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Report Prepared for the Annual Meeting of the Corporation

January 26, 2014

Mission Statement We are a community of Episcopalians gathered by Christ, serving and supporting one another and those in need. Our historic church is a living beacon calling all for worship, fellowship, and growth in the grace and knowledge of our Lord. Vision Statement Christ informs and guides all we do. The members of our congregation have a clear sense of our mission. We have annual mutual ministry reviews, as well as other processes that allow the clergy and lay leaders to address strengths and challenges. We are solvent financially and increasingly fund our operating budget from pledge income. We want to grow and have a plan for growth with achievable numbers.

O God of unchangeable power and eternal light: Look favorably on your whole Church, that wonderful and sacred mystery; by the effectual working of your providence, carry out in tranquility the plan of salvation; let the whole world see and know that things which were being cast down are being raised up, and things which had grown old are being made new, and that all things are being brought to their perfection by him through whom all things were made, your Son Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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Contents Senior Warden’s Report .......................................................................................................................................... 4 Rector’s Report ....................................................................................................................................................... 6 Junior Warden’s Report ......................................................................................................................................... 8 Director of Music’s Report ...................................................................................................................................... 9 Financial Reports ...................................................................................................................................................10 Treasurers’ Report..............................................................................................................................................10 2014 Budget........................................................................................................................................................ 11 Endowment Reports .......................................................................................................................................... 11 Campus Planning & Capital Fundraising ........................................................................................................... 12 Stewardship Report for 2013 ............................................................................................................................. 15 Parish Life .............................................................................................................................................................. 15 Coffee Hour ........................................................................................................................................................ 15 Graphic Arts Team of the Ministry of the Arts................................................................................................... 15 Homecoming ...................................................................................................................................................... 16 Newcomers ......................................................................................................................................................... 16 Trinity Loving Community ................................................................................................................................. 16 Christian Formation .............................................................................................................................................. 17 Adult Christian Formation ................................................................................................................................. 17 Outreach ................................................................................................................................................................18 Community Meal (formerly the Soup Kitchen) 2013 .........................................................................................18 Gifts for Teens Program .....................................................................................................................................18 Giving Tree ......................................................................................................................................................... 19 High School Mentoring Outreach ...................................................................................................................... 19 Pumpkin Patch ................................................................................................................................................... 19 Stockings for Soldiers ........................................................................................................................................ 20 Strawberry Festival ........................................................................................................................................... 20 Women of Trinity Silver Tea ............................................................................................................................. 20 Vestry and Administration .................................................................................................................................... 21 Report of the Nominating Committee ............................................................................................................... 21 223rd Diocesan Convention ............................................................................................................................... 21 2013 Parish Statistics ........................................................................................................................................ 22 Properties Committee Report ........................................................................................................................... 22 “Kleen” Projects ................................................................................................................................................. 23 Ministry Committees ............................................................................................................................................ 24 Altar Society ...................................................................................................................................................... 24 Columbarium .................................................................................................................................................... 24 Greeters ............................................................................................................................................................. 24 Guiding Program ............................................................................................................................................... 25 Office Volunteers ............................................................................................................................................... 25 Prayer Group ..................................................................................................................................................... 26 Ushers................................................................................................................................................................ 26 Directory of Ministry & Committee Leaders ........................................................................................................ 27 Leadership 2013.................................................................................................................................................... 28 Clergy & Staff..................................................................................................................................................... 28 Officers .............................................................................................................................................................. 28 Vestry................................................................................................................................................................. 28

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Senior Warden’s Report It was a busy interesting year in the life of Trinity Church. Here is my summary of notable events, and some thoughts on the coming year. This was our Rector’s third full year with us, and my third year as a warden, the first two as Junior Warden, and last year as the Senior Warden. Budget: 2013 was our fourth year with a balanced budget, it even ended with a small surplus! Several factors contributed. First, you, the parish, provided excellent financial support. Second, our Treasurers, Dennis Kretzschmar, and Phil Wilson managed the accounts with great care. Third, we are blessed with endowments that are very well managed by Slocum, Gordon & Co. LLP. And, last year Brian O’Malley maintained the accounts with timely accurate reports. Trinity has worked for many years to reduce the annual draw on endowment to sustainable levels. In 2013 the endowment draw was 3.9%, a small improvement on 2012. Our long-term goal is a 3.5% draw, which is considered sustainable today. Stewardship: A new stewardship program began in 2013, led by Linda Bohmbach who organized, and led the new approach. Linda was assisted by Susan Millis, Vestry Commissioner for Stewardship. Twenty volunteers formed two person teams who visited just over half of the active members of the parish. This effort is called “Trinity on the Road,” and is an exciting new event. The goal of the visits is to gather feedback, NOT to ask for increased pledging. More about increased giving opportunities will come later. Pledging in 2013 and 2014: Year 2013 Total Initial Appeal July Request for increases

Pledging Units 135 135 25 units increased giving

Amount Pledged $281,000 $265,200 $15,800

2014 as of December 17, 2013

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$239,800

As with last year we are planning to begin 2014 with pledges about $40,000 less than the income actually given in 2013 (based on pledges received as of mid-December). This was a problem, and by June last year our Rector was forced to make an urgent appeal to review pledges, and ask everyone able to increase by 15%. I am grateful for your generous response; the additional $15,800 pledged last summer relieved our concerns. If you have not already pledged for 2014, please provide this information as soon as possible. Carr Rice & Capital Campaign: What to do with Carr Rice? This is a question that absorbed time and energy in 2013. Building on work done throughout 2012 (including exploring architectural design, commissioning land surveys, holding small group meetings, evaluating the church organ, and considering a parking plan), we sponsored a feasibility study survey which was distributed in March 2013. We held two all parish meetings this year to talk about potential building plans, the first in April to hear the results of the survey, and the second in December to hear the Vestry’s follow-up to those results. The proposal described in the feasibility survey was estimated to cost $2.8 million. Our fund raising consultancy, Episcopal Church Foundation, reported that the parish would support taking action, and would contribute about $300,000 for the proposed project. Following the feasibility study, a sub-group of the Vestry, the Wilson Group, was formed - named for our dedicated and skilled leader, Phil Wilson. The Wilson group’s goal was to refocus the project, and assess needs in our community for an outreach center in a renewed Carr Rice building. The group met weekly from May onward and interviewed over 25 organizations. Short answer, there are a number of groups who need a space like Carr Rice, and several would be willing to pay for that use. The group’s findings and proposed next steps were reviewed and approved by the full vestry and shared at a second parish meeting in December. Generally, the group’s method, their findings and next steps were cautiously well received. The group was encouraged to continue with the next steps in 2014. About 50 members of the parish attended the December all parish meeting, so if you missed it, or want to review the findings, everything we looked into is online on the parish website. I expect 2014 will be another year considering this building’s future. Meanwhile, for cost and health reasons the building is being mothballed. Utilities for Carr Rice were costing over $20,000 a year during 2013, which we managed to reduce by working with National Grid. Music Program: We began 2013 with a great choir, and an excellent leader, Brent Erstad. At the end of August, Brent moved to a new position at St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH. The Rector and a small search committee conducted a careful search, which led to the calling of our new Director of Music, Stephan Griffin. Our music program continues to be excellent, and this year we began a new community based youth choir, which was enabled by a $50,000 three-year diocesan grant. Our new choir just made their debut at Lessons and Carols! This was an exciting and rich year in the music life of Trinity Choir, thank you.

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Christian Formation: Under the leadership of Helenmary Lauth, Deb Lengyel, and Wayne Porter, and with the continuing assistance of our Junior Warden, Paul Rosbolt, this past year has seen a full and interesting educational program of Wednesday evening studies, and Sunday morning forum hours with interesting, and often stimulating, speakers. If you have not done so, I encourage you to join these sessions. Community Outreach: For the 5th year, Diane Myers, Deb Lengyel, and Chris Pimentel led the extraordinary event called Pumpkin Patch. It has grown to include teams of helpers from Salve Regina to help unload more than a thousand pumpkins, a remarkable group of musicians who fill our campus with music, and a stream of parents, children and friends enjoying an event right out of Norman Rockwell. The ‘Patch’ netted over $4000 which goes into ministries like Grace’s Children in Kenya, and MLK in Newport. In June we sponsored the First “Annual” Strawberry Festival so well organized and led by Dennis Kretzschmar. Like the Pumpkin Patch, this event was so well received in our community, and became a natural way to meet, and invite new people to join us in worship. During Advent Mary Lyon, Deb Lengyel, and Margot Rous organized the Silver Tea. Advent has become a time of high commercial stress, so it is a joy to see our parish offer an elegant respite in our beautiful ‘living room’ in Honyman Hall. The Silver Tea is a fine Trinity tradition. The 2013 Guiding program continued to grow and develop. This year Harle Tinney began leading the Guides after Charles Jauss handed over command after 18 excellent years. The Guide program welcomed over 10,000 visitors, and earned over $13,000. The Guides give each visitor a glimpse into the life and history of our parish. Over 40 volunteers participate, and this year we formed into teams of two. Harle introduced new approaches to giving tours, and new brochures to improve the visitor’s experience. Our fastest growing outreach group is the monthly Community Meal. This summer we moved the meal from dreary Carr Rice basement to our ‘best’ space, the Hawes Room, and discovered that hosting in the Hawes Room created heart felt appreciation. We should thank Merle Moore for her continued leadership, and her growing happy group of volunteers who organize the meals each month. ‘In’ reach: Trinity Loving Care, TLC, continues to provide a loving ministry to our members. Wendy Durudogan and my wife Candy continue to lead and develop this ministry in thoughtful, loving ways. Many volunteers provide rides, make home visits, send birthday and get well cards, make calls, meals, and spend time with each member every month that needs our support. I especially appreciate the Altar Society led by Mary Sinnott for many years. This group quietly, gently assures that every worship service at Trinity is beautifully prepared. Our flower arrangements, decorations, maintaining the silver, delivering flowers after the service, and many other duties are so well done, thank you. Personal Thoughts: It is a great privilege to serve on your vestry, and more so as the junior and then senior warden. I have served in other vestries, and been a warden in another church, but you are very special. A remarkable experience was serving on the bishop search committee that nominated our new bishop, The Rt. Rev. W. Nicolas Knisely. We are fortunate to have his leadership. I have made the difficult decision not to run for a second term as your Senior Warden. I believe I can best serve Trinity in other ways. I wish our Rector, The Rev. Canon Anne Marie Richards, the very best in her ministry; she is dedicated and focused on the future of Trinity Church. I thank our Associate, The Rev. Dr. Paul Koumrian, and value his preaching and pastoral care very much. I wish our new wardens Paul Rosbolt and Bill Bohmbach success in their new roles. And, I wish our and our vestry wisdom, energy and LOVE, especially Love. Thank you, John Gilmartin, Senior Warden

