You’re invited to the Bishop’s Workshop, Mar. 2 at St. Andrews, GR

“We have been invited to dance, y’all.”

In Bishop Hougland’s address at last October’s Diocesan Convention, he invited our diocese to begin a process of discernment around our relationship with our neighbor on the Eastern coast of the lower peninsula – the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Michigan.

At this year’s three regional Bishop Workshops, we’ll spend some time learning and listening, joined by friends from our neighboring diocese. We also will spend some time in prayer and worship, because it is at the core of who we are. And we will spend some time in discussion, imagining what it may be like to dive into intentional conversation with our friends to the East and to share a bishop (me) during that time.

This is an exciting time to be an Episcopalian and an Episcopalian in this place. Please register and join us at the Central Region workshop.

Details:

Saturday, March 2, 2019
Doors open at 9:30, program begins at 10 a.m., ends at 3 p.m.
St. Andrews’s Episcopal Church, 1025 3 Mile Road NE, Grand Rapids, 49505

Register today

A Sad and Joyful Time

This is a bitter-sweet time for the family of Holy Trinity. Our Senior Warden, Allen Gradnigo, his wife Jennifer and their daughter Madison are leaving us in order that they can be close to Allen’s older children in Oklahoma. Even though they have not been with us very long we have quickly come to love them and will miss them greatly.

Parish Town Hall: March Forth!

MARCH 4 – Your vestry hosted a Parish Town Hall (along with a Ministry / Committee Fair) that was streamed live for the first time over Facebook. Parishioners had an opportunity to examine the committee reports presented during the Annual Meeting in fuller detail. Parishioners also had an opportunity to volunteer for ministries (committees) and to ask questions of each ministry (committee). Likewise, each ministry (committee) had an opportunity to explain their respective ministries (committees) and to provide any updates that had occurred since the Annual Meeting. March forth!

Bishop Hougland’s Regional Gathering 2018

On February 24, St. Mark’s in Grand Rapids hosted Bishop Hougland’s Regional Gathering. The day catered to all clergy, vestry, those in “leadership” positions, and those interested in learning more about aspects of leadership in the Episcopal Church and life in the diocese.

Ash Wednesday 2018

FEBRUARY 14 – This year, Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day shared the same day. Holy Trinity hosted Eucharist services at noon and 7 p.m. The Gift of Ashes were available at each service.

Annual Dessert Auction 2018

FEBRUARY 11 was the Annual Dessert Auction! Funds raised from the dessert auction will go to scholarships to send our kids to Episcopal Youth Camp! Many times we have been able to cover the full cost for our campers! This year, we raised more than $1,200.

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Wyoming Winterfest 2018

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.