Missions & Outreach: Reaching all of God’s People through Service

The purpose of Trinity’s Missions & Outreach Ministry is to spread the love of Christ by connecting our congregation with opportunities to serve our community, both locally and globally.


Breakfast at Trinity

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.


Neighborhood Center

Trinity has established a formal partnership with The Neighborhood Center of West Volusia. The center provides wrap-around services to the homeless, which we support with our prayers, our volunteer service and finances. For more information on the center and all that they provide, follow this link: http://neighborhoodcenterwv.org/home/. 


School-Church Partnerships

Trinity has partnered with Citrus Grove Elementary to ensure the basic needs of children attending that school are being met. Such needs may include serving as mentors, teacher aides, media center, Parent Resource 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.


 

 

International Missions

Plans are underway for a 2019 trip to Cuba to visit the two churches that Trinity has been supporting for several years. A “family” trip also is being planned for Puerto Rico. For more information, contact Pastor Dale or Dan Vergara, Missions Coordinator by calling the church office at (386) 734-4425.


Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON) 

For many years, Trinity members have quietly supported the efforts of FL-JFON, a United Methodist ministry headquartered in Miami that works to provide free legal aid services to immigrants who are seeking legal resident status. Plans are to create paths to citizenship for men, women and children living right here in Volusia County by hosting legal aid clinics at the church. If you are interested in learning more about JFON and the different ways the church is involved in this ministry, or would like to volunteer, contact Anita Campbell or Lana Saxon through the church office at (386) 734-4425.


Dinner Church 

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. We are looking at innovative ways to “do church” outside the walls of our Sanctuary.

One of those fresh, new ways is a concept called “Dinner Church.” We will be forming a team in late 2018 to early 2019 to plan and organize this new worship service but need your help. If you are interested, contact our Worship Leader, Conya Hartman or Dee Miller, Outreach Coordinator, using our Contact Form.

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