Mission and Outreach
Trinity UMC is "in the heart of the city, sharing the heart of Christ." We seek active involvement with the community that surrounds us to share God's love in tangible ways because "Faith is what we do." Besides programs that Trinity sponsors, we increasingly partner with other churches and organizations. The following partial list gives an idea of the kinds of ways that Trinity is actively involved in the community.
Several dynamic teams provide breakfast to people from the community every Sunday morning. Friendship is served along with pancakes and waffles. Come and help fix breakfast, or come and eat – or both! Everyone is welcome.
C.U.P - Churches United Pantry
Ten Lima area churches commit to supporting CUP food pantry financially and with volunteers. Each church has a representative on the Board of Directors to help with decision making. Additional financial support comes from other organizations. Days and hours vary. Call 419-221-3243 to check availability and required documentation.
Habitat for Humanity
Trinity is one of nearly a dozen churches participating in the Habitat for Humanity, Lima Area, Inc. local affiliate to build low-cost housing in partnership with families. Costs are kept low because all labor and some materials are donated. During the building of the houses, friendships are forged with the partner families, who work alongside the church workers. To learn more about the national organization, click here. www.habitatforhumanity.org
United Methodist Women
The organized unit of United Methodist Women (UMW) is a community of women whose purpose is:
to know God and to experience freedom as a whole person through Jesus Christ,
to develop a creative, supportive fellowship, and
to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.
Membership is open to any woman, whether or not she is a member of the United Methodist Church, who indicates a desire to participate in the purpose of the organization by any one or more of the following ways that are open to her.
Prayer, giving and study. Action, service, interest, time and ability.
Host homeless families by providing meals and fellowship at the church while families are working to acquire permanent housing.
Free Store Trinity/YMCA
Help collect, sort, and distribute clothing, household, and miscellaneous items to those in need. Volunteers can work behind the scenes throughout the week or on select Sunday mornings.
Help prepare and serve food at Our Daily Bread one or more mornings each month.
School Supply Giveaway
Help set up supples and greet and assist children and their parents as they collect donated school supplies in August in preparation for the new school year.
Bake cookies for periodic outreach opportunities such as Kairos and Christmas Eve first responders.
Center for Peace and Reconciliation
A multi-faith, multi-cultural group committed to promote peace within ourselves and with one another through education, equity and empowerment.
We are partnering with Bradfield Community Center and the Center for Peach and reconciliation to offer a 6 week day camp for elementary and middle school students.