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Lenten Formation on Wednesday Nights

Each week during Lent, The Episcopal Mission of Warren County offers faith formation events on Wednesday nights. These opportunities are part of our traditional understanding of Lent being a time for special devotion and study in our faith lives.

 

 

February 17 and February 24 – led by Ms. Diane Brant

Anti-Child Trafficking. What can we do?

Over 200,000 children are trafficked for sex in the United States annually.  The best strategies for keeping trafficking out of a community or a family include learning about it, becoming vigilant, taking action. With this in mind, the Anti Child Trafficking (ACT) ministry is offering two Lenten presentations on Child Trafficking in the United States. After viewing videos, we will discuss what we have learned and consider the many ways we can fight trafficking, protect vulnerable youth and/or provide services to rescued victims.

 

 

March 2 and March 9 – Led by The Rev. Matthew Scott

Faith Practices for Families: Faith5

Families with children of all age levels are invited to come discuss a method for introducing a rewarding daily family faith ritual into their homes. Called Faith5, the program entails five daily faith practices: Sharing Highs and Lows, reading a Bible verse, talking about it, praying together, and blessing one another. We’ll discuss them on the first night and send you home to practice for a week. Then on March 9th we’ll celebrate the experience and offer help in continuing and growing this practice. Childcare and Youth activities provided!

 

 

March 16 – Led by The Rev. Tim Dyer

The Eucharistic Prayer – History and Theology

We will briefly explore the traditions and roots which have shaped The Episcopal Eucharistic Prayer Rite I and Rite II. The goal is to briefly touch on aspects of our worship that date back almost two thousand years. When we gather on Sunday mornings and participate in worship, we join with millions of Christians who have spoken the same words as the body of Christ throughout history.

 

 

 

And do not forget our Monday night Bible Study, led by Mr. Gary Landrio, as another opportunity for faith formation!

Children of Abraham event set for September 12th

From our Clergy Associate Tim Dyer:

I am pleased to announce that a date has been set for a fifth event for The Children of Abraham Project. On September 12, 2015 starting at 2pm Trinity will be hosting its first Children of Abraham event. Some people may be familiar with this interfaith project from past events. For those that are not familiar, let me please explain what The Children of Abraham is all about.

 

This interfaith initiative actually started to be developed in summer of 2011, and the first event was in October of 2012. That summer I was on a break from my studies, and I was reading over our Baptismal Covenant. While each question struck a cord with me, there were two that particularly stood out. Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself? Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being? I wondered if I was living into the vows as well as I could be.

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Holiday Hot Meals fully supported for next year

 Give Thanks to God for his incredible blessing upon us! We have received over $3300 in support for our Holiday Hot Meals through the Warren Gives fundraiser. This means next year’s ministry is fully funded, and we are set to once again deliver over 700 meals to shut-ins throughout Warren and Forest counties.  We’ll see you this fall on Thanksgiving for the beginning of another successful year sharing the healing we find in Christ through this amazing ministry.