Stewardship: Transforming Trinity’s Generosity
A Letter from the Rector, The Rev. Meghan Holland
Dear People of Trinity,
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry often describes us as “The Episcopal branch of the Jesus movement.”
As Episcopalians, we love our worship. Our liturgies inspire us. The Eucharist is at the center of our lives. We believe the Bible is the word of God and we are people of the Word.
As part of the Jesus movement, we follow the One who loves us so much that he gave his life so that we might understand God’s never-ending love for all of creation.
Through our worship and through Christ’s love, we have been TRANSFORMED. Every Sunday we walk through the doors of 317 Franklin St. and we walk out as different people. People that are sustained, emboldened, and energized by our common life at Trinity.
And here’s the hard part: As followers of Jesus, we are called to give all of ourselves to God’s work in the world. When we walk out of the church on Sunday, the work of the Church (capital C!) begins. During our 2018 Annual Giving campaign, we want our members to consider these questions:
How have you been Transformed by Trinity?
How can Trinity continue the work of transformation? For me/for others/for our community/for our world?
Christ teaches us that establishing new priorities for ourselves and for our church means transforming how we think about generosity. That transformation will call upon us to look for generosity in every aspect of our work and in every aspect of our lives. This includes the ways that we care for our resources and – yes – the ways we spend our money.
Jesus calls us to take the long view, seeking first the Kingdom of God and not worrying about less consequential things. After 185 years, Trinity Episcopal Parish knows something of the long view. With the help of past rectors and vestries, this church continues to be a good steward of every good gift that has been given to us in faith throughout the years.
Please consider joining in the work of Transformation this year and make your pledge today. As a parish, we can transform our church, our community, and our lives.
The Rev. Meghan Holland
Trinity’s Vestry would like to invite you to an informal gathering to share in fun and fellowship with your Trinity family at one of our Cottage meetings being held during the month of October. Share your thoughts of Transforming Trinity through Generosity.
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