Dates You'll Want To Remember!
A list of upcoming events for April, May & June 2008.
See calendar for schedule.
The Thrift Shop is in desperate need of
volunteers. A little help will go a long way!
- Letter to Parents of Students in Primary, Elementary and Intermediate (K-5) Grades
- Stewardship: Letter to Parents of Students in Grades 6-10
Something's Happening Here
In case you haven't looked southward in passing by or visiting Trinity this first week in
August, you may want to take a second look. Our own Dwight Farrar has negotiated an agreement with Fredrickson Construction to turn that grassy, stump filled extra space
into a bona fide parking lot. After removal of the stumps, the unsuitable topsoil, and other debris, the existing poorly paved surface will be removed and trucked out to come back
as reprocessed asphalt (along with several hundred tons of reprocessed concrete) and be graded for suitable drainage. A finer layer of reprocessed material will be added and
the entire surface "rolled" to a quite stable and smooth surface. A couple of small "islands" (room for a few low maintenance shrubs or trees) will be placed to encourage
efficient parking patterns. We are told that the surface should hold up for three years before needing any substantial regarding, but we will know long before that whether or
not the community prefers to invest more of their contributions to pave the whole lot.
There was much discussion involved to get to this point. We have chosen to minimize the
investment now (with almost nothing to lose if we were to pave in the future) and consider ways to increase and make safer the parking that exists now on the Church side of Danielson Pike.
— Milt Schumacher for the Building and the Capital Campaign Committees
Any questions regarding Outreach, feel free to contact Joe Carnevale at 647-4323
(or anyone else on the outreach committee). We are always looking for new Outreach members and new ideas!!!
- Holiday Baskets: It is time again for the Holiday food baskets. This year we have
40 families in need. The cost is $23 per basket and that includes a turkey and all the fixings! Checks may be made out to Trinity Outreach and given to either Joe
Carnevale or Jane Dempsey or put in the collection plate. We will be ordering the Thanksgiving baskets on 11/4, and the Christmas baskets on 12/2 – all orders must
be paid in full at these times. Any questions, feel free to contact Joe Carnevale at 647-4323 or Jane Dempsey at 934-1400.
- Outerwear Drive: Keep in mind the annual outerwear drive will run this year from
the first of January through the end of February. We will be collecting new and slightly used coats, hats, mittens and scarves for adults and children. Please place
your bags in the bins marked "outerwear drive" in the undercroft beginning January 1st and label them "outerwear drive." Any questions, feel free to contact Karen Gesualdi at 647-2371.
- St. George's Kitchen: Trinity Church, as part of the Outreach Committee Program,
has again committed to serve on several Sunday's at the soup kitchen at St. George's Episcopal Church in Central Falls.Our first Sunday was September 26th.We
are sorry that we didn't have enough lead time to put this notice in last month's news letter. However, if this seems to be a mission that you would enjoy, it would
require a very small amount of time. are only scheduled for about 5 Sundays a year. We help prepare and serve the meal and then we help with the clean-up. It takes
about 3 hours on a Sunday afternoon.The next Sunday is November 26th. If you are interested, please contact Milt or Phyllis Schumacher at 647-3905.
The Trinity Food closet received a grant from the Scituate Art Festival Committee and
purchased a new freezer. Please remember that the children are out of school and many families will be struggling to provide breakfast and lunches that they would have received
at school. There are 30 children in the families we feed each month! Breakfast bars, peanut butter and jelly are big sellers this time of year, as are all kinds of snacks, (the
healthier the better). Thank you for your generosity!
The food closet needs any type of non-perishable items. November is canned meat month
(ham, Spam, etc.) – we are always in need of protein types of food. Also, the local markets have great deals on a variety of food at great prices. When you are shopping,
please remember those people in town or our surrounding communities who are struggling to make ends meet. Any type of monetary donations are always welcome. You can put a
check in the offering marked as Trinity Food Closet in the memo, put a donation in the specially marked envelopes found in the weekly bulletins, or leave money in the 'oops' jar.
Our food closet feeds many people regardless of race, age, gender or religious affiliation – hunger knows no boundaries. Any questions, feel free to contact Joe Carnevale at 647-4323 or Jane Dempsey at 934-1400.
SUGGESTED FOOD LIST
- Canned Fruit
- Canned Meals (chili, stew, Chef Boyardee)
- Canned Vegetables
- Cereal (Hot & Cold)
- Fruit/Vegetable Juices
- Instant Potatoes
- Peanut Butter
- Macaroni & Cheese Dinner
- Spaghetti sauce
Planet Green Inkjet, Laser Cartridge & Cell Phone
SAVE YOUR OLD CELL PHONES!!!
We can now send in old cell phones for recycling
How can you help???
- Bring all used cell phones, inkjet and laser cartridges to church and drop them in
the basket in the undercroft outside the church office.
- Ask at your place of work if you can have the used cartridges for our fundraiser.
- Ask family & friends to save all their ink cartridges.
... THEN BRING THEM ALL TO TRINITY TO BE SENT FOR RECYCLING
DO NOT BRING TONER CARTRIDGES AS WE CANNOT SEND THEM FOR RECYCLING --- THE
COMPANY DOES NOT ACCEPT THEM AT THIS TIME and we have to find ways of disposing them ourselves.
Thanks to everyone who has dropped off cartridges for recycling! Together we can make a BIG difference!
Campership Ideas & Donations Needed
Last year we were able to send six of our children to ECC camp on a "Campership." Please
help us increase our Campership Fund this year!
- Sign: to advertise our fundraisers out in front of the church.
Odd Jobs List
- Wallpaper and paint the bathroom
- Repair pews
- Repair/repaint window trim on the back lower level of the church
- Scrape/repaint the trim on the upper "cupola" section of the church
Please remember Trinity Church in your estate plans ... it's easy!
- Amend an existing insurance policy to add Trinity Episcopal Church as a beneficiary.
- Amend your retirement accounts to add Trinity Episcopal Church as one of your beneficiaries.
- Instruct your attorney to prepare a simple codicil to your existing will, creating a bequest for Trinity Episcopal Church.