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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.

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

2017 December

Schedule of Services - please see further below for Musical Offerings:

  • Sunday, December 3, Advent I
     8 am: Holy Eucharist
    10 am: Holy Eucharist

  • Sunday, December 10, Advent II
     8 am: Holy Eucharist
    10 am: Holy Eucharist
    11:30 am Trinity forum: Fr. Glenn on Advent

  • Sunday, December 17 Advent III
     8 am: Holy Eucharist
    10 am: Holy Eucharist
    11:30 am - The final Greening of the Church

  • Sunday December 24, Christmas Eve
    10:00 am: Holy Eucharist (one service)
      5:00 pm: A Family-Friendly service with readings, carols and Holy Eucharist.
    10:30 pm: Musical Prelude to Christmas Eve Candlelight Service (see below)
    11:00 pm: Festive Candlelight Service and Holy Eucharist

  • Monday, December 25, Christmas Day - no service - Enjoy your families at home.

  • Sunday December 31, New Year's Eve
       8 am: Morning Prayer
    10 am: Morning Prayer

(no evening New Year's Eve Service)

Musical Offerings for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany:

  • Men's CandleChant, First Friday, December 1 at 7:30 pmRead more.

  • Cayuga Vocal Ensemble, Christmas Ancient and Modern, December 10 at 4 pm at Trinity. Read more.

  • Prelude to the Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, Dec 24th at 10:30 pm,

  Charpentier's "Mass for Christmas Eve".  Read more.

  • First Friday, Jan 5, 7:30 pm, Tim Smith at the organ, "Winter BLAST!"

  • Lessons and Carols for Epiphany, Sunday January 7, 4 pm.

From the Trinity Times:

How to Reach our assistant for outreach and pastoral care, Rayleen Kie (new phone and email.)  Read more.

Trinity Lunchers - December 18th - Holiday Celebration - share your traditions.  Read more.

St. Nicholas Breakfast, Sunday, December 10, 8:45 to 9:45 am.  Read more.

Tuesday Group, Annual Holiday Lunch, December 5th at 11 am.  Read more.

Stewardship campaign successfully winding down.  Read more.

Organ Enhancement Project:

  • New, smaller, portable console nears completion.  Read more.

  • Funding nearing the goal: about $84,000 of funding is in place thanks to many generous contributors.

 Additional contributions are needed to complete the project which is nearing its goal.

We pray for the family and friends of

  • James Bowell who died November 10 2017

  • Wilbur Dodge who died November 20, 2017

  • James Howard Purcell, spouse of The Rev. Richard Schaal.  Read more.

Diocesan Convention video, "The People of CNY" available on Youtube.  Read more.

Altar Flower Memorials:

  • Poinsettias for Christmas, deadline December 14th.  Read more.

  • Open dates next year for Memorial Flowers.  Read more.

2017 November

The Madrigal Choir of Binghamton sings Sunday, October 22 at 3 pm at Trinity.  Read more.

Trinity Forum:  Migrations and Refugees.  Read more.

  • October 15: Bruce Parmelee will draw on his personal experiences when he speaks on “Positive Reflections on Life and Experiences in the Middle East and Africa.

  • October 22: Chuck Stewart, who is a deacon from Skaneateles, will speak on “Immigration, Refugees, Forced Internal Displacement and El Salvador.

  • October 29: Susan Thornton will recount her experience this past summer: “Slow Motion Emergency--Refugee arrivals on the Island of Lesvos, Greece.”

Affirming our advocacy for Children - a report from the Christian Education Commission.  Read more.

Need pastoral care?  Please contact Rayleen Kie, Assistant for Outreach and Pastoral Care. Read more.

Record number of Volunteers: experienced for the Labor Day weekend Trinity Canteen.  Read more.

How do I become a Volunteer?  Trinity's ministries are all built on volunteers offering their time and talent. How do you join them?  Read more.

Did you know?  Members of Trinity Choir sing at Temple Concord for High Holy Days.  Read more. 

