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. For more information, contact Nikki Johnston at email@example.com. All are welcome to join us!
September thru May
See the What Kids Can Expect Page for more detailed information about these classes.
Nursery – Toddlers and Pre-K Activities and handouts that follow the liturgical year.
K through Grade 4 Whirl curriculum, focusing on Gospel stories and following the liturgical year.
Tweens Whirl curriculum, Bible reading, discussion and activities, following the liturgical year.
Rite 13 and J2A – Teens and Young Adults Re:form curriculum, focusing on the stories of Biblical ancestors, and how these can impact and inform the struggles and lives of teens and young adults.
Trinity Trader Thrift Shop
The Trader has reopened with its new inventory for fall and winter, including holiday items. The shop is open Thursdays and Saturdays, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Come see our wide array of gently used merchandise! And check us out on Facebook!! The Trader will be closed on Saturday, October 10, due to a funeral being held in the church.
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
Worship – Saturday, October 3
On Saturday, October 3, we will celebrate the Feast of St Francis of Assisi at 5:00 pm in the Meditation Garden with the blessing of the animals. All your furry, feathery, scaly critters are welcome to come and receive a blessing. If your child has a special stuffed animal, bring it too! Come one, come all! (Leashes are required!)
Fundraising – Sundays, October 4 & 11
Helping make a better place
On Sundays, October 4 and 11, after the 10:00 am service, in the parish hall there will be a table full of beautiful handcrafted items from African Team Ministries, Inc. which serves the church in East Africa through selling crafts and jewelry. The proceeds from the sales will go to support orphans, aid to refugees, clean water, drip irrigation systems for crops, medical care, the repair of churches, and for training of the laity in African Episcopal dioceses. For more informationj visit http://www.africanteamministries.org. Shop for some unique items and help make the world a better place.
Trinity Trader Thrift Shop
Start of a new season
The Trinity Trader Thrift Shop will re-open for business on Thursday, September 24, with their fall and winter lines of clothing, accessories and jewelry. They also have household good, linens and seasonal decorations. Store hours are 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, Thursdays and Saturdays. Come do some check out our inventory (and say Hi to the Trader Ladies)!
Christian Education – Fall 2015
After a summer of preparation, we are excited about the beginning of the 2015/2016 Sunday School year. We have a new interactive, fun and educational curriculum called Whirl. It will build upon the good work that parents have already done to deepen their child’s understanding of and love for Jesus Christ and their church. For info, contact Nikki at firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s not too late to join us!
The kids built a mandala this summer over the course of a few weeks, using natural materials that they collected. The word “mandala” is from the classical Indian language of Sanskrit. Loosely translated to mean “circle.” A mandala is far more than a simple shape. It represents wholeness, and can be seen as a model that reminds us of our relationship to God and all of God’s creation, as well as the circles in our lives such as our circle of our friends, families, church and community.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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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