Palmer Trinity School gathers weekly for Chapel. Sometimes the meetings are by division, on Tuesdays (Upper School) and on Wednesdays (Middle School). Under the direction of the Chaplain and the advisory Chapel Committee, which includes members of the faculty, administration and student body, Chapels are created to highlight the shared life of the community, worship opportunities, and relevant issues from society. Events and topics for this sacred time together may be:
The Honor Convocation
Holy Communion (Four times a year including the beginning of the year, Christmas, Easter, and the closing of school)
The High Holy Days
The Global Village: Madagascar
Celebrating the Earth: Environmental Issues
Honoring Our Veterans
Ethics and Technology
St. Francis and St. Clare Blessing of the Animals
Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Black History Month
Women’s History Month
Student Dance, Drama, and Music Performances
Students and faculty prepare the presentations. The subject matter is relevant and often involves experts from the local area and around the globe. Learning in a safe place together as a community and asking questions about various ethical and moral issues involves the participation of the entire school. All worship participation is voluntary. Many alumni voice that their dearest memories of Palmer Trinity School come from times shared in community.
The heart of Episcopal schools is our mission to enable students and faculty to develop quality relationships with God, self, and neighbors. Community worship brings students and faculty together for the purpose of recognizing and celebrating God and the sacred in a learning community. Gathering as a community on a regular basis is essential to the nature of Episcopal schools. Hence, Chapel is a regular part of the daily or weekly schedule, as well as times when the entire community gathers to celebrate holy days or commemorate a special occasion for the community. (Reasons for Being: The Culture and Character of Episcopal Schools, NAES, 2010)