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COMMUNICATING:

Third Issue, May 2011

HOW IS AS IMPORTANT AS WHAT

Communication that is based in scripture is loving and faithful, and varies in style depending on the person or person we wish to reach.

Communicating with one another is essential to our life as Christians. We demonstrate our radical and life-changing hospitality – the kind of hospitality Jesus demonstrated – when we listen with an open heart and mind. Any communications professional will tell you how you communicate is as important, perhaps even more important, than what you communicate. The language that we use, the expressions on our face, our physical gestures and postures, how closely we stand or sit to the person with whom we communicate are critical to how our message is received. As Christians, however, we look to scripture to tell and show us how Christians communicate. The first example that comes to mind is how we should think. I take this to mean this is the way our minds and hearts need to be before we open our lips. ―Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy or praise, think about these things.‖ The Greek word translated here as ―think‖ may also be translated as ―take account of.‖ This gives even more depth to the idea of having one’s mind and heart prepared before speaking. The writer of Philippians in a previous verse has also indicated ―taking account‖ of these things is having the mind of Christ.

Photo by Lisa Edwards

Jesus communicated differently depending on with whom he communicated. Some times Jesus’ words are harsh, yet the love that undergirds his words is always there if we will but look and listen. This is the Christ whom we follow; the Christ who leads us on to love and faithfulness in his name, and in all the ways by word and action we communicate the Good News in Jesus Christ at Trinity.

The Philippians writer goes on to tell us ways to act. ―Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be Blessings! with you.‖ So communicating is about more than simply ―thinking Nicolette+ rightly‖ but also about ―doing rightly.‖ We follow Christ in doing as well as thinking. In this Issue: Direct communication is another way in which scripture has advice to give us. ―If another member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you are alone.‖ There are two important things to remember here. The first is to go directly to the person with whom one has a complaint. The second is that this passage about what to do is followed by Jesus telling Peter he must forgive ―Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times‖ or even ―seventy times seven.‖ Jesus wants us to communicate directly, and to forgive repeatedly. This is very different from telling everyone else that someone has wounded us. This means speaking directly and lovingly to the person who hurt or misunderstood us.

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Rector Reflection

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Communications

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St. Paul’s Outreach

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Midday Menu & Evensong p.4 Forum Special

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Babies & the Church

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Calendar and Lay Sched. P.6,7 Liturgical Notes & B’days p.8 People-Jim Swearingen

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Vacation Bible School

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COMMUNICATING YOUR

Getting the word out

MESSAGE

Who needs to know about what is happening? Everyone at Trinity? A particular segment: males, females, teens, parents? What age are the people?

The Communications Commission surveyed and studied Trinity’s announcements more than a year ago. The results were some greatly enhanced ways to communicate with one another and outside the parish. You are reading one of those ways right now in the new, improved Chimes. This Week at Trinity in the worship bulletin is another result. One of the things the Communications Commission discovered was that people at Trinity both like and dislike church service announcements in about equal proportions. It might help to know that all churches wrestle with this, and there probably is no perfect way to do announcements. Instead, it is most helpful to focus on the outcome: What do we want to achieve with our announcements? The outcomes most talked about were: 

Getting the word out

Getting people to participate

Giving results

Thanking people

The other thing to keep in mind is that the majority of first-time visitors find announcements to be exclusive, rather than inclusive. Visitors are often not sure to whom the announcements are directed. This is the biggest reason to make announcements about things everyone can participate in or needs to know about. This would be things such as Education, Outreach Projects, Social Activities and other events that the entire parish can attend. Particular groups that meet regularly can communicate directly to their members. The best way to recruit new group members is by asking new church members if they would like to attend the group and ―try it on.‖

