Relational Mission: 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.
Local Relational Missions
Tuskegee Food Project: The Tuskegee Food Project is an initiative started 8 years ago by the Tuskegee Ministerial Association to meet the needs of people in the community experiencing food insecurity. There are several exciting new projects that have grown out of this spirit-filled initiative, including various ways parishioners can become involved. For more information about this initiative go to:
Mobile Food Truck Mission: There will be many opportunities to volunteer for a local relational mission delivering food from the East Alabama Food bank to a food insecure trailer park in Opelika. With the help of neighborhood volunteers, we will pack food into boxes and distribute it. We are partnering with neighborhood leaders to determine the best dates for delivery of food from the East Alabama Food Bank. Dates for these deliveries will soon be established for the 2018/2019 program year, and Holy Trinity parishioners are invited to volunteer. A Signup Genius will be available on this website once dates are finalized. Please contact Christina Wood at email@example.com if you or your Holy Trinity church group are interested in volunteering to deliver on one of the designated dates.
The Long Term Goal for the Food Truck Ministy is to work with neighborhood leaders
Over the next two years the relational outreach committee will 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.
REGIONAL RELATIONAL MISSIONS
Pete and Angie Spakman have been called to minister to children of prisoners incarcerated in Alabama. They have built a home for many of these children on donated land in Wetumpka, Alabama and subsequently have built a school for the children to attend. For more information about this initiative go to: http://adullamhouse.org/ .
Holy Trinity Parishioners are invited to volunteer to provide respite for Adullam workers on the weekends. This could involve holding babies and changing diapers. This would also involve playing with and supervising children so that weekday childcare workers can be at home with their own families. With over 50 children living at this facility, there are several birthdays to celebrate each month. Parishioners are invited to sponsor a child on their birthday providing some requested gifts and a birthday cake. As a parish, we will have a drive to supply diapers and baby supplies for the babies and toddlers at Adullam House. If you would like to volunteer to support one of the initiatives at Adullam House contact Melissa Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org. A Signup Genius for various volunteer opportunities will soon be available on this site.
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, 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 staff, volunteers and prayer partners. For more information about this project go to: https://www.sawyerville.org/about.html. Parishioners are asked to bring granola bars to the church office to be distributed as a healthy snack for the children attending the camp this summer.
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 use this link to sign up:
If you would like to know more about the Alabama Prison Birth Project Ministry go to: https://www.prisonbirth.org/why-we-do-this
To witness a “shout out” to Holy Trinity go to: https://www.prisonbirth.org/copy-of-about
In September of 2017, Patrick Sserunjog, provided information about Namungo village in his country of Uganda. In this village, there is a significant need for a well to provide water for drinking, cooking and cleaning. To help raise the $8,000 to $10,000 needed, Patrick provided handmade goods from Uganda to be sold to the parish in a “marketplace” in the narthex with all profits going toward the construction of a well. In addition to money raised from the sale of the Ugandan products, additional money was raised for this project when money from the children’s Lenten mite boxes was given to support the well. Presently $2500 has been raised toward the purchase of a well for Namungo.
The Primary Goal is to raise $6,000 to $7,000 to provide a well for the villageof Namungo. Contact Dara Duggan if you would like to donate to this project.