Community

Trinity Tables

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Parish Life is once again starting up Trinity Tables. Trinity Tables are small groups of 8-10 adults sharing simple meals and fellowship. The intention is to have fun and provide an opportunity for us to meet parishioners we may not know and /or to become better acquainted.

Each group meets about once a month for a simple meal and relaxed conversation in the homes of the members. Keep on the lookout for a sign up sheet in Cox Hall, and if you are interested, sign up. You will be assigned to a group.

Kick-Off Potluck Dinner on Sept, 21st at 6:00pm in the Parish Hall. You will have dinner with your group and then you can decide how often and where you will be meeting. This is a wonderful way to meet and get better acquainted with your fellow parishioners.

If you have any questions, please call Betsy in the church office, 540 592-3343.

It’s lots of fun! Please join us!

Activities Fair 2019

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September 8 at Noon
Mark your calendar for our 2019 Fall Start-up Activities Fair!

Join us for worship as we celebrate the start of the new program year. All of our ministries will be on display. Our choirs and children’s programs will be starting up again in the days to follow.

All the Volunteer Possibilities will be represented and you can pick and choose how you would like to be involved. The chairs of each committee will be available to answer all your questions. So (weather permitting) stroll the courtyard, join the conversation, and see what volunteer opportunities Trinity has to offer throughout the year and see what’s going on at Trinity.

See you there!

Boulder Crest Ride - Motorcycle Riders

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Boulder Crest Ride—Motorcycle Riders

Aug 24th
1:00am - 1:00pm

This event benefits the Boulder Crest Retreat for Military & Vets in Bluemont. All Trinity vets are welcome.

We have over 350 riders registered so we need lots of cookies. Please bring them to Cox Hall clearly marked “Boulder Crest”. If you have any questions please contact Dorothy Gow 540-592-9559

Hunt Country Stable Tour 2019 Pictures

We are thrilled to share this wonderful collection of photos from the 60th Anniversary Stable Tour! Thanks to our many volunteers, and a special thanks to our very own Kat Gemmer, the Chair of this years 60th Stable Tour. Over $53,000 raised for Outreach projects! Photos courtesy of Stephanie & Schuyler Knapp, Melissa Neal, and The Rev. Ed Miller.

Chamber and Orchestra Summer Camp

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Summer Chamber Music & Orchestra Camp 2019

Monday June 17th - Friday June 21st
1pm to 5pm at Trinity Church, Upperville
for intermediate and advanced students

  • Chamber music coaching sessions

  • Chamber Orchestra featuring music from the award winning movie, Bohemian Rhapsody

  • Soccer

Come for a week filled with great music, fun, and games! Concluding with a final concert on Friday June 21st at 4:00 pm. Hurry! Enrollment is limited- Registration deadline is June 5th !

Cost for the week is $300
Some financial assistance is available.

Register online at: piedmontmusic.org

Information or Questions?
Speak with your teacher or call 540-592-3040 or email: Piedmontmusic@aol.com

Creative Story Time with Music
Mon June 24 - Fri June 28
10:am-noon

Summer Picnics

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Mark your calendars - summer picnics at the Outdoor Sanctuary are coming soon.

Wednesday, June 12 - Outdoor Sanctuary Committee
Wednesday, August 7 - The Vestry
Wednesday, September 11 - Parish Life Committee

The hosts will provide the burgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers and drinks. Guests are asked to please contribute something to share. Suggestions include salad, dessert, side dishes.

Invite your friends and neighbors - this is a community event! Picnics will begin at 6 PM at the Council Ring, with fellowship for about an hour, followed by a service of Evening Prayer or Compline at the Outdoor Chapel.

Stable Tour Updates

May is here and we are off to the races with our 60th Anniversary. There is so much exciting news to tell you all.

First we want to thank our line up of farms for this year. If you haven’t already, head over to our farm list page and check them all out by CLICKING HERE.

This year we also have some exciting events lined up. Horses will run Saturday morning at the track, the Piedmont Foxhounds will visit our church, event and show jumping will be demonstrated at farms as well as ranch riding and a K-9 off leash show for tour goers.

