The Session has approved a second food drive for the Raleigh Dream Center, whose food pantry is running low. We are grateful for your generous response during our last drive and hope that many of of you will be able to participate in this one, which will end on Friday, March 5th. In order to keep everyone safe during COVID, Amy Rhoades and the Mission Team will do the shopping for the canned meat items requested. To support this effort, please send a check to the church marked "Raleigh Dream Center Donation." Thank you in advance for your generous contributions.
The church is collecting funds for the ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING offering during the season of Lent. The offerings received will be divided as follows: 36% for the Presbyterian Hunger Program, 32% for Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, and 32% for the Self-Development of People. These three programs work in different ways to serve individuals and communities in need.
Trinity has long-supported this offering, with the exception of last year. At the time we would have normally collected for these programs by placing envelopes in the pews, the pandemic changed how we would “do” church in 2020. Therefore, 2021 gives us a do-over - a fresh chance to support PCUSA’s One Great Hour of Sharing offering. If you would, please mail your checks to the church with OGHS noted in the memo line. We’ll report the total received after Easter.
Trinity's elders, deacons, and staff are praying for you, your loved ones, and your friends. If you should have a care concern or celebration you'd like to share, please email David or the church office.
Congratulations to Will Farrow and Sydney Hardee who became engaged recently. Will is Missy and Chris Farrow’s oldest son.
David shared that Edna Thompson’s brother, Milton Griffin, passed away on Tuesday. Please pray for comfort and peace for Edna and Joe and their whole family during this time of sadness.
Alex Darden, Bill Raudenbush's friend who has Parkinson's, will be scheduled for brain surgery in the near future. Please pray for the success of the surgery, Alex's well-being, and for his family as they provide support before and after the surgery.
Harvey Stone’s brother-in-law, Russell Crocker, passed away unexpectedly this past Friday. He had been dealing with lupus and dementia for a long time, but was otherwise in good health, so this was not expected. Please keep Harvey and Brenda, and Russell's wife Shyerell and their whole family in your prayers in the days ahead.