You can help the victims of current natural disasters - a message from our Presiding Bishop.  Read more.

Rayleen Kie, Assistant for Outreach and Pastoral Care, offers an Invitation to help us grow and be welcoming.   Read more.

​Organ and Chancel Enhancements - Opportunity for private donations.  With $14,250 given to date, we are almost one-third of the way towards our goal!    Read more.

November Music Events  Read more.

  • Trinity Ringers in concert, Friday November 3, 7:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Choir and Orchestra in concert, Sunday November 5, 7:00 p.m.

  • Special Music Sunday November 19.

  • Organ Console Replacement between November 6 and 16.

  • Trumpet Pipes coming soon.

Trinity Lunchers : On Monday, November 20 at noon will hear Bruce Parmelee present "Automobile Road Racing in the US and Mexico" at the Spot Restaurant, Upper Front Street.  Please join us to learn more about Bruce's passion for automobile road racing!  Read more.

Thoughts on Trinity "Membership" -  from Peter Koeppel, editor of Trinity Times.  Read more.

Trinity Forum for November - the issue of loss, Read more.

  • November 5 - Father Glenn: "How Religious Communities Deal with Death"

  • November 12 - The Rev. Christine Day (All Saints) - will speak about bereavement.

  • November 29 - Deena Dement will speak on "Divorce and Loss, Hope and Resilience."

  • November 26 - Dr, Corinne Alexander Cole will speak on "Approaching the End of Life - A Family Conversation."  Dr. Cole is the daughter of Fred and Connie Alexander.

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Mutual Ministry Report - a report on the health of our parish.  Read the report.

A very successful Stewardship kick-off supper.  Read more.

2017 October

First Friday - CandleChant:  The ladies of the Trinity Choir sing CandleChant on October 6, 2017 at 7:30 pm.

Harmonic Brass: on October 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm, Trinity Memorial Church hosts Europe's premier brass Quintet, Harmonic Brass, on their 2017 North American Tour;  Harmonic Brass will perform a program titled "Delicacies"; read more or buy tickets online...

The video stream of the Trinity Choir singing in Washington at the National Cathedral is now available at https://youtu.be/B-tDcftJvdg .   The video stream starts in silence - the sound  begins when the choir sings the Introit, about 4:30 minutes into the video.  Read more.

We pray for the comfort and healing of the family and friends of Madeleine Miller.  She died on September 8, 2017.

Stewardship Kickoff Potluck Supper: October 8 at 6 pm in the gym.  Read more.

Blessing of our animals:  Sunday, October 8 after the 10 am service.  Read more.

Trinity Lunchers on October 16 wil enjoy a presentation by The Rev. Dorothy Pierce, District Deacon, whose presentation, "Mondays at the Margins: a Monday Evening Ministry illuminating God at Work Around the Dinner Table."  Read more.

The Madrigal Choir of Binghamton sings Sunday, October 22 at 3 pm at Trinity.  Read more.

Trinity Forum:  Migrations and Refugees.  Read more.

  • October 15: Bruce Parmelee will draw on his personal experiences when he speaks on “Positive Reflections on Life and Experiences in the Middle East and Africa.

  • October 22: Chuck Stewart, who is a deacon from Skaneateles, will speak on “Immigration, Refugees, Forced Internal Displacement and El Salvador.

  • October 29: Susan Thornton will recount her experience this past summer: “Slow Motion Emergency--Refugee arrivals on the Island of Lesvos, Greece.”

Affirming our advocacy for Children - a report from the Christian Education Commission.  Read more.

Need pastoral care?  Please contact Rayleen Kie, Assistant for Outreach and Pastoral Care. Read more.

Record number of Volunteers: experienced for the Labor Day weekend Trinity Canteen.  Read more.

How do I become a Volunteer?  Trinity's ministries are all built on volunteers offering their time and talent. How do you join them?  Read more.

Did you know?  Members of Trinity Choir sing at Temple Concord for High Holy Days.  Read more. 

You can help the victims of current natural disasters - a message from our Presiding Bishop.  Read more.

