A Queio Apache Prayer
Looking behind, I am filled with gratitude.
Looking forward, I am filled with vision.
Looking upwards, I am filled with strength.
Looking within, I discover peace.
FOOD FOR THE MIND
Turning the page on a calendar is a time when we are reminded to acknowledge our blessings, and give thanks for God’s impact on our lives. OCTOBER marked our first opportunity to sponsor the Out of the Darkness Walk in Headwaters Park. Thousands of participants, including Trinity’s volunteers, walked side by side with survivors of family and friends who died by suicide. Discussions and community events such as this provide a starting point for removing stigma from conversations about mental illness. We are called to create safe spaces and accompany all of God’s people, even into dark places where depression, anxiety and hopelessness can seem overwhelming.
Thank you, God,
For illuminating our lives and enabling us to be beacons of your love,
especially when shadows dim the path toward hope.
SUSTENANCE FOR THE BODY
Thanksgiving can be our prompt to promote healthy eating practices- or not! Please consider donating to our Holiday Meal Drive this month as we feed members and neighbors with nutritious meals. Envelopes and online opportunities are provided for giving.
We will be engaging with nationally known speakers and local professionals to discuss the often difficult topics of mental and behavioral health, the church’s role in supporting and advocating for persons with mental illness, and creating opportunities for developing mental health ministries in congregations.
We welcome your participation in Trinity's City Ministry events. Please be aware of upcoming partnership opportunities for Angel Tree Donations, our Grandmothers Support Group and Charis House Companionship Ministry.
JaneT JoRdan Altmeyer
Building a foundation of supportive relationships in The City of Churches, moving forward as a community bolstered by faith, driven by purpose, inspired by Christ's love.