BUILDINGS & GROUNDS
Building and Grounds Committee
The year started with many potential projects for 2020. These projects included replacement of the air conditioning compressor and air handling unit for the Undercroft. Also part of this project was installation of additional duct work for the pantry, kitchen, and the office. This unit is currently stored in the Undercroft awaiting installation.
Next was the installation of a pet waste pickup station with trash receptacles on the Lexington street side. The unit would be installed by the city of Asheville at no cost to the Church.
Other projects include panic bars on the exit doors from the kitchen, the exit door from the first floor hallway, and the exit door from the Administration Building.
These projects were scheduled to begin in the Spring of 2020. However, due the COVID-19 pandemic all of these projects were put on hold until further notice.
Submitted by Paul Dismukes
The Trinity Art Guild built on previous momentum and had a very successful Holiday 2019 season. With the completion of the magnificent new courtyard and Trinity entrance, we were privileged to be gifted by the architect's renderings of the new spaces to be used on a Trinity Christmas card with Christmas wreaths added to the gates. The cards were very well received and were a very popular sales item, as were the Trinity ball caps offered for the first time.
The Trinity Art Gild was able to fund $1500 for the Youth summer mission trip at Debbie Cox’s request.
The Trinity Art Guild had plans to offer for sale Trinity seal coffee mugs and Trinity t-shirts for new Easter offerings as well as Trinity notecards featuring the architectural drawings of the new courtyard and entrance. The notecards and coffee mugs were ordered and paid for - and then the COVID-19 pandemic descended upon us; and all efforts and activities came to a standstill - which situation remains to date. We are hopeful for a more normal 2021.
In the meantime, the Art Guild remains trusting in God’s plan for our future as we learn to have patience, endure, and keep our faith that good will somehow come out of all we are experiencing.
Submitted by Diane Weaver
The Trinity Garden Guild, now in its 5th year, was established to ensure that our sacred grounds are well cared for on a year-round basis by dividing the grounds into different areas with a chair and working committee for each.
The suggestied plan was to work four times a year on assigned spaces. This has worked well in previous years. Now in the time of COVID-19, we have made changes. Instead of our full Garden Guild membership working on a scheduled day, each chair and committee have scheduled days on their own.
There are more than forty members in the Garden Guild. We look forward to resuming our regular workdays as soon as possible.
Tina McGuire has graciously volunteered to care for the Church Street Courtyard Garden.
Glenn Childes and Art Garst have given us additional help during this pandemic year.
The eagerness and dedication of our gardeners to lovingly maintain our sacred Trinity church grounds continues in an ongoing fashion to the glory of God and for that we are most grateful.
Mary Bruce Woody