Meridian Song Project w/ Steven Stolen

April 28 Sunday at 5PM
Meridian Song Project | Retro: Mancini and Bacharach
You don’t have to be a child of the 60s and 70s to love the songs of two popular song composers. Steven Stolen and Gary Walters take a trip back with timeless tunes from some of America’s most troubled times.

Free & Open to the public.

“A Film Called Blacks Can’t Swim”

Horizons @ St. Richard’s and Trinity’s Social Justice & Reconciliation Working Group present a screening of

“A Film Called Blacks Can’t Swim”

The documentary address the fears, anxieties, stereotypes, and generalizations about black people and swimming.

Critically acclaimed and released in February 2019, the film follows filmmaker and British hip-hop artist Ed Accura as he explores stories of black peoples’ experiences and goes through his own journey of learning how to swim.

After the film, Indianapolis residents share their swimming stories, followed by an informal community conversation. As well you’ll discover how Horizons at St. Richard’s seeks to challenge the stereotypes about African Americans and swimming by inspiring a generation of future swimmers.

Tuesday, May 7 from 6-8PM

Free & open to the public.
Doors open at 5:30PM.
Sandwiches and small bites available.
Limited Seating!

Reservations at Eventbrite

Considering Confirmation?

Basic Anglicanism (3 sessions)
May 1, May 8, May 15

Our history, including pre-Reformation history; our approach to time (daily, weekly, yearly)and our worship; our theology and guiding principles; and our polity and worldwide nature.

Considering Confirmation?
This course is taught in preparation for Confirmation, Reception, or Reaffirmation of Baptismal Vows which will take place at the Cathedral on Thursday, May 30.
Contact the office for more information: (317) 926-1346

Support Trinity Youth Pilgrimage

Trinity youth flower baskets; all proceeds benefit the Youth Pilgrimage this summer to Iona, Scotland. No advance orders; each basket will be $35 with assorted spring flowers.

Annual J2A (Journey 2 Adulthood) Car Wash and Blessing in the south parking lot of Trinity, weather permitting. All proceeds benefit the Iona Pilgrimage trip.

To learn more about Trinity’s youth programs, contact the Youth Coordinator, Missy Roetter:
[email protected]

Indiana Bread for the World Workshop at Trinity: Register by March 4

The Indiana Bread for the World team is hosting our annual Offering of Letters Workshop and adding a special community event.  Please join us at Trinity Episcopal Church on March 9th, 2019 for a day of networking, training and learning.  The workshop and gathering are free to attend, but there will be a $10 charge for those who order a box lunch and register by March 4 (cash or check, payable at the door).

Please click here to register for the event.

Last year, 53 Central Indiana organizations participated in a Joint Ecumenical Offering of Letters delivering over 4,000 letters to Congress and the major cuts we opposed did not happen!  We hope that even more will join us this Spring.  Previous attendees are encouraged to invite a new congregation to this event.

In 2019, we plan to offer quarterly community-building events for Bread advocates to connect with one another and discuss common issues.  To kick this off we have invited Heather Valentine, Bread for the World’s Director of Government Relations, to discuss how the two parties can work together to end hunger.  Heather is well-qualified to present this topic.  Previously a House Republican Conference staffer, she also served as a press secretary for Speaker John Boehner and the House Education and the Workforce Committee.  Heather has served as the Vice President for Government Relations and Communications at the Council for Opportunity in Education and as a Federal Lobbyist for the National Education Association.  A graduate of the University of Florida, Heather has been named as a rising star by National Journal and a top lobbyist by the Hill newspaper.

