Missions

Little Free Pantry

The Free Little Pantry in the east parking lot is now being checked and stocked on a daily basis by several generous volunteers.

Additional food donations may be dropped off during Drive-Thru communion. Please keep in mind that with freezing overnight temperatures, current donations should be primarily dry products.

The supply of extra food for the Little Pantry is inside the east door of the church.

Donations may also be made for the Fort Food Pantry.

STAR

The STAR group aims to Serve Trinity-Area Residents in many ways. Members lend their talents to send birthday and Christmas cards to the elderly; replenish pew cards, envelopes and sharp pencils; and help supply the Little Food Pantry. The group coordinates the hat/mitten/glove collection in the fall, helps make them, sorts, cleans and mends (if needed) and distributes items to help keep children and adults warm in the winter. Those who knit and/or crochet create mini prayer shawls and full-size ones, baby blankets given at baptism, cross bookmarks and more. Those who sew made activity bags and others filled them for small children to use during services.

We are here to serve, so anyone with a good idea of how we can help, please contact the church office. During non-Covid times, we meet on the second Monday of each month in the Hearth room, at 1 p.m.

UPAVIM

Small change can impact lives!

UPAVIM self-run women’s cooperative is located outside Guatemala City, in a former garbage dump. The community built with cast-off material that began there named it La Esperanza (the hope). The co-op’s name is an acronym for United for a Better Life in Spanish. It provides leadership opportunities, greater economic independence and education for members, their families and the community.

Founded in 1989,  UPAVIM’s current 60+ members create and sell colorful, handcrafted fair-trade products for worldwide markets. Sales support the co-op, a full-day K-6 school, daycare and a Montessori-based preschool. Through grants and sales, the co-op also operates a health clinic, a tutoring program, soy milk production and a bakery. A scholarship program, funded by donations, enables community children to attend the school.

We at Trinity collect scholarship funds every year through the “Quarters Can Make a Difference” container. Members drop in their donations of spare change and “quiet” bills so parents in this poverty-stricken area do not have to decide which child they can afford to send to school this year.