Stories and Announcements

Bazaar Silent Auction

The Trinity Bazaar Silent Auction takes place Friday, October 19, only at the Kick-Off Party, so don’t miss it! There will also be online absentee bidding leading up to the Bazaar. The online catalogue and online absentee bidding can be found on this page.

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Trinity Bazaar Kickoff Party

Come help us celebrate 70 years of the Trinity Bazaar! The Bazaar Kick-off party takes place Friday, October 19 from 6:30 - 9 pm in Satterlee Hall. The party will feature music, refreshments, and our famed Silent Auction.

We will offer absentee bidding in advance for the Silent Auction. Find the online catalogue with absentee bidding online here in the weeks leading up to the party. Register for the party and donate online here.  No cost to attend, but donations are greatly appreciated.

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Call for 2019 Vernon Fund Applications

What might the Holy Spirit be prompting you to imagine here at Trinity? Spread throughout three areas, Education and Outreach, applications are open for anyone with an extraordinary idea for joining in the work God is doing to build his kingdom here at Trinity and in Columbia.

Click here to view the 2018 Vernon Fund Application. All applications are due by October 6, 2018. Please send all applications to Trinity Cathedral (1100 Sumter Street, Columbia 29201) or email Carole Carter at

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W.A. Perry Middle School Outreach Volunteers and Life Skills Class Ideas Needed

Trinity Cathedral is in our 16th year of a partnership with W.A. Perry Middle School. The Cathedral was recently recognized as a “Champion of Public Education” by the SC Association of School Boards for the Perry relationship. But there an ever present need for new volunteers to assist with the life skills teaching and providing weekend food for students.

Currently Trinity volunteers provide the life skills learning in clubs six to eight Thursday afternoons each semester.  Present clubs are Cooking, Sewing, Tennis and Golf.  Volunteers are needed in all venues. The time requirement is one hour in the club sessions from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. plus your travel time. Contact Lee Ruef (331-3182) Betty Gregory (206-0759) Beth Yon (787-2881) or Rev’d Patsy Malanuk (

Maybe you have skills that middle school students could use in life. A suggestion has been made that the students would benefit from learning basic household repair skills.  Should you have the skills you want to share with students on how to use a hammer, a screwdriver, or a saw for home repairs contact Lee Ruef (331-3182). Or should you have any other idea for a life skills class, contact Lee or Rev’d Malanuk.

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Lay Chaplain Training

Listening to people’s concerns when they are hurting, grieving and wrestling with the worries of life. Praying with people who are in need. If this sounds like a ministry that might interest you, keep reading.

Lay Chaplains now serve in ministries that include: visits to the home-bound, visits to assisted living and retirement communities, visits for bereavement support, and Aftercare (follow-up after hospitalization. Lay Chaplains began Solomon’s Porch group and a young mother’s group. Currently we meet together once a month to check in with each other about this ministry. Lay Chaplain know they can reach out to me at any time with concerns about a parishioner. This is not meant to take the place of clergy but many time there are more parishioners who could use attention than the clergy have enough hours to reach. 

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Yoga with Ellen: September/October 2018

For the months of September and October, Ellen is offering Tuesday yoga class on Tuesdays from 10-11 am. Classes cost $7 each. Dates are September 4, 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. Contact for  more information. 

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Men of Trinity Father/Son Weekend

The Men of Trinity will host a Father/Son weekend on November 9-11, 2018 at Camp Awanita. The weekend includes two nights of bunk style lodging, four meals, and a daytime Hummer ride. 
Cost is $150. Registration is limited to 20 people. 
Look for more information coming soon, and find out about Camp Awanita at

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Join the Choir!

The Cathedral Choirs will be starting a new term this fall and will be welcoming new members.  We are always delighted to meet with prospective singers or parents of any age to help you find your place in our choir program.

The Trinity Youth Chorus (girls in grades 3 and higher) rehearses on Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30 and sings at the 9:00 service once or twice a month.  The first meeting will be on September 4. All are welcome.

The Accelerated Chorister Program for boys and girls (Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys; Men and Girls) will welcome a small number of new members this fall.  These choirs rehearse twice weekly; please contact Jared Johnson for more information ( or visit

The Choir of Adults rehearses on Thursdays and sings every Sunday.  To schedule an audition or to learn more, contact Katie Gatch in the music office (

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July Vestry Notes

The July Vestry meeting was held on July 26, 2018. Following approval of the May 2018 minutes, Ally Rivers of The Hobbs Group presented the annual Audit Report.  She advised that Trinity had received a clean report which is the highest form of report, and she commended Donald Benson, Ryan Headley and Julie Fulmer for their work She also mentioned the need for Trinity to take the necessary steps to create a working capital reserve and that a goal of six months of operating expenses would be desirable.

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Trinity Cathedral Awarded SC Board Association Champions for Public Education

Trinity Cathedral was awarded the South Carolina School Boards Association Champions for Public Education Award on Thursday, July 26, 2018. The Richland One School Board nominated Trinity because of the tremendous support of students and staff in the district and for their work with the W.A. Perry Ministry. Read more about the award below.

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