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March For Our Lives
Trinity Participation and Hospitality
On March 24th, Trinity Memorial once again showed our presence in the community when the church participated in the March for Our Lives nationwide event.
The march was imagined and organized by #NeverAgain, a group of students who survived the February 14th shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. Hundreds of sister marches took place worldwide at the same time.
The Trinity Memorial Volunteer team rose to the occasion by setting up hospitality tents in the front yard. Our volunteers warmly welcomed hundreds of folks, offering refreshments and piping hot coffee. A special thanks to the Huff family for their generous donation of cookie trays and bottled water.
The church was opened to the public, as smiling volunteers directed people to restroom facilities and to offer any needed assistance.
At 11:30 Father Glenn, Mother Christine Day of All Saints Episcopal Church, Fr. Tim Taugher of St Francis Assisi Roman Catholic Church, and Mother Trula Hollywood of St. Paul's, Owego lead a prayer service in the sanctuary which over 50 people attended. Prayers were offered to support tighter gun control and safety for our school children.
Trinity volunteers joined the 12 noon march, and proudly carried the Trinity Memorial #NeverAgain banner. All were wearing new Trinity T-shirts as they took the route down to the court house.
We thank Patty Bloomer for her generosity in the purchase of our new banners. One of the banners is displayed by the gym entrance to the church.
A special thanks goes out to an anonymous donor who purchased the T-shirts for our volunteer team that day.
They say that “many hands make light work.” The Trinity team of volunteers did an outstanding job and once again showed the true meaning of community and God's love.
- Kathy Corse
Our Bishop DeDe Speaks on "March of Our Lives"
To the youth, clergy and leaders of the Diocese:
The Saturday, March 24th March for Our Lives was a wonderful moment of solidarity for our youth. It was also a wonderful moment of solidarity for all those who participated—in presence or in prayer—as the nation came together to support the courage and conviction of our youth.
The March was grace-filled as, throughout the Diocese, we walked with people of all backgrounds for a common, moral purpose. I am especially grateful to our parishes who
opened their doors to provide hospitality, respite and reflective space for the March participants.
In the coming days, weeks and months let us continue to work together for the safety and well-being of our schools and communities. While we continue to pursue those responses that will make a difference, we will also continue to stand with Jesus, loving our neighbors, and especially our children, as ourselves.
May your Easter season be blessed and joyous.
Blessings of peace for the journey, +DeDe
The Rt. Rev. Dr. DeDe Duncan-Probe, Bishop of Central New York