Newcomer Lunch (September 25) Whether you are new to Trinity or just feel new, you are invited following the 10:30am service to break bread and gather with other newcomers, Trinity parishioners, clergy and staff. Come with any questions and to learn more about Trinity and the Episcopal faith. We want to meet you in person and help you connect here. Questions? Contact .
Guest Musicians at the 6:00pm service in September - While our friend and 6:00pm musician, Chip Wilson, takes a much-deserved vacation this month, three musicians will join Organist & Choirmaster, Paul Weber, to lead worship at the 6pm service:
The music at the 6:00pm service, led by Chip and Paul, is grounded in jazz, gospel, and blues, and our September line-up of musicians will be no exception. All former or current members of the Trinity choir, our September guest musicians will enhance the casual and unique worship experience we've come to love on Sunday evenings. Join us!
YogaMass (October 1) - Offered on the first Saturday of every month, brings together the practice of yoga, breath work, meditation, and Holy Communion at 10:30am. As a way to encounter the Risen Christ on the mat, participants tap into the deep well of God’s divine light within us. Class is led by Joy Meade, a Trinity Church choir member and certified YogaMass teacher. Music is offered by local yogi and musician Keith Porteous.. During displacement from the church sanctuary for repairs, YogaMass will be held in Bishop Polk Hall. Please register at bit.ly.com/TrinityYogaMassRegistration.
Evensong for the Feast of St. Luke (October 6) - The Trinity Choir and the Choir of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Tremé will combine for a special Choral Evensong for the Feast of St. Luke with Paul Weber directing, at St. Luke's (1222 N Dorgenois St, New Orleans, LA 70119) on Thursday, October 6 at 6:00pm.
Evening Prayer for Healing (October 11) - We pray together for healing from violence in our city, depletion from stress, care for our creation, exhaustion from economic uncertainty, hunger in any form, and the healing of our bodies and souls. Praying and singing together in community is a way of expanding our intentions and desires for wholeness with God's help. Your voice is an important one! Please join us at 6:00pm in the Chapel on the second Tuesday of the month. Questions? Contact Maria Elliott at .
12 Steps Are for Everyone meets 9:15am - 10:15am in the Church Board Room and on Zoom. All are welcome to come and learn more about the 12 steps. No prior knowledge necessary! For more information contact Karen Taylor at or (203) 526-3590.
The Men's Prayer Breakfast (Wednesdays). This group gathers for a home-cooked breakfast and Bible study with the rector, The Reverend Andrew R. Thayer, from 6:30am - 8:00am on Wednesdays.
Faith and Fiction Class meets at 9:00am in the classroom just off the Trinity School Library. This room allows us to have a large screen so that members may join us via zoom or in person. Our talented group of facilitators chooses mostly secular short stories to discuss from a Christian perspective. We look for glimmers of the divine, illustrations of God’s grace, and insights about how to live our lives in accord with the teachings of Jesus. New members and "drop-ins" are always welcome. If you would like to join the class, receive a syllabus and get weekly emails, please contact Merry Toups at .
Fall Home Eucharists (next: October 12) - On three Wednesdays, once monthly in September, October and November, Trinity will offer in-home Eucharists hosted by Trinity parishioners. It is a wonderful opportunity to gather and worship with a small group of church family - a chance to connect with familiar faces and meet someone new. Attendees are asked to bring a heavy hors d'oeuvre or dessert to share. The evening agenda is as follows: 6:00pm - 6:30pm, Gathering with your Trinity family, 6:30pm - 7:00pm, Eucharist, 7:00pm - 8:00pm, Sharing a meal of heavy hors d'oeuvres. Contact John Pitzer at . Upcoming Dates: October 12 and November 16 (hosts to be announced).
Inclusive Faith Gathering (October 20) - Inclusive Louisiana invites the LGBTQ+ community along with friends and allies, to a new monthly gathering for conversation and community on the third Thursday of the month from 5:30pm to 6:45pm. The first gathering is September 15 at Trinity’s Parish House (1305 Jackson Ave, NOLA 70130), located to the right of the small U-drive which is next to the church. Contact Rev. John Pitzer at for more information.
