It can be difficult knowing how to support a friend or family member who has lost a loved one. Trinity Episcopal Church invites the community to a free workshop to learn more about the grieving process, what words help and what words hurt, and the best ways to offer support.
The workshop will be held on Saturday, May 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street, Newtown.
The facilitators are Joanna DeNicola and Reverend Samual Dexter. Ms. DeNicola is the Program Manager of The Healing Hearts Center for Grief & Loss, a program of Regional Hospice & Home Care. She is a Connecticut licensed clinical social worker specializing in issues of grief, hospice support and coping with community tragedy. Rev. Dexter is the Manager of the Spiritual Care program at Regional Hospice and Homecare. He is an ordained minister of the United Church of Christ and also has a Masters degree in Clinical Social Work with a concentration in Gerontology.
For more information contact Rick Chamiec-Case at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come learn about Trinity’s new Inter-Faith Refugee Ministry by attending a forum and light lunch on Sunday, May 1st right after the 10:00 am worship service. During this forum, Trinity’s What Can One Person Do group will present how this new ministry will work, and concrete ways that folks who are interested can become involved with helping a refugee family begin a new life, regain hope and contribute to the vitality of the greater Newtown community. Come join us on May 1st at about 11:15 am!
Our caring does not end at our church doors. God calls us to reach out to our community and the world. At Trinity we cultivate a culture that encourages members to regularly engage with, listen to, walk with, learn from, and develop relationships with those around us representing different racial and ethnic groups and social classes as we discern how to better prepare for and witness the Kingdom of God in the larger community.
We invite you to check these pages often for news on activities and insight from parishioners as we move forward on this journey.
Why is the Trinity Bell Ringing?
Parishioner Gordon Strother, as part of a ministry created by deathpenalty.org, tolls the bell at 6pm for two minutes on the evenings of a scheduled execution anywhere in the United States. Gordon has participated in this ministry for over 12 years.