Holy Trinity
Parish eNews
September 2019
Good September to You All!

It's that time of year when we are evaluating how this year is going and what we are planning for next year. The biggest piece to help plan for next year is completing Pledging Season ( I hear those groans).

Let me say this: thank you to all of you who give of your time, your talents and your treasure. Without you, things would look quite different.
So, again, thank you.

Just like last year, I promise no beg-a-thons; we're all adults here and so I will assume that you know that churches require finances, time and skills to operate. I also assume you know ( with zero guilt intended) that being an active member of Holy Trinity means pledging is a part of the program.
As a part of being active, we budget the time we are able to serve, what gifts and talents we have and can share, as well as how much of our finances that we wish to contribute to this parish.

Some of you ( like me) come from an Evangelical background that makes this whole "pledging" thing seem odd or silly. I can tell you from a pastoral perspective (having been in both the Evangelical and Episcopal worlds) that it is helpful for planning purposes.

We, currently, have a budget of around $270,000.

This is allocated into areas like:
  • Compensation
  • Office and Janitorial Expenses
  • Worship and Outreach Ministries
  • Diocesan Expenses
  • Capital Expenses.

The Vestry would like to plan and make an honest budget for this next year.
In order to achieve this, we will start our pledging season on Sunday September 29th and will conclude on November 3rd. Please come pick up your pledge cards on the 29th ( and attend our All Parish Meeting at 9:30 to hear about the exciting things happening here) so that plans can be made.

Thank you,


On Sunday, September 29th, we will have an All Parish Meeting in the sanctuary. It will start at 9:35
(we will not have a forum that day) and go until approximately 10:20.

We will review the Vestry Goals and talk about how we are currently doing. Please come join us and hear about the exciting things happening at Holy Trinity.

The Adult Forum series during Eastertide on Jung and Christianity was well received, with a unanimous desire to continue the discussion in September. The exact subject matter, however, was left undecided, so during our initial meeting on Sep 15 we will review the many options and make a choice. The series will continue to be moderated by the Rev. Dr. David Davidson-Methot, priest and Jungian analytical psychologist.

…Wait, there’s more!
In the meantime, those interested in continuing (or joining) the Fall discussion might want to consider which topic they’d like to dive into. Options include:

Jung on Eastern Religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, etc)
Jung on Jewish Mysticism (Kabbalah)
The Divine Feminine (based on early mythology, such as “Gaia” – “Earth Mother”)
… Note these three above would continue the pattern of viewing a portion of a DVD lecture on the topic and then discussing it in the Forum .

The “Masculine” and “Feminine” archetypes (Animus and Anima, respectively) in Jungian thought and their mythological and artistic expression.
Notion of the “Hero” archetype ( J. Campbell’s “The Hero with a Thousand Faces”)
Further exploration of the “Numinous” (profound religious experiences) and how these impact “regular folks” like us (may include reading and discussing Rudolph Otto’s “The Idea of the Holy” which strongly influenced Jung)
The list could go on, but you get the idea!

… But wait, there’s more!
Some folks felt that the time constraints, squeezing in between both services, choir people having to leave so early, etc., proved frustrating. So, another option ( in addition to, rather than instead of ) is to form a study group that would meet outside of Sunday morning, allowing much more time for discussion and reflection, likely involving reading and discussing together one of the many books shared at the last Adult Forum (on June 2). If you would be interested in participating in such a study group, look for “Foothill Friends of Jung” on Meetup.com and sign up.
Parish News and Events

New Mid-Week
Bible Study

We will start a new study on Wednesday the 25th
and will look into The Letters of John.
We will meet at 7 PM at the home of Matt and Summer Reynolds.
If you have questions about directions,
please call Summer at 281.382.4207

Morning Prayer Services have started back up
Please join us every Wednesday Morning at 7:30

Vestry and Convention Delegate Nominations

It's that time of year again for nominations for our three Vestry spots
our 5 spots for the Convention Delegates
for next year's November Diocesan Convention.
You have been invited to join Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Meal Packaging Event, in the movement to end hunger by the year 2030.
One box of nutritious meals will sustain one child for a full school year. Our goal is to support 66 children by donating $75 for each box, then we will come together on 9/21/19 from 9:30 to 12:00 (with a lunch following) and pack the food. Please join us and be generous!

When: September 21, 2019
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: Seaman's Lodge Pioneer Park
423 Nimrod Street
Nevada City, CA 95959

To register for this event and/or to make a donation to meet
Holy Trinity's goal of supporting 66 children during
this meal packing event, please visit our event website:
THIS SUNDAY! - 9/8/19
Holy Trinity's 8th Annual
Rich DeGiorgis Memorial
Chili Challenge


Note: There will be only 1 service
at 10:00 this day!

