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Even though our building is basically closed because of the pandemic, we still must make decisions related to opening and closing based upon winter weather conditions.
The Trinity Preschool will follow closing announcements from Henrico County Public Schools.
Even in this virtual environment, school systems will be making winter weather closing decisions.
For Trinity staff, community groups, and vendors who supply services to Trinity, we will basically follow Henrico County Public Schools closing announcements.
However, there is a slight difference. If everything comes together properly for snow removal, Trinity might be able to reopen quicker. This all depends upon our ability to clear our sidewalks and parking lots. If we can clear these areas and safely get people into the building, then we might be able to reopen a bit earlier than a large school system.
Winter weather could also impact the broadcast of Sunday worship services. This would be true if it is too dangerous to bring in Trinity staff or if we had a power outage.
As in the past, we will communicate closing and schedule adjustments via our website, social media, phone message in the church office, and local news media outlets.
If you have additional questions, please e-mail Bill Pike: firstname.lastname@example.org
Trinity has a team in Haiti the week of March 4-12. Here are some notes from their team.
Sunday, March 6, 2016
God has blessed us with safe travels, and we are happy to be with our Haitian sisters and brothers! After spending Friday night in Fort Lauderdale, we flew to Haiti yesterday (Sat. Mar. 5). Upon arrival, we checked into our hotel in Cap-Haitien, Hotel Mont Joli, and then took the van to Grison-Garde to visit Institute Maranatha’s Elderly Village as well as their orphanage and school. The foundation for the duplex house that we will be building in the Elderly Village was excavated prior to our arrival. We are excited to get started on the building phase on Monday! After visiting the orphanage and school, we toured Dr. Eugene’s new hospital, which is in its construction phase. This morning (Sun. Mar. 6) we went to church at the Methodist Church in Cap-Haitien. It was a blessing to worship with our Haitian sisters and brothers this morning!
Monday, March 7, 2016
Today, despite the rain, we were able to paint several of the houses in the Elderly Village while the Haitian construction workers poured the cement foundation and set the rebar for the columns of the new house. It’s important to keep the houses painted because the paint protects the walls from the elements. You can see the contrast between the old coat of pink paint, which looks white, and the new coat of pink paint in the photos below. Before arriving to the Elderly Village this morning, we stopped by the Tovar Clinic and School, which are owned by the Methodist Church in the Caribbean and Americas. Yesterday afternoon we visited Henri Christophe’s palace and citadel, which are important symbols of Haiti’s independence. God continues to bless us with safe travels and wonderful friends! And tomorrow’s forecast is calling for plenty of sunshine!
Grace and peace,
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
God blessed us with plenty of sunshine today! It was a great day for applying a second coat of pink paint to the houses in the Elderly Village. The construction of the new house is coming along nicely. Denis, the engineer and mason of the project, told us that his team will be ready for us to help with laying the smaller blocks of the walls tomorrow. On the way back, we visited an orphanage that is led by several of Dr. Ford’s interpreters. We are having a great time in Haiti, and we appreciate the hospitality of our new friends!
Grace and peace,
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
We continued painting the exteriors of the houses today. Kelly, Renee, and Carmen got to help on the construction site. We are building friendships with the residents of the Elderly Village and surrounding community. Artists Sadrack, Frandy, and Ehrlin blessed the kitchen and two adjacent houses with brand new murals today!
Grace and peace,