Relational mission is outreach that places parishioners in direct contact with others in need and their care providers in a manner that promotes mutual growth and understanding.
“Part of understanding the notion of justice is to recognize the disproportion among which we live…it takes an awful lot of living with the powerless to really understand what it is like to be powerless, to have your voice, thoughts, ideas and concerns count for very little. We, who have been given much, whose voices can be heard, have a great duty and responsibility to make our voices heard with absolute integrity for those who are powerless.”
Local Relational Missions
Mobile Food Truck Mission With the help of neighborhood volunteers from Kings Trailer Park, Holy Trinity offers support packing food into boxes and distributing it via trucks to neighborhoods in need. We are thrilled that we will continue this ministry throughout the 2019-2020 year on Saturdays. Volunteers will meet at Gigi’s cupcakes and travel to the near-by trailer park to assist with delivering food to the residents there. We hope you’ll consider signing up!
The Long Term Goal for the Food Truck Ministry is to work with neighborhood leaders to transfer knowledge regarding setting up and implementing this food distribution for the neighborhood. At that time, we could begin this relational mission in a new neighborhood.
Additional information about this mission is available in the attached power point presentation, HERE.
Mercy Medical Ministry Mission Statement: To share the love of Jesus Christ and his good news of hope by providing quality, compassionate medical care to the medically under-served in Lee County and the surrounding communities.
Mercy Medical Ministry is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is the only primary care clinic in Lee County serving a patient population that is predominately the uninsured citizens of our community. Mercy Medical has been offering primary health care for 18 years under the medical direction of Dr. Dell Crosby. The clinic runs with a small staff but heavily relies on the assistance of community volunteers to serve patients.
Ways to get involved in Mercy Medical Ministry:
~Prayer - Mercy Medical cannot effectively serve the community without the prayers of the churches and individuals who show compassion and love for those in need of medical care.
~Serve - Mercy Medical could not operate without volunteers. Currently there are a wide array of volunteers including college students in nursing, pre-med, and pharmacy as well as community volunteers serving in a variety of ways like answering the phone, assisting the nurse, scheduling patient appointments, and serving as spiritual counselors. The physician and mid-level providers provide clinics on a weekly/monthly basis.
~Give - Mercy Medical is dependent on the financial support of donors who generously support the ministry. Dr. Dell Crosby will be sharing information on his ministry with Holy Trinity parishioners during the Sunday School hour on March 31st. Come and hear about this exciting opportunity for Relational Mission!
For more information or if you are interested in volunteering at Mercy Medical Ministry please contact Jaime Adkins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Redeeming Grace Ministries envisions a program that will bridge the gap between rehabilitation/correctional facilities and long-term independent sober living. Redeeming Grace Ministries is in the beginning stages of establishing a 9-12 month residential program for women 19 years and older who desire to transform their lives and maintain recovery as thriving, contributing citizens. The program will offer Bible study, recovery, budgeting, parenting, job training and other life skill classes. This organization believes the transitional living phase they will offer is a missing component in many rehabilitation programs. The goal of Redeeming Grace Ministries is to give women the opportunity to learn and practice the skills that result in long-term restoration and recovery.
This program is based on the promises of Isaiah 61: healing, freedom, and restoration are available through a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Mission The mission of Redeeming Grace Ministries is to see people set free through the redeeming and life-transforming grace of Jesus Christ.
If you are interested in learning more about Redeeming Grace Ministries, click here.
Regional Relational Missions
Sawyerville Summer Day Camp: The mission of Sawyerville Day Camp is to broaden the horizons of participants and staff, improve race relations, and enrich the lives of those living in poverty in Hale County, Alabama and surrounding areas. In support of the Sawyerville Summer Day Camp, each year Holy Trinity Parishioners provide food, service, snacks, beach towels, and financial support. A significant portion of our 14% of giving from our parish budget also supports Sawyerville Day Camp. In addition, parishioners serve as summer interns, staff, volunteers and prayer partners. For more information about this project, click here.
Alabama Prison Birth Project Meal Ministry: Under the leadership of Stephanie Ennis, parishioners at Holy Trinity prepare a lunch on the first Monday of each month for 15 pregnant women who are prisoners at Tutwiler Prison. Each month throughout the year, six to eight parishioners provide nutritious meals to support the nutritional needs of pregnant prisoners. Holy Trinity provides lunch on the first Tuesday of each month, and food items can be dropped off the previous Monday. If you are interested in providing food, sign up here.
In September of 2017, Patrick Sserunjogi provided information to Holy Trinity about Namungo village in his country of Uganda. The village is a community of 2000 families scattered throughout a few square miles of the jungle. The village is about a 1 ½ hour drive from Kampala, the capital of Uganda. Water wells continue to be the biggest need for the families in this village, and Patrick asked Holy Trinity to consider changing the lives of the people living in this village by raising money to support the drilling of a well to provide clean water for drinking, cooking and cleaning.
In response, many generous Holy Trinity parishioners gave money to support the well along with money given by the children in their Lenten mite boxes. With additional money provided by the Glanton Trust and the Holy Trinity Endowment Fund, a 70 meter well was drilled in the summer of 2018 and is providing water to 2000 families. The villagers are thankful to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church as you can see in the video below.
The Sserunjogi family (Patrick and Sarah) returned to Holy Trinity in September 2018 to personally thank our parish for providing this valuable gift. The Sserunjogi’s personal contact has provided a bond between Holy Trinity parishioners and Namungo Village. Presently there are 2000 families sharing the one well in Namungo Village, and it is the recommendation of the World Health Organization that one bore hole well can support no more than 200 families. The long-term goal of Relation Missions is to provide additional wells until the goal of 200 families per well is met for the people in Namungo Village.
In 2019 we have raised money to support the drilling of two additional wells thanks to the faithfulness of Holy Trinity parishioners and generous donations from the Holy Trinity Korean Congregation and the Holy Trinity Men’s Group. The drilling of these wells will begin in summer 2019 and when they are completed, less than 700 families (instead of 2000) will be using each of the three wells Holy Trinity is providing.
Finally, there are preliminary plans for a mission team from Holy Trinity to visit Namungo village in Uganda to deepen our partnership and develop friendships with the families in this village. This year the Relational Mission Committee is providing (6) $500 travel grants to Holy Trinity members traveling to Namungo Village in Uganda. If you are interested in applying for one of these travel grants or in being part of a mission team from Holy Trinity, please contact Steve or Robin Duke at email@example.com.