Preparing for the season

Angel Tree for Elizabeth’s Village

The Christmas Tree is up in the Parish Hall with ornaments for needs at Elizabeth’s Village. Please stop by the Parish Hall and take an ornament or two. Return your gifts back to the Parish Hall by Friday, December 21.

Hanging of the Greens

Volunteers are needed to help with decorating the church for Christmas. We will be “hanging the greens” on Saturday, December 15 beginning at 9:30 a.m. Men are especially needed to help with lifting the greens and hanging the lights in the garden trees. For more information on how you can help, please contact the office. Flower coordinator, Laura Schu, will have many opportunities for volunteers.

Anniversary Celebration Chili Supper and Game Night

How time flies when you are having fun!  Mother Karen, Bob and Sophee have been an important part of the Holy Trinity family for one year.  Join us for a night of fun, food and festivities as we celebrate the one year anniversary of Mother Karen at Holy Trinity on Monday, December 17 at 6:00 p.m.

John Worsham will be making his famous chili and Donna Whorley will make home-made pimento cheese sandwiches and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.  For all those that are gluten restricted, there will be home-made gluten free pimento cheese, chili and crackers. A celebration cake will also be served.

Donna Whorley will be coordinating the games.  We will have a trivia contest, so get your teams together.  Trivia will consist of several categories of easy and hard questions.   We will also be playing Pictionary.  It’s always a night of big laughs when you find out who’s secretly an artist and who isn’t!

Save the date and make plans to come celebrate with Karen, Bob and Sophee! Please sign up in the Parish Hall so we will know how much food to prepare.

Blue Christmas

For those experiencing grief, loss, or hardship, the Christmas season is far from the most wonderful time of the year.  A “Blue” Christmas service offers comfort when the holidays aren’t happy. Join the Rev. Karen Booth at Holy Trinity for a service of hope and comfort on Wednesday, December 19 at           7:00 p.m.

New Logo for Holy Trinity

The new logo for Holy Trinity was presented at the Annual Parish Meeting. Everyone attending the meeting was given a tote bag with the new logo on the front. The new logo will be on all communications from Holy Trinity, including social media, letterhead, and email. The transfer to the new logo should be complete in 2019. If you did not get a tote bag with the new logo, please stop by the office and pick one up.


Did you know….

Peg Wyse is the author of 2 books.  If you would like to check out this talented lady, her books are in the church library!

Peg Wyse

New Vestry Members

The last Vestry meeting with the current Vestry will take place on Monday, December 10 at 5:30 p.m.  New Vestry members (2021) are Sharon Horner, Emily Ferrell and Gus Bynum.  The new Senior Warden will be Steve DeBolt.

The outgoing Vestry members, Lisa Estes-Cheatham, Turner Summers and John Worsham were recognized for their dedication and outstanding leadership at the Annual Parish Meeting on November 18.  Harold Craven was also recognized for his work as treasurer.

Pictorial Directory Retakes

If you have been wondering when Holy Trinity will receive their new pictorial directory from Life Touch, we have been working on it.  We finally received a date when Life Touch photographers can come back to the church for a make up photo session.  The date is Monday, January 7 from 2 p.m. – 9 p.m.   If you did not get your photo taken the first round in October, now is the time to get it taken for the new upcoming directory. Please call the office to schedule your appointment as soon as possible.  All permission forms will be available before the photo session.   We would like everyone to be included in the directory as this directory.  We will be featuring this directory when we celebrate Holy Trinity’s 150th Anniversary in 2020.

ECW Presents a Check

On December 4, at the Episcopal Church Women’s  meeting, ECW President, Nancy Leonard, presented Katherine Bennett, President of the Board of Directors for the Gathering Place a check in the amount of $1,700.  The Gathering Place was chosen by the ECW to benefit from the proceeds of the 2018 Journey in Health and Wellness.  The ECW’s fundraising event was held on May 19, 2018 at the Parish Hall.

2018 Annual Parish Meeting

The Annual Parish Meeting will be held during the service on Sunday, November 18.  Vestry members will be elected during the service.  The office has received 3 nominations for the 2019 Vestry.  The current nominees are Emily Ferrell, Sharon Horner and Gus Bynum.

Nominations will be taken from the floor at the parish meeting.  If you have any questions concerning nominations, please contact the church office.

The Parish will also be electing delegates to the Annual Diocesan Convention to be held at Georgetown College Conference Center on Saturday, March 2, 2019.  Holy Trinity is allotted four delegates and two alternates.  The Senior Warden serving at the time of the convention will automatically be a delegate.  The parish will need to vote for five people.  The 3 nominees with the most votes will be delegates and the other two will be alternates.  The office has received the following names for delegates to the convention:  Lisa Estes-Cheatham, Corinne Trimble, Turner Summers with alternate nominations, John Worsham and Barbara Smith.

Immediately following the meeting/service, a Thanksgiving Potluck will be held at the Parish Hall.  There is a signup sheet for side dishes in the Parish Hall or you can call the office to sign up.  The Parish Office Staff will be providing the turkeys!  Make plans to come feast and see what Holy Trinity has been doing this past year!

Advent Party