Community Minisitries

Caring for others – whether they be next door, out in the county, or around the globe – is a primary ministry for the members of Trinity – expressed in many ways on multi platforms, and in really creative ways.

We begin with care for our neighborhood and local community. Simultaneously, we diligently support the ELCA (our national church organization) World Hunger Campaign, ELCA Malaria Initiative, and various other national and international advocacies partnering with the Virginia Synod and ELCA.

A brief selection of Trinity’s “God’s Work, Our Hands” community ministries include:

  • Just4Kidz: afterschool enrichment program for ‘latchkey’ children
  • Support WATTS (winter homeless shelter) with meals, toiletries, clothing
  • Monthly support to C-CAP (local food bank) and food pantry at local United Methodist Church
  • Free monthly Community Meals for 100+ elderly and disadvantaged
  • Christmas Eve gifts for needy newborns and at Winchester and Warren Memorial hospital’s
  • Annual Fall Coat Drive: “gently-used” winter outerwear for homeless programs and school children; over 600 coats donated since 2011
  • Monthly Noisy Offering collection of pocket change for variety of outside community agencies
  • Little Red Wagon diaper and wipes drive for community prenatal care services
  • MAMA Bags: clothing, food and backpacks for Winter and Spring breaks
  • Birthday gifts through the local County Social Services Dept. for children in their care
  • Sewing for the Savior: blankets for nursing homes; quilts for high school grads, and newly-baptized
  • Community-wide Trunk or Treat for Halloween
  • Advent and Lent Concerts featuring local musicians
  • Annual community Blessing of the Animals
  • In-house Shenandoah University Student/Faculty Art Gallery showcases outstanding creativity
  • Care Packages: college students, deployed military, and shut-ins
  • Transportation to members of limited means
  • Operation Christmas Child boxes
  • Community Vacation Bible School
  • Gowns for His Glory: prom gowns and accessories for needy area high school students
  • Souper Bowl food pantry soup collection
  • Pet Food collection for stray “town dog”
  • Seasonal Craft Bazaars, bake and food sales, chili cook-off to benefit 36 family Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets
  • Family Fun Land at annual Newtown Community Festival
  • Mother’s Day Salad & Soup Bar and Father’s Day BBQ luncheons

We believe God calls Trinity to an ever-expanding role of advocacy, justice, and care for all God’s children and creation. And we’d be honored if you chose to be a part!

Trinity’s “God’s Work, Our Hands” community ministries
Trinity’s “God’s Work, Our Hands” community ministries