Ringing Bells for Salvation Army
Provide funeral meals for deaths in families of church members
Provide contact for our Extended Family (homebound) members
Sending greeting cards for holidays and special occasions
Special Christmas visits and fruit baskets
Hosting “Stewards of Children” training for the Child Advocacy Center
Awarding several college scholarships
Participating with Central UMC in Neighborhood Fun Day
Providing a before-game meal for the LCHS football team
Opening the sanctuary for the World Day of Prayer
Working with the Family Resource Center to provide mattresses/box springs
Good Samaritan School Backpacks: We will continue collecting monies for school backpacks for children in our community through Sunday, August 6th. If you would like to help too, just $25.00 will purchase one (1) backpack for a child. Please write "backpack" on your memo line. We and the children say Thank You.
Battle of the Bridge Canned Food Drive: With school starting, August 4th, the annual Battle of the Bridge game (August 25th) is almost here. Over the next few weeks Trinity will again join with others in our community donating canned goods to benefit families in Loudon County. Good Samaritan will collect and ultimately distribute those foods. While shopping, please consider picking up an extra canned good for a needy family. You may place your items in the baskets in the Education hallway. In advance, Thank You!
New and Gently Used Books for our Pre-K to 3rd Grade Children for Lenoir City Family Resource Center: For the months of June and July we have been collecting children's books for the LC Family Resource Center and will soon dedicate those during our worship service. These books you so generously donated will be read by the children as they visit the Cen-ter with their parents, but more importantly children will be given a book to take home to keep for themselves. What an easy way to impact a child's life. Thank you Trinity for caring.
Free Summer Lunch Program: By the time you read this August Echo, we will have concluded eight weeks of serving free lunches to children in our neighborhood. We served between 10 and 20 children a day. In July we started serving the parents too. Thirty-five (35) members and friends of our congregation took part in our weekly outreach for the months of June and July. That's pretty terrific, Trinity, and pretty extraordinary. What a generous response.
South Sudan Children: It was good to read last month how many of you have been impacted by your prayers for our children. And wonderful also to read Libby Dearing's words on how our prayers are impacting the children and their lives. And we're excited to share that Fred and Libby Dearing will again be with us on Sunday, October 8th as we continue to grow our relationship with them and the children. Please mark that date in your calendar and plan to join us for worship and for fellowship time following too. It will be good.
THANK YOU all for your continuous generosity and your caring in reaching our and responding to others in need.
Spring and Fall Wednesday Night Fellowship Dinners
Lenten service and activities
Advent services and activites
Good Samaritan Center
Holston Home for Children
Local missions benevolence
Change for Children
United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)
Imagine No Malaria
Conference Hands-on mission projects
Santa’s Helper program for the Family Resource Center
Crisis Center (IVAS)
Mission of Hope
Sewing Kits for Zimbabwe