Trinity Haven House-Registries open through June 2019

Let’s share the love with some house warming gifts!




Bed, Bath & Beyond

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Trinity Haven: Transitional housing for LGBTQ youth who have no safe place to stay.

Please consider giving or donating toward a gift at!

Our goal: make this a warm, welcoming place for these youth so that the house feels like a home!


A Hundred Ways to Serve for Trinity Yarn People

A Hundred Ways to Serve for Trinity Yarn People (aka Trinity Comforters)

In honor of Trinity’s 100 years, we would like to craft 100, or more, hats for the coming winter. These hats would be welcomed at various Trinity outreach efforts like Sunday dinner and Trinity Haven.

Trinity Comforters has a huge stash (that’s crafters’ talk!) of yarn and simple patterns available. You can use your own patterns, and yarn if you wish. We are looking for adult size hats in machine washable yarns. We could arrange some work bees if people are interested.

If you used to know how to knit or crochet but need a refresher course or would like to learn we can help!

There will be baskets with yarn, patterns and sign up sheets in the Cloister room.

Please contact Patty Gotway if you need any additional information.

Patty Gotway


[email protected]

Music at Trinity invites you to Evensong

Music at Trinity
As the choir and choristers prepare for their July pilgrimage to France and England, where they will sing at Saint-Étienne-du-Mont and the American Cathedral before serving as choir-in-residence at Ely cathedral, we invite you to the following services of Choral Evensong:

Wednesday June 12 at 6:30PM
Music of Neary, Walmisley, and Howells

Sunday, June 16 at 3:00PM
Music of Neary, Hogan, and Parry

Wednesday, June 19 at 6:30PM
Music of Neary, Murrill, and Rorem

Sunday, June 23 at 3:00PM
Music of Neary, Brewer, and Dove

Wednesday, June 26 at 6:30PM
Music of Neary, Howells, and Rheinberger

Sunday, June 30 at the 10AM Choral Eucharist
Music of Jackson and Arthur

Sunday, June 30 at 3:00PM
Music of Neary, Ešenvalds, and Jennings

All services are free and open to the public.

The Trinity Choir will be on pilgrimage July 3 – July 15.

The Reverend Erin Hougland joins Trinity Sunday, May 19

The Reverend Erin Hougland, 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.


Bread for the World Letter Writing Campaign

Join us as we write letters to Congress. The 2019 Better Nutrition, Better Tomorrow campaign urges our government to accelerate progress toward ending hunger by increasing funding for global child nutrition programs. All children deserve the opportunity to live a healthy life and reach their full potential.

“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


These courses are taught on Wednesday evenings.
Participants are invited to attend Eucharist at 5:30 and Community Supper at 6:00.
The courses begin at 6:30.

5:30 PM | Eucharist
6:00 PM | Community Supper ($7/Individual)
6:30 – 7:45 PM | Adult Learning Programs

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]

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