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.
Under the leadership of Melissa Puzan, the ladies of Holy Trinity hosted tables, inviting friends and family to our annual Christmas Dinner.
We hosted the Sudanese Episcopal Congregation with Coffee Hour provided by Deacon Brad in celebration of the anniversary of his ordination.
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.
Barb Stuitje led Holy Trinity volunteers at Culver’s in Wyoming, MI. The team converged on Culver’s in order to serve as food runners with the aim of interacting with the community and raising money for the parish. Culver’s arranged for Holy Trinity to keep 10 percent of all dine in (not drive thru) proceeds.
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.
Deacon Brad hosted an open house at his residence in celebration of living there just shy of a year. He provided hamburgers, hot dogs with fixin’s, and soft drinks. Guests helped out by grillin’ the meat, and drinks were kept cold, iced in a kiddy swimming pool.
Everyone wore casual attire and brought their own beverages and lawn chairs as desired. As you can see by the photo, lawn chairs formed a single, back pew for the backyard Eucharist presided over by Fr. David.
By Lynda Adams
In the past, some members of our Holy Trinity congregation participated in a knitting and crocheting project during Lent. We made prayer shawls to be distributed to those who could use an extra handmade “hug.”
This year, we chose a different project. We all have family and friends affected by cancer, so we chose to make hats for cancer patients, who often lose their hair during treatment. Many ladies participated, and we blessed one hundred and twenty hats! The hats will be given to cancer support programs so they can be offered to patients. We pray for comfort and healing for all people affected by cancer.