ANNUAL REPORT - 2021
The Trinity Outreach Team currently includes Katie Chappell, Tom Goodrich, Barbara Setzer, Jeannette Smith, Liz Trask, Cynthia Thornton, Susan Groh, Constance Wilson, Mary Bruce Woody, and Bob Zito. We give thanks to God for the many opportunities we have been given. Our team has two primary functions. The first is to act as prudent stewards of monies designated by Trinity Vestry to be awarded as grants to various organizations who serve individuals in need. The second function is to promote activities to encourage others to serve one another in Christ and provide “hands on” opportunities to serve and expand God’s Kingdom in the community surrounding our parish.
In our first function, we were blessed to receive $61,400 for 2021 to distribute to organizations that apply for grants. We consider the grant requests that are consistent with our goal of serving our neighbors with food, housing, education and forms of assistance. We are deeply appreciative to Trinity’s Vestry and parishioners who have made our grant program possible. See below for funds distribution.
In our second function of promoting “hands on” ministry opportunities, we continued to power through the pandemic as our world began to open up:
Our “Red Bag Food Drive” ministry continued in 2021. Our first Red Bag was virtual for the benefit of ABCCM. The second Red Bag was a combo in person and virtual for victims of flooding in Haywood County who work at Lake Logan. Our third Red Bag will be a reverse Advent Calendar for Transformation Village. Each drive has brought in many pounds of food and/or supplies. We all have been truly amazed and humbled by your generosity!!!
We continue our partnership with Children First Communities in School in the following ways:
We continued in 2020 our partnership with Emma Family Resource Center to provide Christmas gifts for children in need
We continue to provide snacks to Creative Peacemakers. This was restarted in Sept. 2021 after postponement in the pandemic.
We continue to seek partnership opportunities with Trinity Place and Church of the Advocate.
We will partner with First Presbyterian to host Loaves & Fishes Alternative Market.
We had the Rise Against Hunger event on Oct 17, 2021 sponsored by Outreach and the Patton Fund.
Trinity has been at the forefront of the Meals on Wheels program in Buncombe County, participating since the 1970’s with meal delivery teams. During the pandemic, Meals on Wheels has continued to deliver with safety precautions. We are proud to have been a part of this very important ministry for many years.
Our team continues to seek God’s Will and the direction of the Holy Spirit in seeking to serve those in need in our community. We welcome your participation and encourage you to become involved by joining our team and/or getting involved in an ongoing Outreach activity. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions concerning the Outreach Team.
Thank you again for your generous support of the ministries of Trinity Outreach!!!
Elizabeth J. Trask