House-building team members raise the walls in Juarez. Courtesy photo
The English tradition of the “Coffee Morning” returns to Kelly Hall at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Dr., 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 2. This is an informal fundraising event, intended to raise funds for the House of Hope and Trinity Builders house-building mission teams.
The Coffee Morning also will offer an opportunity to share that Saturday morning cup of coffee and a scone or other treat, while visiting with friends and neighbors. The event includes tempting stalls or tables with:
- Home-baked bread and cakes;
- Plants and flowers;
- Used books and other media;
- Games for children;
- Car wash organized by (and raising funds for) the Youth Choir;
- Hats; and
- Scarf market.
All items will be reasonably priced.
Coffee Mornings are a very popular way of raising money for good causes at many churches in the UK.
“A Coffee Morning is just what it sounds like: You get together, drink coffee, and eat goodies and (this is the most important part) spend money,” said Claire Singleton, who is from the UK and has been part of the House of Hope women’s house-building team since its inception in 2005. For this reason, items will be reasonably priced to encourage patrons to dip into their wallets frequently.”
This is the 11th year that Trinity on the Hill has sent a house-building team to Juarez, Mexico, and the 5th year for the Trinity Builders co-ed team. Over three days, a home is built for a yet-to-be named family who would otherwise have little hope of permanent stable housing. Proceeds from the Coffee Morning will help purchase the housing materials and a gift for the family and their new home.
The teams work with the Gateway Mission Training and Conference Center in El Paso, Texas, which is a nonprofit mission working with local ministry partners on both sides of the US/Mexico border to organize short-term mission trips in Northern Mexico and, more recently, in Belize. For more information, call the office at Trinity on the Hill: 505.662.5107.