happenings

Upcoming Events:

In Advent, our normal book study/formation time on Tuesdays is transforming into contemplative worship services.  Each service will feature music, silence, and readings based on the Advent theme of that week: hope, peace, love, and joy.  Services will be Tuesdays at 9:30a and again at 7:00p at Holy Trinity.  Find some space for peace.

Join us for an evening of Celtic Christmas music with Anamcara on December 20, at 7pm.  We will be accepting donations to benefit Children and Youth Services.  Take a break from the rush and come relax!

We are several months into our new community effort to help our neighbors.  Once a month the courthouse holds the trials for children and youth in the area.  Most of the families and youth are at the courthouse all day and cannot leave for meals.  In light of this, we are going to begin providing snacks on the court dates.  Please leave any non-perishable snacks at the back of the worship space in the marked box.  The next trial date is Dec. 12.

We are also collecting donations for the local jail ministry, so those involved in that ministry can provide small gifts to those imprisoned.

On December 24th at 10:30a we will pack Christmas lunches to hand out to folks who have to work in our community on Christmas.  We are also looking for folks to deliver the lunches on Christmas Day.  Let us know if you can get involved!

The Tutoring Center in Brookville is looking for adults to help mentor students.  Volunteers would be in the space on Barnett Street and help students do homework and be a positive presence in their lives.  The Center will open at the end of September, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-5:30pm.  We need two adults in the space whenever it is open.  Click on this link to download the Volunteer sheet, apply for the right PA clearances, and return all of the sheets to the address provided or to the YMCA downtown on Main Street.  Let’s help make a difference in the lives of our local young people!

We Gather

-Fifth Sunday brunches and forums

-Tapped into Faith, second Thursdays 7p, Dirty Ehrma’s

-Weekly study, CREATE Cafe, Tuesdays 9:30a

-Co-host events with community groups:

Fieldstone and friends concert, with the Jefferson County Historical Society

Blues and Brews, with CREATE Brookville

-Involvement in community activities, like Art in the Park where we had a booth

We Serve

-Hold art show and concerts during Victorian Christmas, along with hosting a winery for the Chamber’s Wine Walk

-Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity

-Collect items for Crossroads (women’s shelter)

We Worship

-Third Sundays: acoustic and different style of worship service

– Every Sunday at 11a, plus special services throughout the year

We Give

-KIVA loans: 5, $100 loans

-Shrove Tuesday pancake dinner, which raised funds for Flint, MI

-Sponsored a day of the VBS during the diocesan mission to the Dominican Republic and held the plant sale in May raising $284 for the Dominican Republic

-Collect and send the Good Friday offering to the Anglican diocese in Jerusalem

-Lenten coin offering sent to the local food bank

-Held two soup sales benefiting the Dominican Republic and the Brookville Area Food Pantry building fund respectively

-Celebrated the feast of St. Francis with a blessing of the animals; donations sent to the Tri-County animal shelter.

-Participated in the Miles of Pennies collection raising funds for the Church Periodical Club

-Supported Jefferson County Children and Youth’s gift drive