Welcome to 2020
Once again Trinity and St. Paul’s have held their annual vestry meetings and begun to explore our hopes and dreams for the coming year.
At Trinity – strong leadership and an openness to new opportunities have been an ever-present reality at Trinity. The beautiful building continues to be cared for by those who find meaning in its on-going presence in Cottam. This was particularly evident as people enjoyed the incredible music at our fall hymn sing and found their ways through the doors of the church during the Kingsville Christmas Tour.
In 2020, we have switched our focus to seniors and are exploring opportunities to show love and care for them throughout the year and especially at Christmas. We anticipate expanding the gazebo and library to include gardens and a labyrinth this year. We look forward to a year where we continue to be challenged to share our gifts of time, talent and treasure so that we can be a visible sign of God’s grace in this place at this time.
At St. Paul’s – Our clothing cupboard remains a strong outreach as we serve hundreds each year. We continue to engage families through inter-generational programming with Thrive! We have also begun to identify significant moments and raise awareness through our ‘fun with flags’. In 2019, we began a more intentional outreach to the LGBTQ2+ community in the hope of proclaiming the Good News to those who are too often on the margins and hurt by churches.
This year’s vestry meeting included a strong call to gratitude, prayer and invitation. We are grateful for the strength of leadership for this community.