Make A Difference

Make A Difference


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. 

Northern Illinois Food Bank | Saturday, March 24

Northern Illinois Food Bank serves 13 counties covering nearly 7,000 square miles — and helps feed over 60,000+ hungry neighbors annually! Volunteers will work in the warehouse sorting and packing food. Dress casually and wear closed-toed shoes.

You can contact Carol Zettle at:

KidStreet Playcenter & Grounds for Hope Cafe | March 26 through March 31

Spring Break is a hectic and exciting time for the Play place - it is always busy and hopping-fun non-stop! Your help is needed to mainly simply be a smiling friendly face for guests or to help out with minor toy organization or with our Journey to Easter event. Opportunities to help out will be all week from Monday, March 26 through Saturday, March 31. for more information, or to sign up to serve.



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:

March 29/30

April 29/30

May 31/June 1

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.

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 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.