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Who we are and what we are about are a reflectionof the ministry and vision of our Pastor, The Reverend Doctor Bobbie Blackburn. 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Faith,

Greetings in these beautiful days of summer!  Boy, have we had a full one!  With ROOTS and VBS and many projects for our preschool, there has been no dull moment here at Trinity. Thanks to everyone who has been a part of any or all of these activities!

Now we turn to beginning our "new year" as school starts and our folks return from travel.  This year will be a bit different.  After saying farewell to Vicar Bridget we are now "vicar-less" for the first time in 20 years!  I have been getting the question a lot: what will you do without a Vicar, Pastor? And I have been touched by the concern a number of you have expressed that I not get overworked and "burn out" trying to do the pastoral work of two persons.  Thank you!  It is certainly encouraging to me to sense your care and concern.

Happily, there are some plans underway to address our pastoral staffing issue. The Council has empowered me to work with the Mutual  Ministry Team to interview and make recommendations.  I am delighted that we can do this, and look forward to sharing with you soon. 

Additionally, Veronika will be adding some pastoral care visits to her volunteer ministry activities, as she has already been helping care for some of our homebound and ill parishioners. I continue to hold out great hope that our US immigration services will process Veronika's work documents so she can continue to be part of our community and lead us in Cross Generational ministry. Please keep her in your prayers.

I am excited to learn that many churches in our community are gathering to be part of a "Faith Build" with Habitat for Humanity, and our Council is supportive of our joining in this adventure.  Read more about the Faith Build in this Trends, and help us join with our brothers and sisters in Bradenton to support affordable, well-constructed housing!

August is the time when Ministry Teams begin planning and working for major projects and ministry in the coming year, so be sure to note opportunities to get involved and be part of the next chapters of the Kingdom that God is writing with us!

Following Jesus Together with you,

Pastor B.