If you visit Trinity Church Mount Barker for a Sunday service, here’s what to expect!
Before the service
We meet at Cornerstone College, Adelaide Rd, Mount Barker, in the “Paidea” Middle School building. The building is the first building on your left as you enter from Adelaide Road. If you enter the campus from the Cameron Road entrance at the rear of the school, continue up the driveway, past the gymnasium to the roundabout. There is plenty of parking near the roundabout. The Middle School building is further up the driveway from the roundabout.
Whichever way you drive in, watch for the signs to find a carpark. There is parking for parents with prams, disabled permit holders and others who require close access, immediately in front of the Middle School building.
At the door to the building, you’ll be greeted by a member of the Welcome Team. They’ll introduce themselves and offer to show you to a seat.
We suggest collecting a green Welcome Folder on your way in. This contains lots of information about our church which you may find helpful.
Coming to church with kids?
If you have children with you, one of the Welcome Team will explain the children’s programs on offer.
Creche, for babies to 3 year olds, runs in parallel with the main church gathering. One of the Welcome Team will introduce you to the leaders of these programs so you can sign your children in before the main gathering commences. Creche runs in a classroom immediately upstairs from the main gathering space. Watch for the yellow signs to direct you. Parents of creche children will be asked to complete a Personal and Medical Information Form as part of our Safe Ministry obligations.
Kids’ Church, is for children aged 3 up to year 6 in school. Kids’ Church children start in the church gathering with their parents and will be invited to leave for their programs at the appropriate time. (You can go with them to get them settled and see where they’ll be).
Kids’ Church kids can be signed in before church starts, so they can go straight upstairs with their leaders at the appropriate time. When signing in, parents will be asked to complete a Personal and Medical Information Form for each child as part of our Safe Ministry obligations.
During the service
There will be some singing (the song words will be on the screens at the front so you can join in if you want to).
Someone will read a section of the Bible (you’ll be able to follow the passage being read on the screen, or you can collect a Bible to use on the way into the building).
One of the Trinity Staff, or occasionally a visiting speaker, will speak for 25-30 minutes, explaining the Bible passage that was read. Normally this part, the sermon, will be on a successive sections of a particular book of the Bible each week, although from time to time we take a look at topics like “Suffering” or “If I were God I’d …”
One of the church members will pray on behalf of everyone, for current issues in the world, for the church and for people in the community.
A collection will be taken up, enabling people to financially support the work at Trinity Church Mount Barker and further afield. We don’t ask or expect visitors to contribute financially. We would love you to complete the Communication Card that you are handed on your way in, so we can welcome you properly.
Once a month, usually the first Sunday in a month, we share communion. This is where Christians eat bread and drink wine or grape juice to remember Jesus’ death in our place, to forgive our rebellion against God. Bread and grape juice (in individual cups) will be passed out among the congregation. If you feel uncomfortable or you’re not a Christian, you can simply pass the bread and juice on without taking any.
After the service
Please collect your children and sign them out from their programs!
Everyone is invited to stay for tea & coffee and an opportunity to meet people and discuss questions you may have from what was said and done.
One of the Welcome Team who you met on the way in might ask you for your name and contact details. This is so we can give you some more information about Trinity Mount Barker or answer any questions you might have. We take your privacy very seriously and don’t pass on personal information to any other organisation.
Catastrophic Fire Days
Trinity Church Mount Barker Sunday services and other events, ie GiG Youth, will NOT be held on days that are declared Catastrophic Fire Days when announced by the CFS for the Mount Lofty Ranges at 4:30pm on the day prior. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.