Trinity United Church of Christ - St. Petersburg

   Our Vision: To Delight God       Our Mission: To be loving, actively involved ambassadors of God

Community Outreach 

Trinity United Church of Christ gives generously to programs in our community that serve others. Below are our current partners whom we support through our time, talent and funding.  

Happy Thanksgiving!  



Trinity congregants stepped up again this Thanksgiving season  by donating 23 Thanksgiving bags to the Good Samaritan Food Pantry in Pinellas Park.

Of the donati0ons received,  our 23 bags made up 41%. That's a lot for a church with only 35 people!  Thanks to our folks who have such generous hearts and who never fail to answer the call for help in our community. 

Bayside High School 

One of our newest partners in the community is Bayside High School.  Bayside High School is an Educational Alternative school that serves students in ninth through twelfth grades by providing opportunities to achieve graduation requirements in a supportive and personalized environment. Built with Pennies for Pinellas sales tax monies, the school is Pinellas County's first long-term educational alternative school which serves students identified as habitually truant, overage for their grade level and off-track for graduation. Our Community Outreach team recently selected Bayside to work with in providing needed items such as the graduation banner pictured to the left.  Graduate Devoni Grant is pictured with Mark Simon, RTI Academics and Staff Developer.  We look forward to working with Bayside in the next school year to provide more items for their students.  

Good Samaritan Food Pantry 

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 serves 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 have kept it going by continually donating to this very 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  Program

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


Jacaranda Manor Nursing Home

Barbara Lee, Jacaranda Manor and Alan Towne, Ministry Coordinator

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!


2019 Events at Jacaranda:

May 7, August 6 and November 5

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

Metro Inclusive Health 

We are proud to regularly donate to Metro Inclusive Health. Metro offers free individual and group counseling to LGBTQ+ youth under 21 years old, in need of support and/or guidance on a range of youth related issues. Free counseling is available for youth ages 13-20 who are being bullied, harassed, or dealing with thoughts of suicide. Contact  for more information.

Community Action Stops Abuse (CASA) 

For over 40 years, CASA's dedicated team of experts has been working in Pinellas County to provide the most comprehensive provision of services with the ambition to end domestic abuse. Their mission is to provide safety, empowerment and prevention services supporting every walk of life.  Men, women and children can all be victims of domestic violence. To get help, call  CASA’S OFFICE & 24-HOUR HOTLINE 727-895-4912 (TTY 727-828-1269). 


The Red Tent Women's Initiative

Red Tent Women’s Initiative works with women incarcerated in the Pinellas County Jail.  Qualified Red Tent instructors use research-based techniques to help these women implement positive coping skills to address issues such as unresolved trauma, addiction and socioeconomic disadvantage. Through the program, these women learn to build better lives for themselves and their children, avoiding a return to jail and ultimately making our communities safer.