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.
CROP Hunger Walk
Trinity is virtually participating in the 2021 CROP Hunger Walk to help families who are struggling with hunger. The walk this year is October 17, if you can't walk on the 17th you can walk any day in the month of October. Join the team - with your steps and your donations - to provide more meals for the growing number of people in our community who need them, and greater food security in communities around the world. To donate or join the team visit:https://events.crophungerwalk.org/2021/team/trinity-springfield
Help for the People of Haiti, Afghanistan, and Victims of Recent Hurricanes and Wildfires
As United Methodists, we have always found ways to respond to the needs of the global community. Through UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief), Methodists have faithfully responded when the need arises. 100% of your gift will go directly to help with the relief efforts. UMCOR supports relief efforts both domestically and internationally. When you donate to UMCOR, you can either designate a specific relief effort or you can specify that your donation should go to where it is needed most at the time.
Many areas of the United States are currently dealing with storms, flooding, and wildfires. UMCOR is on the ground helping these people also. You can learn about the response to domestic disasters HERE.
UMCOR is partnering with groups in Afghanistan to help provide relief for the suffering there. They are also providing funds to help with the resettlement of Afghan refugees. You can learn more about these efforts HERE.
UMCOR is also providing relief efforts in Haiti as the residents there grapple with the recent earthquake, torrential rain, and violence that has gripped the country. You can learn about the on-going relief efforts in Haiti HERE.
To give, you can either write a check to Trinity or you can give electronically via our Electronic Giving page. If you prefer your gift to go toward a specific disaster relief, please specify which one. If you are willing to have your gift go to where it is most needed, you can just specify UMCOR. Thank you for your generosity. When you donate through Trinity, either by check or electronically, Trinity will be credited for the donation.
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 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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