Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Valley Stream
On Sunday, November 13th we had the “end” of our 2016 Stewardship Campaign- “Gracious Hearts, Open Hands”. We held an International Brunch with dishes made by our fellow parishioners from many different cultures. It was a great success as you can see. During our campaign we encouraged our fellow parishioners to meditate with “open hands” during the Sunday Service and to offer testimony to what “gracious” things they did to pay it forward during the week. We had an ARK (A Random act of Kindness) that they could deposit their random acts into for display later in the Parish Hall. It was something different and hopefully it was well received. We are still accepting pledge cards so feel free to leave them in the collection plate on Sundays.
Photos from the 2016 Animal Blessing
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Come Visit the Holy Trinity Thrift Shop!
We are open the first two Saturdays of the month from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Please check the flyer posted on the Williams Building door for exact dates.
We have a wide variety of items for sale. The proceeds of the Thrift Shop go to help with the Church expenses. Often we distribute items to other charities as the need arises.
Please visit our Thrift Shop and help us support Holy Trinity.
MISSION COMMITTEE SUMMARY FALL 2014
As our society is beset with the perpetual threat of international terrorism and the promise of prolonged economic distress, it is little wonder that our thoughts often turn to our veterans, who again are bearing many of the enormous burdens that are required for the defense of democracy at home and abroad. Accordingly, the mission committee is undertaking a major undertaking to honor their service and sacrifice by organizing a Veteran’s Initiative Program (VIP). It will work simply and directly, and best of all, will involve the input and participation of everyone at Holy Trinity. Between the present time and early November, the parish will be sponsoring the collection of hygiene items, gently and/or new clothing and assorted reading material, which will be delivered to residents of the Veterans Administration Hospital and Medical Center in Northport, N.Y. The donated items will be organized into gift packages or baskets that will then be delivered to our friends and neighbors at the center. Please watch the weekly bulletin for an upcoming announcement for the date and location of the organizing session at the parish hall.
In the meantime, the Mission Committee is excited to announce the return of Supermarket Bingo, our traditional benefit function designed to supply and support the Valley Stream Village Food Pantry. It will take place at the parish hall on Saturday, October 11 at 7 p.m., with a $5.00 admission fee with a nominal charge for extra cards. Beverages and snacks will be available for purchase. Prospective participants are asked to bring non-perishable food items, which serve the dual purpose of guest prizes and as inventory for the food pantry itself, which is located as part of the outreach office of Holy Name of Mary Roman Catholic Church, located at 55 East Jamaica Avenue here in Valley Stream.
Not to be forgotten is the upcoming Silent Auction, which will also take place at the parish hall on Saturday, November 8th starting at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served , and the event is designed to benefit the general operating fund of Holy Trinity, as we continue to pursue both new and established mission projects over the course of the upcoming year. A $15.00 donation will cover the first set of 7 tickets, and extra tickets are also available for purchase.
MISSION PROJECTS AT HOLY TRINITY:A BRIEF SYNOPSIS
1 – In cooperation with Holy Name of Mary Roman Catholic Church, we collect non perishable goods and household supplies to benefit the Valley Stream Food Pantry, located at 55 East Jamaica Avenue.
2 – We undertake the collection of new and gently used clothing for the United Veteran’s Beacon House, a non profit agency which caters to the social and economic needs of former service members and their families in the New York metropolitan area.
3 – Holy Trinity collects and distributes personal hygiene items throughout the year for long-term residents and inpatients at the Veterans Administration Hospital and Medical Center in Northport, N.Y.
4 – Our parish has also staged a series of Book Drives for the benefit of the V.A. community in Northport, N.Y.
5 – We maintain an ongoing commitment to the collection and distribution of pet food and general supplies to both the North Shore Animal League in Port Washington, N.Y. and the Last Hope Animal Shelter in Wantagh, N.Y.
6 – In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy at the end of October 2012, Holy Trinity served as a collection and distribution center of non- perishable goods and household supplies for the many people in the local region who were directly impacted by the storm.
7 – Also in response to the events surrounding Hurricane Sandy, Holy Trinity organized and planned a community blood drive in cooperation with the American Red Cross to address the donor shortage in the New York metropolitan area during November 2012.
8 – Back in October 2011, Holy Trinity organized an independent job fair, featuring 30 public and private sector employees operating in Nassau and Suffolk counties.
9 – In response to community input, Holy Trinity organized, in cooperation with Franklin Hospital and North Shore/Long Island Jewish Medical Systems in Valley Stream, a six part health care/wellness lecture series during September and October 2013.
10 – The parish holds an annual Supermarket Bingo event for the direct benefit of the Valley Stream Village Food Pantry.
11 – During the autumn of 2010 and 2011, Holy Trinity, in cooperation with Habitat for Humanity, supplied volunteers for the construction of new affordable family housing in the village of Hempstead, N.Y.
12 – Holy Trinity, in cooperation with the Long Island Mental Health Association, staged a special lecture and theatrical performance to address the topic of bullying at home, school and the workplace during June 2014.
13 – During the period between October 2013 and March 2014, Holy Trinity served as a host site for Project Hope, to offer social work outreach and financial assistance counseling for those still struggling to recover from Hurricane Sandy.
14 – As part of our Christmas initiative, Holy Trinity collects new and gently used winter coats on behalf of the Big Brothers and Big Sisters charity in the New York metropolitan area.
15 – Another part of our traditional Christmas outreach involves the collection and distribution of holiday wish list items for the long term residents of the Orzac Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Valley Stream, N.Y.
16 – Finally, our long standing holiday outreach efforts are highlighted with the collection of Christmas gifts for needy households in the local community through the Adopt A Family program.
Registration for the 2016 – 2017 School Year is Ongoing!
Holy Trinity Nursery School
Winter weather is here. Stay warm and be safe!
PLEASE be on time when bringing your child to school for his/her session and when picking up your child at dismissal.
There are many opportunities for members to assist with worship services, including:
- Altar Guild
Senior Warden – Carol Russer
Junior Warden – Flo Hayward
Clerk of the Vestry – Theresa Dowd
Sunday School Superintendent – Theresa Dowd
- Ola Akinyemi
- Megan Dascoli
- Theresa Dowd
- Desmond Foster
- Debra Jacobs
- Susan Kaszubski
- Ita Oates
The following are the present committee heads for 2016:
Building & Grounds – Ola Akinyemi
Finance – Flo Hayward
Mission – Megan Dascoli
Nursery School – Susan Kaszubski
Public Realtions – Debra Jacobs, Theresa Dowd
Social – Theresa Dowd, Debra Jacobs, susan Kaszubski, Ida Oates
SPARK – Carol Russer
Stewardship – Desmond Foster
Sunday School – Theresa Dowd
Welcome Committee – Arlene Vrede & Temitope Oyewo