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:

Rise Against Hunger - October 14, 2017

July has five Sundays in the month and the Outreach Committee would like to designate this 5th Sunday as a Mission Sunday for RISE AGAINST HUNGER formally known as STOP HUNGER NOW. Many of you joined us last year and hope you will do so again this year. On Saturday, October 14th, a tractor trailer truck of food will come to Trinity Church and with the help of 50 to 60 volunteers we will package meals to be sent all over the world to feed hungry families. Just 29 cents will provide a meal for a family of four. As you may remember our goal last year was to provide 10,000 meals at a cost of $3000.00. We raised over $4,000.00. Our hope and prayers are that we can match or even double that goal in 2017. We have kicked this mission off during Bible School with a challenge to the children to raise $350.00. Last year the challenge was $200.00 and the kids and Bible School volunteers raised $815. We would also like to pass this challenge to the church members. So clean off the tops of your dressers, counters and change jars and bring your coins in throughout the coming months with a big fund raising push on Sunday, July 30th. We hope you will feel the same joy and excitement the kids feel when they hear the coins jingle as their money hits the bottom of the bucket. Folded money and checks don't make the same sound, but they create the same joy and provide the same meals. This mission is for everyone, young and old. Just ask anyone who helped last year. We have a great fun time and accomplish such a worthy cause. Please save the date, October 14th, and plan to join us. Patty Wilson, Outreach Committee


TRINITY UMC FOOD PANTRY - Open Every Friday 6:30pm-8:00pm

THANK YOU TRINITY!!  AN UPDATE ON THE TRINITY FOOD PANTRY

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!!


BACKPACK MINISTRY

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
Tuna Kits
Mac & Cheese
Cracker Packs
Cookie Packs
Chicken Noodle Soup
Vegetable Soup
Applesauce
Fruit Cans
Spaghetti O's, Ravioli, Chili
Canned Vegetables
Granola Bars
Pudding Cups
Pop Tarts
Vienna Sausages
Peanut Butter
Bottled Water
Goldfish
Graham Crackers
Pretzels
Rice Cakes

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.