How do the people we want to reach like to receive their news: Article in The Chimes, This Week at Trinity (if they are in church that Sunday), telephone call, note in the mail, email, message the website has been updated, text message, Facebook®, Twitter®? If it’s technology-related, there are members on the Communications Commission who can help set up an email group, or help with other ways to communicate. Tips: Tailor communications to the group you want to reach, and choose multiple ways of communicating. Pay attention to deadlines and when people will receive the news. Getting people to participate Who can participate? If it is something directed at certain individuals or a particular group, you will want to invite people individually or in a direct way that reaches the people you want to invite. In what way(s) can people participate? Make it easy for people. If they have to bring something, give them a list, or a bag, or a box. Be specific. Give them a deadline. Is this something for which you can develop or obtain a list of possible participants? For example, if you want to reach young parents, the new photo directory is a great tool for getting names and phone numbers for parents. After all, they are pictured with their kids! Is it a group your priest knows about? For example, if you want to reach newly-married couples, your priest may be able to tell you about their talents and interests. Is it people or a person who has a particular gift? Ask around. Ask people you don’t know or hardly know.

Tip: Remember the best way is to ask an individual. Ask and keep asking. Be bold and Announcements can be part of an effective commu- brave because even people who say “no” are nication plan, but there are many other ways to com- flattered to be asked and may participate later or participate in something else. municate that will reach more people, and even the groups we particularly want to target. Remember that Giving results announcements only reach the people who are at Is it something everyone at Trinity has participated church the Sunday we make the announcements. in? By all means tell people what has been accomWhat about those who are not there? See the plished. How about an article for The Chimes? ―announcement‖ article on page 11.

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Speak to the editor about it. Your story may generate even more interest for the next time! An announcement is fine when the announcement is clear about when the event happened, what was accomplished and why. Tip: Multiple ways to talk about results generate more interest next time. Choose different channels to communicate results to each group that participated as appropriate.

Thanking people See above about giving results. How about being old-fashioned and writing thank-you notes to those

News from St. Paul’s Food Pantry Saint Paul’s Food Pantry, a ministry of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Newport, celebrated its second anniversary on April 15, 2011. Since inception it has distributed over 120,000 pounds of food to more than 10,000 individuals residing in Newport, Bellevue, Wilder and Southgate, Kentucky. Additionally Saint Paul’s has hosted the FreeStore FoodBank’s Mobile Pantry, distributing 10,000 pounds of food each to Pendleton County and Owen County, serving 200 families in each county. The FreeStore FoodBank Hunger Walk, held on Memorial Day, is their biggest fund raiser of the year. Last year, with the help of all the donors and participants, St. Paul’s Food Pantry was able to raise more than half of its annual budget. Each month, the Food Pantry continues to serve new guests in the pantry. Most of these individuals have never needed or asked for assistance before.

who helped make the event a success? Or emails? Or a text message? Tip: The more ways you can thank people, the better results you’ll get the next time you need them. Thanking is just like asking: Done globally, okay; done in a group, good; done individually, best! And speaking of thanks, we owe great debts of gratitude for The Chimes rebirth to Communication Commission members, Mary Ann Weiss, John Wolfe, Chris Kelley, Jim Swearingen, Greg Gemeinhardt and Diane Gabbard, along with Judy Long, Deborah Turner, John Deaver and Audrey Board. Nicolette Papanek and Jim Gard

Please consider a donation in the name of Saint Paul’s Food Pantry or join in the fun at the Hunger Walk on Memorial Day. All donations and entry fees go directly to Saint Paul’s Food Pantry. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Volunteer opportunities will include planting, harvesting and garden maintenance. Two acres will be used this year, but ultimately there are 27 acres that will be used. This is all coordinated by the Free Store Food Bank as is the scheduling for the volunBrochures/sign-up forms will be on teers. Forms will be available on the table in the hall at Trinity, or the table in the hall at Trinity, or you can sign up online at you can also obtain a form online. www.frestorefoodbank.org. In eiWhen the form is complete, fax it ther case, please be sure to desigto the number listed and you will nate St. Paul’s Newport as the orbe contacted by the FSFB as to ganization you are supporting. If when and what volunteer opportuyou would like to support St. Paul’s nities are available. Again, be sure Food Panty but are not able to join to designate St. Paul’s Food Pantry in on the walk, you can sign up to as the organization you are supsponsor Barbara Baglien or one of porting. the other Trinity parishioners who will be walking on Memorial Day. If you have any questions about either of these opportunities, please Another volunteer opportunity is a contact Barbara Baglien. Trinity new project sponsored by the Freesupports St. Paul’s Food Pantry in Store FoodBank called The Givmany ways—monetary assistance, ing Field. This is a garden locatthe food drive held in March, the ed in Melbourne on Route 8 in volunteers from Trinity who help at Campbell County. To add more the Food Pantry each month, and fresh produce to the general offerby supporting the Hunger Walk. ing, all of the produce will be doBarbara Baglien nated to local soup kitchens and pantries in Northern Kentucky

