My earliest memories of Trinity revolve around the kitchen. In one, I’m about four years old standing in the doorway, focused on savoring the M&Ms that my mother had given me as a special treat. In another, I’m about 6 years old and I’m seated on a stool on the oven side of the island making a Christmas ornament with others, and yes, I still have that ornament!
Kitchens are a source of food & nourishment and a gathering place for family & friends. I absolutely love that the kitchen features so prominently in my first impressions of Trinity, and what a perfect metaphor for what Trinity means to me. I am fed and nourished and embraced by a caring community in so many ways.
My father, a former Trinity parishioner, once reflected that it’s certain that we have received from Trinity more than we’ve given, and I agree, but also wonder, how can I express my gratitude? How can I help others have the same experiences? How can I live out my baptismal vows to “seek and serve Christ in all persons?”
Some of my answers are to show up, pray, listen, greet, serve, share, read, sing, study, give, and last but not least, pledge. My husband David and I pledge our financial support to Trinity as one way of living out our faith. We know that as members of a church community we need to provide financial support and we also know that Trinity needs our financial support to operate as an effective church. By pledging, we acknowledge and embrace our roles as members of Trinity.
If you’ve been fed and nourished and embraced by Trinity, I hope you’ll join David and me and make a pledge.