Judges & participants needed! 
To participate, just cook up your best pot of chili
& bring it to the church. There'll be a place to
plug in a crock pot while in the service. 
Judges can just show up to have some of the best chili in the county! There aren’t many rules. You can use beans, but you don't have to, just make what you want & bring it!

No cost to enter or to taste!
but you have pay to vote for your favorite batch.
The person who earns the most votes ($) wins the prized trophy!   Winner gets the perpetual trophy for the year!
Hot dogs can also be purchased, so you can make up a chili dog. Yum, yum! It’s heaps of fun and all money made will go to Holy Trinity Church for upkeep.
 If you want to put your name down for the cook-off or if you can lend a hand in any way, contact
Kay Walker at (530)272-7876 or walker3gv@gmail.com ,
or you call the church office at (530)265-8836


9/08 - The Rich DeGiorgis Chili Challenge *Only 1 Service at 10:00 am*
9/21 - Rise Against Hunger - Food Packing Event
9/25 - Bible Study Starts - The Letters of John
9/29 - All Parish Meeting
10/6 - Blessing of the Animals
12/4 - Advent Dinner

Tuesday Night Dinners
in the Park
We welcome any new food providers or food servers.  Everyone is welcome! You don't need to attend Holy Trinity to help serve! We will still be serving at 5 pm on every other Tuesday. Please call me any time: (Carol Fegté, 530 432-0659) to add your name to our email list.

At Utah's Place
If you can provide store-bought dessert or muffins, or if you can volunteer to help serve dinner or be a drinks-server, please let me know. We are still in need of servers for the dinner at Utah's Place in the future. You don’t have to help every time, but if you are interested in helping sometime, please call me so I can add you to the list of potential volunteers

A New Idea
If your life is a bit too busy to prepare food for our homeless neighbors, perhaps you might make a contribution instead. It will go directly towards buying these certificates. You can put a check in the offering plate marked "lunch certificates." 

Upcoming Service Opportunities:
Sunday September 8, Dinner at Utah's Place
Tuesdays, September 10 and 24, at Pioneer Park

Thank you for all you do for those less fortunate people in our community!
You can always call or email me with any questions, suggestions or whatever!

Gratefully , Carol Fegté (432-0659) or   cfegte@yahoo.com

Rejoice Yoga

Christian Yoga at Holy Trinity

Be centered, nurturing body, mind and spirit while increasing your balance, flexibility and strength with gentle yoga and Christian meditations.   

Mondays - 5:30 PM
right here at Holy Trinity Church, in the sanctuary

Sacred Sunday
Restorative Yoga with Meditation
July 21st at 4:00 PM
Harmony Fitness Studio
Questions? Contact Paula at (530)274-9839 or rejoiceyoga@yahoo.com
Holy Trinity Outreach Ministries
TUESDAY NIGHT DINNER:  Our upcoming dinners for the homeless will be September 10th and the 24th, at 5:00PM at Pioneer Park.  Sign up by contacting Carol Fegté ( 432-0659 or  cfegte@yahoo.com ) to bring food and/or serve. You can bring food to the church between 4-4:30pm on Tuesdays.

HOSPITALITY HOUSE:  Our next dinner is Sunday,September 8th at Utah’s Place. Sign up by contacting Carol Fegté ( 432-0659 or  cfegte@yahoo.com) to serve or bring breakfast foods and dessert. (Nothing homemade is allowed. Must be store bought and sealed.) You may also contribute by writing a check to ‘HolyTrinity Church’ and in the lower left-hand corner write, "Outreach Ministries."
MEDICAL SUPPLIES :  Just a reminder, we have the following available for your needs: walkers, wheel chairs, crutches, toilet risers, porta potties, shower benches, glucose tester, lancets, and various braces.

FOOD CLOSET: We continue to collect canned & nonperishable foods each Sunday. They are for the food closet at the Nevada City Methodist.  
PASTORAL CARE:   The well-being of our members and friends is very important to us. If you are homebound or in the hospital or nursing home and unable to attend church, please call the office so that we can visit you, add you to our prayer list and arrange a Lay Eucharistic Visitor to bring you Communion.  

