Outreach Commission

Trinity’s Outreach Ministry has been part of the parish fabric for years; it is valued, appreciated, and supported by parishioners. Many programs and services fall under the umbrella of the commission that meets once a month on the second Monday at 12:30 in the church library. Any church member who wishes may come to the meeting and help to make decisions and allocate money and resources. Reach out; be a servant to others. This might very well be the motto.  Projects are both big and small, near and far, one-time and on-going, complicated and simple, quiet and very noticeable.

The most visible project is the Monthly Food Box distribution. Sixty-five families are gifted with a box of staples, snacks, paper goods, soaps and cleaning supplies, frozen meats, dairy products and other helpful household supplies. Parishioners are invited to donate items to be added to the boxes, but most contents come from cooperation with the Weld Food Bank. Box preparation is done on the Friday before the fourth Saturday most months beginning at 1:15pm in the parish hall. Distribution is the next day, 8:30-10:30.  If you would like to arrange for someone you know to receive a food box, leave a message in the church office and someone will return your call. The process is simple.

Monthly donations are made to Guadalupe Center, Kid’s Place, Senior Resource Services, Meals on Wheels, Triangle Cross Ranch, Weld Food Bank, and Birch Craft Program. In each of these programs Trinity members are volunteering and working.  The list is reviewed yearly; new names can be added at any meeting.

Other programs received monies on a one-time basis this year: Juarez Mission, Beatitude Care Foundation (located in Nigeria), Episcopal Relief and Development, School District 6 Backpacks for Kids, Simple Suppers for Kids in Desperate Situations, and Trinity Youth Mission Trip.

United Way 211 and parishioners make referrals to sponsor bus tickets, gasoline, water bills, piano tuning… the list is endless.  And what can you do? Come join us, advocate for a program you know well, bring school supplies, buy a child a gift at Christmas time, bring books and take books from the Little Free Library, come visit and pray with recipients on the 4th Saturday of most months……….

The cold weather shelter had amazing support from November to April. Sixty-five Trinity members and friends served 900 meals averaging about 38 meals each Monday night and learned about the homeless in our community.