On Sunday February 23rd Trinity Episcopal Church, 119 Forest Avenue, Cranford, New Jersey, will be holding a Bake Sale fundraiser for Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) following both the 8:00 and 10:00 services. Trinity is also collecting trial-size shampoo, 2-4 oz. bottles of hand lotion, lip balm, soft pack of facial tissue, packs of chewing gum, and microwave popcorn, for SCI’s ‘Christmas at Sea” program. “90% of everything consumed is brought over by container ship”, said The Reverend Andy Kruger, Trinity’s Rector. For additional information call 908.276.4047. Everyone is welcome!

The Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI), founded in 1834 and affiliated with the Episcopal Church, is the largest mariners’ support agency in North America. It provides professional mariners with specially tailored education, free legal advocacy for mariner welfare, and pastoral care. It operates Seafarer Centers in Port Newark, the Port of Oakland, Houston TX, and Paducah KY. Its Chaplains visit over 2,400 vessels a year. The Seafarer Centers provide mariners and port workers with internet access and PCs, International calling and cheap phone cards, recreational activities, worship and pastoral care regardless of their religious affiliation, and free shuttles from terminal gates to the center and local stores. Mariners are the backbone of global commerce, and the Seamen’s Church Institute proudly supports hardworking people who make our modern way of life possible. For more information about Seamen’s Church Institute visit http://seamenschurch.org/ or call 973-589-5828


Trinity Episcopal Church, founded in 1872, is a faith-based family that welcomes all people and strives to “know Christ and to make the Lord known through faith, fellowship, and service.” Sunday services, celebrated by Reverend Andy Kruger Trinity’s Rector, are at 8 AM and 10 AM.  For more information about Trinity please call 908-276-4047 or visit http://www.trinitycranford.org/