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
Health Kits: 2017 Holston Conference Hands-On Mission Project: This year our Oak Ridge District will be collecting HEALTH KITS for the 2017 Holston Annual Conference Hands-On Mission Project. Our kits will be sent to the Ishe Anesu Project for Underprivileged Children in Zimbabwe. This year we have some options on how you may participate:
1) Because there are many over the counter medications with specific size requirements, you may donate monies and the Out-reach Committee will purchase those items.
2) Or you may purchase a mini kit of the following items: 1 washcloth, 2 bars of soap, 2 toothbrushes..
3) Finally, we are asked to include $5 per kit for packing and shipping costs: Our goal again this year is 20 kits.
If you are donating monies, please write "Health Kits" on the memo line of your check. We will be collecting items and monies through the month of May. There is a basket in the Education Hallway labeled "Health Kits" for your mini kit items. Thank you in advance for helping to make the lives of children in Zimbabwe a little bit better.
Summer Lunch Program for Neighborhood Children: We're excited to share that Trinity has been invited to participate in a federally funded lunch program serving the children in our neighborhood Monday through Friday. More specifically the months of June and July. The food program requires no food preparation or expense by Trinity and we will serve the children in our Fellowship Hall. So easy. What it will require though is a commitment of time by us each day. We will need 2 designated "helpers" from 12 noon to 1pm and 1 "trained" individual for approximately 2 hours to oversee.
We think that if we have 10 "trained" individuals that would mean a commitment of just 2 days a month or 4 days total for June and July. We see our "helpers" as having the same kind of flexibility - signing up for the days that fit their schedule, with many groups of 2 to serve. Ask a friend to serve with you and then enjoy some time together following. It makes a nice day. We will be contacting you to see what day might work for you, or let Jo Alison (818-378-5989) know how you want to be involved. We need both trained and helpers. It's going to be good for us all.
There are some statistics that help us to understand the importance and need for such a program. In our Lenoir City Elementary School we have an 89% poverty rate. We know that 1 in 6 people go to bed hungry each night. We know that children cannot grow to be healthy and learn if they are hungry. School will be out--no breakfast or lunch programs and no weekend Panther Packs to take home to supplement. That's a lot of days for children to be hungry. Vicky Bivens, the new Food Services Manager for Lenoir City Schools comes with a wealth of experience where she ran sum-mer food programs for 12 schools in Monroe County simultaneously. She and Mary Harding, our Lenoir City Schools Coordinated School Health Director, have teamed together to make this lunch program a reality for our Lenoir City children. And we are thrilled to be included in this new program.
We hope you agree and when asked will say, "YES" to this opportunity to serve and to make a difference in the lives of children here in Lenoir City.
LCHS Graduation Project: It's almost that time of year again with Seniors at Lenoir City High School graduating in May. In your name, Trinity has contributed $100 to help support the annual LC Graduation Project held at the Icearium. It's an all-night 10pm to 6am lock down with food, fun and prizes offering a one last time for seniors to enjoy and spend time together.
UMCOR Sunday Offering: Trinity you did it again with your generosity and incredible response to those in need. You gave $681 offering people everywhere help and hope as UMCOR works with the survivors of disasters of all kinds, both nationally and globally. As stated by The Rev. John C. Moore, Mississippi Conference, "This is our organization that does beautiful ministry on behalf of us."
South Sudan Children: It was good to read last month how many of you have been impacted by your prayers for our chil-dren. 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 rela-tionship 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
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