Outreach at Trinity takes many forms, coins dropped in thanksgiving into blue boxes, Sunday school children making cards for veterans, meals served to our neighbors, and baskets of food delivered to our family in apartment five for Thanksgiving and Christmas. All of these acts of love help to fulfill Christ’s call to us to be servants to one another. What follows are some of Trinity’s outreach ministries.
ABC Quilts – Handmade quilts are sewn, delivered to Philadelphia and given to at risk babies in hospitals and foster care.
Bread Delivery Ministry – Bread and pastries are donated by local merchants, then Trinity volunteers make deliveries to local food pantries and those in need.
Christmas Giving Trees – The trees are decorated with gift tags each representing a wish for a Christmas gift. Church members choose a tag, purchase and wrap their gifts then return them to church so they can be delivered to Tabor Services and the Doylestown Family Shelter.
Christmas in July Food Drive – Trinity collects shelf stable food throughout the month of Juley to donate to local pantries.
Church World Service/Blanket Sunday – Money is donated to CWS to purchase blankets to be used worldwide in times of disaster.
Code Blue/Coalition to Shelter and Support the Homeless – From December through March area churches provide emergency shelter to our homeless neighbors. During January Trinity provides a warm place to sleep, hospitality, and meals.
Community Peacemeal – On the first Sunday of the month, Trinity along with other Episcopal churches provides a delicious meal and fellowship to our neighbors. Peacemeal was originally established of our neighbors dealing with HIV/AIDS but now includes anyone who wants a good meal.
Doylestown Family Shelter and Food Pantry/Bucks County Housing Group – Trinity shares support of Apartment Five with Doylestown Presbyterian Church. When a new family moves in, we supply them with a welcome basket of linens, cleaning supplies, toiletries and basic food items. At holiday times, food supplies for special dinners and gifts are provided.
Episcopal Church Women – The focus of this group is fellowship, fundraising and charity. Twice a year the women organize a sale of used goods. The proceeds help to purchase the coffee hour supplies and fund the Rector’s Discretionary Fund. Most of the money is distributed to local groups such as Habitat for Humanity, New Britain Food Pantry, Doylestown FISH, ECS, Welcoming the Stranger, Meals on Wheels and Pro-Act.
Free the Girls – Along with many churches from our deanery, Trinity collects new and gently worn bras. The bras are shipped to African women who start small businesses to help support themselves and their families.
Maternity Coalition/Layette Sunday – Baby blankets and clothing donated by parishioners is assembled into layettes and given to young mothers who complete the Maternity Coalition parenting program.
United Thank Offering – UTO’s mission is to expand the circle of thankful people trough daily prayer, offerings and the awareness of the abundance of God’s blessings. The coin filled blue boxes are gathered twice a year and help to fund worthwhile church projects around the country.
In addition, we donate the use of our building to AA, 4H and EfM.