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.


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  


Thank you to every volunteer who gave with a generous heart towards our annual community Thanksgiving dinner! We served 473 meals in Kempton Hall and provided 120 meals to New Avenues For Youth. Extra food was later delivered to two near-by shelters. We received a record 110 cooked turkeys on Thanksgiving day that were carved by two shifts of volunteers in the Morrison Room. It does take a village of enthusiastic volunteers to create such a warm and welcoming atmosphere for our guests. Carole and I feel very blessed to be a part of this wonderful outreach dinner to our local community. With thankful hearts, Barbara and Carole


June 14-24, 2014
Continue our relationship with Laguna El Carbonal by building fuel efficient stoves, working on latrines or lavanderias and doing reforestation work. Some time will be spent exploring the countryside and culture of Nicaragua. Cost is $1000 per student with financial aid available. Applications can be found at the Information Desk outside Kempton Hall or you can download one by clicking here.
For more information, contact Chris Hardman at  



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,


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,


Easter Community Dinner

Wednesday, April 16, 2014.  Meal starts at 11 a.m., shifts vary, Kempton Hall.  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



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 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,


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,


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,



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,


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,


Thanksgiving Community Dinner

Thursday, November 28, 2013
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,


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,, Buzz Braley for fourth Thursdays, (503) 223-1435, , Ginny Utti for first Mondays, (503) 844-4121,   


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,, Charissa Simmons, 503-478-1220., or Charyl Cathey, 503-478-1210,