Service Times:
Traditional Worship Service 9:00-10:00
Sunday School for all ages 10:00-11:00
Contemporary Worship Service 11:00-12:00

5th Sunday of the Month - Combined Worship Service 10:00
2020: Mar 29; May 31; Aug 30; Nov 29

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Sermon Series

Pastor Steve Cope

  • April 5 - Palm Sunday  ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICE
    Celebrating the Lord's Supper
    Scripture: Zechariah 9:9-10
    Message: "What Kind of King Did You Expect?"

  • April 10 - Good Friday
    ONLINE Tenebrae Service (recorded 2016) 6:30 p.m.; Youth Skit "Everything" (recorded 2017) 7:45 p.m.

  • April 12 - EASTER
    Scripture: Philippians 2:6-7; Matthew 28:1-8; Revelation 1:18
    Message: "Empty Hope!"

    Scripture: Psalm 46
    Message: "Fear and Faith - A Matter of Perspective"

    Scripture: Mark 1:40-45; Romans 15:13; Mark 16:15
    Message: "Are You a Carrier?"

    Celebrating the Lord's Supper virtually
    Scripture: James 1:13-15; Jeremiah 29:11; Romans 8:28; Ephesians 6:12; Isaiah 53:4-5
    Message: "Why Doesn't God Stop the Coronavirus"

    Mother's Day
    Scripture: Isaiah 66:12-13; Matthew 23:37; Deuteronomy 32:11; Psalm 91:1-4
    Message: "I Want My Mommy!"

    Scripture: Ezekiel 37:12-14; John 11:1-44; Psalm 103:2; Psalm 39:7; 1 Peter 1:3
    Message: "A Peep Over the Pail"

    Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:18, 24 
    Message: "Good Battery, Bad Connection"


Join us every Sunday to hear God’s Word, offer our praise through music, and to fellowship with our brothers and sisters in Christ.


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Trinity Baptist Church, North Canton, Ohio


Dear Church Family and Friends,

Hopefully, we will be able to join together for an on-line worship experience Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. In other words, we are not canceling Worship, but we are gathering “long distance.”

Please come back here to our Facebook page ( to watch and participate from home. We will be using Facebook LiveStream, so all you would need is your smart phone, or a computer, or your smart TV with internet access to watch and participate. If you can’t join us online at 9:00 a.m., the service will remain posted to view when you are able. We will truly miss your presence in the church building but are blessed to interact and worship digitally with many of you.

This is an unprecedented situation, both in that it is necessary, and also in that we have never done a Livestream service before. So we may encounter some glitches or issues as we learn together - please view with grace (and possibly humor), and allow us some slack as we work through the process.

A few thoughts:

* The Livestream will begin at 9:00 a.m., tomorrow - Sunday, March 22, 2020 - and can be found on Trinity's Facebook page.

* We will begin with a time of worshiping through song, and our Praise Band will lead us.

* We will have our "Prayer and Praises" time during the worship. If you have a praise or a prayer concern for us to include, please text them to my cell phone no later than 8:15 a.m. so that I can include them.

* Encourage your family and friends to gather with us and be a part of worshiping our living Lord. Maybe someone will watch and participate who would not do so normally, and this can be an opportunity for you to witness and share the truth and hope found only in Jesus Christ.

* Just like normal Facebook posts, you can make comments during the service which will be visible to all of those watching. I encourage you to throw in an “Amen” or two, "good point" or "what does he mean by that?" where it might be appropriate. (If you are planning to heckle, I prefer that you do so in person.)

* Also, your ongoing giving to the church is very appreciated. Please continue to send God's tithes and your offerings to the church address (mark your outer envelope “Attn: Financial Secretary” so it will go straight into the safe).

With so many church doors shutting across America, it is time for us to show that the church has never been about the building. WE are the church!

Be safe, be blessed, and bless others. Please utilize this time for increased spiritual activity such as prayer, Bible study, and connecting with others by phone or social media. Especially take time to check in with our older members and family just to make sure that they are doing OK, and to see if they need anything. And we should all prayerfully show our neighbors love and kindness, and promote hope in the world which is through Jesus Christ.

While we are working to adapt in this time of crisis, I am looking forward to the day that we will gather again face to face and hand in hand to Worship our Lord Jesus Christ!

Blessings, grace and peace,

Pastor Steve

Please share this information with any of our members or guests who may not receive this email. If you are not sure, then reach out to them anyway.

Coronavirus concerns

**UPDATE:  MARCH 19, 2020**
After prayerful consideration and multiple discussions, I have decided to cancel our in-person Sunday morning church services and most church activities for at least the next two weeks. Please watch our Facebook page 
( for more up-to-date information.

Pastor Steve 

I would like to address what so many of us are watching in the news. By this time, many of you are tired of hearing all of the media reports about the coronavirus COVID-19. I know I am! But COVID-19 continues to make an impact in the world, our nation, even the state of Ohio and Stark County; not just through the infections, but by the worry and anxiety it may be causing. Sporting events, school concerts, in-person college classes, the Home and Garden Show, and even our own ABC/Ohio Leadership Conference scheduled for the end of the month have been canceled.

