Please join us for online worship. Refer to each site for in person worship details: Galewood, Green Trails, and Kimberly Way.

Online services will stream on Saturdays at 5:00pm and Sundays at 8:30 am and 10:30 am at tlc4u.online.church.

Statewide mask mandate requires a mask be worn during indoor events regardless of vaccination status.  Please see Trinity's Covid-19 page for more information. - Updated September 2, 2021

Make A Difference

Make A Difference

Trinity's community impact ministry seeks to make it easy for all to serve and make an impact on their community to make a difference in a way that leads to improved lives in the community and great social justice.  Check back to this page often as we update it regularly with a variety of serving and donation/collections opportunities.  For more information, you can always reach Amy at amy.narot@tlc4u.org.

Christ the King
Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive 2021


It’s the time of year that we give thanks for all God’s blessings and love in our lives. We have the opportunity to respond to those blessings & show the love that is shown to us by providing food to those who need it through this food drive. The members of this small inner-city church provide for those in their community, and often the pastor and his wife use their own funds to help others as part of their ministry.  Most of those served are seniors and people who fall through the cracks in other sources of help. 

Download the Shopping List for more details.  Donations are due by November 15.

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Feed My Starving Children

The "Live the Love" FMSC event is back for 2021! Peace Lombard, St. John Lombard & Trinity are partnering to create this Live the Love Event.

WHERE & WHEN
Trinity Lisle:  1101 Kimberly Way, Lisle, IL  60532
November 19 & November 20

SAFETY/OPTIMAL GROUP SIZE

Groups are asked to sign-up with 10 or 20 people who are willing to work within 6' of each other. Ask your family, friends, and neighbors to join you. Please try for a group of 10 or 20.

All are welcome - even smaller groups.


We will do our best to accommodate you.  We will reach out to determine your comfort level of working within 6' of others.

Use Passcode: love

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SHIFT TIMES

Friday, November 19

Set-Up: 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Packing Shift 1: 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Packing Shift 2: 8:30pm to 10:00pm

 

Saturday, November 20

Packing Shift 3: 10:30am to 12:00pm

Packing Shift 4: 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Packing Shift 5: 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Clean-Up: 6:00pm to 8:30pm

 

Do you have questions?  Please email Amy Narot at amy.narot@tlc4u.org.

 

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Trinity is once again collecting gift cards to support families who are struggling this season financially to give holiday gifts to their children.  We partner with the Lisle 202 school district and the Toys For Tots program to provide gifts or gift cards to any family in the district who is financially challenged at this time.  We are collecting $25 gift cards from Walmart, Target and Amazon to give to these families.  All cards are collected in the lobby during worship services, or in the Trinity Kimberly Way office.  We are collecting cards until November 27.  

Support the Village of Lisle Festival of Lights 

Trinity has once again been asked to support our community by folding the paper bags that are used to make luminaries for the Village of Lisle's festival of lights. This is a practical way we can show love to our community by assisting them with this holiday event. This bag folding project is simple, just a bit tedious. If you are willing to help out by folding 50 bags or more, reach Amy.Narot@tlc4u.org to coordinate getting you the directions and the bags. This is a terrific small group serving project. 

 

Disaster Response Team

Trinity’s Lutheran Early Response Team (LERT) has been active in 2021 responding to those in the southern region who have been affected by hurricanes both in Spring and Summer and those affected locally by the Woodridge/Naperville tornado in June.

 

For the local tornado, Trinity’s team met with homeowners, prayed with them, and helped them in practical ways such as chainsaw work on large trees, removing debris from yards, helping them pack up their belongings and feeding entire neighborhoods.  As of November 2021, Trinity continues to serve on the Long-Term Recovery Committee, supporting Woodridge and Naperville residents as they continue to need some assistance to get back on their feet. 

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LERT (Lutheran Early Response Team) is Trinity’s ministry group that is a disaster response team which 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. This team learns skills, gathers material, and finds funds to respond. Periodic training sessions are offered in General Disaster Response Certification, Muck Out, Mold Abatement, Tarp and Patch, Chain Saw, First Aid, and CPR by the Lutheran Emergency Response Team or Lutheran Church Charities.

This team, with Lutheran Church Charities (LCC) not only responds with physical labor during disaster response, but also hosts feeding events out of LCC’s mobile kitchen. The kitchen is ready to roll and will be used by churches in the area for outreach events in addition to disaster response.

 

Our LERT group is always looking for more participants. We'd love to hear from you! Contact Jan Boerman for information about team meetings or upcoming service.

Small Group Fall 2021 Serving Opportunities 

Looking for serving ideas for families, individuals and or Small Groups to make and impact in the community. Take a look at these serving opportunities in the area.

If you would like more information about serving opportunities, please email Amy.Narot@tlc4u.org.