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MIDDAY MUSICAL MENU:

The final Midday Musical Menu concert of this season will feature a program titled ―A Window on the Past: Music for Young Ladies in Antebellum America‖ on Wednesday, May 18 at 12:15 P.M. The program consists of piano duets performed by Jewel A. Smith, Adjunct Professor of Musicology at University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music, and Tami Morris, Adjunct Professor of Piano and Accompanying at Xavier University, in period costumes. Thanks are in order to Elise Hyder and John Deaver for the beautiful March concert, which included a world premiere; also to Gay Smith, Jim Smith, Linda Tabeling, Arohanui Bender, Mike Bender, Frank Dempsey, Mary Austin, Dennis Kelley, Don Neff, Don Will, Judy Clements, Audrey Board and Richard Putthoff for the delicious luncheon.

Evensong Service on Sunday, May 15, at 7:00 P.M. will feature Benjamin Britten’s festival cantata for mixed chorus and organ, Rejoice in the Lamb. Britten wrote the cantata in 1943 for the fiftieth anniversary of St. Matthew’s Church, Northampton, England, a parish whose vicar, the Rev. Walter Hussey, had also commissioned a Madonna and Child from sculptor Henry Moore. The text is by the eighteenth-century poet Christopher Smart, who annually won the Seatonian Prize of Cambridge University for a poem on a religious subject from 1750 to 1755. His circle of friends included Samuel Johnson, Burney, Garrick, and Hogarth. From 1756 to the end of his life, he was in and out of asylums as well as debtor prisons. Britten’s text is taken from Jubilate Agno written between 1758 and 1763. In Jubilate Agno, Smart found evidence of the glory of God in Old Testament stories such as Nimrod (Genesis 10:8-9), Ishmael (Genesis 16 & 17), Balaam (Numbers 22:5-24:5), Daniel (Daniel 6:10-28), Ithamar (1 Chronicles 24:1-6), and Jakim (1 Chronicles 24:12), as well as in musical instruments, flowers in nature, his cat Jeoffrey, and even a valiant mouse who is willing to lay down his life for his mate. Organist for the Britten will be Shi-Ae Park, Assistant Organist at Christ Church Cathedral, Lexington, and a doctoral student at CCM. Wine and Cheese in the May Room will follow this meditative service. John Deaver

May Special Forum Parish Hospitality Awareness Gathering Please join the Adult Forum on May 15, 2011 in the May Room after the 10 a.m. service. Learn why it is so important that everyone in the parish extends hospitality to visitors and newcomers. Practice what to do or say when someone you don’t recognize sits next to you at church. Remember, when we make the decision to extend hospitality to another in the name of Christ, we enter into a sacred relationship where God is present. For those that would like to become more involved with newcomers, a mentoring program is currently under development and is looking for mentors.

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WHY YOUR PRIEST NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT BABIES We have a long-standing tradition about babies in the Episcopal Church that goes farther back than our own existence as a church. In the ancient Jewish tradition, a woman was considered ―unclean‖ after childbirth because of the blood involved in the delivery. Once the mother was safely delivered and there was no more issue of blood, a cleansing rite welcomed the mother back into the worshiping community. In Christianity this rite evolved into what was called ―the churching of women‖ and was still in The Book of Common Prayer as late as 1928. From there, we began to recognize that childbirth is part of our natural life cycle and there is no ―uncleanness‖ associated with birth. We looked for ways to welcome a newly born child into the worshiping community. Seeking a way to acknowledge the blessing of a safe delivery and a new life (or lives, if a multiple birth!), we came to what you find on Page 439 of the Prayer Book. This rite also includes the adoption of a child, thus giving the blessing of the church to two of the ways we become a parent. The Service of Thanksgiving for the Birth (or Adoption) of a Child, is designed to take place during the principal service on Sunday. This service may be adapted and shortened to take place in the hospital or home shortly after the child is born or brought home for adoption. One of my most tender times as a priest was a brief adoption service for a family who had traveled to another state to adopt their child. They planned a public Thanksgiving in their own Episcopal parish at home, but wanted to celebrate their new child in the place they received him. They called the nearest Episcopal Church. The parents, their small daughter, who had waited more than four years ―For God to bring me a brother,‖ and our church office staff of three, were the ―congregation‖ gathered to celebrate God’s blessing! So let us know your approximate due date, and designate someone to call the priest when you have a

