Summer Stewardship

Many thanks, again, to the members who have returned their Time and Talent pledge forms this spring Special thanks to those who volunteered for the first time or were able to participate in an additional ministry, many of whom expressed an interest in serving as lectors and bread bakers.

Of course, any time is a good time to participate in God’s work, including now!

The summer presents its own set of challenges, particularly for the unhoused and others lacking in resources. Food banks, such as the Carty Cupboard, often struggle to meet the needs of their clients in summer, mainly because the summer is not perceived to be a time of privation. Those summer needs will also include essential personal care items such as soap, shampoo, sunscreen, and mosquito repellant. One way we can help address those needs locally is through donations to our Little Free Pantry of personal-size bottles of shampoo, sunscreen and the like, as well as those little hotel soaps brought home from vacation.  hanks also to all those who have responded to the Stewardship of the Earth piece in last month’s Trinity News on alternatives to recycling. This month, the Hospitality, Fellowship and Welcoming team will kick off the Coffee Hour Green Initiative, inviting and encouraging members to bring their own mugs to church for coffee hour, as a more eco-friendly option than paper cups (which will still be there for those who forget).