This page is to help keep all informed of latest changes due to the Coronavirus challenges.
Sunday 10:30 a.m. – Morning Prayer and Music Concert
Wednesday 7 p.m. – Evening Prayer
Trinity Children’s Sunday School and Story time
Sunday, 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 a.m.
Trinity Youth Group Meetings
All youth across the diocese are invited to join via Zoom Thursdays 7 p.m. We will play a joint game, split into Middle School and High School groups for sharing and discussion, and then have joint prayer.
Zoom meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82965464783?pwd=TWZIZjFQZzI3d2NsV1krc1didG9XUT09
Meeting ID: 829 6546 4783
When you join the meeting, you first will be put in a “Waiting Room” and need to be added to the meeting by the meeting host. Make sure to type in your name correctly so the host recognizes you and adds you to the meeting.
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..
From the LINK page http://www.linklawrence.org/
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,
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
LINK page http://www.linklawrence.org/