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Indigenous Peoples Forum

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Beloved Siblings in Christ,

The days are getting just a little cooler and Christian Formation has started, sure signs that we're headed for fall. And fall at Trinity means some of our favorite activities and events! On September 26th we will host the Fall Harvest Tailgate. This Covid-modified event takes the place of the annual Fall Harvest Dinner, the traditional kick-off for the annual giving campaign. Bring your best tailgate set-up and join us for an outdoor celebration of community. Bring non-perishable food items for the Social Justice Commission pantry, and your completed 2022 pledge card, and receive a free boxed barbecue dinner courtesy of the Brotherhood of St. Lawrence!

The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, celebrated with the Blessing of the Animals, will be celebrated on October 3rd at H.A. Chapman Green (6th & Boston). Bring your beloved beasts and/or stuffed toys at 5:00pm for a special blessing in honor of the day. Masks will be strongly recommended when not distancing from others.

We are excited to announce that Boo Bash will make a return this year! Join us on October 24th at 5:00pm for our Halloween Trunk or Treat. Trinity, in partnership with New Hope, will host this even with crafts, games and lots of sweet treats, Boo Bash is an event for parishioners of all ages.

We are also pleased to announce our Indigenous Peoples Forum to be held on October 10th at noon. The Social Justice Commission will host a discussion of how the parish might best acknowledge and respect the Indigenous Peoples who have lived on the land currently occupied by the church and the broader Tulsa community. Ross Swimmer, former Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, will lead this conversation, which will include a historical context for this question and a discussion of Indigenous religious traditions. All parishioners are invited! We will meet outside for Covid safety so plan to bring a lawn chair. Boxed lunches will be served so please RSVP

Aside from our big annual events, don't miss out on things like our weekly Bridge club (Thursdays at 2:00pm), and the monthly Social Justice Commission meeting (the first Monday of each month at 6:00pm). Or, come for the reorganizational meeting for the Daughters of the King on Monday, September 20th at 1:00pm, or make prayer beads with Mo. Cheryl on Sunday, September 26th at noon. Do you have a college student or anyone in higher education? Make sure to let us know so we can send them a college care package. And don't forget to sign your 6th to 12th graders up for Christian formation.

It's been a touch year and a half, and even though things are still not "normal," we are thrilled to be in community, whatever that looks like for you!

Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others.

-Philippians 2:4

The clergy and staff of Trinity Episcopal Church +

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