Make A Difference

Make A Difference

Serving Opportunities

Family Shelter Service Mega Yard Sale 

Trinity is hosting a sale of housewares and clothing items, benefitting the awesome charity of Family Shelter Service, who help families in need of support due to domestic violence in our Dupage County area. JOIN US TO MAKE A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE!

Shop: Pre-sale: Friday, Sept 21, 5:00 to 8:00 pm. 
Shop: Sale: Saturday, Sept 22, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Volunteer: various times, Sept 9 to Sept 23
Donate:  ONLY hangers or shopping bags.  NO OTHER DONATIONS CAN BE ACCEPTED!
More info: Email



It’s not just a pad on the floor… “PADS” stands for Public Action to Deliver Shelter. DuPage County’s PADS agency began in 1985 as an overnight shelter for the winter season. Today, they provide interim (overnight) and permanent housing, along with vital support services -- case management, life coaching, educational and employment counseling. Working with 28 congregations throughout our county, DuPage PADS offers shelter 365 nights a year.

Trinity supports DuPage PADS by offering summer interim housing at the Kimberly Way location on Thursday nights. During the rest of the year, Trinity provides staffing and meals on the 5th Sundays at Community United Methodist Church in downtown Naperville (located at Benton & Center St) and on the 5th Thursdays at St. Margaret Mary in Naperville (at Green Trails Dr. and Naper Blvd).

Next Serving Opportunities:


CUMC = Community United Methodist Church @ 20 N. Center St, downtown Naperville
SMMP = St. Margaret Mary Parish @ 1450 Green Trails Dr, Naperville 
Aug 23/24 @ TKW
Aug 30/31 @ TKW
Sep 15 - PADS Run/Walk
Sep 30/Oct 1 @ CUMC
Nov 29/30 @ SMMP
Dec 30/31 @ CUMC
Jan 31/Feb 1 @ SMMP
Mar 31/Apr 1 @ CUMC
May 30/31 @ SMMP

How do I sign up to serve at PADS?

Online signups for shifts and food are available now on


Prior to serving at a PADS site, you will need to be registered with DuPage PADS

For ages 12-18, please read the Youth Policy, and fill out the application.

If you would like more information about serving opportunities with our PADS ministry (we LOVE small groups!), please contact Michelle Bratton at or 630-863-3430.


DuPagePads Run 4 Home 5/10k, annual PADS walk on September 15 .  Join team Trinity Lisle,  or contact Michelle at


Disaster Response Team

The Trinity Disaster Response Team seeks to be prepared to respond to all sorts of emergency needs in the community, both local and regional. Be it storm, flood, or other forces that disrupt the normal infrastructure of families or communities, we will learn skills, gather material, and find funds to respond. Periodic training sessions are offered in Muck Out, Mold Abatement, Tarp and Patch, Chain Saw, First Aid, and CPR by the Lutheran Emergency Response Team or Lutheran Church Charities. If you have skills and abilities you’d like to contribute to answering the needs of disaster situations, or simply helping out with local projects contact Marge Franzen about getting your skills into our database, ongoing training that will be offered, and upcoming service. We also practice our skills by meeting individual needs right here. Contact Ed Boerman for information about team meetings or upcoming service.