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: Souper Bowl of Caring
Pancake Supper and Lenten Kickoff is March 5, 5:30 to 7:00 pm
Come join us for hot-off-the-griddle pancakes and sausage. Bring your friends, neighbors, and family! In addition to the pancakes and sausage, we will have entertainment and children’s activities. Drop in any time after 5:30 and stay as long as you like. A brief service (“Beads to Ashes”) transitioning us into the Lenten season will begin at 6:45 pm in the sanctuary.
The free will offering at the supper will support UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief), with current efforts for the west-coast fires and hurricanes relief in the Carolinas. If you are unable to attend the pancake supper but would like to learn more about UMCOR and the many national and international relief efforts, visit https://www.umcor.org/ and explore the website.
If you would like to volunteer at this event, contact the church office at 765-742-1288 or email@example.com.
Mission Partnerships Help Family from Honduras
Recently, Trinity’s Mission Team has partnered with Lafayette Urban Ministry’s Immigration Clinic, Group Homes for Children, and other area churches to support an immigrant family. The family is from Honduras. One child in the family has a medical condition that health providers in Honduras were unable to treat. One member of the family owned a business and was extorted for money by local gangs. Other members of the family endured physical violence. LUM’s Immigration Clinic is helping this family navigate the complex immigration system. They have a court date of January, 2019. In the meantime, they are not permitted to work. So funds from Trinity’s Missions Team are being utilized to assist with the expense of the family’s rent. They also cannot obtain a driver’s license but the head of the family must check-in with the immigration office in Indianapolis on a monthly basis. If you are willing to assist with transportation, please contact the church office. Please keep this family in your prayers. It is a blessing for our congregation to partner with other ministries in the area to make such a remarkable difference in the life of this extended family of eight (adults and children) who have fled such harsh and life-threatening circumstances.
Upcoming Missions Opportunities
Jan 21: Souper Bowl of Caring
Feb 25-March 3: Family Promise Host Week
March 5: Mardi Gras Pancake Supper and Lenten Kick-Off
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:
Feb. 24-March 3
Kay Franscoviak is the new Family Promise coordinator for Trinity.