2017 September

Trinity Choir performed the Vivaldi "Gloria" at Portageville, NY on July 25.  Read more.

 

Bradford A. Boyd baptized on July 30th.  Read more.

We pray for the comfort and healing of the families and friends of:

  • Helen Gray, who died 30 July

  • Betty Bump, who died 6 August

  • Aurora Elliot, who died 14 August

First Friday, Sept 1, Trinity hosts Mountain Aire Brass (quintet).

Trinity Forum

  • September 10: Tim Smith updates on the Chancel/Organ Enhancement project. 

  • September 17: Fr. Glenn hosts a presentation on "The Real Prayerbook"

  • September 24: Fr. Glenn hosts a presentation on "The Evening Offices"

  • Other upcoming forums - Read more.​

Trinity Lunchers: on September 18th - will enjoy a presentation by the Rev Dr. Joe Sellepack, Director of the Broome County Council of Churches.  Read more.

Please welcome Rayleen Kie who joins the Trinity staff for publicity and pastoral care coordination.  Read more.

Notice our new church banner, a gift of John and Marcy Keeler.  Read more.

Join a "Foyer Group" - being organized in mid-September.  Read more.

Choir volunteers under the supervision of Helen Smith have cleaned all of our organ pipes.  Read more.

Read about our "Whitefriar" stained glass window that has been getting a lot of attention and visits from the Corning Glass Museum's research library.  Read more.

Some of our volunteer activity at Trinity (Read more.)

  • Trinity Memorial Office Volunteers are recognized.  More are welcome!

  • Other technical volunteers work through the Technology Support Committee to take care of audio visuals, Youtube, Trinity's website, computer management, planning and installation.

  • That's not all of course - read about the amazing number of volunteers - statistics compiled by Jack Moulton.

2017 August

August 4, 7:30 pm, Men's CandleChant.  Read more.

Chancel and Organ Enhancements begin. Read more.

2017 July

July 7, 7:30 pm, First Friday: Alex Castonguay and Tim Smith, Dual Piano.  Read more.

July 25 at 7 pm, the Trinity Choir appears in concert this summer at The Portageville Chapel (Letchworth State Park.)  Read more.

Stafford Scholarships awarded to Emily Harding and Stephen Shea.  Read more.

 

Jonathan Babcock, son of Dorothy Babcock, Choirmaster at Good Shepherd, Austin, Texas, performing with his choir in Germany.  Read more.

 

Organ and Chancel Enhancements moving forward.  Read more.

Mid-July Work Parties to help with organ pipes - watch Sunday Times for specifics.

Graduates in our Trinity Family   Read More

  • Emily Harding, daughter of Susanne and Thomas Harding

  • Katie Browne, goddaughter of Bill Palmer 

  • Nicholas Catrambone, grandson of Brad and Martha Bennett

  • Brennan Crowle, son of Steve and Barb Crowle

  • Louise Marie Thompson, daughter of Richard Thompson 

  • William Wheeler, son of Adrienne Wheeler, grandson of Dr. Beverly H. Dorsey     

2017 June

Trinity Forums (Read more)

On June 4th and 18th, we will have a two-part series on “Teens at Risk,” a look at some critical challenges facing our youth presented by Jason Garner, County Executive, and our own Deena Dement respectively.​

On June 11th, Tim Smith will be giving an organ demonstration and talk entitled “Trinity’s Organ for the 21st Century”.

Choral Evensong, June 11, 7:00 pm: The Trinity Choir under the direction of Organist/Choirmaster Timothy Smith.  Read more.

First Friday: on June 2nd at 7:30 PM, the ladies of the Trinity Choir will offer a CandleChant service.  Read more.

Organ and chancel enhancements proposal: At its May meeting, the Vestry considered an exciting proposal that had come from the Music Program Committee for an upgrading of the organ and reconfiguration of the chancel. Read more.

