This isn’t your regular First Tuesday….this is to be a Grand Celebration!

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The day before the beginning of Lent is known as Shrove or “Fat” Tuesday.  Join us on Tuesday, March 5th at 5:30 p.m. for a Jambalaya Sharing Supper, followed by a Talent Show.  We ask everyone who is able, to please bring YOUR OWN version of Jambalaya to share.  (There are so many recipes on the internet, it will be fun to try them all!)  Drinks and King Cake will be provided.

After dinner we will have a talent show.  Bring a song to sing, poem to read, instrument to play, joke to tell, a dance routine, or any other talent you are willing to share!

 

Day of Racial Healing, Justice and Reconciliation

Sunday, February 10th, ONE SERVICE ONLY at 9:00 a.m., followed by the Forum in the Chapel. Childcare will be provided during the Adult Forum. Last year, the Annual Convention of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut approved a resolution setting aside the second Sunday in February (Feb. 10 this year) as a Day of Racial Healing, Justice, and Reconciliation, “during which parishes are asked to begin a conversation about the sin of racism in our lives and in the world by hosting a forum on racial healing, justice, and reconciliation.” In response to the resolution, we’ll watch a brief video of Dr. Catherine Meeks, the Founding Executive Director of the Absalom Jones Episcopal Center for Racial Healing in Atlanta, Georgia and author of Living into God’s Dream: Dismantling Racism in America. This is a recording of her presentation to the Joint Session of the House of Bishops and House of Deputies that occurred on at the 2018 General Convention in Austin, Texas. This will be followed by a discussion of the same questions last year’s Convention deputies used to reflect on what Jesus is calling us toward personally, and how our churches and institutions might respond to this call collectively. Please join us for this important discussion.

First Tuesday

GAME NIGHT!  Plan to attend the next First Tuesday Event on February 5th for GAME NIGHT! A light dinner will be served starting at 5:30 pm followed by games.  Plan to bring your favorite board game to share with your church friends and family.  See you there!  Please contact the church office if you have any questions.  office.holytrinityct@gmail.com

Praise Band Concert

Holy Trinity’s praise band performed at their 2nd Annual Joyful Noise Christmas Concert at the church on December 22.  The event was well attended.  The highlight was “Jesus is Born”, composed by band member Ty Warren.  Beautiful!pb christmas concert

Praise Band Christmas Concert

Come and join our Praise Band for a special holiday concert on Saturday, December 22nd at 7:00 p.m. Celebrate the season with a performance of traditional carols & modern Christmas songs. Concert is FREE and all are welcome. Donations gladly accepted.

Christmas Concert

St. Nicholas Day

1st Tuesday St. Nicholas

Every month, on the First Tuesday, Holy Trinity members gather for fellowship and fun.  For the First Tuesday of December, we celebrated St. Nicholas Day.  Members gathered to eat dinner together at 5:30.  Then, while we watched a short video on St. Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, St. Nicholas filled the children’s shoes left by the fireplace with goodies! Finally, we decorated cookies (baked by one of our youth) and will be bringing them to our Shut-In members.

ANNUAL HOLIDAY FAIR

              holiday fair panorama 2 med Saturday, December 1st
  9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

  •  2 floors full of 40+ crafters
  •   Baked goods
  •   Vermont maple syrup and cheeses
  •   Cookies by the pound
  •   Amaryllis bulbs for sale
  •   Hand-made goods
  •   Silent & Tea Cup Auction
  •   Quilt Drawing
  •   African Safari Trip to bid on
  •   Themed Gift Baskets of all kinds
  •   HUGE Tag Sale
  •   Face painting and games for the kids
  •   Santa will meet and greet everyone
  •   Delicious lunch served from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. with hot dogs, sandwiches, clam
    chowder, desserts (new this year – creamy rice pudding!), and beverages.

There are so many activities going on in downtown Middletown every weekend in December, including the Chamber sponsored Santa Wagon Ride, which begins and ends right in front of the church!  Come on down, do some Christmas shopping and enjoy the holiday atmosphere.  See you at the fair!

Special music planned for November 4th

Destiny Africa Children’s Choir – The children of Kampala Children’s Centre began to sing with their house mothers and with the support and encouragement from Arnold Muwonge (KCC Founder) it naturally progressed into the choir’s beginnings in 2007.
Amazingly, since 2008, Destiny Africa Children’s Choir have travelled throughout the UK, Belgium and USA performing in schools churches and theatres. Their performances capture brilliantly the joy, creativity, story and dreams of these young lives. Working with artists in Uganda their shows include, drumming, singing, dance, drama, video, testimony and more with many ideas originating from the children themselves.

Destiny Africa has become a voice for millions of suffering children in Africa. A message that brings healing, joy and hope to desperate situations. Through their music and art, they have impacted church leaders, politicians, business’s and continue to inspire other children through their story. The choir will be joining us on Sunday, November 4th for the 10:15 a.m. service and the coffee hour following.  All are welcome!

To read more about the choir, visit http://www.destinyafrica.org/

Trinity Youth Hike

Join our CHT Youth Group for a day hike of River Highlands State Park, in Cromwell CT, on Saturday October 13. All are welcome! Bring a bagged lunch, water, bug spray and sturdy shoes, and we’ll hike rain or shine. Meet at 9:30am at the parking area on Field Road in Cromwell. We’ll hike about 2 miles, then stop for lunch at the scenic overlook, before hiking back another 1-2 miles. We should return to the parking area by 2pm.

Any youth hiking without a parent/guardian will need a signed permission slip at dropoff.

More information about the park and trails can be found at https://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp…