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Binghamton, NY 13905

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Trinity Times

Here you can find selected material from issues of Trinity Memorial Church's monthly newsletter, the Trinity Times

Trinity Times

 

Selected articles from Trinity Memorial's newsletter "The Trinity Times" can be found here:

January 2018

Upcoming Musical Events

Sunday, January 7 at 4:00 pm - Epiphany Lessons and Carols with the Trinity Choir and Trinity RingersRead more.

Other Events and Activities

Trinity Forums: Confronting Climate Change.  Read more.

January 21st, Peter Knuepfer, professor of geology and environmental studies at Binghamton University will address flooding in this era of climate change.

Annual Bowling Event: Sunday January 14th from 4 to 6 pm at Laurel Lanes in Binghamton.  Read more.

Trinity Lunchers: January 15th at noon at The Spot Restaurant features Patricia Donohue will speak on the life of Emily DIckinson based on scenes from the play "The Belle of Amherst."  Read more.

Annual Parish Meeting, Sunday, January 28, 2018 - please note special schedule for this Sunday (Read more).

9:00 am - one service of Holy Eucharist with music

10:30 am Annual Parish Meeting and election of Vestry, Warden and Nominating Commission.  Read more.

11:00 am Parish Brunch

Please pray for the family and friends of Bill Gonz who died December 10, 2017.

We give thanks to those who are stepping back from formal leadership positions in our congregation:
     Gary Muehlbauer, retiring as Treasurer and Deena Dement, retiring from the Vestry;
     Connie Alexander and Robin Fellows retiring from the Nominating Commission.

Christmas packages for our Canteen guests.   Read more.

Trinity History Update - authors needed to participate in this worthwhile project.  Read more.

Please pray for the family and friends of Bill Gonz who died December 10, 2017.

We give thanks to those who are stepping back from formal leadership positions in our congregation:
     Gary Muehlbauer, retiring as Treasurer and Deena Dement, retiring from the Vestry;
     Connie Alexander and Robin Fellows retiring from the Nominating Commission.

Christmas packages for our Canteen guests.   Read more.

Trinity History Update - authors needed to participate in this worthwhile project.  Read more.

Review of December's Exciting Activities - many photos

Companions Lunch - December 5.  Read more.

Volunteer Recognition Lunch - December 6.  Read more.

Breakfast with St. Nick - December 7.  Read more.

December's Music Remembered (Trinity Ringers (Dec 1) and Cayuga Vocal Ensemble (Dec 10).  Read more.

Decorating Our Sanctuary for Christmas.  Read more.

Hoyt Room and Common Room Shine for Christmas.  Read more.

Christmas Eve.  Read more.

February 2018

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, February 14, 7:00 am Ashes to Go – 

Barb Manzo and Jeff Fellows will offer Ashes to Go to on Main Street, corner Oak Street.

 

Wednesday, February 14, 7:00 pm Ash Wednesday Service: Holy Eucharist with music, sermon

Upcoming Musical Events

Friday, February 2, 7:30 pm: Unplug and unwind in the peace of CandleChant presented by the women of the Trinity Choir.  Their chant of the Scriptures and prayers of the close-of-the-day worship of Compline, along with Motets sung in parts, all offered in our candle-lit Sanctuary, will help settle you into a peaceful evening.   

 

Sunday, February 11, 4:00 pm: Trinity Choir sings Evensong for the Feast of the Transfiguration.  Composers include:  Ayleward, Farrant, Martin and Purcell.

Looking ahead – save these dates:

 

Saturday, February 10, 3:00 pm at United Presbyterian Church, Chenango Street, Binghamton: do you love to sing Handel’s Messiah (Part I)?  You are invited to come and join the members of Binghamton’s Madrigal Choir, of whom several are also congregants at Trinity Memorial and members of the Trinity Choir, and Community Symphony for the third annual Sing Along Masterwork Program.  Bring your score if you have one or pick one up at the door. Our own Dr. Bruce Borton, Artistic Director, will be conducting. 

