Make A Difference

Make A Difference

 

NEW!! COMMUNITY GARDEN CLUB 

Watch this video to learn more about community gardening and our new Trinity Garden Club!

 

Our mission is to grow vegetables to feed the hungry, learn how to garden & be good stewards of the earth, and make new friends and have some fun along the way!

Monthly meetings are at 11:15am at Trinity Kimberly Way Room 200

 

Topics planned:

May 5              Some gardening basics

June 2              Water conservation/stewardship in your garden

July 7               Managing weeds, bugs, diseases and critters in your garden

August 4          Raising butterflies in your backyard Monarchs & more

September 8   Growing, enjoying and preserving herbs

October 6        Saving seeds and putting a garden to sleep for the winter

November 3    Tending houseplants over winter Planning for 2020

 

Each month, we will meet to share your extra plants, seeds, flower pots, and anything else garden related to share with fellow gardeners, volunteer some time working the Lisle garden plot to raise food for the food pantry, and learn about gardening - practical tips and techniques to help your plants succeed while you practice good stewardship towards the earth and its creatures.

Invite your neighbors and friends to our meetings as an opportunity for them to see what Trinity is about while they learn about gardening!

For questions about the new Trinity Garden Club, contact Alan Jirik at gardenclub@tlc4u.org.

 

WeServe

Join the weServe team at the Northern Illinois Food Bank on Saturday, May 18 from 8:45 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will help sort and pack food for distribution to area food banks to help those who are food insecure. Volunteers 8 and older are welcome (ages 8-15 must be accompanied by an adult). For questions or to sign up contact weserve@tlc4u.org or ask at the Connect Desks. The food bank is located at 273 Dearborn Court in Geneva. Come join us! 

 

 

PADS

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:

May 30/31 at St. Margaret Mary
Jun 27/28 at Trinity Kimberly Way
Jul 25/26 at Trinity Kimberly Way
Aug 22/23 at Trinity Kimberly Way
Aug 29/30 at Trinity Kimberly Way

Locations:
Trinity Kimberly Way - 1101 Kimberly Way, Lisle
Community United Methodist - 20 N. Center St, Naperville
St. Margaret Mary - 1450 Green Trails Dr, Naperville

 

How do I sign up to serve at PADS?

Prior to serving at a PADS site, you will need to be registered with DuPage PADS. If you have already registered in the past two years, there is no need to re-register.
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For ages 12-18, please read the Youth Policy, and fill out the application (if already done in the past two years, please disregard). You may bring in this form on the day you serve.

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Once you have completed registration with PADS, please sign up to serve and choose a role you would like to fill.

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If you would like more information about serving opportunities with our PADS ministry (we LOVE small groups!), please contact Michelle Bratton at pads@tlc4u.org or 630-863-3430.

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.