My husband, Bruce, and I came to Trinity about nine years ago, leaving a Presbyterian church where we raised our sons. I had been a lifelong Presbyterian. Our primary reason for leaving was a new, homophobic pastor. We both found Trinity to be welcoming and appreciated the diversity. Bruce died over 3 ½ years ago and I think of the support we received from Trinity…meals, cards, medication pick up, visits. It all meant so much. When I think of a faith community, that’s just what I’m looking for: community. A place to grow in faith and service. A place to love others and be loved. A place where real life experiences can be shared and accepted, not hidden.
I was on Vestry when Bruce became sick. I resigned as I could rarely leave home. After his death I decided that I should be involved/volunteer where I can best use my gifts. I decided to focus on one- on -one experiences versus meetings. I have enjoyed visiting elderly members, offering homebound communion, being part of a small group, and being a Pop-Up-Dinner host. Always I feel that I receive more than I have given.
Baking bread, greeting and coffee hour hosting are other activities I enjoy at Trinity. I love to talk and meet new people, which I can do through these activities. Thank you, Trinity community! And, please stop me if I talk too much!