First Sunday Breakfast: Urban Promise

Sunday, May 5
from 9am to 10am
in Pierce-Bishop Hall

Please join us for a Hot & Healthy Complimentary Breakfast

Guest Speakers

  • Melissa Mantz Executive Director, Urban Promise Trenton

  • Doug Fitzgerald, Chairman, Board of Directors, Urban Promise Trenton

The heart of Urban Promise Trenton is our AfterSchool programs. We believe that every child has a seed of greatness, and by providing a child with a safe and supportive environment that seed can grow and thrive. We know these children can become responsible young adults who make meaningful contributions to their families, peers, and community. Students attending our AfterSchool programs enjoy a healthy snack, have opportunity to play and exercise, and receive help with their homework. High school students and adult volunteers help students with every subject. We also have a dedicated reading time built into each day to help students read better. Our closing program has a spiritual component to end the day on a positive note!

Elaine Pagels & Wallace Best: Why Religion?

Monday, April 29 at 6pm
at Labyrinth Books

122 Nassau Street,
Princeton, NJ 08542
609-497-1600

All events are free and open to the public.

Why is religion still around in the twenty-first century? Why do so many still believe? And how do various traditions still shape the way people experience everything from sexuality to politics, whether they are religious or not? In Why Religion? Elaine Pagels looks to her own life to help address these questions. She will talk about her new book with fellow scholar of religion, Wallace Best.

Elaine Pagels is a preeminent academic whose impressive scholarship has earned her international respect. A Professor of Religion at Princeton University, Pagels is the author of The Gnostic GospelsBeyond Belief, and Revelations, among other influential works. 

Wallace Best is Professor of Religion and of African American Studies at Princeton University. He is the author of Passionately Human, No Less Divine: Religion and Culture in Black Chicago, 1915-1952, and of Langstons Salvation: American Religion and the Bard of Harlem.

Environmental Shepherds’ Meeting

Sunday, April 28
after 10am Eucharist
in Flemer Library

Trinity Environmental Shepherds invites members of the parish to join us to discuss the upcoming Potluck Dinner and Movie Night on Friday, May 10.

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Lord God of the Universe, in giving us dominion over things on Earth, you made us fellow workers in your creation: Give us wisdom and reverence so to use the resources of nature, that no one may suffer from our abuse of them, and that generations yet to come may continue to praise you for your bounty…
— Collect for the Conservation of Natural Resources, Book of Common Prayer

The 49th Spring Rummage Sale

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Friday, April 26
from 4pm–8pm
Saturday, April 27
from 9am–2 pm

(Volunteers needed for set-up April 23-26!)

On Friday, beginning at 12 noon, numbered, $10 Preview Sale tickets will be sold in the parish office. On Saturday, all items are sold half-price, from 12 noon to 2pm.  

The following items for sale will be ladies and men’s better clothing, family and bargain clothing, antiques, art, books, housewares, ladies fashion accessories, toys, Christmas decorations, linens and shoes.

The sale will be staged on two floors, and there is an elevator to reach the lower floor.  Refreshments will be for sale.


Thank you for your generous donations to the 49th Spring Trinity Rummage Sale!

Now we need your help in making the sale a big success!

Please consider volunteering for the sale!

Set-up begins Tuesday, April 23 through Friday morning, April 28! No need to call, but please come by to help between 9am–2pm. Come for an hour or two, or bring a nosh and stay for lunch — we will be working all day to get ready for the sale.

Special work nights: Tuesday, April 23 and Wednesday, April 24 from 3pm–7pm. We need at least ten (10) volunteers per night in order to be ready for the sale.

Sale Day volunteers are needed, too!

Clean-up begins at 2pm on Saturday!

Please call the church office and leave contact information and availability:

Your phone call will be returned by a member of the Rummage Committee!

Are you a student in need of Community Service Hours? Volunteer at the Rummage Sale.

Thank you,
The Rummage Committee

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Arm in Arm Spring Benefit

Please join Arm In Arm at our Spring Benefit as we honor the enduring service of our Cornerstone Council. The vision and commitment of this group of former board members have supported our mission to provide stability for neighbors in need since our founding in 1980. We invite you to share the evening with partners and friends, and celebrate our collective impact in our shared community.

Thursday, May 16
6:30pm Cocktail Reception
7:00pm Dinner & Program

at The Nassau Inn

10 Palmer Sq, Princeton, NJ (parking available in the Chambers St garage)

 

RSVP by May 9. Reservations received by April 19 will be included in the event program.

