Building on our Past, Embracing our Future
Holy Trinity’s Capital Campaign is now in full swing. We are working together to raise funds for a renovation and expansion project designed to meet our present needs and lead us into a vital future. Brochures describing the project and Capital Campaign Pledge Cards are available on the Monk’s Table in the narthex. If you have yet to see the virtual tour of the new and renovated spaces, you can view the video HERE.
Join us in celebrating the faithfulness and generosity of those who came before us and the opportunity God has given us in our own time to advance the work of His church in this place by returning your pledge card as soon as possible.
It will take all of us to make this renovation and expansion happen. It will take generosity, even sacrifice. But when we look back on this moment, what we’re likely to remember - and to feel, even years from now - is the joy of having helped build the church.
Thanks to all who have pledged to the Building on Our Past, Embracing our Future campaign! To ensure that your donation is credited properly, please indicate "Building Fund" on the memo line of your check or when filling out your online giving form. Questions? Email Dara at firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Information Form
We are always in the process of updating our church records. Even if you are 100% sure that we have all of your information, we are asking EVERY parishioner to fill out a family information form. These forms are available at the church, or you can download one off the website here. Please return completed forms to the alms basin, the basket in the Narthex, or to the church office. Thank you!
Summer Worship, Doughnuts and Fellowship!
This summer, our worship services will continue at 8, 9 & 11, and during the 10 o’clock Sunday School hour, the fabulous fellowship hosts will provide hot coffee and dozens of delicious doughnuts for you to enjoy! There’s no program. We’re just going to spread out in the parish hall and on the event lawn and glory in the wonders of ordinary time. Our final doughnut hour will be Sunday, August 4. Come join us!
All Things Wise and Wonderful Ministry
All Things Wise And Wonderful will meet on the last Tuesday of each month at 6pm. This is open to all who consider themselves Wise and Wonderful (and don’t need a babysitter). Our next gathering is Tuesday, June 25 in the parish hall. We’ll explore the Cheeses of the World. If you have no travel plans this summer, then plan on joining us for some “Danish Blue”, “Baby Swiss”, and perhaps even some "Limburger" from Germany. All you need to bring is a favorite wine to share. If you have any questions, please call or email Bob Blackwell at the church: email@example.com or 256-493-4046.
Summer Book Study
This summer, Leigh Nix is leading a summer book study on Barbara Brown Taylor’s Holy Envy - Finding God in the Faith of Others. The study group will meet for about 6 weeks in the parish hall at 9:30am. The book is available on Amazon. Come join us if you can!
Calling all Musicians
The Connections Ministry continues to bring Morning Prayer to Monarch Estates every Monday morning at 10:30am (with Holy Communion the second Monday of the month). The group would love to have some live music of any kind (piano, guitar, etc) to accompany our hymns and brighten the service. If you have musical talent and would like to join us for even one Monday this summer, please contact Stephanie Ennis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holy Trinity College Ministry
Episcopal Student Ministries gathers on Mondays at the church for homemade dinner + Bible Study, on-campus, and with Holy Trinity Episcopal Church on Sundays for worship, and for retreats, pilgrimages, and service with our community. Our college ministry offers a small group, college men’s group, retreats, pilgrimages, pastoral care, and always: the experience of grace and the love of God.
Let’s talk about our ancient roots, modern questions, and eternal faith, both as a college ministry, and with the rest of our multi-generational + open and affirming community. We're a politically purple parish, and all of us are always working on turning our hearts to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. No prior knowledge necessary, just come with an open heart!
Sundays: Worship at 8, 9, or 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity, 6 p.m. at St. Dunstan’s
Mondays: Homemade dinner and Bible Study at Holy Trinity at 6 p.m.
Wednesdays: Compline at 8 p.m. (monastic-style prayer for the end of the day)
Thursdays: on-campus meetup, see GroupMe
Look forward to college worship nights, a pilgrimage to National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and our retreat!
Sign up for our GroupMe by texting your name to the Rev. Gail Goldsmith at (804) 339-9038 or searching for Holy Trinity College Ministries in the GroupMe app. The GroupMe is our main way of getting in touch or organizing carpools. If you have any questions, please get in touch with Gail by text, call, or email at email@example.com would love to hear from you!
