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.
Ways to Serve during Social Distancing
"And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work." (1 Corinthians 9:8)
While we are asked to stay physically distant from our neighbors, Trinity is getting creative in finding ways to serve our neighbors during this difficult time. Doing a grocery run for a neighbor. Cooking meals. Buying gift cards from local businesses. Hanging art up on your windows. Everyone has something to give.
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our outreach initiatives during the pandemic. We received $957.60 to provides meals for IU Arnett and Franciscan Hospitals and Family Promise of Greater Lafayette. We are also working on a plan to provide books and other helpful activities for families in our neighborhood this summer and to make greater use of our library book box on the office porch.
How are you serving your neighbors in this time?
Back to School Bash
This year’s Back to School Bash will be held on Sunday, July 26 from 4-7 p.m. at Trinity UMC. The event will look a little different this year. Instead of being a large-scale event that is open to the public, we are partnering with the YWCA Domestic Violence shelter to provide free school supplies for their clients. We have also capped the number of children we are able to serve to 30 children. This decision is partly due to COVID, but it is also intentional so that we are better able to serve those children and build meaningful relationships with them. We plan to continue partnering with the YWCA Domestic Violence shelter in future events. In addition to free school supplies, we will still have free haircuts and a free catered dinner at the Back to School Bash.
From 4-6 p.m. we will serve the children and families. From 6-7 p.m., we will serve teachers from Miller Elementary School. The teachers will be invited to “shop” for needed classroom supplies at no cost to them. They will also be able to partake in the free catered meal.
Opportunities to get involved
Volunteer at the event! We need:
Monetary Donations will be used to purchase school supplies and to cover the cost of the catered meal.
Any leftover school supplies will be donated to Miller Elementary School. Supplies needed:
Upcoming Missions Opportunities
July 26: B2SB
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