This week at Holy Trinity: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Manger Mania & Christmas Mart; tree-lighting at 7 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 10, Mass for the Second Sunday in Advent; coffee hour to follow; 6 p.m. Manger Mania Candlelight Dinner.
Sunday School/Youth Fellowship meets two Sundays monthly in St. Michael's Chapel. The next session will be in January 2024.
Activities include a children's chapel service, followed by snacks and age-appropriate activities for children and youth from pre-K through high school.
Here is the service leaflet for Dec. 3. Just click the "plus" sign to the right of the "Holy Trinity" tab at the top of the page to create a new tab so that you can toggle easily back and forth between the livestream and the leaflet.
The event starts at 11 a.m. in the Great Hall, and will feature a display of mangers as well as a "Christmas Mart," with handmade knitted items and treasures at bargain prices
Then, at 7 p.m., we move to the Plaza for the tree-lighting, carol singing and hot chocolate.
They’ll be given to Collingswood Special Services for older kids who might not be receiving any gifts this Christmas. Please place them in the box at the back of the church.
Scarves, Mittens, Hats and Warm Socks: Our collection of mittens, hats, gloves and warm socks has started. They will be given to a community organization for distribution to folks in our area who need them as winter sets in.
Deadline for both is Sunday, Dec. 17.
Please take a few moments to read through the information and prayerfully consider your 2024 commitment to Holy Trinity and its mission.
This year, we continued our tradition of the Altar of Plenty on the Sunday before Thanksgiving by decorating the altar with fresh fruits and vegetables.
We collected $400 for the Altar of Plenty, which allowed us to buy the produce and donate $150 more to the Oaklyn Community Food Pantry for distribution to the people it serves in time for Thanksgiving.
Carol Staszewski and her band of volunteers pulled off another miracle Saturday, Nov. 11, for our used-book sale and Grandma's Attic event, with more than $1,400 realized from the day's sales.
There were books, yarn and knitted goods, pictures, toys, puzzles, CDs, and glassware and jewelry; a "coffee table train" in the Plaza, as well as refreshments and a chance to buy some of Holy Trinity's famous church-made soup.
Hundreds of remaining books were donated to BookSmiles. Learn more about the wonderful work of this local nonprofit at BookSmiles.
The St. Francis Garden was an idea conceived by our late rector, Fr. Mark H. Chattin, after seeing one on a visit to a parish where he had once been the rector.
Several members of the parish, including vestry members Sue Verzella, Theresa Chattin, and Robert Staszewski; former vestry member Pat Penney and former senior warden Yvonne Bones, and Megan Woods, a graphic artist, were involved in the creation of the memorial garden.For more information, here is a link to the brochure.
As part of their mission and outreach efforts, Holy Trinity and residents of Premier Cadbury of Cherry Hill are reaching out to the “Upcycling Card Program” at St. John of God Community Services in Westville.
The creative citizens in the Vocational Rehabilitation/Adult Services group at St. John of God will remove the front of each card and create a new greeting card.
Boxes for the cards are on tables near the tower door at Holy Trinity.
Should you have any questions about this effort, call Craig Burgess at 856-667-2003 or see him at coffee hour after Sunday Mass.
The role of our Prayer Chain will be to regularly lift people whose health or other life struggles have been brought to our attention in prayer.
The group plans to meet regularly, via telephone conference line, to ensure that lists are kept up-to-date and to share their experiences with prayer.
We all know the profound effect prayer can have on our own lives and on the lives of those for whom we pray.
If you would like to be part of this newly forming at-home ministry, please speak to or email Theresa Chattin at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Charlotte Sink in the church office at 856-858-0491.
Saturday, Dec. 9: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Manger Mania & Christmas Mart; tree-lighting at 7 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 10: 9 a.m., Mass for the Second Sunday in Advent; coffee hour follows; 6 p.m. Manger Mania Candlelight Dinner.
Sunday, Dec. 17: 9 a.m., Mass for the Third Sunday in Advent; coffee hour to follow; 1 p.m., indoor Christmas decorating.
Friday, Dec. 22: (time to be announced): Poinsettias and final touches.
Sunday, Dec. 24: Mass for the Last Sunday in Advent; coffee hour follows. (See above for Christmas Mass information).
There are many Sundays available for you to remember your loved ones with flowers.
Contact Charlotte Sink at the church office. The cost is $45.
Our annual Boscov's event Oct. 18 raised $220.
A $5 shopping pass from the department-store chain entitled shoppers to a 25 pct. discount that benefited area nonprofits including Holy Trinity,
Thanks to Charlotte Sink and Karen Sobota.
Please don't forget to keep up with your pledge. Bills still need to be paid. You can give electronically. Use the holiday season to help us meet our financial obligations and help us grow.
Help us close out our Manger Mania Weekend with a very special Christmas candlelight dinner Dec. 10 at 6 p.m.
We’ll celebrate the season amid the lights and decorations of our beautiful Manger Mania display.
Reservations are requested. We’re asking a $10 per person donation to cover the cost of the glazed ham dinner.
Please call or email the church (856-858-0491 or email@example.com) by Dec. 6.
Financial donations to offset the costs of this effort are always welcome, whether by mail, in the plate, or through Vanco.
Holy Trinity's mission is to be a welcoming faith community that celebrates God's presence and activity through worship, education, and fellowship, and by seeking and serving Christ in all persons.
Our worship at Holy Trinity centers on weekly celebrations of the presence of Christ in the Holy Eucharist.
These are the central component of our lives in faith.
The number 856-861-3864 – PIN 924 821.
We also will be working with the Oaklyn Community Pantry, which operates from the Oaklyn Baptist Church on on East Bettlewood Avenue.
Check the Oaklyn website for information. More information soon for the First United Methodist site.
If you have gently used jewelry, Christmas decorations, winter décor, or other pretty items that would make nice Christmas gifts, please be sure to get them to the church as soon as possible.
Call Charlotte in the office if you need to arrange a time for drop-off.
And don't forget, we are always collecting items for our yard sales during the year, so if you miss the Christmas Mart, don't despair.
Holy Trinity Church is a parish of the Diocese of New Jersey, the second-oldest in the Episcopal Church, founded in 1785.
The Rt. Rev. Dr. Sally French, the XIII Bishop of the Diocese of New Jersey, was elected in 2023.
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral is at 801 W. State Street in Trenton.
Holy Trinity and the Diocese of New Jersey are part of the Episcopal Church, founded in 1789, and headquartered in New York. The church has 6,423 parishes in nine provinces in the United States and elsewhere.
The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, elected in 2015, is the 27th presiding bishop and primate of the church.
The Episcopal Church is one of 165 members of the worldwide Anglican Communion, founded in 1867 in London, England.
The communion has 85 million members within the Church of England and other national and regional churches in full communion.
The Most Rev. Justin Welby, the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury, is the spiritual head of the Communion, comprising churches founded by the Church of England.