Dear Holy Trinity,
Our fall pledge campaign is beginning on October 17th and our theme this year is “For All the Saints!” We chose that theme for a number of reasons. The first is that this fall has felt like an important time to pause and give thanks for all the lives that have blessed us over this last year or two, and particularly to celebrate those who have died and didn’t get to have exactly the funeral we all envisioned. Second, by God’s grace we have made it this far through the pandemic and Holy Trinity has not only weathered the storm but has come through it with our ministries, our spirits, and our finances still strong. And third, as much as we need financial support to meet our budgetary needs, this year our focus is less on the dollar amount and more on increasing the number of members who make a yearly pledge. In short, we want “All the Saints” to make a pledge that is right for them.
Each of the four Sundays of the campaign will focus on a specific theme:
October 17 - Kickoff Celebration with a Picnic and a Free Concert by the Will Buthod Trio: Join us at 1p.m., outdoors at Holy Trinity, the Will Buthod Trio in concert. Not your typical jazz trio concert. Money-back guarantee if you’re not amazed or entertained, (free concert). You really might not want to miss this one!
October 24 - A reflection on the faithfulness of personal stewardship
October 31 - An honoring of those saints who retired from ministries during the pandemic after years of service at HTP
November 7 - All Saints Sunday and a celebration of the saints who entered into joy during the pandemic
November 14 - Looking to the saints of the future
There will be time to talk about all these things and to celebrate the saints in various ways. But start by coming to our kickoff celebration. Bring a basket of food and enjoy some beautiful music.
A pledge card is enclosed and the QR code on the back will take you to the pledging page of our website. I hope you will join your fellow saints in financially supporting the life of this beloved parish.
May God bless and keep you,
As part of our “For All the Saints” stewardship campaign this year, we’ve asked a number of parishioners under the age of 50 to reflect on their lives and Holy Trinity Parish. The two questions were:
1. What does Holy Trinity Parish mean to you?
2. What ministries of HTP are close to your heart and why?