Friday Collections:

Trinity collects food items each Friday from 9:00 AM-2:00 PM

Between March and December of 2020, the people of Trinity donated more than 2,000 bags of food to our partner organizations and food banks. Will you help Trinity help our neighbors by participating in the Friday Food Collection?

Food Needs for Sherbourne:
Cereal, Soup, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Canned Fruit and Crackers, Canned Chicken & Canned Vegetables, Spaghetti Sauce

Food Needs for Welborne:
Cereal, soup, peanut butter, and jelly.

A video message about this week’s collection

(You can also view other collection videos here!)

How We’ve Served

When the pandemic began we started our Friday Collections (learn more about those above). We started with collecting food and have since added other community partnerships into the mix. Below you will find our running tally of items collected and given to our neighbors during these difficult times. Thank you, Trinity, for all you have given and continue to give. 

box of food

Bags of Food 

backpack

Bags of School Supplies

red shoes

Pairs of Shoes

Thank you for your generosity! Our Friday collections continue to benefit our neighbors.

During this time of COVID-19, we have shared your gifts with the Welborne UMC Food Pantry, the Saturday Literacy Academy at Oak Grove-Bellemeade Elementary School, the Sherbourne Food Pantry, and FeedMore.

Annual Conference Donations

Trinity joined others across the Richmond District and churches across Virginia in collecting items as part of the Kits & Cans day at Annual Conference on June 19.

Toothbrushes

Boxes of Pencils

Cans/Bags of Beans

Special thanks to Circles 11, 10 and 5 for the box of poppers and: 

Candy Canes

Boxes of Crayons

Coloring Books

Special Thanksgiving Donations and Collections

Thanksgiving Bags

For Oak-Grove Bellemeade Families.

$50 Gift Cards

For Henrico Social Services.

bags of food

Masks

Prayer Squares 

Headbands

Ear Protectors  

Trinity’s Stitchers have been hard at work using their skills to care for others. They’ve been making masks firsts for employees of a plant in Hopewell and then for families, friends, and for Trinity.

They’ve also been making prayer squares for those working and for patients in local hospitals.

They are also now making headbands with buttons to help relieve mask pressure on ears.

headbands

Stockings

Our Trinity Stitchers are at it again! This time they delivered 24 handmade stockings filled with goodies to the Hermitage Richmond
 
The stockings included Chex mix, a small cake, tissues, candy, toothpaste, toothbrush, socks, an Advent book, crackers, and an elf.
 
Thanks for your ministry, Trinity Stitchers!
three handmade stockings with elves inside

September Blood Drive

Thank you to all who donated blood to the American Red Cross on September 10!

Unites Collected

Lives Saved

MHEC Supply Drive

Thank you for giving to the Mattaponi Healing Eagle Clinic (MHEC)!

Items collected for the MEHC

 THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR GENEROSITY DURING OUR HOLIDAY COLLECTIONS!

 Heart Work for January

A special thanks to everyone who has donated to our Friday collection drives. Your hearts have

done effective work in responding to our community needs.

I can’t tell you how moved the leaders and volunteers are when we drop off the collected items at their sites. In many cases they are just about speechless, and yes, tears of thanks do well up in their eyes.

Your response in November and December was extraordinary, but we can’t back off now. Just because the holidays are gone, doesn’t mean that the needs of the people in our communities will stop.

We will continue to make weekly requests of food and other items to you. Updates will be provided each week that will include a specific list of needs for the nonprofits we are assisting.

In closing, we want to thank Karen Adams for her behind the scenes coordination with the Sherbourne Food Pantry. Also, a special thanks to Tom Rockhold who has been my pinch hitter on some Fridays. And I want to thank the Trinity staff for their support, especially Ronnie Johnson, Kim Tingler, and Kim Johnson.

Many thanks on behalf of the individuals and families you have helped. If you have questions, please contact Bill Pike: bpike@trinityumc.net.

 

Serve

Just Do It

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Just Do It (words on marble background)

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red shoes

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Note Writing Project

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red envelope with the words Thank You! and Note-Writing on it

All God’s Children Camp Needs

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Earth Day

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Oak Grove-Bellemeade: Ways to Help

Would you like to share your passion for gardening? Please come and share your passion with the youth in the Bellemeade Outdoor Club. We are creating a youth vegetable garden with berry bushes; fruit trees and we also have a bee hive. We are building 30 raised...

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books on flowers- volunteers needed!

Children’s Clothing Needed

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box of clothing to be donated

Volunteer at Bellemeade Park

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Gardening

Help Support Our Neighbors

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church congregation

At Trinity we serve our neighbors both in our community and around the world.

Serve Locally with our partner organizations like the Sherbourne Food Pantry, UMFS, Feed More, Oak Grove-Bellemeade School, the Kids Club at Central UMC, Shalom Farms, Pathways, CARITAS, New Shoes for Back to School and more.  

Serve Domestically with mission trips to provide relief after disasters with UMCOR and UMVIM or via student summer mission trips.

 

 

Serve Internationally with our mission partners in Honduras with the Friends of Barnabas and with the Swahili/French language ministry.