Trinity Presbyterian Church in Manhattan

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Trinity Presbyterian Church, located in the historic Clinton or Hell's Kitchen section of New York City, started as a Sunday School mission over a stable on Tenth Avenue in 1877. Today the 100-member congregation -- although limited by space, membership size and funds -- carries on a diverse ministry that continues to focus on youth and children along with the homeless, older persons, and the theater/arts community.

Lacking endowment and wealth, housed in two old tenement buildings, able to pay its pastor only a half-time salary, and dependent on volunteers, Trinity -- like the varied immigrant populations that have lived in its neighborhood over the years -- is a community bound together in a common struggle, searching for hope of a new life in the midst of doubt and material weakness.

Unprotected by bank accounts, it faces each day as a community the same realities of each of its members and their 35,000 neighbors who confront head-on the contradictory and crushing stresses of our society and often live more out of hope than by plan. As it served earlier immigrants, Trinity now seeks to open itself to new arrivals to its community as a visible part of what St. Paul calls Christ's body on earth. Sharing the hardship of its neighbors, Trinity -- like them -- has discovered the strength and hope that are the basis of the communion which is the heart of the church.

based on the Official website
Contact info:
422 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
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