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TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH

17 Congress Street
Milford, Massachusetts 01757
508-473-8464
www.trinitychurchmilford.org

The Reverend William MacDonald Murray, Rector
rector@trinitychurchmilford.org

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"Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Creator, who created all the lights in the heavens. God never changes or casts a shifting shadow." — James 1:17

Dear Friends & Family,

Throughout the Bible, we are reminded that God is a giver of all good things. God gives us life and "this fragile earth, our island home". Your life is a reflection of God's abundance.

Thank you for your on-going and generous support of the mission and ministries of Trinity Church!

Our ministries here at Trinity have life and give life through the generosity of all our members. Each week, we are nurtured in word and sacrament. We are empowered by the Holy Spirit to care for those who are ill or hurting, and welcome all those searching for a connection to God and community. God the Giver

Through your generosity – and the generosity of all our members – some accomplishments in 2015 were:

  • We continued to fund – and grow – our core ministries, such as community dinners, the Daily Bread Food Pantry, DR Mission Trip and supporting struggling families in Milford's scattered site shelters.
  • We made thousands of dollars in donations to worthy organizations through our mission committee.
  • We started a new and wildly successful ministry entitled 'Laundry Love'.
  • Through Trinity's initiation and efforts, created a 501(c)3 organization, the Milford Area Humanitarian Coalition, which established a summer feeding program, serving over 2,000 free lunches this summer to children in need.

There were many more ways we helped an individual or family in need, supported a cause or touched a life in some special way through your generosity. Of course, we also paid our bills and salaries and cared for our buildings and property.

The life of faith is a journey we make together, not a solo expedition. The annual giving campaign is a time set aside to reflect on how the practice of intentional giving is in keeping with all that God has given us. One of the most important passages of the Bible, John 3:16 states: "For God so loved the world that He gave His only son". God so loves each and every one of us that God gave and continues to give.

Trinity Episcopal Church is a "giving community," which means that our response to a giving God is to be generous ourselves. Some of our members tithe (giving 10% of their income to the church). Others commit a certain percentage, make a one-time annual gift, or give as they are able. While giving levels vary in the congregation, what is important is that all are asked to make a gift that reflects our gratitude for a giving God and our care for one another. We are called to make our giving a reflection of God's giving to us.

As our campaign progresses, we are grateful to hear from Fr. Mac, Stewardship Co-Chairs Dianne and John, and fellow parishioners about how God's abundant gifts have touched our lives… and how we are called to respond to such awesome generosity. We will have enjoyed the beautiful reflections included in the weekly bulletins. And we will have experienced the joy of welcoming new members to our congregation through baptism.

Here on the website you will find a Pledge Commitment card and Time &Talent Survey for 2016. We invite you to prayerfully consider all that God has given you. Prayerfully consider how the Holy Spirit is calling you to share God's abundance through Trinity. Think about all God has given you and then respond as generously as you can. Please consider how your standard of living is reflected in your standard of giving. We anticipate our 2016 budget to increase by approximately 10%. We humbly ask that you consider increasing your pledge by the same.

On Saturday and Sunday, November 7th & 8th we will celebrate Commitment Sunday. We request that you return your pledge card on or before that date. You may also submit your pledge on paper, using this form.

If you are new to Trinity Church and/or the practice of intentional giving...

Please feel free to talk to Fr. Mac or Stewardship Co-Chairs Dianne Belamarich or John Ellis to learn more before making your decision.

If you feel an annual pledge may not be appropriate for you...

Please consider making a donation in support of the mission and ministries of Trinity Episcopal Church, just as you would to any other local or national charity.

If you do not consider Trinity Episcopal Church to be your spiritual home...

Please complete the form and check the appropriate box or email rector@trinitychurchmilford.org
and we will promptly remove you from our mailing list.

May the Peace of Christ be always with you!

Fr. Mac, Dianne Belamarich & John Ellis

Fr. Mac & Stewardship Co-Chairs
Dianne Belamarich & John Ellis