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Rector’s Report Both Facebook and Instagram offered apps to collect the most commented-on or liked images posted on one’s profile in the year gone past. As friend after friend posted these compilations I was amazed by the beauty and the variety of the events and people depicted. Cats and babies were dominant themes, along with lots and lots of churches (I know way too many clergy and other church geeks!), and some of the most beautiful landscapes, coastal waters, sunrises, and sunsets from all around the globe. Say what you will about social media, these collections were grace-filled reminders of the grandeur and beauty of creation, and of the sacredness of life. As imitation is the sincerest form of flattery (or so they say…), and as I use words all the time in preaching, teaching, and talking, I’ve decided to share some of my favorite images from this year as a way to tell you about 2013 at Trinity Church.

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Top Row, Left to Right Fr. Paul Koumrian and Paul Rosbolt taking Communion out to a worshiper in the pew on Easter morning. Sharing ministry with Fr. Paul in 2013 was a priceless gift. His preaching and pastoral care embody God’s love, and his friendship lifts my spirit. While he will not “officially” be on staff next year, I have secured his promise that he will continue to be among us, which is truly a blessing. The first rehearsal of the Newport Community Youth Choir. NCYC is a program for which we received a $50,000 grant from our diocese, an important outreach to our neighbors, and the fulfillment of visioning and planning that Brent Erstad and I started years ago. Their debut at Lessons & Carols was pitch perfect. Trinity’s tower encased in scaffolding. We are blessed to have the Landmark Preservation Fund (LPF) to maintain the exterior of our historic church building. This year’s tower restoration has brought the sparkle back to our beautiful spire and I am filled with thanks for LPF’s work on our behalf. Pat Lengyel and Steve Rous serving at the Strawberry Festival. This photo is a “two-fer” – displaying both the joy that so characterizes this parish and the smashing success that was our first annual Strawberry Festival. Dennis Kretzschmar dreamed up the event, and made it a reality that far exceeded all our expectations. The Crèche following the family service on Christmas Eve. I love this photo, but the picture I didn’t get, that I wish I had, is forever etched in my heart: As I stood at the altar to celebrate the Mass I was surrounded by a huge crowd of children, and there were two little girls on each side of me, with tiny hands resting on the altar, and eyes fixed on the bread and the wine. Middle Row (as much as there is one, photos in the 2nd and 4th columns) Easter Morning. The final liturgy of Holy Week. It takes an army to prepare and bring to life the eleven liturgies from Palm Sunday through Easter Day, and I am so grateful to every single participant. Each year more and more people discover the power of this sacred week. If you haven’t yet, make 2014 the year you, too, walk the way of the cross, wait in the darkness, and celebrate the glory of resurrection. Brook and Tom relaxing after Community Meal. Every month we share a free meal with brothers and sisters in our community. What I love about this photo, and about the spirit of these gatherings, is that there is no division between “us” and “them,” between servers and served. One family gathers in love. Bottom Row (Left to Right) Fresh produce from Simmons Farm in Middletown. This fall I taught a Wednesday evening series entitled “Just Eating: Practicing our Faith at Table.” We shared meals together, sampled some of the bounty of our island and state, explored the idea of the sacred meal, considered issues of hunger and food insecurity in our community, and learned about the challenges of commercial food production. I am passionate about eating clean, local, real food, and hope to continue this sort of teaching in the future. The 5th Annual Trinity Pumpkin Patch. Pumpkins, sunshine, families, food, music, craft vendors – the patch has it all. And beyond that, the patch is a place where we come together as a community and get to know one another. One of Trinity’s signature events, Pumpkin Patch is truly our happy place! Stephan Griffin. Stephan arrived in September and hit the ground running – and I don’t think he has stopped yet. We asked him to show up, take over a successful and demanding (in a good way!) Adult Choir, adjust to working with a rather particular Rector, and, oh, by the way, create a community-based youth choir where none had existed before – and for which there were no solid plans and no actual members. We asked, and he delivered. He is a true professional, with more talent than should be allowed in one person, and he is also a wonderful, goodhumored colleague. Brent Erstad and the Trinity Choir. This photo was taken some time in the spring, and captures perfectly the camaraderie and good humor of our choir. Week in and week out they lift us to the heights with their musical offerings, and I know how much hard work they put in to be able to offer such splendid gifts to us. At the end of the summer we bid farewell to Brent and sent him off to a new position at St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH. The August Evensong in his honor was the perfect way to celebrate his time with us. Carr-Rice. This building has been the object of study, conversation, analysis, strife, and frustration since the day I arrived at Trinity. And yet, at the end of the day, even with its decay and dirt and mold, I continue to see the tremendous potential it holds for the future of this parish. I see this photo and I think not of what is, but what will be, and I am inspired and filled with hope and excitement. So that was 2013, with apologies for all that I have left out. As always, I am grateful for the Wardens, Officers, and Vestry with whom I have the privilege of working. We have an outstanding and endlessly patient staff for whom I thank God every day. And I am blessed to share my life with the finest clergy spouse ever, my darling Brook. God Bless Trinity Church and her witness to the Gospel through the centuries. Onward! The Rev. Canon Anne Marie Richards, Rector

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Junior Warden’s Report For this year, at least, my Junior Warden job seems to have been to fulfill the old adage of jack of all trades, master of none. I have been blessed to be able to participate in a number of ministries/committees, each of which has its own section in the pages that follow. The single area where I have been leading the charge is in the restructuring of the Vestry. For the past several years, the Vestry has functioned as the parish’s deliberative body, without its members being assigned specific ministry roles. We concluded, at the end of 2012, that needed to change. Why? Because we are growing!!! In 2009, the year before Anne Marie joined us, our average Sunday Attendance was 123. In 2013, it was 165. We determined that, both to set the stage for future growth and to reduce Anne Marie’s growing workload, we needed to delegate responsibility for most of the ministries/committees to a Vestry member. Each member is now assigned a role as a Commission chair (or co-chair) responsible for a ministry area. Commission chairs assist in planning leadership transitions, ensure that adequate resources are provided by the parish, and regularly inform the Vestry of the activities and plans of each ministry. From time to time, Commission chairs may discern a need to, or be asked to, create new committees or to reorganize existing structures. The organization chart below shows the structure as it exists for the 2013 Vestry. It’s important to note that the Commission structure does not eliminate the need to ministry committees and their leadership. One of our focus areas in 2014 will be to have the commission chairs work with the individual ministries to establish goals and get their committees running smoothly. That includes you! If you are interested in a particular ministry, get in touch with the Commission chair! Paul Rosbolt, Junior Warden

2013 Vestry Commissions

Finance & Administration

Properties John Gilmartin Bill Bohmbach

Buildings and Grounds Garden Guild

Dennis Kretzschmar Phil Wilson

Audit Committee Budget Counters Endowment Trustees (future) Finance Committee Budget LPF Liaison Human Resources Insurance Information Technology

Evangelism & Communication

Christian Formation Kaitlyn Lengyel

Adult Christian Formation Committee Bible Study Groups Forum Hour Inquirers’ Class Lenten Series Sunday Stories for Children Youth Group

Lyle Kahle Wendy Durudogan

Evangelism Committee Greeters Newcomers' Events & Incorporation Publicity & Communications

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Outreach Pro Lyon

Christmas Outreach: Gifts for Teens (Youth Group) Giving Tree Stockings for Soldiers Community Partnerships Grace’s Children High School Mentoring Martin Luther King Center Community Meal

