Updated: Nov 16
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Beloved Family in Christ,
As we move further in to fall, it feels strange not to have gathered for Fall Harvest Dinner, or the Boo Bash Trunk or Treat. But, by limiting services to the parking lot, and delaying our reopening, we are doing what we are called to do: treating each other with respect and dignity. Before we know it, it will be Advent. We admit it makes us sad to think of Advent and Christmas without a packed church. We wish we could enjoy lighting the Advent candles, shop at the Christmas Market, and make wreaths at Advent Family Fest. But we have ideas for reimagining some of our favorite holiday events that we'll share as soon as we can. In the meantime, we're preparing for our digital performances of the Christmas Pageant and the Not Quite Right Christmas Review. The staff singers are rehearsing for a virtual Lessons and Carols, and...here's the kicker...we will still celebrate the birth of Christ! In order to be respectful of our incredible tech team we have made the decision that Christmas services will be recorded this year. This group - Jennifer Ratliff-Towner (Lead), Michael Towner, Phillipe Beaudette, and Lizze Radford, with help from Joshua Miller - dedicate countless hours on Sundays and throughout every week to bringing services direct to your living room. Pre-recording will allow our volunteers to spend the holiday with their families, and will allow each of you to watch our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services at your convenience. We will be publishing more information about the times these pre-recorded videos will be published in the coming weeks. You may have noticed some of our recent videos have been unexpectedly delayed or pre-recorded. Although we have this professional quality AV system installed, we have been experiencing issues with our aging internet equipment, as well as issues with our provider. We are working diligently through each of the issues to get back to our usual live streaming, but we thank you for your patience and support. As we move into the next season of this bizarre year, continue to check in on each other. Let us know when you hear of an illness or loss. Share your joys and sorrows with us on TrinityConnect. And remember, the building may be closed but the church is open.
The Clergy & Staff of Trinity Episcopal Church +