9:00 a.m. – Registration and Gathering

9:30 a.m. – 2019 Offering of Letters Workshop

  • What We Accomplished in 2018
  • 2019 Offering of Letters: “Better Nutrition, Better Tomorrow”
    • Matt Gross – Bread for the World’s Director of Organizing
  • Procedure for the Indiana Joint Offering and Delivery of Letters

11:00 a.m. – Bread Indiana Spring Gathering with optional box lunch ($10)

  • Scaling Up Our Indiana Advocacy
  • “How Red and Blue Can Work Together to End Hunger”
    • Heather Valentine – Bread for the World’s Director of Government Relations

1:00 p.m. – Conclusion

We hope that you will be able to join us on the 9th,
Indiana Bread Leadership Team:
Dave Miner, Chair
Woody Collins
Jana Forster
Charlie Gardner
Gail Geisler
Dick Hamm
Mike Hastings
Kate Howe
Sarah Witwer

Renewed JiF Program Returns in February 2019: Journey in Formation

We request that you make a commitment to attend all sessions of the course you are taking.
For more information or to register, contact [email protected]

A Letter from Mother Julia: Diocesan Pilgrimage to Haiti

Greetings, Trinity!

I am writing from the roof garden of a guest house in Leogane, Haiti, about an hour and a half southwest of Port au Prince. It’s pouring, and the thunder of the pounding rain almost drowns out the persistent beat of dance music across the street.

I joined this diocesan pilgrimage for several reasons. First, I have long felt a pull to this country about which I have heard so much. Its rich history and culture shines beyond the pervasive poverty, even after the devastating earthquake in 2010. I have been aware of the Episcopal Church’s deep ties here, and am now curious how Trinity parish can be an active presence in this rich relationship. We pray every week for the church in Mithon, Haiti — ministries in churches, schools, hospitals, and beyond— and I am blessed to be able to learn more about those ministries alongside our new bishop and other leaders in Global Mission.

Another reason I am here is to explore partnership possibilities for St. Richard’s Episcopal School and Trinity with Episcopal schools in Haiti. There are over 250 schools in the Diocese of Haiti. They are critical to the education and well-being of thousands of children here. The National Association Of Episcopal Schools Haïti Partnership program aims to foster collaboration and relationship between US schools and churches and schools in Haiti. The Diocese of Indianapolis has built a beautiful school in the Mithon region— I’m here to build relationships on behalf of our school and Trinity church in hopes of building future opportunities for mission and growth.

I will endeavor to send back some pics from this touchingly complex place. Until we meet again, know that I hold you in my heart as I travel this terrain with others from the diocese, and as I dream of ways we can be in service together in the future.

Faithfully, and with love,

The Rev’d Julia E. Whitworth, Rector

The Reverend Erin Hougland to join Trinity in May 2019: Associate Rector for Community Engagement and Vitality

The Reverend Erin Hougland to join Trinity in May 2019: Associate Rector for Community Engagement and Vitality

The Reverend Erin Hougland has accepted the call to serve as Trinity’s newest priest, in the role of Associate Rector for Community Engagement and Vitality. Mother Erin’s primary responsibilities will be in the outreach and justice, as well as evangelism and welcome ministries of the parish. Also, like all clergy at Trinity, Mother Erin will engage in preaching, teaching, and pastoral care in the parish, but with a particular eye towards new-member incorporation, external community connections, and stewardship.



The Rev’d Erin Hougland received her B.A. in Theological Studies from Hanover College in 2008, her M.Div from Earlham School of Religion in 2014 with honors, and her Diploma for Anglican Studies from Bexley Seabury Seminary Federation in Chicago in 2017.

Mother Erin is a cradle Episcopalian, the child of an Episcopal priest and has been part of the Episcopal Church her whole life. Mother Erin is passionate about showing the world what the Episcopal Church has to offer through our rich tradition of welcoming all people without exception, our compassionate social justice work and outreach to our neighbors in need and through our deep spiritual tradition and liturgy.

