Outreach & Volunteer Opportunities

Collection of Supplies for Congress Elementary School

 

As the time to begin the school year quickly approaches, we are once again collecting supplies at Trinity for the students and staff at Congress Elementary School. The administration is requesting cleaning supplies in addition to the more traditional back-to-school items. So, here is the most recent list of needs should you consider helping with donations:

 

  • children’s masks
  • gloves
  • hand sanitizer
  • Lysol spray
  • tissue
  • disposable wash clothes (dollar store)
  • Lysol concentrated solution
  • spray bottles
  • individually packaged snacks (no nuts)
  • glue sticks
  • crayons (24 count are best)
  • pencils

God’s Work. Our Hands. Sunday Appeal to Support Habitat for Humanity.

 

Typically we celebrate this denomination-wide event together with the members of other ELCA congregations across North America on the second Sunday in September by volunteering in service to others. Current social distancing requirements make it difficult for Trinity members to safely volunteer together for a service project. So instead, we are appealing to our members to make financial donations for our local Habitat for Humanity affiliate. We will celebrate our monetary gifts for Habitat on Sunday, September 13th, the day designated by the ELCA for this year’s “God’s Work. Our Hands.”
Sunday.

 

Trinity usually spends at least one Saturday per year volunteering on a local Habitat Build. Last year, on June 29th, we worked on a single family home located in the SW Grand Rapids area in the Roosevelt Park neighborhood. This home is part of Plaza Roosevelt, a collaborative plan to expand affordable housing, education, and economic opportunities.

 

To see an update of this ambitious project, please click here to view a video tour.

 

Your donations for our local Habitat for Humanity affiliate are encouraged to provide financial support during this time when affordable housing is so critical. Please consider donating as you are able by mailing your check to Trinity (made payable to Trinity Lutheran Church) or making your donation online using the homepage ‘donate’ button.

 

We have been collecting donations since August 1st and will continue through September 13th.

  • Trinity’s Helping Hands Program coordinates rides, meals, childcare or other support for Trinity members and friends in their time of need. Our Director of Congregational Life initiates the process when a need is made known (often through one of the Pastors or our Parish Nurse).

  • We have members who are no longer driving or unable to drive due to restrictions. If you are interested in helping with transportation, contact Angela Davis or call us at 616.949.2510.

  • There are times when our members need some TLC in the form of meals following a death in the family, a time of illness or surgery, after the birth of a child and many other situation. The Director of Congregational Life organizes a sign up for meals and then sends out the sign up to our Trinity Family and neighborhood groups to provide meals for those in need of some love.

  • You are invited to join Trinity’s Garden Team either as a Captain or Assistant. The grounds at Trinity have been divided into specific, manageable areas. Volunteer to work with others to help make and keep our church campus beautiful! Adopt a flowerbed and have fun!

  • Trinity’s worship services are broadcast on GRTV cable channel 25 on Sundays at 11 a.m.. If you find yourself at home on a Sunday morning, you can watch the 11:15 a.m. traditional worship service from the previous week.

  • Trinity has a team of volunteers who record the 11:15 a.m. worship services each week. In addition to the broadcast on television, DVD recordings are shared with homebound Trinity members. If you would like to serve as a volunteer on the Recording Team, please contact Angela Davis.