 

Friday, March 2, 7:30 pm: Early On Ensemble – **Unfortunately, this event is CANCELLED due to the impending storm.**

 

Sunday, March 18, 7:00 pm: Mozart Festival: the Trinity Choir sings Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Piano Soloist, Andrew Gordon, performs.

Other Events and Activities

Trinity Forums: 

February 4: “Race and the Church” series: Phyllis Amenda will speak on the Episcopal Church and the Civil Rights Movement.

 

February 11: “Environment” series: Prof. Cliff Davidson from Syracuse University will discuss: "Glaciers and Climate Change: The Arctic"

February 18: “Race and the Church” series: Brenda James, a singer and speaker from Binghamton, offering "On Many Sides," a program addressing the series’ theme through poetry and dance.

 

February 25: “Race and the Church” series: Professor Anne Bailey of Binghamton University will provide an historical overview on issues of race within the church.

 

Looking ahead: in March, Glenn will be offering a three-part Lenten series on the Early Church:  "What was the 'early' church?' (March 4th); "Misperceptions about the early church" (March 11th); and "Surprising facts about the early church"(March 18th). Please plan to attend.

 

The Trinity Forum meets Sundays, at 11:30 am in the Common Room. Presentations and discussions  typically last one hour.

The following event is cancelled.  Joe Card, our originally scheduled speaker will confirm with coordinator, Fred Alexander on a future date to give his presentation on “Lincoln, the Politician”.

The Trinity Lunchers will meet on Monday, February 19 at noon for a Dutch Treat lunch at The Spot Restaurant, Upper Front Street, Binghamton.

Our guest speaker will be Joe Card, who will present his latest gem, “Lincoln the Politician”.  Joe’s presentation will cover Lincoln’s political career from 1832 up to his elections as President in 1860 and 1864.

If you’ve heard Joe before, prepare to be mesmerized by his depth of knowledge and historic recall.

St Patrick's Day Parade will be March 3.  Consider participation - the sign-up sheet is in the Hoyt Room on the kiosk.  Read more.

Delegates to Diocesan Convention the year are Edward “Teddy” Aribisala and Sandra Michael,  joined by Daniel Aribisala as our Youth Delegate.

Pickle Ball, Tuesday, February 13 at 7pm in our Gym:  Some people have expressed interest in playing Pickle ball  in our gym.  No experience necessary as we will all learn together. Sign up sheet will be on the Kiosk.  Easy to learn and great fun.  Come give it a try. Please see Cynthia Evans if you have questions.

 

Pictures Welcomed: While many of our photos come from choir members, we would welcome pictures from others from a different perspective for worship services, concerts, etc. – please see Rayleen Kie, call cell: 607-677-5085, or email me at: caring.tmc@gmail.com.  You can even use my cell phone to take the pictures. 

We have new Security Cameras.  Read more.

Evolution Sunday: Trinity Memorial Church is among several hundred churches across the country and around the world currently scheduled to participate in 2018.  Trinity Memorial parishioner Dr. Sandra D. Michael will deliver the sermon at both services on Sunday, February 4.  Read more.

March 2018
Holy Week Schedule

Palm/Passion Sunday, March 25th, 8 & 10 am Liturgy of the Palms & Holy Eucharist.

 

Maundy Thursday, March 29, 7 pm Holy Eucharist, Stripping of Altar, Missa Brevis by Zoltan Kodaly sung by the Trinity Choir.

 

Good Friday, March 30, 7 pm Good Friday Liturgy (a special offering is taken for the Church in Jerusalem).

 

Holy Saturday, March 31 - No services at Trinity, please attend the 7:30 pm GREAT VIGIL of EASTER
             District-wide service at Christ Church, 10 Henry St, Binghamton.

Easter Day, April 1,

8 am Lighting of Paschal Candle and Holy Eucharist with organ & hymns
10 am Festive Choral Eucharist
Easter Egg Hunt following the 10 am service

Easter Memorial Flowers - envelopes for memorials available in bulletins until deadline on March 25th - Read more.

