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We must always give thanks to God for you, brothers and sisters, as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing."
2 Thessalonians 1:2-3
Trinity Ecumenical Parish, Smith Mountain Lake Virginia

We are varied in our backgrounds, but
one in faith.

Trinity Ecumenical Parish is affiliated with the Episcopal Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and the Presbyterian Church USA. We welcome Christians from many other backgrounds as well. We look for God at work in every person and we are committed to respecting and understanding one another. We seek to walk side by side as we follow Jesus Christ and serve all people in Christ's name.

Understanding Our Name


Trinity - There is one God; three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  We are one church; three expressions - Episcopal, Lutheran, and Presbyterian. However, people from many denominational backgrounds are drawn to us.  One God + One church = One joyous life together!


Ecumenical - Promoting or relating to unity among the world's Christian churches. We are what our name implies; a church that seeks unity among various traditions, not division.


Parish  - The word "parish" denotes a church that serves a large area. People drive to Trinity from all over the region, some from over an hour away, all desiring to worship and serve together in this unique Christian setting.

Trinity Ecumenical Parish, Smith Mountain Lake Virginia
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