Opportunities To Serve
There are numerous opportunities for members of Trinity United Methodist Church to serve and find a place where you can be a part of something bigger than yourself. Please find your place in the list below:
STOP HUNGER NOW! - October 22, 2016 - Volunteer Today!
Trinity and the Outreach Committee are planning an Outreach project for Saturday, October 22nd. We will be partnering with Stop Hunger Now to prepare 10,000 bagged meals for those in need in underdeveloped countries of the world. Your help is needed in two areas. First, we can contribute financially. Each meal costs 29¢ and will feed a family of four. During VBS the children, their families, and the volunteers were able to raise over $800 in ONE WEEK! Now we are asking everyone else to contribute to help in the funding. Second, we are asking for 50 volunteers to commit 2 hours that Saturday to bag and pack the meals. Anyone from 6-96 can be a part! Not only will we be helping those less fortunate, this ministry gives the entire congregation an opportunity to fellowship together. Contact the church office at 704-399-1684 to volunteer today!
FLOWER VASES NEEDED...
Most weeks the Food Pantry receives free flowers to use any place they see a need. We have enjoyed them in the Worship Services this summer. Some weeks they just have more than they need and want to share them with The Oaks nursing facility. If you have flower vases (any size) that you would be willing to donate, they could use them. Just bring them by the church office and they can put them to good use by filling them with flowers to take to The Oaks residents.
TRINITY UMC FOOD PANTRY - Open Every Friday 6:30pm-8:00pm
THANK YOU TRINITY!! AN UPDATE ON THE TRINITY FOOD PANTRY
- Last week Trinity UMC Food Pantry provided food to 8 households.
- These 8 households consisted of 42 total people.
- At least 8 of these are age 12 & under.
- At least 9 are senior citizens & at least 2 are single parent homes.
This ministry has a group of families who have come to count on us to get them thru hard times and are so appreciative of the help. I see loving relationships growing between those serving in the food pantry & those who shop with us. We believe these numbers will continue to grow as we move towards summer so this ministry continues to need financial support. Any help you can provide above your giving to the church budget is most appreciated.
The purpose of the Trinity Food pantry is to help stave off hunger in families and show the love of Jesus Christ to all those who enter our doors.
Thank you for Feeding the Sheep of Jesus Christ!!
The Emmett Wilson Sunday School Class is beginning the second year of supporting the children of Hornets Nest Elementary School through the Backpack Ministry. The members of the class pack the back packs each Wednesday afternoon with food items for the children to enjoy over the weekend. The backpacks are delivered to the school each Friday so that the children will have plenty of food and snacks over the weekend, then the empty backpacks are picked up on Mondays to be refilled!
You can help by donating new or gently used backpacks, or individually packaged food itmes such as:
|100% Juice Boxes
Oatmeal, Grits, Cereal
Shelf Stable Milk
Mac & Cheese
Chicken Noodle Soup
Spaghetti O's, Ravioli, Chili
Any individually packaged nutritious, child friendly food is acceptable.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
A wonderful group of ladies has started gathering to knit or crochet prayer shawls for people in hospice. This group meets the second and forth Saturday of the month beginning at 10:00am in the FLC. If you do not know how to knit or crochet, don't worry! We will be able to teach you everything you need to know during your time at church on Saturday morning. Then you will be able to work on your shawl during the next two weeks. Bring what you have been working on, completed, or are working on now. This is a time to fellowship with those who are interested in providing a small piece of comfort and love to those who are in need. So far from the stories we have heard, the blessing has been to those who are excited about the knitted or crochet prayer shawls that they are making, and praying over as they are making them. The shawls will be blessed and taken to the Levine-Dickson Hospice House.