This year's Printer's Row LitFest is taking place on Saturday June 8 and Sunday June 9! Once again, HTLoop will have a table and we will be handing out materials about our church as well as DIY tote bags that people can decorate and fill with all the books they're buying! Pr. Ben is out of town that particular weekend, so we need someone who can serve as the lead organizer of the table and we need folks to sign up for shifts! This is one of the most important events we can be at to continue to build a presence in the South Loop. If you are passionate about getting the Holy Trinity name out there and meeting our neighbors, please consider taking the lead or volunteering for a shift! Contact Pastor Ben or Beau if you can help out.
As we celebrate the presence and power of the Holy Spirit (at both HTLoop and HTLakeview) and Confirmation (at HTLakeview) on Pentecost we invite everyone to come to church dressed in colors of flame!
Do you speak multiple languages? On Pentecost, June 8/9, everyone will have the opportunity to read together in multiple languages. We’ll have Spanish, French, German, Latin, and Portuguese printed in the bulletin, but if you speak another language not listed here, plan to bring a copy of the passage (Romans 6:9-11) or email Beau Surratt at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will get the reading to you so you can add your voice to our communal “speaking in tongues.” Everyone will be reading aloud together, so don’t be shy – let us know even if you just barely speak a language. The more languages, the better!
Eat, Drink, Read. The next book group meeting will be on Monday, June 10 at 7:30 PM at Whole Foods, 3201 N Ashland. Look for us on the first floor next to the coffee bar. We'll be discussing the novel Circe by Madeline Miller. Please join us, even if you don't have time to read the book!
Finding the Sacred in Daily Life: An Invitation to Divine Attention
Throughout Christian history, people have explored contemplative and meditative practices to deepen their connection to the divine. Join us as we continue to explore these traditions in our contemporary context.
This will be a multi-faceted workshop that will provide avenues to explore and deepen your faith in everyday life. It’s a flexible structure, so there is a mix of fixed programs and drop-in activities…
Our next KIDS Night Out (previously known as Parent's Night Out) will be on May 11, 4-8 pm in Passavant Hall at HTLakeview. The kids deserve a night out, away from their parents, to play and enjoy the company of others from HTLC. There will be free-play time and structured time for learning a Bible story and doing a craft. A simple dinner is provided. Ms Audrey, from the nursery, will host each KIDS Night Out and Annika Sevig will be her assistant. Families pay $5-$20, whatever seems right for your family. Pre-registration and RSVP are required by May 8. Contact Pastor Sevig email@example.com more information or to register.
What is religious trauma? Is it even real? Is there anything we can do when we or someone we love has been deeply wounded by the church? All are invited to join us for a conversation about religious trauma and its impact. This conversation will draw on the research of Rev. Dr. Brooke Petersen around religious trauma in the experience of queer persons, naming not just what kind of conditions might lead to religious trauma, but also what the church can do to be a place of help and not harm for those who may claim this label for themselves. We will expand on traditional views of trauma and touch on the spiritual, ritual and psychological dimensions of religious estrangement and return to faith.