Mission and Justice
Trinity Church is dedicated to partnering with and supporting others in our community and elsewhere in the world, especially those in need. We believe in the spiritual value of accompanying those who are struggling, having found that we ourselves also receive as we reach out to offer what we can to others.
The Missions Committee is collecting bags filled with nonperishable items to help some of Trinity's neighbors who continue to experience food insecurity. If you would like to help, here is a list of items to put in your bag:
Large jar of peanut butter
Large jar of jelly or jam
2 Boxes of spaghetti
Jar of pasta sauce
Large can of tuna fish or chicken
Package of toilet paper or diapers
If you cannot get out to shop and would like to contribute, a full bag with these items is approximately $25. You may donate by sending a check to the church and indicating that it is for Missions for “Food Insecurity.” Follow this link to make an on-line donation to purchase food for the food insecuirty collection.
Please drop your donation off in the back of the sanctuary before or after worship service on Sunday mornings.
Trinity's Community Ministries
Thanksgiving Baskets for neighborhood families who are food insecure
Christmas Is Not Your Birthday—Annual donations to support specific community health and anti-poverty initiatives.
Mentors with students at Sumner Ave. Elementary School--Currently on hold due to COVID
Urban Potential is a 501c3 non-profit created by Trinity Church to celebrate, support, and enrich urban life in the Greater Springfield area. UP currently supports:
- JFON—Justice for Our Neighbors provides free or affordable legal services for immigrants and also offers meals to families on clinic nights
- Urban Challenge — a multi-day immersion program introducing people to urban life and celebrating life in the city. You can get a more complete picture of the scope of this program by visiting the Urban Challenge website.
Trinity supports the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). There is a critical need for donations to UMCOR at this time to help support their work in responding to the many recent hurricanes the wildfires in California, and the derecho in the midwest. All money donated to UMCOR ministries goes directly to aid victims of disaster. If you would like to learn more about UMCOR and the important work they do or contribute to help the victims of recent disasters, click here.
Trinity supports a number of local ministries:
An organization committed to revitalize homes and lives through preservation, education, and community involvement.
Angel Tree Project
Christmas gifts for children whose parents are in prison.
Church World Service CROP Walk
Trinity hosts and supports the annual walk to end hunger both locally and world wide.
Mobile Food Bank of Western Mass
Fresh and non-perishable groceries are delivered to Trinity’s parking lot on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday to be distributed to neighborhood residents. There is no eligibility requirement for receiving the food.
Relay for Life
Trinity sponsors a team of walkers to remember loved ones lost, honor, and raise money for efforts to make an implact on ending cancer.
Preparing monthly meal for Loaves and Fishes, collecting non-perishable food items for the food pantry, and making quilts and blankets for the children at the Teen Parent Program.
Trinity has supported the Nicaragua Covenant since 2013 with both donations and an annual mission trip. Members of the mission team have helped provide clean water and sanitation as well as build stoves, deliver material donations, and assist with feeding programs and the mobile health clinic, among others.
With the current unrest in Nicaragua, the Nicaragua Covenant has been forced to decrease their operations. This is the statement from their FaceBook page:
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