WE ARE SMALL BUT MIGHTY
Community Dinners -
NEXT: MON. MAY 23
Church by the Pond/Lunch in the Park - NEXT: SAT. JUNE 4
South Park Inn
St Monica's & Your Place
Wethersfield Food Bank
St. Vincent's Center for Children with Disabilities
Africa Education & Partnership (AEP)
Kateri Medical Services
Simple Ways to Care for God's Creation
CITIZENS OF THE WORLD ARE READY
The good news is that we’re ready to receive a refugee family. We’ve readied a home, secured interpreters, and done many other things in order to receive a “green light” from Integrated Refugee & Immigration Services (IRIS).
The challenging news is that the State Department has made some decisions which has produced a lull in the arrival of refugees from Afghanistan. In response, we’ve notified IRIS that we’ll also receive refugees from Syria, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, El Salvador or Eritrea. Since Ukranian refugees are hoping to return to their country, they are not scheduled to arrive in the United States at this time.
Donations can be made in two ways:
Thanks to all who contributed to Wethersfield's Hunger Action Team (HAT) cause. More than 600 lbs of food and personal care items were donated!
Trinity continues to support the Wethersfield Food Bank. Some suggested items:
Personal care items:
May 23 - July 25 - September 26 - November 28
Trinity partners with Hands On Hartford to prepare and serve 80-100 community meals for the needy at Christ Church Cathedral 5-6 times each year. For more information on donating food items or serving at the dinners contact Warren or Linda Blessing at email@example.com
Trinity works with South Park Inn to collect and deliver needed items to this shelter whose mission is to provide services and support for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Bring your donations to Trinity and leave them in the basket for South Park Inn that is located in the rear of the church.
Contact Joan or Greg Joseph at firstname.lastname@example.org
Next date: June 4
This outdoor food ministry sponsored by Hands on Hartford features an outdoor church service in Bushnell Park followed by food distribution on Saturdays. A team from Trinity provides bagged lunches five or six Saturdays per year when our pastor celebrates the church service.
3 ways to help:
12:45-1:30 - Prepare bagged lunches
2:30 - Attend the church service (by the Carousel at Bushnell Park)
2:45-3:00 - Serve bagged lunches
Contact Leslie Jones at email@example.com if you would like to help.
Hands On Hartford - Church by The Pond
SOUP TO GO
Ginger Smith raises funds by making and selling soups, jams, relishes and more to benefit the Copprome Orphanage and travels to Honduras twice a year to provide food, friendship and gifts for the children. For Soup-To-Go and more to benefit the Copprome Orphanage in Honduras, contact Ginger at
• Soups (meat, seafood and vegetarian)
• Small breads
• Jams (fruit, combinations, mango chutney, hot pepper jelly)
• Relishes (sweet, hot, spicy, zucchini, corn)
• Pickles (bread and butter, dill) .
Your support for these children is greatly appreciated
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. This will help the school to serve students more efficiently in the midst of crises in Haiti.
Read the newsletter highlighting the electronic medical record grant and solar grant received from Trinity and ECCT.
Trinity supports camps and programs for children in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and various batays in the Dominican Republic through donations of money and supplies.
MAY’S THE MONTH TO PICK UP EXTRA TOOTHPASTE AND DEODORANT
Last year we helped out Camp Hispaniola, summer camps for kids in Haiti and the Dominican Republic where more than 450 campers attend and receive a bag filled with personal care items, underwear and a camp t-shirt. Camp Hispaniola has asked us to help out again this year by donating deodorant and toothpaste for the campers’ goodie bags. There’ll be a collection basket at the back of the church throughout the month of May.
(KMS) Kateri Medical Services was founded by our 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.
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.
Trinity purchases sewing machines to support the Women’s Empowerment program, which teaches widows and refugee women marketable skills for economic survival. Graduates of the sewing class are given a sewing machine to start their own small business.
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.
2018 visit from Bishop Dogo (Bishop of Kafanchan, Nigeria) and his wife, Nana
Browse these links prayerfully. Don’t be overwhelmed...Simply look for one or two things that you can actually do to make a positive difference. Give thanks for God’s magnificent gift of Creation every day, and explore little ways God might call you to pray, learn and act to sustain God’s Creation for future generations.
10 Ways You Can Improve Earth's Health
10 Ways to Live Sustainably
7 Instant Ways To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
10 Things You Can Do To Help Save The Earth
7 Ridiculously Easy Ways to Save The Environment
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