Outreach: Reaching all of God’s People through Volunteer Service

Community Breakfasts

Community Breakfast

On the fourth Friday of each month, Trinity offers a homemade breakfast open to everyone in the community. Generous servings of eggs, sausage, grits, fruit, and biscuits are shared with dozens of individuals and families in an atmosphere of fellowship and devotion. Prayer requests are shared by participants and passed on to Trinity’s Prayer Team. Volunteers are always welcome and on-the-job training is provided! Contact the church office for more information.

 

 


School-Church Partnerships

Trinity has partnered with Citrus Grove Elementary and Starke Elementary to ensure the basic needs of children attending those schools are being met. Such needs may include serving as mentors, teacher aides, media center, cafeteria and central office volunteers. Our School-Church Partnership Coordinator works with members to first determine their needs and expectations, then works to match the individual volunteer with the right school placement.

In addition to providing volunteer support, Trinity members also collect and contribute in-kind donations year-round, such as new sneakers and socks, book bags and school supplies for children, as well as classroom supplies. To learn more about this important ministry and how to volunteer, complete a contact form and our School-Church Partnership Coordinator will contact you.


Fall Festival

Every fall, the UMW circles, along with other women in the church, host an annual Fall Festival to raise funds for mission and outreach projects. The festival takes place on the first Saturday in October from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm. Volunteers are always needed in the month of September to accept in-kind donations from the public. Donated items such as crafts, baked goods, toys, small appliances, antiques and collectibles, plants and jewelry will be sold. To learn more about this popular event, contact the church office at (386) 734-4425 to inquire about making a donation or volunteering.

 

 


Hospitality

Hospitality takes many shapes and forms at Trinity. It could be a warm conversation with a visitor in the Sanctuary, sharing a cup of coffee during our Fellowship Hour, a “Thank you for visiting” card sent to your house, or helping to direct you to our Nursery. One of the most important calls that Christ gives His church is to be welcoming to people. In doing this simple, selfless act, we become His “ambassadors” (2 Cor. 5:20). Members of Trinity embrace the understanding that we must be a church who welcomes not only Believers, but also those who may never stepped inside a church. Our Ambassadors are guided by Jesus and our role is to welcome people and connect them to the life of our church. He uses us to be His welcoming arms – to draw people from the outside into His presence. Once a connection is made, we know it is the role of the Holy Spirit to save people, but we are the instruments through which He works. How important is that! To learn more or to join Trinity’s Hospitality Team, contact Pastor Dale by using this Contact Form.


Fresh Expressions 

The Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church (governing body of our church) has encouraged both laity and clergy to explore and initiate new (fresh) ways (expressions) to worship our Lord that will engage and attract different target populations. With Trinity about to break ground on our property, located at 1290 W. Plymouth Avenue, we are looking at innovative ways to “do church” outside the walls of our Sanctuary. What new ideas do you have for taking our church out into the neighborhoods around the property? Send your ideas and suggestions to Pastor Dale at seniorpastor@trinitydeland.org and Matt Harrell, the Florida Conference Fresh Expressions Coordinator, at freshexpressions@flumc.org.


Spiritual Gifts

As Christians, we are all called to serve, and each of us has a unique set of spiritual gifts that God has given us for this purpose. At Trinity, we have created both small and large group opportunities designed to engage and involve every individual who wants to serve our Lord. Click here to preview a list of the many areas of ministry we offer to decide which one is right for you. Then take action and let our pastors and lay leaders know where you would like to share your gifts and graces.

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