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Trinity’s Summer Worship Schedule (June 6 through August 29)
All in-person unless noted.

8:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m. 

10:00 a.m. 

*10:00 am 

5:30 p.m.

Eucharist, Rite I 

Adult Study from 9:00 to 9:30 on zoom only

"Come Join the Circle"

Eucharist, Rite II   (In Person, Youtube, Facebook)

Celtic Eucharist (In Person, Youtube, Facebook)

*Walking Through the Prayer Book This Summer

We return to our practice to experience each of the Eucharistic prayers in the Book of Common Prayer during the 10:00 service over the summer. We will include Eucharistic Prayers A - D as well as Rite I.

No doubt you will find that one or two of the Eucharistic Prayers speaks to you more than another and each one of us will have our preferences. Yet, each of these prayers is a part of the breadth of the Episcopal Church and each has grace to offer. 


Virtual Red Bag "Sunday"

June 6-13

To Benefit ABCCM


Donate online and Outreach Committee will shop for you and have it directly delivered to the organization.

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Sugar, Cooking oil, Men’s shorts/jeans, Razors, Women’s underwear,
Corn meal, Dry milk, Men’s shoes/boots, Deodorant, and/or Men’s underwear

Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM) is one of the key non-profit organizations in our area, addressing poverty, hunger, homelessness and access to healthcare for the under-served in Buncombe County, serving annually around 21, 764, or 1 in 12 persons in 2019. ABCCM plays a significant role in meeting emergency assistance needs for families in crisis, providing transitional and permanent supportive housing of the homeless through 300 beds, increasing access to health care for half the uninsured and medically underserved; as well as work readiness, mentoring and job placement services. We serve veterans across 26 WNC counties. ABCCM provides emergency assistance to anyone in need regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, or disability.

Adult Sunday Study

Broken Crowns: The Rise and Fall of King David

Summer 2021, June 6 - August 29 9:00a on Trinity's Youtube page

We will be taking a deep look at the stories of adventure, betrayal, scandal, violence, triumph, and tragedy that permeate the beginning of the monarchy in 1 and 2 Samuel. Even though we’ll be talking about things straight from Holy Scripture, viewer discretion is advised at times because things get messy and dysfunctional—and that’s putting it mildly.

For previous Adult Forums, visit the Adult Formation page.


Reimagining Our Place in the Story:
Exploring Faith with Theologians of Color

It is often lamented that the most segregated hour in the U.S. is on Sunday morning. By why is that? How does our experience of race and racism inform how we understand our faith and Scripture?


As we near the anniversary of George Floyd’s murder, we are meetin as a summer small group to explore our faith anew through the voices of theologians of color. From June to August, we are meeting every other Wednesday to explore the work of foundational black theologians who influenced our nation’s most important civil rights leaders. By learning from theologians like Howard Thurman and Delores Williams, we will reconsider where we find ourselves in these stories and in the story of modern faith.


We began with Thurman’s Jesus and the Disinherited and will discuss a chapter per session before moving to Williams’ Sisters in the Wilderness. Facilitated by Trinitarians Page McCormick, Sharon Lechner, and associate rector David Henson, this exploration will be structured as an in-person small group, but there will be an option to listen in by Zoom. Our sessions will be Thursdays 6/2, 6/16, 7/14, 7/28, 8/11, and 8/25 beginning at 6:30 p.m.


We ask that you sign up in advance by contacting david@trinityasheville.org

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Trinity Men's Retreat - October 9-10

Register now for Trinity’s 2021 men’s retreat at the beautiful Lake Logan Conference Center.

Join the clergy of Trinity and others for this time away. The retreat begins on Saturday morning and runs through lunch on Sunday.


The retreat is a fantastic time away for fellowship, fun, and conversation.

Space is limited at this event, so it is wise to register now. If you have someone you know, you are comfortable rooming with, that will help create more space. As you can imagine, with COVID, many want a single room. If all take a single room, we have about 20 spaces available. In short, sign up now!

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Brad Wilson


Binford Jennings


Kary Deuel

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Jeannie Powell


Connie Wilson

Vestry Nominations now Being Accepted

Each year Trinity’s Nominating Committee, which consists of the Senior Class of Trinity Church’s Vestry, meets to consider names, holds conversations with potential nominees and prepares a slate of candidates to be approved at the Annual Parish Meeting in November. This year, those serving on the Nominating Committee are Binford Jennings, Kary Deuel, Jeanne Powell, Connie Wilson, and Brad Wilson.

