Outreach Ministries at Trinity Church

The Outreach Commission invites you to join us as we work together to serve individuals and organizations that provide for those in need.  There are many ways to be involved.

Mission Statement:

As servants of Jesus, we seek to create shared opportunities throughout Trinity Church: for ministry to the hungry, the homeless, and the disadvantaged. The Outreach Commission serves as a catalyst to turn intent into action, to rally parishioners’ time and direct talent and resources, and to reflect godliness in all that we do, both locally and globally.

Volunteer Opportunites:

Outreach Commission
Are you a member of Trinity Parish? Looking for a way to be more involved in supporting individuals and organizations in need?  Join us on Outreach! We meet the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm in the Trinity Library.  All are welcome as we work together to support local, national, and international organizations who are making a difference.

Breaking Bread
Every six weeks Trinity Parish is responsible for preparing and serving food to approximately 75 homeless men and women from the local community. If you are wanting to help, but are limited in time, this is the perfect opportunity.  Breaking Bread takes place on the Trinity Campus and volunteers are needed from approximately 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.  The food is provided.  All you need to do is some simple prep and serving.  

For details about Breaking Bread, please contact John Crevelt at email, phone.

The next Breaking Bread is scheduled for DATE.

5th Saturday Lunch

Trinity volunteers are needed every 5th Saturday to cook and serve meals for approximately 150 - 200 homeless individuals at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Palo Alto.  Volunteers can help with shopping for the groceries, prepping and cooking the meals, and serving.  We are looking for 8 volunteers each Saturday from 10:25 am - 12:45 pm. 

Upcoming Dates for 2012:
June 16
July 21
August 25
September 29
November 3
December 8
January 12, 2013

To sign up for 5th Saturday Lunch, please contact Diane Savage at email, phone.

Home & Hope
Trinity Parish has been committed to serving those individuals who are displaced due to unforseen circumstances. We have a wonderful partnership with Home & Hope, an organization that provides a wide array of services to families in transition.

Every few months, there is an opportunity to prepare a meal and spend time with families who are working to support themselves.  This is a wonderful opportunity to share faith and praise to those who are working hard to re-establish themselves into stable living arrangements.  A few volunteers are also needed to spend the night with the families.    Training is provided for all volunteers.

For more information about how you can volunteer, please contact NAME at email, number.

Alternative Gift Market
This wonderful fair has become an annual Christmas tradition for Trinity and the volunteer opportunities are endless.  We are always looking for volunteers with a creative touch to sell items that benefit a favorite organization.  In past years,  volunteers have made ceramic ornaments, painted socks, decorated giving trees, coordinated bake sales.   Proceeds from these activities are directed to the non-profit of your choice.  

Volunteers are also needed during the fair to help with set-up, clean-up, cashiering and more.  

For more information on how you can get involved with the Alternative Gift Market, please contact NAME at email, phone.

Annual Fundraiser
The Outreach Commission is able to grant funds to over a dozen organizations annually as a result of the annual fundraiser.  This is a great volunteer opportunity if you enjoy organizing events.  We are always looking for volunteers to help develop a theme, advise on food/drink, arrange entertainment, decorate and more.  This is the biggest fundraiser for Trinity and greatly benefits from your support.   Come volunteer and be a part of this festive event.

For details, contact Cristina Valdes Smith at valdessmith@gmail.com or 650-326-4957.