839 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, N.J. 08108

856-858-0491 / holytrinity1@verizon.net

The Rev. Mark H. Chattin, Rector

OUR COMMUNITY

He will not forget your work and the love you have shown

The Pancakes Weren't Virtual

We confess that, while Rob Staszewski and Jim Curran were the chefs for this year's takeaway Shrove Tuesday pancake supper, the photo was taken in 2020, before you-know-what appeared.

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Feeding First Responders

Father Chattin and parishioners drop off lunch to firefighters and emergency medical technicians at the Collingswood Fire Department, part of Holy Trinity's continuing efforts to support first responders during the pandemic.

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Vestry Meeting

The Vestry will meet Thursday, June 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Hall. Pandemic protocols will be observed.

IHOC

Holy Trinity supports the Interfaith Homeless Outreach Council, which works to address the needs of the homeless men in Camden County.

IHOC aims not just to temporarily alleviate the suffering of the homeless, but rather to change their lives and get them off the streets for good.

Read the latest newsletter here.

Seafarers Need Our Help

The Seamen's Church Institute in Philadelphia continues to reach out to seafarers, using safe-distancing practices.

During the pandemic, many of these men are working beyond the expiration of their contracts with no idea when they will get home. We assembled ditty bags of toiletries for the seafarers during October, for distribution during Christmas, but our help is needed throughout the year.

If you would like to donate funds to support the Institute's outreach, you can do so here.

The mission of the Seamen’s Church Institute of Philadelphia and South Jersey is to proactively serve without prejudice the human needs of seafarers and the maritime community of the Delaware River. Ninety percent of the goods and produce we enjoy come into our area on cargo ships. We reach out to their crews at 30 terminals on both sides of the river, serving seafarers of all faiths and nationalities.

Pandemic Is Taking
A Financial Toll

As you can imagine, Holy Trinity was significantly affected financially by the panademic during 2020, and the situation is continuing into 2021 as we await mass vaccinations.

Because of your typical generosity, our weekly offerings have been stable.

Thanks for your faithfulness in sending your envelopes by mail to the church office, or using our online giving option, which is available here.

For more information on why giving to Holy Trinity Church is so important, and how to do so, please go here.

If you would like to make a donation to the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, you can do it here.

Collingswood
Food Pantry

We have resumed accepting donations for the Collingwood Food Pantry.

We’ll place the collection bin outside during our 8:30 a.m. outdoor Eucharist.

Please contact the church office to arrange a time to drop off your contributions if you’re not able to do so on Sunday mornings.

Check the pantry's Facebook page for updates.

We are laundry detergent in May, but any donations are welcome.

Despite the pandemic, Urban Promise continues to equip Camden's children and young adults with the skills necessary for academic achievement, life management, spiritual growth, and Christian leadership. Please continue to support its work.

Reaching Out

The parish has delivered lunch to the Collingswood Fire Department and Police Departments several times during the pandemic, and will do so this Tuesday, May 25.

The Rotary Club has been participating in this effort with us.

Volunteers help deliver the meals. Check the website for the dates.

We welcome contributions to offset the cost. Please send donations marked “Feeding First Responders.” Thanks to all who have contributed, and if you would like to help, be at Holy Trinity at 11:30 a.m. May 25.

Compassion

Give gifts that make an impact on children in poverty. For example, a $100 gift of goats means a family can have milk, which they can both consume and sell to earn money for other necessities.