Welcome Ryan and Friends from the Unitarian Fellowship!

Rev. Ryan is joining us for worship this Sunday, July 17, to co-preach again with Pastor Katheryn. The service will focus on the importance of interfaith dialogue. Among his many gifts, Rev. Ryan works part time as Minister of Interfaith Outreach at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Santa Cruz County. In the spirit of interfaith dialogue and to celebrate his ministry, we have invited folks from the Unitarian Fellowship to join us for the service!
Pastor Katheryn

Dates to Remember:

  • July 17, Ryan and Pastor Katheryn co-preaching
  • July 21, Happy Hour
  • July 25, Book Club
  • July 30, Church Hike
  • July 31, SC Al Salvador orientation
  • Aug. 14, Trinity Birthday Party

Scripture this Sunday: 

Ryan and Pastor Katheryn will be preaching on John 1:1

"UU the Vote" Letter Writing

Following the service, we invite both congregations to join the UUFSCC Justice Team in preparing non-partisan letters to be sent to infrequent and under-represented voters, encouraging them to vote in the upcoming mid-term election and be an active part of our democracy. 'UU the Vote' was created to combat white supremacy and fascism and to organize communities around progressive faith-based goals and values. 'UU the Vote' has teamed up with the organization, Vote Forward, to personalize pre-printed letters to be mailed out the end of October. Learn more here.

No Art and Scripture on July 18

Our weekly Art and Scripture class will NOT meet on July 18. We will meet again on July 25. See you then!

Happy Hour, Greater Purpose Brewing Company

Time for another happy hour! Join us July 21, 5 PM, at Greater Purpose Brewing Company for a wonderful time of fellowship. All are welcome!

Book Club

Please plan to come to Joanne’s house on July 25 at 7 PM for a discussion on “The Scribe of Siena” by Melodie Winawer.

Church Hike

We will meet at the Trinity parking lot at 8:30 AM, Saturday, July 30 for options of a 1 mile gentle lakeside trail out and back, or a 2 mile trail and McLaren loop back. A 3rd option, for those wanting a challenging 5 mile loop starting also with Loch trail, climbing the mountain for views over the lake, and return. Loch Lomond is the Santa Cruz water reservoir in the scenic mountains north of Felton and Mount Hermon. To plan groupings please tell George ( which trail you would prefer.

Trinity's 84th Birthday

Trinity has some wonderful cooks. It's time to show off your culinary skills at our birthday potluck on August 14. Bring your favorite dish and brag about it! Fellowship is good for the soul and the stomach. Come share and enjoy.

Community Spotlights:

Santa Cruz al Salvador November Delegation

You are invited to join SC al Salvador's Thanksgiving week delegation trip to El Salvador, November 21-28, 2022. We will be staying in the charming historic city of Suchitoto, near friends and scholarship recipients in Guillermo Ungo, and eating meals with Prayer Children families. We plan on attending their Graduation ceremony and also visiting our Composting Latrine project in El Pilar. An orientation session for delegates and interested prospects will gather at Trinity Fireside Room at 2 PM Sunday July 31. For more information talk with Gwen May, George Bunch, or Chuck Cobery.

Visit our Library!
Our next display beginning in August will be “Back to School, Way Way Back”. I am looking for pictures of your alma maters especially with you in them. I am also looking for titles, samples, facsimiles, or even pictures of some of your thesis projects. This can be undergraduate, masters, or doctoral. Please email them to me, Larry the Librarian, at We have also updated our staff picks to feature women authors for the rest of this month.

Don’t forget to visit our website!


July Birthdays
2 Sejin Oh
4 Amanda Bell
6 Sue Yeaney
7 Vickie Rutan
8 Glenn Joy
11 Gary Edwards
     Carolee Todd
18 Chuck Cobery
25 Richard Zakarian
     Mary Martin
27 Jane Ann Harper
30 Esther Lauer

July Anniversaries
5 Arnie and Natalie Serigstad
17 Jeff and Patti Lawton

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 

Copyright © 2021 Trinity Presbyterian Church, All rights reserved.

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

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.