TRINITY OUTREACH MINISTRIES
We believe that each individual plays a role in creating a just, peaceful, and sustainable world.
Outreach Ministries are pathways that transform hearts of worship into hands of service.
Charyl Cathey and Priscilla Cowell, co-chairs; Deb Federici (Easter Dinner); Marilynn Gordon (Honduras scholarships); Chris Hardman (Youth Mission Ministries); Greg Harris (Chaplain); Preston Holt (Adopt-a-High Rise); Fred Jeibmann (Pantry and Wednesday Community Meals and Northwest Portland Ministries); Mark Reber (SeniorConnect); Bill Rector (Sisters of the Road);Ginny Utti (Transition Project Dinners); Chris Maloney (Thanksgiving Dinner); Bob and Kay Scharp (Village Support Network)
May 20 – TPI at Clark Center
May 23 – TPI at Bud Clark
NEW OUTREACH PROJECT
The Village Support Network is a collaboration of New City Initiative, Portland Homeless Family Solutions(formerly Goose Hollow Shelter),the Columbia Methodist District and area churches. As homeless families are put into housing, support groups from churches are formed to help them through the first six months - support which has proven crucial to the success of families remaining in homes. Professional staff works with and trains teams of five or six people from parishes to offer support and companionship on the journey. Kay and Bob Sharp are in the process of forming a team for this spring from Trinity. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Priscilla Cowell or Charyl Cathey in the Outreach Office.
The Outreach SeniorConnect ministry has received a new $100,000 donation from Trinity parishioners Ron and Patricia Peterson. Begun in 2009 with the Petersons’ initial gift, guests at the Wednesday Community Meal in Kempton Hall who are age 55+ and homeless, or in danger of losing their housing, meet with Northwest Pilot Project housing specialist Heidi Scofield. Thanks to continuing gifts from the Petersons, Heidi has assessed over 979 senior men and women and provided placement into affordable permanent housing, transitional housing, or eviction prevention to more than 600 seniors. For some, information and direction was all they needed to get into housing. More than 320 have also received a free eye exam and eyeglasses. The Outreach Commission is very grateful to the Petersons that this wonderful ministry will continue to help keep our senior citizens in safe and affordable housing instead of on the street.
CROP Hunger Walk
The Portland Metro CROP Hunger Walk is a community event to raise awareness and support for anti-hunger work in Portland and around the globe. We're looking forward to another successful walk to raise support for the incredible work ofNorth East Emergency Food Program, Oregon Food Bank, and CWS. Sunday, April 28, at 1 PM at First Christian Church. www.crophungerwalk.org/portlandor
YOUTH OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES
Trinity will be offering several upcoming outreach opportunities for youth, including a Service Day Camp, two mission trips, and a Sauce On fundraising event. See below to find out more. We hope you can participate in all these events!
For rising 6th through 9th graders:
SPARKS: Summer Service in the City Day Camp
Spend two weeks discovering what “sparks you” by participating in service opportunities, learning leadership skills and doing arts and crafts.
July 15 - 19 and 22 - 26 at Trinity
Information and applications: Information Board by Kempton Hall
Contact: Charissa Simmons at email@example.com
For rising 9th through 12th graders:
Ymt2013 Diocesan Youth Mission Trip
Travel to Burns, Oregon to provide Vacation Bible School for children on the Paiute Indian Reservation and help with some maintenance work on the reservation.
June 21 - 29 in Burns
Information and applications: Information Board by Kempton
Contact: Charissa Simmons at firstname.lastname@example.org
APPLICATIONS DUE March 31!
For rising 11th and 12th graders and Adults:
TRINITY YOUTH MISSION TRIP TO NICARAGUA
Travel to Nicaragua to work on projects with El Porvenir providing clean water to impoverished villages as well as explore the beauty of this country.
June 17 -25 in Nicaragua
Information and Applications: Information Board outside Kempton
Contact: Charyl Cathey at email@example.com
Cost: $1500 – financial assistance available
LISTENING POSTS: LISTENING AS MINISTRY
The Outreach Commission is announcing the beginning of an enhanced program related to our on-going food ministry with Portland's homeless community. The program is called "Listening Posts" and will serve that often unmet need of men and women living on the economic edge, by providing the a time and place to tell their story. There will be no counseling or advice offered. The mission is to be a presence to those who are often isolated and alone.
It has been said that one of the greatest needs of those living on the streets, the homeless in our communities, is the need to be listened to, the need for someone to hear them tell their stories. Modeled after programs in Ashland, Vancouver BC, and Anchorage, the Listening Posts program will train our volunteers for this program and how to listen in this distinctive way. The training will consist of one four hour session. Those who volunteer as a "Listening Post" will then need to commit to at least one two-hour shift per month from 11-1 on Wednesday in Kempton Hall, during our community lunch, when our guests stop by before or after lunch. Also one monthly meeting of volunteers will be required, as a time for on-going training and a chance to share our own experience. For more information, contact Marilynn Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.org
William Temple House Seeks Volunteers
The William Temple House Thrift Store seeks individual volunteers and volunteer groups of 2 or more for volunteering at their store in NW Portland. Volunteers are needed to sort donations, set-up store displays, price merchandise, unload and process customer donations, and assist customers. The William Temple House Thrift Store offers the community quality merchandise including furniture, clothing, jewelry, books, art and more. All profits from the store support the mental health counseling, social services and pastoral services offered at William Temple House.
The ideal candidate has exceptional people-skills, is able to work on varied projects concurrently, possesses good problem solving skills, and is able to maintain a positive attitude while working with a diverse group of people. Plus, all volunteers who work 20 or more hours a month receive a store discount.
If you are interested, please contact Cliff Johnson, William Temple House Development Associate/Volunteer Coordinator at 503-226-3021, extension 235.
