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Please Use Our Post Office Box Address to Mail Us

The Canton and Collinsville Post Offices have asked us to notify folks to always use our PO Box address for mail from now on — not our street address. Please send mail to: Trinity Episcopal Church, PO Box 374, Collinsville, CT 06022.  We ask for your cooperation, to help prevent delays and possible lost mail.

 

We are Very Grateful to Rev. Rowena Kemp

We extend our deepest thanks to the Rev. Rowena Kemp, who, for the past 12 months, has devotedly attended to our parish family, providing pastoral care to Trinity church members in serious situations involving hospitalization or death. If you are in need of such pastoral care, please call her at (203) 209-4178. May God bestow special blessings on Rev. Kemp!

 

Quality Street Reimagined!  Saturday, October 1, 2022 

Imagine an outdoor English Faire….flags and booths and maybe a minstrel!

  • Think Fall foods and crafts.
  • Maybe a picnic lunch, lunch to go — think street food.

You can be part of the planning for this exciting new event!

  • If you ran a booth at Quality Street and are willing to do it again, please contact me.
  • If you have an idea for a new booth, please contact me.
  • If you can help with the publicity, please contact me.
  • If you can help me develop the basic plan, please contact me. 

We have approached folks at the Food Bank to help us with set-up and take down and they are more than willing to help us with man-power.

  • The goal is to raise funds for the Canton Food and Fuel Banks and for the Deb Burton Trinity Nursery School scholarship fund.
  • We have some publicity deadlines to meet in August so help is needed NOW to define our event and develop our basic plan.

We can do this…and have fun!

 

Livestream Viewers: Your Feedback is Welcome!

As we moved to a new web platform, we want to know if anyone has a problem viewing our Sunday live-streamed service on YouTube. If so, please use the Chat feature on the screen to give feedback on how the livestream is working. If there are any problems with our sound or picture, please alert us immediately so we can attempt to correct it. The eventual move to a professional  livestreaming service was  approved by the Vestry pending legal review.  Stay tuned…

 

Musical Notes

Due to an unforseen delay, the cleaning of Trinity’s pipe organ is planned to begin the week of July 5th. During this period, we will continue to worship in our sanctuary, but with musical accompaniment from piano only.

 

Tentative Dates Set for September Picnic

The possible dates for Trinity’s “welcome back” parish-wide picnic are Saturday, September 10th or 17th.  Watch for more details. If you can help, please reach out to a Vestry member.

 

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Ukraine Crisis Response

Donate to the  Episcopal Relief & Development’s Ukraine Crisis Response Fund to help meet critical needs for people fleeing the violence of war, including food, cash, blankets, hygiene supplies and other needed items. Learn more about the Episcopal Church’s response to this humanitarian crisis by visiting their website below.

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Miriam’s Closet is Accepting Some Donations

Miriam’s Closet is open and busier, and needs the following items:

  •  Men’s and women’s business casual sizes XL & up
  • Gently used women’s shoes, all sizes
  • Men’s collared polo shirts, all sizes

We also gratefully accept financial donations to help us occasionally buy a specific clothing item for a client – a necessary item that we don’t have on hand.  Checks for donations can be made out to  Trinity Collinsville Church with Miriam’s Closet in the memo.  If you have a family member, neighbor or friend who is struggling, please tell them about us at miriamscloset@trinitycollinsville.org.