Bishop visit June 24, 2018

Bishop Knisely to Visit on Sunday,  June 24th

(no 8am service)

Our Bishop will be with us to greet the congregation, visit with confirmation candidates & those who are reaffirming their commitment, and inspire the entire parish.  YOU won’t want to miss out! He will be present to preach at the 10:00 am service, as well as address us after the service during coffee-hour time.  He will meet with the Wardens and Vestry at 8:00am that day as well. Mark your calendars NOW. 

Vestry minutes 2017/04/10

 Vestry Meeting Minutes

                                        April 10, 2017

                                 Trinity Episcopal Church

Vestry Members Present:  Scott Avedisian, Chris Allen, Colleen Burg, Rick Butler, Rob Duncanson, Winston Lima and Donna Blue Tobin.

Vestry Members Absent:  Wayne Barnes, Ken Ferro, Kim Ford, Nancy Haight, Fr. Mitch Lindeman, Celeste Leal and Chris Margadonna.

The meeting was called to order @ 7:03 p.m. with a prayer lead by Rob.

Minutes:  The minutes for the last meeting were presented by Scott.  Donna made a motion to accept the minutes from our February 12th meeting. Rob seconded – All were in favor.  The minutes were accepted as submitted.

Treasurer’s Report:  Scott went over the treasurer’s report in Nancy’s absence.  There was a surplus of $524.76 for the period  of 01//1/17 – 3/17/17.  

There was a Resolution to approve the parochial report.  Motion to approve was made by Rick and seconded by Donna.  All were in favor.

Senior Warden’s Report:  

  • Family First (Moms Helping Moms) are leaving as a tenant.
  • The Temple will be taking over their location.
  • Jeff Foster is ready to start scraping and painting the Chapel.
  • Wine glass painting class set for May 19th at 6:00 in Church Hall.
  • Men’s group had a great Lenten series.
  • Discussed doing another Laundry Love.
  • Talked about having another Sunday service at ECC in Pascoag.  Also, on the lawn at the church.  
  • Ghost Tour set with O’Rourke’s for Thursday, October 26th at 6:00 and Sunday, October 29th at 6:00.
  • Gaspee Days – Ecumenical Service 2nd Saturday in June.  We still need someone willing to cook the pancakes.
  • Lemongrass fundraiser set for April 30th.
  • Diocesan Leadership Institute is April 29th.  We have five people signed up thus far.  Mitch will be speaking about “renting out your space”.

Junior Warden’s Report:  Winston had pictures of different types of signs we can purchase to replace the one out in the front of the building.  He will bring some in soon so that the congregation can choose the ones they like the best.

Winston is getting a MIA flag.

Fr. Mitch’s Report:  Scott graciously filled in for Fr. Mitch.

The next meeting of the Vestry will be Monday, May 8th at 7:00 in the Bay Room.

Chris Allen 

Clerk of Vestry

Vestry minutes 2016/12/18

Vestry Meeting Minutes

                                          December 18, 2016

Vestry Members Present:  Chris Allen, Scott Avedisian, Rick Butler, Rob Duncanson, Ken Ferro, Kim Ford, Carol Hills, Winston Lima, Mitch Lindeman and Don Raleigh.


Vestry Members absent:  Colleen Burg, Don Elderkin, Nancy Haight, Celeste Leal.


The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. with a prayer lead by Mitch Lindeman.


Minutes:  The minutes were read by Scott.  Winston made a motion to accept the minutes from the November 20th meeting and Ken seconded.  The minutes were approved.


Treasurers Report:

Scott read the report in Nancy’s absence.  Everything is moving along well.


Senior Warden’s Report: 

  • Christmas in Pawtuxet was a success.  102 people
  • Collected over $400.00 for the food pantry.
  • Food drive was good.
  • Joyce had a very good response to the gifts for the kids at Central High.
  • Carol Hill, Don Elderkin and Don Raleigh will be leaving the Vestry.  We want to thank them for their services.
  • The annual meeting will be Sunday, January 29th at 11:30.


Junior Warden’s Report:

Winston’s wish list for 2017

  • Split the heating systems so the church and basement are separate.
  • Ginny’ office – have new windows and frame installed.
  • Front doors of church need to be sanded down and sealed.
  • Much of the trim around the building needs painting.
  • Get a new refrigerator for the kitchen and remove the old one.
  • Fix or change the sign outside so it can be seen better at night.



Other Business:

  • An article was written in the Warwick Beacon about the organs we no longer need.  One has found a home and we received a donation of $50.00 for it.
  • The Clergy Housing Declaration was presented and approved.


Fr. Mitch discussed:

Christmas Services will be as follows:

  • 3:00 December 24th, kids service and two piñata’s downstairs.
  • 5:30 Main service
  • Christmas morning there will be one service at 10:00 a.m.
  • Discussed possibility of a Christmas Pageant next year.


Next month’s meeting will be Monday, January 9th, 2016 in the Bay room.


The meeting was adjourned with a closing prayer by Fr. Mitch at 9:50 a.m.



Chris Allen

Clerk of Vestry