Volunteers Needed for Trinity Food Pantry
Serve groceries at the door to our hungry neighbors, M-F mornings 11-1, Saturdays 10-12. Teens welcome to volunteer. Contact Lydia Hoover to volunteer. email@example.com
Prison Ministry Volunteer Opportunity
KAIROS is a Christian, ecumenical, lay-lead, volunteer ministry based in several states and foreign countries. The Oregon KAIROS is spearheaded by the Rev. Dcn. Tom Stanwood at Christ Church, Lake Oswego. Teams of 44 people receive 40-hours of training to prepare them to participate in 4-day workshops with incarcerated men and women. The aim is to help inmates prepare for life outside prison, change negative attitudes, and develop coping skills through experiencing God’s love and forgiveness. To learn more, contact the KAIROS Oregon State Committee Chair Debbie Fullmer at 360-989-0141 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adopt a High-Rise
St. Patrick’s Day, Valentine’s Day, memorial Day, 4th of July, Halloween, Christmas
Williams Plaza, 2041 NW Everett Street, Portland
Host social events for multi-handicapped and elderly residents at Williams Plaza, a Housing Authority of Portland high-rise near Trinity, and help overcome isolation through companionship and community.
Contact: Preston Holt, (503)350-0504, email@example.com
Occasional Saturday evening services featuring the Trinity Alt Lit band and vocalists with music of folk, pop, and jazz composers. Good-will offerings help support outreach ministries.
Contact: Joe Rose, (503) 281-7599, firstname.lastname@example.org
Easter Community Dinner
Sunday, March 31, 2013. Meal starts at noon, shifts vary, Kempton Hall. Prepare and serve Easter dinner for our neighbors who might otherwise eat alone or go without. Contacts: Deb Federici, (503) 282-7875, email@example.com; Carol Dahl, (503)896-0253, firstname.lastname@example.org; Barbara Smith, (503) 703-4766, email@example.com
Food Pantry and Wednesday Community Meal
Monday through Friday 11:00am – 1:00 pm, Saturday 10:00am – noon.
Offer hospitality and emergency food. On Wednesdays prepare and serve hot lunches to our guests.
Contact: Fred Jeibmann, (503) 653-7907, firstname.lastname@example.org or Jane Hefty, (503) 358-9057, email@example.com
Heidi Rose for Wednesday lunches, (503) 281-7599, firstname.lastname@example.org
Various times available. Pick up excess food at our partner organizations and businesses in Northwest Portland – Good Samaritan Hospital, Starbuck’s, Pizza Schmizza, Grand Central Bakery, Trader Joe’s, Portland Farmer’s Market, Phil’s Meat Market, Oregon Food Bank - and bring it to Trinity to be used in our Food Ministries. Contact Fred Jeibmann at email@example.com or 503-653-7907
Lift Urban Portland (formerly Northwest Portland Ministries)
Various times available. Volunteer with this organization in Northwest Portland to provide transportation for seniors and people with disabilities, friendly visits with low-income neighbors, and other important services, such as emergency food, Weekend Backpacks of Food for Kids, community vegetable garden, and the Loaves & Fishes meal site in NW Portland.
Contact: Juliet Hyams, Community Outreach Coordinator, (503) 221-1224 ext. 107, firstname.lastname@example.org
Receive training to give the homeless and people suffering from food insecurity an opportunity to talk and be heard without being lectured or interrupted. Wednesdays 11:00am - 1:00pm during the Community hot meal in Kempton Hall. Contact: Marilynn Gordon at 360-576-9190, email@example.com
Outreach Ministries Commission
6:30 – 8:30pm
Representatives from each Trinity outreach ministry gather for theological reflection, ministry coordination, planning, and support.
Contact: Priscilla Cowell or Charyl Cathey, (503) 478-1210, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesdays 11am –1:00pm in Kempton Hall during Community Meal
Work with Northwest Pilot Project housing specialist to help seniors 55 and above to obtain housing.
Contact: Mark Reber, (503) 703-7969, email@example.com
Sisters of the Road
2nd and 4th Sundays
Chapel Narthex after the 8 o’clock Eucharist
Kempton Hall after the 10 o’clock Eucharist
Help sell Sisters of the Road Café meal vouchers for the Trinity Food Pantry or for parishioners to give directly to people in need, and accept donations for Trinity Food Ministries.
Contact: Bill Rector, (503) 246-3944, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanksgiving Community Dinner
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Meal at noon, volunteer shifts vary
Prepare and serve Thanksgiving dinner for our neighbors who might otherwise eat alone or go without. Sign up outside Kempton Hall the week before Thanksgiving.
Contact: Chris Maloney, (503) 713-8798, email@example.com and Barbara Smith, (503) 703-4766, firstname.lastname@example.org
Transition Projects Dinners
First Mondays, third Mondays, and Fourth Thursdays, 5:00-7:00pm
Prepare dinner with small team of parishioners and serve it to people transitioning from homelessness to housing at the Bud Clark Commons, Jean’s Place, and the Clark Center.
Contact: Rhoda Harwood for third Mondays, (503) 225-0070, email@example.com, Buzz Braley for fourth Thursdays, (503) 223-1435, firstname.lastname@example.org , Ginny Utti for first Mondays, (503) 844-4121, email@example.com
Youth Mission Ministry
Participate in the SPARKS Summer Service in the City camp for Middle Schoolers, or a domestic or international Mission trip for high school students each summer. Adults mentor youth during these life changing experiences of service. Contact: Chris Hardman, 503-348-0614, firstname.lastname@example.org, Charissa Simmons, 503-478-1220. email@example.com, or Charyl Cathey, 503-478-1210, firstname.lastname@example.org