Volunteers serving hot meals.Community Meal

Since the 1980s, Trinity has had a Community Meal Program, which feeds on average 150 people per week. Anyone looking for a hot meal can find one here. The Community Meals are served the last two Saturdays of each month from 4 to 5PM.

The program is run and staffed by volunteers, so if you or your church is interested in serving, please contact Carol Hart at carolannhart@yahoo.com to get started.

Clothing Ministry

The Clothing Closet at Trinity provides free new and gently used clothing, as well as new hygiene items, to hundreds of people each month. It is open on the second to last Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Volunteers also meet on the two Mondays prior to the Saturday they are open from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to sort clothes. 

The ministry is need of near-constant donations to keep its racks and shelves stocked!  Plus, volunteers are always welcome to assist with sorting new donations and staff the ministry when it is open to the public. To learn more or get involved, contact Blake Beharry at blakedar@sbcglobal.net.

Food Pantry

Since the early 1980s, Trinity has operated a Food Pantry. It is an agency Greater Cleveland Food Bank, and provides groceries and household items to more than 350 people each month (approximately 4,200 people each year). The food pantry is open the last two Saturdays of the month from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Interested in donating or volunteering?  Contact Robin McPhillips at crwcartage@yahoo.com to get started.

Street Ministry 

Trinity’s Street Ministry is an on-the-road effort to meet and provide comfort to Cleveland’s homeless population. Teams from Trinity caravan monthly onto city streets to provide a few moments of conversation, prayer, food, hygiene bags, clothing, shoes, coats, and blankets to homeless men and women. The street ministry goes out every other month on the third Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contact Kathi Heim at katheim2@yahoo.com to learn more.

Open Table

Open Table has proven to be a very effective way to help those in poverty, our Brothers and Sisters, get out of poverty. Trinity starts a Table often where volunteers join 6-10 others and act as a team of life specialists, encouragers, and advocates for impoverished Brothers, Sisters and families. They make a 8-12 month commitment to meet once a week (one hour meetings).

The Table members, together with the individual or family being helped establish goals, accountability, develop an overall plan and implement it. Table members network in their congregations and the community for resources to support the plan.

If you are interested in being a part or learning more, contact Mark Taylor at taylor240@att.net.

Tutoring

Since 1999, Trinity has been providing free weekly tutoring to school-aged youth and adults in our community.  This is a weekly one-on-one homework help ministry for kids in the community. Educational and fellowship opportunities are also offered for the parents to assist Trinity in building relationships with the families. Tutoring meets during the school year on Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

To learn more about becoming a volunteer tutor or to get tutoring for yourself or someone else, contact Trinity’s Mary Forsythe at maryannaforsythe@aol.com.