Ringing Bells for Salvation Army 
Provide funeral meals for deaths in families of church members 
Provide contact for our Extended Family (homebound) members 
Regular visitations 
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. ​​

Worship and Fellowship:

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 
Heifer International 
Crisis Center (IVAS) 
Mission of Hope
Sewing Kits for Zimbabwe 

Trinity members participate in many Mission activities throughout the year: