Our Advent devotions this season are from a collection entitled Sacred Space. I was taken with this title because we use this expression frequently in the context of our prayers during our Assistance Hours. When individuals share their concerns about food, clothing, shelter, illness, family, etc., we thank God for being present in,"this sacred space," where we remind one another that God is listening, holding us close, and sending us forward with the hope of Christ.
Resourcing opportunities at Trinity English have expanded greatly this year. On Mondays and Fridays our Partners from United Way, Bright Point and Park Center are present to provide assessments to persons seeking permanent supportive housing through The Coordinated Entry Program. On Tuesdays and Thursdays during Trinity English's Assistance Hours, The Network for Safe Families is in our building to meet with parents and grandparents to help establish connections with community partners as families get back on track. Our volunteers such as Mary McDonald, Bob Gasser and others are also helping to listen, pray and support persons in transition. The Open Doors volunteers on Wayne Street also provide a warm welcome to passers by to rest, pray, or take a quiet break. Our goal is to create Sacred Safe Space for every person who enters our building.
Angel Tree 2018
Please join us this year as we collect money to provide new beds and bedding for the Rescue Mission. To give towards the Angel Tree Ministry, click here.
Can you identify your Sacred Space? We pray your advent is filled with opportunities to reflect, rejoice, and be renewed while we wait and watch as Jesus fills our hearts, and spaces.
JaneT JoRdan Altmeyer
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