baby. We’ll make arrangements to be at the hospital or visit you at home and welcome your baby into God’s grace-filled and loving community. Baptism is next, but welcoming comes first, and we are here to welcome and celebrate God’s presence and blessing · in your life. One other important thing: St. Anne’s Moms’ Group needs to know too. They will arrange a couple of meals for your family once the baby is born. Of course, if you call your priest, one phone call does it all: the priest will call the St. Anne’s coordinator and you’ll receive a call about meal arrangements. St. Anne’s is there to welcome and celebrate with you and their wonderful ministry will help you feed that house full of family when the baby comes home. St. Anne's also provides emotional support and encouragement for moms at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month with fellowship, snacks and Bible study. The church provides for times of sorrow as well. There are rites and prayers for a miscarriage, a stillborn child, for the loss of a child at full term, for those suffering the after effects of an abortion, and the varied ways in which women, men and family members can be affected by these events. The Episcopal Church is here for you. Call your priest when in joy and sorrow, celebration and mourning.

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May 2011 Sun

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7:30 pm Choir Rehearsal

7:30 am Men’s Prayer

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7:00 pm 11 7:00 pm H.E. Daughters of the 7:30 pm Choir King Rehearsal 7:00 pm St. Anne’s Mothers’ Group

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19 7:00 pm ECW 20 7:30 am

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9:20 am Choir 10:00 am H.E.* 11:15 am Church School 12:00 Noon Chimes Deadline 12:25 pm Brass Ensemble 6:30 pm EYC* 7:00 pm Evensong

Dinner and Prayer Shawl Ministry

Experiencing Benedictine Spirituality (advance registration)

Midday Musical Menu 7:00 pm H.E. 7:30 Choir Rehearsal

Board Meeting

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9:20 am Choir 10:00 am H.E.* 11:15 am Church School & Heifer Celebration 12:25 pm Brass Ensemble 6:30 pm EYC*

29 8:00 am H.E* 9:20 am Choir 10:00 am H.E.* 11:15 am Church School 6:30 pm EYC*

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Lay Ministers Schedule May 1 Lector: 8:00 am Cathy Barwell 10:00 am Lisa Stevenson Intercessor: 8:00 am Koren Schrand 10:00 am Richard Stevenson Lay Eucharistic Minister: 8:00 am Paul Reichardt 10:00 am Diane Gabbard, Gary Gabbard Bread: Mark Herrick Oblation Bearers: Karen Vannasdall, Bonnie Sears Ushers: Pat Mohney, Gary Leach, Ted Weiss, Rob Speicher Acolytes: Morgan Milburn, Julia Bullock, Sylvia Powell, Emily Russ, Jayne Bullock Chimer: Anita Carmack Greeter: Joni Finnell Altar Guild: 8:00 am Amy Heilbronner, Heidi Toelke 10:00 am Audrey Board, Linda Robinson, Mona Jo Williams Counters: Brenda Israel, Sylvia Jordan May 8 Lector: 8:00 am Paul Reichardt 10:00 am Robert Wallace Intercessor: 8:00 am Amy Heilbronner 10:00 am Judy Clements Lay Eucharistic Minister: 8:00 am Ellen Hackman 10:00 am Emily Challis, Lew Clements Bread: Sally Davidson Oblation Bearers: Johnson Family Ushers: Mark Herrick, Gay Smith, Mulford Martin, Debra Taylor Acolytes: Zach Robinson, Owen Powell, Allyson Johnson, Helen Wharton, Mackenzie Robinson Chimer: Austin Hyder Greeter: Jim Gard Altar Guild: 8:00 am Heidi Toelke, Rita Schmitt 10:00 am Audrey Board, Linda Robinson, Mona Jo Williams Counters: Robert Edwards, Gary Leach May 15 Lector: 8:00 am Amy Heilbronner 10:00 am Susan Gilliam Intercessor: 8:00 am Koren Schrand 10:00 am John West Lay Eucharistic Minister: 8:00 am Paul Reichardt 10:00 am Frank Dempsey, Sylvia Jordan

