TRINITY OUTREACH MINISTRIES

VISION

We believe that each individual plays a role in creating a just, peaceful, and sustainable world.

MISSION

Outreach Ministries are pathways that transform hearts of worship into hands of service.

 

Outreach Commission

Charyl Cathey and Priscilla Cowell, co-chairs; Barbara Smith (Thanksgiving Dinner); Marilynn Gordon (Listening Posts); 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); Bob and Kay Sharp (Village Support Network); Charyl Cathey (Adult Mission Trips)

 

What's New  

SparksSPARKS Summer Camp

July 14-25, Monday - Friday. 8:30 a.m. to -5:00 p.m.
All rising 6th – 9th graders eligible
Tuition $250/week
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

What’s your SPARK?
You have something that is good, beautiful, and useful to your community – a spark!

We’re calling all 6th-9th graders

  • To share what gives your life purpose

  • To build friendships

  • To serve your community

  • To find your sparks in art, sports, nature, leadership, and much more!


Click here to download the Camper application
Click here to download a release form
Click here to download a Counselor application

For more information, contact sparks@trinity-episcopal.org.

 

VILLAGE SUPPORT NETWORK

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. We now have a team of eight led by Kay and Bob Sharp and Mary and Jerry Myers.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

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 Fred Jeibmann to volunteer. Fred Jeibmann

 

 

Our Ministries

 

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, owlinv@gmail.com

 

Alternative Liturgies

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, josephjrose@gmail.com

 

Easter Community Dinner

Prepare and serve Easter dinner for our neighbors who might otherwise eat alone or go without. 

 

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 at 503-653-7907 or Fred Jeibmann

 

Gleaning

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 frjeibmann@comcast.net 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:  Bethany Wofford, bethany@lifturbanportland.org

 

Listening Posts

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, rosmarilynn@comcast.net

 

Outreach Ministries Commission

Second Tuesdays
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, outreach@trinity-episcopal.org

 

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, bill.a.rector@gmail.com

 

Thanksgiving Community Dinner

Meal at noon, volunteer shifts vary
Kempton Hall
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: Barbara Smith, (503) 703-4766, bjsmith813@comcast.net

 

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, brightbrit1@yahoo.com, Buzz Braley for fourth Thursdays, (503) 223-1435, buzzbraley@aol.com , Ginny Utti for first Mondays, (503) 844-4121, ginnyutti@comcast.net   

 

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, crhardman@crhardman.com, Charissa Simmons, 503-478-1220. charissas@trinity-episcopal.org, or Charyl Cathey, 503-478-1210, outreach@trinity-episcopal.org