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HISTORY OF TRINITY

The story of Trinity Lutheran Church is one of challenge, growth, and blessing. It owes what success it enjoys to God who renews and sustains His people through the Gospel message of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection.

Initial efforts began in 1930, but it was not until 1938 that the nucleus of Trinity was formed. God’s timing was perfect due to the growth happening through the Shasta Dam project.

The congregation first met in the Episcopal Church building on Court Street. Their first facility was the Seventh Day Adventist building at 1550 Chestnut St. purchased in August of 1939. In 1954, Trinity purchased 14 acres located on Hilltop Drive; construction of the current facility was completed in 1960.

In 1962 an after school program was started and turned quickly into a Christian day school.  In 1977 a school wing of 4 classrooms and a gymnasium were added to the property. The church and school experienced tremendous growth served by professional church workers, pastors and teachers.  During the 80s and 90s the congregation was served by two pastors with a full pre-school and school staff through the eighth grade. In 1995 the school was closed due to financial struggles leaving only the pre-school.

In 2001, after two years of prayer and exploration, the day school was re-opened and today has  K-1st grades. Since that decision the membership has gone through a period of redevelopment in character and in mission and ministry focus.  Renewed by Jesus’ love and forgiveness the people of Trinity are seeking God’s will for our life together under the Spirit’s care in Word and Sacrament.

Today, Trinity is made up of over 200 families spread over three different styles of worship. While we may be known as the Lutheran church on Hilltop, we want you to know that we are forgiven sinners learning what it means to live each day to the glory and honor of God. As I think about this church I see it as people gathered by Jesus Christ and growing in faith, hope, and love.

Thank you for visiting our website. We welcome you to visit us on Hilltop in Jesus’ name.

 

 

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