRST TIME HERE?
Meet Beau Surratt, who coordinates community life here at Holy Trinity, at the back of the church following worship. He would be happy to answer questions or make an introduction.
Church Home: Register
If you consider Holy Trinity your church home in Chicago, we invite you to register so that we know of your presence and can add you to our email list:
Welcoming Newcomers at Holy Trinity
Since some folks think that membership connotes belonging to a gym or owing dues, Holy Trinity uses the word newcomer when we welcome new participants in our congregation. After all, we become members of the church, the body of Christ, through baptism. One isn't baptized Lutheran, rather baptized into the catholic (universal) church.
Whether you have been attending Holy Trinity for weeks or years, and you are ready to deepen your ties through affiliating with the congregation, we would love to welcome you as a newcomer. For those that choose, we we welcome newcomers in a special rite at the Easter Vigil and at other times during the year.
Please fill out the newcomer profile here.
We hope you are able to attend a newcomer brunch or dinner which are held from time to time.
If you are a member of another congregation and would like to affiliate with Holy Trinity, please ask that congregation to send a letter of transfer to our church office.
Life Together is a communal process of spiritual growth and renewal.
Life Together is designed for those:
who did not grow up Christian and/or have not been baptized;
new to Lutheranism, liturgy, or a sacramental tradition;
who have been estranged from the church but are now drawn to community and communal worship;
sensing a stirring of the Spirit, yet filled with questions;
who may have grown up Lutheran but didn’t think about it when they were confirmed, and would like to learn more about Christian faith and life in community;
parents wanting to grow in their faith as part of the baptismal promises they make on behalf of their children.
Life Together is a place to bring questions, doubts, and hopes. Rather than giving answers (like a catechism), together we will seek wisdom for our lives from scripture, sacraments, liturgy and other Christian practices.