Outreach Ministries Update

PRAYER BLANKET MINISTRY

Trinity has six seniors who graduated from high school this May.  To honor them, the United Methodist Women and the Men’s Club gave each graduate a prayer blanket to keep them warm and to tell them that they are in the thoughts and prayers of Trinity’s congregation.

The women and men who have been the fringe cutters have finished about 10 blankets.  These blankets are ready to be given away when a request comes in.  Therefore, there will NOT be any cutting sessions for a while.

If you know of a church member, family member or friend that you think would benefit from having a blanket given to them, please contact Nancy McNaughton or Pastor Dan.

MISSIONARY VISIT

Missionaries, Tshala Mwengo, and his wife, Betty Tshala, from Zambia visited Trinity on Sunday, May 26.  They presented a slide show between services, led the children’s lesson during the church service, and gave the Rainbow Covenant presentations.  Everyone was impressed with them and the work they are doing to teach sustainable agriculture to their people and to improve their nutrition.  One thousand dollars were donated to the Rainbow Covenant to help fund their work.  It was the largest amount collected by far for a Rainbow Covenant offering.  Thank you, Trinity, for your generosity.

Feed My Starving Children LogoFEED MY STARVING CHILDREN

The next packing session is Monday, June 18th, starting at 6:00 pm.  Please register in the Narthex.

Center of Concern offers home-sharing program

A social service agency in Park Ridge offers a home-sharing program that matches homeowners who have extra space in their home or condo with individuals who need affordable housing.

The Center of Concern, founded in 1978, facilitates the home-sharing arrangements through screenings, introductory visits and ongoing support. Homeowners receive income or help, while the home-seeker benefits from the opportunity for more affordable housing.

In 2011, Center of Concern placed 88 persons in home-sharing arrangements. The program has received a Best Practice award from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for its approach to affordable housing.

For more information, visit  www.centerofconcern.org/sharing.html, call 823-0453 or e-mail housing@centerofconcern.org.

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