For our anniversary our courtyard will be bustling with activities. We will have a Memorial Day Concert by the Cathedral Brass on Sunday, a petting zoo on Saturday and wildlife and animal rescue booths on display. Don’t forget the Thrift Shop will also be open all weekend.

Tickets are selling fast. If you know of friends and family who will want to attend, see Betsy in the office or go online to BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW.

We still need volunteers for the farms. It’s a great day to join with friends in raising funds for God’s mission of outreach. Sign up in Cox hall or see Jim Gemmer - or FILL OUT THIS FORM.

We are now taking orders for 60th anniversary celebration belts and dog collars and leashes. Order yours in the office now.

It’s going to be a glorious celebration!

We hope to see you all there.
Kat

Holy Week Art Exhibition Opening Night

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You are invited!

Walking the Way of Love: A Visual Prayer Journey

Opening Gallery Talk and Reception
The event begins Monday evening, April 15th at 7:00 pm with a reflection on the works by artist/collector Edward Kate Knippers. Introduction and comments provided by artist/curator Jerry L. Eisley. 

The exhibit includes 9 art installations/stations accompanied by interpretive text that will be placed throughout the sanctuary. The artworks are created by a wide range of artists and craftsmen with themes on the life of Christ and faith of the church.
Join us for a reception immediately following the talk, across the street at "The Bridge," Trinity's Gulick House at 9105 John S. Mosby Highway 20185. 

EXHIBITION: APRIL 15-20
Following our opening reception, the exhibit may be viewed Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, closing on Holy Saturday at noon. The visual prayer walk is available before and after Holy Week Services.: 
Monday through Wednesday at Noon
Maundy Thursday at 7:30 pm
Good Friday at Noon and 7:30 pm 

Hunt Country Stable Tour Updates

Greetings from the Hunt Country Stable Tour Committee!

We are so excited to be near the 60th Anniversary of this event. Did you know that back in 1959 the first Stable Tour included four farms and a sneak preview of our current church sanctuary which was not in use until 1960?

Here we are as a congregation 60 years later and this wonderful community tradition is still a part of our fundraising effort for our Outreach work here at Trinity.

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This year promises to be one of the best tours to date. We have ten outstanding farms who promise beauty and excitement for our tour goers this May. How can you help you ask? Well, you can give to our patron campaign, it’s the seed money that allows us to advertise and plan for the weekend, and more importantly, the net proceeds generated by your initial contribution are 100% of our Outreach Budget. Just go visit https://trinityupperville.org/stable-tour-donate, or get a patron card from our church. It’s as simple as that.

Mark your calendar for May 25 and 26. Join a volunteer team at one of our farms! It is such a fun experience and you will form friendships with church members and other volunteers as you serve the Lord in a completely unique experience. Farms are beginning to fill so reserve your farm early.

Just visit https://trinityupperville.org/become-a-volunteer or contact Jim Gemmer at jimdgem@gmail.com. The church will also have sign up sheets in Cox Hall the Sunday after Easter.

Help with advertisement! Do you know a business that would buy a small ad in our booklet or sponsor our maps? Contact Kat Gemmer at gemmerkathryn@gmail.com or pick up advertising brochures and forms in the church office.

We look forward to hearing from you all!

In Christ,
Kat

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Spotlight on Easter Sunrise Service

The first of Trinity’s three Easter services will take place at 6 AM at the Outdoor Chapel.

Those wishing to make their way to the Outdoor Chapel together should plan to meet in the church parking lot at about 5:50 to walk to the Outdoor Sanctuary together with Ed. Please bring a flashlight as it will still be dark. If you are concerned about walking to the Outdoor Sanctuary, the Trinity van will be available to transport you to the service. The van will depart the church parking lot at 5:55 AM on Easter Sunday.

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Our worship service begins at the Council Ring where the fire will welcome worshippers, and our prayers begin. After we light the Paschal candle, the congregation will process to the cross for the rest of the worship, and hopefully will greet the rising sun. The service consists of readings, songs and a homily. Communion will be celebrated at the 8 AM and 10:30 AM services only.

