The Church of the Holy Trinity welcomes all creatures great and small to receive a blessing on Sunday, September 8 at 1:00 p.m. in the church yard on Clinton Street. Mother Karen will conduct a brief service and bless each animal individually. St. Francis medals will be distributed to owners and there will be refreshments for both humans and animals.

After the service, pets can line up for the Pet Parade. Parking is available in the Clinton Street lot opposite the Parish Hall. Call 863-0505 if you have any questions.

The Blessing of the Animals service is usually attributed to St. Francis of Assisi, whose feast day is Oct. 4. St. Francis called all created things his brothers and sisters.  We hold our event in conjunction with the Festival of the Horse. Whenever it is held, the ceremony is  in grateful recognition of the services given to the human race by animals and the special place they hold in our hearts.



The Annual Parish Meeting is a time to review the accomplishments of the past year and to present the budget and goals for the coming year. Vestry members and delegates to the Diocesan Convention are also elected.  This year the meeting will be held during the service of Holy Eucharist on Sept. 15. Following the service we will hold the summer picnic at 1:00 at the pavilion at Victoria Estates. This is a potluck event. Fried chicken and drinks will be provided by the church.  There will be kayaking, fishing and the annual cornhole tournament.



Save the date and start making your plans to enjoy a 3 day retreat in the mountains of North Carolina at Kanuga.  Kanuga is nestled on 1,400 mountain acres centered around the 30 acre Kanuga Lake near Hendersonville.  The purpose of a retreat is to relax, reconnect with ourselves, each other and the Holy Spirit.

October 18 is the arrival day at Kanuga.  That evening after dinner, we will have a Compline service with guitarist.  On the schedule for October 19 will be fishing, canoeing, cards, etc and an evening activity.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner is included of course.  On October 20, following breakfast will be a worship service.  You can head home or tour the area.

Family and friends are welcome to go to retreat, however, pets are not allowed at Kanuga.



The service of Baptism will be held on Sunday, October 27. Please contact Mother Karen if you have a child or adult who wishes to be baptized.



Bishop Van Koevering will hold services at Holy Trinity on October 10 at 5:00 p.m. to celebrate the call of Mother Karen to be our Rector and to Confirm, Receive and Reaffirm members of our congregation.