Other Activities

Trinity St. Patrick's Day Parade Schedule: Saturday, March 3:

 

12:30 pm Parade Meet on Henry St., Binghamton, at the NYSEG Stadium parking lot
1:30 pm St. Patrick's Day Parade
2:30 pm The Green Machine After Parade Party for Trinity’s parade participants

Support Our Tuesday Group's Love Shower!  Personal items being collected for RISE (formerly "SOS Shelter").  Deadline is March 4.

 

Trinity Forum: The Rev. Glenn Mahaffey will be offering a Lenten series on the EARLY CHURCH, covering what it was, common misperceptions and surprising facts.  (11:30 am in the Common Room).

 

Sunday, March 4 – “What was the early church?”
Sunday, March 11 – “Misperceptions about the early church”
Sunday, March 18 – “Surprising facts about the early church”

Daylight Savings Time returns Sunday March 11.  Set your clocks ahead and arrive at church on time!

Lent Listening Session, March 11, 3:30-6pm will be conducted by Bishop DeDe at Trinity.  Read more.

Trinity Lunchers, March 19th at noon, Spot Restaurant: Hekmat Jeehourn, his story of adaptation and survival in Afghanistan.  Read more.

Mozart Festival, Sunday March 18 at 7 pm.

Please join soloists, orchestra and the Trinity Choir in a Mozart Festival! The program consists of:

  • Mass in C Major (K.317), Coronation Mass; Soloists Trinity Choir, and Orchestra

  • Sonata in A minor (K. 310): Allegro maestoso, Andante cantabile con espressione, Presto

  • Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (K. 414)

Andrew Gordon, our featured Piano Soloist, is a graduate of the New England Conservatory and Julliard School of Music. Timothy E. Smith, Trinity Memorial's Organist and Choir Director, will conduct.
A good will offering will be received.

Planning Ahead:

Bishop Dede's Visit and Confirmation on Sunday April 22

A Clarification: What is Confirmation, Reception, and Membership?  Read more.

Annual Parish Picnic, Arnold Park, June 10, 4-7 pm.

April 2018
Our Bishop's Coming!

Sunday April 22

Bishop DeDe Duncan-Probe will visit Trinity Memorial to confirm and receive new members. We will celebrate the day with especially joyful music to match the occasion at our 10:00 am service. A reception for our bishop, the confirmands and newly received will follow the 10:00 am service.

Musical Events

First Friday, April 6th at 7:30 pm - Candle Chant offered by the men of Trinity Choir. This brief service (30 mins.) is based on the office of Compline and is sung by the men of the choir in candlelight.  Scripture, Psalms, Prayers and Anthems are offered for the restful close of day.

Sunday, April 22, at 7:00 pm -- Choral Evensong for Eastertide offered by the Trinity Choir.  This service of worship will feature music fro New York composers.

Other Activities

Trinity Forum

  • April 8 - Phylis Amenda will present a historical overview of religion and state relations in the U.S..

  • April 15 - Dael Norwood, professor of History at BU, will present "The Jefferson Bible and Early Founding Fathers on Religion."

  • April 29 - Jonathan Karp, professor of History at BU, will present “'To Bigotry no Sanction’ - Three Episodes Concerning the Civil Status of American Jews." 

Trinity Lunchers

  • April 16th - Joe Card will present "Lincoln the Politician." at noon at the Spot Restaurant.

Bishop DeDe Duncan-Probe Visit 10 am, April 22 - Confirmation and Receiving New Members.  A reception will follow the service.  Read more.

Apply for a Trinity Memorial John H. Stafford ScholarshipRead more.

Pickleball in the Trinity Gym!  Meet on Tuesdays at 7 pm.  Our new Pickleball group has about ten members having so much fun learning the game with the help of Phil Evans.  Come join in with us!

Thankful Reflections

St. Patrick's Day Parade - Once again Trinity contributed a wonderful float and all participants had a wonderful experience in reaching out to the community.  Read more and see many pictures.

Tuesday Groups's February "Love Shower"Read more.

Choir members lend their voices to WSKG's Membership Fund Drive.  Read more.

Visiting our Trinity Companions.  Read more.

