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
Trinity Interfaith Food Pantry (TIFP) was open nine days in January, 2021 and served 171 households. TIFP was open 100 days in 2020 and served 2,679 households and approximately 7,000 household members.
TIFP expenses for purchasing food from Harvesters and locally was $ 621.21. The total retail value of food distributed in January, 2021 was $ 3,591.00. Harvesters has reduced food costs and has temporarily waived its charges for nonperishable foods in January and for the next four months as a way to ease the financial challenges of food pantries during the pandemic which is a benefit to TIFP.
TIFP continues to serve people who come for food with pre-bagged groceries outside the Matthews Center. The number of people served any day can range from 13 people to 40 people. The variation is related to the city’s initiative to shelter people overnight in motels at Sixth and Iowa. We have observed that there are people who come for food who we do not recognize and have not regularly served. The extreme level of need of people is sometimes, painfully visible.
Our volunteers and donors are generous and have become creative about finding ways to meet our patrons’ needs including hand-crocheted hats, gloves, socks, food items as frozen orange juice, hot drink mixes, along with custom-materials for packaging one-half dozen eggs, and providing pet food.
We continue our deep appreciation 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 afternoons 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.
Vacation Bible School links will still stay active through December
- 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.