Backpack Blessings is a new ministry starting at Trinity to help children in our community who rely on schools for their meals during the week. We want to help out by providing nutritious food and snacks for each child to enjoy on the weekends. We will provide color coordinated lunch bags that they will first receive in their backpacks filled with foods and snacks for that weekend. Then, on a weekly basis, they can return their empty lunch bag of one color to receive another round of food in a lunch bag of a different color the following weekend. We will continue this method of exchange every weekend starting on August 12 at May Nissen Park.
We are asking for your help in donating:
Plain backpacks for school use only
Monetary donations for appropriate snacks and for the specific lunch bags
Lots of volunteers to help throughout the year to fill and hand-out snacks
Lots of prayers for this ministry to successfully reach our community that needs to know that Jesus loves them.
There will be a container in the foyer in Building A starting July 9.
For more information call Pastor Bill Craig at 925-447-1848 or Betsy Dane at 925-447-4158.
ChemoCare Bag Ministry
This ministry distributes “free” handmade tote bags to those who must undergo chemotherapy. Each bag is covered in prayer and is personalized for the individual who will receive it. Inside, these bags are filled with blankets, devotionals, journals, handmade hats and many other useful and fun things. For more information or to order a bag, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Helping Hands Ministry reaches out in a variety of ways to help members of our church and citizens of the Livermore community. Helping Hands is comprised of a volunteer group of Christ-focused servants, dedicated to sharing Christ with love and prayers. The group assists seniors in the performance of many tasks around their homes, provides transportation to medical appointments and grocery shopping; a team once a month visits seniors and for those who are unable to attend church services we observe the Lord’s Supper with them.
The Ministry distributes food from the congregation-supplied pantry upon request to those having an urgent need; we provide financial counseling; and oversee weekly programs for the homeless community of Livermore. On Friday mornings from 9:00-11:00 a.m., the showers at Trinity are made available for the homeless people in our community. A hot breakfast and a change of clothing are provided as well. Volunteers from our church are here every Friday to set up, cook, clean up, and enjoy conversation with the participants. We serve 25-45 people each week. We purchase New Testaments for distribution to the homeless, pray with individuals when requested to do so, and have prayed with some to receive Christ as Lord and Savior; also, we encourage them to find jobs and strive to find homes to live in.
Helping Hands Ministry also financially supports the annual Giving Tree Committee which provides clothes and toys for needy children at Christmas time.
Contact Helping Hands at (925) 447-1848, extension 1002.
Supporting All Military (Operation:S.A.M.)
"Operation:S.A.M." is a non-profit organization that sends packages to our troops to show our support to those deployed all over the world, especially those deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
We are led by a group of dedicated volunteers and their families. We all have a mutual bond of respect and appreciation for the men and women who are unselfishly placing themselves in harm's way. Don’t forget our troops.
You can support Operation Sam by dropping off items they need. We have a box in the foyer of building B. For a complete list of items, contact the church office or go to www.operationsam.org and click on the link “How you can help”.
For more information on how you can help this ministry, please contact Cricket Lopez at (925) 819-2111.