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!!!
Houser Walker Architects Master Planning Meeting
All parishioners are invited to attend a parish-wide kickoff meeting this Sunday, April 22nd at 9:45 a.m. in the nave. We'll get a chance to hear from Hank Houser, Partner in Charge, and Amy Leathers, Project Architect, about their background, experience, and schedule for completing the master plan. Most importantly, Hank and Amy would like to offer us a chance to share our thoughts about who we are as a parish, as well as our needs, hopes, and dreams for the future of Holy Trinity. This meeting will serve as a culmination of the Conversations of Twelve meetings held in 2016 and the Visioning Meetings held in 2017. It will also offer those who are new to our parish the opportunity to learn more about Holy Trinity's current and future needs, and provide their perspective, as well as offer parishioners who were unable to attend other meetings the opportunity to be a part of the process.
In order to allow a full hour for this conversation and maximize parish participation, the 9:00 a.m. service on this date will be Morning Prayer Rite II instead of Holy Eucharist Rite II. I hope that you will join us for worship and share your hopes and dreams for the future of our ministry and mission here at Holy Trinity.
Alabama Prison Birth Ministry
A new ministry is forming at Holy Trinity to support the Alabama Prison Birth Project, whose mission is to improve the health of newborns birthed by women in custody while strengthening maternal bonds and maternal self-efficacy. We will be preparing a nutritious lunch for 15 pregnant or postpartum women who attend a monthly education and support group at the Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women. The lunch includes both items that require minimal preparation (think fresh fruit and yogurt) and those that require some baking, so even those who are short on time can find a way to contribute. Food will need to be dropped off in the Holy Trinity kitchen on the first Monday of the month. Volunteers are currently needed the months of April and June. Sign up at https://tinyurl.com/HoTPrisonBirthProject.
Are you new to Holy Trinity? If so, we invite you to join us for a casual Newcomers Gathering on Sunday, April 29 in the parish hall. Whether you have been coming for a couple of weeks or for a year, we would love to get to know you! Newcomers Receptions are also a great way for you to get to know the staff, the vestry and other parishioners, as well as learn about ministries at Holy Trinity. Light refreshments will be served and childcare will be provided. Please click here to RSVP. We look forward to seeing you!
Building Community across Barriers
BCaB’s Mission is to build Community by Crossing Barriers to: make connections, establish relationships, listen and learn, and share and serve. We offer an open invitation to join, visit & engage. There are several ways you can get involved in the community, and we are supporting and encouraging attendance at the events listed here.
If you are interested in joining us, BCaB will meet on Sunday, May 6 from 3:00-4:30 pm in the library.
Rector’s Bible Study
The Rector's Wednesday morning Bible Study meets every Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the parish hall. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy a cup of coffee as we begin a new study on 1 Corinthians. If you missed a Wednesday or would just like to hear it again, we offer the recordings on this website under Education, Adult Offerings.
College Bible Study
Our College Bible Study's theme this semester is Discipleship: Strengthening our Faith. We discuss a variety of topics to help us grow in our faith, many of which will come from your questions. We end our Monday nights together with Compline in the church. Join us from 6-7 pm in the parish hall for a home-cooked meal and Bible Study.
The Giving Well
Holy Trinity is partnering with Patrick and Sarah of "Bridge Africa" to help raise the funds needed to build a well in the Namungo village in Uganda. Our hope is to supply this village with one of the basic necessities of life - clean water. The children in the village must walk over 5 miles each day to collect water from a not so nearby stream. If a well is built, then these same children can possibly spend that time of travel in school. The cost of building the well, from start to finish, is about $10,000. A display will be available in the narthex during the Advent season. You can make a donation - cash, check or coins are accepted, and take one of the lovely items from the display table. Please make your checks payable to Holy Trinity with Uganda in the for line.
Holy Trinity Choir
The Holy Trinity Choir is looking forward to another year of ministry! Our weekly Wednesday night rehearsals are at 7:00 PM in the choir room. 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 has weekly rehearsals on Wednesdays at 6:15 PM in the choir room, and then we have several performances during the 9 a.m. Sunday services throughout the year. We are pleased to have Seth McCollough back as children’s choir director this year. He is assisted by music interns Jacob Verhine and Claudia Affan. If your child is interested in singing in children’s choir, please contact Seth at email@example.com.
If you still are not in possession of a name tag and would like one, please email Laura Meadows at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!