This past Sunday (June 12) members of the CMPC family joined brothers and sisters of Trinity Presbyterian church for a joint worship service of unity and reconciliation. The service was held at Trinity Presbyterian on Walbrook Avenue in Baltimore. Prior to the service the members of Trinity graciously served a delicious lunch which provided opportunity for members of our two congregations to get to know one another. The welcome and hospitality of our faith family at Trinity was second to none and those who attended felt very much at home.
Worship was simple but powerful as members of both congregations led the liturgy, Rev. Hoffman and Rev. Hankins (pastor of Trinity) shared homilies, and the Trinity Gospel choir sang gloriously to close the service. To say that the affair was uplifting and encouraging would be a major understatement.
As we closed our time together and parted ways there was a great sense of anticipation for the next opportunity to gather. It has been agreed that CMPC will host the next joint service and that we hope to gather again sooner rather than later.
This is one step towards what we hope will be a fruitful and transformative connection between the churches for years to come. So be sure to keep a look out for information about future gatherings with Trinity.