Future Parish Forum Dates
- Parish Forums will return during the fall schedule, beginning with Sunday, September 10th, at 9:00 a.m.
Previous Parish Forums
On Sunday, May 14, Dr. Elizabeth Melcher Davis, Choirmaster and Organist, and Sean McDonald, Assistant Choirmaster and Organist, performed an organ concert in Gibson Memorial Chapel. Read more and hear an excerpt from the concert »
So many of us love our long-standing tradition of a delicious, hot breakfast on Sunday mornings. Since we returned after the church’s closure during the pandemic, breakfast has faced various challenges. The Rev. Duane Nettles and the Breakfast Crew held a conversation on Sunday, March 5th at 9:30 a.m. focusing on the many questions that are related to Sunday breakfast: How should we continue it? What is the purpose? How do we staff it with enough volunteers? What about folks who may not attend Sunday School or worship? No decisions have been made at the forum or prior to the forum. The open conversation was hopeful and we heard various perspectives and insights from the Breakfast Crew, parishioners, and staff. Out of this conversation, the Breakfast Crew will discuss a sustainable way forward.
In February The Rev. Charles Joy shared about an epiphany event that initiated a major change in the direction of his life, bringing him to seminary, ordination, and eventually life as a priest in the Episcopal Church.
The Parish Forum topic in January was given by representatives from St. Andrew’s School on Sunday, January 8th regarding ways that Grace & Holy Trinity can continue to support our neighboring Episcopal school. St. Andrew’s School is a tuition-free Episcopal school, in Oregon Hill, focused on the whole child. Its vision is to create an environment that empowers students and their families to achieve success in their lives.
Thank you to The Rev. Dr. Sarah Kye Price for discussing the history, meaning, and liturgical symbolism of Advent during our Parish Forum on Sunday, December 4th, 2022.
On Sunday, November 6th, Associate Rector Paul Evans shared about his faith journey and call to ordained ministry during the parish forum in between the 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services in the Parish Hall.
Paul discussed his Summer 2008 pilgrimage during which he sailed from Bodo, Norway to Cork, Ireland on a 44 foot schooner that included a stop at Iona, the small island in the Inner Hebrides where St. Columba brought Christianity to the British Isles in 563 A.D.