Health Ministry

Health Ministries at Trinity seek to share God’s gifts of love and grace to promote spiritual, physical and emotional well-being.

 

VISITATION MINISTRY

Visitation Ministry is available for the hospitalized, sick, homebound or anyone in need. Please let one of our pastors, Kristin, or the church office know if you or a loved one would like a caring visit.

 

“TRINITY IN TOUCH”

Trinity In Touch provides homebound communion and communications with any member unable to join our congregation in worship. If you are interested in receiving or providing connections in these ways, contact Kristin.

 

STEPHEN MINISTRY

Trinity’s Stephen Ministry program provides distinctively Christian, one‑to‑one care, support and encouragement to those who are experiencing challenging circumstances. These times include but are not limited to death of a family member or close friend, personal or family illness, mental health stressors. financial hardship, loss of a job, birth of a child, or other major life events. More information can be found here.

 

CPR CLASSES

CPR classes are held in spring and fall and are facilitated by James Morin, our Red Cross Certified Instructor. This training is provided for ushers, nursery workers and staff members at no cost and at the discounted rate of $40 a person for others who are interested.

 

BLOOD DRIVES

Trinity partners with Versiti Blood to host blood drives three to four times annually. 2020 Blood Drive dates are: March 2, June 1, September 14, and December 7. You are invited to join us on any of these Mondays from 12:30 to 6 p.m. in The Courtyard. Appointments are highly recommended. Please contact Sue Babin at 267.218.5967 to schedule an appointment. Remember, the need is constant!

 

FLU SHOT CLINIC

Flu Shots are offered at Trinity one Sunday morning in October from 8:30 a.m. until noon. This clinic is facilitated by Spectrum Health Visiting Nurses.

 

FITNESS CLASSES

It’s always good to get your body moving! Updated monthly schedules for Trinity’s fitness classes are available at the Welcome Center. Reach out to our instructor, Xristina Kulhmann, with any questions or concerns at 616.719.6961. For more information click here.

 

SUPPORT

“Surviving the Holidays” is a seminar on a Saturday morning in November to share support and strategies for making it through the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas after losing a loved one. Contact Pastor Karen Niemeyer for more information.

 

“GriefShare” is a facilitated group that meets for 13 weeks and seeks to walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. Contact Pastor Karen Niemeyer for more information.

 

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI – Kent County) hosts “Family to Family” sessions at Trinity. “Family to Family” is a free, eight session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions.

 

Al-Anon monthly speaker meetings are held at Trinity on first Fridays of the month. Contact Tom Vandragt. For more information, visit the Grand Rapids Al Anon Family Groups (local chapter) or Al Anon Family Groups (national organization and resources). “Ahava” is a small group ministry within the ELCA Grand Rapids Conference that provides safe space for parents of LGBTQIA+ children of any age and any stage of life. Request more information by emailing Ahava here.

 

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING

Blood Pressure measurement is currently being offered by our Faith Community Nurse when requested. “Blood Pressure Sundays” will return in 2021.

 

For more detailed information on any of our Health Ministry programs, contact our Faith Community Nurse, Kristin Bradley, at 616.949.2510 x119

616.949.2510

 

2700 Fulton St. E
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

 

Our Mission

Trinity Lutheran Church is a dynamic family called by God to nurture each other in our daily journeys of faith and to joyfully increase our response to all people in need, sharing God’s gifts of love and grace.