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Sep. 2015: From Bruce Burney

Dear Friends,

For many of you, this is the first communication you  have received from us in the past two years. [VERY-Small]_BruceBThere have been so many good things that have happened during this time, it’s almost impossible to recap. Come for a visit and I’ll tell you in person. In the meantime, we have adopted new tools to reinforce the foundation upon which we connect with our supporters, strengthen our relationships, and unite with our community. We are thrilled to reconnect with you.

We’ll use e-mail, our website, and Friends of Trinity Community Ministries Facebook page to relay the inspirational stories that take place inside the walls of Trinity House and the ways that we are unifying with the community right outside our doors. We hope you’ll be touched by the lives that are being changed, and that you will share our stories with your own community to help us grow our network of supporters.

September is National Recovery Month. We will be celebrating the lives of all individuals who have walked the courageous path to recovery. For example, we are thrilled to welcome former UGA/ NFL player Tim Worley to Trinity House on September 12. Tim will speak to Trinity program residents about his personal journey; and his inspiring story will be a gift of hope and encouragement.

If you haven’t visited Trinity House in the past year, we encourage you to sign up to become a host for an evening at our TEAM Dinner. Our TEAM Dinner program offers a unique opportunity to dine with the residents of the Trinity House-Big Bethel program in a family style environment where stories of faith and triumph are exchanged. Be sure to ask for a tour of our historic building. We know you’ll enjoy walking the hallways and learning more about the transformation that takes place here every day.

The past 2 years have brought many accomplishments, many changes, many ups, some downs, frustrations, joys, and strengthened bonds. And we anticipate more of the same to come. Through the support of our community, we have weathered the storms and come out stronger as a result. Our first charitable sporting event, The Trinity Combine, is an excellent example of the new ideas and energy that are moving this organization forward. This field-day type event brought together athletes in competition, camaraderie, and fun; as well as an increase in awareness through the media outlets that reported on the event. We are also planning our first fundraising golf tournament in the near future, and we look forward to sharing the details of that in our next issue.

Of course, we will once again host our Honorary Board breakfast on October 21, 2015, and again next spring, where we bring together business leaders and community leaders for networking and information sharing. We are pleased to announce that our special guest speaker for this fall’s event is Head Coach for men’s basketball at GSU, Ron Hunter. Registration is now open, and we hope to see you there.

We invite you to take another look at Trinity Community Ministries, and to invite us to speak at your organization. We’re honored to be a part of Atlanta’s history, and to carry the legacy of 21 Bell Street into this great city’s future. Thank you for being a part of our journey.


Bruce A. Burney
Executive Director, Trinity Community Ministries

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