News and Upcoming Events


Let the Good Times Roll – Come join your Trinity’ family for food and fellowship at the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner on February 25th from 5:30-7pm in Barber Hall.  Chicken and sausage gumbo will top off this Fat Tuesday's celebration along with all you can eat buttermilk pancakes, butcher cut bacon, sausage, desert and beverages.   All proceeds support Trinity’s Brotherhood of St. Andrew outreach activities.


The 2020 Rebuilding Together- Fredericksburg (RTF) planning sessions are beginning and applications being reviewed for possible support.  Over the years, Trinity has stepped up and provided outstanding help in this worthwhile effort.  Although the notional work weekend is the last weekend in April (this year, April 25), the work schedule is fully dependent on the volunteers' availability.  Please seriously consider signing up to help out.  Sign-up lists will be put up in Barber Hall and on the church door soon.  Please sign up as soon as possible so we know how many projects and what kind of projects we will be able to support.  If you have any questions, please contact Geoff Pomroy


Lent begins Wednesday, February 26th.  Lenten Meditation Guides are available on the table in the church entryway.  There are several to choose from.  Please choose one that you feel will enrich your devotional time during this penitential season. 


Another tool to help you observe Lent is “Lent in a Bag”.  These are bags containing several items to be used as symbols to focus individual or family meditations and reflections during the season of Lent.  Questions intended to start conversation and scripture verses are included.  The bags are available on the table in the church entryway.


Ash Wednesday Services - Holy Eucharist w/Imposition of Ashes will be next Wednesday, February 26th, at 12 Noon and at 7:30 p.m. to begin the season of Lent.


Music Minister Search Committee -  The Vestry has formed a Search Committee to find a new Minister of Music as Denise Symonds is retiring from that position effective May 31, 2020.  The Committee consists of Anne Adams, Tim Allison, Wendell Anderson, Val Folden and Sven Rundman.  Please let any of these members know of anyone interested in applying for this position.


On Saturday, March 7, 10:30 a.m., our own Will Dickinson will be ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons (transitional) at Epiphany Episcopal Church, 3301 Hidden Meadow Dr, Herndon, VA 20171.  Congratulations, Will! 


The GEMS will meet on March 11th, at 12:30 p.m., in Barber Hall.  Jenny Scherer, from Blessings in a Back Pack, will be our guest speaker.  Please bring a dish to share for our luncheon.  Dessert and drinks will be provided.  To support this organization please bring Macaroni and Cheese in microwaveable four packs.  Refer to your GEMS email for details. If you have any questions regarding this meeting please contact Sug Clingenpeel or Joan Rice.


The Young People’s Communion Class will have their final session this Saturday, February 22nd from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. so that the children will know what to expect the next day.  The children will gather with their teachers, Kelly Carniol and Mandy Anderson, in their classroom in Jamison Hall to complete their banners.  Parents will meet with Bambi Willis in the church.  The young people and their teachers will join the parents in the church after about 30 minutes for a brief practice.  Parents, please help your child to remember to bring the parts of their banner, their book, and notebook with them to this session.  The Young People’s Communion Celebration will take place on Sunday February 23rd during the 9:15 service.  There will be a reception after the service in Barber Hall in honor of the children participating in the communion class.


There will be no Sunday school this Sunday, February 23rd due to the Young People’s Communion Celebration.  Please join us in Barber Hall following the 9:15 service for cake and punch to celebrate and congratulate the children.


There will be no Youth Group meeting this Sunday, February 23rd.


Registration for the Diocese of Virginia’s Shrine Mont Summer Camps has begun!  There are ten different camps offered; from art camp, and music and drama camp to sports camp and explorers’ camp.  All Shrine Mont camps offer a mixture of fun, team building and spiritual development.  Scholarships are available.  See the posters and flyers on the youth bulletin board or go to to find a description of the camps offered and to register.  If you have any questions, contact Paris Ball in the diocesan office of Christian Formation at (804) 346-2373.


SUMMA Student Theological Debate Society is inviting high school students entering grades 9-12 in the fall of 2020 to apply for SUMMA Debate Camp, held July 21-29 at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. SUMMA Camp is a unique opportunity for students to explore their faith through intellectual channels, meet lifelong friends, and have a lot of fun on one of the most beautiful college campuses in the country!    No previous debate experience or formal theological study is necessary. Campers have a true collegiate experience, but camp is not all work! There is plenty of time left over to swim, play sports, watch movies, go bowling, and have lots of great, summer fun!  For more information and to apply, visit