2024 Lenten Food Drive
Ash Wednesday - Palm Sunday
Feb. 14 - March 24
Drop off food and Non-SNAP items Sunday morning
Collection baskets in rear of the church
Backpack Donation - July
A donation of $500 for backpacks was approved by the Vestry and delivered to Wethersfield Social Services. This donation enabled them to purchase requested backpack items for mid-August distribution.
Fuel Bank - Fall
Donations of $1500 and $1000 were made to the Fuel Bank this fall to help our neighbors in need meet their heating costs in the coming winter.
Thanksgiving Food Drive
Our warmest thank you to all who donated the canned soup and canned vegetables plus gift cards. We were able to donate 184 cans of food that we are sure have made some happy meals for many.
This newly formed ministry sends cards & provides meals for parishioners in need. Contact Barbara Cosgrove (email@example.com) to become part of this ministry or to request cards or meals for a parishioner.
The purpose of the Keane Foundation is to provide a safe and fun environment where youth come together to participate in athletic, academic, and social programs with the support and guidance of caring adults.
Trinity supports the Keane on Kids After School Enrichment Programs, which are held at 5 Elementary Schools and the Middle School. Students can choose from a variety of enrichment activities, to learn a new skill or to advance their knowledge of a particular area, like Chess, Cooking, Fashion Design, Athletics, Science/Stem, Financial Resilience and many more.
Trinity donated $500 to support this program.
A donation of $500 was made to the memorial fund for a former Trinity parishioner, Det. Robert "Bobby" Garten, a Hartford police officer gunned down in the line of duty.
Meets Thursdays in the Seabury Room
The group knits prayer shawls, and hats for premature infants in the NICU as well as blankets, scarves and other assorted items.
It's a time to share books and puzzles and conversation. Contact Connie Harasymiw (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
3/25, 7/22, 9/23, 11/25
Trinity partners with Hands On Hartford to prepare and serve 80-100 community meals for the needy 5-6 times each year. For more information on donating food items or serving at the dinners contact Warren or Lynda Blessing at email@example.com
Update Jan. 22, 2024
Thanks for everyone's help last night from contributors to helpers. We had three of our regular work group traveling so we were able to work with three new people (Averesa, Melissa and Sarah) to help out. We always enjoy new folks joining us, so let me know if you'd like to be on the substitute list. We usually work with 5 volunteers in person.
With the very cold weather, we didn't know how the participation would be. We did end up with 80 substantial dinners being served. We are under strict rules from HOH about providing seconds, you must be able to provide the exact/equal offerings to everyone or chaos breaks out
Mac 'N Cheese Month
In June 535 boxes of mac and cheese were delivered to Hands on Hartford.
The agency provides a continuum of services for men, women and children who are at risk or experiencing homelessness in Central Connecticut. Services range from an emergency shelter to transitional living programs, supportive housing options, and... also offers lunch to the community each day in the Tomasso Family Community Kitchen.
Christmas Drive for underwear & winter items - 2 carloads collected & delivered.
Trinity donated $500 to support the Tomasso Family Kitchen
This ministry features an outdoor church service in Bushnell Park followed by food distribution on Saturdays. A team from Trinity provides bagged lunches 4 to 5 Saturdays per year.
4/6; 5/4; 9/7; 10/5
Noon: sandwich-making in parish hall.
2 pm: Holy Eucharist service in Bushnell Park
Followed by: lunch distribution
100+ bagged lunches provided and served 4 times
Trinity formed a coalition with three local churches and IRIS to sponsor a Syrian family. The family arrived in Connecticut September of 2023 and is currently self-sufficient with minimal support from COTW.
Please welcome Omar, Khadija, and their 3 teenage sons - Rafi, Rayan and Rayd.
Nine years ago, they escaped war-torn Syria and moved to Turkey. While there, they registered as refugees and waited seven years before being allowed to enter the United States.
In September of 1992, COTW volunteers met them at the airport and helped them settle in to their new life in Connecticut.
Trinity donated $1900 in support.