Whether or not you believe that the media is over-reacting or just being prudent and “better safe than sorry,” at Trinity Baptist Church your safety and your health are very important to us. While we are NOT canceling any services or events as of today, March 12, we encourage everyone to use safe health practices (not just now, but all the time!). We are a very warm congregation, usually greeting each other with a smile and a handshake or a hug. For the time being, how about a smile and a wave or an elbow-bump? Also, we normally have hand sanitizer located in the restrooms and at the back of the sanctuary, and we encourage you to take advantage of it. The reason that we are even addressing this is because we want you to feel safe at Trinity Baptist Church.

I know so many people right now are stricken with fear, worry, and anxiety. I want to remind you that “God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” (2 Timothy 1:7) The Church of Jesus Christ should be a place that is speaking HOPE in the midst of storms. As the people of Trinity Baptist Church, we will continue to pray for God to bring about solutions to this illness, we will pray for the leaders that are making decisions, and we will pray for God to bring about good out of this situation.

You and your family need to use discernment regarding your health. We here at Trinity stand ready to support each of our family members in any way that we can to help you get through this trying time. 

Pastor Steve

Chili Cook-Off - Saturday, February 22 @ 6:00 p.m.

Get out your favorite chili recipe and enter it into our Annual Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, Feb. 22nd. We will also have tossed salad, dessert, some chicken noodle soup and beverages. Last year’s winner was David Metheney. Who will it be this year?
Bring along your favorite board or card game and have some fun after we crown our winner. This is a fun event! Invite your friends!

February 16, February 23, March 1: “The Gospel According to Mr. Rogers”

On February 16, we will begin a new three-week sermon series, “The Gospel According to Mr. Rogers.” Many of you may already be aware that Fred Rogers was in fact an ordained Presbyterian minister. He treated all people with genuine care and respect on and off camera, and was careful to tell his viewers that they were special during every episode. For over 30 years his television show offered a significant ministry to children that focused on basic principles of the Christian faith: forgiveness, kindness, compassion and respect. So hop aboard the trolley and join us for a ride through the neighborhood as we delve further into the spirituality of Fred Rogers as it intersects with the teachings of Jesus and how we can apply these lessons to our lives today.
(During this series, I will be referencing Amy Hollingsworth’s book The Simple Faith of Mr. Rogers and the book, The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King.)

Super Bowl Sunday Events!

"Souper” Bowl" Collection for Community Harvest
We will start the day by collecting donations for Community Harvest Food Bank Program at both our 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. services. We will have our “Soup Kettle” out in the narthex for your donations. Community Harvest collects food from stores, restaurants, and hospitals and delivers it to sites that prepare meals for those in need.

3:00 p.m. - Flag Football Game
Join us at 3:00 for our 21st Annual Flag Football Game on the front lawn of the church. Anyone over the age of 12 is eligible to play. Spectators and photographers are also welcome to come and cheer on their favorite team – the Old Guys (Team Tylenol) or the Youngsters. We will finish the game by 5:00 so we have time to get ready for the Super Bowl Football Watching Party at the church.

Come on out at 6:00 to the Fellowship Hall to watch the Super Bowl game on the big screen! Feel like you’re part of the game as we project it in (almost) life-size full color! Wear your favorite team fan gear, bring a snack or side dish to share. Hot dogs and beverages will be provided. Hang out with your friends and church family and cheer on your favorite team. All team associations are welcome!

Sunday, December 15, 6:30 p.m.: Free Christmas Concert!

Come out for a free Christmas Concert presented by the Trinity Praise Band and several special guests. Invite your friends, bring your kids and let us help you relax and get into the Christmas spirit! Sing along if you wish! Piano, keys, dulcimer, guitar, harmonized vocals, and the band will entertain you. The band will be playing new and traditional Christmas songs for both young and old.

Sunday, December 1, 1:00-5:00 p.m.: Browns-Steelers Football Game Fundraiser Party to benefit the SAM Center

Come watch the game with your friends on our 10 ft. big screen! Silent auction, free food, games, trivia, fun rivalry! Wear your wildest fan gear for a prize! All proceeds to benefit the mission of the Serving Area Military Center in Massillon. The SAM Center offers a wide range of services to assist active service members, veterans and widows. 

Saturday, Nov. 23, 6:30 p.m. - Ted Yoder and Friends in Concert! FREE!

Until you hear Ted Yoder, it’s impossible to imagine that one wooden stringed instrument can sound like an entire rock band or a whole symphony orchestra all in one. Winner of America’s National Hammered Dulcimer Championship in 2010, Ted Yoder’s hammered dulcimer cover of Tears for Fears’ “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” became one of the most-watched Facebook Live posts in 2016 when the song received more than 101 million views from music fans around the world. He brings his passionate playing style and easy-going personality to popular songs including Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing,” The Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby,” and classics such as “Amazing Grace” and “The Little Drummer Boy”. He will be performing easy listening, folk rock, nostalgic covers, hymns, and original compositions. Ted will be accompanied by Rhythmwood Drive - Sarah on marimba and Doug on percussion.


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This is a family-friendly event and a concert you won't want to miss. Admission is free; a donation will be collected to help cover the costs of bringing Ted's music to North Canton.