Updated: Nov 16
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Beloved Family in Christ,
You may have noticed Christmas music playing in stores, lights going up around town, and a little excitement in the air for the holidays to come. So many of us are looking for something bright and cheerful in this dismal year, and Christmas seems to offer that hope.
Trinity has a tradition of sharing the joy of Christmas with the less fortunate. This year parishioners will have a few ways to help. Fulfill an immigrant child's wish list, with the help of the social justice commission, who will also be collecting gift cards and cookies. There is more information below. Or, if you're looking for a quick and easy way to share cheer with children in foster care across the state, consider donating new, unwrapped toys to our toy drive for Fostering Connections. Last year our toy drive brought in nearly 300 toys, and the need is even greater this year, with thousands of wish lists flooding in. Check out the details below.
Maybe you'd like to take part in an Advent practice with other Trinitarians, and others across the country? Explore AdventWord - a daily discipline of contemplation, gratitude and preparation for the coming of Christ. Learn more below.
Heading in to the final stretch of 2020, our Vestry is preparing for elections in the new year. If you are interested in running for vestry, or would like to nominate someone else, please let one of the members of the nominating committee know. Vestry members serve for a three year term. Find out more about your current vestry here. Find the nomination committee members below.
We are well into the swing of our 2021 Stewardship Campaign, Faith-Filled Generosity. Have you made your pledge yet? You can pledge online here, or use the pledge card you received in the mail. If you didn't receive a pledge card, you can request one here. Why is pledging important? Your pledge is a commitment to the church that nurtures your spiritual growth. It helps the vestry and staff plan for the year ahead, and ensures programs, facilities, and grounds keep functioning. Please make your pledge of any amount today. Click here to watch Roselle Tyner share the reasons she pledges to Trinity.
Even though we aren't yet meeting in the building, our Liturgy on the Lot provides a safe worship, outside, with social distancing, and masks. We hope, if you feel comfortable, that you will join us for communion in one kind (wafer only), readings, a brief sermon, and fellowship. Remember to bring a chair and join us every Sunday at 3:00pm, weather permitting. Do you have a young person in Rite-13, J2A or YAC? Make sure you, and your youth, take our Covidtide Youth Program Survey. We want to ensure our youth continue with their spiritual growth and community building. Your feedback will help us design programs that fit your families' needs. Take the survey here. Remember, the building may be closed but the church is open and we are counting on you to Be The Church.
The Clergy & Staff of Trinity Episcopal Church +