Coming Events

A Clarification: What is Confirmation, Reception, and Membership?  Read more.

Annual Parish Picnic, Arnold Park, June 10, 4-7 pm.

Alleluia!  Christ is Risen!

Easter Day, April 1,

8 am Lighting of Paschal Candle and Holy Eucharist with organ & hymns
10 am Festive Choral Eucharist
Easter Egg Hunt following the 10 am service.  Read more.

May 2018
Musical Events

First Friday, May 4th at 7:30 pm - Handbell Concert offered by the Trinity RingersRead more.

First Friday, June 1 at 7:30 pm - CandleChant will be offered by the women of the Trinity Choir.

Other Activities

Sacred Sites Tour, Sunday May 6th features 24 Religious Sites - Trinity's participation this year focuses on Sacred Sounds and Sites and is open to the public from noon until 3 pm with Youtube videos of our music and Tim Smith playing the organ.  Jeff Fellows is looking for ushers to help guide our visitors.

Trinity Forum: May 20th - Phyllis Amenda joins others with Information and an invitation for participation in the diocesan project "Learning Communities Initiative" in the Common Room at 11:30 am.  Read more.

Trinity Lunchers

  • Monday, May 21st - Wanda Mead Campbell of Citizen Action will present "What will Washington Policies Mean for Our Community?" at noon at the Spot Restaurant.

Tuesday Group's monthly project was to prepare school bags for the Church World Service.  Read more.

Pickle Ballers model new Trinity T-Shirts available from Kathy Corse for $10 (call 231-2686 or email her at Kathycorse@gmail.com).  Pickle Ball meets Tuesdays at 7 pm.  See picture.

Thankful Reflections

On March 24 Trinity joined our community in March for Our Lives.  Our participation included hospitality tents, refreshments, and restrooms, as well as joining in the march to support the #NeverAgain cause.

Read more.

St. Patrick's Day Float Award - (1st Religion) was presented to Trinity for it's outstanding contribution.

Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Easter - outstanding success had many volunteer contributorsRead more.

New Arrivals:  Welcome to Parker David Blakeslee, newly baptised son of Rachel DeAngelo and Tori Royal Michael Blakeslee, and grandson of Christina Taylor.  Also welcome Ken Lattimore who has formally joined Trinity.

Coming Events

Annual Parish Picnic, Arnold Park, June 10, 4-7 pm.

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June 2018
Musical Events

First Friday, June 1 at 7:30 pm - CandleChant will be offered by the women of the Trinity Choir.

Other Activities

Sunday, June 3 - Recognition of our Graduates:  George Stewart-Walking, Finbar Huff, Renelle Periera, and Deanna Feurbach.  Read more.

Annual Parish Picnic: June 10, 4-6 pm at Arnold Park, Vestal.  See directions and sign-up in Hoyt Room.  Bring salad, vegetable, or dessert - hamburgers and hot dogs provided (Connie Alexander, Christian Formation Commission).

Pony Rides rescheduled for June 10th, weather permitting - open to all children from Trinity, the Canteen, and the neighborhood.

Trinity Forum and Trinity Lunchers - to resume activities in the Fall at dates to be announced.

Tuesday Group's meetings are suspended until September 5.

Pickleball last get together is June 5.  Fall resumption date to be announced.

On-line Safe Church Training required for all staff, wardens, vestry, acolytes, eucharistic ministers, ushers, worship leaders, healing ministers, Canteen volunteers, Christian Ed. Commission members, nursery workers, Sunday school teachers, youth workers, and office workers.  Read more.

Thankful Reflections

Tuesday Group's Birthday Party:  May 1st Birthday Party honored parishioners in their 80's, 90's, and 100's.  Read more.

Sacred Sites Open House was very successfully hosted by Trinity on May 6th.  Read more.

Jack Moulton - a send-off interview  by Rayleen Kie.  Read more.

Coming Events

Most Trinity Services and Activities Continue for the Summer!  While a few of our activities are suspended for the Summer, many continue: pastoral services, Canteen, staff functions, and some committees and commissions activity continue.

