The congregation of Trinity Presbyterian Church marked its final worship service last Sunday. The church on the corner of Louisiana Avenue and Andrews Highway will shut its doors today.
During a special meeting in January the Tres Rios Presbytery granted the request to dissolve the congregation of Trinity Presbyterian Church.
“The decision was made by the church, not by any governing body,” said Tres Rios Presbytery General Missioner Jose Luis Casal. “They explored different possibilities to see what the congregation would like to do and finally after a long process — more than a year of conversations — they decided to close the doors.”
Trinity Presbyterian Church was founded in 1971 when the congregations of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church and Westminister Presbyterian Church merged. The building that originally housed Westminister Presbyterian Church was constructed in 1955. Renovations and additions through the years, including construction of a new sanctuary in 1991, brought the building to its current state.
According to the action taken by the presbytery, the congregation of close to 100 members no longer could financially support the church facilities and programs.
The dissolution, effective today (May 29), will allow members to join other local churches.