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SOCIAL JUSTICE HAPPENINGS FOR 2016-2017

WELCOME CHEIKHO FAMILY!! Good news. The Cheikho family (who we will accompany through the Good Neighbor Program) has arrived! Please keep them in your prayers.

immigrantTHE CURRENT IMMIGRATION CONTEXT AND WHAT YOU CAN DO. Join us on March 28 at the home of Linda Potter and Tim Shriver. We will hear from Don Kerwin of the Center for Migration Studies about current issues in immigration and refugee policy as well as current issues facing DC’s migrant community. We’ll then discuss how Trinity parishioners might get engaged. 7:00 pm-8:30 pm, 4810 Drummond Ave, Chevy Chase (10 min walk from both the Friendship Heights and Bethesda metro stations). RSVP: Kate Tromble, ktromble@trinity.org

 volunteerMONTHLY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES:  We will once again be serving at the Fr. McKenna Center, A Wider Circle, and S.O.M.E. We will also prepare meals for Georgetown Ministry Center and Catholic Relief Services. And return to the DC Diaper Bank in the spring. We will also host our annual Power of One day of service. Details at this SIGN UP GENIUS SITE
We also continue to serve every fourth Sunday of the month at S.O.M.E. If you'd like to serve one Sunday, or even become a regular, contact Patrick McCourt (cpatrickmccourt@netscape.net). Our regular Saturday suppers and Sunday dinners also continue to occur. Contact Mike Conway (mikeconway72@gmail.com) for details about how you can get invovled. And, we are co-sponsoring a refugee family. If you'd like to help with that effort, contact Kate Tromble (ktromble@trinity.org). 

homeward-dcADVOCACY OPPORTUNITIES: Join the effort to support small family shelters in Washington, DC rather than housing our homeless families in at old DC General site or in random hotels. Contact Tom Woodley (taw@wmlaborlaw.comfor more information about getting involved. 

 educationEDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: We have a number of great programs planned to explore some of today's pressing social justice issues together. 

January 13th Join Washington Hebrew Congregation for dinner and Shabbat service to honor Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy. For information, contact Mary Tschudy (202) 965-2746.

candle1QUARTERLY REFLECTIONS. Sometimes we get very focused on serving others and our "doing" that we forget to take time to reflect on why we serve. Join us in the Chapel once a quarter to step back and reflect. We will spend an hour - led by Martina O'Shea - contemplating the relationship between our faith and service. 

April 8 (4:00 pm)                                                        June 10 (4:00 pm)

Saturday Supper1Weekend Meals for the Homeless in Georgetown. As summer draws near and parishioners head away on vacations, we are seeking new volunteers to staff our weekly meals for the homeless. This is a direct service opportunity in Georgetown on Saturdays or Sundays from 4:15 pm to 6:15 pm that involves preparing and serving a meal for 50-60 adults as well as light set-up and clean-up duties. We also can make arrangements for you to just “drop off” a menu item at HT or at the meal sites. Details: Mike Conway mikeconway72@gmail.com.   

Immigration Legal Services Needs Volunteers - Both Lawyers and Non-Laywers! Throughout the next several months Catholic Charities will rely on dozens of volunteers to help individuals submit applications to change their immigration status as allowed under the Nov. 22, 2014 Executive Order. If you are interested in volunteering in this effort, please register to volunteer with Catholic Charities and attend an orientation session.  More information is available at www.catholiccharitiesdc.org/volunteerapplication or by contacting Jacqueline Rishty at jacqueline.rishty@catholiccharitiesdc.org

If you are interested in helping out, but looking for a different way to volunteer, there are other options. Please contact Kate Tromble at ktromble@trinity.org for more information.