Third Half of Life Rockets to the Stars

Fun and Fellowship for Fifties+ at Trinity

Mark your calendars for our blast offs in October, November and December! Third Half of Life usually gathers on the fourth Sunday of the month, about 12:30 p.m., for food, fellowship and fun. Bring your lunch or purchase one from Café-Ah-Roma. [Place your order and money at the Reception Desk before the 11:15 a.m. service]. Water, ice tea and lemonade are provided. All of the programs are open to everyone. Invite a friend or two! [Read more...]

All Saints’ Day Costume Party & Pancake Breakfast

Breakfast served 9-11:10 a.m. in Cathedral Hall

Join Trinity’s Sunday School and Youth Group program by dressing up as your favorite saint for an All Saints’ Day costume party and pancake breakfast. Suggested donation is $5 for the breakfast and all proceeds benefit the Trinity Cathedral Youth & Family Ministries. Adults and youth interested in volunteering please contact Chris Decatur, 216-774-0478.

20s/30s October Meet-Up: Clambake

Trinity Cathedral’s 20s/30s October Meet-Up is Sunday, Oct. 19, at 1 pm. Come socialize with Trinity friends at Merwin’s Wharf, the new Cleveland Metroparks pub-style restaurant on the Cuyahoga River, during clambake season. If the weather is good we will sit on the deck, enjoy the fall foliage and watch rowers zip up and down the river. [Read more...]

The Episcopal Church Welcomes You, Really!

Saturday, Oct. 18
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Episcopal Church Welcomes You, Really! is a wide-ranging and honest exploration of our faith, our Church and our common life. Those who wish may use this retreat to prepare for confirmation or reception into The Episcopal Church. Register online. Please contact Ginger Bitikofer with questions. [Read more...]

Becoming the Transformative Church

KayCollierMcLaughlinDr. Kay Collier-McLaughlin
Sunday, Oct. 19
Dean’s Forum: 10:10 a.m.

As a result of significant transition among clergy within the Diocese of Lexington in a short period of time, the Diocese was presented with an unprecedented learning laboratory concerning congregational well-being and the type of leadership required as the Church negotiates the transitional time in which we live.  A new way of thinking about the purpose and role of the church is imperative — much of which flies in the face of conventional, institutional wisdom. [Read more...]

DOK Meets Oct. 19

The next Daughters of the King (DOK) meeting is Sunday, Oct. 19 following the 11:15 worship service. You are cordially invited to join us as DOK members Janet Morrison and Francisca Sumagpao lead us in a book study of Heaven Is For Real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent (copies available at the Cleveland Public Library). Great read, good company, check us out. Feel free to bring your lunch too. Any questions, contact Debbie Hunter or Ginger Bitikofer.

Bestselling Author Mary Gordon Visits Trinity Nov. 12

MaryGordonWednesday, Nov. 12  7:30 p.m.  Free and open to the public

Author Mary Gordon will visit Trinity this November to discuss her latest book, The Liar’s Wife: Four Novellas. Books will be for sale and following the reading, Gordon will sign books. [Read more...]

First Sunday Knitting Workshops

3-5 p.m.

Location: Trinity Commons board room (above reception desk)
Dates: Oct. 5, 2014; Dec. 7, 2014; Jan. 4, 2015; Feb. 1, 2015; March 1, 2015; and May 3, 2015

A short workshop for knitters of all levels to build confidence working on specific skills, yarn and needles available. Led by Beth Billings, an experienced knitting teacher. Participants may also work on their own projects in fellowship. Newcomers wishing to learn to knit or crochet should contact Beth (216-543-2980, in advance of the workshop. Yarn and needles or hooks are available. Learn more about the Knitting Pearls at


The Labyrinth as Spiritual Path

LaurenArtressThe Rev. Dr. Lauren Artress
Sunday, Nov. 16
Dean’s Forum: 10:10 a.m.
Guest preaching: 9 a.m., 11:15 a.m.

We are living in a “hinge” time; a time when things are changing so quickly that every institution is struggling to keep up, including traditional religious institutions. Many of us continue to attend but feel restless so we augment our spiritual growth through a variety of activities. [Read more...]

UPCaM Discussion Group & Brunch

UPCaM, United Protestant Campus Ministries meets Sunday, Oct. 12 at 12:30 p.m. at Trinity. All are welcome to join the discussion and to meet students from Cleveland State, Tri-C and Case Western Reserve. Chris Decatur and UPCaM CSU intern Dyonna Huggins will lead the group. If you would like to bring a brunch dish to share, contact Chris (216-774-0478) in advance.

Advent Retreat 2014

Saturday, Dec. 6
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

$10 Register:, 216-774-0418

An opportunity to slow down from the hectic pace of the holiday season and take time to simply be present to God.

Annual Knit-In at Trinity Cathedral

Nov. 2, 2014  1-5 p.m.
Location: Trinity Commons board room

Bring a hat for the guests of A Place at the Table (one of Trinity Cathedral’s hunger ministries) or make one with us as we wrap up our Hats for the Homeless project in time for Christmas. Yarn and needles or hooks are available.

Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival

The Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival will be held at Trinity Cathedral on Saturday, Dec. 27 at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. The cast and crew–including choir, performers and support staff–is an all-volunteer group, aged 4 years and up. This is the 52nd presentation of the event and it is truly a Cleveland Christmas tradition. The Festival is a multi-sensory Elizabethan Christmas experience with pageantry and music that celebrate the light of Christ coming into the world. Freewill offering. To learn more, visit, visit the group’s Facebook page or email




Transformed Nonconformists: What Moral Leaders Do

RobertFranklinThe Rev. Dr. Robert M. Franklin, Jr.
Sunday, Jan. 18
Dean’s Forum: 10:10 a.m.
Guest preaching: 9 a.m., 11:15 a.m.

The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was one of the great moral leaders of the last century.  His ability to frame the particular issues for civil rights in a manner that fostered awareness on the fundamental morality of national policies enabled American society to not only address the injustices of specific practices but to rethink and invoke systemic change within society. [Read more...]

Sacred Space Reading Hamlet’s Blackberry

Sacred Space meets Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m. and will discuss Hamlet’s Blackberry: Building a Good Life in the Digital Age by William Powers and to reflect upon the connections between our digital and spiritual lives. [Read more...]