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Biography for Rev. Elise Hanley

I am both humbled and thrilled to be called as your next Assistant Rector. From the moment I first arrived to interview, I could sense that Trinity is a unique and special place, a vibrant and spirit-filled parish committed to serving both its immediate and greater community. A born and raised New Yorker, I most recently served at the Church of St. Matthew and St. Timothy on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. I attended the General Theological Seminary, and graduated from Union Theological Seminary in May 2016. Prior to seminary, I worked at Marble Collegiate Church as Director of Mission and Outreach, as well as Coordinator for its Women’s, Arts, and LGBTQ fellowship groups. I also helped to oversee the outreach programs of my sponsoring parish, St. Bart’s, including their 365-night a year women’s shelter. I am a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and I worked as a stage production manager on, off, and way off Broadway prior to discerning a call to the priesthood. I am married to Chris Ashley, who also graduated from Union last May with a PhD in Systematic Theology. He is currently a Chaplain Resident at Weill Cornell Medical Center. We live with two outgoing, friendly cats. A longtime vegetarian and animal lover, I also enjoy running, theatre, documentary films, traveling, Irish music and step dancing. I so look forward to meeting all of you, and to worshipping, serving, and growing together.

The Asberry Boys 2017

Trinity Coffee House presents

The Asberry Boys – Saturday, October 14, 2017, 7:30 p.m. in Trinity Church on the Green. Tickets:  $15 advance, $20 at door.  A patron donor for $100 comes with 2 tickets.

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Enjoy contemporary music performed by the Asberry Boys from New Haven, CT.  Their music has a folk/rock feel, and includes violin, viola and guitar behind stunning vocal harmonies. They write music together, arrange the music together, and perform with one voice.  Beverages and light snacks will be provided.

If you can’t come but want to donate using our online system…

Donate now buttonIf you can’t come to the event, but would still like to donate to Trinity’s programs, hit the Donate Now! button and select the Coffee House Sponsorship fund in our online  VANCO PAYMENT SOLUTIONS donation system, an online service dedicated to support church contributions, which can accept credit card, debit card and eCheck donations.  Feel free to donate to any of the other Trinity Funds as well!

Parking

Parking metersNew Haven is a busy place. but parking is always just a block away from Trinity. The Crown Street parking garage is a block away. There are 194 metered spaces (6 for handicapped) within one block.  After 5pm the 2 hour limit is suspended, and parking after 9pm is free: you pay only $1.50 per hour until 9pm. All meters take credit cards or coins. For more help on parking, click here,  or on the parking meter image.

Trinity Episcopal Church
corner of Chapel & Temple Streets,
New Haven, CT
www.trinitynewhaven.org

 

Christine Ohlman Concert

Trinity Presents its Sixth Music for Music (M4M) Concert

“River of Love”

Tickets are $30 for adults, $10 for students.

Sponsors:
Bronze: $100 with 2 tickets and program listing
Silver: $250 with 2 tickets,  program listing, and preferred seating
Gold: $500 with 4 tickets,  program listing, and preferred seating

Note: Tickets purchased online will be reserved for you and will be available at the door.

Christine Ohlman, a 2017 inductee into the Blues Hall of Fame, and Rebel Montez will rock Trinity Church on the Green, New Haven, September 22, 2017 in special concert featuring songs from her six CDs, and upcoming album. Proceeds from the concert support the Music Program at the church including the Boys & Girls choirs.

Ohlman, Cliff Goodwin (guitar), Michael Colbath (bass) and New Haven native Larry Donahue (drums) will perform some select pieces with choristers of the Trinity Choirs: “Wade in the Water”, “The Deep End” and Al Green’s “Take Me to the River”.

Ohlman, (the “Beehive Queen,”), a long-time vocalist with NBC’s Saturday Night Live Band, and New Haven favorite, is a 2017 inductee into the Blues Hall of Fame of the American Heritage International Organization.

Ohlman is fresh from sold-out appearances at both the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival’s 2016 David Bowie tribute and the WC Handy Festival in Muscle Shoals.

This queen of blue-eyed rock n’ soul, who grew up loving equally the sweetness of a Memphis horn line and the raunch of an electric guitar riff–whether played by Muddy Waters, Keith Richards, or Pop Staples–teased her blonde hair into a beehive in honor of Ronnie Spector and never looked back. Known to tell audiences:” I come here tonight to set your souls on fire,” – on September 22nd- she will!

