Working for three straight months over summer vacation, giving up family commitments, skipping time with friends, and enduring the endless stress of meetings to organize this strike was not easy. But I have never felt passion quite like I have while working to further climate action. I have grown up in many ways in the past six months and taught myself many skills. Climate justice activism has become my livelihood. Every day has been a learning experience, and I have come to realize the radically inclusive nature with which we must approach the challenges ahead in combating the climate crisis.Read more
As young people joined in climate marches all around the world, our youth were joined by supporters from the congregation, staff, and people of faith from many partners today in NYC. We made posters, then marched from St. Paul's Chapel to City Hall to Battery Park. Read more
This summer, Trinity's Brown Bag Lunch Ministry hosted Imagine Healing, a three-part series designed to foster conversation and intentional focus on the intersection of homelessness and race. The program stems from Trinity's key strategic mission areas of Housing and Homelessness and Read more
Since the rejuvenation of the church began fifteen months ago, scores of people have visited for brief tours to view the progress of the work. In July, members of the New York chapter of the Commercial Interior Design Association stopped by and, as you might expect in a 173-year-old building, some fascinating details emerged.Read more
Gathered on a sunny Sunday afternoon, the Trinity Knitters were hard at work crocheting, sewing, sorting, and sometimes detangling yards of yarn in the Parish Center. "Some of us are better at it than others," Read more
While July 4, 1776 marks the date the Declaration of Independence was approved by Congress, it wasn't until April 30, 1789 that the United States swore in its first president under the Constitution. Down the street from Trinity Church, George Washington stood on the portico at Federal Hall, placed his hand on a bible borrowed from the local Masonic lodge, and took the presidential oath of office. The oath was administered by Chancellor of the State of New York, Robert Livingston, who then Read more
Trinity Church Wall Street Rector Bill Lupfer and Trinity's senior clergy ---the Rev. Dr. Mark Bozzuti Jones, the Rev. Winnie Varghese, and the Rev. Canon Benjamin Musoke-Lubega --- convened archbishops in South Korea in May to share ideas on “Leadership in the Asian Context.” Trinity staff member Rainah Umlauf traveled with the Rector to South Korea and offers this reflection focused through the lens of the famous Gospel account of the feeding of the 5,000.
Jesus traveled to Read more
In October 2019, Trinity’s lease for the Parish Center will expire and the Parish Center will close. Until Trinity Commons opens on March 1, 2020, regular congregation meetings will change locations, meet less frequently, or go on hiatus. Trinity clergy and staff have held in-depth planning meetings to determine the impact Read more
The Rector of Trinity Church Wall Street, the Rev. Dr. William Lupfer, opened a recent retreat designed for Church archbishops and their spouses by emphasizing the importance of family and the necessity of rest. “Sabbath is getting to a place where we can recognize God’s blessings,” Dr. Lupfer said. “It’s the only way to keep our ears open to God.” Read more
The project of rejuvenating the nave of Trinity Church is now into its fourteenth month. This is the first major refurbishing of the interior of the historic 1846 building in almost 75 years and the process has shifted from demolition to the stage of rebuilding.
The high altar is perhaps the prime example. Dating back almost a century-and-a-half, the altar was de-constructed in the summer of 2018. Read more