At Trinity Reformed Church we are blessed to have members throughout multiple counties. In order to better serve the body, our session has chosen a practice that churches have used for centuries: organizing member households into smaller, geographical groups known as parishes. These parishes serve the body in a couple of ways. First, they give a natural connection to members who live close to one another (Proverbs 27:10). Secondly, they provide members with the spiritual oversight of an elder (Hebrews 13:17-18). Creating parishes simplifies the call to bless and serve one another while giving all members the pastoral care they need.
This is not to discourage gathering with those outside your parish – we rejoice in the opportunity to gather with saints both far and near. But hopefully it gives added opportunity to build relationships and receive encouragement from a nearby shepherd.
If you don’t know what parish you are in, take a look at this map or contact us and we will be happy to help.
Want to be involved in a parish? Identify your parish with the map above and email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the parish email list for notifications of events.