Connections Ministry Breakfast Group
A regular breakfast group including friends of the Connections Ministry will meet on the first Monday of the month at 8:30am at Chappy's Deli; if you'd like to join this gathering or a future group, please RSVP to Stephanie Ennis (firstname.lastname@example.org; 206-218-2148) so we know how many to expect. Our next one is Monday, May 6.
Alabama Prison Birth Ministry
Holy Trinity provides a monthly lunch for the Alabama Prison Birth Project's prenatal and postpartum support group. Based on feedback from the women served, this summer we are attempting to provide a more cohesive, home-cooked meal complete with a main course and coordinated sides. Please consider participating if you belong to a small group of friends or neighbors who'd enjoy gathering to cook the main course one month. Add your name and selected dish to our sign up page here. If you are short on time, we always need someone to contribute side dishes, salads, appetizers and desserts each month. Thank you for your continued contributions over the busy summer months!
Thank you to everyone who participates in Holy Trinity's AmazonSmile partnership. Purchases made through AmazonSmile supporting Holy Trinity generated more than $40 in donations to the chruch during the first quarter of the year. These funds will be well used to support the growing college ministry program here at the church. If you're not yet supporting Holy Trinity through AmazonSmile, please consider doing so. It's easy, worthwhile, and FREE!
Membership Inquiry Class
Are you looking for a church home? Are you looking to go deeper in the life of faith? Consider joining our next Membership Inquiry Class on August 17 at 9:00am in the parish hall. This is a lively introduction to Holy Trinity's mission and ministries and part of the process in becoming a member of our church. We'll go through our history, our core values, and take a tour of the church. Childcare is happily provided upon request (email@example.com).
Rector led Bible Study on Isaiah has ended!
The rector led Bible Study on Isaiah has ended for the year but will start back up on Wednesdays in August at 10:00am in the Parish Hall.
Ho T Girl's Bible Study on II Corinthians
All women are invited to join us on Tuesdays from 2-3pm in the parish hall. We're studying II Corinthians, and a study guide is provided every week. There is no homework, just bring your Bible! Questions? Email Kay Blackwell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kroger Card Enrollment Information
Holy Trinity is now registered with Kroger to receive donations through Kroger’s Community Rewards program. Much like the Amazon Smile program, the Kroger program donates a percentage of registered customer/parishioner purchases to the church each quarter. And the great news is that we can all participate in both programs at the same time!
If you already have a Kroger Plus Shopper’s Card, you can enroll in Holy Trinity’s Rewards program either online or by phone. To enroll by phone, call 1-800-KROGERS (1-800-576-4377) and press option 3 to be connected with a customer service representative who can help you choose Holy Trinity as your rewards recipient. To enroll online, click HERE for step-by-step instructions. Online enrollment instructions are also available on the Monks table.
Don’t have a Kroger Plus Shopper’s Card yet? No problem! Cards and enrollment instructions are available on the Monks table. Pick one up, fill out the attached application and bring to Kroger next time you shop. Once you've submitted your application and your card becomes active, follow the steps to enroll in Holy Trinity’s rewards program. Happy shopping!
Holy Trinity Choir
The Holy Trinity Choir has started back up with our weekly Wednesday night rehearsals at 7:00pm. If you are interested in volunteering to sing with the choir this year, please contact Matthew Hoch at email@example.com.
Holy Trinity Children's Choir
The Holy Trinity Children's Choir meets on Wednesdays at 6:15 pm in the choir room. If your child is interested in singing in children’s choir, please contact the children's choir director, Seth Davidson, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you still are not in possession of a name tag and would like one, please email Laura Meadows at email@example.com. The first one you order is free! These name tags are yours to keep, and if you move out of the area, please take your name tag with you to share with your next Episcopal community.
If you have misplaced your name tag and would like a replacement, email Laura to request a new one. The replacement tags cost $10.00. Please include “replacement name tag” on your check memo line and place it in the bookkeeper’s box or in the office. Thank you!