Parish Life Debbie Bartlett Marie Beebe

Coffee Hour Guides Ministry of the Arts Special Events Homecoming Pumpkin Patch Silver Tea 12th Night Parish Picnic (Trinity Sunday) Strawberry Festival Summer Celebration Trinity Loving Care (TLC)

Stewardship Susan Millis

Annual Campaign Planned Giving

Worship Jane Roach

Acolytes Altar Guild Eucharistic Ministers Eucharistic Visitors Flower Guild Music Lectors and Intercessors Ushers

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Director of Music’s Report Under the leadership of Brent Erstad, the past four years have been marked by the continued growth and success of the music ministry here at Trinity. I count it a blessing to have inherited such a strong and vibrant program. I began my tenure as Organist and Choirmaster on September 1, 2013 and was immediately made to feel at home thanks to the warm welcome from the vestry, staff, choir and members of Trinity Church. The Trinity Choir continues to uphold the highest standards of the Anglican and American choral traditions. Currently the choir has twenty-seven regular members whose hard work and dedication consistently enhance our worship and communal life. In addition to preparing two anthems for Sunday mornings, this year the choir presented four evensongs including one celebrating the service and ministry of Brent Erstad, and a very well attended service of Christmas Lessons and Carols for which we were joined by the Newport Community Youth Chorus and a brass quintet from the Naval War College. Our Choral Scholars program continues to flourish and be a vital part of our mission and ministry. In addition to singing, they have led rehearsals, accompanied anthems, conducted the choir, and performed solo works on Sunday mornings. We are the benefactors of their considerable talents while they gain valuable practical experience beyond the scope of their formal education. Several members of the choir have taken on additional volunteer roles and generously devote significant time behind the scenes to help keep things running smoothly. I’m grateful to Carol Parfet for organizing our vestments and assuring that buttons are replaced as quickly as they fall off; Thomas Jansen who helps to coordinate and improve the dignity of our processions; Dorcas Taylor for leading our small army of bell ringers; Suzy Hardy who plays the vital role of coordinating the choir’s social calendar; and especially to Lyle Kahle who devotes countless hours to keeping our substantial musical library organized and to writing the musical commentary that deepens our understanding of the choir’s musical offerings. The members of our choir deserve to be acknowledged by name in this report. They are as follows: * = New or returning in 2013 + = Choral scholar Sopranos Elaine Burress Caroline Goddard Lyle Kahle *Meryl Moore Diane Myers +Kristi RooddeAngelis

Susan Bernard Jacqueline Hanson Suzy Hardy +Kelsey Hopkins Jennifer Horan

Altos *Barbara Jansen Kaitlyn Lengyel Carol Parfet Dorcas Taylor Alison Vareika

Tenors Stanley Brown Jim Burress +Ryan Casperson Joseph Farias *Rob Walker

Basses Jeffrey Clark +Alex Gorelick Thomas Jansen Andy Lavarre Frank Leith Richard Long Christopher Myers Stephen Parfet

While numbers for their own sake are not our ultimate goal, this growth speaks to the positive culture that surrounds our music ministry and to music’s proven ability to draw new members through our doors. Special Additions 2013 saw the addition of two exciting new ventures for the music department at Trinity. In September we were able to begin collaboration with the Newport String Project. EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks and Newport String Project co-director Ealaín McMullin bring to Newport a two-fold program that combines music education for underserved children with accessible concerts by renowned musicians. On October 6th, 2013, Trinity was honored to host the first concert of their season in the Hawes Room to a standing room only crowd. Shortly thereafter on Dec. 4th we had the inaugural rehearsal for the Newport Community Youth Choir (an outreach ministry of Trinity Church) with thirteen children! The choir seeks to enhance the lives of young people in our community through participation in a top-quality choral music program. NCYC is not a church choir, but rather a community based singing group for all students in grades 2 through 6. The Organ The organ continues to be a matter of serious concern. It is no secret by now that our present instrument is ill equipped to effectively lead congregational singing and the growth of our music ministry due to its condition, design, and music integrity from the day of installation. Despite diligent maintenance efforts, mechanical issues continue to arise often at inopportune moments including wedding rehearsals, the evensong for All Saints, and the 4PM service on Christmas Eve. Inevitably the instrument will need to be replaced at some point in the future. In the meantime, the many talented musicians at Trinity continue to make the best of what we have. I consider myself extremely fortunate to work in a parish that values the role of music in both life and liturgy as much as you at Trinity. I’m grateful not only for the continued encouragement of our singing Rector and support of our office staff—Barbara and Brian—but especially to all of those in the pews who continue to insist on the growth and vitality of this ministry. Stephan Griffin, Director of Music

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Financial Reports Note: In order to allow time for the Vestry to review and approve the financial statements for 2013 and the budget for 2014, a Financial Addendum to this Annual Report will be published and distributed at the meeting on January 26, 2014.

Treasurers’ Report 2013 Year End Financials

2013 marks the fourth consecutive financial year where Trinity has had a balanced budget. This is, in no small part, due to the monthly financial review conducted by the Finance Committee and the importance of finance review at Vestry meetings. During 2013, Brian O’Malley has continued to fine-tune our Quick Books financial software and provide monthly and quarterly reports that make financial analysis much easier. Financial highlights of the 2013 year include: 4th year in a row of balanced budgets At the end of 2013, we finished the year with a $2,600 surplus, a combination of increased revenue and decreased expenses Mid-term budget corrections, along with increased pledges (thank you), allowed projection of a balanced budget Director of Music changed from part-time position to full-time Diocese grant for Community Choir funded most of that increase for 2013, 2014 and 2015 Received benefit from ACA – Stephan is still carried under his parent’s health insurance for this year and next Healthy balance in operating account at end of 2013 - $75,500. In addition, there is $30,000 in Rainy Day Fund Repair and Maintenance budget was significantly increased to address deferred maintenance in the past Heading into 2014 on solid financial footing Trinity Endowment Fund exceeded $2,000,000 The Financial Addendum to the Annual Report includes 2013 Financial Summary and 2013 Detailed Financial Report. 2014 Proposed Budget Note that the Financial Addendum to the Annual Report includes 2014 Budget Summary and 2014 Detailed Budget Report, as approved by the Vestry in the Jan 2014 Vestry Meeting. What assumptions brought us to this budget? Choral Scholars funding from endowment and donations Father Paul is limiting his time at Trinity, will continue non service-related commitment Business decision to close Carr-Rice, will result in future utility savings Carr-Rice closure affects Patrick Sheehan We must present a “Balanced Budget” Revenue Assumptions Pledges – Stewardship goal is 320K, current pledges are 250K. Budget is using conservative figure of 280K (2013 pledges received were 280K). Mid-year budget correction will address pledges received at that time. Endowment Funding – 2014 Restricted and Unrestricted Endowment Funding will be increased to 73K, based on current year returns (represents less than 4% of Endowment Fund). $9,000 will be earmarked to fund Choral Scholars. External Funding – 2nd year of the Diocese grant for the Community Choir – 30K Rovensky Fund – in 2014 will be used by the Rector to fund special tasks and projects. The Rovensky budget for 2014 is 10K. Other Revenue – fundraising expectations were raised, based on increased fundraising in 2013. Guiding is anticipated to bring in 15K. Pumpkin Patch increased “profit”, even with fewer sale days. Another successful Strawberry Festival should top the 2K in the budget Weddings - 1 booked wedding for 3K

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Choral Scholars – For 2014, Choral Scholars budget will be made up of Endowment Funding (9K) and individual donations (5K). Expenses Diocese Apportionment – increased by 3K to 75K. Apportionment is 17% of Normal Operating Income, as report on the last Parochial Report (in this case 2012) Rector Salary Increase – increase of 5K. Staff Salary Increases – following Diocesan guidelines of 2%. Rector’s Health Insurance – $1,875 monthly. Church pays $1,575, Rector pays $300. Rector’s Dental Insurance – $108 monthly. Church pays $90, Rector pays $18. Music Director – Full time position at salary of 54K. Sexton Position – was eliminated as of 31 Dec 2013 Sexton Severance –includes 1 month salary and one year of housing expenses covered by Trinity Choral Scholars – 2014 increase of 5K to 14K. Funded through Endowment and donations. Repairs & Maintenance – decrease of 7K for 2014 in landscaping line item. Any landscaping project(s) will be separately funded. Utility expenses – Overall savings of 10K in 2014 due to Carr-Rice closure. Equipment Sinking Fund – 4th year of funding at 2K/year. Will cover mechanical equipment which can fail over time Cleaning Services – addition of Church and Honyman maintenance service – 6K 2014 Budget The 2014 Budget will be published in the Financial Addendum.

Endowment Reports Jeff Gordon, Endowment Manager The 2013 Endowment Report will be published in the Financial Addendum.

