Saturday, August 13, 2005

Beginning some Introductions

We realized that we should take some time to talk about the various ways in which the Community of the Holy Trinity is attempting to live out its goals of hospitatlity and support of artists. We have made substantial changes in our sidebars in hopes that through various links to show the connections we have as a small and new community.
First of note is Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT). One of our memebers Amy Knickrehm is on the support staff of CPT's Chicago office. We are glad and honored to be able to be part of CPT through Amy's involvement there. CPT is an organization that sends out groups to various hot spots of violence in the world. Their goal is to be peacemakers through presence and being observers. Theycurrently have teams in Hebron, Iraq, Columbia, the US/Mexico border in Arizona and in Northern Canada. They have regular training for short term and long term peacemaking delegations at regular intervals here in Chicago. Amy is also a violist, and teaches viola and violin to children.
Tripp Hudgins is not only one of the co-pastors with me of Church of Jesus Christ Reconciler but he is also a muscian and member of One of the Girls an Irish folk band from Chicago.
The lead singer and lyricist of the band Overhang is Grant Elgersma. He is one of the founding members of the Christian online community known as Culture is not Optional (CINO) concerned with creating a network of Christians egaged with culture and the arts. We were introduced to Grant and Overhang when the band was looking for a stylist to consult with them on dressing for their gigs. Kate consulted with them for a few months. Grant is also one of Larry's Spiritual Diretee's. The Community and the Holy Trinity and Reconciler have begun with Grant and Joel Zuidhof of Overhang a bi-weekly gathering of artists who are Christians and/or artists interested in the connection between art and faith. We are currently meeting at Enui Cafe at the corner of Sheridan Rd. and Lunt. Check back here or at Reconciler's blog for the date of our next meeting.
More to come on other links in ou side bars.
PS. If you or your organization are mentioned in this post and you wish to add to the information above or If you feel you have been misrepresented let us know either through commenting on this post or sending us an e-mail. Also, if you are puzzled by your presence on our sidebar do not hesitate to e-mail us for clarification

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