By Eileen Gilmer
Welcome to 2016! Some of us are wondering where 2015 went, while others among us are happy to see the light of the brand new year. Either way, we get a fresh start. Have you thought about what you would like to do in 2016? Maybe you’re hoping to get in shape, keep in touch with your loved ones, or maybe your plan is to strengthen your relationship with our God.
Your Trinity staff is always available to help you with that last one. We are happy to help you find the right Bible study. And, if you want to get more involved at Trinity, we can help guide you to the area that’s the best fit for your God-given gifts.
Here are a few ways you can jump in and make a difference:
Christ House: Christ House is the only medical facility for the homeless of the District. We make lunch one Saturday a month for the residents and staff. You do not need to be a chef and you’ll be paired with someone who has done this before. Contact Connie Jeremiah at firstname.lastname@example.org. Next date: Jan. 16.
Shepherd‘s Center: This vital ministry provides rides to doctors’ appointments and the drug/grocery store for elderly local residents. No long term commitment is needed and they’ll work around your schedule. Contact them at email@example.com.
Martha’s Table: Buy bread or deliver the sandwiches we make on the second Sunday of each month. Contact Barb Long to volunteer: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are other ways you can help through donations:
* Imagine No Malaria – A child dies from malaria every minute. Ten dollars can buy a life-saving net.
* Stop Hunger Now – Half of the world’s malnourished people are children. For 29 cents you can buy a nutrient-rich meal.
* Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) – Nearly 900 million people lack access to clean water. Help them get access to water for drinking, bathing and agriculture.
Make your donation out to Trinity UMC. In the memo line write the name of the group you want to help.
We are called to be the hands and feet of Jesus. Join us in this mission. “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Matt 25:40