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.
Al-Anon meets on Mondays at 7:00 p.m. in Conference Room #1.
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 Men
Trinity UMC's United Methodist Men (UMM) has been meeting for many years. Over the years, the men who participate have enjoyed fellowship and working together on projects to support missions around the world. Trinity UMC's UMM currently supports secondary education for several children in Haiti. Recently, area UMM groups have come together to support local area missions and outreach, such as Allen County Health Partners and the Salvation Army locally, and the Worthington Children's Home in central Ohio. For information about joining UMM activities, contact Frank Cooley by phone at 419-339-7453 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.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.
In addition to these regularly occurring opportunities for community involvement, Trinity also participates in other events such as the Live Nativity (in cooperation with St. Rita's Medical Center) and Vacation Bible School in cooperation with several downtown churches.
Host homeless families by providing meals and fellowship at the church while families are working to acquire permanent housing.
Free Store Trinity/YMCA
Helo collect, sort, and distribute clothing, household, and miscellaneous items to those in need. Volunteers can work behind the scenes preparing these items for distribution or help assist persons at Trinity's Free Store on Sunday mornings or at the old YMCA on Tuesday's and Friday's.
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.