Digital Weekly News and Stories From trinity parish




sunday schedule

8:00 a

9:30 - 10:30 a

9:30 - 10:30 a

9:30 - 10:30 a

10:00 a

10:45 a

5:30 p

Holy Eucharist with Soloist (No Registration Required)

9:00a- 12:00 p Nursery care available

Children Godly Play (No Registration Required)

    Until registration is no longer required for the 10:45 service,

    communion will be celebrated at Godly Play once a month.


Youth Sunday School (No Registration Required)


Parent Gathering and Conversation in Tuton Hall (No Registration Required)


Sunday Adult Forum:  Envisioning the Early Church Through Art with Jennine Hough Youtube 


Holy Eucharist with Vocal Quartet (Registration Required -CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Baptism & Confirmation Service (participants and family only)

Coffee Hour in the Church Street Courtyard immediately follows the
10:45 a.m. service with light refreshments

Celtic Evening Worship with Eucharist (No Registration Required)


9:00a - 12:00p

Coffee Hour

12:15 p

Bishop José Visits Trinity


Our bishop, José McLoughlin, will make his visitation to Trinity on Sunday, May 23. He will offer Eucharist for our children in the courtyard and be present for our 10:45 service. We will be holding an additional service at 12:30 specifically for Confirmation and confirmand’s families. Sixteen people will be confirmed though we will be holding the Confirmation service separately from our main service.


Adult Forum

Envisioning the Early Church Through Art 

with Jennine Hough

Sunday, May 16 at 9:30 am

click here to Join on youtube.


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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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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Volunteer Opportunities


As we look toward our reopening on May 2, we invite you to consider how you may participate in our life together. 


It has been over a year since we have had a regular rhythm of worship, formation, and fellowship inside our church building, and much has taken place during that time. In ordinary times nearly 100 volunteers are responsible for our Sunday worship and formation life. 


As you might imagine, the ground has shifted. For a variety of reasons, some regular volunteers are no longer able to resume their roles. So, we invite you to consider how you might participate in our life at Trinity in the coming months and beyond. 


Please pray about how you might be called to participate.


Click here to see positions needed and to reply with your interest.


Music for Sunday, May 23

10:30 am

Pamela Miller



Nana Hosmer Griffin  alto


Isaac Boulter


Ken Wilson


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5:30 Celtic

Rosalind Buda


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Trekking in the 828: New Trinity Group for Older Adults

Has the pandemic kept you cooped up in your home for a year? Now that vaccinations are rising, doors are opening, and weather warming, it’s time to get back together, reconnect and socialize. Our new small group, Trekking in the 828, will lead older adults in our parish on three scheduled outings around Western North Carolina.


These daytrips are designed to be fun, fascinating, and accessible. Led by Steve and Mary Bruce Woody, these trips will feature lesser-known spots in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, like the pioneer settlement inn Cataloochee Valley or the Appalachian Science Learning Center at Purchase Knob. But though it’s in the mountains, don’t worry.

There will only be short, gentle walking involved. No difficult, uphill hikes. The first trek will be a day trip to visit and tour the historic pioneer settlement structures in the Cataloochee Valley with guide Stephen Woody whose ancestors settled the area.We will leave Trinity at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 26th and drive in caravan in the two church vans to the Park where we will tour historic structures in Big Cataloochee and hopefully see some of the elk herd there. Due to COVID restrictions, this trek will be limited to 15 and you must sign up by contacting Jo Rice (jo@trinityasheville.org) at Trinity by May 15th.


You are asked to bring a bag lunch, a walking stick and a folding chair. Cold drinks will be provided. The walking for this first outing will be easy. Reading Wayne Caldwell’s book, CATALOOCHEE, is recommended. Though a novel, it is based on stories of many of the pioneer families. We will end the afternoon with Communion in Palmer Chapel before returning to Trinity by five p.m. If you have questions, please call the Woodys at 274-0530.

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Join Trinity's New Knitting Group!

No registration. Just show up!

This group is for beginners as well as for experienced knitters, crocheters, needlepointers, and crafters.


We enjoy working with our hands and find that it is a source of health and happiness.

  • Bring your projects, ideas, and inspiration.

  • If you want to learn or need help, we'll have it.

  • Supplies will be available to get you started.

  • If you just want to sit and belong, you are welcome.

To guide our conversation, we will use the book and blog 

"Contemplative Knitting" by Julie Cicora. Check it out!

Join us for our first gathering Tuesday evening, May 25, 2021 from 7:00 until 8:30 in Tuton Hall.


Don't forget to bring your knitting!

Hope Byrd (828-778-5221, hopebyrd@mac.com) & Frances Smyth, Co-leaders


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 beginning a summer small group to explore our faith anew through the voices of theologians of color. From June to August, we will meet 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 will begin 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 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


Groups Meeting at Trinity


As we walk our way to a full reopening of Trinity, we want to let you know that one of the first stages of this process is allowing small groups of Trinity to begin meeting in person at the church.


Your ministry team or small group is welcomed to physically meet at Trinity. Mitigation efforts continue for now such as masks in public spaces and maintaining six feet apart. 

Click here to read the full announcement.

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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


Why does this drawing matter?

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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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Sign in on the Zoom link that is provided through parent emails on Sunday morning at 9:30 am.


Save the Date

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 your child, or to Volunteer.

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

Drop off at Trinity


Youth Formation

Currently, Youth Formation is meeting on Zoom every Sunday from 9:30 am -10:15.

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 621 204 4032

Passcode: 765514


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 to 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!


Updates to 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 systemand 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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Epiphany Pilgrimages to the Holy Land

with The Rt. Rev. Frank T. Griswold III and
the Rev. J. Barney Hawkins IV, Ph.D.

WE ARE READY WHEN YOU ARE! All of us have “cabin fever.” Most of us are trying to follow “religiously” the CDC guidelines. We wear masks, sanitize our hands and avoid crowds. Most of us are not traveling. The news about a vaccine is promising. As you contemplate returning to travel in 2022 and beyond, remember our flexible booking policy which lets you plan your future travel with complete peace of mind. If you change or cancel up to 15 days prior to departure in the event of a COVID-19-related reason—whether at home or in your travel destination—you will receive a credit toward future travel associated with VTS. So, book with confidence.


Please look forward to these pilgrimages and do request more information:

Victoria Elie at Virginia Theological Seminary (velie@vts.edu).

PILGRIMAGE ONE: Jan. 8–19, 2022

PILGRIMAGE TWO: Jan. 22–Feb. 2, 2022


Trinity Office Hours:


The Trinity office is open virtually Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Until further notice, the physical office of Trinity will be open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Mondays and Fridays. 


Some members of our staff are working remotely, some are working remotely part-time and in the office part-time. Some members have health concerns or family with health concerns that will require them to be fully remote until a vaccine is available. Additionally, we are trying to limit exposure for Trinity staff so that our Sunday LiveStreams are not interrupted. 


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

  • Tim Ervolina, 803-622-9176


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. 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.