We are a downtown church that is growing in love and service through relationships with God and our community. We express this by serving our neighbors in the Greater Lafayette community, and also by supporting efforts we care about regionally and globally. Trinity holds a special concern for vulnerable children and families. Check out some of the missions and community partners we have recently supported.
Lafayette Urban Ministries
Trinity was one of the founders of this ministry to the homeless and under-served members of our community. In addition to operating an emergency shelter, LUM has an afterschool and summer youth programs and an immigration clinic. They assist low-income individuals with tax preparation and other support. Learn More
Family Promise is a community agency dedicated to serving families with children experiencing homelessness. Several years ago, Trinity was one of the churches who hosted families overnight before a permanent shelter was built. We currently support Family Promise through our offering and donations of needed shelter items.
The United Methodist Committee on Relief is our arm for immediate outreach in times of catastrophes and special needs. Learn More
Miller Elementary School
Miller Elementary is the local elementary school that serves most of the children who live in our downtown area. Each summer, we hold a supply drive to equip teachers with classroom supplies they need for their students. In the winter, we collect mittens, gloves, and hats for Miller students.
Lucille Raines Residence
The Lucille Raines Residence is a UMC-operated recovery home in Indianapolis. We supported their capital campaign to replace the elevator in their building and enable the residence to be ADA-compliant
Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home
Several of our Trinity members support the work of the Indiana Children’s Home in Lebanon. In spring 2023, we supported high school graduates of the home with a financial gift to assist them in their new steps toward independence.
Muziti Secondary School, East Zimbabwe, Africa
The Muziti Secondary School is a UMC-supported school in East Zimbabwe, serving vulnerable students and families. Trinity supported a poultry project to empower students and families in economic self-sufficiency.
National Alliance on Mental Illness: West Central Indiana
Trinity is proud to support NAMI West Central Indiana through contributions to the annual NAMI Walk.
Food Finders has been a critical component of the welfare of Tippecanoe and 15 surrounding counties in Indiana: providing food to member agencies, advocating for the hungry, and educating the public about hunger-related issues. Trinity supports the annual Hunger Hike that raises funds for Food Finders. Learn More