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Congregational Meeting

Bridge of Hope Benefit Concert

There will be Called meetings of the congregation and corporation on Sunday, May 22, at 11:15, for the purpose of approving our church loan. The meetings will be hybrid, with those in person participating at the church house, and others by zoom. For the Zoom link, check the weekly email or contact the church office.

The Sachs Piano Duo (former Harrisonburg residents Stephen and Carolyn Sachs) will be performing two benefit concerts for Bridge of Hope Harrisonburg-Rockingham on May 26th and 27th at Muhlenberg Lutheran Church and EMU, respectively. Please join us for this delightful event and a fun way to support neighbors struggling with homelessness. No tickets necessary. More information can be found at: https://hr.bridgeofhopeinc.org/get-involved/events/sachs-piano-duet-may-26-27/

Enneagram Class

Centering Space is pleased to announce that the Enneagram Study led by Luanne Austin will begin on Monday, June 6 at 7;00 p.m.  and continue through Monday, August 8. We will NOT meet on Monday, July 4.  Participants will be able to join in person at Trinity Presbyterian Church or through Zoom.  A half-day retreat will be offered on Saturday, August 13.  More information on the retreat will be forthcoming. 

 

There is no registration fee, however, participants will need to purchase the study materials prior to our first session. At this time, we are waiting for information from the publishers on the cost of the new study guide, but we will send this out as soon as it becomes available. 

 

If you are interested in participating in this study, please complete the registration information here.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Teresa Harris at harristt@jmu.edu for more information.

Service of Witness to the Resurrection for Carolyn Arbuckle

There will be a Service of Witness to the Resurrection for Carolyn Arbuckle on Saturday, May 21 at 4pm. The service will be held in Meredith Chapel at Sunnyside, and will be available by livestream at this link: https://boxcast.tv/view/carolyn-arbuckle-memorial-service-may-21-2022-btruy7hfvqonnteg4jhs

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Volunteers are still needed for the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive this Saturday, May 14!  We have two hour shifts from 1 pm, 3 pm, and 5 pm available!

Support our letter carriers and our community in the nation's largest single-day food drive, Stamp Out Hunger. Volunteers are needed to help unload postal vehicles at U.S. Post Offices in Harrisonburg, Staunton, Waynesboro, Lynchburg, and Charlottesville. Join Food Bank staff for an afternoon of fun, energy, and teamwork! 

Interested in helping out? SIGN UP HERE to volunteer at a post office near you. Volunteers must be 16 years or older. 

Questions? Contact Colleen Berger at cberger@brafb.org.

Thank you for stepping up to help out at this year's Stamp Out Hunger!

Colleen Berger

Volunteer and Food Drive Coordinator

Serve on summer staff at Massanetta Springs

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Massanetta Springs is hiring day camp counselors, lifeguards, and facilities and hospitality staff to serve its summer programs! Join us for this fun, meaningful work for a few weeks or the full ten week season from June-August. Full time paid positions include housing and meals, and may be able to fulfill college or internship credits. Contact daycamp@massanettasprings.org or visit MassanettaSprings.org/nettadaycamp to learn more!

Susan Estep's new Book

Susan Estep, a member at Trinity for a decade, has compiled a moving book of poetry, color artwork, stories, her childhood and adult abuse and trauma, and long journey to recovery.

 

The title is Dragonfly Lite Gently, approximately 50 pages in large print, and is available for $16. Pre-orders are due by May 16, with checks made out to Another Way Media which is handling sales and mailed to Melodie Davis at 9992 Mt. Zion Road Linville VA 22834. You may also leave them in the Davis mailbox at church.

 

Anticipated delivery date is early to mid-June. Contact Melodie Davis for more information or with questions at 540-421-6676 or melodiemillerdavis@gmail.com

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Conversational English Tutors Needed

Shenandoah Presbytery

For the last couple months, the Church World Service office had received and helped resettle a big number of Afghan refugees temporarily here in Harrisonburg and around Harrisonburg; now most of the Afghan refugees have permanent addresses. They now need your help in teaching Conversational English to some of them; they would love to pair them One on One with someone from the community.
 
If interested, you can reach out to Thierry Barihinyuza at tbarihinyuza@cwsglobal.org.

After more than two years of meeting on Zoom, Shenandoah Presbytery will meet in person on May 24th. The meeting will be hosted by Massanutten Presbyterian Church, and they are inviting other local congregations to help in offering some hospitality. If you'd like to assist with refreshments, please contact Ann Pettit (apettit@massanuttenchurch.org).

Centering Space Book Study

A contemplative study of John Newell's book, Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul, began on Thursday, April 28 at 7:00 p.m. Interested participants are invited to join this study in person in the Centering Space technology room or through Zoom.  To join the Zoom Meeting use:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81449277350?pwd=SzVMb252RGFENnlTaFp4VHFlc25Qdz09

Meeting ID: 814 4927 7350
Passcode: CARE

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Ushers Needed

Clothes Closet

We are in need of some usher volunteers! Ushers are such an important part of our Sunday worship. Please consider checking out the link below and signing up to be an usher.

It's time again to signup for Trinity's First Wednesday Clothes Closet events! This is for May and June.  Please go to the Signup Genius using the link below or contact Kathy Gillette at kathy.gillette@gmail.com or (703) 772-4717. Thanks for helping out!

Current Nurture Series

Easter Nurture: Keeping Peace in a Violent World

April 24, 2022 - May 22, 2022

This five week series will begin with a focus on Ukraine and expand to include conversation and learning around Just War Theory and what it looks like to be a peacemaker. There are two recommended videos for viewing as part of this series, and more resources may be shared.

If possible, before our first gathering, take an hour to view the presentation given by Daniel Beers on 3/29, which is available here: https://youtu.be/UPre_35NaTE
We recommend viewing this hour and a half presentation from the Notre Dame Kroc Institute on Civil Resistance in Ukraine and the Region prior to the May 8 class: https://youtu.be/CcttVAA-_-0

All classes will begin at 11:15 and conclude at 12:05.

April 24 - Daniel Beers will discuss the current situation in Ukraine and possible ways of moving forward. For more historical and political background, view the presentation from 3/29.
May 1 -  We will hear from some in our community who have experience visiting or living in Ukraine and the larger region.
May 8 and May 15 - Steve Carpenter will lead two sessions on Just War Theory and Peacemaking in a Violent World. Steve served for 20 years in the Coast Guard before becoming acquainted with Mennonites in Washington, DC, and has since become a strong advocate for peacemaking in many ways. Now retired in Harrisonburg, he remains an active community volunteer.
May 22 - Our final nurture offering will include interactive prayer stations set up here at the church. We will prepare and post videos of those prayer stations for home use.

Note that there will be no Nurture offering on April 17 or May 29. Both Sundays we will have lemonade and cookies on the lawn following church. Classes will also be recorded and added to our YouTube Nurture playlist. 

To join the classes by Zoom, use this link:

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84618819791?pwd=Z2Joa2RnLzltOVBUMUQ1NldrR1IxZz09

Meeting ID: 846 1881 9791
Passcode: Nurture