 If you can’t come but want to donate using our online system…

Donate now buttonIf you can’t come to the event, but would still like to donate to Trinity’s programs, hit the Donate Now! button and select the Music for Music Concert Sponsorship fund in our online  VANCO PAYMENT SOLUTIONS donation system, an online service dedicated to support church contributions, which can accept credit card, debit card and eCheck donations.  Feel free to donate to any of the other Trinity Funds as well!

Parking

Parking metersNew Haven is a busy place. but parking is always just a block away from Trinity. The Crown Street parking garage is a block away. There are 194 metered spaces (6 for handicapped) within one block.  After 5pm the 2 hour limit is suspended, and parking after 9pm is free: you pay only $1.50 per hour until 9pm. All meters take credit cards or coins. For more help on parking, click here,  or on the parking meter image.

Trinity Episcopal Church
corner of Chapel & Temple Streets,
New Haven, CT
www.trinitynewhaven.org

 

ALTAR’D SPACES at Trinity

For over 200 years, four churches on the New Haven Green have made history as sanctuaries and historic meeting houses for all who enter. This summer they take up one more purpose: arts incubator. For two weeks, folk music, theater, spoken word, and dance will come together within their walls.

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DEBORAH LIFTON, SOPRANO, Wed, June 14, 2017, 6:00pm

 

HAPPENSTANCE THEATER, Wed, June 14, 2017, 8:30pm

TERE LUNA & VAL RAMOS DUO, Mon, June 19, 2017, 7:15pm

 

About Grace Awakening

Welcome to Grace Awakening, Trinity’s spirituality website.

Here you will find wisdom thoughts from various traditions, spiritual practices, seasonal reflections, and Trinity programs/events which will serve to enrich and support your spiritual journey.

May we continue to awaken to the grace of living life more deeply, peacefully and compassionately.

“The spiritual life does not remove us from the world, but leads us deeper into it.” Henri Nouwen

Spiritual Wisdom

A Prayer for the World

Rabbi Harold S. Kushner

Let the rain come and wash away the ancient grudges, the bitter hatreds held and nurtured over generations.

Let the rain wash away the memory of hurt, the neglect.

Then let the sun come out and fill the sky with rainbows.

Let the warmth of the sun heal us wherever we are broken. Let it burn away the fog so that we can see each other clearly. So that we can see beyond labels, beyond accents, gender or skin color. Let the warmth and brightness of the sun melt our selfishness so that we can share the joys and feel the sorrows of our neighbors. And let the light of the sun be so strong that we will see all people as our neighbors. Let the earth, nourished by rain, bring bring forth flowers to surround us with beauty. And let the mountains teach our hearts to reach upward to heaven. Amen.

Reflection

AWAKENING to the GRACE OF AUTUMN

“ to everything, there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.”  Ecclesiastes  3: 1-8

The seasons are  often an invitation to reflect more deeply about the reality of living life with more awareness and love.

Autumn’s great diversity of color and  grace of harvest can lead to questions of the heart, such as:

  1. Am I aware of who and what colors my life?

  2. Am I able to see color and beauty in myself, others and creation?

  3. “Where there is darkness, can I bring light?”

  4. Are my senses alive to the brightness of God’s countenance shining upon, in and through life?

The themes of diversity and harvest are well explored in John Philip Newell’s

Book –  Praying with the Earth, a prayerbook for peace.  He shares insights about peace from  the rich harvest  of the Christian, Hebrew and Islamic worlds of art and thought. He states:  “ We need to be called back to the deep yearning for peace that are at the heart of our shared inheritance and at the heart of our human soul.  We need each other to be well.  We will be whole, not in separation but in relationship.”

Do not be afraid, I am with you always. (Matthew, 28: 10-20)

God heals the brokenhearted, and binds up their wounds.(Psalm 147:3)

In remembrance of God, our hearts are comforted. (Quran, Thunder 13,28)

WELCOME TO THE GRACE OF AUTUMN

Spiritual Practice

Loving – Kindness Meditation

This is a meditation of care, concern and tenderness for yourself and others.

Take a comfortable posture.

Breathe gently in and out of your heart center, as you say/pray each line. Take your time with each line, using a breathing rhythm best for you. Pauses are helpful.

Start with yourself and move to others.

May I live in Peace and safety.

May I be free of mental suffering and distress.

May I be happy.

May I be free of physical pain and suffering.

May I be completely at ease.

PRAY for:

I     –  one self

You – benefactor or mentor

You – friend

You – neutral

You – difficult ( if necessary, you can say “ to the best of my ability, I wish that you be”

We/all beings