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Campus Planning & Capital Fundraising A Report from The Wilson Group As Presented at an All-Parish Meeting on Sunday, December 8, 2013 Introduction Responding to a charge from the Vestry to gather facts and develop specific information, The Wilson Group was established in May 2013. Named for its chair, Phil Wilson, the group was comprised of John Gilmartin, Paul Rosbolt, Karen Nash, Bill Bohmbach, and The Rev. Canon Anne Marie Richards. Meeting almost weekly from May to December, we sought to answer a fundamental question: How will we, the community of Trinity Church, use our campus to answer God's call to this parish to engage in the work we have been given to do? The first, and perhaps most important, finding of the Wilson group is that even just to support existing programs, Trinity needs more usable built space on this campus. We have reached a point where we as a community must do something. The available, safe, space on our campus is very limited, and is restricting growth. Going along “as is” is no longer an option. The Wilson Group does not propose a specific building design or price tag. Questions of design and budget, though important, are next steps – not the task of this group. Assessment of In-Parish Needs Members of the group began their work by interviewing every ministry leader in the parish, asking about current needs for space and exploring what future needs might be. We collected and analyzed data down to the number of participants and square feet of space needed. What we learned from Trinity's ministries is that we have reached the capacity of our current spaces. The Hawes Room is used for most events, classes, programs, and ministries, and while we are getting by for now, we have no room to grow, and some resources fall well short of community standards. Additionally, some of the areas currently used for programs have deteriorated to such a point as to make them unsafe and/or unhealthy. In particular, these interviews revealed the fact that both right now and in the very near future we will need to provide, or significantly upgrade: Sunday School classrooms and a Nursery for family ministries Kitchen facilities for parish events and Community Meal Large Gathering space for all-Parish meetings and events Mold-free rehearsal and storage space for Music programs The current and future needs of existing parish programs provide ample justification for increasing the usable meeting, gathering, cooking, and teaching space on our campus. In conversation with so many members of the parish, involved in such different areas of ministry, one thing was made abundantly clear: we have real strengths on which we can build! What are those strengths? Hospitality – to parishioners and those in the wider community History – sharing our historic building and our historic faith Music – an integral part of our liturgies and a means of outreach to the community And, though perhaps not on St. Paul’s list of spiritual gifts, we were reminded again and again of one other tremendous asset of this campus: location, location, location. We are privileged to be located in the very heart of the city. As we move forward, we will build from strength to strength. Turning Our Eyes to the Community After assessing the needs of our parish programs, we turned to our neighbors and asked what was needed in our community. How could we, as the historic heart of the city, serve and share? Members of the Wilson Group interviewed 25 community groups in and around Newport. What we discovered may surprise you: There is a real need for downtown meeting and event space Trinity’s presence in the wider community is sorely missed We are good at what our city needs From those twenty-plus conversations, meetings, and visits, six strong opportunities for building on our strengths emerged. These six represent what may be the hottest prospects for ministry, but there are many other possibilities out there.

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Immediate Ministry Opportunities Music at Trinity and the Newport Music School Music is an obvious strength of the parish. We have an outstanding Adult Choir, have hosted many successful chamber music concerts, and have launched the Newport Community Youth Choir. In recent months, we have been approached by our sister Newport parishes to move towards a shared ministry of music among Trinity, St. John’s, and Emmanuel, and have also been in conversation with Newport String Project. These cooperative efforts are aimed towards potentially establishing The Newport Music School, an after-school music conservatory jointly operated by the Episcopal parishes of Newport. Visitor Center and Gift Shop Our historic church building draws many visitors to our campus each year, providing us with opportunities to extend hospitality to folks from around the corner and around the world. Under Harle Tinney’s leadership, building on the strong foundation put in place by Charlie Jauss, the guiding program is finishing up one of the best seasons in recent memory. But there is more that we could do. To improve our visitors’ experience, and enhance income from donations, we need to provide a gathering place for tours, standardize the welcome & admission process, and offer opportunities to purchase mementos of Trinity visits. Child and Family Services Storefront Trinity actually has an historic connection with Child and Family Services (CFS), and they would like to reconnect with us. We have an opportunity to extend Christian hospitality to a long-time partner and to those in need. With a steady stream of donated items, CFS proposes a storefront operation where their clients could exchange CFS-issued vouchers for needed items, and where people enrolled in their job-training programs can get real world experience to build resumes and improve employment prospects. Trinity parishioners will have opportunities to volunteer in many aspects of the program, and a negotiated rental agreement will bring added income to the church’s budget. Farm Fresh RI’s Harvest Kitchen Project Imagine a properly outfitted kitchen that is also a classroom, and a ticket to a new life. Harvest Kitchen, a program of Farm Fresh Rhode Island, aims to move young people from the juvenile justice system to employable jobs skills and experience via a 15-week course that covers health code compliance, kitchen skills, marketing, and job readiness. Farm Fresh has been looking for an East Bay location to expand this successful program for years, and they are thrilled at the possibility of finding a home at Trinity. Community Meal program Each month Trinity’s loyal volunteers feed more than 75 of our neighbors a free meal, and extend hospitality to these brothers and sisters. When the mold problems in Carr-Rice necessitated moving this ministry to Honyman Hall, we were overwhelmed by the gratitude of our guests. Finally being invited into the nicest space on our campus, they were honored to be considered worthy of such a beautiful room. While making do for now, the Community Meal is in immediate need of better kitchen facilities and a larger dining area. Newport Police Community Office The Newport Police Department engages in Community Policing, a philosophy, management style and organizational strategy that promotes pro-active problem solving and police-community partnerships, and establishes community-based offices throughout the city. Building on a strong relationship with the Newport Police Department, Trinity has been approached about the possibility of our leasing space on our campus for the Historic Hill district. Our campus security would certainly be enhanced by the near-constant presence of police officers, and our budget would be supplemented by rental income. Additionally, our buildings would be used to support many of the community outreach programs undertaken by the Newport Police. Again, these are programs that are ready to make firm plans to work with us if the right agreements can be reached. While they represent what the group feels are the hottest prospects, they are not the only possibilities.

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Current Conditions in Carr-Rice There are both expenses and hazards of operating Carr-Rice in its current condition. The Carr-Rice building is suffering from a variety of deficiencies, some due its age, some due to a lack of upkeep in recent years. Whatever the cause, what we now have is a building with: significant mold problems outdated HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and alarm systems numerous water leaks no working elevator lead paint contamination Even given those significant challenges, the building is structurally sound, and, with approximately 10,000 square feet of useable space, represents a major asset of the parish. Closing the building now, while we decide what to do next, will be financially prudent, and will insure the safety of community members. Having thoroughly investigated the process for mothballing the building, we believe that, after some initial expense in moving equipment and supplies to Honyman Hall, we would save at least $20,000 per year based on reduced utility expenses. The Vestry considered and approved this action at their December meeting, determining that Carr-Rice will temporarily close effective January 31, 2014. What happens next? Following our presentation to them, the Vestry endorsed the following process: 1.

The all parish meeting held on December 8, 2013 was the first step. The goal of that meeting was for every member of the parish to hear the Wilson Group report and have an opportunity to respond to it. 2. Incorporating feedback from parish, approach architects for new designs to specifically reflect the space needs of current ministries and allow for growth and possible new programs. 3. While designs are being developed, meet with local foundations to review the project, seek their input, and gauge possible support. 4. Return to the Vestry with feedback from funders and an updated design proposal and seek their permission to present same to the Parish. 5. Gather the Parish again to seek the community’s endorsement of the project as defined in a revised project plan, building design, and budget. In the end, it is the Vestry who will decide whether or not a building campaign, with the necessary capital fundraising, will go forward. The goal of this multi-step process is to provide the entire parish opportunities to participate, and to ensure that Vestry members have enough information to make a sound decision for the good of Trinity Church.

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Stewardship Report for 2013 The Stewardship Program this year consisted of a 2-step approach. We introduced the ‘Trinity on the Road’ Campaign that was then followed up by a letter campaign. The Stewardship Committee met for the first time on September 9 th to kick off the ‘Trinity on the Road’ campaign with 15 teams to go out 2 by 2. The goal of these visits was to build relationships within our own parish community, update our parishioner information and find out what people liked and didn’t like and most importantly, what was important to them. We also left each visit with a Moo card inviting them to the first combined service on October 13 th. Thank you letters were mailed out after the visit as well. There was a follow up meeting held on October 10 th to get updates and find out what was working & not working. Census forms were given to Barbara Roos and parishioner information was updated where needed. The rector and Linda Bohmbach read all the returned forms and information passed on when deemed necessary; those wanting to volunteer, needing TLC visits and wanting a Eucharist visit. 243 homes to visit 105 visits and/or calls made 138 visits and/or calls still to be made A letter campaign for stewardship was mailed on November 7 th to 243 homes. This consisted of a pledge card, and a letter from the rector and Linda Bohmbach. We then blessed the pledges at a ‘Celebration of Giving’ combined service where everyone received a pin. As of January 17th: 119 pledges were returned $249,771 was pledged Pledges for 2014 are still coming in and the response has been generous. Susan Millis & Linda Bohmbach who met on January 16th are requesting additional help on this committee to finish the home visits to parishioners. The goal is to complete home visits and update parishioner information in our system by Spring 2014. We realize that some parishioners are very busy and would rather not receive home visits; and others prefer to be contacted for a phone interview or a mailed questionnaire form by a committee member. I would like to thank the committee members, Susan Millis and Barbara Roos who without their help this would have never gotten off the ground. Linda Bohmbach, Stewardship

