This page is to help keep all informed of latest changes due to the Coronavirus challenges.
10:30 a.m. – Sunday Service & Music Concert-
7 p.m. – Evening Prayer
Trinity Children’s Sunday School
Sunday, 9:30 a.m. on our Facebook page Facebook Link
Trinity Youth Group Meetings
Meetings of our Middle and High school members are on hold at this time due to the virus.
Trinity Interfaith Food Pantry
We are deeply saddened by the loss of our faithful and longtime volunteer, Holly Hulburt. He was known by many of our patrons and they greeted him with cheer and respect. We knew that Holly had a personal and professional presence in the community with people in need. He met all with his friendly and gentle manner, listened to people’s needs or caught up with people who wanted to share news of their lives with him. Serving others gladly was in Holly’s heart and at his very core…and we will greatly miss him.
Trinity Interfaith Food Pantry (TIFP) was open seven days in February, 2021 and served 185 households. TIFP has served 366 households in January and February of this new year. TIFP was open 100 days in 2020 and served 2,679 households and approximately 7,000 household members. Our expenses from Harvesters has been greatly reduced by
TIFP expenses for purchasing food from Harvesters and locally was $ 535.69. The total retail value of food distributed in January, 2021 was $ 3,591.00. Our expenses for food purchased through Harvesters has been significantly reduced by 90 per cent or more, due to the recognition by Harvesters of the extreme need for food pantries across the nation and their desire to make food as accessible, as possible to all food panties and meal programs. We continue to make local food purchases for the foods that we need.
We are greatly appreciative and thankful for the generous donations of money by parishioners at Trinity Church and the partner churches which continue to be used to fill our shelves for people who come to the food pantry on Tuesday and Saturday mornings.
Back Snack Remains a Vital Resource to Lawrence Kids
Winter weather is here and kids in school or those learning virtually have needs that are the same as every year – to know they live in a caring and generous community. Back Snack helps do just that for Lawrence students.
As you may remember, the Back Snack program has traditionally supplemented the weekly snacks with fresh fruit – an apple or orange was an added treat. These extras were made possible by our generous donors. Because of COVID-related issues with distribution, the fresh fruit was omitted this year. As the funds were already in the budget, Back Snack coordinators, Tod Sutton and Greg Hazen, decided to use this money to purchase 300 sets of hats and gloves to hand out in December.
The Back Snack weekly distribution was handled differently this year as a result of the remote learning phases instituted by the school system. The recently-adopted hybrid schedule lets our volunteers get more food to the kids. Back Snack is currently serving approximately 150 students per week to six schools. It is expected an additional school will be added soon.
A special thank you to our volunteers during this time. To this point, the program has been less manpower-intensive than in prior years to minimize contact points and protecting the volunteers, students and school coordinators we serve. We share your hope that we will be able to reach all our schools in the near future.
While we currently have sufficient funds to continue the Back Snack program, your continued prayers for our service to Lawrence students and families are very much appreciated.
From the LINK page http://www.linklawrence.org/
Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the kitchen remains closed. Some volunteers will be handing out bag lunches on our usual day. Since we cannot prepare and serve meals, LINK would appreciate monetary donations to help with the cost of the lunches. If you wish to contribute, please send a check made out to L.I.N.K., and mail it to:
First Christian Church,
1000 Kentucky St.
Lawrence, KS 66044
Please note Trinity Episcopal Church on the memo line. Your gift is another way to reach out to those in need during this time. Thank you!
Catherine Robins & Orean Kent
LINK page http://www.linklawrence.org/
Greetings LIRIM supporters and those who have supported our DACA scholars program in the past.