Almighty God, you have so linked our lives one with another that all we do affects, for good or ill, all other lives: So guide us in the work we do, that we may do it not for self alone, but for the common good; and, as we seek a proper return for our own labor, make us mindful of the rightful aspirations of other workers, and arouse our concern for those who are out of work; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. ~ The Book of Common Prayer
Trinity church is committed to sharing our resources with others in need. We reach out within our communities of Wauwatosa and Milwaukee, and also to those in need around the world. Trinity works hard each year to share both our time and our resources.
We are proud to share The Haiti Project of the Diocese of Milwaukee’s response in support of them and our brothers and sisters around the world. The link below the statement is an interview done with Ann Brophy, a long time member of Trinity and of the Haiti Project Board on Friday 1/12/18.
Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee Haiti Project Response to President Trump’s Comments during the Bipartisan Meeting on Immigration Yesterday as approved by Bishop Steven Miller.
We are greatly disappointed that, as Haiti commemorates the 2010 earthquake and the people of the United States prepare to honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, we should hear such words about our brothers and sisters around the world from the President of the United States. We know the people of Haiti. We know them to be people of honor and integrity, people whose tenacity and strength is often beyond our understanding, people whose faith and hope shine like a beacon on a hill. We agree with Haitian Ambassador Alcindor’s remarks in a radio interview with NPR this morning, the narrative put forth in this country about Haiti must change. The Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee Haiti Project chooses to refer to Haiti as the first independent black republic and celebrate the gifts of Haitian’s to the United States. These contributions include fighting in the American Revolutionary War at Savannah and the rich academic and cultural offerings of Haitian American communities in the US. We offer today, on the eighth anniversary of the earthquake, our prayers for the people of Haiti. We know the hurtful words you heard yesterday are not reflective of our love and respect for you and fall short of the call of our Baptism covenant to respect the dignity of every human being.
WTMJ-4 in Milwaukee interviewed one of our own on the remarks out of the White House.
You can learn more about this Diocesan Ministry at https://haitiproject.org