“Well done good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much.” — Matthew 25:23
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The word of God always guides us. For many generations, faithful Episcopal servants have lived the scripture set forth in Matthew 25:23. They have loved and lifted Trinity, laying the firm foundation for today’s dynamic worship and servant ministry to church and community. Today, our river of faithful service is roaring with possibilities as Trinity embraces its new, more inclusive, and greater role as Trinity Cathedral.
Why should you offer your financial support of
Faith Like a River, the campaign for Trinity Cathedral?
We offer Five Reasons for your support…
Trinity is a Growing Church
Trinity’s mission statement, to welcome all people to live as Christ in the world, is affirmed each day by our church’s growth in diversity, attendance, and volunteer service. There has been an average 22% increase in membership over the past three years.
Trinity is an Active Church
In the great tradition of Episcopal cathedrals, Trinity serves as a House of Prayer for all people, a center for respectful dialogue on social justice issues and a venue for church and community concerts and art exhibits.
Trinity is a Giving Church
In the last 4 years, Trinity has witnessed a revival in giving. Pledged giving is up 54%!
Trinity is a Planning Church
Since its humble beginnings in a schoolhouse in 1870, Trinity Parish grew steadily until the 1940’s when adequate funds were raised to allow construction to begin on our present Church. But 70 years of wear and tear have taken a toll. Consequently, over the last four years, Trinity’s clergy, Vestry, special committees, and congregants have been prayerfully planning for Trinity’s future, both as our church and the Episcopal Cathedral of Nevada.
Trinity Cathedral $7,000,000 million capital improvements project prayerfully and joyfully seeks your support.
Trinity is a Hopeful Church
Ministry is where we live as Christ in the world by bringing compassion and hope to humankind. Our hopes are high because we know the planned improvements to the Trinity Cathedral campus will allow our ministries to flourish and reach out to Parish, community, diocese, and beyond. Trinity will have the resources to be a shepherding model to the diocese, supporting and sharing our resources with our sister congregations and hosting ministry training events to empower leadership and parish life across our great state.
What is the Scope of the Work?
Worship — Projected Cost: $2 million
Trinity Cathedral Sanctuary: Improve accessibility and adaptability, including installing an elevator, providing ADA-compliant restrooms, creating a flexible space for worship and concerts. Create a more welcoming sanctuary through new signage, lighting, heating and cooling, sound system, repair of stained glass, and completing the Casavant organ.
Trinity Cathedral Crypt — Projected Cost: $1 million
Trinity is passionate about the spiritual growth of our children, families, and adults. Our plans are to renovate the crypt to serve as a fully functioning children and youth education center, updating the gathering space, renovating the library, and creating new storage space.
The New Parish Hall – Projected Cost: $4 million
Fellowship offers us mutual support for each other in our faith journeys. Thus, the Parish Hall is very important to our church life. Access to the Parish Hall is currently a challenge to many parishioners. The gathering space, kitchen, bathrooms, and meeting rooms have needed to be updated and refreshed for a long time. As the process to assess the Parish Hall’s many needs moved forward, original plans to renovate the Parish Hall became obsolete once the structural weakness of the roof and the extent of the decaying concrete exterior were discovered. The conclusion was we needed a new building that will address all the major concerns of optimal accessibility, functionality, and flexibility of the gathering space, parish and adult education room, parish and community meeting rooms, and clergy and staff offices.
Trinity Episcopal Church prayerfully requests your financial support of Faith Like a River, the campaign for Trinity Cathedral.
If you wish a printed brochure, they are available in the Church or you may request one be mailed to you (775-329-4279 or Infor@TrinityReno.org.)