Members of Holy Trinity joined volunteers and families at Vanguard Charter Academy in support of Wyoming Winterfest on Saturday, January 27. After helping the cause by stuffing goodie bags, we explored the halls to see what other services are offered to the community. We talked with representatives from Circles Wyoming and Hand 2 Hand.
This was an opportunity for Holy Trinity to get involved with the Wyoming community. The One Wyoming Community Collaborative hosts this event annually with a goal of bringing neighbors (students and mentors) together to improve the quality of life in our community. There were seven different locations throughout the city. Each site offered free and friendly activities, food and giveaways.
Barb Kuzins sends THANKS to everyone who helped us have a successful craft season. By donating items and helping at the shows, we raised $856! We set aside $156 to cover booth fees for 2018, and the rest has been allocated for various causes.
Just a reminder: The more things we have to sell, the more we can raise. Any type of craft item helps. Dish cloths are in need all the time. If you’d like to help, and don’t know how, consider a cash donation for the supplies we use for those crafting.
P.S. Barb’s bottle cap inventory has finally dwindled. So, save those for her, please.
This post includes a video of the charity event. Annually, Holy Trinity hosts a mid-winter bash that includes bowling at Spectrum Lanes and a pizza party at Holy Trinity. Both activities support the Family Network of Wyoming and provide opportunities for fellowship. This year, we collected enough canned goods to fill three bins and raised $93 in cash.
CRAFT ON! Each year, Holy Trinity gathers items to sell. Most any handmade item are accepted. Big or small, 1 or 100, it doesn’t matter.
Parishioners were encouraged to find a craft project online that would incorporate things we already have around our homes. Another idea was to buy an ornament kit from a craft store, and do it together as a family. Even still, we could knit a dishcloth or two, hats or baby blankets, slippers too, any craft will do.
CRAFT SHOWS 2017
Saturday, October 21
Grandville High School
4700 Canal SW, Grandville
Show: 9 am to 3 pm
* Set-up: Fri 5-7 pm and Sat 6 am
Saturday, November 11
Byron Center High School
8500 Burlingame SW, Byron Center
Show: 9 am to 3 pm
* Set-up: Fri 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Sat 7 am – 9 am
Friday, December 1
Grand Rapids First Life Center
2222 44th St SW, Wyoming
Show: 6 – 9pm
* Set-up: 2 – 5 pm
* Help with set-up, tear done, and manning the booth was requested. If you have any suggestions for future success, please contact Barb Kuzins @ 531-8178 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fr. David Brower (pictured far left) was among volunteers from the Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan for the mission trip to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (an Oglala Sioux Native American reservation) in South Dakota. The mission trip began on July 9 and completed on July 15. The purpose of the mission trip was to improve the quality of life by sharing resources and providing services.
Fr. David and Dr. Clara Brower hosted their Annual Garden Party on June 23. As advertised, it was an event not to be missed!
The Brower family lives in a historic schoolhouse converted into a home. Guests brought appetizers, main entrees, beverages, and desserts to share. There was even a supply of bug spray on hand to combat any pesky nuisances by the tree line.
Ladies wore their best hats.
Speaking of best, all of the food was served on the finest China available. To accommodate the 80 plus guests, family members washed dishes and silverware as people finished their meals.
If you missed it, take a look at the beauty of their lovely garden.
St. Andrew’s in Grand Rapids hosted the Diocese Restructuring Committee meeting on June 11. The Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan is undergoing a restructuring process, which is being directed by the Restructuring Committee. The committee is comprised of members of the Standing Committee, Diocesan Council, and the original Restructuring Task Force. Holy Trinity was represented by Diocese Convention delegates Debbie Murphy and Genia LaNore, along with parishioners Kevin Murphy, Allen Gradnigo, and Evan LaNore. All in attendance were invited to receive the committee’s recommendations and to offer feedback.