1712-2012: Celebrating 300 Years
Welcome to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church!
What does your week look like? No time for your family, no time for yourself, no time just to breathe? Maybe it’s time to take a break. Join us this Sunday morning for our worship service. Meet new people, enjoy a nice cup of coffee and become part of a spiritual community. Renew your spirit!
Holy Trinity is a church where everyone is welcome to come and to grow in faith, understanding, gratitude, service and peace. We are a friendly bunch and we will try our best to answer any questions you have about our church, our town or our community.
To find out what we do, go to the right hand column under “Of Interest” and click on the “Activities/Ministries” link. You’ll find a list of activities and the people to contact. Or look through the other pages of this website to find even more information.
We look forward to meeting you!
The mission of Holy Trinity Church, under Jesus Christ, is to further the spiritual growth of all; love, minister to, and affirm one another; and be a force for God in our community.
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 1956 Main Road, Tiverton, RI 02878
Fr John’s office hours:
Wednesday through Saturday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm, Holy Eucharist
First Saturday of every month, traditional hymns with David Swift on guitar. Third Saturday of every month, joyful Christian/Caribbean reggae music with Jude Ahamiojie on electric piano.
Sunday 8:00 am, Holy Eucharist without music
Sunday 10:00 am, Holy Eucharist with music and child care
Joyful Christian/Caribbean reggae music with Jude Ahamiojie on electric piano.
Wednesday through Saturday 9:00 am, Morning Prayer
Wednesday 12:00 noon, Healing Service and Holy Eucharist
All Christians who hunger for God are welcome at our communion table.
Church School, Sundays
To register, call the parish office at 624-4759. Church school is open to all children, whether they are members of Holy Trinity or not. All are welcome!
September thru May
Trinity Trader Thrift Shop
Open Thursday and Saturday, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Come see our wide array of gently used merchandise! And check us out on Facebook!!
Are you planning a wedding?
If you’re in the planning stages of a wedding, Holy Trinity can provide the perfect place. Beautiful setting, large parish hall, efficient kitchen…what more could you need? See our brochure by clicking on the link in the right hand column on this page. And congratulations!
What’s going on
Christian Education – Sunday, September 6
Still time to register
Nikki Johnston will be in the parish hall during coffee hour this Sunday for the final registration Sunday. Classes begin on Sunday, September 13, 9:45 to 10:30 am, for all grade levels. If you have any questions, contact Nikki at Nikki36@cox.net.
Stay in touch!
If you have a new email address, telephone number (cell or home phone) or an addition to the family, birthdays and anniversaries, please fill out the family record form available on the Sunday School registration table. If you are not receiving Constant Contact email from Fr John, please fill out the form. Constant Contact is the fastest and most efficient way to keep everyone up to date. Don’t be left out!
Worship – Sunday, August 30
Our final church on the beach for the year
This Sunday, August 30, at 8:00 am, we will have our final church on the beach at the Tiverton Yacht Club. Please bring your beach chair or blanket. Thanks again to our senior warden, Karen Corr, and the Tiverton Yacht Club for the generous use of their facilities this summer.
Worship Music – beginning in September
Our joyful worship music
Beginning in September, Jude’s will be offering his joyful reggae Christian worship music at Holy Trinity at the 10:00 services every Sunday accompanied by Nick Manousos and Carolyn Dube as we start our search for a new organist. Jude will also join us for the 5:00 service on the first Saturday of month. Join us as we sing our praises!
Christian Education – Sunday, August 30
Christian Education – Fall 2015
Sunday School registration
Sunday School registration begins on Sunday, August 23. Nikki Johnston, our Church School director, will be in the parish hall during coffee hour for sign-up or to answer any questions. The Blessing of the Backpacks will take place on Sunday, August 30, at the 10:00 am celebration of Holy Eucharist, with registration continuing in the parish hall. September 6 will be the final registration Sunday. Classes begin on Sunday, September 13, for all grade levels. For more information, contact Nikki at email@example.com or Fr John at 624-4759 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign up soon – September will be here before you know it!
Church in the Meditation Garden
We will be celebrating the Holy Eucharist in the Meditation Garden behind the parish hall connector every Saturday at 5:00 pm throughout the summer until the October blessing of the animals (weather permitting). There is a tent to shelter us from rain or a too-toasty sun. Feel free to invite your friends and neighbors to worship with us in God’s creation!
Volunteering at Holy Trinity
Join in and help out
Additional volunteers would be much appreciated during the summer months, our busy time of the year. A few hours every week or just a one-time helping hand would be great. Stop by to see us during the shop’s hours: Thursdays and Saturdays, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Many hands make light work – and it’s fun!
During the course of the summer, Nikki Johnston, Director of Religious Education, will be calling to recruit teachers – old and new – for the Sunday school. In Fr John’s sermon last week on the mustard seed, he emphasized a parent’s role and the church’s role in educating our children in the faith. We are asking you to respond with your time generously when Nikki calls. As Fr John said, “If not you, then who?”