Holy Land Epiphanytide Pilgrimage 2023 - Friday, January 27 to Friday, February 10, led by the Reverend Kit and Mr. Bill McLean. Cost: $4975 per person double occupancy* (Single supplement: $2255) *Includes 13 nights of accommodation with 13 breakfasts and 12 dinners; airport transfers; transport by private coach with guide; all entrance fees and tips; and porterage at hotels. Learn more at https://bit.ly/Pilgrims2023 or email .
Trinity Restorative Justice Committee - Inspired by Christ, the Trinity Restorative Justice Committee was formed to support Trinity's mission to "do justice" with a focus on the needs of at-risk youth and young adults in the city of New Orleans, supporting them and their families to avoid entry or re-entry into the Louisiana criminal legal system. To learn more about related volunteer opportunities visit www.trinitynola.com/restorative-justice/ or contact Rev. Carol Spencer at .
Trinity Loaves and Fishes is in need of volunteers preparing and serving hot food on Thursday mornings, specifically, regular volunteers for teams that serve the 1st, 3rd, and 4th weeks of the month. Please contact Aaron Taylor at .
Blessed & Fed Family Service (October 2) at 5:00pm in Bishop Polk Hall, a 30-minute worship service with music that is fun to sing. Afterward, we will head to the Parish House Courtyard for supper. In one hour you will be blessed AND fed! More Blessed and Fed dates: November 6 and December 4. Contact .
Guild of the Chris Child (GOTCC). Is your family growing? Please let us know! If you are expecting, adopting, fostering, and anything in between, please email Maria Elliott at so that we can pray for you and your family. Upon the arrival of a new family member, our Guild of the Christ Child ministry team delivers a basket of love to your front porch.
Nursery Care - Trinity’s nursery is available from 8:30am - 12:00pm for children age 3 and under, including infants. At this time the nursery remains located in the original nursery location in the church undercroft. Email with questions.
Godly Play (Sundays at 10:30am Worship) invites children ages PK3-5th grade to enter into a deeper and more playful relationship with God. Based on the Montessori method, Godly Play uses storytelling, creativity, and wonder to help children better understand themselves, their faith, and God. The children meet between 10:30am -11:15am. We have two classrooms. A Godly Play leader will be located near the school library to direct you to your child's classroom. Children return to the church to join their families for communion. Email Ashley at for more info.
The Pray Ground (during the 10:30am service) is a designated area where children can experience worship while being physically comfortable. Spirit bags, books, and Godly Play materials are available to help children stay engaged. Parents are encouraged to sit close to the Pray Ground.
EYC for Grades 6-12 (September 25) - This week, EYC will be completing an escape room at the Escape Game. Students are invited to meet at the Escape Game (233 North Peters). Please bring $20 and money for food. Weekly Sunday gatherings at Molly's House resume Sunday, October 2 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm. Contact Phoebe Guinn for info at .
Morning Moms Group (Wednesdays or Thursdays) - If you would like to meet some amazing women who want to grow spiritually, please come! We meet in the Parish House after morning carpools and usually get started around 8:15am. We always start with a brief meditation and then chat about all sorts of things that deepen our lives. Past discussion topics have included Joan Chittister's The Story of Ruth, Rachel Held Evans' Inspired, Jan Richardson's Sanctuary of Women, the Enneagram, Living Compass Whole Wellness, Christ-Centered Prayer, African Bible Study, Brian McLaren's We Make the Road by Walking, and much more! All are welcome! Email Ashley Bond at .
Did you know, you don’t have to be “in church” to give? Trinity offers multiple ways to continue giving while on the go:
Trinity Church accepts PayPal - and through the PayPal Giving Fund, we receive 100% of your gift.
A credit or debit card is easy to use through Online Giving.
Donations of cash or check may be mailed to Trinity Church, Attn: Stewardship, 1329 Jackson Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130. As always, checks and cash are welcomed in the offering plate during worship services or dropped off in the church offices in the Parish House.
Make a gift of appreciated stock - Trinity gladly accepts donations of appreciated stock and our broker, Jennifer Rigby at Morgan Stanley, can help. Call her at (504) 585-3909. Trinity's account number is 575-021402 and the DTC number is 0015.
'Together We Build' Capital Campaign - Trinity is proud to present the culmination of the Church and School’s strategic planning efforts with a joint $13 million Capital Campaign, Trinity 2024: Together We Build. The Campaign goal and projects have been designed to create a more functional and attractive campus for Trinity that will ultimately build a more vital community for the future. For more information, please visit the Campaign website at www.Trinity2024.org or scan the QR code.
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