Loving God, Living the Word, Serving All
Welcome to Indian Trail Presbyterian Church! We are one small part of the family of God dedicated to glorifying God through worship, study, service, and fellowship. Our congregation includes folks young and old, from near and far. We have members whose parents were founders of this congregation and have never lived away from Indian Trail; and we have members who have come to us from Canada, Connecticut, Indiana, Nebraska, New York, South Africa, and Trinidad. We celebrate and thank God for the richness that our members bring from their experiences. We have a rich history of service and devotion to God, and we look to the future with excitement at the unlimited possibilities that God holds for us at the “rock” church.
MISSION & VISION
The mission of Indian Trail Presbyterian Church is to glorify God and serve Jesus as a living sacrifice, sharing God’s grace and love with others.
We commit to being a church inspired and directed by a vision of Christian discipleship, which propels us on a serious commitment to love God, to love our neighbors, and to exercise faithful stewardship of the resources of the world. And believing there is not discipleship without discipline, we pledge to engage these principles God has ordained for our spiritual growth and to commend these discipline to all members of Indian Trail Presbyterian Church.
TWELVE STEP SERMON SERIES
“I truly believe that the Twelve Step program (also known as Alcoholics Anonymous or AA) will go down in history as America’s greatest and unique contribution to the history of spirituality.”
The above statement by Catholic priest Fr. Richard Rohr took me by surprise when I first read it. As I continued reading his two-week series on Twelve Step spirituality, though, I saw the wisdom in his contention that Twelve Step spirituality has valuable lessons to teach all Christians, not just those struggling with addiction. Fr. Rohr argues that Twelve Step spirituality “make[s] the gospel believable, practical, and even programmatic for many people.”
I know many disciples who have found their deep connection to God through Twelve Step spirituality. We probably have much to learn from them. Fr. Rohr tells a story of how he first began learning these lessons at an AA meeting:
I felt very privileged. It was like being welcomed into a sacred sanctuary of people who weren’t afraid to openly admit they were “sinners.” I’d go home afterward thinking this felt more like church than the liturgy on Sunday morning. It was as if each person was a priest, and they were all healing one another. The God-talk was honest and experience-based, not “belief”-based. There was no hesitancy for each person to describe their history of failure and recovery — or death and resurrection, if you prefer Christian vocabulary.
We will explore what the Twelve Steps might have to teach us in a series of twelve sermons from January 12 through March 29.
– Rev. Stephen Ratliff
$1 a Week for Christmas
If 50 people each gave $1.00 each for 50 weeks, there would be $2,500 in our Christmas fund, which is used to buy gifts each year for our Christmas families. Just put your dollar in one of the pew envelopes and write “Christmas” on the outside. Or, you can add it to your regular offering. One dollar per week is the goal. Give more or less as you feel inclined. If we all work together, every Christmas can be great!
Perpetual Food Drive
Baskets are available in the church vestibule for donations to our Perpetual Food Drive. Bring non-perishable, unexpired food items and place them in the baskets. Each month, the food collected is donated to Loaves & Fishes in Monroe, for distribution to the hungry of Union County.
ITPC is sponsoring a team in this year’s Common Heart Hunger Walk. Your support makes a huge difference to local hungry families. Did you know that 22,000 people in our community face hunger each year? Help by joining the team or donating. Every $25 feeds a family for a week.
The walk will be held March 1 at 2 pm at Crooked Creek Park in Indian Trail.