  • To serve on the Vestry, the nominee must be:

  • a baptized and confirmed member of the Episcopal Church

  • age 18 years or older

  • been a member of the parish for twelve months

  • Been an active, pledging member of the parish for at least twelve months before the election


I cannot stress enough the importance of the parish’s role in not only providing names for the Nominating Committee to consider but also being open to serving on the Vestry. I acknowledge that you might be thinking “I would like to do that, but I am too _____ (fill in the blank)”. I thought the same myself. However, not only did I discover that I had time to serve but I have found that serving on the Vestry has been one of the most spiritually fulfilling opportunities of my life. I encourage you, to be thinking of name(s) to submit, but also to consider submitting your name for consideration. We do ask that if you self-nominate, please provide the Nominating Committee with the name of a parish sponsor.

To submit a name for consideration CLICK HERE TO NOMINATE.

If you have any questions, you may contact any member of the Nominating Committee or myself (bradwilson1978@gmail.com).


2nd Chapter Book Club with Barbara Fotinos

10-11:30 am in the Clark Room

Meets every other month on Thursdays.


August 12Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

October 14, His Truth is Marching On by Jon Meacham

New members most welcome!

Contact Barbara Fotinos for information.


Trinity Blog: Stories that Matter

"Stories that Matter" blog IS filled with information that goes beyond the particular time, date, and place. Here we will celebrate the impact of our life together and share, "Stories That Matter" taking place all around us in our church. If you would like to submit a Story that Matters please do so at office@trinityasheville.org. We want to know about the celebrations going on in your life and that of your children, grandchildren and more. Graduations, awards, weddings, etc. 

Click here for Stories that Matter



Bob Zito

trinity's new Deacon


Bob Zito is a native New Yorker and served three parishes in the Diocese of New York as deacon: Church of the Incarnation (Manhattan), Trinity Wall Street (Manhattan) and Christ the King (Stone Ridge). His ministry has focused on education, evangelism and church growth. He was ordained in 2001.

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Music for Sunday, June 13 & 20

5:30 Celtic

10:30 am

Pamela Miller


Nana Hosmer Griffin,  alto

Isaac Boulter


Roberto Flores



June 13

Michael Jones

English horn

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June 20

Kate Steinbeck


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Episcopal House XIV

Joy News!

Glenn Childes to Own the Next
Habitat For Humanity
Episcopal House


We are thrilled to announce that our own Glenn Childes has been approved for homeownership through Habitat for Humanity and that the next Episcopal House (XIV) will be Glenn’s home! Construction is to start in mid-August. This 2-bedroom townhome will be built in Habitat’s newest neighborhood, New Heights, in West Asheville.


By August, we are hopeful to have volunteer groups back on the jobsite (if vaccination rates are up and Covid rates are down.) Let us rejoice and get ourselves ready to sign up to make this Episcopal Build the most sacred of all. We will begin signing up volunteers in mid to late summer.

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Gospel Based Discipleship 

      April - August

Our parish-wide program called Gospel Based Discipleship is a means for all members of Trinity to be bound together spiritually by our engagement of the Sunday Gospel. Every household of Trinity has received a booklet on Gospel Based Discipleship. If you did not, or you would like more copies, please let us know. Also, you can find it on our website by clicking here

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Come Join the Circle
Special Sunday Activities for Children

This Sunday summer program for children runs June 6th through Aug. 22nd.  It is for all ages (3 year olds (fully potty trained) all the way through 5th grade.


We start at 10 am, so children can be dropped off at 9:50 at the Redwood Chapel. 

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Wade in the Water

In-person VBS - June 28-July 1

9:00 a - 12:00 p

Participating churches: Trinity, St. James, and St. Mary's

Click here to Register to Volunteer.

Items Needed for Crafts
Plastic water bottles with
lids & paper towel tubes.

Drop off at Trinity

child registration is full
still accepting volunteers


Youth Formation

Summer Service Wednesdays: Debbie Cox is hosting “Summer Service Wednesdays” for Trinity youth. The dates are June 16 at Lake Logan. In July, the dates are July 14 and 21 at Transformation Village. Our youth are serving at several organizations that focus on meeting the needs of the under-housed and underfed and assisting in ways that give back to the community at large. Contact Debbie Cox at debbie@trinityasheville.org or 253-9361 for more information. 


News from the Rector & Wardens

on Reopening for In-person Services

"You will recall that we returned to online worship only last fall after a brief period of onsite worship as Coronavirus cases surged in our state and county. We are currently restricted (by our Diocese) to online worship only. We now know that by May 2 we will be allowed some level of public worship. Restrictions of some type will still be in place on May 2. Yet, we will abide by all limitations and re-open." - Rector, Senior Warden, and Junior Warden 

Click here for all communications.

