Welcome to Trinity! Consider this website an introduction to who we are, what we believe and ways to connect with our parish family. As you read through its pages, you'll find material about prayer, worship, fellowship and service, all of which are meant to help you explore developing a deeper spiritual life. We are a community of believers and seekers that works hard at being especially sensitive to the newcomer as well as caring for one another. If something here catches your eye, we hope you will take the next step and contact or visit us.
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WOW!! You have all been so generous in your donations toward our Christmas toy drive this year! Our call for donations for Santa toy funds raised more than $2700. And incredibly, Alex Toys offered to provide $1900 more in toys for Trinity's kids. Amazing! Up to 450 children from the neighborhood will be attending this event on December 23rd to receive a toy from Santa. Alex Toys focuses primarily on crafts and infant/toddler toys. So we still need toys for older children aged 8-14, especially for boys. Please bring wrapped toys in and label them with the gender and age of the child that the gift is appropriate for. Thank you to all who have helped to bring joy to our neighborhood children!
If you would like to contribute to the Christmas Greens and Music in memory of or in thanksgiving for a person or event, please consider donating greens, music, or flowers this season. All donations will be listed in a special Christmas insert. Please have all envelopes in by Wednesday, December 18th in order to be included in time. This is a wonderful way to remember a loved one or special event and to help us decorate the church and fill it with beautiful music to celebrate the birth of Jesus! You can also make your Christmas Greens, Music, and Flower donation online here!
This year's annual Lessons and Carols is Sunday, December 15 at 4 PM here at Trinity. It features lots of lovely Christmas carols to get you into the spirit - and these are ones you WON'T tire of because you've heard them so often on the radio! Both Trinity Choir (adults) and Trinity Choristers (children) will be singing, and Jim Balmer will accompany the choirs and play the prelude. The "lessons" are not school lessons, but the readings that tell the best story ever - that of God's unconditional love in the prophecies and coming of Christ in the manger. Not to be missed, since the carol service will be followed by the best Trinity Christmas party ever! Clear your calendars now!
Come for Lessons and Carols and stay for a party! Join us for Trinity's Annual Christmas party in the church gym after a wonderful service filled with the joy of the holidays and the coming celebration of the birth of Christ! What a great way to begin the last week of Advent! It will be a pot luck party filled with laughter, fun and friends. Wine, drinks and coffee will be provided. Come celebrate with us! As in previous years, we are asking each family to bring a dish to share, as follows. If your last name begins with: A-H - main dish; I-O - dessert; P-Z - salad or side dish.
You may have heard of Holiday Express as the wonderful group that throws our Soup Kitchen Christmas Eve Party every year. Our choristers will be singing two songs with them at their annual Count Basie fundraising concert next month! Come out and support our choristers and the great work of Holiday Express at a rocking Christmas concert on Thursday, December 19 at 7:30 PM. You can purchase tickets at countbasietheatre.org - see you there!
This Advent, we will be hosting a contemplative reading series based on the book Through the Advent Door by Jan Richardson. The book consists of 25 essays of spiritual insights based on the seasonal scripture that, conceptually, are opened like the doors of an Advent calendar. Each Wednesday, several essays will be read in a contemplative setting in the sanctuary, while focusing on the accompanying artwork provided by Jan Richardson for each lesson. We believe that the intentionality of sharing these contemplative readings, much like weekly worship, will allow participants to experience the Peace of our Lord as we prepare for his coming.
Stay after the 10 am Eucharist on Sunday, December 22 and help us prepare the church for Christmas services! We need lots of hands to help clean and green our beautiful space for the coming Christmas season!
Join Fr. David each Sunday in Advent for a Bible study discussion of the readings for Sunday worship. We are meeting in the office lounge area.
Trinity Church is excited to finally welcome marriage equality to New Jersey! Whether you're already part of a civil union simply looking to execute a marriage license, or a couple looking to celebrate your marriage sacramentally for the first time, Trinity is happy to meet you where you are and accommodate as small or as large a ceremony as you wish. As always, those looking to be married at Trinity should be either members or actively seeking membership, and pre-marital counseling will be required for new marriages. If you would like to read more about the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey's support of marriage equality in our state, the Diocese has published a press release here. Our parish family is grateful and blessed to be part of your journey together!
If you would like to learn about and take part in the many great programs and ministries we have to offer, good news - Trinity's brand new volunteer survey is online! Click right here, tell us about yourself and your interests (it's quick!), and we'll be in touch when we find something just right for you! Paper surveys are available after all Masses - we'll even give you candy for your checkmarks!
Do you like to cook? Would you be willing to put a portion aside and deliver it to one of our Trinity folks who is recently home from the hospital, or to a grieving family experiencing the recent loss of a loved one? If so, we would love to have you join us. There will be sign-up sheets, in the back of the church. You may also sign-up through email, by contacting Peggy at email@example.com, or by calling 732-616-2625. Thanks for lending a helping hand!
We have many wonderful ways for you to help out both here at Trinity and in the wider community. Please contact Kris Koller in the church office or at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how you can become more involved!
Our own Chorister Program has been offering free piano lessons with your support for the last four years. We are expanding this year to add guitar, drum and other instrumental lessons for our Choristers, which further adds to their musical education and contributes to our mission of transforming the lives of at-risk youth in Asbury Park through music. Our problem? We are looking for instruments for them to practice on! Do you have an old guitar that you aren't using anymore that you would be willing to donate? An old school flute or violin? Drums? Please let our Music Director Diane know if you have any source for donated instruments as we get started on a new and exciting phase! If you can't donate an instrument, please consider a donation to the scholarship fund so that we can continue to offer these lessons!
Remember that warm welcome you received when you first came to Trinity Church? Now is your chance to spread that welcome to others! We need people to act as greeters at all 3 of our weekend services. You can choose which service and how often you you are scheduled. You will greet newcomers, current members, friends and visitors alike and provide name tags to those who wish to wear them. All you need to do is show up a bit earlier for services and bring a friendly smile! If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Kris Koller in the church office at email@example.com or 732-775-5084. this is a wonderful way to get to know people and participate in the life of the church!
A Trinity volunteer driver can help! To arrange for a ride or for more details, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us at 732-682-9169. We will respond to your message as soon as possible. Thank you to Jim Kelly and all of our wonderful drivers for making this possible!
It can't get any easier to donate to our chorister's piano scholarship fund than through these two websites: 1. GoodSearch.com - We are a registered charity: Trinity Choristers Piano Scholarship Fund. You can use their search engine, GoodSearch, their shop, GoodShop.com, or their restaurant program, GoodDining.com, and we get a percentage each time you use them! There are no additional fees to use any of these programs. 2. Igive.com - another donation website, where any online shopping you do (you register, choose us, and then go through their site first to the shopping site you want) means the participating merchant gives us a percentage. Donate to our piano scholarship fund by doing what you usually do: search, eat and shop! It's that easy! We've already earned enough to cover 3 1/2 lessons for a piano student - will you help us get more? Look us up on GoodSearch.com and Igive.com!
See you this Wednesday at 6 PM!
If you would like to give the altar candles or flowers used during the weekend Masses in thanksgiving or in memory of a loved one, please contact the church office. It's a wonderful way to celebrate a special event or person in your life! Donation is $50 for flowers and $10 for candles.
The success of our Last Resort Food Pantry depends on your support! Click here to find out what is needed.
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