Mark your calendars for these special days:

November 29 – First Sunday of Advent & Lighting of the first candle in the Parish Advent Wreath. After 10 service: Advent Table Wreath Making Workshop. Children’s Christmas Eve choir rehearsals begin.

December 5 – 3 p.m. – Caroling, cookies and coca for children

December 6 – 8 & 10 a.m. Second Sunday of Advent

December 24 – Christmas Eve — Worship at 4 p.m. (children’s choir) and 10 p.m. (adult choir)

January 3 – 10 a.m. Epiphany Pageant 

January 9 – 5-10 p.m. – Twelfth Night Festival – an evening of fun for all ages

All are welcome all the time!

After Superstorm Sandy caused such devastation to South River and the surrounding areas, Holy Trinity created Calico Threads Thrift Store as a way to help Sandy’s victims get back on their feet.

Three years later, Calico Threads is still going strong!

Memories of the destruction and loss caused by Superstorm Sandy three years ago remain embedded in the lives of many. And, the good will and outreach that sprang forth since the storm continues at Holy Trinity Church in South River where the Calico Threads thrift shop steadfastly meets the needs of those in crisis each day.

When the store first opened its doors at 54 Ferry St., large donations of clothing were offered to help ease the devastation from the storm. The church had lost electrical power when they began aiding the storm victims whose homes were flooded in South River.

According to Sandra Rahn, chairwoman of Calico Threads, parishioners delivered food and cleaning supplies with 80 to 90 meals delivered each night.

JoAnn Devlin, chairwoman, noted that the concept for Calico Threads was born during a group meeting with the name of the store adapted from the church’s preschool, Calico Cat, which is more than 30 years