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Bread: Peggy Lietzenmayer Oblation Bearers: Mitchell Family Ushers: Linda Fogle, JoAnn Brown, Tony Beranek, Jim Adams Acolytes: Natalie Roenker, Claire Bickers, Kendall Kelley, Grace Gabbard, Sophia Montello Chimer: Paula Wolfe Greeter: Karl Lietzenmayer Altar Guild: 8:00 am Rita Schmitt, Kim Hope 10:00 am Marilyn Noll, Amy Kelley Counters: Jim Kells, Joe O’Brochta May 22 Lector: 8:00 am Koren Schrand 10:00 am Arohanui Bender Intercessor: 8:00 am Amy Heilbronner 10:00 am Mike Bender Lay Eucharistic Minister: 8:00 am Ellen Hackman 10:00 am John Lucas, Bonnie Lucas Bread: Paula Wolfe Oblation Bearers: Mohney Family Ushers: Joe Creaghead, Ellen Creaghead, Karen Vannasdall, Larry Vannasdall Acolytes: Michele Faile, Heath Parton, Sylvia Powell, Jayne Bullock, Julia Bullock Chimer: Jim Adams Greeter: Paula Wolfe Altar Guild: 8:00 am Kim Hope, Koren Schrand 10:00 am Marilyn Noll, Amy Kelley Counters: May 29 Lector: 8:00 am Amy Heilbronner 10:00 am Don Eggerth Intercessor: 8:00 am Koren Schrand 10:00 am Cynthia Walker Lay Eucharistic Minister: 8:00 am Paul Reichardt 10:00 am Jean Brann, Randy Railey Bread: Pam Boyle Oblation Bearers: Steve and Marsha DeWitt Ushers: Greg Gemeinhardt, John Bickers, Carolyn Kells, Jim Kells Acolytes: Justin Bullock, Sophia Montello, Grace Gabbard, Allyson Johnson, Helen Wharton Chimer: Kristen Cirulli Greeter: Liz Blincoe Altar Guild: 8:00 am Koren Schrand, Amy Heilbronner 10:00 am Dorothy Taylor, Audrey Board Counters: Don Will, Ellen Hackman


Liturgical Notes May 1 Acts 2:14a, 22-32; Psalm 16; I Peter 1:3-9; John 20:19-31 Prayer Cycles: Anglican—The Diocese of The New Guinea Islands (Papua New Guinea). Diocesan: The Church of the Ascension, Mt. Sterling, Cynthia Duffus, Priest-in-Charge.

Liturgical Notes May 15 Acts 2 42-47; Psalm 23; I Peter 2:19-25; John 10:-10 Prayer Cycles: Anglican—The Diocese of North Carolina. Diocesan—Trinity Church, Danville, Philip Haug, Interim Rector. Liturgical Notes May 22 Acts 7:55-60; Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16; I Peter 2:2-10; John 14:1-14 Prayer Cycles: Anglican—The Diocese of North Argentina (South America). Diocesan—St. John’s Church, Versailles David Perkins, Interim Rector. The altar flowers are givn to the glory of God and in memory of Howard, Dorothy and Roger Habig by Kathye Habig Nippert.

Liturgical Notes May 8 Ezekiel Acts 2: 14a, 36-41; Psalm 116:1-3, 10-17; I Peter 1:17-23; Luke 24:13-35 Prayer Cycles: Anglican—The Diocese of Newcaslte (New South Wales, Australia). Diocesan: University of the South, William S. Stafford , Dean. The flowers on the altar are given to the glory of God and in memory of Allen W. Brown by JoAnn Brown.