RIDES TO CHURCH:  If you are physically able to attend Sunday Services but are in need of transportation, or if you are able to bring a fellow parishioner to church on Sunday morning, please contact the church office Monday or Friday between 11:00 A-4:00 PM - (530)265-8836
Milestones & Prayers
September Birthdays:
9/3 - Deborah Dornbush, Bruce McDowell
9/14 - Anne Calloway
9/15 - Patricia Unger
9/16 - Anne King
9/17 - Maryke Williams
9/19 - Paricia Moisey, Phil Reinheimer
9/20 - Ron Dunant, Richard Fay
9/21 - Aelene Oslin
9/23 - Lisa Curry, Alex Fultz,
Scott Gillette, Jean Hoy,
9/24 - Lenore Teuber
9/25 - Dianne Atkins
9/26 - Marianne Curry
9/27 - Linda Hamer

September Anniversaries:
9/1 - Gordon & Liz Hollinger
9/2 - Albert & Leanne Jacobson
9/3 - Paula & Stuart Campbell
9/9 - David & Sally Denkers
9/16 - Roland & Lenore Teuber
9/24 - Andre & Lou Lubarski
9/26 - John & Margie Carr,
Al & Sally Jones
9/28 - Bob & Betty Larimer

Prayers for the departed :
Maxine Davidson, April Reese, Si Reedy, Georgina Wasley, Rachael Pool, Robert Brehm, Sue Mullins, Dave Lafferty, Dorcas Wheaton, and those whom we love but see no longer. 
Requests for Prayers:

Members :
Pam Bergthold, John Azevedo, Tom Ewart, Nan Curry, Karolyn McElwain, Scott Gillette, Gordon Mulay, Rainey & Ron Spiller, Brian Seymour, Doris Schafferzick, Hank Acker

Friends & Family:
Deena Munro, Afton Wasley, Linda Menge, Betsy Allen, Peter Phelps, Roy Brooks, Morgan Mullins, Dave Schafferzick, Louis Ceci , Lucie Thomas, Wanda Perez, Laura Litchfield, Woo Seymor, Mason Clingan, Melinda Day, Margaret Lugineill, Don Larimer, Morgan Mullins, Dave Schafferzick, David Maderios, Louis Ceci, Luci Thomas, Wanda Perez, Mark Soth, Laura Litchfiled, Melinda Day, Margaret Lugineill, Don Larimer, Kelly Cherry, J enny Gaillarde,  Brian & Denise Seymor, Mason Clingan, Leslie Willey, Jessica Fairclough, Emmitt Youngman and parents, Sarah & Rob Youngman, Jason Adams, Mckenzie Hild, Woo Seymour,
OFFICE HOURS:  Mondays and Fridays from 11:00 AM -4:00 PM.

THE eNEWSLETTER is generally published monthly, the first Friday of the month. All are invited to send announcements, articles, & suggestions to the church office: trinitynevadacity@gmail.com . Articles need to be approved and received no later than the 15th of each month for the upcoming publication.
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UGANDA MISSION WEBSITE:   www.kellermannfoundation.org
Many thanks to all of the wonderful service volunteers who work together every week to make beautiful things happen at
Holy Trinity Nevada City!
Attention Lectors! Have trouble pronouncing Bible words? Here's an online guide for pronouncing Biblical words:
The readings for each Sunday can be found at (Revised Common Lectionary – RCL): http://lectionarypage.net/
Clergy & Staff
Rector:  The Revd   Bradley Helmuth                        559-3874               bhelmuth1969@hotmail.com
Associate Priest:  The Revd Canon Mary Hauck      432-2557               canonhauck@gmail.com
Associate Priest:  The Revd Phil Reinheimer            432-3873               p_rev@sbcglobal.net
Organist:  Tina Spriggs                                               913-1550               spriggs@nccn.net
Choir Director:  Stan Thomas-Rose                           273-4904               cedarose@theunion.net
Youth Pastor:  Ben Mills                                             477-7568               bmills@gvsd.us
Parish Secretary and Nursery:   Paula DeGiorgis     274-9839               wildbugs@gmail.com
Groundskeeper:   David Denkers                               446-6231               denkers3@hotmail.com
Kristie Garcia, Sr Warden          (530) 713-0739         toddandkristie@att.net
Ken Tadman, Jr Warden            (530) 913-6832         knctadpole@gmail.com
Sarah Woerner, Clerk                (530)913-9770          drsarah@jps.net
Lee Adams, Treasurer               ( 916)709-6880     hangman@jps.net
Tom Ewart                                 (530)265-3886           twewart@gmail.com
Midge Gallagher                        (530)265-2480           1midgeg@gmail.com
John Griffin                                (530)265-2081           jhgriffin0924@sbcglobal.net
Andy Moisey                              (530)432-8495           abm6468@gmail.com
Kay Walker                                (530)272-7876           walker3gv@gmail.com
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
202 High St, Nevada City, CA 95959
Phone:(530) 265-8836
Fax: (530) 265-8837