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, 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 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 have 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.

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.

International Missions

Plans are underway for a 2018 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.

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.

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