Building on our Past, Embracing our Future
In January 2019, Holy Trinity embarked on an ambitious campaign to raise funds for the next phase in the life of our parish. We continue to work 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.
By Easter 2019, parishioners had committed nearly $2 million toward the project, leading the vestry to move forward with a commitment to expand and renovate our church campus. Construction is anticipated to begin in Spring 2020 and be complete by mid-2021.
If you are new to Holy Trinity, or if you haven’t yet joined us in celebrating the faithfulness and generosity of those who came before us and the opportunity God has given us to advance the work of His church in this place, we hope you will become a part of this exciting project. Please look for a Building on Our Past, Embracing Our Future pledge card in the pew rack on Sunday morning and return it to the church office or to the collection plate as soon as possible.
It will take all of us to bring this renovation and expansion to completion. 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.
When donating to the project, please indicate “Building Fund” on the memo line of your check or when filling out your online giving form in order to ensure that your donation is credited properly . 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!
Rally Day News!
Rally Day - a day when we kick off our program year at Holy Trinity - is Sunday, September 8! We’ll gather on the event lawn during the 10 o’clock Sunday School hour, join in prayer for the program year, and then disperse to our appropriate Sunday School classrooms. We will also rally together and wear our special rally day t-shirt. What is a Rally Day t-shirt, you might ask?? It is the preferred attire for Rally Day, and about the only “casual” day offered at church. Don't have one? Then wear any Holy Trinity t-shirt!
The Diocese of Alabama Commission on Aging, End of Life and Grief’s weekend retreat has unfortunately been cancelled due to low registration numbers. However, the planning committee for this event is connecting with congregations to talk about how to plan more successful and meaningful events. If you'd like to provide input, please contact the Connections Ministry (email@example.com).
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. If you’d like to provide one of these delicious, homemade meals, you can sign up HERE.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org would love to hear from you!
Help Build a Home
Please join Holy Trinity as we help build a home for Kayla Melton, Steven Griffin, and their son, Jordan, who lost theirs in the tornado. The house build will start on September 30, and it will be completed by October 11. You must register online in order to be a volunteer. It is required! The link to register can be found HERE. Please note: No fees are required, and the website end date is incorrect. Also, you must print the 2 required forms and mail them to the following address before you can volunteer: Fuller Center for Housing
PO Box 523
Americus, GA 31709
Attn: Cathy Smith
Questions? Contact Joe Twardy at email@example.com.
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!
Rector led Bible Study
The rector led Bible Study will begin on Wednesday, September 4 at 7am and 10am in the parish hall. Our book for this semester is - Leviticus! Don't let that scare you because there are so many fascinating things to learn and explore in this wild book of the Bible. Questions? You can email Geoff at email@example.com. Come enjoy some mid-week Jesus and great fellowship!
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 will resume our weekly Wednesday night rehearsals on Wednesday, August 21. If you are interested in volunteering to sing with the choir this year, please contact Matthew Hoch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holy Trinity Children's Choir
The Holy Trinity Children's Choir meets on Wednesdays at 6:15 pm in the choir room during the program year, and it starts back up on Wednesday, September 4. If your child is interested in singing in children’s choir, please contact Matthew Hoch.
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!