Trinity In Action
Feeding the hungry at Loaves and Fishes
Loaves and Fishes serves a hot meal from 5-6:15 p.m. seven nights a week in the basement of Wilkes Boulevard Methodist Church, located at 702 Wilkes Blvd. The kitchen is run entirely by donations and volunteer services.
Trinity volunteers prepare and serve the evening meal at Loaves and Fishes the second Thursday of each month. To provide food or to serve, add your name to the sign up form on the front table in the Narthex at church or contact Anne Seymour at (573) 424-8845.
Serving at the Wardrobe
The Wardrobe is a non-profit thrift shop operated by a volunteer executive board and staffed entirely by volunteers. Donations of gently worn clothing for all ages and other household items are sold at nominal prices and given to those in need.
On the third Wednesday of each month, Trinity members work at The Wardrobe from 11:00 – 4:00 p.m. (11:00-1:30 or 1:30-4:00). To help, sign up using the form on the Narthex kiosk or contact Georgia Morehouse at (573) 442-7069.
Being a Good Neighbor to Russell Boulevard Elementary School
Participating in Summer Mission Trips
A small group of adults from Trinity traveled to Alamosa, CO this past July to work with the Christian Community Service Projects organization to provide help improve the housing and living conditions of some of the elderly poor living in the Alamosa community.
In 2018, Trinity began an informal partnership with its Rollins Rd. neighbor, Russell Elementary School. Both Russell and Trinity celebrated their 60th anniversaries last year. Trinity members have provided treats for Russell teachers, donated prizes for Bingo Night, signed up to read to children, and more. Members of Trinity’s Outreach Committee continue to seek opportunities for the church to be a “Good Neighbor” to Russell.
Supporting the Columbia Housing
Founded in 1956, the Housing Authority of the City of Columbia (CHA), Missouri provides safe, healthy, and affordable housing to low-income families and individuals in Columbia and Boone County.
As part of the church’s 60th Anniversary Celebration in May 2018, Trinity members donated numerous household items for residents. At last summer’s Vacation Bible School (VBS) children brought new and gently used books for the children who live in CHA residences and this summer’s VBS offering will also assist the residents with kitchen utensils and cookware. At its annual Mission Supper, the Trinity community raised $399 for CHA.
Filling Church World Service School
and Hygiene Kits
Trinity members respond to the needs of neighbors both near and far by purchasing and assembling kits for distribution through Church World Service. School kits give children in impoverished schools, refugee camps, or other difficult settings some of the basic tools for learning. In the face of natural disasters, violence, or grinding poverty, hygiene kits can mean the difference between sickness and health for struggling families.