Garden Club

2021 Growing Season Update: We had a fantastic growing season, blessed by God with many volunteers and a bountiful harvest. We expanded the square footage of the growing area and expanded our impact. In 2021, we donated 850 pounds of produce to the local pantry, compared to the 200 pounds we donated in our first season of 2020.

In 2020, Trinity's Garden Club and volunteers built and nurtured a growing space. It was a terrific inaugural year.

Our mission and vision continues as we meet regularly and work in the garden during the growing season. In 2021, we hosted our 1st Annual Plant Sale! Our home-raised, natural, chemical-free garden seedlings were available for purchase at Trinity's Kimberly Way site! Watch for our 2nd annual sale in 2022.

Our vision is to encourage healthy, home gardening in our community and enliven a spirit of generosity that all gardeners share a portion of their produce with a local food pantry, too!

100% of Trinity Garden Club's produce is delivered to local food pantries!

To get involved or for further information, reach Alan - at gardenclub@tlc4u.org.

 

 

Gospel Justice Initiative Legal Clinic


Trinity’s Galewood location offers a monthly gospel-centered legal aid clinic led by caring lawyers and a team of volunteers to support them. Trinity’s legal clinic team is supported by two organizations, the Gospel Justice Initiative team and the Administer Justice organization, who have been serving clients and helping provide justice to those in need for years. This ministry needs attorneys and others to support the needs of the clients through hospitality and social support services. All are welcome to participate in this ministry as we seek to administer justice around us.

If you would like more information or to serve in this ministry, please email Bob at legal@tlc4u.org.

 

College Student Ministry: Immokalee to NCC


Trinity is supporting some residents from Immokalee, Florida who are now attending North Central College. You may remember Immokalee from our beds and bedding project 2017 after a hurricane ripped through that community. We are excited about working with these students to help ensure a smooth transition to college life and to help with their needs at college since they are so far from home. Ministry includes mentoring students, providing rides to and from the airport, and participating in a quarterly dinner event for the students. This college experience has the potential to significantly change the socio-economic trajectory of each of these students. It can be a significant, life-altering experience that we are blessed to get to help these students navigate.

For more information or if you are interested in being a part of this ministry, please reach Jan Boerman at boermanj@aol.com or Amy Narot at amy.Narot@tlc4u.org

Bridge Communities 

bridge communitiesTrinity is supporting two families in the Bridge Communities program, to support them as they transition from being homeless to stable housing and a solid future.  We provide mentoring support and financial support for this program.  This ministry makes a substantial impact on the lives of each family involved and on our mentors who participate as well.  It is very rewarding for all parties.  Want to learn more?  Reach Amy.Narot@tlc4u.org

Visit the Bridge Communities website for more information about the program. 

PADS

Due to the current social distancing, DuPage Pads continues to provide hotel rooms and intensive case management for those experiencing homelessness at this time. You can still help! They have an Amazon wishlist and Walmart wishlist with needed items like soups, ready to reheat meals, snacks, hand sanitizer, and masks. More than anything else, they need funds to continue providing shelter. If you can donate funds at this time, please visit their website at dupagepads.org and click the “Emergency Response Fund” button at the top right. 

For serving opportunities for PADS, contact Marian at pads@tlc4u.org.

Thank you for all your generous donations, and please keep DuPage Pads guests and staff in your prayers!

 

 

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

In addition to the Community Impact Ministries of Trinity listed above, here is a list of organizations that Trinity supports or has supported in the past with volunteers or with financial donations or collections of items:

Caring Network

Christ the King, Chicago

Hope’s Front Door, Downers Grove

Joseph Lovette School, Galewood, Chicago

Lisle 202 School District

Lisle Fire Department

Lisle Park District

Lisle Police Department

Loaves and Fishes, Naperville

Naperville Police Department

Northern Illinois Food Bank

Operation Support our Troops

Phil’s Friends

Redeeming Life Ministries

Sharing Connection, Downers Grove

Silent Parade organization for Suburban Fire Departments

Suits for Success

Versiti Blood Bank

Village of Lisle

Voice of Care Ministry

West Suburban Community Pantry, Woodridge

 

MISCELLANEOUS DONATION INFORMATION

If looking to donate furniture items, we recommend contacting Sharing Connections at https://www.sharingconnections.org/ or 630-971-0565. They do great work in the community.


If looking to donate clothing items, we recommend:
The Purple Manatee resale shop (https://purplemanateeresale.com/ or call 630-376-6006). They accept donations of clothing, household goods and baby items.

Food items can always be donated to the West Suburban Community Pantry. More information can be found at https://wscpantry.org/ or by calling 630-512-9921.

As always, you can make a monetary donation to Trinity’s Community Impact fund.