Parish Life Coffee Hour In 2013 the Trinity congregation was served a bounteous coffee hour almost every Sunday after the 10 o'clock service, rain or shine, indoors or out. These weekly offerings represent a substantial effort by the hosts and hostesses, but we are happy to do it because of the fellowship and sense of community it helps to foster. I would love to have a few more new (or returning) teams to insure that that each team is on duty only twice a year. We will provide training and a walk-through. Call me at 401-423-0627 if you would like to be on the next rotation which begins in May. Anne Livingston, Chair

Graphic Arts Team of the Ministry of the Arts The work created by the Graphic Arts Team continues to be visible in the Trinity Community. Our post cards and note cards are selling at a steady pace, particularly during the active guiding season. The banners designed for Advent and Christmas once again graced the Church. Anticipating the upcoming guiding season we will be introducing our images in new formats and will make a new set of note cards available. The team has been granted permission by Eveline Roberge to reproduce a selection of her kneeler designs as note cards. They will be available by next summer. Respectfully submitted, Joan Bartram, Nancy Bredbeck and Karen Nash

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Homecoming This year’s “Homecoming” was held on Sunday, September 8th 2013, on a beautiful, sunny, late summer morning out in the Front Garden. Seven Commissions were present: OUTREACH, CHRISTIAN FORMATION, EVANGELISM, PARISH LIFE, WORSHIP, STEWARDSHIP, FINANCE/ADMINISTRATION with their respective Chairpersons and Ministries, 33 in total. The Event began at 8:45 am with coffee and breakfast treats to greet the 8:00 am church go-ers, and then resumed after the 10 am service. Homecoming was successful and very well attended, recruiting a handful of new members from each service along with parishioners who had never before gotten involved. Immediately following Homecoming, a Parish Picnic was held for all Trinitarians. Our officers, Dennis Kretzschmar, Grill master and Organizer Extraordinaire and Paul Rosbolt kicked off our delicious barbeque for all to enjoy. Marie Beebe, Chair

Newcomers We had the honor of welcoming 10 new families to Trinity Church. When a Newcomer’s card is completed and comes up to the office, the administrative assistant takes the information, creates a record and then reaches out via email or phone to welcome that family. They are added to the mailing lists. This year, 5 families who were Newcomers in 2013 pledged at year’s end and most of our Newcomer families have participated in our 2013 outreach ministries. We welcome them into the community of Trinity Church! Respectively submitted, Barbara Roos, Interim Newcomers

Trinity Loving Community Mission Statement “The mission of Trinity Loving Community (TLC) is to provide social contact, emotional care, material aid, and other practical support for Trinity parishioners and friends. Inspired by our Baptismal Covenant to ‘seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself,’ members of our community harness their energy, talent and compassion to serve one another. Members who are either temporarily or chronically unable to attend services and enjoy other life enriching activities are our primary focus. We also help individuals and families through difficulties due to illness, loss or other limiting circumstances. We celebrate joyous occasions such as birth, baptism, marriage, recovery and special anniversaries. Through TLC, God moves us to become a beloved community of engagement, kindness and compassion. TLC inspires us to joyfully live out our religious faith and commitments on a daily basis.” TLC Volunteers touch about 35-45 people each month. Folks on the prayer list get special attention. The list is evolving from month to month. Some are long term, others are only temporary. Some get cards, others get personal visits, rides, Eucharistic visits, flowers or other assistance that we deem helpful. More people are reached during the Easter and Christmas season. TLC Leadership and our organizational structure consists of the Rev. Canon Anne Marie Richards, along with our cofacilitators: Candy Gilmartin and Wendy Durudogan. Candy is into her second year and Wendy is finishing up her fifth year. The two Coordinators who change each month carry out the tasks and directions given them by the Co-facilitators. This year we are thankful and filled with much gratitude to all who stepped up to the task. In the past 12 months the TLC coordinators were John and Candy Gilmartin, Steve and Margot Rous, Pro and Mary Lyon, Karen Nash, Richard Walega, Chris Pimental Mary Sinnott, Joan Bartram and Diane Myers, Nancy Bredbeck, 10 O'clock Bob Smith, Anita Beaumont, Mary Johnstone, Beverly Lobecker, Peter Chabot, Jackie Hanson, Robin Rosbolt. TLC has encouraged members of our congregation to get to know each other better and create a network to fulfill our mission statement. Critical to the functioning of TLC has been the participation of about 30 volunteers who have offered to give rides, pay visits and prepare meals for one another. TLC has helped Trinity Church become a closer community. As TLC begins its 6th year, we pray to continue to grow and serve in God's grace. Respectfully Submitted by Candy Gilmartin and Wendy Durudogan, TLC Chairs

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Christian Formation Adult Christian Formation Wednesday Evening (average attendance 20-25) One of the goals set by the ACF Steering Committee in 2012 for the upcoming program year was to get more laity involved in the leading of the Wednesday Evening Bible Study and the Sunday Morning Forums. In the Fall of 2012 we moved forward with that goal with a four part Wednesday evening series entitled "Conversations with Scripture". It involved the study of 4 books of the Bible which were led by clergy and laity over the course of the 2012-2013 program year. In the Fall of 2012 Anne Marie and Joan Bartram led a program on Luke, and during Advent Paul Rosbolt and Nancy Bredbeck led a program on Isaiah. For the Lenten Series of 2013 Stephanie Shoemaker and Helenmary Lauth led a study of the Gospel of John, and in the Spring of 2013 Anne Marie and Wayne Porter led a study of 1 Corinthians. In the summer of 2013, having built a solid core group of 20 parishioners who attend our Wednesday Evening Bible Study programs, the Steering Committee decided to reach out to a wider group of parishioners who may not want to do literal Bible Study but were still very interested in deepening their faith and relationship with God. In the Fall of 2013 Mother Anne Marie led a 5 week program entitled "Just Eating - Practicing our Faith at the Table". Attended by an average group of 20 (many of them new faces) each evening Anne Marie cooked for us and led the group in a discussion focusing on the relationship between the foods we eat and the practice of our faith. Men’s Bible Study During 2013, the Men’s Bible Study Group completed its second year of activity, meeting for an hour at 7:30 each Tuesday morning throughout the year at the Seamen’s Church Institute. Participants read and discussed the Book of Job and Mark’s Gospel with the help of companion commentaries in sessions that were collegial and inclusive. The leadership of discussions rotated among members. New participants joined the group and others moved on with men attending both in person and by conference call from distant locations. In January 2014, the group began a study of Genesis. Sunday Morning Forums (average attendance 10-15) The theme for the 2012-2013 Sunday Morning Forum was Honoring Our Baptismal Covenant with several programs coordinated and presented by the Rev. Paul Koumrian during the first half of 2013. Continuing with our goal of more lay involvement five parishioners were each given a promise from the Baptismal Covenant to present at a Sunday Morning Forum sharing their own spiritual insight and journey concerning that promise. They were Dennis Kretzschmar, Brook Richards, Karen Nash, Debby Lengyel, and Pro Lyon. In the Fall of 2013 the new theme was "Beyond the Dirty Pages" a study of the Book of Common Prayer. We began with the History of the BCP led by Paul Rosbolt and have discussed The Collects led by Wayne Porter, Compline led by Kaitlyn Lengyel, Art as Prayer led by Nancy Bredbeck and a morning of Catechism Jeopardy led by the ACF Committee. The Canon to the Ordinary, the Rev. Linda Grenz presented a program on Reconciliation and Mary Johnstone led a program on All Saints Day. Foyer Groups. In 2013 the ACF Steering Committee decided to join with the Parish Life Committee and try a new program recommended to us by VTS and reach out beyond the core group to the wider community of the parish. A Foyer group consists of 6-8 people who meet once a month for a potluck meal and Christian Formation at a parishioner's home. A member of the ACF Committee would facilitate at each gathering and provide the discussion material ahead of time for everyone to read. The Parish Life Committee would recruit the Hosts and coordinate the signup and the groups. Look for details about the Foyer Groups this Spring! Helenmary Lauth, Christian Formation