2017 May
2017 April

Trinity Forum: Sunday, April 30 th , 11:30 am; “21st Century Taj Mahal - Bejeweled, Besieged, but not Bewildered”

Susan Sherwood, Director, Center for Technology & Innovation and Trinity member

A discussion of air pollution surrounding the Taj Mahal, reflecting on the challenges of protecting the environment in a rapidly expanding population and on the long-term ramifications of a monument protection strategy outlined two decades ago.

From 1977-1995, Ms. Sherwood directed the U. S. National Park Service research on acid rain impacts on historic buildings and statues, including a 1995 regional strategy to reduce pollution and enhance visitor experience at the Taj Mahal in Agra, India. By 2005, air pollution had been cut in half. In today's India, continuing reduction in sulfur and nitrogen oxides (invisible gases) are not being matched by control of visible pollution (particles of various sizes).

Trinity forum: Sunday, May 7 th , 11:30 am; “Twenty-five years of Educational Earthquake Programs”

Alan Jones, Research Scientist, Geology Department, Binghamton University

After his 26-year career at IBM, Alan Jones joined the Geology Department at Binghamton University where he began writing computer programs related to seismology. Two of these programs are in the Smithsonian and in several national park visitor centers.

 

The Seismic/Eruption program shows where and when earthquakes and

volcanic eruptions occur. CBS News has used the program on the air. The Seismic Waves program illustrates how waves that emanate from an earthquake propagate through the earth and across the surface of the earth. His most recent version of Seismic Waves runs on most computers, tablets, and smart phones.

The Trinity Choir in Washington, DC

A great opportunity was offered to our choir last summer: to sing at Washington National Cathedral in the season of Epiphany, 2017. This coincided with ...    Read more...

Trinity Forum

Please note a late addition and a change to the March 2017 Forum offerings:

  • on March 26th, Prof. john Starks will discuss "Language in the New Testament; the Greek actually says…."

  • Dr. Edward Aribisala's presentation on his experience as a  Anglican in Nigeria has been rescheduled from March 19 to April 2.   Dr. Aribisala's presentation materials can be found here

 

Also, "Solo Flight", a fascinating play about Priscilla Piccard, is scheduled for April 23.

Read more...

HOLY WEEK AT TRINITY: Music Tells the Story in a New Way

Each day of Holy Week represents multiple emotions and actions in Christ’s life and those of his followers and adversaries. We urge you to join us, not only for Palm and Easter Sundays, but for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. Prepare your mind to experience these themes....     Read more....

2017 March

Tuesday Group Love shower

On February 14, members of Trinity Memorial's Tuesday Group visited the Teen Hope Challenge for a Love Shower. Read more...

2017 February

Trinity Forum: Overshadowed by Hope - the Challenge of Racism in America

We conclude the series of presentations and discussions, begun in January 2017: even as the nation is embarking on a new and uncertain political chapter, a four-week Trinity Forum series will commence that explores issues of race and racism. It is entitled “Overshadowed by Hope: The Challenge of Racism in America Today” and will feature four presentations.   Read more...

 

Trinity Lunchers: Lincoln Family in America - Their Ancestors and Descendants

A presentation by Joe Card;  we'll learn why Lincoln never really wanted to know about his family"s history, including his father Tom, and his mother Nancy.  How many of us...   Read more...

2017 January

Reconnecting with our past

On October 27, The Rev. Canon Ginny Rex Day came to visit Trinity. She is the daughter of our former Rector Percy Rex, who served here at Trinity from 1943 – 1953.  Read more...

 

Trinity Forum: Overshadowed by Hope - the Challenge of Racism in America

In January 2017, even as the nation is embarking on a new and uncertain political chapter, a four-week Trinity Forum series will commence that explores issues of race and racism. It is entitled “Overshadowed by Hope: The Challenge of Racism in America Today” and will feature four presentations.   Read more...

 

Trinity Lunchers

 Our speakers will be Wanda Mead Campbell and Pat Donohue of Citizen Action. Their program, "Action to Protect Senior Programs and the Social Safety Net" will focus on...  Read more...