Missions and Outreach
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.
When disaster strikes, such as with Hurricane Dorian, the United Methodist Church steps in to help through UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief). UMCOR brings God's hope, healing, and renewal to people whose lives have been disrupted. Anyone wishing to make a donation to help the victims of Hurricane Dorian whose lives have been devestated can do so by going to the UMCOR page and following the directions for making a donation. You can also learn more about how UMCOR provides help and hope to victims of all types of disasters.
The photo on the front slider and top banner is courtesy of the United Methodist Church website and was taken by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.
We strive to support others in our community and the world in a number of ways:
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
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.
Urban Potential is now offering free ESL Classes. Details can be found here.
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. To learn more about this ministry and how it impacts the community, please visit our Mobile Food Bank page.
Michael J. Dias Home
A residence recovery program for alcohol and drug dependent men.
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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