Past Events

2018 Events

Wednesday, January 24
Many thanks to Dan Dorosheff, Fish and Wildlife Biologist, who spoke about invasive plants of the lake area and their management. Thanks, as well, to John and Cheryl Katterhenry for dinner and for organizing the event. An informative evening appreciated by all!

Thursday, February 15

Eagle Scout celebration – February 3
Boy Scout Sunday – February 5
Blue Gold Ceremony – February 12
Pancake Supper – February 13






Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 23
Rain didn’t dampen our annual Thanksgiving Day celebration.  We moved it all across the street into the parish hall and onto the veranda.  Thank you to all volunteers for helping to make this such a fun event!

Friday, November 10 with Chili Supper
Saturday, November 11 with BBQ lunch
The Trinity Bazaar featured a yummy bake sale, jams, jellies, a selection of beautiful pre-owned clothes, furniture, antiques, collectibles, art, housewares, plants & gardening supplies, crafts, and many other items.

Sunday, October 8
Celebrating our stuffed animal friends!

> Stuffed animals that will be tossed from the Trinity float during the Merry Melrose Parade were blessed at the 8:30am service.

> At the 11am service, children brought forward their stuffed animals. Receiving a blessing today, were Minnie Mouse, Dory, Lambie and their favorite humans

Saturday, October 7 – Celebrating the Feast of St. Francis at the Heritage Park GazeboBlessing of the Animals
Blessings today for Eugene, Jake, Jazzie, Maggie, Maxie, and Sophie

New look!
Kudos to our own Sharon Jax for the crisp new look in the “Wicker Room.”  Thank you!



April 16 – Easter Sunday Service at 10am
Following the 10 am service, light refreshments were served on the veranda,  PLUS an Easter Egg Hunt on the front lawn!  Images from Easter Sunday below:

April 7 – Melrose Elementary School Sixth Grade Class takes a tour of Historic Melrose.  The tour, or course, would not be complete without a visit to Trinity and our thrift store!

Lenten Soup Suppers with St. Marks
Many thanks to Cinnie and her team of soup chefs and behind-the-scene organizers for our delicious soup suppers during Lent.  Also, thanks go to our music team, Will Flynn and Mark Fletcher, joined by Fr. Tony.


Images from Holy Week

Saturday, February 11 @ 6:00pm –  The Evangelism Committee hosted a Valentine Dinner Show featuring “Elvis.”  Teddy McMullen, an acclaimed Elvis Tribute Artist, performed and a delicious Hawaiian Chicken dinner was served.

Christmas 2016 – Angel Treeangel-tree
Thank you to all who are participating in our first Angel Tree. Please bring the unwrapped gifts in a labeled bag per child to the Melrose Elementary School office by Tuesday December, 20. The school will take care of distributing the
items to the families.

Many thanks go to you for being an angel for one of the Melrose Elementary School students.  Your gifts will bring joy to a child as you share God’s love!

NativityMerry Melrose  Merry Melrose festivities included booths in front of the parish hall with small treasures perfect for Christmas giving!  Inside the hall, we had our annual Nativity Walk with a wonderful display of Nativity scenes from around the world as well as family treasures which have LCBfascinating stories.  Also, there was music, cookies and lemonade for everyone!  The Men’s Club had a delicious Low Country Boil following the Merry Melrose Parade.

Scenes from Merry Melrose Parade:


Thanksgiving in the Park – See the article, “A Day for Giving,” in the Friday, November 25th edition of the Gainesville Sun.

Friends from far and wide enjoyed the 9th annual “Thanksgiving in the Park,” hosted by Trinity Episcopal Church.  Many hands prepared and served the food as nearly 500 people attended.

Congratulations to our own Linda Wilcox for coordinating another fine event. Quoting the Sun article, “I really feel like this is God’s party,” she said. “This is what Thanksgiving is all about.”

Preparations for Thanksgiving in the Park:


The Annual Trinity Bazaar, November 11-12  fall-bazaarCongratulations to the ECW and many others for a successful bazaar.  This year’s sale featured hand made items, baked goods, jams and jellies, Christmas gift ideas and vintage furniture and collectibles.




Blessing of the Animals, October 8
Pets (and people) enjoyed the grace of God’s blessings. in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. Treats and water were available.

PrintStewardship Sunday, September 11
A combined service at 10am IN THE CHURCH was followed by a gourmet luncheon prepared by Kelly and Clay.   As a stewardship celebration, we looked at our many Blessings through our ongoing ministries at Trinity, with a powerpoint presentation by Clay.  Also, many thanks to the youth of Keystone Community Church for serving as our waiters.  We were treated royally!  🙂

Good Old Summertime Chicken Dinner & Basket Auction,
July 16  Another successful Good Old Summertime Chicken Dinner and Basket Auction.  Thank you to all who participated – basket creators, basket winners, organizers, and patrons!

March 27 – Easter Sunday – “Welcome happy morning, age to age shall say!”

March 24 – Maundy Thursday

A symbolic sedarSeder Dinner was celebrated on Maundy Thursday; a representation of the retelling of the story of the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt.

Several parts of the meal were served, including a hard boiled egg, bitter herbs, salty water and horseradish, roasted lamb, and matzo. Four small glasses of wine were served, symbolizing the four promises of the redemption.

Stewardship Sunday Celebration – December 6

The December First Sunday Service was followed by a meal prepared by Trinity’s own, Chefs Clay, Sharon, and Bob.  Members of the Vestry served and musicians Will, Ray, and Fr. Tony entertained as parishioners enjoyed their delicious dinner and fellowship.  Paper strips were written with lists of our many Blessings during the past year and linked as a
chain together as members of the Trinity family.

December 12 – Nativity Walk and Low Country Boil

After the parade, we had our annual Nativity Walk in the Parish Hall.  It’s always wonderful to see such a variety of Nativity scenes on display; from different places, from different periods – all treasured family displays.

The Men’s Club served a LOW COUNTRY BOIL on Saturday, December 12, at 10:30am  The meal  included a bowl of stew, cornbread, and iced tea. Congratulations, gentleman, for a great event!

November 26 – Thanksgiving in the Park

A big THANK YOU goes out to all who participated in our recent “Thanksgiving in the Park.”  Nearly 600 people were served at this annual community-wide event!

November 13-14 – Annual Trinity Bazaar


Bake Sale, Jams, Jellies, Pickles and other Goodies, Antiques, Furniture, Collectibles, Art, Quality Housewares including Crystal and Silver, Renewed, Recycled, Re-purposed Plants, Hand Knitted and Crocheted Items, Christmas Selection and Crafts, Jewelry, Quality Pre-owned Winter Clothes Featuring: A drawing for an original painting!

Melrose Live! – October 24, 2015

Also a video clip…The Melrose Song featuring David Beede with the Melrose Elementary School 6th graders.

 August 8 – Good Old Summertime Chicken Dinner and Basket Auction

Thank you to all of the basket creators and basket bidders for a successful evening!  About 75 people attended, enjoyed dinner, and bid on over 40 baskets.

Please click on links below to find out about some of our past events:
 Blessing of the Animals
 Iron Chef


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