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Outreach Community Meal (formerly the Soup Kitchen) 2013 Trinity Church continues to provide meals year-round for those in need through Aquidneck Island’s Christian Action Center. Our numbers seemed to remain steady this year compared to last year, an average of 80 - 90 meals were served each month (twice that when there was a fifth Monday in the month) to 70 - 80 people. Our operation has undergone a major change in the last 6 months, as we have discontinued serving meals in the basement of Carr-Rice. Since July, we have been serving the Community Meal from the Hawes Room, a much more pleasant venue. Patrons are not all seated at once, so we are able to accommodate the same number of people, albeit a bit closer together. As of December, we have continued to use the Carr-Rice kitchen to cook and for storage, however, we are looking for a way to expand the facilities in the Honyman Hall kitchen. The Monday before Christmas, our diners were treated again to some caroling, accompanied by Mary Johnstone and Chris Myers. Thanks to many choir members and other parishioners for their participation. You can see some photos from that evening on the Trinity facebook page. THANKS TO OUR VOLUNTEERS: We currently have a reliable team of volunteers, including members and some nonmembers of Trinity Church. We always can use more, especially during the summer and near holiday weekends. THANKS TO OUR EXPERT CHEFS: Community Meals are both delicious and nutritious, thanks to chefs Patrick Lengyel, Sergio Lopez, Joey Farias, Anne Oliver, and Meryl Moore. We have added the occasional turkey dinner to our menu of American Chop Suey and shepherd's pie. Recently, Joey prepared a superb stew with a large donation of fish from a local fisherman. In summer, a cold meal with cold cuts or hot dogs, pasta salad and chips replaces the hot meal. THANKS TO YOU: A big thank you to the Pumpkin Patch and the Silver Tea for donating part of their profits to the Community Meal. If you attended one or both of these events, you have contributed. There are a number of ways you can help the Soup Kitchen mission. 1. Drop off food and other donations in the Tower Room of the church any time. Check the list below (or call Meryl Moore) to see what we need. * 2. Make a monetary donation to Trinity designated for the Community Meal. 3. Volunteer to help serve one or more meals. You can become a regular, a "backup" or just help out once in a while. 4. Volunteer to cook the main dish for one or more meals. You can choose the time you want and place the trays in the freezer. We provide the ingredients and even the recipe if you want! 5. Volunteer to shop for perishable food and other items. This usually involves picking up and delivering items to Trinity about 24 - 48 hours prior to cooking time. Times are flexible. Call or email Meryl Moore, co-coordinator 846-4835 [email protected] *Items we regularly need include: Canned tomato sauce, elbow macaroni, canned beef broth, tomato paste, canned fruit and green beans, applesauce, mashed potato flakes, ground coffee, powdered lemonade mix, paper napkins, cold and hot cups, plastic dinner plates (divided for 3 servings), plastic utensils. Please donate only unopened, sealed, nonperishable items. We can only accept perishable items on the day a meal will be served. I will be happy to pick up items for donation! Call or email me (Meryl Moore, 401-846-4835, [email protected]) to make arrangements or if you would like to volunteer. Meryl Moore, Community Meal

Gifts for Teens Program This year we did the Gifts for Teens program with St Columba's again. Together, we were able to raise almost $3000 and shopped for around 44 teens and their families. We received names from Child and Family Services, Lucy's Hearth and Boys Town. All agencies were very excited about the donations. Both parishes were very generous again this year, and we had about 20 youth and 5 adults from both churches help! Many thanks to Brook Richards, Ryan Tucker, Meridith Darby, Rindy Sabatino and Lisa Reimer for their help this year with shopping, set up, and clean up! We couldn't do this program without the parish’s continued support. Blessings and thank you! Diane Myers, Youth Group Gifts for Teens

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Giving Tree The Giving Tree program at Trinity Church was begun here in 1987, inspired by the vision of the Rev. Henry Anthony, to provide the preschool children of Head Start with a Christmas celebration they might not otherwise have had. The coordinator for Trinity was Samuel M. C. Barker, who oversaw the planning, organization and success of the program each year. The Tower Club, a fellowship group open to all Trinity adults, assumed responsibility for the program after Sam's death in the summer of 2002. As we did last Christmas, we joined the East Bay Community Action Program's Adopt-A-Family Program, which matches caring individuals or organizations with families in need of holiday food baskets, warm winter clothing and toys. We call our program the Family Giving Tree. We were given 44 names from 15 families, with a wish list for each person. Parishioners were asked to purchase an item or items from the wish list of the person they chose. Children requested specific items of clothing, books, toys or movie passes. Parents usually requested a gift card to Walmart, Stop and Shop, Shaw's, Old Navy or Target. Once again this year, we had no trouble matching prospective gift-givers to gift recipients. We asked that the gifts be placed into gift bags appropriately labeled with the family's code number and family member's description, such as son # 1, daughter # 2, mom, dad, or grandmother. The gifts were collected under the Christmas tree in Honyman Hall by Sunday,December 15, and were delivered to Triplett School on Monday, December 16 by volunteers Mary Johnstone and Joan Bartram. Families were able to pick up their gifts on Tuesday, December 17. The Family Giving Tree works cooperatively with Diane Myers and the Gifts for Teens program to ensure that both outreach efforts are successful and run smoothly. Part of the Gifts for Teens program is also associated with East Bay Community Action Program. Thanks to all Trinity Church members who chose to participate and who made Christmas 2013 memorable and happy for the children and parents in the families we were blessed to adopt. Thanks also to those who helped plan and organize this years' effort: Bob and Bev Lobecker, Cynthia and Brian O'Malley, Mary Johnstone, Joan Bartram, and my husband Bill. And, as always, thank you to Barbara Roos, who is always there for any Trinity parishioner who needs her assistance or support! Respectfully submitted, Janet Watkinson, Chair

High School Mentoring Outreach In the past, part of Trinity’s outreach has taken the form of mentoring student activity and projects at Rogers High School, and parishioner involvement has traditionally been generous. In 2013, discontinuance of the mentoring program at Rogers eliminated the need for volunteers from Trinity. John Gilmartin, Senior Warden

Pumpkin Patch After the last signs out on our lawn are put away for another year, we have but one last thing to do, and that is to offer a huge “THANK YOU” to all who so generously gave of their time and talents to make this year’s Pumpkin Patch a “smashing” success! Whether you spent time with us in the Patch, or unloaded pumpkins, or baked, or made lunches, your time was much appreciated by these coordinators! We are especially grateful to Salve Regina University, for sending us so many able hands to help with the unload. We are very thankful for Meryl Moore, Bob Lobecker (a.k.a. “Mr. Pumpkin”), Robin Rosbolt, and Kait Lengyel, all of whom stepped to the plate this year, spending many, many hours in the Patch, doing whatever we asked of them. Thank you to the Altar Society, to Jan and Bill Watkinson, and to Trinity’s Choir, all of whom generously provided lunches. Thanks to all of the musicians who entertained us, to Paul Rosbolt and his bagpipes, and to Chris and Jonathan Myers, who led the Costume Parade around Queen Anne Square. With all of your help, we were able to share with the community, not only the beauty and splendor, but also the parish family, that is Trinity Church. Profits from the patch fund generous donations on Trinity’s behalf to the MLK Center, Grace’s Orphanage in Kenya, and to Trinity’s Community Meal. Diane Myers, Debby Lengyel and Christine Pimentel, Co-chairs

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Stockings for Soldiers We sent 50 stockings to Afghanistan. They were filled, and generously, by donations from the good folks at Trinity. All donations are welcome, and I encourage folks who travel to save their hotel size shampoos and soaps, etc. all year-- and we use them in the stockings. I pray for a time when we will have no need to send stockings overseas, but until then I plan to keep this an annual activity. Thanks to all who donated and to those who helped to stuff. Happy new year to all. Anne Oliver, Chair

Strawberry Festival Trinity’s first annual Strawberry Festival was held on Saturday, June 15. We were able to leverage the newly renovated Queen Anne Square and God blessed us with what was close to a perfect day, weather-wise and strawberries that were close to the peak of perfection. This combined for a very successful Strawberry Festival, with a goodly number of Trinity volunteers, both for preparation and working during the Festival, as well as vendors, who manned their tables. There was very positive feedback from the attendees, with many being drawn to the Festival by the live music and great signage. And there was a real spirit of cooperation by all of the volunteers. We even got an “above the fold” photo in the Daily News. The “profit” of $2300 was used for general revenue. Since 2013 was the inaugural Festival, it was kept simple, with just Strawberry Shortcake and fresh-squeezed lemonade. Almost 800 strawberry shortcakes and over 150 lemonades were served. The Committee, who planned this effort, included Dennis Kretzschmar, Harle Tinney who worked with vendors and guides for Trinity tours, and Jeffrey Greene, who handled all advertising and signage. Plans for 2014 include expanding the Strawberry offerings, with individual parishioners being responsible for the preparation and sale of their strawberry goods, which can include preserves, pies, chocolate-covered strawberries, strawberry salad, etc. We have a real opportunity to build on the success of 2013. Dennis Kretzschmar, Chair

Women of Trinity Silver Tea Once again this year, the Women of Trinity held its annual Silver Tea in early December. It was a joyful and profitable day, raising $1,619.42; half of which will be donated to the Martin Luther King Jr. Center and half of which will be donated to the badly needed refurbishment of the kitchen in Honyman Hall. Our thanks go to the many parishioners who contributed sandwiches and sweets for the tea, to the many who contributed by making wreaths, working at the Tea itself – waitstaff, kitchen helpers, dishwashers, craft sales, ticket sales – providing crafts and food to be sold, cleaning up and, of course, all of you who enjoyed the Silver Tea itself. It would not have happened without all of you! Debby Lengyel, Mary Lyon and Margot Rous, Co-Chairs

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Vestry and Administration Report of the Nominating Committee The following slate of nominations for Vestry and Dioceses delegates for 2014 is submitted for consideration at the Annual Meeting of the Corporation on January 26, 2014:

SLATE OF VESTRY 2014 Senior Warden: Paul Rosbolt Junior Warden: William Bohmbach Clerk: Karen Nash Treasurer: Dennis Kretzschmar Assistant Treasurer: Elaine Burress Class of 2015 One Year of Eligibility Marie Beebe Jane Roach Lyle Kahle

