Our mission is to encourage volunteer efforts and outreach that enhances the circumstances and environment of those in the surrounding community and to distribute benevolence funds. Social Ministry is involved in the following ongoing projects:
We support Fair Trade by providing Fair Trade coffee at all services and functions for a free will donation.
Offers weekly tips to help community live out caring for all God's creation and connects people to working together to accomplish these tasks at home and in the community.
We support the following organizations:
Project Understanding http://projectunderstanding.org
Family to Family http://family2family.weebly.com/
City Center http://www.thecitycenter.org/
Caregivers; assisting the elderly http://www.vccaregivers.org
Contact Debbie Bergevin firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
"...I was in prison and you came to visit me." Matthew 25:36
We are called by Christ to visit those in prison and the need is great. More inmates typpically request to participate in Sunday visitations than there are volunteers to accommodmate them.
We visit inmates in the County Jail at the Government Center on Victoria Ave and study the Bible, spend time in prayer and hear the spiritual concerns of the inmates. The facility is secure, clean and well-organized. We meet with small groups of inmates in the visitor conference rooms in each cellblock.
Men and women are encouraged to join the Trinity Jail Ministry. A background check is required and the team meets on a regular basis for training, sharing and support.
Trinity supports an outreach to Arusha, Tanzania where we work with the Lutheran congregation there.
We also help to support a Tanzanian student at Cal Lutheran University.
In 2007, 2012, and 2018 Trinity members sponsored a number of people who travelled to South Africa to work in rural villages hard hit by the AIDS epidemic.
In 2014 we went to Belize to help at Holy Cross Anglican School.