Liturgical Notes May 29 Acts 17:22-31; Psalm 66:7-18; I Peter 3:13-22; John 14:15-21 Prayer Cycles: Anglican—The Diocese of Northern Michigan. Diocesan—St. Martha’s, Lexington, Timothy Fleck, Rector.

May Birthdays Jessica Otten Cappell, Amanda Otten, Eric Otten, Keith Johnson, Elizabeth Noll, Gail Kruempelman, Don Neff, Charles Smedley, Lucas Finley, William Reilly, Stephen McMurtry, Joey Wells, Derek Hoxby, Beth Scheper, Mulford Martin, Bill McKim, Josh Mitchell

May 8-Brent Beuttel, Katheryn Grayson May 10-Andrew Piaskowy May 11-Elliot Jordan, joe Halovanic, Camille McMurtry May 12-Melissa Davis, Lori Haliburton, Alexander Tienda, Larry Mescher, Jacob Dedeker

May 15-Larry Kraft, Brian Bickers May 16-Genna Hill May 17-Diane Mohney, Andrew Finley May 18-Sitisha Korte May 19-A’Marie Kees, Susan Gilliam, Casey Barwell, John Otten May 22-Sophia Wells May 23-Kathryn Lindeman May 25-Katie Dale, Jennifer Hoyt May 26-Bobbie Jean Traub, Irma Beuttel, Meredith Terry, Barbara Rudin May 28-Ralph Wolff, Erin Halovanic, Kyle Mullaney May 29-Debra Taylor, Anna Claire Schilling

May 13-Jack Challis, Peggy Lietzenmayer, Karl Schmitt May 14-Rodney Hill AROUND THE PARISH: Prayers and Sympathy to Lois and Larry Mescher with the death of Lois’ sister Tekla Kerlin… Prayers and Sympathy to Gary Austin with the death of his brother Ross… Prayers and sympathy to Kathy Allnutt and her family with the death of her husband, Charles…Prayers and sympathy to the Vogelsang family with the death of Anne Vogelsang...Congratulations to Bryan and Jessica Wells with the birth of Addison Leigh...Congratulations to Lydia and Anthony Giska with the birth of Enzo Noll-Giska.

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People in the Parish invited to Trinity by David Wolff and Rob Dorward about seven or eight years ago, and were warmly welcomed. The parish and its And what an impressively fitting backopen spirit stuck. ground. Jim completed a degree in Industrial For the past three Design at from the University of Cincinnati’s years, Jim has Design, Art, Architecture and Planning College. served as co-chair His first job was with Kenner Products, known of the Nurture and Parish Growth Commission, to most of us parents as the legendary toy comwhose purpose is to meet and greet new mempany, working on products such as PlayDoh bers and help integrate them into the parish and Spirograph. As a Senior Designer in 1976, community. The commission’s projects include he was the first person given a look at the script Newcomer Receptions and the annual Red for the upcoming blockbuster movie, Star Door Rally. Wars. Working closely with George Lucas and More recently, Jim has transitioned into the the team now known as Industrial Light and Communications Commission and has used his Magic, he became the lead designer for what graphic design talent to create the new visible was to become one of the most collected and face of Trinity. This transformation began with widely known toy lines ever. the church website and has developed into a At Kenner and later at Hasbro Toys he worked cohesive design with a fresh, contemporary on a variety of girl toy lines including Strawberlogo incorporated into print communications ry Shortcake, Jem, Moon Dreamers and Maxie. around the church (e.g., the bulletin, This Week He formed his own consulting partnership in at Trinity and The Chimes). Jim explains that 1992 and worked with major manufacturers ―the design is intended to build on the tradition like Hasbro, Irwin Toys, and Thermos. He of Trinity while reflecting our moving forward.‖ closed the partnership in 2009, but continues The new Directory and the Festal Service bulleto do creative work and develop toy concepts. tins are also Jim’s handiwork. He is also involved with a not-for-profit called Partners for a Cure Foundation, Inc., assisting Jim’s efforts to infuse meaningful communications into parish life have carried over into the in the design and manufacture of a doll for dedicated, thoughtful work of the Nominating moms going through chemotherapy. Money Committee, seeking new leadership to guide raised from the sale of these dolls is given to the parish forward. Jim designed the engaging families dealing with cancer treatment for expenses not covered by insurance. Check out the poster which notes progress in our selection journey. From his work on popular culture website at www.kimmiecares.com. icons to his work in our community, we are truJim grew up in the Episcopal Church in Clevely blessed to have Jim at Trinity. land. He and his partner, Emery Schmidt, were Jim Gard 9 Since much of this edition of The Chimes is dedicated to the topic of effective communications, Jim Swearingen is appropriately this month’s celebrated ―parish person.‖ Jim has clearly been at the heart of many of the new ways Trinity Church is being presented visually and graphically, within and without the parish.