Class of 2016 Two Years of Eligibility Matthew Thran* “Pro” Lyon Susan Millis

Class of 2017 Three Years of Eligibility Paul Taylor John Smith Joan Bartram

*Matthew Thran is nominated to fill the final two years of William Bohmbach’s unexpired term. Delegates to Diocesan Convention (to serve through 2015) Brad Beebe Diane Myers Alternate Delegates to Diocesan Convention (to serve through 2015) Robert Smith Phoebe Livingston Nominating Committee for this Slate John Gilmartin, Chair Elaine Burress, Wendy Durudogan, Debbie Bartlett, Kaitlyn Lengyel

223rd Diocesan Convention Attendees: Convention Delegates: Elaine Burress, Larry Pulice, The Rev. Canon Anne Marie Richards Alternates: Diane Myers Trinity was represented at the 223rd Diocesan convention which was held on November 1st and 2nd at St. Paul’s church in Pawtucket by Larry Pulice, Elaine Burress, the Rev Canon Anne Marie Richards, Diane Myers and The Rev. Mary Johnstone. The convention is an assembly of nearly 300 persons, which is composed of bishops, clergy, and delegates who all sit as one body for the purpose of attending to the business of the church in RI. The primary business was to pass the budget and to elect individuals to serve on various committees. Of note, our friend The Rev. Dcn. Jan Grinnell was elected to be a delegate from RI to the General Convention of the Episcopal Church and she was thrilled. A highlight of the convention was the address by Bishop Knisely. He spoke of many things emphasizing the role Episcopalians have in the state of RI to spread a message of hope in troubled times. He also noted: We’ve made a change in the way we understand ourselves as a diocesan office. We are not the diocesan staff. You are the diocese and my job as your Bishop is to do what I can to support you whenever you need something, My staff, the Bishop’s staff, works with me to make that happen. We want to be clear that when my staff calls you up that they are calling you on behalf of the whole diocese, in help .We’ve worked hard on that in this past year as a staff, and many of

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you have mentioned to me that you like calling in right now because you’re finding that you can get help when you need it. Illustrating Diocesan activities this year, the convention featured delightful presentations by Rev. Meaghan Kelly about the vibrant ministry happening in the lives of young people at ECC, an update on the Cathedral of St. John task force, the status of Jonathan Daniels House, a service oriented intentional community for young adults in Providence and the church without walls in Kennedy Plaza. Elaine Burress, Convention Delegate

2013 Parish Statistics Baptisms Burials Confirmations Weddings Barbara Roos, Administrative Assistant

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Properties Committee Report This year we began several new approaches to overseeing our property. I continued to manage property issues, while transitioning into the senior warden role. By mid-year it was obvious I needed help! I would like to thank Barbara Roos, Bill Bohmbach and Brook Richards for forming an excellent team who keep our buildings working, and our repair work coordinated with the busy life of this parish. We have a surprisingly large number of mandatory inspections that must be coordinated monthly. We have frequent small breakdowns that require a variety of trades, and generally speaking, the work gets done, and the parish continues its services. I encourage you to work with Bill Bohmbach, Brook Richards and Barbara Roos in the coming year for your repair or improvement needs. I’d like to thank Marilyn McCarthy for taking on the leadership of the campus grounds work. New England Landscaping carries out most of the grounds work, with care for the beech tree provided by the Bartlett Co. Marilyn has provided excellent leadership to these companies. I’d like to thank Steven Parfet for assisting the Garden Guild in the difficult decision to disband during 2013. The new grounds plan allows for a smaller number of plots to be maintained by our dedicated volunteers. A substantial amount of tree trimming was completed in 2013, and the shrubbery surrounding the Spring and Mill St. garden was substantially renovated. We are very fortunate to have the Landmark Preservation Foundation (LPF) maintain the exterior of the church building. I would like to thank the members of the parish who helped established the foundation, and continue to manage its affairs. Jeff Gordon serves as Chair, and Tony Simpson, Norey Cullen, and Scott Bartlett sit on the LPF Board. I would also like to express our appreciation to the van Beuren Charitable Foundation and the Alletta Morris McBean Charitable Trust for establishing the endowment, which enables the LPF to maintain our historic church in such an excellent manner. The financial support along with the careful work of this fund enables us to continue worshiping in this unique building. During 2013 the western wall of the church, and the church tower were repaired and repainted for a cost over $300,000. During 2013 Honyman Hall became the center of all non-liturgical events in the parish. We have moved the choir practice, community meal, the meeting room for AA and NA and the Wednesday prayer group from the Carr-Rice building to Honyman. The Carr-Rice building continued to be the focus of a major review, and planning for the future needs of this parish. In 2014 we will likely discover how much use Honyman Hall can withstand. So far the feedback I hear from groups like the community meal is very positive. The Carr-Rice building has been problematic for many years, and 2013 increased our concerns. We realized last spring that the building’s utilities were costing more than $20,000 a year just for heating. This is far in excess of the cost to heat and air condition Honyman Hall, plus heating the church. Part of the problem was the heating system design of Carr Rice; it was built in an era of low cost electric power. The building has a flooding problem, which has led to an ongoing mold infestation. Two all parish meetings were held in 2013 to discuss the needs and future of this building and the campus in general. I’m sure 2014 will see a continued evaluation; meanwhile the vestry decided in December that the building should be closed, and the costs to run the building reduced to a minimum. Bill Bohmbach has evaluated the needs, and will lead the effort to ‘mothball’ Carr Rice in 2014. All three of our buildings have electronic fire detection systems, and early in 2013 the Newport Fire Department made a thorough inspection of each building’s system—these are the smoke and heat detectors that are visible and a system of radio alarm boxes that notify the fire department automatically in the event of smoke or fire. Only the church building has a fire suppression system, which we call the sprinkler system. The sprinkler system is regularly inspected and maintained under contract with Simplex Grinnell.

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In February the fire department issued a long list of work required to bring the Church building, and Honyman Hall fire detection systems up to current code. We held a competition to seek offers to complete this work from two local electrical firms. We expect the work to cost about $26,000. The work is expected to complete by mid February 2014 in accord with the fire department inspection reports. The fire department inspection found relatively minor changes needed for the Carr Rice building. We participated with the fire department inspection along with our current provider, Coastal Electric, and a second firm, Chris Electric. We agreed to the scope of work to complete as noted by the fire department. Honyman, and the Church each need upgrading alarm radio panels, and related devices. You may notice some of these changes in coming weeks. The work is carried out with the coordination of the Newport fire marshal. The church sprinkler system continues to undergo periodic testing, which is reported to us, and the fire department. These tests passed uneventfully in 2013. In 2014 the Honyman building may need painting, which will be a major expense that far exceeds our annual maintenance budget of $15,000. This $15,000 budget now covers interior repairs for the Church, all repairs needed for Carr Rice, and Honyman Hall. The wooden fence around the garden has needed repair and painting for some time. This work will be undertaken in 2014 with the help of a $5,000 grant from the Newport Restoration Foundation. The iron railing around the colonial graveyard needs repair and restoration, however with an approximated cost of $50,000 such a project is beyond the parish’s ability to fund that work. An important maintenance development in 2013 was the creation of the Preservation and Beautification Fund as part of Trinity’s endowment. Our longtime member, Margaret “Bubbles” Diehl bequeathed over $60,000 to the parish, which we have formed into an endowment fund designed to provide ongoing funding to maintain all parts of the campus except the exterior of the church building, the area maintained by LPF. By Vestry resolution, this new fund is established with limitations on how much may be withdrawn. In general, only the interest earned on the invested funds can be spent. There is a provision for a one-time withdrawal from the principal of the fund, with the stipulation that such a withdrawal not exceed 20% of the value of the fund, and that no further withdrawals can be made until the principal is restored either by investment growth or additions to the fund. We hope the fund will grow over time, as has the LPF. Details of the fund mechanism are available through the Church Office, for anyone considering a bequest to help with Trinity’s maintenance in the future. The current operating maintenance budget is insufficient for the long term needs of the buildings and grounds beyond the church building which is covered by the LPF. Respectfully submitted, John Gilmartin, SeniorWarden

“Kleen” Projects (NB: We know “kleen” is an incorrect spelling! We started using this alliterative variation when the first proposed project was to clean the kitchen, and it seems to have stuck.) There were several projects in 2013 that demonstrated parishioners’ care and interest in the stewardship of the Church campus: 1. Trinity's fabulous Altar Society members gathered on a Saturday in March to give the Church a good cleaning in advance of Holy Week and Easter. All who want to join them in this effort were welcomed - men and women. This happened again on the last Sunday of Advent for the Greening of the Church, and plenty of folks pitched in to help prepare for Christmas. During the 10 o’clock service, Mother Anne Marie asked for a few volunteers to help move some heavy items up from the church basement. I was very blessed by the number of folks that volunteered to help, and quick work was made of our tasks. 2. In March, we had 16 people volunteer for a Kleen Kitchen task to clean-up the kitchen in Carr-Rice. The results exceeded any expectations I had. Everything that could came out of the kitchen. After some cleaning, only the items used went back into the kitchen. We filled the dumpster with lots of trash. We created a big pile of things to give away. And the cleaners didn't stop at the kitchen – other trash from the room was also pitched. 3. In August, we had 18 people involved with the Kleen Basement task. We cleaned and organized the basement in Honyman Hall. As a result we now have an extra meeting room downstairs and space to store choir robes. Folks began digitizing the various pictures found so no treasures are lost. We'll also have space to store the items coming from CarrRice. Earlier in the summer our friends at St. John’s on The Point held a similar clean out of their basement and, in gratitude for the help Trinity members gave them, several St. John’s parishioners pitched in to help us with our tidying. Episcopalians helping each other across parish boundaries? That really is good news! Thank you, one and all. Brook Richards, Kleen Projects Chair

