Digital Weekly News and Stories From trinity parish
In This Issue
Sunday, August 9
Steve Bennett, guest organist
Nana Hosmer Griffin, soloist
Rosalind Buda, bagpipes
Pamela Miller, soloist
Outdoor Worship Opportunities
We welcome you to attend one of Trinity’s outdoor worship experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. We so very much look forward to seeing you and we believe we have developed protocols for these experiences that maintain health and wellness as much as is possible at this time. Please follow the links to our Outdoor Worship page and readthoroughly so you are aware of the guidelines and best practices we will have in place for attendance.
please visit our "outdoor worship" page for details and registration registration is required and limited to 25
Outdoor Services to be offered:
Wednesdays at 12:15p (over 60 years of age or over only) | Thursdays at 5:30 p (any age) | Sundays at 5:30 p (Celtic) (any age)
Confederate Memorials through the Lens of History and Faith
with Dr. Christopher Graham, curator of exhibitions at the American Civil War Museum in Richmond, Va.
continues THIS SUNDAY AT 9:45 AM (note time change)
With the fate of the Vance monument literally shrouded in uncertainty a few blocks away from Trinity and Confederate monuments being taken down around the region, we talk with an expert in the field, Dr. Christopher Graham, a historian and an Episcopalian, to help give us crucial context for the disorienting events of the past few months. What’s the real history behind these monuments and what do they represent? How might we as a people of faith engage with and understand these types of memorials, or even with monuments in many Episcopal parishes.
Against the suggestion that removing these monuments erase history, Graham suggests the current moment is actually an important part of history and the history of these Confederate memorials, particularly given their original context and intent.
note that the forum this week
begins at 9:45 a.
click video above to join
As a historian and a Christians, he suggests that the repurposing of these statutes actually paves the way for a deeper, more democratic engagement with the truth of the complicated history they represent. Join our Associate Rector David Henson and Dr. Graham for this timely conversation.
Chris is a historian who currently works as the Curator of Exhibitions at the American Civil War Museum in Richmond, Virginia. Prior to moving to Richmond in 2016, he lived in Hendersonville. He is also a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Richmond, and is a historian for its History and Reconciliation Initiative. See some of his historical work on the monuments in Richmond at onmonumentave.com.
Virtual Red Bag Sunday
Sunday, August 2 thru Sunday, August 16
Supporting Western Carolina Rescue Ministries
Bags Will Contain (purchased by the Outreach Committee using your gifts):
Checks are also accepted made out to Trinity Episcopal Church with
Red Bag Sunday on the notes line.
Let your Outreach Team shop for you and send directly to Western Carolina Rescue Ministries.
Summer Service Wednesdays
for Youth Grades 6-12
August 12 - Transformation Village
9:30am - 1:30 pm
Masks & Closed-toe shoes
Please meet at Trinity at 9:00 am
August 19 - Steadfast House
1:30am - 4:30 pm
Please meet at Trinity at 1:00 pm
August 26 - Transformation Village
1:30am - 4:30 pm
Please meet at Trinity at 1:00 pm
For more information,
please contact Debbie Cox at or 828-253-9361
We do things a little differently with children's programming during this time! And especially during these pandemic times! We take a break from the more formal Godly Play classroom and Children's Hour (or in this case the Storytime and Sing-a-long) to a format we call "COME JOIN THE CIRCLE". This is for all ages: three year olds through 5th grade!!
Our theme for this summer is "THE CREATION PROJECT". Families will be receiving in the mail a large envelope with materials and a booklet about what we'll be up to for the summer!
Children's Formation During the Summer.
Let's explore God's creation together this summer!!
There are three parts:
1) materials to use at home (sent by mail); 2) the Sunday Zoom and; 3)the Facebook activities link on our Trinity Asheville Children's Ministry website.
If you are not already receiving email links for this, you may email Mrs. Beth to request to join.
Trinity Continues to be an Anchor in Times of Trouble
Trinity Children Provide for the Hungry
Watch this brief video to see how the children of Trinity are full members of the church now, providing meals for some of the most vulnerable members of our city during this pandemic. If you would like to help provide meals as well, please contact Trinity Vestry member Kary Duel at The Church of the Advocate here at Trinity.
On Tuesday, July 28, Trinity’s clergy, staff and vestry met with the parish for a Zoom gathering to update the parish on life at Trinity. Nearly 80 parishioners joined in. The presentation included plans for outdoor worship opportunities, continued mission and ministry, and plans for the beginning of our program year come September.
