Reach Out

For additional information,please contact the church office at 541-382-5542.

Focus on Outreach is of primary importance for many Trinity parishioners, and is supported by the Rector and Vestry.  Parishioners are quick to respond with their hearts and services to those in need, both with person-to-person connections and through major ministries.  Parishioners also “reach out” to address the underlying causes of social and environmental problems that affect all of us.  Related ministries at Trinity including the following.

ALTERNATIVE CHRISTMAS:  an opportunity to balance the materialism of Christmas shopping craziness.  A way is offered to make donations to Episcopal Relief and Development, Family Kitchen, Cove/COPY, or Condega – and cards are provided to friends and family about a gift/donation made in their honor.

BAZAAR AND BAKE SALE: raises money for the Trinity Outreach Commission by making and selling items for the fall bake sale

CENTRAL OREGON NEIGHBOR LOVE: teams of individuals from the various faith communities in Bend who are working to move forward for immigrant justice.

CHRISTMAS GIVING: collects, organizes and delivers Christmas food gift cards, and special gifts to children, to make Christmas merrier for local families

CONDEGA PROJECT:  an international outreach of Trinity to the people of Condega, Nicaragua.  Each year a group from the church visits Condega, taking school supplies and funds to support a dormitory for deaf children, school uniforms, medicine and other projects.  The Condega Project is a member of the nonprofit Bend Sister City Foundation and supports efforts to build a relationship between the people of Bend and the people of Condega.

COVE/C.O.P.Y.:   with Central Oregon Partnership for Youth sends kids to summer camp at Cove, Oregon

EPISCOPAL RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT (ERD):  Trinity supports ERD’s mission to provide community development and disaster relief in the United States and 40 other countries by conducting two major fundraisers:  an Alternative Christmas during Advent, and a Hope Chest Project during Lent.  ERD helps 3 million people annually by working directly with church and other partners to empower people to find lasting solutions to poverty, hunger and disease.

FAMILY KITCHEN:  multi-church meal service to the hungry.  Church and community volunteers help prepare and serve the meals.  Five Trinity members lead teams at the Kitchen.

FAMILY KITCHEN BREAD TEAM:  picks up bread from local stores and delivers the donation to Family Kitchen.

HIGHWAY CLEANUP:  periodically cleans a section of US Highway 20.

OUTREACH COMMISSION:  facilitates Trinity’s connection to outreach activities

PEACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE: social justice outreach activities, education and advocacy.

PREP SQUAD:  teens prepare food for Family Kitchen.

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