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Big ideas and strategic directions

We are all aware that we are in a process of discerning our future at Holy Trinity. The strategic planning committee has developed a process that will let us choose an operational and governance model that fits who we are going forward.

Strategic Planning next step

We’re having a community meeting on Saturday, April 28 from 10am to 1pm to present three possible staffing and governance models from the strategic review process. We hope that everyone who considers themselves a part of this community will take part if possible–whether part of Refugee Committee, Music Mondays, People Presence, Sunday worship, or any other part of our shared life.

Big Ideas

A scribbly heart in a lightbulbWe would also like to bring more hopes and dreams for what we do to light. This is an opportunity for you, on your own, or in collaboration with a few other people, to outline an idea for what we do or who we are. We are thinking of something bigger than one event, more like a project or direction for 3-5 years. If you wish to participate in this process of brainstorming, please share your “big idea” at this link (it’s a Google Form, so you’ll leave our site). You can submit more than one idea, don’t feel restricted. We will have a process to get a sense of which ideas have community traction. Prioritized ideas could be developed further. There is no commitment at this stage, just an opportunity to put forward what you are thinking. the deadline for submission in this process is April 20, 2018.

 

HolyTrinity.TO–our new home on the web

We’ve been on the web for a long time now. When we first came online, social media was email and we picked holytrinitytoronto.org because it was available and was relatively clear. We collectively refer to ourselves as H.T. and have done so since before anyone can remember.

Times change and–while we stand firm in our commitment to justice and to maintaining a spiritual oasis for all in the heart of this beautiful, but frantic, city–we change too.

As we have expanded our presence on social media, we have, through a mix of forethought and happenstance, become pretty solidly HolyTrinityTO. It’s a closer match to the more informal folk we are and so we are moving our web presence a bit to be more in sync. Over the next few months we’ll be migrating our web and email to a new domain. The old addresses will work (and probably always will), but we’ll be more deliberately hanging out at HolyTrinity.TO (or on social media at HolyTrinityTO).

Lifting Spirits 2018

cocktails, singing
and stuff to eat

Upcoming dates: June 21

Schedule

Doors open at 4:30pm at 19 Trinity Square (that big church/castle behind the Eaton Centre)
4:30-6pm — food, drink & conversation with your friendly bartender and others
6-7pm — Pub Choir *
7-9pm — ongoing bar service and conversation

Holy Trinity in the Toronto Archives

Interesting stuff to be found when you search the Toronto Archives online collection for us. We’ve been around. Here’s a wee sample of some of the images you can find of us there…

http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/

 

Lifting Spirits and voices

Lifting Spirits just finished its second edition. Thirty years earlier, almost to the day, The Cowboy Junkies recorded their breakout album, The Trinity Session right here at HT. The sound in our space is amazing and we made good use of it. Pub Choir sang three songs from that album and did three more that were a little easier to wrap our lips around and made the room ring.

James Harbeck took some great pictures, though they seem to miss many people, maybe he has more to share. 🙂 Continue reading Lifting Spirits and voices