Feed My Starving Children | November 4
Trinity is co-sponsoring with Peace Lombard & St. John's Lombard a Feed My Starving children mobile food packing event on November 4 at the Odeum in Villa Park. All of our This is Us small groups should be participating and we want all of Trinity to be included in this awesome event! It is an excellent opportunity to take action to show who the "us" really is! Invite your friends and neighbors too! Here are a few items to note:
Now is the time to sign-up to volunteer - There is a special private registration for the members of Peace Lombard, St. John's Lombard and Trinity Lisle Lutheran churches now until October 6. This is a limited private registration time and we want everyone to sign up early. You can sign up for yourself and your guests that we want you to invite as well such as your friends and neighbors. This special multi-organizational FMSC mobile packing event will be a day filled with much joy for all participating. There will be three shifts.
If you want to register you will need the passcode: livelove
Fundraising efforts are in full swing right now for this event. As you may know, FMSC always seeks to raise the funds to cover all the meals packed. With the amazing size of the space at the Odeum, we are hoping to raise significant funds so we can pack more meals. Please prayerfully consider making a one-time donation to this event. Trinity is looking to make a significant contribution to this event. Overall, we are hoping to pack about 400,000 meals and to get funds to cover that Trinity and all the partners in this project would like to raise over $80,000 between all of the fundraising efforts. You can make a financial contribution through the FMSCwebsite at the link below, or you can make a designated contribution to Trinity. Just write FMSC on the check or on your envelope to designate the funds to go for FMSC. Don't forget to consider company match programs as you make your contributions. FMSC is on most company approved lists for matching. To get the company match you will likely need to contribute through the FMSC website.
Need some ideas on how to serve in the community? We have some ideas on how to help you get started. Many of these serving opportunities will be great for the whole family to spend some time together. Some events will have limited space and fill up quickly so make sure you sign up today. Contact Carol Wood if you would like more information.
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).
How do I sign up to serve at PADS?
Online signups for shifts and food are available now on SignUp.com.
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.
We can always use small toiletries like soap, shampoo, toothpaste, and deodorant. Please drop them off at Trinity Kimberly Way or Trinity Green Trails in the storage bins located at the north entrances, in a bag marked "PADS"
If you would like more information about serving opportunities with our PADS ministry (we LOVE small groups!), please contact Michelle Bratton at email@example.com or 630-863-3430.
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 up coming service. We also practice our skills by meeting individual needs right here. Contact Ed Boerman for information about team meetings or upcoming service.