Please invite your friends and neighbors to this service, as it is a great opportunity to encourage ecumenical community worship. Also, after the service has been concluded, please feel welcome to return to the council ring and linger by the fire for coffee, hot chocolate, juice, donuts and Easter fellowship.

He is Risen! He is Risen, Indeed! Alleluia!

Kairos Cookie Ministry

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It was traditional in many societies to clear our cupboards of foods made with butter, eggs and fat that would be given up during the Lenten season. However, may we offer an alternative suggestion, use those ingredients to make cookies. We don’t need them until April 7th but they can be made ahead of time and frozen.

Please make each cookie with prayer. These cookies help open hearts to repentance and forgiveness and an awareness of God’s vast love.

Bake any recipe you would like, but please keep in mind that if we are to take each and every cookie into the institution, we need to follow certain guidelines.

This means that specific ingredients cannot be used. When baking, please remember:

  • NO raisins or other dried fruit or coconut

  • NO toppings such as sugar, decorations or icing

  • NO candy such as M&Ms

  • NO nuts

  • YES to chocolate and butterscotch chips

  • COOL COOKIES completely before placing them in 1 quart zip lock bags

Cookies should be approximately 2 to 2 1/2 inches in size.

12 cookies per quart size ziplock bag
Please indicate the type of cookie on each bag
We need 100 dozen cookies so feel free to start baking now and put them in your freezer.

Questions? Please call Cheri Martin @ 540-837-1774

All cookies need to be here by Sunday, April 7th.

Hunt Country Stable Tour Updates

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Mark your Calendars!

This year, 2019, marks the 60th Anniversary of our treasured annual tradition - the Trinity Episcopal Church Hunt Country Stable Tour. It will be held on Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, May 25th and May 26th from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

As always, all proceeds go directly to the Outreach program here at Trinity, supporting various missions including S.O.M.E., Helping Haitian Angels, and Piedmont Child Care Center, to name a few.

This is an amazing congregation-wide event, with everyone in the parish participating. So mark your calendars and when the signup sheets go up in Cox Hall, pick out your favorite farm and spend a wonderful day visiting with guests and teaching them about the farm and Trinity Church. If you want to be part of this momentous event call Kat Gemmer at 540-338-7130 or email gemmerkathryn@gmail.com.

Join our celebration with your early commitment to support this historic Memorial Day tradition.

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Friday Night Lights

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Every Friday during Lent, beginning on March 8, the church will be lit from dusk until 9pm to welcome and invite passersby to end their week with reflection and prayer..

Parishioners have noticed that Trinity receives visitors when the Church is lit in the evening and we want to encourage those in our community as well as commuters from surrounding areas to stop by and experience our sacred space.

Clara Gerdes in Recital

Friday, March 22, 2019
7: 30 PM

Musicians and the general public alike have a special opportunity on March 22 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Upperville to hear an outstanding performer on an outstanding pipe organ. CLARA GERDES, the award-winning organist, will play works by Reubke, Hakim. Dupre and others. The program is designed to feature the talent of this exceptionally gifted virtuoso and to feature Trinity Church's recent tonal revision and regulation of the Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ.

The recital is free with a suggested donation of $10. Inquiries should be made to Dr. Steven Cooksey at scooksey@su.edu or to the chapter's web site at WAGO. org

Ms. Gerdes website is www.claragerdes.com

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Thrift Shop Update

Just want to continue to remind everyone that the Thrift Shop is always looking for new volunteers to help out with receiving and going through the donated items. Items in good shape can go onto the shelves/hangers and not so good items can be put out for recycling. You can go into the shop anytime you want, just ask Betsy for the code for the key to the front door.

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We also have openings on the Saturday selling teams. The schedule is on a rotational basis and we have teams that come in on Saturday mornings from 9:00am to noon. It’s fun and rewarding working in the shop. You get to visit with neighbors and visitors alike, and the proceeds from the shop help our less fortunate brothers and sisters in the neighborhood.

If you don’t know where the shop is located, it’s across the side street from the Upperville Post Office, right on route 50. So give Betsy a call in the church office (540)592-3343 and give it a try.