Come join us on Tuesday morning for an always interesting discussion on a variety of topics! We meet at 9:30 am in the Trinity Chapel. We read books and discuss them, look at interesting videos and discuss them and we sometimes just talk about things that are meaningful to us.
The Food Pantry at Good Samaritan Church could use a boost. The following items would be greatly appreciated.
Pasta Sauce, Pasta, Mac and Cheese, Soups, Rice, Canned Fruit, Canned Vegetables, Canned Beans, Peanut Butter, Cereal, Canned Meat including Tuna, Crackers, and Personal Care Items.
Thank you so much for helping the Good Sam Food Pantry. They are always very appreciative of anything we can do! Please bring goods to the Chapel on Sunday and we will deliver.
Westminster Suncoast has extended a special invitation to our congregation to attend seminars at its beautiful Quak Center for Lifelong Learning in St. Petersburg on the Westminster Suncoast campus. The state-of-the-art center is the hub of activity and learning with a wealth of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities. Westminister Suncoast is located at 1095 Pinellas Point Drive. For more info, call 727-867-1131.
This video really captures what Trinity Multicultural Campus is all about! Come join us as we build something very special on our campus--something that can make a better world for all! Click here for video.
We have a calendar that shows "who is meeting where' each month. With four different ministries, it can get a bit confusing. Just go to the Calendar tab on the left hand side of the page and the drop down will say "Room Usage Calendar."
Once again Trinity UCC congregants have taken on the Lenten Challenge - to donate 40 items (one for each day of Lent) per family to the Good Samaritan Food panty. After Lent, we will post a picture here of how well we met the challenge. The picture to the left is what we had collected by Day 4.
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.
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!!
items can be placed by our worship table in the Chapel. For more information
about the Good Samaritan Food Pantry, click here.
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.
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 will be happy you did! Jacaranda's caring activity director, Barbara, has made working with the nursing home so easy and fun. Many thanks to the wonderfully committed staff at Jacaranda and for the members of our congregation who attend these meaningful outings!
2020 Events at Jacaranda:
May 12, August 11 November 10.
The address is 4250 66th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33709.
Items Needed for Jacaranda Manor
Small tissue packets
Candy is ok, but no hard candy
Word finds (puzzle)
No Spray products
No toothpaste or toothbrushes (these are donated by dentists)
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).
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