Parish News & Notices

See our latest newsletter at right for full listing of meetings, notices, and events.

Newcomers/Volunteers Committee      Posted 10/17/17
Anyone interested in joining us on the Newcomers/Volunteers   Committee, we presently meet every other Monday morning, in the  Undercroft  at 9:30am. Our next meeting is scheduled for  Monday,  October 30th. We'd love to  see you there!

Making of the Maids       Posted 10/16/17
Saturday, October 28th 9am-3pm.
Please see sign up in Aldrich Hall and try to share in some time making these delightful treats for the bazaar.... light breakfast and delicious lunch will be served to all volunteers!!!! A wish list of ingredients needed is also available in Aldrich Hall, if you would like to help out with a donation!!!

Stock The Rectory!      Posted 10/16/17
On the bulletin board in Aldrich Hall there is a list of items needed to stock the rectory for our new rector and her family. If you wish, please choose an item and put your name next to what you chose. When you purchase the item, please put it in the basket located in the back of the church. All items must be brought in to the church no later than October 31st. Thank you!

Farewell Brunch for Fr. Bill & Ethel!      Posted 10/11/17
With the announcing of our new Rector, Fr. Bill's time with us is now coming to an end. His final Sunday will be October 29, when there will be a farewell brunch to say goodbye to Fr. Bill and Ethel. Sign up sheets are in the back of the church to indicate your attendance and what you will bring. The Welcoming Committee has asked that we have one service on that day, so there will be one celebration of the Holy Eucharist at 9:00 am.

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!      Posted 10/11/17
... to everyone who volunteered before and during the turkey supper!!  The event went off without a hitch and everyone seemed to enjoy the experience. We got very many compliments on the delicious food and even more compliments on how well we work and come together as a parish family!!  I am sure most of us spent Monday recovering.

Thank you to our chairpeople Levond Jones, Kathy & John Morgan, and Rick & Jill Shurtleff.  It looks like we served approximately 575 people all together... that darn weather slowed us down a bit.

Help is needed on Thursday evening at 6:30 to put together turkey pot pies. Jill will be preparing all ingredients on Tuesday and Wednesday evening so that Thursday will just be assembling them. Please consider sharing an hour or so to help her, and another successful turkey supper will be complete!!

A special thank you to Tom Bowden for his engineering help with the parking lot. This is a reminder to maintain the integrity of the lines. Please note that the lot is one way. You must circle around the lot to exit. Thank you!

Announcing Our New Rector!!      Posted 10/9/17
It is with great pleasure that we, along with the vestry, introduce you to Reverend Johanna Marcure who will be Trinity's new rector!  Reverend Johanna comes to us from Grace Episcopal Church in Syracuse, New York.  She has also served as rector of Grace Episcopal Church in Waterville New York and priest associate at Grace Episcopal Church in Utica, New York.

Reverend Johanna grew up in Western Massachusetts.  She and her husband Joseph (Joe) Murray and her daughter Leah (age 14) will be living in the rectory.  Leah will be a freshman at Scituate High School.  Reverend Johanna also has two adult children, Benjamin and Anna, living in the Boston area.

Reverend Johanna earned her degree in Anglican Studies from the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts and a Master of Divinity in Worship, Theology and Art from the Andover Newton Theological School in Newton, Massachusetts.  She was ordained in the Diocese of Western Massachusetts in March of 2010.

Outside interests include baroque and renaissance music, the arts, playing the recorder, cowboy boots and gardening.

Reverend Johanna will be officially starting on Monday, November 6th and her first Sunday worship with us will be Sunday. November 12th.  Please join the vestry, discernment team and all our Trinity family in welcoming Johanna, Joe and Leah to our Trinity family!

You will also be getting a letter in the mail making this announcement and an in-church announcement will be made on Sunday, October 8th.  You will receive information about an official welcome gathering at a later date.

— Scott Fraser, Senior Warden; Donna Martel, Junior Warden

Saturday, September 30, 2017      Posted 10/10/17
Photos from The Blessing of the Animals

If you have some free time on Saturday, October 7 from 10 - 12, please stop by Aldrich Hall and have some fun with us creating centerpieces for the Turkey Supper!!

Bazaar Ideas!      Posted 10/6/17
The Bazaar is only 2 months away!  Ocean State Job Lot is having 4 days of 40% off everything $10 or less! This is a great opportunity to purchase some things for the Bazaar Penny Social.  A group of two or three like items. For example:

  • A bucket with items to clean a car
  • Beauty items
  • Cooking items
  • Pet items
  • Toys, games
  • Christmas candles or decorations
  • Small hand tools
  • Christmas baking items, etc.
  • Bath towel set
  • Throws

... just to name a few.  Thank you to everyone who made last year's Penny Social a huge success!!

Halloween Village at ECC      Posted 09/26/17
On Saturday, October 28th (rain date Sunday, October 29th) the Episcopal Conference Center will be holding their first Halloween Event. Each church in the diocese that chooses to participate in this event is assigned to one of the cabins on the property.  Trinity Church has been assigned to Townsend, one of the boys' cabins. Each church is to decorate their cabin with a theme (not scary) the morning of the event and which is to be completed by 1:00.

The schedule for the day will be as follows:
1:00 - 3:00:  Fun activities in the pavilion and barn. Hayrides for all on the property of ECC
3:00 - 3:30:  Costume Parade
3:30 - 5:00:  Trick or Treating to each cabin.

