March 12, 2019

The 150th Anniversary Celebration Continues

The 150th Anniversary of Trinity will began with the Unity Service of Celebration on Sunday, October 14th 2018. We chose this date because it is close to our actual groundbreaking for the original church on Franklin Street which took place in October, 1868.

There are some fantastic pictures, both past and present, posted pictures on the bulletin board in the Narthex.  A timeline is beginning to form in Fellowship Hall. Watch it grow through the year. We will also have wonderful scrapbooks of our early church days out for you to look through during the brunch. Please take time to look at these artifacts. We were blessed by the diligent research of Janet Dayhoff and Dottie Cochrane. Their tireless work, attention to detail, and the formation of the Heritage Room provide us with a wealth of information from our past.

JUNE:  June is the traditional wedding month and so it will be the focus of our 150th anniversary celebration on June 30th. Bring in your wedding pictures and come celebrate with us as we highlight marriage at the service and have an old-fashioned wedding reception in Fellowship Hall following the service. We will be displaying pictures from weddings held at Trinity and would also like to display other memorabilia – cake toppers, veils, gowns, gloves, etc. from weddings in general throughout history. Please bring your item in for our display by June 20th. Please make sure items are marked well so they are returned to you.

JULY: Christmas in July will be our focus.  One of the goals of our Anniversary is to do an outreach program and we have chosen Operation Christmas Child.  Our goal is 150 boxes.  Watch for more information and the list of items to be included very soon.

AUGUST:  August 25, 2019.  A FESTIVE LITURGY CLELBRATING OUR 150THANNIVERSARY DAY.  This is celebrated on the Sunday closest to the actual signing of the charter on August 26, 1869. We will also highlight our Christian Education History that day.

SEPTEMBER:  Genealogy will be the highlight of this month.  Learn how to trace your history.   We will also have records from our archives for members to examine.  Watch for more specific details about this informative and exciting opportunity to learn how to trace your family history.

OCTOBER:  The concluding event of our year-long celebration will be on October 13, 2019with Bishop Gohl as guest preacher.  We will also have a choir reunion with a choir made up of anyone who sang in one of our past choirs singing that day.  All choir members- Cherub, Junior, Young Peoples and Senior choirs are invited to come and sing.  We will also have a celebration meal together that day.

Please watch for more details about each event as we get closer to that event in our Newsletter, Mini messenger and on our website.  All are welcome to help with the upcoming celebrations.  We meet the second Tuesday of each month at 7 PM in Memorial Hall.  We would love for all to help as we “CELEBRATE OUR PAST AND EMBRACE OUR FUTURE”


Jottings from Yesterday…

Did You Know?  Bulletins were not used until 1941. Dr. Ard began them during his first year at Trinity. Before that, the hymn boards would display the hymns sung each Sunday. The hymnals were handed out by the ushers and collected at the end of the service. They placed them on a table in the Narthex.


The Anniversary Committee meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7pm
in Memorial Hall. Come join us! The next meeting is Tuesday, June 11th.

Contact Carol Brashears at 301-992-5016
or for more info.