July/August 2018
Musical Events

​First Friday, August 3 at 7:30 pm - CandleChant: a peaceful service of evening prayer sung by the Men of the Trinity Choir. This is Trinity Memorial's First Friday program and is open to all; free-will donations are gratefully accepted.

Summer Choir Sundays: July 8, 22, 29, August 12, 26 - although "on vacation" some choir participation is planned this Summer.

Trinity Choir sings Faure's Requiem at the Portageville Chapel (at Letchworth State Park), Tuesday, July 31 at 7 pm.  Read more.

Other Activities

Congratulations to the Trinity Memorial Stafford Scholarship Recipients: George Stewart-Walking, Emily Harding, and Stephen Shea.  Read more.

Building Transformations - Music Rehearsal Room and Music Library.  Read more.

Robert Hayes, grandson of Jan and Gary Muehlbauer, was born to John and Amy on June 13 in Columbia, South Carolina.  Congratulations!

Diane Robinson was baptized, May 30th, 2018.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 7 at 3 pm for Annamae Koppler who died June 11, 2018.

Summer Suspensions

Trinity Forum and Trinity Lunchers - to resume activities in the Fall at dates to be announced.

Tuesday Group's meetings are suspended until September 5.

Pickleball Fall resumption date to be announced.

Thankful Reflections

Confirmations and receiving new members by Bishop DeDe Duncan-Probe on April 22, 2018.  See Pictures.

Pony Rides in the Trinity Garden, June 10, 2018.  Fun for all.  See Pictures.

Coming Events

Most Trinity Services and Activities Continue for the Summer!  While a few of our activities are suspended for the Summer, many continue: pastoral services, Canteen, staff functions, and some committees and commissions activity continue.

September 2018
Musical Events

Complete listing of musical services and offerings available: Please see 2018-2019 Musical Offerings for a complete list of musical services and offerings at Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church.

Choral Evensong, Sunday, September 30 at 7:30 pm - will be offered by the Trinity Choir.

Choir members: warm-up at Trinity Memorial starts at 6:00 pm.

September 2018

Gala Organ Concert, October 5 at 7:30 pm by Timothy E. Smith.  

Trinity’s Casavant Organ has been expanded to 43 ranks of pipes. Hear them all for the first time in a colorful recital by Timothy Smith; works by Franck, Guilmant, Bach, and Hampton. A gala reception follows to honor our generous donors. October 5 @ 7:30 pm.

Looking ahead: in November 2018, Tri-Cities Opera will be offering four performances of Giacomo Puccini's Suor Angelica at Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church.

As part of the evening, Trinity’s organist Timothy Smith will play an organ selection of  his choice..

Please consult the Tri-Cities Opera's Web Site for performance details and tickets.

Other Activities

Trinity Forums (Sundays at 11:30 am (generally in the Common Room): 

  • ​September 9, "Trinity Remembered" - a look to the past, moderated by Greg Keeler, including presentations by Beverly Dorsey, David Brown, and Rick Shumaker with audience contributions.

  • September 16, Organ Upgrade Demonstration by Tim Smith in the sanctuary.

  • September 23, Religion and the State - a three-part series begins with BU's Ottoman historian, Professor Ken Schull's talk on religion in Turkey.

  • September 30, Religion and the State continues with a talk by John Chaffee on China.

  • October 7, Religion and the State concludes with a talk on Nigeria by Edward Aribisala.

  • October 15, "Gratitude", a kick-off to the Stewardship Campaign by Fr. Glenn.

  • October 21, October 28, and November 4 -  a series on Art by three Trinity-connected artists.

  • November 11, 18, and 25, a series on Navigating the Medical System.

  • December 2, 9 . and 16, an Advent series: "Birth Narratives by Fr. Glenn.

Trinity Lunchers, Monday, September 17 at noon at the Spot Diner, featuring a presentation "Raising a Muslim in America" by Kathleen Al-Jallad.

Foyer Groups Sign-ups: Foyer Groups are groups of 6-8 people who meet once a month and share a simple meal in their homes as a way of becoming better acquainted with a focus on fellowship.  A sign-up sheet is available on the Kiosk in the Hoyt Room.  See Connie Alexander or Jan Muehlbauer for more information.