This a great and fun event for everyone (young and old) at Trinity to be apart of.  I am the contact person for this event, but I am asking for a couple of  folks to help chair this event with me. If you are interested in chairing, please contact me at 647-7444 or

There will be two sign-up sheets, one located at the back of the church and one in Aldrich Hall for those who would like to help decorate Trinity's Cabin.  — Thank you -- Megan Picozzi

Trinity Church Men's Group      Posted 09/06/17
Starting this Saturday, September 9, 2017, and the second Saturday of each month, we will be having a monthly get together at Aldrich Hall at 9:00 AM. This Saturday will feature a light pancake and sausage breakfast, with coffee or tea. Our get-together will find us discussing the ways we can can support Trinity's ministries, and the coming of a new Rector. As always, our get-togethers are very informal. Please take some time for yourself and join others from Trinity Church in supporting our ministries. Hope to see many familiar and new faces Saturday morning. — Rick Shurtleff

Sunday School Registration      Posted 09/06/17
It's time to register for Sunday School! Clicking on the link below will take you to the registration form which you can bring on Sunday, September 10 to sign up for this year's Sunday school program.
Register Now

J2A Activities 2017      Posted 08/22/17
See photos of Trinity J2A at work and play.

Chicken  BBQ & Fiesta - August 19th      Posted 08/22/17
See photos of 20 Week Club finale.

Trinity Kids at ECC 2017
Photos of trinity Kids at Episcopal Conference Center

Items Needed For Crafts for Bazaar
Please consider donating – a box is available in back of church to place your donations.

  • Crayola crayons (many boxes) 
  • Tuna cans
  • Etched stemmed wine goblets
  • Vintage dinner plates
  • Old candle sticks
  • Saucer plates
  • Christmas ribbon, different widths
  • Christmas picks, holly, etc. (2" long)
  • Hot gun glue sticks
  • Fabric – cotton (kid themes) 3-4 yards
  • Coloring books (6 to 8 children)
  • Old flannel shirts (or flannel fabric)
  • Bags of rice (50 pounds needed)
  • 6" and 10" embroidery hoops – (8 of each)
  • Fish bowls, small, medium and large (6 of each)
  • Black felt squares (10)
  • Pens, pencils, scissors
  • 4-5 bags of miniature candy bars, Hershey Kisses
  • 3 Bags of Snow
  • Miniature winter and Christmas village/figures/trees up to 2" tall maximum
  • 4 bags of pearl water beads (Michael's)
  • Glass glue - E6000 (Michael's or JoAnn's)
  • 6 Mini crates - 5" x 3.13" x 2.63" at Michael's- $1 each

Please contact Jill or Donna if you plan on purchasing any of the above to avoid duplicate donations  - Jill-401-300-6593 or Donna-401-714-2316.

Please sign up for making our unique crafts for this year's bazaar!!!  Dates are: Tuesdays, September 12 & 26th, October 17 & 24th, November 14th. We will meet in the Sunday School main area at 6:30pm. Please bring glue guns, scissors, and a great sense of humor!!!!

Calling All Auditors, Bookkeepers, Etc.      Posted 06/12/17
Trinity Church is looking for a couple of volunteers to work on the 2016 audit. It is extremely helpful to have bookkeeping, accounting or other financial experience, or have worked on a previous church audit.  If interested, please contact Susan Newkirk or Scott Fraser.  Thank you!

Sunday, June 4, 2017      Posted 06/06/17
Photos from Pentecost

2017 Altar Flowers      Posted 05/15/17
There are several Sundays that have openings for flowers to be offered in celebration or as a memorial. The cost for these flowers is $40.00. Please give me a call, and I will try to help you find a day that is important to you.  My cell is 401-527-2933, and home is 401-647-2933. Feel free to leave a message on either number, and I will return your call. — Cindy Averill

pic-fob-75We're looking for these!      Posted 05/02/17
If you have a fob at home that you no longer need to be using (maybe look in that kitchen drawer?) we would like to get it back. You can drop it off in the church office between 9 am and 1 pm, or leave it in the drop box in the outer office. Thanks for your help.

We Need Committee Members   Posted 04/24/17
We are in immediate need of committee members to revise and update our pamphlets for new members, volunteer opportunities; giving opportunity, etc. Time Commitment: 2 hours/week short term. If you are interested, please contact Levond Jones at or (401) 949-3351, or Jackie Horner at or (401) 524-2866.  Thank You!

Photos from Easter Sunday   Posted 04/23/17

Photos from Palm Sunday   Posted 04/13/17

Photos from Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper   Posted 03/20/17
Hosted by J2A/RITE 13 Youth on February 28, 2017

About Your Pledge   Posted 01/09/17
If you made a pledge, you should have envelopes in the back of the church. ELECTRONIC AND AUTOMATIC TRANSFERS FROM BANKS OR ACCOUNTANTS should also have envelope packets for Holy Days.

If you do not find envelopes and have made a pledge, please contact us.

Some envelope #'s have been changed. We have ordered fewer boxes to save on wasted envelopes so the numbers had to be changed to accommodate this.

Remember, it is not too late to make or increase your pledge!

Parish Support Volunteers Needed   Posted 01/09/17
Readers, ushers/greeters, and chalice bearers needed for both the 8:00 and 9:30 am services. Chalice bearers are desperately needed for the 8:00 am service as we only have two on the list. Please contact Nancy Fraser at 647-7737 or

Nursery Volunteers Needed   Posted 01/09/17
We are seeking volunteers to help in the Trinity nursery. The nursery is utilized by our youngest members, and is staffed by a licensed childcare provider, Michele Pinault. However, there must be two adults present at all times, per Safe Church Practices guidelines, so we ask for volunteers to fill that second spot on a rotating schedule. We are currently seeking at least 4 more people to add to the list. If you are interested, please contact Janet Heywood at Thanks so much!

From The Office   Posted 01/09/17
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