News and Upcoming Events


The Young People’s Communion Class for second graders (and older children who have not taken it) continues this Sunday, February 10th and lasts until February 17th.  Classes will be held during Sunday school.   A final session will be held Saturday, February 23rd from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. so that the children will know what to expect the next day.  The Young People’s Communion Celebration will take place on Sunday February 24th during the 9:15 service.


Red Door Fellowship:  Meghann Cotter from Micah Ecumenical Ministries will be talking to our Young Adults (20-35+) from Christ Church, Trinity, and St George’s about specific ways we may get involved in working with the homeless community in Fredericksburg at 820 College Avenue on Saturday, February 16, at noon.  Lunch will be provided.  Come and see! Join us in making a difference in our community!    


Prayer Partners for Lent —  Prayer is the glue that binds us together. So why not consider being a prayer partner to another Trinitarian during Lent? Make a commitment to pray for your partner daily, every other day, or whenever you can, and try to honor it. Signup is easy. Beginning Sunday, February 10th and continuing for three weeks, simply drop your name into the basket as it is passed around during all three services. Families can participate as a household or as individual family members. Another way to signup is to go to Trinity’s website and follow the simple instructions. After signups end, names from all three services will be combined. You will receive the name of your prayer partner in the mail. Praying begins on Ash Wednesday. We are planning a Reveal Party after the 1st Saturday Eucharist on May 4th. Come to Barber Hall for food and refreshments and meet your prayer partner. The entire parish is invited.  Watch the newsletter and website for more information in the coming weeks.


Artists Needed for Recycled Art project!!  Our theme is Creation.  Our mural will consist of 3 canvases, 24” x 48” each, for a finished sized of approximately 72” x 48”.  If interested, please develop a design on 8.5” x 11” paper that can scale to the full size of the mural.  Designs should be more abstract than detailed, because the final product will utilize the bottle tops and fine detail may not be feasible.  Here is a link with some God and Me simple creation pictures that may be useful for inspiration  Colors will be limited to the bottle tops we have collected (i.e., black, white, blue, orange, yellow, red, green – with varying shades of some). Please call Sam Burton (540-373-2996) if you want to examine the bottle tops.  Acrylic Paints have also been purchased for the project and will be made available to the winner, along with the canvases.  Submit all designs to Sam Burton or Mandy Anderson by Sunday, February 17, 2019.  A winner will be selected by Sunday, February 24th.  The winner will then have until March 13th (1st Wednesday in Lent) to complete the transfer of the drawing to the canvases (just the outline and color coding: for examples go to Foundation for Hospital Art activities  The young people’s Lenten Series class will paint the canvases per the color coding.  Then, the Sunday School classes will complete the project by adding the bottle tops the congregation has been collecting (likely on April 14th, Palm Sunday).  Earth Day 2019 is April 22nd.  Once the project is completed, we will display at the church.


Trinity’s seminarian, Amanda Kotval, will be ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons on March 2nd at Church of the Good Shepherd in Burke. A sign-up sheet for carpooling to the event has been posted on the doors in the church entryway.  If you are willing to drive, please indicate how many riders you can take. If you need a ride, please indicate how many are in your group. Plan to meet in the College Ave. parking lot from 8 - 8:10am that morning.


Kiss and Tell Progressive Dinner - The Progressive Kiss and Tell Dinner is scheduled for February 24th. Trinity has reserved the entire bus for the 4:30 p.m. seating. Last year the bus was sold out quickly, so please sign up on the sheet on the church door. Restaurants this year are Tapa Rio, Bavarian Chef, Kenmore Inn, Billiken’s and The Silk Mill. Price this year is $60/person. Please make a check out to Bruce Adkins and give it to me at church or mail to 6 Bainbridge Lane, Fredbg, 22407. Come sign on for good food and fellowship with your Trinity family.


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.  Financial aid is 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 for more details.