Mission and Ministry Is devoted to outreach in our community.  One project, "Showers of Hope", involves shower stalls in a van hosted by St. Patrick's Church for which we contributed $1000.  A basket in the Hoyt Room is available for clothing donations, especially socks.  A second donation was made for the American Civic Association for an enhanced Security System.  Read more.

On-line Trinity Picture Directory: Thanks for waiting; it is here at last.  You can access it by clicking on the link near the bottom of these Trinity Website pages, but you will need a password which will be distributed via email in early September.

Contra Dance Group - meets monthly at Trinity.  Consider joining the fun!  If you can walk, you can contra dance!  For more information contact www.binghamtondance.org/contra.htmRead more.

Transforming Generosity: Saturday, September 15, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Rochester, NY.  This is sponsored by The Episcopal Network for Stewardship (TENS) and the Diocese of Rochester.  To learn more or register, click Here.

Madrigal Choir of Binghamton begins rehearsals on Sunday, September 9 2:30-5 pm in the new Music Suite upstairs in the Trinity House under the direction of Dr Bruce Borton.  For auditions, email Bruce at bborton@binghamton.edu.  Thanks to Jeff Fellows and Trinity volunteers for refurbishing rooms for music libraries and rehearsal space for Madrigal Choir and the Summer Savoyards.

Thankful Reflections

Thanks to Dr. Sandra Michael for her service on the Church Pension Fund (CPF) Legislative Committee for the General Convention. and for giving us her insights on its current deliberations.  Read more.

Kennedy and Logan Gallagher, the children of Tom and Kerry Gallagher, were welcomed into the Body of Christ through the sacrament of Holy Baptism on August 12, 2018.

June 10 was cold and windy, but fellowship was warm as toast at the parish picnicSee more.

Coming Events

The Stewardship Campaign Kick-off gets started with our traditional Pot-luck Supper at 6 pm on Sunday, October 7, 2018.  

October 2018
Musical Events

Complete listing of musical services and offerings available: Please see 2018-2019 Musical Offerings for a complete list of musical services and offerings at Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church.

Gala Organ Concert, October 5 at 7:30 pm by Timothy E. Smith.  

Trinity’s Casavant Organ has been expanded to 43 ranks of pipes. Hear them all for the first time in a colorful recital by Timothy Smith; works by Franck, Guilmant, Bach, and Hampton. A gala reception follows to honor our generous donors.   

Looking ahead: in November 2018, Tri-Cities Opera will be offering four performances of Giacomo Puccini's Suor Angelica at Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church.

As part of the evening, Trinity’s organist Timothy Smith will play an organ selection of  his choice..

Please consult the Tri-Cities Opera's Web Site for performance details and tickets.

MADRIGAL CHOIR OF BINGHAMTON – presents its first concert of the choral season on SUNDAY, October 21 at 3:00 pm at UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 42 Chenango Street, Binghamton, NY.

The theme of this concert is “Words and Music” and focuses on great texts from Biblical Psalms, Shakespeare and contemporary poets as well as music by Palestrina, Brahms and Cole Porter and many others.  Tickets are available from Madrigal Choir members, many of whom sing in the Trinity Choir.  Brochures are in the Hoyt Room.  Madrigal Choir has recently moved to Trinity where two of the other concerts will be performed this season. 

Other Activities

Stewardship Kickoff Potluck Dinner, Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 6 pm in the Gym.  Bring your favorite dish to share.  Please sign up on the sheet in the Hoyt Room or contact the church office.

Hay Ride for all ages on October 14 from 2-4 pm at the Joker's Wild Ranch, 648 Pleasant Hill Rd., Sanitaria Springs, NY.  We will meet at the Pavilion prior to the ride, and will end up there for cider, hot chocolate, donuts, and hotdogs after.  See Gale Bump-Fortner for directions. A sign-up sheet is on the kiosk in the Hoyt Room.  (Connie Alexander, chair of the Christian Education Commission)

Trinity Forums (Sundays at 11:30 am (generally in the Common Room): 

  • October 7, Religion and the State concludes with a talk on Nigeria by Edward Aribisala.