Craft Group is meeting
There are several people interesting in getting together for a crafting group, and it has been decided to meet for the month of June on Tuesdays, 4:00 to 6:00 pm. For more information contact Karen Goddard at email@example.com. Come join us and release the crafter in you!
We need some green thumbs
If you like to get your hands in the dirt – planting, trimming, weeding, watering – we’d love to have you join us in our tending the gardens around the church. Even if it’s only one hour a week! Please contact Natalie at firstname.lastname@example.org. Get out those gardening gloves!
Help us with our ministry of hospitality
Offering a friendly cup of coffee and a bit of a nosh after the Sunday 10:00 service is a big part of who we are at Holy Trinity Church, making people feel welcome and at home, whether they are old time parishioners or just visiting once. Please sign up on the bright yellow sheet on the bulletin board in the parish hall to be a host on a Sunday. Or sign up with a buddy – the more, the merrier! And if you’re not comfortable making the coffee, Fr John will make it for you!
Community Service – Church Beyond the Walls
Peanut butter and jelly
We have been collecting tuna and mayonnaise to help the Church Beyond the Walls ministry to the homeless in Burnside Park in Providence. We’ve done such a good job that they don’t need any more for a while. However, they have asked for creamy peanut butter and smooth grape jelly for the feeding part of this ministry. Donations can be dropped off in the basket in the church entry. We also ask for continued donations to our local food pantry at Old Stone Church here in Tiverton. There is a basket in the entry for that as well. We thank you!
The first Sunday of every month at the 10:00 am service and every third Saturday of the month at the 5:00 service, Caribbean Christian music is offered by our friend, Jude Ahamiojie. (Beginning in September, his schedule will change to the first Sunday of the month at the 10:00 service and the 5:00 Saturday service of the same weekend with Nick Manousos and Carolyn Dube accompanying him at the Sunday service.) It’s not your usual hymns but it’s a joyful way to celebrate Jesus in our lives and in our worship. Consider this a time of trying something new, a little bit of the Holy Spirit working in us!
Help for those with Alzheimer’s and Dementia
November is Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Awareness Month. Fr John recently attended clergy to learn about the differences, similarities, signs and symptoms of these two illnesses. The diocese has been given a grant for clergy and lay people to learn more so that we can better serve an ever increasing population that’s afflicted. If you know of someone who has dementia or has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, contact Fr John at 624-4759 so he can put you in touch with the available resources.
Serve with us
If you have ever thought that you might like to serve at the altar, we have a ministry for you! Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Acolytes, Altar Guild and Ushers. We are actively recruiting members to join the schedule of service. Fr John and verger, Alan Locke, will provide training on Saturday for all of these ministries. Contact Fr John for more information or if you are interested, 624-4759.
Sundays at 9am
In the Victorian Parlor each Sunday morning at 9am Fr. John will lead an adult education class based on the timeless question “What is God calling me to do?” There will be a gospel reading of the day and reflections of the participants. No sign up is required. Come join us for this opportunity to learn & grow in the gospel.
Worship – Wednesdays at Noon
Every Wednesday afternoon at 12 PM, there is a healing service and celebration of the Holy Eucharist in the church. The service includes a laying on of hands with prayers for healing in body, mind and spirit as well as anointing and blessing. Prayer requests for the healing service may be submitted on a weekly basis. Simply fill out a prayer request form and place it in the basket at the usher’s table. Make a date with God in the middle of the week.
Worship – first Sunday each month
Celebration Sunday with our kids
The first Sunday of every month, our children are invited to take part in the Sunday service helping out with a variety of jobs including lectors, ushers and helping Fr John at the altar. Sign up your kids at least a week before the service on the bulletin board in the parish hall. And bring all your kids to the service!
Holy Trinity helps to serve the evening meal at the New Bedford Salvation Army soup kitchen four times a year. It’s not a hard job but very rewarding. The sign up sheet with dates and directions are on the bulletin board at the back of the church. Contact the parish office with any questions.
Holy Trinity/Amicable’s youth group has put together a schedule of activities from September through May. They meet twice a month doing community service, fundraising and some stuff just for fun. You can check out the calendar by clicking on “Youth Group Schedule” in the right hand column of this page, under “Of Interest.” New kids are always welcome – as are adult chaperones! Come join us!
Feeding the hungry
Holy Trinity continues to give year-round support to the community food pantry located at the Old Stone Baptist Church in Tiverton. Perishable foods may be dropped off in the basket in the entry of the church. Items needed: canned soups and stews, tuna, peanut butter, pasta sauces, pancake mixes and syrup, canned or dried fruits, beans and lentils, pasta, rice, fruit juice. Please remember that items beyond the expiration date on the package cannot be accepted.
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