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Bible Study 

women's bible study
tuesday mornings at 9:30 am

Each Tuesday morning at 9:30 women gather for community, prayer and bible study. The upcoming Sunday readings are discussed, and time is set aside for the sharing of prayer concerns and prayers and a strong community is formed. Our clergy lead this group

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88993836604

rector's bible study
The Life of Jesus
(as told by Matthew, Mark and Luke)
thursday evenings at 7:00 pm (zoom)

The Rector’s Online Bible Study will begin a new session on Thursday, May 13. All are welcome to join in. Complete the form if you are interested in joining.  


We are going to explore the major events in the life of Jesus as told by Matthew, Mark and Luke, often known as a “synoptic gospels” because they similarly give a “summary” of Jesus’ life. The Gospel of John is very different. We will look at each story and how it is told similarly or differently in each of these Gospels and explore any meaning behind the differences. 


You are welcome!




See You There!

Enter your name and email below to show your interest and to receive reminder emails.




9:30 am

(note change of start time)


Join the Trinity Community through Realm,

our New Church Connection Program

Join the Trinity Community through Realm, our New Church Connection Program

We at Trinity Episcopal Church have a new online church management system that will allow Trinity members to access their member profile, connect with other members, see all of their financial giving history, make a pledge/payment, register for events and more. We encourage you to create an account today. 

If you’ve given to Trinity online in the past that system is no longer valid. You will need to sign in to this new system through the link below and establish a new password in order for your account information to be saved for future online giving.  

If you are a member of Trinity use the form to your right to request a Realm account. 

Important:  If the information you enter during the validation process is not in our database, you will receive an error message.  If this happens, please contact Jo Rice here at Trinity and she can verify the information we have on file for you.  You can reach Jo by phone or email (828-253-9361, Ext. 224 or jo@trinityasheville.org).

Request Realm Login

Thanks for submitting!


Giving to Trinity

If you’ve given to Trinity online in the past that system is no longer valid. You will need to sign in to the new REALM system and establish a new password in order for your account information to be saved for future online giving.  (See above.)


Two Ways to Give:


First, our giving page ("Donate") has been updated to a much more "user friendly" interface. You may need to reassign your password and giving preferences the first time you use it. From then on, it will remember you.

Second, you may give by text. Text "trinityavl" to 73256 followed by the amount. Examaple to donate $100:

To:  73256

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Trinity Office Hours:


The Trinity office is open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Mondays. 


Some members of our staff are working remotely part-time and in the office part-time. 

Please know that if you leave a voicemail message for any staff member they will receive that message no matter where they are physically located -- home, or office. Phone, email, Zoom, Google Meet, FaceTime are all available to Trinity’s staff for you to connect with them.


Thank you for your continued prayer and support. 

828-253-9361, Trinity Office


  • Beth Chestnut, Ext. 234

  • David Henson, Ext. 225

  • Debbie Cox, Ext. 229

  • Dillon Manly, Ext. 236

  • Jan Hildebrand, Ext. 228


Email = staff member’s first name @trinityasheville.org. For example, scott@trinityasheville.org.

  • Jo Rice, Ext. 224

  • Ken Wilson, Ext. 222

  • Scott White, Ext. 223

  • Sharon Boone, Ext. 226

  • Bob Zito 


Ways to Give to Trinity

We continue to be deeply grateful for continued support of the mission and ministry of our church community. Even when we begin to gather again we will be limiting the handling of alms basis and cash. So one of these ways will continue to be a primary means of making an offering.

Text Giving option is extremely easy once it has have been set up. During the offering it would be a cinch to make your offering. Any of the following methods are ways to continue to support Trinity: 

  1. The US mail always works. We are at 60 Church Street, Asheville, NC 28801.

  2. Contact Dillon Manly to set up a recurring gift through an automatic bank draft. or by Credit Card. 

  3. On the top of the homepage of our website there is a “Donate” button (www.trinityasheville.org)

  4. Text trinityavl to 73256, followed by their gift amount, to give online through text.  Standard text message and data rates may apply

If you need assistance with any of these methods, please contact Dillon. 828-253-9361 dillon@trinityasheville.org


Now Scheduling

Family Baptism


In the interest of safety for all, we are now scheduling baptisms by individual families. Please complete the form below and we will get back to you to schedule.   


There is one Body and one Spirit;

There is One hope in God’s call to us

One Lord, one Faith, one Baptism;

One God and Father of all.

Click HERE to complete a Baptism Form.

Watch a short video.


Daily Reflection and Bible Reading

Forward Day by Day


For years, many Episcopalians have used a small devotion booklet called, Forward Day by Day. We normally have these booklets out in our welcome center for members and friends to take each quarter. Now that we are not together we want to be sure you know that you access Forward Day by Day online and have it delivered to your inbox each day. There is a small subscription fee of $10 per year! You can find the signup page for Day by Day at by clicking here. 



Upcoming Events

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