Spring brings new plans and more music
Spring appears to be arriving and things are once again moving into higher gear at Trinity. The annual congregational meeting was held the last Sunday in January. The meeting began with an invocation by Father Chuck Cannon, and then several members gave a review of 2013. The 100th anniversary committee was given special kudos for the wonderful events that celebrated the first 100 years of Trinity Church in Point Roberts.
There were also thanks and congratulations for the Children’s Music Camp, the Trinity Concert Series, which supports the camp and other church events, and the living nativity. All agreed it had been a most wonderful year.
Next, the congregation discussed goals for the upcoming year. Now that we have a sound new roof and good parking, the next big project currently in the planning stages is painting the exterior of both the church and the hall.
We have already set aside the money for this and the actual work will be done sometime this year. Bob Culbert noted that one reason we are able to care for the buildings and preserve this historic Point Roberts landmark is due to generous bequests over the years.
Parish council elections were the last item on the agenda. Council members Margot Griffiths and Bill May have both completed their terms and Phil Singer and Curt Bush were elected in their stead. The congregation offers thanks to both Margot and Bill for their great dedication and service.
Both remain active in other church functions, for which we are grateful. Phil and Curt each have previous experience in serving on church councils and we look forward to their contributions.
Music remains a big part of Trinity and we are happy to say that violinist Dan Robbins has returned and is again adding his considerable talents to the Sunday services. Welcome, Dan, it is good to have you back.
The first concert of the 2014 Trinity Chamber Series will be on Sunday, March 23 at 4 p.m. and features the Point Roberts Wind Quintet. These five musicians from Point Roberts and Delta are well known here and always put on a very enjoyable performance with a wide variety of music, so mark your calendar now. We hope to see you there and will keep you posted as new concerts are added to this year’s lineup.
I am very pleased to tell you that Lucy and Dick Williams will be performing as part of a trio on CBC Radio One. Taping is set for Thursday, March 6 and the program will be aired shortly thereafter.
Rain or shine – spring always brings both lions and lambs – there are always many good reasons to come see us at Trinity Church.
(Note: This column was written before the recent snowstorm.)