Make A Difference

Make A Difference

Feed My Starving Children

Trinity is partnering with Peace Lombard & St. John’s Lombard and is hosting a Feed My Starving Children mobile pack event- called Live the Live 2018. The event date is on Friday evening & Saturday all day, November 16 & Nuovember 17. It will be held in the Trinity Kimberly Way gym.

This will be a great serving opportunity for your friends & family to serve together or for your small group to serve together.

 

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Community Impact Donate Opportunity 1

Christ the King Food collection. Trinity is once again collecting food items for an inner-city church in Chicago for their pantry and dinner ministry. Grab the list from the connect desk, buy the items you’d like & return them by November 11.
Contact: Skip Sorenson at 630-910-4600

Community Impact Donate Opportunity 2

Buy a “turkey” for a holiday meal. Trinity is partnering with West Suburban Community pantry to fund turkeys and food for local families who are in need of some food assistance for their holiday meals. Grab a turkey tag and write your check to West Suburban Community Pantry. Return the check to Trinity by November 18.
Contact: Amy.Narot@tlc4u.org

 

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:

CUMC = Community United Methodist Church @ 20 N. Center St, downtown Naperville
SMMP = St. Margaret Mary Parish @ 1450 Green Trails Dr, Naperville 
2018
Nov 29/30 @ SMMP
Dec 30/31 @ CUMC
2019 
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 SignUp.com.

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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 michelle@bratton.com 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.