Welcome, Ryan!

This Sunday, Pastor Katheryn will be away and Rev. Ryan Althaus will be our guest preacher. Ryan is an author and PCUSA minister who is involved in many ministries here in Santa Cruz. He most recently received a grant to purchase a catamaran and begin a sailing ministry - many Trinity folks have been on one of his weekly sails! Ryan is also working in partnership with Trinity to start Urban Works ministry, a ministry designed to connect and support different communities and organizations in Santa Cruz. Welcome, Ryan!

Dates to Remember:

  • Oct. 1, Carolee Todd Memoiral
  • Oct. 2, Nancy Lynn Jarvis
  • Oct. 22-23, Church Retreat

Art and Scripture 

Our Art and Scripture class will not meet Monday, Sept. 12. We will meet again on Monday, Sept. 19 at 5 PM in the Fellowship Hall.

All Church Retreat Survey

Mark your calendars! Our All Church Retreat will be Oct. 22-23 at Redwood Glen Conference Center. To accommodate busy schedules, control costs, and to meet our guaranteed 25 overnight participants, we are having a one night retreat this year. It will begin Saturday morning with breakfast, and end with Sunday morning worship. Cost for the 4 meals, lodging with private baths, linens provided and beds made, is just $129/person double and $140/person single. We hope most will attend both days and overnight. Daytrippers pay $12 each plus meals. $10 Breakfast, $12 Lunch and $14 Dinner. For questions ask George Bunch or Ellen Bauerle.

To sign up for the retreat, please complete our attendance survey here.

Memorial Service

Carolee Todd, a beloved member of our church community, passed away peacefully in her home on August 8th, a month after her 100th birthday. Her memorial service will be at Trinity on Oct. 1 at 1 PM in our sanctuary. Read her obituary here.

Nancy Lynn Jarvis

Local author Nancy Lynn Jarvis is coming to Trinity! She will speak after church on October 2 and will describe the creative process of writing and developing her book, The Widow’s Walk League. Ms. Jarvis is the author of multiple mystery books all set in the Santa Cruz area and the editor of “Santa Cruz Weird,” a collection of short stories. More details to come!

Community Spotlights:

A few weeks ago during worship, Marta spoke about her friends, a family of Ukrainian refugees living here in Santa Cruz. She shared their story and their need for short term housing. The congregation responded generously to help this family. They are now staying with Karen Wichelmann (an incredible thank you to Karen!), but long term, the family is still looking for independent housing. Please let the church know if you have any housing leads!

Visit our Library! 
The library's September display is “Back to School from Generation to Generation." I am looking for pictures of you, your children, or grandchildren’s graduations. You can deliver standard film photos to me or email electronic photos to
Warmly, Larry the Librarian


September Birthdays

8 Dave Macway
19 Patti Maraldo
27 Bob Scott
     Jolynn Carrington- Khoury

September Anniversaries

3 Richard & Roberta Zakarian
12 Ed & Sally Sams

Each Week at Trinity:

  • Sunday worship: 10:30 AM in person and on Zoom
  • Choir practice: Sunday mornings, 9 AM in the Sanctuary
  • Lectionary class: Sunday mornings, 9 AM in the Fireside Room
  • Garden club: Thursday mornings, 9 AM on the lawn
  • Jeremiah study: Thursday afternoons, 1 PM on Zoom
  • Nooners class: Sundays, 12 PM in the Fireside Room and on Zoom
  • Coffee hour: immediately following our Sunday worship service in the Courtyard
  • Library hours: our Library is open during coffee hour and Thursdays from 10 AM to noon
  • Art and scripture: Mondays, 5 PM in the Fellowship Hall

Since 1938, as a congregation in the Presbyterian Church, USA, Trinity has carried on a ministry of worship and service in the Santa Cruz community and has extended itself into the world through participation in regional, national, and international mission programs. You are warmly invited to join us in the challenge of Christian faith and ministry. Should you have questions about church activities, pastoral services or membership at Trinity, please speak with our pastor or contact the church office.

Trinity Presbyterian Church Supports:

Presbyterian Missionaries in Congo: Jeffery and Christi Boyd
in Indonesia: Bernie and Farsijana Adeney-Riskakotta
on the Mexico/US border: Craft Giron and Mark Adams and Miriam Maldonado Escobar

The Covenant Network of Presbyterians, Faith Community Shelter, Wings, Rebele Family Shelter, 
Habitat For Humanity, Friends Outside

Immanuel House, Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. General Mission, Sweet Pea Project, 
Alcoholics Anonymous, Santa Cruz al Salvador,
Court Appointed Special Advocates, 
Boy Scout Troop #618, Cub Scout Troop #618

Trinity Church Officers:

Ellen Bauerle, Clerk of Session
Class of 2022: Chuck Cobery, Debbie Bates
Class of 2023: George Bunch, Ed Sams
Class of 2024: Kathy Willott, Chad Bell, Charlie May

Class of 2022: Pete Halper, Joanne Clever, Vickie Rutan
Class of 2023: Amanda Bell, Glenn Joy, Marta Narus
Class of 2024: Karen Wichelmann, Gwen May, Lorraine Vilardo 

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Our mailing address:
420 Melrose Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Our office hours:
Tuesday - Thursday
10 AM - 2 PM

Pastor's contact hours:
Sunday - Thursday
9 AM - 5 PM

Contact us:
Church Office (831) 423 8995
Pastor Katheryn (828) 514 3085

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