We strengthened the sense of community within Trinity by:
- hosting and participating in monthly home eucharists, April through December
- implementing a transportation ministry so that homebound and adult care center members could come to church regularly,
- celebrating milestones with church members, births, weddings, graduations, and the ordination of one of our own, Dr. Maria Evans, to the diaconate!
We built stronger connections with the communities we serve by:
- helping our peer minister reexamine and rebuild our campus ministry,
- providing a place and a service for people to express their sorrow and compassion after the nightclub shooting in Orlando,
- collecting food for the hungry at our Fill the Ford event (1,047 pounds of food) and giving weekly to the Christian Community Food Depot (240 pounds) with a combined value of over $2,000,
- working with other churches to implement a successful Food 4 Kids program in the summer, to continue as a founding member of Pantry for Adair County (PAC) and to volunteer for monthly mobile food pantry service, to join in a new interchurch ministry group “Who is my Neighbor?”, and to work with First Presbyterian Church to offer a combined Christmas service (including a combined choir) followed by a Christmas dinner open to all;
- improving our website and looking at new ways to welcome people into our midst.
Last but not least, we grew our own spirits by:
- welcoming and learning from two clergy visitors, the Rev. Canon Madimilo from Tanzania (pictured above), a missioner who is studying in St. Louis, and the Venerable Mark Sluss, Archdeacon and Convenor of Deacons for our diocese,
- exploring a variety of topics in adult formation classes, from Hazardous Saints to Liturgical Music,
- showing up and working hard together to fundraise and to maintain our lovely church.