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This page is to help keep all informed of latest changes due to the Coronavirus challenges.

Worship Services

Sunday 10:30 a.m. – Morning Prayer and Music Concert

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Wednesday 7 p.m. – Evening Prayer

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Vacation Bible School

Our VBS is online this year in Google Classroom. It will run through July 13. New content for the week will be uploaded on Mondays. Anyone with the code can access this classroom, so please feel free to share the classroom code(s) with kids or grandkids not in the area. If you’re an adult who would like to check in and see what’s going on, please feel free to join.
For Google Classroom, the person needs to have a Google account (children can use an adult’s account). You can make an account here.
If you do not have access to a home computer, device, or internet, the church office (783-843-6166) can print out activities, crafts, stories, etc., and mail them to you.
How to Access the Classroom.
  • Go to classroom.google.com and sign in to your Google account.
  • At the top right there is a small plus sign. Click the plus sign and click “join a class” from the drop-down menu.
  • Type in the code for the classroom that matches your child’s age (or the classroom that your child is most interested in). Then click “join.”
  • You can join all three classes so that if you have children with different ages, they can access all the classrooms from that Google account.
  • After you “join” a class once you will not have to do it again. The class will always be listed in classroom.google.com under that account.
CODES
Ages 4-10 Class Code: 7dbwrzi
Ages 11-15 Class Code: rcwgrtt
Ages 16 and Up Class Code: jtpnvnz
You can also follow directions from google here: https://support.google.com/edu/classroom/answer/6020297 under “join with a class code”
For info on navigating the classroom and weekly meetings, go to this link.
If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions for weekly content feel free to email me at VBS@trinitylawrence.org

 

Trinity Children’s Sunday School 

Sunday, 9:30 a.m.

Trinity Story Time

Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 a.m.

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Trinity Youth Group Meetings

 

Summer vacation

 

Current Newsletter

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Outreach Ministries

DACA

Greetings LIRIM supporters and those who have supported our DACA scholars program in the past.

Earlier this month I contacted you about our plan to continue our support of the DACA scholarship program during the restriction of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our plan to have supporters send in donations or donate online to this fund has been very successful.  So far we have raised more than $3000 this month.  That is about 75% of the way to our goal of $4000.  Thank you to all who have taken the time to donate to this very worthwhile project.
For those of you who have not had the chance to donate yet, we will still be collecting funds for the rest of the month of June.  Again, you can donate in one of two ways:
1.  Online donations can be made at www.trinitylawrence.org (find “make a donation” button; use “DACA” line for your amount; a log in/online profile should be created and a receipt will be provided).
2.  Or send a check with “DACA” on memo line to Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vermont St, Lawrence, 66044.
Remember that our usual tamale order of 1 dozen tamales would normally be $36.  If you can donate that much we’d be very pleased.  Of course, we don’t want to limit your donation amount, but this gives you an idea of the scope.
Last week, we received amazing news that the US Supreme Court ruled that the DACA program will be able to continue.  This was very unexpected and we are very excited that our scholars will be able to continue in their efforts to gain a college degree and build a career that can help them to continue their contributions to our society.  However, this is really only another temporary solution to our goal of a permanent solution and a path to full citizenship for these who have committed themselves to the country that they have grown up in and already contributed so much.  The Trump Administration has already stated that they intend to bring more action against this very worthwhile program of DACA.  In the weeks ahead LIRIM will be sending out information on how you can help to push this goal forward with some advocacy efforts in the federal government.
For now, thanks again to all of you who have stepped up to give us funds and not get any tamales in return this year.  Your selfless action and generosity is making this program a continued success.
Peace to you,
LIRIM Steering Committee

Trinity Interfaith Food Pantry

TIFP was one of the 25 Douglas County agencies working to alleviate hunger who held a ZOOM meeting on March 26th. The changes that TIFP has made in our serving procedures puts us in conformity with community wide practices.

Here is how TIFP currently operates:

Volunteers give food to patrons: Safety and social distancing procedures have been set up for patrons and volunteers. Patrons wait in line in 6-foot intervals from each other on the sidewalk next to the parking lot, which is pre-marked with red tapes. Patrons pick up their food and leave. The only data being kept is for the number of people who are served during each opening.

Volunteers place one bag of groceries and one bag of cold food on a small table on the sidewalk at the area next to the parking lot. Volunteers wait at a substantial distance from the table for patrons at another small table outside the door of the Matthews Center. After the patron leaves, a volunteer resupplies the empty table with another set of two bags of food, before another patron walks to the small table.

Volunteers pre-bag groceries in the pantry: All volunteers use hand sanitizer, paper towels and gloves that are available in the pantry at the beginning and end of their session. There is a standard list of food for each bag of food to be prepared. Volunteers in the pantry and the fridge room pre-bag food so that to reduce waiting-in-line time. All bags used – paper and plastic – are new. No recycled bags can be accepted.

TIFP volunteers close the food pantry at the day’s closing times: Volunteers sanitize tables and return them inside the pantry. About 25 bags of food are always prepared for the next day’s opening. Volunteers complete personal hand sanitation and dispose of towels and gloves before they leave the pantry.

The Monthly Harvesters food distribution will be held at First Baptist Church this Saturday, March 28, with volunteers from TIFP, churches and the community.

Send monetary contributions (bank check) that have noted in the check’s memo line: TIFP Food

Trinity Episcopal Church

1027 Vermont Street

Lawrence, KS 66044

Or you may make a donation using the Donation button below.

BackSnack continues to find ways to serve

While the Back Snack program has changed its distribution, Trinity’s program continues to find ways of serving hungry kids in Lawrence. When Back Snack was not reaching the neediest kids by offering the food packets at Trinity, Tod Sutton and Greg Hazen took quick action to put out a notice to our 12 school contacts to find how our church could best serve the students. A pilot program was conducted to deliver 60 food packs to hungry Woodlawn students the second week of April at the school site. .

The program continues to develop and reach out to the community while staying within the COVID-19 guidelines. Back Snack plans to deliver food packets to Hillcrest and Kennedy students at their individual schools during the week of April 19. We will be evaluating the program each week moving forward. Any plan will put the health and safety of our volunteers, the children and their families first.

The food distributed is provided by Harvesters. At this time, no fruit is being distributed and as a result, the BackSnack program has no expenses. While we are not in need of contributions, your prayers are very much appreciated.

You may make a monetary donation by using the Donation button below or by mailing a check..

L.I.N.K.  –

From the LINK page http://www.linklawrence.org/

L.I.N.K. Update

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen is closed. Some volunteers will be handing out bag lunches on our usual day. Since we cannot prepare and serve meals, L.I.N.K. 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,
Attn: LINK
1000 Kentucky St.
Lawrence, KS 66044

Your gift is another way to reach out to those in need during this time. Thank you!

Catherine Robins & Orean Kent
L.I.N.K. Co-Chairs

LINK page http://www.linklawrence.org/