August 2023 family update
Omar works full-time at Amazon and volunteers for overtime whenever it is available. He’s also checking into the requirements for a Commercial Driver’s License.
Khadija has a few more weeks left in her training to become a Personal Care Assistant. She’s an excellent student and she’s made great progress in speaking and understanding English.
During the summer the two youngest sons, Rayan and Rayd, spent 1/2 days in school at Hartford High and 1/2 days working with the Hartford Youth Employment Program. In September, they will attend Wethersfield High School.
Rafi, the oldest son, will remain at Hartford High School where he hopes to graduate next June. This summer, he plans to attend school and work part time.
The car has been invaluable to the family. It’s reinforced and enhanced their sense of independence and self-sufficiency. Omar drives 20 minutes to work instead of commuting by bus over an hour each way.
Omar and Khadija are keenly aware of the help we have given them in terms of time, talent and treasure. And they are deeply grateful. Khadija asks that you share the following with your congregations.
“Starting over is not easy but when people appear on your way to stand by your side, people whose hearts are filled with humanity and love for others even without personal knowledge of them, this is something that proves their nobility and generosity and moral character. Thank you for being there in our first steps to build our new life. Thank you for your support. For me and my family, I will not forget what you have done for us and I wish, in my name and in the name of every member of my family, that you will always be a source of happiness and inspiration for everyone. With my sincere respect and appreciation to everyone, I am Khadija Suliman.”
The family is a blessing: smart, resourceful, hardworking and are anxious to become self-sufficient. Please keep them in your prayers.
The parish purse ministry fills purses/bags with toiletries and other items that are distributed to people who are experiencing homelessness or transitioning from a shelter to living on their own.
Contact Sue Rafala for more information.
51 purses distributed, including a donation of 31 bags to Lunch in the Park
Donations & Activities
Camp Washington - $500 donation
Connecticut Foodshare - $1000 donation
End Hunger New England - volunteers to pack food supplies for Haiti
Lunch in the Park 2019-05-04
SOUP TO GO
Ginger Smith raises funds by making and selling soups, jams, relishes and more to benefit the Copprome Orphanage in Honduras. She travels to Honduras twice a year to provide food, friendship and gifts for the children. For more information about Soup-To-Go or the Copprome Orphanage, contact Ginger at firstname.lastname@example.org,
Your support for these children is greatly appreciated
Sunday March 10
9-12 in the Parish Hall
2023 donations total = $1300
3/5 - $600 / 10/15 - $700
The mission of St. Vincent's is to provide special education opportunities and life skills training to children with disabilities in Haiti. Located in Port-Au-Prince, the school serves deaf, blind and physically challenged students.
Trinity has been a long-time supporter of St. Vincent's. In 2021, Trinity partnered with the Diocese of Connecticut to provide a $10,750 grant to install a solar energy system and upgrade medical records to help the school serve students more efficiently in the midst of crises in Haiti.
Trinity donated $1500 to support this cause.
(KMS) Kateri Medical Services was founded by our former pastor, Rev. Thomas Furrer, in 2003 to bring “simple, decent and affordable medical care to the rural and urban poor” in Nigeria. Our parishioners help support KMS which currently operates six clinics.
Concert by The Tapestry Singers Sunday June 25 raised more than $5,600 to support this medical mission.
Scholarships for Students in Diocese of Kafanchan We sponsor scholarships for 60 needy students in five different diocesan schools. A $100 scholarship pays for tuition, books uniforms and meals for one year.
Click here for a short documentary video, on our Mission & Outreach page, from Bishop Dogo about the Anglican schools in Nigeria.
Nigerian Scholarship Fund raised $4,000 for
40 children to be able attend school for 1 year.
AEP was founded by two of our church members to build schools in Nigeria. They have built or refurbished six schools which serve hundreds of students.
Trinty donated $1200 to support this program.
2018 visit from Bishop Dogo (Bishop of Kafanchan, Nigeria) and his wife, Nana
Message from Bishop Dogo, Kafanchan, Nigeria to Trinity:
This is a short documentary on the schools at today. There are students on your scholarship in all the schools. The schools have moved far better than what it use to be.
God bless you
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