  • October 15, "Gratitude", a kick-off to the Stewardship Campaign by Fr. Glenn.

  • October 21, October 28, and November 4 -  a series on Art by three Trinity-connected artists.

  • November 11, 18, and 25, a series on Navigating the Medical System.

  • December 2, 9 . and 16, an Advent series: "Birth Narratives by Fr. Glenn.

Trinity Lunchers, Monday, October 15 at noon at the Spot Diner, featuring a presentation on the recovery of Kosovo by Bruce Parmelee based on his recent visit there.

Pickleball has moved from Tuesdays to Thursdays and starts on October 11 at 7 pm in our gym. Pickleball is now the fastest growing sport. Come give it a try.   For questions contact Cynthia Evans.

Thankful Reflections

Youth Recitation:  A special thank you to the 9 children who recited the Children's Creed during an August Sunday service.  We look forward to some songs from our children in the future. During Children's Church the children are learning the Lord's Prayer; they have a short lesson, and have an opportunity to talk about their special interests or how they have experienced God in the previous week.  We sing a song or two, and, of course, have a snack!  Connie Alexander, Chair of the Christian Education Commission

For many years now, Ladene Miles Bourne has been offering her time and talent helping out in the Office. Ladene recently retired from this ministry, and with our thanks to Ladene for her faithful service, we welcome Barbara Bowell to this ministry.

Since 1998, Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church has been on the National Register of Historic Places. It’s in great company there, joining more than 30 buildings on the National Historic Register in the city of Binghamton alone, and many more in Broome County.  The brown and white signs that are placed in front of these sites proudly state that you are a National Register Historic Place. I would like to thank the William G. Pomeroy Foundation who offered Trinity a grant in order to place one of these signs at the front of our church. The sign will cost Trinity nothing to have it installed by mid-October.  Jeff Fellows, Buildings and Grounds Manager

As we celebrate the generosity and hard work of all who helped make the expansion of our Casavant organ happen, we thankfully remember Virginia and Conrad Klee, who donated the funds in 1960.

November 2018
Musical Events

Complete listing of musical services and offerings available: Please see 2018-2019 Musical Offerings for a complete list of musical services and offerings at Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church.

The Choir of Trinity Memorial is sponsoring a Dinner/Cabaret. "Some Enchanted Evening", on Friday, November 2 at 7 pm.  Enjoy ham, roasted potatoes, green beans, salad, dessert, wine, etc. along with wonderful, home-grown entertainment.   Tickets are sold in advance in limited number ($40 each available from choir members).  Proceeds will go to support the Trinity music program.

Looking ahead: in November 2018, Tri-Cities Opera will be offering four performances of Giacomo Puccini's Suor Angelica at Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church.

As part of the evening, Trinity’s organist Timothy Smith will play an organ selection of  his choice..

Please consult the Tri-Cities Opera's Web Site for performance details and tickets.

Other Activities

Trinity Forums (Sundays at 11:30 am (generally in the Common Room): ​​

  • November 11, 18, and 25, a series on Navigating the Medical System.  Read more.

  • December 2, 9 . and 16, an Advent series: "Birth Narratives by Fr. Glenn.

Trinity Lunchers, Monday, November 19 at noon at the Spot Diner, featuring a presentation by The Reverend Dorothy Pierce who will be returning from a trip to India sponsored by the New York State Council of Churches.  She will report of the highlights of her trip.

Pickleball has moved from Tuesdays to Thursdays and starts on October 11 at 7 pm in our gym. Pickleball is now the fastest growing sport. Come give it a try.   For questions contact Cynthia Evans.

Thankful Reflections

We received a nice letter from Darlene Croston who is deployed by the military in Kabul.  Please read her letter and, if you can, send her a note.

The Blessing of the Animals on September 30 brought is much joy (and kisses!).  See pictures.

The Stewardship Kick-off Dinner on October 7 was an outstanding success as we had to add tables to accommodate everyone.  Read more and see pictures.

