Make A Difference

Make A Difference

For December our Community Impact ministries are supporting local families to providing gifts, gift cards, hat & gloves & wrapping paper for the Christmas Holiday. Stop by the display in the lobby to pick up the information about how to help.

Also, we will have a food drive for Christ the King again this December. The list of food to buy is at the connect desk.

We hope you will join in the fun of these ministries for this holiday season


It’s not just a pad on the floor… “PADS” stands for Public Action to Deliver Shelter. DuPage County’s PADS agency began in 1985 as an overnight shelter for the winter season. Today, they provide interim (overnight) and permanent housing, along with vital support services -- case management, life coaching, educational and employment counseling. Working with 28 congregations throughout our county, DuPage PADS offers shelter 365 nights a year.

Trinity supports DuPage PADS by offering summer interim housing at the Kimberly Way location on Thursday nights. During the rest of the year, Trinity provides staffing and meals on the 5th Sundays at Community United Methodist Church in downtown Naperville (located at Benton & Center St) and on the 5th Thursdays at St. Margaret Mary in Naperville (at Green Trails Dr. and Naper Blvd).

Next Serving Opportunities:

CUMC = Community United Methodist Church @ 20 N. Center St, downtown Naperville
SMMP = St. Margaret Mary Parish @ 1450 Green Trails Dr, Naperville 
Dec 30/31 @ CUMC
Jan 31/Feb 1 @ SMMP
Mar 31/Apr 1 @ CUMC
May 30/31 @ SMMP

How do I sign up to serve at PADS?

Online signups for shifts and food are available now on


Prior to serving at a PADS site, you will need to be registered with DuPage PADS

For ages 12-18, please read the Youth Policy, and fill out the application.

If you would like more information about serving opportunities with our PADS ministry (we LOVE small groups!), please contact Michelle Bratton at or 630-863-3430.

Wake Up Your Spirit breakfast - Wednesday, November 7th from 6:45am - 8:30am

Enjoy breakfast as you hear keynote speaker Marcus Engel talk about overcoming significant obstacles, and also hear from executive director Carol Simler about new developments in the DuPagePads organization.  Tickets do sell out for this annual event, so sign up online today.


Disaster Response Team

The Trinity Disaster Response Team seeks to be prepared to respond to all sorts of emergency needs in the community, both local and regional. Be it storm, flood, or other forces that disrupt the normal infrastructure of families or communities, we will learn skills, gather material, and find funds to respond. Periodic training sessions are offered in Muck Out, Mold Abatement, Tarp and Patch, Chain Saw, First Aid, and CPR by the Lutheran Emergency Response Team or Lutheran Church Charities. If you have skills and abilities you’d like to contribute to answering the needs of disaster situations, or simply helping out with local projects contact Marge Franzen about getting your skills into our database, ongoing training that will be offered, and upcoming service. We also practice our skills by meeting individual needs right here. Contact Ed Boerman for information about team meetings or upcoming service.