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:
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.”
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.
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.