With Trinity Sunday comes the end of another program year, and what an eventful year it was! In addition to the usual slate of programs and ministries, a great deal of effort was expended on the redevelopment project. It seems like so long ago that we began thinking seriously about the future of our stewardship of the church campus and buildings. Our process has been slow and deliberate. Sometimes I wished that we could just hurry it up and get on with things, but in the end, I think we can all agree that we have taken the time to make the best possible choices for the long-range future of the church. And I have the additional grey hair to prove it! Finishing touches are under way in the new office space, and I can tell you that the central air conditioning is positively decadent. We continue to work with our developer and city leaders toward the ultimate goal of redeveloping our Rising Sun Avenue frontage.
I am very grateful to the wardens, vestry, committee members, and everyone who has played a role in this vital re-imagining of our future. In addition to property redevelopment, we are also re-thinking the makeup of the vestry and the various committees that flow out of it. What are your interests or talents? History? Gardening? Outreach? Education? Hospitality? Whatever they are, there is a place for you to serve, so be ready—we will be looking for you. I am also pleased to announce that Trinity’s chapter of the Girls’ Friendly Society will be revived under the leadership of Emily Geliebter and Kaitlyn Prete. We now have an impressive new generation of girls (and boys) at Trinity, and we will be looking for ways to engage and incorporate them into our common life.
I hope that everyone has a safe and fun summer!
Fr. Richard Robyn, SCP