Greetings Trinity family,
I pray this message finds you well.
Today I invite you into discernment about how best to love God and love our neighbors (Matt. 22:36-40). Over the past few months the Greatest Commandment has provided Scriptural grounding for our ministry during the COVID-19 pandemic. This call to love has affected all our work in the community and led to new forms of outreach, ministry collaboration, and service across Tallahassee that have taken shape at Trinity.
Following the witness of Scripture has also brought me into discussions on race and the pernicious effects of racism taking place across our community. I will not be surprised if this is true for you as well. Books on the subject, like How to be an Antiracist, Stamped from the Beginning, Me and White Supremacy, So You Want to Talk about Race, and many more have risen in popularity and inform these discussions. So too have other media including podcasts like 1619 and CodeSwitch or documentaries like 13th. What is clear for me is there is much to do and more to learn about loving my neighbor. I pray you too feel a similar nudge to grow in love of God and neighbor.
As we prepare fall small group offerings at Trinity, I’d like to check your interest in entering into the broader dialogue on race and racism by engaging these critical materials in our congregation. If you are interested in joining the discussion, please take this poll. If you aren’t, don’t worry. We have our full suite of online small group discipleship offerings available and our Lay Academy classes will begin on September 9th.
Even though we may not be gathering in person, I am excited about our small group ministry and thankful for all you do at Trinity and beyond.
All the best and blessings all,