trinity update

There will be NO CHURCH SERVICES, Sunday School or Youth meeting until further notice.

Meetings at Trinity have been cancelled.
The Rev. Bambi Willis is available for appointment by phone only. Please call the office, (540) 373-2996 or email Denise.

Trinity's Good News Daily ("the blue thing") can be found here.
Readings for November 29 can be found here.
Trinity's Sunday Morning Prayer services can be found here.


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We have a new Rector!

With great thanksgiving and excitement, the Vestry and the Discernment Committee share with you the news of the appointment of the Rev. Cynthia McKenna as the next Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church.

Rev. McKenna comes to us from All Saints Episcopal in Corpus Christi, Texas. She brings a wealth of ministry experience in Texas and Oklahoma. She also has years of experience practicing as a psychotherapist in Texas, working with family issues, conflict resolution, survivors of trauma and clients with PTSD. Throughout her career, she has worked with children, teens, and adults and looks forward to providing ministry and pastoral care for all Trinitarians.

In her ministry portfolio, Mother McKenna expressed her approach to ministry like this: “It is my heart’s desire to serve as priest, pastor, learner, and teacher. We are all called to follow Jesus and bring love, hope, justice, and peace into the world.” 

Mother McKenna will be joining us during the latter half of January. We will give you more information about her in the coming weeks but couldn’t wait to share the good news that we have a new shepherd!

Claire Curcio, Senior Warden, representing members of Trinity Vestry
Karla Snellings and Alda White, co-chairs, representing the Discernment Committee

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Recovering with love and gratitude:  An Episcopal response to the COVID-19 pandemic in local contexts 

This year, all contributions to the United Thank Offering will be applied to COVID-19 relief projects. We will not be holding a parish ingathering this fall.  The national UTO Board and staff have requested this fall's contribution be submitted individually.  The attached links provide methods to contribute online, via text, or via check.  Everyone is encouraged to send their contributions using one of the methods listed.  Please note your church and diocese (either on the check memo line or in the comment/memo box at the bottom of the online donation line) and it will be recorded appropriately in United Thank Offering's records. I will miss the celebratory atmosphere of the UTO Ingathering during a worship service but we are living in unusual times and I am grateful the UTO Board has found a way to continue this important giving opportunity.   -Jean Hunt, Trinity's UTO Coordinator

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Prayers for Our People

Responding to a request from Bishop Jennifer Brooke-Davidson, Trinity is delighted to announce the establishment of a prototype prayer initiative for the Fredericksburg Region named Prayers for Our People.  Using a web-based form, individuals can request prayers for their needs or the needs of others.  The initial phase of the pilot will be staffed by members of Trinity and Bishop Brooke-Davidson has extended an invitation to participate to the other churches in the region via the Fredericksburg Region leadership.