Forming Christians Workshop

Finding God in the Creative Process

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May 4 from 9am–3pm
at Trinity Church, Princeton
$20, including lunch

Join us for a day of celebrating our Christian identity, learning, prayer, and making new friends. Guest speakers — including Bishop Chip Stokes — will lead workshops to help both lay people and clergy to develop their ministries and to grow as disciples of Jesus


Plenary Session

 

Finding God in the Creative Process

The Rev. Sonia Waters,
Princeton Theological Seminary

The Rev. Sonia Waters will be our plenary speaker. Sonia is assistant professor of pastoral theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. She received her BA in literature with a minor in gender studies from Wheaton College, her MDiv with honors from The General Seminary of The Episcopal Church, and her PhD in pastoral theology from Princeton Theological Seminary. She is an Episcopal priest with ten years experience in parish ministry and prior experience in feminist advocacy work.

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Schedule

 
 

8am–9am — Registration and fellowship
9am–9:30am — Worship
9:30am–10:30am — Plenary session with The Rev. Sonia Waters on Finding God in the Creative Process
10:30am–11:30pm — Breakout Session Nº 1

11:30am–12:30pm — Lunch
12:30pm–1:30pm — Breakout Session Nº 2
1:30pm–2:30pm — Breakout Session Nº 3
2:30pm–3pm — Worship


Workshops

 
 

How Do I Know How God Is Calling Me? 

(The Rt. Rev. William H. Stokes)

Tools and Techniques for Leading Adult Interactive Formation 

(Bonnie Bivins, leader) Discussing how to engage the audience before the formation begins; assessing audience ahead of time and doing flexible planning; who might be there and what do they already know?; and practical considerations like seating arrangements, differences in delivery methods, creating open discussions and planning for results, utilizing techniques for difficult situations.


What Question(s) Are You Dying to Ask about the Church, God, and Christianity? 

A panel of lay people, priests, religious, and deacons will be on hand to engage the questions. Moderated by the Rev. D. Scott Russell, Episcopal Chaplain at Rutgers.


Strengthening your Congregation as a School of Discipleship 

(The Rt. Rev. William H. Stokes)


What Is a Disciple of Jesus Christ and What Has That Got to Do with Me?

(The Rev. Canon Dr. Rob Droste) The words “disciple” and “discipleship” can be challenging for Episcopalians. We’ll spend time talking seriously (and not so seriously) about the blessings that are there for us when we’re willing to engage the anxieties and fears surrounding this very important language.


Confirmation 

(The Rev. Barbara Briggs & the Rev. Lee Powers, leaders): Confused about Confirmation? Should I push my teenager to get Confirmed? Wondering if it could be a more meaningful experience? These are some of the questions we will explore in our discussion session. We will be sharing some past experiences and what we have learned from them, as well as some good insights we have received from scholars and pastors who have been addressing this sacrament with the hopes of helping people find the way to make Confirmation a powerful moment in a person’s faith journey. Please come and share your experience and hopes with everyone present.


Gerry’s Gems 

(Gerry Welch, leader) Offering YouTube, podcast, and app resources for Christian formation.


What To Do When Sunday School Isn’t Working

Ideas for Non-Traditional Formation (Anne Delgado, leader): Ideas for alternative, non-classroom, formation programs, including intergenerational, hybrid models, and faith-at-home.


Sunday School for the Small Congregation with Limited Resources 

(Susan Stokes, leader)  


Youth Formation 

An open conversation with our Diocesan Youth Convener Tonya Wildgoose: “I enjoy the ministry of sharing the good news with our middle and high school students and partnering with them as they discover who they are in Christ.”


Contemplative Prayer Practices 
(anyone can do it)

(The Rev. Steve Connor)


Bible Drama 

(The Rev. Barbara Briggs, leader) Introduction to group Ignatian contemplation--a way of praying with Scripture using your imagination, with each individual, Scripture, and others’ interpretations held in creative tension. Instruction followed by group participation. (Limited to 12 participants)

Communiversity

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On Sunday, April 28th, from 1-6pm, downtown Princeton will be having its annual Communiversity and Trinity will have a booth on Nassau Street.

Email Hannah Johnson (johnsonh@trinityprinceton.org) if you are interested in helping setup, greet people, or clean up after the festival. She is especially looking for someone with a vehicle big enough to carry a 6 foot table to Nassau Street.

Graduation Booklets

Sunday, May 19th we will be having our Recognition Sunday of Teachers, Volunteers, and Graduating Seniors. If you want your graduating child or grandchild to be in the booklet, please send Hannah Johnson (johnsonh@trinityprinceton.org) a picture, their full name, High School or College they are graduating from, degree if applicable, and a short blurb about future plans. All graduates must be in by Tuesday, May 14th to be included in the booklet.