We Are Family Dinner and Silent Auction

Friday, November 1, 2019

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Trinity Church and Terri DiRaddo, Chair

and Co-Chairs, Sheree Thompson, Treadwell Atkins, Carolyn Reyes, and Pat Laubach cordially invite you to:

We Are Family

What does helping the homeless, the immigrant, and the stranger on the street have to do with family and church?

Join Trinity Episcopal Church Midtown on Friday, November 1, during the Mexican holiday Dia de Los Muertos, and find out as we highlight the love and caring the Trinity family exhibits within and beyond its walls in our annual fundraiser, “We Are Family.”

The festive celebration features a silent auction, eclectic music from the Trinity Jazz Ensemble, food from Mandola’s Catering, and the words of former City Councilman and well-known immigration attorney Gordon Quan sharing his insights on family and immigration.

And who is our family?

“In the church, the concept of family extends beyond a small circle, biology, or legal responsibility. Family means we belong to each other as brothers and sisters in Christ, beloved and adopted children of a merciful, loving God.

“To whatever extent possible, we are to care for each other in community as people brought together as a family by our faith. As it says in Galatians, “we are one in Christ Jesus.” explains Trinity Rector Hannah E. Atkins Romero.

– At Trinity, we provide hot breakfast each Sunday for more than 200 Lord of the Streets clients.
– We provide more than 5,000 sack meals yearly for our homeless and near-homeless neighbors
– We assist families fleeing violence from El Salvador and Guatemala by providing support, including housing, legal assistance, medical care and teaching English
– Through our Listening Post community presence, we interact with more than 300 neighbors addressing their spiritual, emotional, and nutritional needs.

“We take a vow in our baptism to respect the dignity of every human being and to see the face of Christ in others, especially those in need. Not out of pity, but out of love for an equal, a person, a member of your family,” said the rector.

This annual fundraiser benefits our outreach programs and coincides with the Mexican holiday of Dia de Los Muertos, honoring the spirit of family and Saints that have gone on before us. It is a celebration that teaches us about family, tradition, love, and remembrance.

So join us Friday, November 1, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Fellowship Hall, 1015 Holman Street @ Main Street. Tickets are $125 and support our ministries.

Buy your ticket now at: https://tinyurl.com/TrinityChurchWeAreFamily

Trinity Episcopal Church is a 501(c)(3) organization, Tax ID #74-60011398. For Federal income tax purposes, you can deduct a charitable contribution to the price of a ticket its fair market value. We estimate the fair market value of one ticket to be $50.