We are a downtown church that is growing in love and service through relationships with God and our community. We express this by serving the greater Lafayette community through a monthly missions focus and regular opportunities to serve the community.
Check out the missions we support and our upcoming missions opportunities below.
Mission of the Month: Family Promise
Thank you to everyone who attended the Mardi Gras Pancake Dinner and contributed to UMCOR on UMCOR Sunday. The special offering from March 31 covers the operating budget for UMCOR (the United Methodist Committee on Relief). This allows UMCOR to funnel 100% of other donations received throughout the year directly to relief efforts. This year, we collected $1,534 for UMCOR. This year’s Easter offering went to the Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home located in Lebanon. Thanks to your generous donations, we have collected $1,482 (to date) for the Children’s Home.
Family Promise Hosts in June
Trinity will be hosts for Family Promise in June at the Family Promise home at Market Square. Evening meals are needed for Monday, June 17; Wednesday, June 19; and Friday, June 21. These meals can just be dropped off. Hosts will be needed for the same days in shifts 4:45-6:35 and 6:30-9 p.m.---two people for each shift. Hosts just maintain a friendly presence for the families. Hosts must have had a short information training and tour of the house at some time.
Mark your calendar: Back to School Bash 2019
This year’s Back to School Bash will be held on Sunday, August 4, 4:3-6pm. Save the date in your calendar and start thinking about how you would like to be involved. You are welcome to start collecting school supplies, but please do not bring them to church yet! We will be collecting: 24 count boxes of Crayola crayons, glue sticks, 2-pocket folders, pencils, spiral notebooks (college or wide-ruled), loose leaf paper (college or wide-ruled).
LUM Follies is May 3rd
Join us for the eighth annual LUM Good Samaritan Fund Follies. The event is a lighthearted evening of fine dining, entertainment, fun & good company — filled with delightful surprises.
Upcoming Missions Opportunities
May 3: LUM Follies
June 17, 19, 21, 23: Family Promise
August 4: Back to School Bash
2019 Family Promise
The Family Promise routine is different, but volunteers are still needed to be evening hosts 3 nights a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday), provide 3 meals, and to be a friendly presence on one Sunday. There will be 2 volunteers present on each occasion. The new location is at Market Square behind the new community center and has exceptional security measures in place. The residence is a lovely new home with a wonderfully large kitchen and dining area.
Family Promise Host Weeks:
Kay Franscoviak is the new Family Promise coordinator for Trinity.