We are about to begin celebrating our 150th anniversary as a Christian community. Our theme for this milestone is three words: DO, LOVE, WALK from a famous Bible passage from the book of Micah: ‘ I have told you what the Lord requires of you. To DO justice, to LOVE kindness and to WALK humbly with your God.’ We welcome you to join us in this journey.
Bible verse for August
“The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the
world. He was in the world, and the world came into being
through him; yet the world did not know him. He came to what
was his own, and his own people did not accept him. But to all
who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to
become children of God, who were born, not of blood or of the
will of the flesh or of the will of man, but of God. And the Word
became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory,
the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth.”
Rev. Tom Furrer serves as Trinity’s pastor, beginning January 1, 2019. He serves the parish on a part-time basis as a “missional priest” and is present on most Sundays and two days during the week. He is a “people person” and is always ready and willing to sit and talk with anyone about life in general and whatever struggles or joys or sorrows people are going through. He is married to Maryjane (since 1976) and together they have raised three daughters and now have two grandchildren. Maryjane works as a Marriage and Family Therapist.
Prior to coming to Trinity, Tom has been a priest in the Diocese of Connecticut since 1986 and has served at Trinity Church in Tariffville from 1986 to 1988 as assistant pastor and 2000 to 2016 as rector (senior pastor) and as rector of St. Paul’s in Huntington from 1988 to 2000.
In addition to his work at Trinity, Tom is also President and Executive Director of Kateri Medical Services (KMS), a non-profit corporation which funds and facilitates medical clinics to serve the poor. Since he founded this ministry in 2003, they have worked in partnership with the Anglican Church of Nigeria to build and run medical clinics. KMS now runs four year-round, full-time medical facilities in three Nigerian dioceses (Kaduna, Kafanchan and Gusau) and is now building a fifth clinic in Port Harcourt. Tom leads medical missions for 6 weeks out of every year in which he brings volunteers from the US to work alongside of the medical staff at each of the clinics to serve thousands of poor people with medical care.
Tom is a graduate of Wesleyan University ( 1981 BA in History) and Yale Divinity School (1986 Master of Divinity) Before attending seminary, he worked as a brick and stone mason and ran his own small contracting business.
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