Join Us for the Trinity Gatherings
To learn about our upcoming Gatherings, read a letter from Rev’d T.J. Freeman below. Dates and times are located after the letter along with sign-up information.
Dear people of Trinity Church,
Thank you so much for the wholehearted reception you have given to me, Annie, and our children. As we begin the second month of our relationship, I wanted to say a belated thank you from the entire Freeman family for the wonderful, thoughtful, and very generous welcome basket. The basket and the luncheon on our first Sunday here were wonderful and heartfelt expressions of your fondness and friendship. We have been very warmly welcomed and our time among you has been filled with joy and excitement. Thank you.
All meaningful relationships are built on trust, a trust that is slowly nurtured over time. We will grow into our relationship and come to trust one another more deeply through the natural rhythm of parish life: baptisms, funerals, weddings, praying together, serving together, and sharing our stories. Yet some intentionality is required and with this in mind I am inviting you to join me for a series of Gatherings that will be held in September and October. My hope is that each of you will be able to make time to attend one of these Gatherings.
What are they?
The Gatherings are a series of get-togethers in the homes of church members lasting about one hour and a half. We will have about twenty minutes of social time with the remainder spent in discussion focused on one primary question, “What does your new Rector need to know?” Your questions are welcome. Notes will be taken at each meeting and published in summary form for the whole parish.
Where and When?
The Gatherings will be held in the homes of church members organized by neighborhood as much as possible. The plan is to have one meeting per week, beginning September 7th.
Who is invited?
Anyone who considers himself or herself to be a member of the Trinity Parish. Please see the dates and times below and contact Erica in the church office at 260.423.1693 to reserve your place. If you are unable to attend a meeting near your home, please feel welcome to join another group. If you have been away from Trinity for a time, this is a wonderful opportunity to reconnect. We hope everyone will be able to participate. There will be one gathering with the Christ Club in October and there will be a gathering where childcare will be provided so that people with children will be able to attend more easily.
What we hope to accomplish
• To help us begin to know and trust one another.
• To help newcomers and members develop relationships beyond the church walls.
• To learn more about the passions and vision of the people of Trinity Episcopal Church.
The Rev’d T.J. Freeman
19th Rector, Trinity Church
The Gathering Schedule
To reserve your place, or for further information, please contact Erica Harris in the office at 260.423.1693 or email@example.com.
Thursday, September 7 (7:00-8:30pm)
Tuesday, September 12 (7:00-8:30pm)
Wednesday, September 20 (7:00-8:30pm)
Sunday, September 24 (3:00-4:30pm)
Thursday, October 5 (7:00-8:30pm)
Tuesday, October 10 (7:00-8:30pm)
Wednesday, October 18 at Christ Club
Sunday, October 22 (4:30-6:00pm)
Wednesday, October 25 (7:00-8:30pm)