UPDATE ON TRINITY’S OUTREACH
“Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations.” Deuteronomy 7:9
The Social Ministry Committee has been actively planning activities to help our community for the holiday season.
Micah’s Backpack was the only TLC outreach that did not close in 2020 during the Covid pandemic and continues in 2021 to supply food to our community. Prayerful and grateful thanks to Carol Brashears for organizing and to all our faithful volunteers who packed and delivered food to our local students.
Food and Clothing Bank: Our regular supplies for the Food Bank have also continued to be transported and distributed by Ralph Conrad each week to charitable places around town. He picks up between 1500 and 2000 pounds of food (dairy, baked goods and other misc. products) a month. At Christmas Ralph picked up 5000 pounds of freezer pops to distribute which were divided into 24 pops per bag and given to families at Holly Place, Lasting Change, Wells House, the Rescue Mission, the Commission on Aging and the North Point Veterans Home. Our grateful thanks to all our hearty volunteers who continue to represent Trinity in extending God’s love to those in need.
The opening of our Food Bank will probably coincide with the hiring of a new director who will determine space used, hours and procedure. One new idea that will be under consideration is for clients who are unavailable during the daytime; the team will be looking into providing additional evening hours for distribution of both food and clothing; if this materializes, Trinity would look into calling forth volunteers to work evenings in both banks and supplying outside security for both visitors and volunteers during these evening hours.
Outreach Director: We are currently looking for the new Outreach Director starting in our own congregation in the past few weeks. Now as we advertise within our local community, a clarification is necessary. Although Jeff Reed intends to continue to serve as a volunteer in specific capacities, and would be available to mentor the new director if desired, the person taking on the advertised position would be the one in charge of the food & clothing programs, and would be responsible for changes or developments in those programs.