Two Churches (Holy Cross Episcopal and Ascension Lutheran) has challenged us to beat them in donating cans of soup to food pantries this year. Last year they donated more than 1,200 cans, so it will be a tough task, but we’re up to it!
Bring in your cans of soup each Sunday, Jan. 12, 19, 26 and Feb. 2. We’re keeping a running total for each “quarter.” More than 200 cans piled up in our lobby on Jan. 12!
Debbie Murphy is looking for members who want to embark on the “Invite, Welcome, Connect” adventure. It’s a program to really engage us in the deep work of evangelism. Which really comes down to how we:
Invite people to come to Holy Trinity
Welcome them when they walk in the doors
Help them connect with us in doing Christ’s work in the world – whether they want to be a greeter, sing, help at The Pantry, or lead Morning Prayer in our Chapel (for example).
Invite, Welcome, Connect is a wonderful program endorsed by our presiding Bishop Michael Curry. It’s a way to help us examine who we are and what we’re doing (or not doing) now to invite, welcome and connect with new people, and decide if and how we want to make changes that might open our doors wider.
To begin with, we’ll be watching some Invite, Welcome, Connect videos and thinking about what we’re already doing right, followed by brainstorming what else we could try.
If this sounds interesting to you, meet with us on Sunday, November 3 right after coffee time. If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Murphy.
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.
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 email@example.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!
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.