Seventeen of us enjoyed a hayride on a sunny day, October 14 at Joker's Wild Ranch.!  See picture.

Sue Carpenter, Rick Shumaker, Rayleen Kie, Steve and Barb Crowle volunteered at the WSKG Fall Fund Drive, earning Trinity Memorial a free advertisement spot on WSKG in the process.  See pictures.

December 2018
Welcome Neighbors, Visitors, and Guests

In the days of preparation in Advent and for the special celebrations of Christmas, you are cordially invited to join us.  You can note below the schedule of events for the current month and for this special season.  It would be wonderful to share this with you!

Christmas Services and Musical Events

Complete listing of musical services and offerings available: Please see 2018-2019 Musical Offerings for a complete list of musical services and offerings at Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church.

First Friday, December 7, 7:30 pm:  Trinity Ringers presents a program of Holiday favorites.

Sunday, December 16 at 4 pm:  Ithaca's Cayuga Vocal Ensemble presents "Shining Night - A Tapestry of Music for the Season" on the themes of winter, darkness, and light.  A freewill offering will support the Trinity Music Program.

Monday December 24, Christmas Eve:

  • 5 pm: Fr. Glenn leads a family friendly service with readings, carols, and blessing of the creche.

  • 10:30 pm: Musical Prelude to the Candlelight Service featuring the Trinity Choir singing Johann Pachelbel's Magnificat and Daniel Pinkham's Christmas Cantata with choir and brass.

  • 11 pm: Fr Glenn leads a festive Candlelight Service with Holy Eucharist.

  • (No service at Trinity on Christmas Day.)  Services are held at Christ Church or All Saints at 10 am.

Sunday, December 30 at 10 am - Single worship service: Lessons and Carols for Christmas.

First Friday, January 4 at 7:30 pm: Candlechant presented by the men of the Trinity Choir.

Sunday, January 6 at 4 pm: Conclusion of Christmastide with a Glorious Festival of Music featuring the Trinity Choir, Trinity Ringers, and Organist/Choirmaster, Timothy E. Smith

Other Activities

Sunday, December 9, 8:45-9:45 am (between services) St. Nick's Brunch in the Trinity Common Room presented by the Christian Education Commission.

Trinity Forums (Sundays at 11:30 am (generally in the Common Room): ​​

  • December 2, 9 . and 16, an Advent series: "Birth Narratives by Fr. Glenn.

Noon on Monday, December 17 at the Spot Restaurant, Trinity Lunchers:  Bill Palmer is back by popular demand to present "How an Episcopalian Invented Santa Claus: Clement Clark Moore and  'A Visit from Saint Nicholas' "

Sunday, December 23 immediately after the 10 am service, Greening of the Church:  help decorate the church for Christmas.  Jeff Fellows will have projects organized so if we all pitch in, it will be quick work.

Chair Lift Installed in Trinity House.  Read more.

Are you called to serve?  Consider service as a eucharistic minister, lector, acolyte, worship leader, or eucharistic visitor.  Read more.

Thankful Reflections

A Stewardship Update:  Pledges stand at $180,298 on November 23.  Read more.

Refugee Donations: Susan Thornton thanks the community and the attendees of her October 22 Forum talk for donations of $475 directed to relief for refugees in Greece (Project Hope).

Baptism:  We welcomed into the Body of Christ Celestine Nora-Lorraine Thierry Frazier-Foley on November 4.  She is the daughter of Paul and Fox Frazier-Foley and granddaughter of John Frazier III and Norah Henry; granddaughter of Peter and Patti Foley; and great-granddaughter of Ruth Foley Ahearn.

Trinity Choir Cabaret - a wonderful evening!  Vocal solos, instrumental solos, broadway show pieces with the entire choir, and a wonderful meal.  Congratulations to organizers, performers, set-up crew, food preparing team, and those who attended!

Looking Ahead

Memorial Donations for Gerry Hough initiated:  New torches and candle lighter/snuffer are planned as a memorial early next year.  To make donations for this in the current year, please contact Phyllis Amenda.