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Building on the blessing: Volunteer builds TLC’s new blessing box

Christine Kyles grew up in a family of creators. Her mom made her children’s clothes, and her father had a shop in the garage where he worked with wood and metal. Her brother is a machinist.

“That’s the environment I grew up in. We did things for ourselves,” Kyles said. “I’m a hobby person.”

As she grew up, Kyles learned how to sew, embroider, and cross-stitch. When she decided to put new tile in her bathroom, she added that skill to her repertoire.

“I thought I’d give it a try, and it came out well,” she said. “Then I had more ideas of things I could do in my house with tile.”

When her sister wanted a new table, Kyles followed in her father’s footsteps and taught herself woodworking.

“He had gotten to where he wasn’t able to do as many projects. He decided I would get the woodworking tools and my brother would get the metalworking stuff,” she said. “He gave me his big commercial-grade table saw. I love that table saw.”

Kyles began volunteering at Trinity Living Center (TLC) in 2020 right before the COVID-19 pandemic began. Activities Director Andrea Moore reached out to her and asked if she could lead a woodworking activity for male participants.

After the first day, Kyles said she was hooked.

“It was so much fun. The men were so nice, and they laughed at my jokes,” she said. “We just had a good time.”

Since that day, Kyles has attended most of TLC’s events and supported the adult day service program in any way she can. When TLC wanted to pursue a new blessing box ministry, Moore knew just the person for the job.

Blessing boxes are honor system food pantries where people in need can find non-perishable food items and toiletries. Like little free libraries, they are stocked by community groups and individuals. The idea is that a person takes something when they need it, but when they have a little extra, they are encouraged to put items in the box.

The project was supported, in part, through an intergenerational grant from the Lutheran Services for the Elderly Endowment at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Foundation. Moore used the grant money to purchase the wood, and Kyles got to work building the box.

On a sunny day in March, TLC participants gathered outside with Kyles as Trinity Oaks Chaplain Pastor Jill King prayed over and dedicated the new blessing box.

“It was really nice,” Kyles said about the dedication. “And people stopped by right off the bat that day to look at it.”

TLC is partnering with local community organizations to fill the box. Church groups, Girl Scout troops, and individuals have stepped up to make sure there are plenty of blessings inside.

“I feel like I can be a lot of use to Trinity Living Center,” Kyles said. “I love the people. They really warm my heart, especially when we do an activity or something like the blessing box and they enjoy it. It makes me feel good.”

Beth Huber named Executive Director of Trinity Living Center

Beth Huber joined the team at Trinity Living Center in Salisbury, North Carolina as executive director in September 2021.

Huber was born and raised in Hickory, North Carolina and is a lifelong Lutheran. She attended Pfeiffer University where she met her husband, Dan. They are members of First Lutheran Church in Lexington, North Carolina and have two children, Amanda and Bart.

Through the years, Huber has been a part of Lutheran Services Carolinas (LSC) in different capacities. She is a licensed nursing home administrator and completed her administrator in training program at Trinity Oaks.

Most recently, she served as the director of independent living at Trinity Elms.

She said is pleased to begin a new chapter with LSC at Trinity Living Center.

“I am looking forward to seeing Trinity Living Center grow in its mission to serve and allow seniors and their caregivers much needed respite and therapeutic activity,” Huber said.” It is good to be in this place!”


Taste of Abundance is Back and Going Virtual for 2020

Trinity Living Center (TLC) is excited to announce its Taste of Abundance fundraiser is going virtual this year!

“We are committed to keeping everyone safe and encourage social distancing during these uncertain times,” Trinity Living Center Executive Director Christina Joyce said. “But that doesn’t mean we have to stop having fun, we just have to do it in a new way!”

This tasty fundraiser for the adult day program will be held via Zoom on Monday, Sept. 28 at 6 p.m. and will include some great auction items to bid on and testimonials from TLC participants, family members and volunteers. Faces of Trinity Living, a collaboration between TLC and local artists, will also be displayed during the virtual event.

The center also found a way to make sure everyone who purchases a ticket still gets to sample some delectable items from local restaurants and breweries.

There will be two levels of tickets sold to the event; one that will include a handmade bowl from Pottery 101 (while supplies last) and one that will come without a bowl. But every ticketholder will receive an event packet including a coupon card for samples from all of the food and beverage sponsors, a dessert to enjoy during the event, and a few other items.

The executive chef sponsor for the event is Cannon Pharmacy and the chef de partie sponsor is F&M Bank. Other sponsors include Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County, Ron & Barbarra Gadish, and the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Student Government Association.

Food and beverage sponsors include El Patron, New Sarum, LA Murph’s, Abigail’s, Country Donutz, Sweet Treats by Nevaeh, GQ Diner, The Honey Baked Ham Co., Hoff’s Grill, Fulton Street Bakery, Faith Soda Shop, Tamarac Marina and Restaurant, Douglas Vineyards, Massimo’s Artisan Sandwich Shoppe, Jeter’s Deli Café, Pelican’s SnoBalls of Salisbury, and Kelly Renee’s LLC.

The proceeds from this year’s event will help support TLC in offering a safe and loving place for many seniors in Rowan County. Through meaningful activities, socialization opportunities, nutritious meals, and medical monitoring, TLC offers an engaging environment for seniors to spend their day while their caregivers work or rest, safe in the knowledge their loved one is being care for by TLC’s devoted staff.

TLC is the only adult day program in the county and without these services, many of these older adults would either be at home alone or placed in long-term care prematurely and their wearied caregivers would have no other option for respite. TLC offers a lifeline to families when they need it the most.

We hope you will consider supporting this year’s event by purchasing one or more tickets. If you are unable to attend, you can also support this amazing program with a donation!

 If you have questions, please contact Trinity Living Center Executive Director Christina Joyce at 704-637-3940 or CJoyce@TrinityLivingCenter.net. To purchase tickets online, visit https://lscarolinas.net/taste-of-abundance-form/.

We hope to again make Taste of Abundance an event that brings the community together in a safe and virtual way, while raising funds that help TLC to nurture and care for Rowan County seniors and their families. Your contribution is truly a gift of compassion.

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