You may watch by clicking the recorded video on the left. Video may stop half-way through, but audio will continue.
Parish Zoom Meeting
"Biblical Womanhood" An exploration with Rachel Held Evans
christian discipleship center
ONLINE Course Offering
In spite of the advances made in the entry of women into full participation in Church
life, women across denominations still grapple with/address messages defining what
constitutes "proper" female behavior from a Christian perspective. Some of the
"rules" date from our childhoods and some are contemporary, some are church
directives and others taken from Biblical texts.
In reading and discussing theheartfelt and whimsical book, A Year of Biblical Womanhood, participants will have the opportunity to look at their own experiences and the experiences of other women and to think about what some of those Bible texts actually mean.
Instructor: Jeanne Cummings, PhD, St. Eugene Catholic Church
Location: this class will meet by Zoom
When: 10:00–11:00 am August 19- September 30 (Wednesdays for six weeks- omitting September 9)
Course materials: A Year of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held Evans
Due to the nature of the course, enrollment is limited to women.
To Register: Send email to ChristianDiscipleshipCenter@gmail.com with your name, phone number and church affiliation. Registration Deadline: August 19 minimum class 5/maximum class 12
The Christian Discipleship Center is an ecumenical organization of Asheville churches, including First PresbyterianChurch, St. Eugene's Catholic Church, St. Mark's Lutheran Church, St, Mary's Episcopal Church, St. Paul's Methodist Church,Central United Methodist Church and Trinity Episcopal Church. "Biblical Womanhood" An exploration with Rachel Held Evanssy.
Rector’s Bible Study
The Acts of the Apostles
The Rector’s online Bible Study is live online every Thursday with a study on the book of The Acts of the Apostles. This book documents the start of the early church and is filled with history and geography as well as intrigue, theology and Good News. All are welcome to join the online study held through the Zoom platform. Sign up below to be a part of the notification list for this class. Click here for the link to join the meeting on Thursday at 7:00p.
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 the ways below will continue to be a primary means of making an offering. The mobile options, especially the Give+ app and the Text Giving option are extremely easy once they have been set up. During the offering it would be a sinch to make your offering on either one of these apps on your phone. A short video on setting up the Give+ app is included. Any of the following methods are ways to continue to support Trinity:
WATCH A SHORT VIDEO ON GIVE+
The US mail always works. We are at 60 Church Street, Asheville, NC 28801.
Contact Dillon Manly to set up a recurring gift through an automatic bank draft.
On the top of the homepage of our website there is a “Donate” button (www.trinityasheville.org)
On any mobile device you can download the Give+ app. Once you set up that app any additional gifts are as easy as one or two clicks.
You may also use Text Giving. Again, once this is set up, any additional gifts are an easy one, two click:
Text 828-548-1332 (you may save this number in your phone contacts as "Text Giving"and then click "Send Message" for future donations)
The first time you text this number, a return text will come to you containing a link for you to click and register
Complete the information on the registration screen
You then enter an amount and will be prompted for where the money is to go, ie.Pledge, Memorial Donation, etc., etc.
After this initial registration, you simply need to text the number and enter #funds. You will then get a screen with the possible areas for payment. Click, and enter the amount, and you're done.
If you need assistance with any of these methods, please contact Dillon. 828-253-9361
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. We will plan to hold the sacrament outdoors in our beautiful memorial garden.
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.
"Let's Kick Ash"
A couple years ago, Lake Logan began a campaign for churches or groups of churches to adopt a cabin. Trinity chose Ash - a 4 bedroom/4 bathroom, with living room, kitchen and large porch – one of four cabins built in the 1970’s nestled along the lake. Since then, a small group of volunteers have re-painted the outside. “Let’s Kick Ash!” is our campaign to completely renovate the inside. Plans are now underway with demolition to begin December 1st.
To raise the funds, we are selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a glorious luxury stay at The Old Edwards Inn, in Highlands. Your $1500 gift certificate can be used any time of the year, yet it will buy you extra goodies in the off season – like spa treatments, dinner at Madison’s, golf or more nights! Tickets are $100 and 500 will be sold, as that is the cost of renovation. Once all are sold the winner will be announced. Tickets are available from several of Trinity’s Trailblazers, who are regular supporters of Lake Logan. Please consider purchasing a ticket or two. They make for great gifts!
To purchase tickets please contact Carlyn Pheil or Nancy Swann
To join the work team please contact David Pheil
There will be a ribbon-cutting celebration sometime next March to celebrate!
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.