July 11, 2021
Sharing Christ's love and grace in a vibrant community whose joyful spirit empowers people to do God's work.

The Blessing of the Labyrinth

On Saturday, July 10th at 10am, Bishop Goff will be with us to celebrate the Eucharist, bless our labyrinth, and commission the labyrinth ministry.

A light reception will follow afterwards so dress accordingly and bring a lawn chair.

This event will also be streamed via Facebook Live.



Cafe Trinity Opens July 11th!

Mark your calendars: Café Trinity comes back on July 11th!

Join us Sundays from 8:00 - 10:30am in Barber Hall for a nice cup of coffee and great conversations!

(Yes, there will be slight modifications for Covid precautions, but don't let that stop you from having a good time. )





Early Service: Rite I

Every Sunday, the early service will now be Rite I.


Youth Mission Camp 2021

Youth Mission Camp was a success! Special thanks to Sam and Hecti for their ministry!





Tuesday Night Outreach Group

We just wanted to stop and take a moment to thank all those who hold Tuesday Night Outreach as part of their ministry. Words cannot express the work that's being done there to help aid and serve our community.


Worship Updates

  • All worship services are now indoors.
  • Masks are encouraged.
  • We have flexible seating available. We are reserving the back rows for people who still want to maintain physical distance.

For general inquiries, you can contact Trinity at: 540-373-2996 or parish@trinity-fredericksburg.org.



Grief Support Group


On Monday, July 19th, Trinity’s Monthly Grief Support Group will meet in the Lounge from 10:30 AM -noon. 

The journey through grief can take you down unexpected paths, often filled with twists and turns. Meeting others on a similar journey can bring comfort and support. 

For more information contact Randall Clingenpeel (540-207-0600) and/or Ruth Brancolini (540-898-0689).

Items for the Newsletter

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All items for the Trinity newsletter need to be submitted by Tuesday at 5:00pm. Please send all newsletter items to: news@trinity-fredericksburg.org.

Vacation Bible School – Trinity VBS will be “Changing the World with Lovingkindness.” We will meet online Monday, July 19th through Thursday, July 22nd via Zoom from 10-11:30am. Our in-person family craft, game, and activity event will be on Friday, July 23rd from 10-11:30am on the church lawn.

There will be a drive-by event to pick up some needed materials will be 11:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday, July 17th. Materials may also be picked up after the 10:30am service on Sunday, July 18th.

Please email Sam Burton at sburton@trinity-fredericksburg.org if you would like your children to participate so enough materials will be produced for everyone and so that you will get the information to log into the online meetings. Anyone interested in helping with VBS, please contact Sam Burton.

Pastoral Emergencies

If you have a pastoral emergency such as an accident, serious illness, hospitalization, or death and need to speak to the clergy immediately, please call: 540-623-4802.

For general inquiries, you can contact Trinity at: 540-373-2996 or parish@trinity-fredericksburg.org.


 Book Review
from The Task Force to Dismantle Racism

Nice Racism: How Progressive White People Perpetuate Racial Harm
by Robin DiAngelo, pgs. 224, Beacon Press, June 29, 2021

In her new hard-hitting book Robin DiAngelo continues where her book, White Fragility, left off and explains how white progressives can cause the most daily harm to people of color. She writes directly to white people and reveals how well-meaning white people unknowingly perpetuate racial harm often while trying to prove they are not racist and through other patterns of behavior. DiAngelo draws on her background as a sociologist and her many years as an anti-racist educator to inform the reader. She personalizes the narrative by relating events from her own life experiences. This book is an essential read for white people who recognize systemic racism and want to reconcile their values with their actions.
The Task Force to Dismantle Racism is Transitioning!

Now that an action plan has been presented to Trinity leadership, the “task” of the Task Force has been completed and the new mission is to implement the plan. To see the action plan, click here.

Needless to say, the work of dismantling systemic racism continues.The transitioning of the Task Force includes a new title: “The Committee for Racial Healing (CFRH).” Our vision and mission statements remain the same as for the Task Force. See them by clicking here.

Specific steps in the action plan are in the areas of education outreach and mobilization. The mobilization includes the forming of a new History Team to research Trinity, Fredericksburg, Virginia, and the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia for complicity in systemic racism and efforts to dismantle it.

If you are interested in helping with the important work of the CFRH, please email Jean Hunt at dehunt14@msn.com.
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Feeding School Children

Trinity still needs a few volunteers to help feed school children at an apartment complex this summer in the City of Fredericksburg, as we and other Micah churches assist the city school system. The volunteering will occur weekdays from approximately 11am - 1pm, usually a little less time that. 

It is a very rewarding experience getting to provide food for children in need, visiting with families, and with our fellow Trinity workers. This is a wonderful example of "walking ministry" where we can interact with the community.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Wednesday, July 7th


Thursday, July 8th


Friday, July 9th


Saturday, July 10th
10:00 am Bishop Goff's visit for The Blessing of the Labyrinth
8:00 am Brotherhood of St. Andrew (BH and Zoom)

Sunday, July 11th
The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
8:30 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I

Monday, July 12th


Tuesday, July 13th
10:00 am Staff meeting online
Wednesday, July 14th


Thursday, July 15th


Friday, July 15th



Saturday, July 17th
8:00 am Brotherhood of St. Andrew (BH and Zoom)

Sunday, July 18th
The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
8:30 am Holy Eucharist

Monday, July 19th
10:30 am - Noon Grief Support Group (in the Lounge)


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Saturday, July 24th
8:00 am Brotherhood of St. Andrews (BH and Zoom)
Links
(540) 373-2996