In order to mobilize the most resources and address the needs that are being brought to us from our various local school districts and community organizations, we are encouraging everyone to direct donations to Trinity's Good Samaritan Fund. We will then utilize those funds for providing resources to local organizations like PADS, the foodbank, and so forth, as well as assisting individuals facing financial difficulty.
Visit Trinity's online giving sytem and select Good Samaritan Fund in the drop down menu.
Trinity has impacted the community in many ways during this COVID-19 pandemic:
- donating N95 masks from the SHINE (Trinity's Youth Group) supply for workcamp to the local police department
- donating hundreds of dollars in gift cards to the local Lisle 202 school district Spring Break food distribution to supplement items the families received from the local food bank. Due to an extremely heavy use of the pantry lately, the pantry did not have access to as much food for the distribution, so these cards were important to supplement what each family received especially with the break from school being much longer than one week.
- spreading the word to have any seamtresses make masks. One of our members is collecting them and bringing them to a place to be used
We want to support anyone who is at risk or feels they need assistance. Please fill out this form if you need support.
If you are feeling called to help support your Trinity Family, please fill out this Volunteer form.
If you are experiencing a serious financial need due to the coronavirus, or if you would like to help other members of the Trinity family financially in this crisis, remember that Trinity has a Good Samaritan fund that is available for one-time financial help. You can give to this fund through Trinity’s online giving or by sending a check to the church office (and indicating it is a donation for the Good Samaritan fund).
Applications for assistance are also available through the church office (630-964-1272) or by email.
The Garden Club hosted at Trinity Kimberly Way in Lisle is postponing starting their work days that had previously been scheduled for April. Watch for information about our exciting summer plans starting next month.
WORLD MISSION TRIPS
Trinity is planning mission trips to three countries. It is not too late to be part of these exciting experiences to share His love and grace. Estonia, Josiah Venture-June 18-28; Honduras, World Gospel Outreach- July 18-25; Bolivia, Niños con Valor-mid-September.
Small Group Serving Ideas
Support those afflicted with Cancer. Serve by packing care packages to help provide hope to patients. Go to the Hope Center in Roselle, IL. Check out PHIL's Friends' website for volunteer opportunities or to get involved spreading the hope.
Questions contact: amy.Narot@tlc4u.org
Operation Support Our Troops
Create Care packages for those serving in the military - Serving event at the OSOT Lisle
Warehouse location. Check out Operation Suppor Our Troops' website for more information.
Questions contact: amy.Narot@tlc4u.org
Donate the supplies for and create gallon zip lock bags filled with goodies for those who are homeless or those who might be in need. Bags can be kept in your car for those times when you might happen upon someone in need. Click Here for a check list and a template of care cards that can be included. Blessing Bag information.
Donate the supplies for and create a bag filled with all the needed items for a birthday
celebration, such as decor, cake mix, etc for clients of the West Suburban Community Pantry. Visit the WSCP website for more information.
COVID - 19 Update: Thank you all for being willing to staff the March 29/30 serving event, but unfortunately all of the DuPagePads sites are now closed until further notice. Their staff are all working hard to find solutions for all their clients, prioritizing families and those with chronic health conditions. They are utilizing a substantial portion of their operating expenses to provide hotel rooms and food for as many as they can.
If you can help during this crisis, here are links to support their efforts:
Let's keep both the guests and the PADS staff in our prayers! Stayed tuned for more infomation about our next serving date on April 30 / May 1 at St. Margaret Mary.
What is 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:
How do I sign up to serve at PADS?
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.
Once you have completed registration with PADS, please sign up to serve and choose a role you would like to fill.
If you would like more information about serving opportunities with our PADS ministry (we LOVE small groups!), please contact Michelle Bratton at email@example.com 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.