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.
2020 Family Promise
Family Promise is a not-for-profit that provides shelter and services to local families in a housing crisis. Their goal is to provide short-term emergency shelter to families with children, and to assist them in securing the resources they need to get back into housing and self-sufficiency.
During 2020, Trinity will volunteer at the Family Promise site in Market Square the weeks of February 24 – March 1, May 11-17, September 21-27, and November 2-8. We provide meals and a volunteer to be at the home on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings and a volunteer on Sunday.
Volunteers and Team Leader Needed!
Additional volunteers and a coordinator or team leader are badly needed. As team leader, you would recruit volunteers for the weeks we serve. It’s not terribly difficult. Melissa assists with Sign-Up Genius and the office has a list of all of the trained volunteers. Training is also easy and requires only a short commitment of time in order to be oriented to the facility and program. As team leader, you might need to follow-up with a couple emails or phone calls if there are open volunteer spots. But everyone you contact will have already expressed an interest in volunteering since they attended training.
Covering a shift at the house is also easy. Last time I volunteered I took my laptop and did work throughout my shift. At one point a young man returned to the house and I checked to see if he needed dinner. Later, a younger boy requested a new box of tissues which I got from the closet and notated in the notebook. Easy Peasy!
To learn more about this important ministry and how to get involved, attend worship on February 9 when we will be joined by the new Family Promise Executive Director, Nakeshia Hedrick. You may also check out the website: http://www.fpglinc.org/
New Ministry Opportunity at IU Health Arnett
A new program at IU Health Arnett is making sure no one is alone during their last days of life. The "No One Dies Alone” program is for patients who do not have any family to be with them at the end of life. Volunteers, called 'compassionate companions', will step in to fill that role so dying patients are not alone during their last one to two days. Volunteers are simply present with the patients. They can talk to them, read or play music for them. Volunteers work in shifts on an “as needed” basis. IU Health Arnett in Lafayette is the second IU Hospital to implement this program. If you are interested in volunteering, call the hospital's direct line at (765) 448-8000 and mention the 'No One Dies Alone' program.
Bishop’s Christmas Offering
Upcoming Missions Opportunities
December 14: Jubilee Christmas
2020 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:
February 24 – March 1