New Church Members

New Church Members - Welcoming Touch Ministries

We had been visiting several churches in the city of Reedsburg after going to church in Baraboo for years.  Trinity Baptist Church was about the 3rd church we tried, out of 4 searches.  My wife and I were very impressed with the warm reception we received on our very first visit.  Besides being warmly met at the door, we were also welcomed by other church members while moving toward the sanctuary and also noticed many people greeting each other and chatting in the hallway.  We were also welcomed very warmly by the pastor.  Many of these people took time to ask us questions like; Were we just visiting? Were we from the area? How long had we lived around here? Asked our names and those of our family.  Now this is not something I have experienced when checking out churches.  I have moved several times and have had a good amount of different experiences in my church visits, but this jumped out at me in a very impressive way.  What was more impressive to me was when we returned the next week, several people met us by name including the pastor.  Now this was a church of over 250 plus people!  I felt like people here were truly interested in us and our family and were showing Christ’s love in a very real way.  That was 18 months ago and we are growing ever stronger in our new church family and in Christ’s family.  It was impressive to me when I learned of the churches special “Welcoming Ministry” and felt the impact of it on the church and all of it’s members.  With very sincere thanks to all of those who commit to the Welcoming Ministry and to Ward Utterback for taking charge of this.

Our Love in Christ to All,
Kerry & Michelle J.

From the first time I attended Trinity Baptist Church, I felt welcomed, like people really cared that my family and I were there.  Gary, my husband was living down here for the first 6 months before myself and the children moved to the Reedsburg area. Gary was looking for a church to attend.  He told me he thought he found a great church to attend worship and asked me if I wanted to try it out.  I agreed.  The part which stood out to me, was the genuine warmth and friendliness I felt from so many people!  Welcomers with smiling faces opening doors for us.  People in the hallways smiling, greeting me as they passed me.  I could just feel that people were really glad that I was there.  This didn’t just happen the first time but every time we attended!  I truly believe Trinity is one of the friendliest, warmest, welcoming congregations of people that I have ever experienced attending and now am a member of.  I am so grateful that Gary suggested that we attend Trinity.  I truly believe that the light and love of Jesus is alive in the membership of Trinity.  I see and feel his presence expressed through those I am welcomed by at the doors, in the hallways and sanctuary every Sunday I come to worship. How blessed I am!

Gary & Michelle R.