In the recent months, there has been an incredible and frighteneing increase of violence, and atrocities done to Dalits in India under the present BJP government.
As a result, and in response, there has been a powerful surge in protest and human rights movements, calling those in power to be accountable to the Dalit community, and to neither allow nor encourage such inhuman violence and persecution.
Join our special guest, Rev. Chakravarthy Zadda, Ph.D., who will be returning to India in October to organize Dalit Empowerment Workshops for clergy and lay leaders, building solidarity among the Indian Christian community for the Cause. Learn more at Rev. Chaks' facebook page here.
He'll be preaching at Sunday worship, 10:30, and leading a discussion after church, 12-12:30. Don't miss this! Consideration of and care for those in need (especially those “at our gate,” visible to us, of whom we are aware) is an essential component of good stewardship. It is in the sharing of wealth that we avoid the snare of wealth. It is the one whom death could not hold—who comes to us risen from the dead—who can free us from the death grip of greed.
Our community meals have become one of the highlights of each week at First Trinity. They are free meals, shared by community members, and enjoyed by everyone who is able to come. Community meals are a safe place for our homeless neighbors to rest and have something to eat, a gathering place for our seniors, and a great way to meet neighbors, volunteers, and others in our community.
We need some help! We need volunteers to help prepare, serve, and clean up after meals, twice a week. Volunteers can donate food for the meal or use items from our pantry to create a meal.
If you think this is something you are interested in doing, please contact Rene at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to find volunteers to sign up once a month, or as able. We also welcome youth groups, church groups, groups of friends, community organizations, and others to participate as able.
Those interested in vending: tables will be $20 and we ask that you do not sell clothing unless it is handmade. Contact email@example.com.
Our annual voter’s meeting is scheduled for Sunday, December 4, after worship. All are welcome to attend, and members are welcome to vote on the budget and other items. If you are not sure of your membership status, please see Rene or Pr Tom.