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Church by the Pond/Lunch in the Park
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
Please welcome Omar, Khadija, Rafi, Rayan and Rayd!
The refugee family we will be working with for the next year arrived last Saturday evening. 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.
Omar and Khadija have three teenage sons. In the past week volunteers have met them at the airport, provided food, settled them into their new home, provided English lessons, accompanied them to the grocery store and laundromat, arranged for testing at Hartford Public Library for ESOL classes, introduced them to a nearby mosque, walked with them around the neighborhood, and more. Medical assessments are being scheduled, schools are being contacted, and benefits are being applied for. Once that's done, volunteers will help the parents find employment.
The family is a blessing: smart, resourceful, hardworking and they are all anxious to become self-sufficient. Please keep them in your prayers.
2023 Dates: March 27, May 22,
July 24, September 25, November 27
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 Linda Blessing at firstname.lastname@example.org
HOH recently released a short video explaining the Community Meals program, their Gather 55 initiative, and their focus on providing a place for all at the table. Here's the video.
Upcoming: Dec. 3, 2022
Future dates in 2023:
April 1, July 1, October 7, December 2
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.
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:
Bring your food items to Trinity and leave them in the basket for the Wethersfield Food Bank that is located in the rear of the church.
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
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.
Camp Hispaniola is a summer camps for more than 450 children in Haiti and the Dominican Republic where campers are given a "goodie bag" each year.
2021: Trinity We helped out with donations of personal care items, underwear and a camp t-shirt.
2022: We collected deodorant and toothpaste for the campers’ goodie bags.
(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.
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.
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