HAVE A HEART, SUPPORT THE GARDEN MART BY 

Marking your calendars, Friday, May 6, 2011 (9 am to 8 pm) and Saturday, May 7 (9 am to 1 pm)

Inviting your friends (email, personal invitation, flyers)

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SIGNING UP T0 VOLUNTEER AND HAVING FUN WITH US! Carolyn Kells 859-384-1911 10


Save the Date for the Parish Picnic June 12, 2011 (rain or shine) President’s Park in Edgewood Jefferson Shelter Trinity Church will provide the meat, buns and utensils. Parishioners should bring a dish to share and drinks for themselves. Julie Wharton

Attention Remke biggs shoppers !!! Trinity's Episcopal Church Women (ECW) has joined the upgraded Caring Neighbor Gift Card Program at Remke biggs. Here's how it works: Before paying for groceries, tell the cashier how much you want to load on your card. You can load your card with cash, credit and debit card. Then buy your groceries with the newly loaded gift card. Every time you load your card, the ECW will get 4 percent of that amount. If you would like to participate, Ann Hicks has gift cards. Call 859-341-6788, e-mail annhicks312@gmail.com or see her in church. Please note: This replaces Remke's old program of awarding 2 percent of purchases made by preferred customers who selected the ECW as their beneficiary.

If want to use Church announcements as one way of communicating your message, here are some tips.

The microphone can be moved. Pull it down to your height and speak directly into the microphone.

Face forward when you speak. It’s tempting to look at the people on the organ or transept side of the church, but when you turn toward them, the microphone doesn’t pick up your voice and neither the people in the transept nor the nave hear you. If you want to look and smile at people, only do it when you have stopped talking. Then face the microphone again to speak.

Speak slowly. The acoustic at Trinity is excellent, but it takes people a moment to focus on what you are saying. If you think you are speaking too slowly, then your rate of speech is right for those listening.

Begin your announcement by saying who you are and what organization you represent. Make sure you use the full name of the organization so visitors and new members know who you mean.

Give the particulars: the WHO, WHAT, WHY, WHEN and WHERE.

Refer people to other places they can find the information. For example: ―More information can be found on our website. The web address is listed on the back of your bulletin and you can search for ―Food Pantry‖ to find the article.‖ Need some coaching? There are people at Trinity who have expertise in public speaking who can help you.

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Non-Profit Organization U.S. Postage

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16 East Fourth Street Covington Kentucky 41011

Trinity Episcopal Church, Covington, Kentucky Mission Statement Trinity Episcopal Church in downtown Covington serves a diverse community. We are committed to the celebration and worship of Jesus Christ in a parish nurtured by education and fellowship. As Christ’s servants, we strive to share God’s love, and our resources, in the greater community. Website: www.trinitychurchcovky.com E-mail address: info@trinitychurchcovky.com Office address: 16 Fourth Street, 859-431-1786 or 859-392-2360. FAX. 859-392-2361 The Right Rev. Stacy F. Sauls, Bishop of Lexington The Rev. Nicolette Papanek, Priest Dr. John Deaver, Director of Music Judy Long, Administrative Assistant Tony Milburn and Mary Ann Weiss, Wardens

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Chimes for May 2011  

The Chimes is the monthly newsletter of Trinity Church of Covington KY.

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