Looking for a place for your youth group to stay in the city this summer? An immersion, you say? A mission trip? Wanna give your youth group a taste of world they may not have sampled yet? We think ours is delicious, even if it is an acquired taste!
First Trinity is located on the historic Southside of Chicago in the Bridgeport neighborhood, about a mile from the White Sox stadium. We are the oldest church south of Roosevelt Ave. in the city. celebrating 150 years in the year 2015. An old church, with a median membership age that is pretty darn young, with lots of energy and creativity. We are a congregation of the ELCA, and a Reconciling in Christ Congregation! You are in for a treat.
We love hosting youth groups from other churches. Because it is fun. And because we are all one in Christian love and mission.
We are working on potentially swankier accommodations for visitors, but at the moment, you are welcome to crash on a floor, a couch, a pew, or some other flat surface. To shower, its a couple of blocks walk to the field houses in the neighborhood. Showers in the summer are good. Our toilet works really well.
So, pretty rustic. But a real immersion. And potentially incredibly meaningful. We’ll see!
If we plan accordingly, we can take you on a walking tour of the neighborhood, have you volunteer at our clothing pantry on a Tuesday evening or a Friday morning, (and our sister organization, Benton House’s food pantry, Friday afternoon); lead you in an amazing Bible Study; introduce you to our community members; have you host a community meal; or send you out with South Loop Campus Ministry for the Sunday night sandwich delivery to our sisters and brothers who are homeless.
Of course, best of all, you can worship with us on Sunday morning. Because, you know, it’s awesome. And we’d love to have you.
Our recommended donation is $30 per person per night. This covers sleeping over, coffee, and tea. And an extra donation for programming—bible study, tours, etc., of $200. We appreciate donations, as it helps keep our ministry and mission alive and kicking!
Contact pastor@FirstTrinityChicago.com for more info, or for available dates!
And we’ll see you in Chicago this summer!
Peace! First Trinity, Chicago