On Thursday, one of our long-term volunteers and parishioners, Coral Petzoldt, retired from People Presence, the ministry which keeps our doors open Mon-Fri 11-3. Administrator Margot Linken made two kinds of delicious cake, there were flowers, nibbles and conviviality. Thank you, Coral, for your years of dedication to this ministry!
On Wednesday, February 21, one of our long-time People Presence volunteers, Stella Savage, retired from the ministry. We had a tiny surprise party for her! Thank you Stella, for your commitment to keeping the doors open and welcoming all those who enter.
If you are interested in volunteering for People Presence, Sunday breakfast hosting, or any other volunteer position, please contact Kate Werneburg, volunteer co-ordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the past few weeks, Holy Trinity has been blessed by the presence of six new People Presence volunteers: Sophia, Izzy, James, Michael, Maxine, and Susan. They are a wonderful blend of students, professionals, and retirees, who have come to us mainly from the wider community. They are invigorating our open hours ministry to tourists, spiritual seekers, and regular drop-in guests. Most of these new volunteers attended a recent training in de-escalating verbal aggression which Barb Panter gave to our People Presence team and staff, and are starting to work alongside experienced volunteers in our ministry of hospitality.