Upon graduation from Hanover in 2008 Erin became the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic’s first Volunteer Coordinator through the AmeriCorps VISTA program. Upon completion of her VISTA year, Erin and her husband lived abroad in Yanai City Japan, working for the JET program teaching English for a year. When Erin and her husband returned to the U.S. Erin enrolled in seminary and continued her work at the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic as their Volunteer and Internship Coordinator where she worked extensively in the Clinic’s administration helping to advance their contributed resources, brand and presence in this corner of Indianapolis.

In 2016 the Rev. Erin helped to plant and became the Director of Discipleship at Good Samaritan Episcopal Church in Brownsburg. Upon her ordination in June of 2017 Mother Erin became the Pathways Priest for the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis. In this program Rev. Erin has worked in three unique congregational settings: at Good Samaritan, a new church plant in the Diocese; at All Saints, an established and rapidly growing Anglo-Catholic congregation; and at St. Timothy’s, a recently revised and growing congregation. While the settings are different, Erin’s work has been consistent: harnessing and empowering strong lay leaders, revitalizing stewardship and giving initiatives, furthering outreach and evangelism efforts and programming, and developing discipleship and pathways for newcomers, all with a focus on vitality and sustainability.


Mother Erin is originally from Kentucky and has loved living in Indianapolis and watching the city grow and begin to thrive over the last ten years. Erin is the mother of two young boys, Ian and Sam and is married to Isaac. The Hougland’s love exploring the city, traveling, hiking and camping, eating good food and spending time with family and friends. Erin is also a Tai Chi instructor and has recently begun teaching classes again at Trinity.


The Reverend Dr. Teresa Angle-Young to join Trinity staff for four months: Interim Associate for Congregational Strategy

The Reverend Dr. Teresa Angle-Young, an ordained Methodist pastor, will be joining Trinity’s staff for a four-month period to assist with congregational development and strategy.

As Interim Associate for Congregational Strategy, Rev’d Angle-Young will be part of the day-to-day ministries of the parish: teaching, preaching, assisting with pastoral care, etc., while working with me and parish leaders on a Strategic Planning process to guide us into our second centennial.  A clergy coach and church planter, Rev’d Angle-Young will provide a fresh new perspective on this exciting time in the life of our parish.


The Rev. Dr. Teresa Angle-Young is an International Coach Federation certified, United Methodist Endorsed Coach, and an ordained clergy in the United Methodist Church. She holds a B.A. in Creative Writing, an M. Div. from Emory University, and a Doctorate of Ministry in Preaching from Aquinas Institute of Theology.

Dr. Angle-Young has taught preaching and theology at Emory University. She frequently holds workshops and coaches clergy and laity on worship, church planting, leadership development, children’s ministry, relationship, and wellness. Dr. Angle-Young is a former church planter and has a passion for helping churches become visible in their communities. With over 4000 hours of professional coaching experience with clergy, she is a nationally recognized coach, speaker, and workshop presenter for several mainline denominations.

In addition to theology, Dr. Angle-Young is a lover of science. She has certificates in Nutrition and Cancer, Environmental Medicine, and Foundations in Botanicals from the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. She is a Certified Warriors at Ease Meditation teacher (for military veterans) and an iRest teacher (meditation protocols for trauma).

Teresa is married to Phil Young, Operations Manager for a multi-state real estate law firm in Atlanta, and mother to Andrew Long, a medical school student in New York, Rebecca Long, a stylist in Atlanta, four dogs, and three chickens. She enjoys vegetarian cooking, fitness, hiking, reading, writing, and art.


Christmas Eve Services

3 pm, Godly Play Children’s Eucharist
A service crafted for younger children to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Traditional carols and communion complete the experience.

5 pm, Holy Eucharist with Choristers & Carols
A service for all ages that includes beloved carols, sung by the Trinity Choristers.

10 pm, The Christ Mass with the Trinity Choir
Festival Eucharist in celebration of the Incarnation of Christ, and glorious music makes Christmas at Trinity a memorable experience. Get there early, it fills up quickly.
The first half hour is a choral prelude – a not to be missed beginning to this Christmas service which begins at 10:30 pm.