November 11, 2020
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Outreach Update

UPDATE ON TRINITY’S OUTREACH
November 2020

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:  We had our first distribution on November 6th and will continue each Friday.  Bags are being packed and delivered by faithful volunteers to feed the children.  We are starting the year with 50 bags.  The bags will be taken and distributed at Bester.  Eastern Elementary will be picking their bags up at Bester as it is a Meal Machine Site. We thank the volunteers that are doing this and ask all to pray for the Micah’s children.

Food and Clothing Bank:  We are evaluating options to open both of these at some point in the future.

Thanksgiving Food Boxes:  This year we will again be providing both Micah’s families and some of the faithful Trinity Food Bank families  We are very excited and thankful that we are able to continue this Trinity outreach opportunity.

We were able to get the turkeys and the boxes of food again this year from the Food Bank for free in that Covid funds were available to cover the cost. Thanks be to God! Trinity has always supported this project with great enthusiasm. Because the cost of the food was covered this year, we ask that you please consider donating the money you would have given one of our other Christmas projects – Operation Christmas Child or Gift cards for North Point Veterans.

In any case, we will still need help with the distribution of the boxes.  We are asking the families to come into pick up their food on Sunday November 29th from 2 to 5 PM.  If you are able to help with this, please contact Carol Brashears at 301-992-5016 or June Habeck at 240-291-0842

Operation Christmas Child   The Christian Education Committee is sponsoring this event again this year.  We had an outstanding response to this project as part of our Anniversary celebration last year and hope this will be a Christmas tradition.  Contact Jane Drawbaugh at 301-491-4510 for items that are needed.    Financial donations are also welcome for the committee to purchase items needed.  We are currently asking for donations.  Mark your donation for Operation Christmas Child.

Christmas Gift Cards for North Point Veterans Home   the need this year for this Christmas project is greater than ever.  It you have traditionally donated to the Thanksgiving Food Boxes we would respectfully ask you to consider donating to this project.   We will begin this collection The First Sunday of Advent.  Please mark you donation for this project when you send it in.

REACH Cold Weather Shelter – Our week is December 6th – 13th.  Scott Paddack is looking for volunteers for our week.  Trinity was a driving force for REACH and we look forward to doing it this year.  Please contact Scott to help.