The 45th Annual Autumn Rummage Sale





$10 Admission for Friday Preview
Free Entry on Saturday

Women’s & Men’s Fashion
Women’s Accessories — Bargain Clothing
Children’s Clothing — Toys — Housewares 
Electronics — Linens — Holiday Decor


We will need volunteers for the following dates and times!

Tuesday, October 22 - Friday, October 25, 9-2pm

No need to call ahead, just please come for whatever time you can
— even if it is only an hour or two. Lunch will be provided.

Sales Day Shifts: Friday, October 25, 4-7pm

Saturday, October 26, 9am-12pm

— & —

Saturday, October 26, 12-2:30pm

Saturday Clean-up:
Tables & fixtures take-down, 2:30–4pm

Please contact Margot Southerland to volunteer at

Adult Forum: The Eucharist

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Sundays, October 13 – November 10
at 9am in Pierce-Bishop Hall

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What do we do when we gather for the Eucharist each Sunday? What is the point of worship? What does it mean to receive Christ as he is really present in Communion?

Join Kara in Pierce-Bishop Hall as we discuss these topics:

October 13 — What is a sacrament?

October 20 — Gathering

October 27 — Hearing the Word

November 3 — Communion

November 10 — Why details matter

Icon-Writing Workshop at Holy Cross Monastery

Tuesday, October 29 beginning at 4pm
through Sunday, November 3 at 2pm
at Holy Cross Monastery, West Park, NY


Since its founding in 1980 by Vladislav Andrejev, the Prosopon School has introduced thousands of students to the ancient Christian art of iconography.

First-time students will complete an icon of the Archangel Michael using traditional methods and natural materials rich with symbolic meaning: carved wood boards, prepared with gesso made from chalk, marble dust, and glue; finely ground red clay, pure gold leaf, and ground mineral and other natural pigments in an emulsion made from egg yolk.

In addition to step-by-step instructions, students will be introduced to the underlying theology of the icon, as each technical step has a corresponding symbolic meaning.

Continuing Prosopon students will be assigned an icon appropriate to their experience.

Previous artistic experience is helpful but absolutely not necessary. The fee for first-time students is $1,050, and includes tuition, all materials, room and board.

The fee for continuing students will vary depending on the size of the assigned icon.

Workshop Coordinator: Maureen McCormick (preferred)
or 609-462-0975 (days)

Important Fire Safety Notice: Fire System Issues; Area & Activity Restrictions


Dear Trinity Family,

This week we experienced a serious malfunction of our fire protection system.  The main concern is that the alarms and warning lights alerting occupants of an emergency situation are not fully operational in all parts of our buildings.  This means that we can only occupy portions of our buildings until the issue is resolved.  Please read carefully the information below, as to the details of the current situation and how this will impact our daily operations and Sunday morning worship and programs. 

I would like to thank Hannah Johnson, Lily Leonard, and Mark Sullivan for their prompt attention to this troubling situation and for handling it in a most professional manner.

Thank you for your understanding, patience, and flexibility as we work through this issue. Please feel free to call me or the church office if you have any questions.

In Christ, 


The Rev. Paul Jeanes III

Details of the Current Building Issues & Fire Code Violations

The main panel for our fire protection system is not working correctly. It is no longer manufactured nor are spare parts readily available. Its electrical output is weak. When we have an alarm event — a pull station or the smoke detectors are activated — the panel is not strong enough to make the standard alarm bells ring. The smoke detectors, pull stations, and dispatch caller do function properly. There is however an auxiliary alarm noise that sounds in the Sanctuary and Pierce Hall side of the building. Because this alarm bell cannot be heard on the 2nd floor, the basement between the Nursery School and the Sanctuary, and in Ivy Hall, those areas cannot be occupied. The new part will take 3-6 weeks to be manufactured and installed. (Our current system is proprietary and if we change companies the panel and all fixtures will need to be replaced as well.)

Affected Activities

Church School, Children’s Chapel, & Nursery

The children’s class will be held in the small side of Pierce. Nursery will be held downstairs in room G15. Common Ground Café will be moved to the Kitchen Island and parishioners may sit in George Thomas if not in use.

Rummage Sale & Rummage collections

We will find out on Monday, if the Fire Marshall will allow the sale to be held on the first floor. Technically they cannot issue a permit for the sale if the fire panel is not functioning correctly which it will be the case until the panel is replaced.

While the Fire Marshall was here, she noted that Rummage donations cannot be left on the bench by the front desk because of the potential fire hazard and moreover because it is an egress corridor. Another way of collecting donations will have to be figured out. (We are not sure if donations may be left on bench by Pierce Bishop Hall.)

Nothing can be in the hallway downstairs including trash cans and carts. We received violations for both offenses from the Fire Marshall. Due to the inability to access the basement I’ve gone ahead and posted a sign to stop Rummage donations.

Choir & Icon Studio

Ivy Hall does not receive a signal if the alarm is tripped. The choir will need to rehearse in the Sanctuary and the Icon workshop will be in George Thomas. 

These are all the details we have at this time.
We will continue to update the parish as things change.