Outreach & Volunteer Opportunities

During August and September, the members of Trinity generously contributed financially to the God’s Work. Our Hands. Sunday Appeal to support Habitat for Humanity. On September 13th, we celebrated those gifts that totaled $7,850. Please read the thank you note below from the Executive Director of our local Habitat affiliate.

 

Dear Trinity Lutheran Church,

 

I recently learned that the congregation has held a special offering for Habitat for Humanity of Kent County in lieu of your annual God’s Work, Our Hands celebration.

 

It is hard to put into words just what this means to us. Of course, the financial aspect of this gift is so important, especially at this time. I can assure you that it will be put to good use and it will provide stability and hope to Habitat families.

 

But this gift means so much more. It helps the families we serve know that they are not alone. More than one family has reported to us that the most life-changing part of the Habitat experience is seeing people they don’t even know help them get a home of their own. As one person said, “I didn’t know anyone cared.”

 

If that’s not a wonderful example of “God’s Work, Our Hands” I don’t what is! So, thank you Trinity Lutheran! You have been with Habitat Kent since the beginning. I can only hope and pray that you are greatly blessed, just as you have been a blessing to Habitat, our staff and the families we are privileged to serve!

 

Bev Thiel, Executive Director

Habitat for Humanity of Kent County

Congress Teachers Receive Help for Virtual Learning

 

The 2020 school year has made incredible demands upon teachers everywhere to help students learn virtually. The ten classroom teachers at Congress Elementary have certainly experienced the pressure to create new and different ways to effectively reach their students during this time. Thanks to the generous donations of Trinity members, we were able to provide each of those ten teachers with gift cards to purchase resources to enhance their virtual teaching abilities. A combination of $50 from Amazon and $50 from “Teachers Pay Teachers” was received by each Congress Elementary teacher.

  • 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 10:45 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.