Monday, April 14, 2014

Faith and Education Breakfast

On Tuesday, April 8, Trinity hosted the Faith and Education breakfast discussion called "The 4 Rs: Reading, 'Riting, 'Rithmetic and Religion." Pastor Mike Dent welcomed guests and gave a blessing.  Those attending heard from faith leaders about how churches can further engage and support Colorado's education system.

Guest speakers included Jill Hawley, Associate Commissioner of Achievement and Strategy, Colorado Department of Education; Andy Mendelsberg, Principal, Denver East High School; and Chris Watney, President and CEO, Colorado Children's Campaign. The event was sponsored by the Colorado Council of Churches and the Colorado Children's Campaign.

The excellent presentations stimulated the interest of Trinity members present and there is an on-going conversation about how Trinity might provide a program for those interested in learning more about how our congregation might further engage and support Colorado's education system. If you are interested in learning more about this topic, contact Rev. Miriam Slejko at 303-839-1493.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Christmas Cards from Russia on Display

Since 2007, Trinity has had a relationship with the congregation of Bethany UMC in Pushkin, Russia, with 20 of our members having made one or more of four trips to Bethany in mission and fellowship. For the last four years, the children of Bethany and our children at Trinity have exchanged homemade cards for Christmas and Easter. The ones we received this past Christmas are truly works of art and are currently on display in the Artist's Display Case on Level 2 near the church entrance.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Honoring Anamae Vasquez

Anamae Kool Vasquez was honored during worship on March 16 in celebration of her many years of service to Trinity through her gifts of music.  She is an alum of Morningside College Music Department in  Sioux City, Iowa.  Anamae offered her musical gifts as staff organist for Trinity and as accompanist for the Chancel Choir and for many years played for countless couples at their weddings.  Anamae’s husband, Abraham, and sons, Leon and Dan, and their families joined her for this special tribute, which was followed by a reception in Fellowship Hall.