Call to Action

This is a resource for upcoming events at Trinity and in our community at large. If you have an announcement you’d like to include, please contact the communications staff and let us know.

Amplifying the Voices of Those Who May Lose TPS, DED, & DACA Protections
If you didn’t get a chance to write a letter to Congress after Worship on Feb. 3 (33 will be hand-delivered!) please consider calling your representatives between February 11 & 13. More information and sample talking points can be found here. You can also watch and share an interview with a local TPS recipient here. Thank you for helping urge our country to “draw the welcome circle wider.”

TPC’s Black Lives Matter Book Discussion Group
As part of Trinity’s Black Lives Matter focus, we will be starting a book discussion group this spring. Our first selection will be Waking Up White. Future books will be chosen by participants from the BLM book list in the narthex. If you are interested in joining us, please contact the communications staff and include a suggestion for days and times, beginning after Easter.

Support a Healthy Environment for Ashley Elementary Students & Staff
As followers of Jesus, we are called to care for the health and healing of our neighbors (Luke 9:1-2). One way we do this is by supporting Action4Equity in advocating for a new building for Ashley Elementary, where students and staff have long suffered from health problems due to mold. After months of pressure, WS/FCS is hosting community meetings on design plans for a new Ashley Elementary. Please help represent Trinity and PIRD at one of the meetings: Monday, Feb. 18, 2:30-3:30 PM or Thursday, February 21, 5:30-6:30 PM. Both meetings will be held in the Ashley Academy Media Center (1647 Ashley School Circle). Please wear black in solidarity with Action4Equity. For more information please visit https://www.action4equityws.org/

Communicating Effectively About Racism
Do you get tongue-tied when a total stranger makes a disturbing remark in your presence? Are you frustrated with your ability to communicate effectively when racism emerges in conversations with family or co-workers? Bring your own stories to this workshop on non-violent conversation/action with Rev. Willard Bass of the Institute for Dismantling Racism, and Rev. Christy Clore. Thursday, Feb. 21st, 6:30-8:00 PM at SHARE Cooperative, 603 Peters Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem (the SHARE Community Center is around the left side of the shopping complex). To inquire or register, please contact Sydney Hughes-McGee. Suggested donation to IDR of $25.00.

A Wider Welcome
Interfaith Winston-Salem is partnering with the Carlton Mitchell Lectures to present A Wider Welcome, featuring Dr. Bill Gaventa and Rev. LaTonya McIver Penny. This half-day collaborative event aims to widen and strengthen how faith communities include persons who live with disability, difference, or special needs. This event takes place at Knollwood Baptist Church, Saturday, February 23, from 1-4:30 p.m. For further information contact Diane Lipsett or Bill Leonard.

The Southern Trans Health & Wellness Conference
The Trans Health and Wellness Conference, Breaking Bonds, Building Bridges: Creating Trans Health Equity will be held at the Benton Convention Center, March 7-9.  It is a collaborative effort between Wake Forest University Bowman Gray Medical School, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, NWAHEC, Bathory International and the transgender/non-binary community to help educate one another in current research, best practice, and Grassroot needs and expertise.  For more information about being an exhibitor, or other ways to support this conference, please contact Ellen Kesler of Northwest AHEC at 336-713-7712 or via email at ekesler@wakehealth.edu.

City with Dwellings
The St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church Women’s Overflow Shelter is seeking volunteers. f you would like to participate in this program with our neighborhood faith community, click to sign up to volunteer for an overnight shift, food preparation, or greeting clients.