An opportunity for seasonal giving


To the Editor:

The vestry of Grace Episcopal Church brings your attention to a story by Pat Waring that appears in the community section of this week’s MV Times regarding Terry and Elaine Henry (“Helping the Henrys”). In September, they lost their home in Middletown, Calif., to the wildfires that struck this rural area, located northeast of Santa Rosa.

The Rev. Terry Henry served as rector of Grace Church for over 10 years. He and Elaine were active in Vineyard community organizations. Terry served on the boards of Martha’s Vineyard Community Services and Planned Parenthood of Martha’s Vineyard. Elaine gave tirelessly to both the Tisbury School and the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, where their children attended school.

Grace Church has been collecting funds from parishioners, and has recently sent a check with notes of well-wishing to the Henrys. We would like to thank those of you also supporting this effort by donating online at the website.

And may all of us pause during this busy holiday season to give thanks for what we have — and to remember those who may be family, friend, or even stranger with a supportive gesture and act of kindness.

Deborah Medders, vestry clerk

Grace Episcopal Church, Vineyard Haven