On Saturday June 15 from noon to 6 p.m. we, along with St. Mark’s, Two Churches, and St. Andrew’s, are hosting a booth at Pride Festival 2019 in Grand Rapids. Volunteers are needed to hand out water bottles, buttons, and answer questions.
The volunteering is easy and divided into 2 hour windows. Look for the sign up sheet in the Narthex.
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
There will be a funeral service for long-time Holy Trinity member Bettiann Turner here at the church at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. Please contact Nancy Atwell if you would be able to help with some light refreshments for after the service.
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.
How is the Episcopal Church different from other Protestant churches?
Can you take communion if you’ve never been baptized?
What do you “have to” believe to be an Episcopalian?
If you’ve been away from the church for awhile, if you’re hoping to connect with a church community on a deeper level, if you feel that Jesus is asking you to walk with him, maybe the Inquirers class is right for you.
It’s a series of classes to prepare you for one of three types of re-dedication to Jesus:
Confirmation, the sacrament where you vow to do your best to follow the teachings and path of Jesus Christ;
Reaffirmation, for those who have fallen away from the church and wish to make a new public commitment to Christ; and
Reception, for those baptized or long-practicing in other denominations who wish to make a new committment to Christ as part of our Episcopal branch of the Jesus movement.
Father Pete is offering the Inquirers class series on four Sundays: May 5, May 19, June 2, and June 16. Email him or give him a call if you’d like to know more or are ready to sign up!