Trinity United Church of Christ - St. Petersburg

Wherever you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.

Special Mission to Aid Puerto Rico

Instead of expending funds to have a 65th birthday celebration for our church, the Trinity UCC Board voted in October 2017 to send $6,500.00 to the UCC Relief Fund for Puerto Rico aid to assist with recovery from Hurricane Maria.  In addition, many congregants have made individual donations which will also be sent directly to Puerto Rico.  This is a time when we should all come together to do whatever we can to help our fellowmen and women to recover from this tumultuous storm that has been so devastating to our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico.  Trinity UCC stands with you, Puerto Rico!
Mission 1: Bring Food!! 


As part of our Mission 1 effort in the fall of 2011 we began collecting can goods and other non perishable items that can go to feed the hungry in our county.  Our goal was to  collect 111 items by the end of the month and we collected over 300. The items went  to our sister church, Good Samaritan in Pinellas Park. "Good Sam" has had a food pantry for  45 years and serve approximately 2800 people a year. They are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 9:00 am to noon and accept monetary donations as well as goods.

Helping Good Sam in 2011 started a great tradition! We want to keep going with this worthwhile project so please keep bringing in those canned goods, peanut butter and paper products. Good Sam is very appreciative!!

 The items can be placed by our worship table in the Chapel. For more information about the Good Samaritan Food Pantry, click here.

 

Family Promise

In 2015, we became part of the Family Promise program.  As a support church, we have agreed to support a host church four weeks a year in helping shelter and feed a homeless family.  Our host church is Palm Lake Christian Church.

Family Promise provides temporary housing to Families with children who have lost their homes. They are a nonprofit, non-religious charity who primarily works with faith-based institutions to accomplish their goals.

Family Promise helps families without homes regain their independence. The goal is to help provide the families with a secure, safe, temporary environment while the parents work with case managers, counselors, and service agencies to return the family to a stable home and a healthy, sustainable lifestyle. Trinity UCC is proud to be part of the effort to help the homeless in Pinellas County. For more info on the Family Promise Program, click here.


Since its inception in Pinellas County a few years ago, as of June 2017, Family Promise has successfully graduated 21 families with 50 kids and utilized 1,000 volunteers. 

Jacaranda Manor Nursing Home

We have established an on going ministry with a local nursing home, Jacaranda Manor. We visit these lovely folks at least 4 times a year for planned events such as sing-a-longs.  We also have made care packages filled with toiletries and other goodies.  So many times, people living in nursing home situations are forgotten.  We have seen the joy in their eyes when we come to visit and encourage anyone in our community to reach out to a nursing home to volunteer.  You won't be sorry you did!  Jacaranda's caring activity director, Barbara, has made working with them so easy and fun. Many thanks to the wonderfully committed staff at Jacaranda and for the members of our congregation who attend these wonderful outings!


Upcoming 2017 Events at Jacaranda:

Tuesday, December 19  AM   Sing-A- Long with Winston Culler

The address is 4250 66th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33709.

 

Items Needed for Jacaranda Manor

Toiletries
Small tissue packets
Candy is ok, but no hard candy
Small notepads
Envelopes
Writing paper
Hand lotion
Greeting cards
Writing pens
Playing cards
Packaged crackers
Word finds (puzzle)
No Spray products
No toothpaste or toothbrushes (these are donated by dentists)
No Pencils