In This Issue
Adult Forum on Temporary Hiatus for July
Our Sunday Adult Forum is taking a temporary hiatus for the rest of July. We are working on plans for engaging opportunities to continue in that part of our Mission Statement -- Explore Faith! We look forward to seeing you again in August.
Wednesday Eucharist Suspended
We are suspending out LiveStream of the Wednesday Eucharist for the time being. We are regularly reviewing how we can best be present and impactful to our spiritual live as a community of faith and there are some innovative ideas we are exploring. Stay tuned to learn how additional opportunities for spiritual enrichment are about to become reality.
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
Regathering Task Force at Work
Please know that the Vestry of Trinity has gathered a group of members and staff to begin considering how we may begin regathering for worship when the time is right. The group is considering all aspects of gathering in ways that provide the highest level of health and safety for all attending.
No level of regathering would take place before July and the actual time may be well beyond then. In all cases, we would follow the precautions and limitations laid out by state authorities.
We ask you to continue your prayers for the leaders of Trinity as we seek God's continued guidance in making the right decisions for our church family.
Susan Haldane, Sr. Warden
Fred Fairhead, Jr. Warden
Scott White, Rector
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Trinity Episcopal Church
Children's Formation During the Summer.
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!
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.
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.
With many of our college students at home this summer to shelter-in-place and job opportunities being scarce, we're starting up a summer college ministry called Trinity Off Campus.
Led by Rebecca Scothorn and Debbie Cox, this group will meet weekly on Zoom on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. beginning June 3.
It's a chance for college students to connect in the midst of isolation and explore their faith in the midst of a global crisis.
Reach out to Debbie or Rebecca for more information and to make sure to get the Zoom invitation.
Summer Service Wednesdays
for Youth Grades 6-12
June 3rd, 10th, 24th at Lake Logan
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wear work clothes, mask, and work gloves
Please meet at Trinity at 9:00 am
July 15th, 22nd, and 29th at Manna Food Bank
9:00 am -1:00 pm
Please meet at Manna at 9:00 am.
For more information, please contact Debbie Cox at or 828-253-9361
"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.