Trinity supports the work of the agencies listed below. If you would like to help contact the church office or the contact person listed.
Share is a local organization whose mission is to lead the hungry and homeless to self-sufficiency by providing food, shelter, housing, education and compassion through the strength of our community.
Trinity has two teams of six people that volunteer at the Share house. We cook and serve lunch at the SHARE Homeless Shelter downtown on the 2nd and 3rd Monday of each month.
Contact: Peggy Lansverk.
Winter Homeless Overflow (WHO)
Trinity members annually volunteer to staff at least one week of the WHO shelter at St. Paul Lutheran Church. That site hosts up to 28 homeless men during the November 1st to March 31st period. Three shifts of two persons each serve as hosts from 6:30 p.m.– 7:00 a.m. Some members also help at the family shelter at St. Andrew Lutheran Church.
Contact: Bud Ferderer.
Salvation Army Christmas Giving Tree Program
For over two decades, Trinity has partnered with the Salvation Army to meet then needs of low-income families at Christmas. Hundreds of children have received gifts who otherwise would not have. In 2007 we began “adopting” families. We provide gifts for all members of the families as well as food for their holiday, through donations of cash, gifts and food.
Contact: Mary Ann Olson
F.I.S.H. (Friends in Service to Humanity)
Trinity continuously accepts donations of non-perishable food items and “gently-used” clothes which are regularly taken to St. Paul Lutheran Church where FISH operates a food and clothing distribution center. FISH welcomes volunteers to assist at the center.
Contact: Peggy Lansverk
Friends of the Carpenter (FOC)
This is a growing ministry dedicated to building positive and productive relationships between homeless persons and sincere, stable volunteers from communities of faith. Trinity provides financial support though donations by members, and the monthly sale of wood items hand-crafted by FOC volunteers and clients at their joint wood-working sessions. Volunteers are needed to staff daily FOC operations at its office/shop/warehouse complex and to assist with fund-raising events.
Lutheran Community Services Northwest
LCS NW provides a broad range of social services through Washington, Oregon and Idaho. In the mid-1990’s, Trinity opened its doors to provide a home for the agency’s work in Clark County—especially that focused on refugees and immigrants. A variety of orientation and instructional classes have been offered at Trinity, as well as office space provided in the early years—with the objective of facilitating the transition of newcomers to this country into productive residents of our community. Numerous volunteers assist with classes such as ESL, computer basics, citizenship, etc.
Community Meeting Space
Our church is a meeting place for local non-profit groups…building bridges to our community, providing opportunities for growth.
- AA: M, W, F 1:00 PM in the Activities Room
- AA 55+: T 10:00 AM in the Activities Room
- Alzheimer’s Support Group: 2nd Monday, 2:00 PM in Trinity Hall, Stolee Hall, Memorial Chapel, and the Activities Room
- LCS NW: Citizenship class; Wednesday 1:00 PM in the Northwest Classrooms
- Spinning Wheels: 4th Tuesday 6:00 PM in Stolee Hall