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Ministry Committees Altar Society Trinity Church Altar Society is a group of women who work quietly behind the scenes to prepare the church for worship. Currently, our membership is 19. The members are divided into 4 teams. There is a team for each Sunday of the month and their duties begin on Saturday and continue until the following Friday. Any service (Eucharist, wedding, funeral, memorial service, etc.) that takes place during this time period is the responsibility of that team. Fifth Sunday duties are covered on a rotating basis with each team taking a turn once a year. The Altar Society prepares the church for worship at the direction of the clergy. The work is a thank-offering of time and talent, a ministry of love undertaken in the name of Christ. The work is highly specialized and of deep spiritual significance. It consists of preparing all the elements necessary for worship, setting the altar table, washing and mending linens, polishing silver, arranging flowers, cleaning the altar area, and a variety of other tasks too numerous to list. In 2013, through coordination with Trinity Loving Community, the Altar Society delivered altar flowers, Easter plants and poinsettias to shut-ins, the sick, the bereaved, and those celebrating special occasions. The Altar Society is pleased to report that restoration of the George Washington Pew was completed and that the maintenance of the pew will be provided by the Altar Society. Members of the Altar Society serve at the invitation of the Rector. Contact Canon Richards or Mary Sinnott, Directress, to learn more about this rewarding ministry. Mary Sinnott, Altar Society Directress

Columbarium In 2013 we moved ever-closer to beginning construction of the planned Memorial Wall, the next portion of Trinity’s Columbarium Project. If all goes according to plan, we will see work beginning in the spring of 2014. The design of the Columbarium was initially approved by the Historic District Commission more than five years ago, and as we move towards actually building it, that approval has been reaffirmed. I am pleased to report to you that our Vestry has approved updated regulations regarding the use, care, and administration of the Columbarium. These guidelines will insure smooth operations for years to come, providing assurance and comfort for the families of loved ones inurned in the wall. Careful management of the finances of the Columbarium is, of course, important as part of our overall good stewardship of the funds entrusted to our care. Additionally, the operation of cemeteries and columbaria is carefully regulated by the State of Rhode Island. Thanks to Trinity’s excellent financial management, I can say without hesitation that we will meet all of the requirements regarding reserved funds and complete this project using only funds collected from those who have purchased niches. Should you have any questions about the Columbarium, I would be most happy to speak with you. Stephen N. Rous at 848-9245

Greeters More than twenty individuals and families participated this year in Trinity’s Ministry of Greeters. Their warm welcome at the church door each Sunday is greatly appreciated by regulars, visitors, and newcomers alike. Thank you so much. If you are interested in being a Greeter, please contact Margot Rous. Margot Rous, Greeters

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Guiding Program The tour guiding mission faced some formidable challenges in 2013, yet the results of our efforts to change and meet the challenges ended with a successful bottom line. Though we were open more days and hours, the chart below shows that our visitorship increased by about 1000 visitors above 2012. However, the donations to the church increased by over $5000 of the average of the prior three years, and nearly $6800 ahead of 2012.

Year 2013 2012 2011 2010

Comparison of 2013 to Previous Years Attendance Donations Average Donation 10,082 $14,062 $1.41 8,947 $7,280 $.81 9,766 $9,069 $.95 13,664 $10,664 $.73

Queen Anne Square was under construction until May 31, 2013 and the tower was encased in scaffolding from late August to November, which adversely affected our largely walk-in attendance. Changes in our schedules were not adequately advertised in 2013, which caused some confusion in the community. The guiding program had been ably managed by Capt. Charlie Jauss for eighteen years, and he had put together a wonderful group of historians to volunteer for 2013. Many of the volunteers were resistant to changes at first, so we proceeded slowly with deliberation and consideration for all points of view. We asked for four guide shifts each day instead of two, and these fine folks rose to the occasion. Some volunteers worked nearly fifty shifts amounting to 150 hours. Many volunteers worked nearly thirty shifts, and the majority put in over 20 hours in God’s service giving tours of Trinity Church. Personally, I devoted my energy wholeheartedly to demonstrate a spirit of “Yes, we can.” by giving tours on 73 days of 2013 plus a few special tours. There will be recognition for the top ten volunteers whose devotion was exceptional. Everyone who gave time will be recognized with a certificate of appreciation from the vestry. The enthusiasm greeting guests on entrance and encouraging donations made a difference. We also created a more formal tour reservation system, where organized groups would pay in advance, thus being a professional attraction. We moved the donation box and created a desk in the tower room where we could display post cards, books and the self-guided tour brochures, which have been professionally redesigned and printed on glossy paper thanks to our own Charlotte Johnson. By partnering guides daily, our team has become better acquainted, and we have learned from each other more about our important history. There is always room for improvement. With some folks who are only on four days a year, I marvel at how they can remember the dates and details of 300 years of history and hundreds of stories to tell! 2014 goals are to improve many details including new flyers, better signs, and in addition finding some young volunteers, Rewarding our volunteers with thank you events and certificates of appreciation can encourage participation in the guiding program. Forming a guide committee of three with specific goals for each could be effective in reaching out to the community. Being motivated to approach the group tour industry, Trinity Episcopal Church, can be effective in marketing to groups and markedly increase the income from tours. In summary, the year 2013 was a learning experience. 2014 will continue developing Trinity Episcopal Church as the Heart of Newport, primarily as a place of worship, and also as an international historical attraction. By sharing its history our excellent volunteers can inspire visitors to worship with us, not just at holidays, but every Sunday. Respectfully submitted, Harle Tinney, Guiding Program

Office Volunteers The Office Volunteers provide the faces and telephone voices of Trinity Church for part of each day the Office is open. The volunteers answer the telephone, open mail, collate Bulletins, answer inquiries, and provide a variety of other services to help the office run smoothly and to allow Barbara Roos to do her other tasks with a minimum of interruptions. Thank you to Debby Lengyel, Bev Lobecker, Susan Millis, Susan Smith, and others who have stepped in when needed during the past year. If you are interested in volunteering in the Office, please contact Margot Rous or Barbara Roos. We are beginning another round of training in first quarter 2014. Margot Rous, Office Volunteers

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Prayer Group An Intercessory Prayer group meets at 9 a.m. on most Wednesdays. We pray for those for whom prayer has been requested. We also hold up the names of the deceased who are remembered each week and their families. We pray for our church and clergy. There are only three of us so we have become friends and we also share prayers related to our own lives. We conclude with the Lord's Prayer. This continues a tradition that began over 20 years ago here at Trinity Church. We meet in the Hawes Room of Honyman Hall. If you would like to join us, you would be welcome. If two of us cannot come we have sometimes cancelled a meeting so it would be best to phone first. Nancy Bredbeck 401 849-3672 The other members are Jackie Hanson and Miriam Smith. Nancy P. Bredbeck, Prayer Group

Ushers A loyal group of 27 ushers has performed well in 2013, greeting visitors and parishioners , seating all, and handling the various duties required from weekly collections to the unexpected. As always we continue to seek new volunteers. No experience necessary as we will train. Sidney Gorham, Senior Usher

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Directory of Ministry & Committee Leaders Ministry Acolytes Altar Society Choir Christian Formation Coffee Hour Columbarium Church Historian Endowments E-Tower Greeters Guides Lectors Ministry of the Arts (MoA) Newcomers Office Volunteers Pew maintenance Property Silver Tea Soup Kitchen Stewardship Trinity Loving Community (TLC) Ushers Weddings, Funerals, Baptisms Youth Group

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Leader Larry Pulice Mary Sinnott Stephan Griffin Helenmary Lauth Anne Livingston Steve Rous John Hattendorf Jeff Gordon Barbara Roos Margot Rous Harle Tinney Karen Nash Karen Nash Vacant Margot Rous Jean Gorham Bill Bohmbach Margot Rous/Deb Lengyel Meryl Moore Linda Bohmbach Wendy Durudogan Candy Gilmartin Sid Gorham Barbara Roos Diane Myers

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Leadership 2013 Clergy & Staff The Rev. Canon Anne Marie Richards, Rector [email protected]

Brent Erstad, Organist & Choirmaster (through August 31, 2013) Stephan Griffin, Director of Music (from September 1, 2013) [email protected]

Barbara Roos, Administrative Assistant [email protected]

Brian O’Malley, Financial Consultant [email protected] Patrick Sheehan, Sexton

Officers John Gilmartin, Senior Warden Paul Rosbolt, Junior Warden Dennis Kretzschmar, Treasurer Philip Wilson, Assistant Treasurer Karen Nash, Clerk

Vestry Class of 2014 Debbie Bartlett Wendy Durudogan Kaitlyn Lengyel

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Class of 2015 Marie Beebe Lyle Kahle Jane Roach

Class of 2016 William Bohmbach Mansfield (Pro) Lyon Susan Millis

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