Meet the Chol family on June 9!

Here’s some news about the Chol family.

As you know, we collected more than $6,000 at Easter to bring Jacob Chol’s family here from Nairobi. Read Jacob’s story to learn more.

After we purchased the plane tickets we had money left over, which our Outreach Committee decided to use to help Jacob buy and set up things he’d need in his apartment:

  • Car seats
  • A crib
  • Bunk beds and mattresses
  • Kitchen items and more

The family safely arrived in Grand Rapids on May 18, although they were over 10 hours late! Tabitha and the children are now adjusting to the weather, time change, and culture here in Michigan.

The family will be visiting Holy Trinity for the service on Sunday, June 9, and Tabitha will be reading a portion of the Acts lesson in Dinka. Please join us in welcoming them!

Refresher for crucifers and acolytes June 9

Calling all crucifers and acolytes! Join Father Pete for 30 minutes of training in the sanctuary at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 9, following the service.

Immediately after that, you’re invited to a “thank you for serving” outing to Craig’s Cruisers!  (Hey, is this a good reason for you to sign up for the crucifer/acolyte crew?)

“Give a sheet.” Specifically, new twin-size ones.

minions sheets and comforter
Color and design are up to you!

Update, June 2: We collected 70 sets of twin sheets for Family Promise!

 

We’re having a “Give a Sheet” sheet drive for the emergency shelter at Family Promise. Bring new, packaged, twin sheet sets to church, and we’ll bless  them on Sunday, May 19 and then donate them to Family Promise for families in the Fulton Manor emergency shelter. These sheets go with the families when they leave the shelter for their new apartments.

Learn more about Family Promise

Cheryl Schuch

Join us at the 10 a.m. service on Sunday, May 5, to learn more about Family Promise and how we can serve the working homeless. Their Executive Director, Cheryl Schuch, will present information on the organization and their newest project. For more details, visit their website.

Mulch much? Need your help on Mulching Day, June 8.

Join our merry grounds crew on Saturday, June 8 at 10:30 a.m. to spread mulch around Holy Trinity church and the Diocesan office building. Please email Debbie Murphy at debbiephelpsmurphy@gmail.com or call her at 513-708-2541 to let her know you’ll show up and to see what tools to bring. Oh, and wear your garden gloves! Thank you in advance for your help!

Success! Easter offering = plane tickets for Jacob’s family!

The Holy Trinity family has done it again! We dedicated our Easter offering to bringing Jacob Chol’s wife, Kuany, and their three children from Nairobi to Grand Rapids, and we did it!  Read Jacob’s story.

With the grand total raised at more than $6,000, Jacob was able to buy the plane tickets this week. He will be reunited with his family when they arrive at the Grand Rapids airport on Saturday, May 18. Alleluia! God is good!

Look for plans soon about joining the welcoming party at the airport when the family arrives.