Outreach

imageOur ministries of prayer and hospitality reach out to the larger world, and specifically to needs in our community.

Prayer Chain:  Prayer is a profound component of our faith and ministry at Trinity.  Our prayer chain is a group of parishioners who pray daily for the needs of our world and for individuals.  To request prayer, or to join our prayer circle, email stephenson@amtelecom.net.

Seasonal Community Events:  We hold events for the whole family, casual and fun, to mark the seasons of the year in our lakeside village.  On a Sunday afternoon in early spring, we hold a Blessing of the Nets at the harbour.  On the Saturday of Easter weekend, join us for the annual Easter Egg Hunt in the churchyard.  On Halloween, stop by the church with your children for Treats @ Trinity.  Two new events are the ‘Away In A Manger’: A Nativity Scene Festival in December, and the Vintage Tea and Garden Party in June.  Watch the News menu on our homepage for details of these events.

Ladies’ Guild Prayer Shawl Ministry:  The women of Trinity provide handmade prayer shawls to the sick and the shut-in.  We knit and crochet at home, and together at monthly meetings through the winter.  We also knit hats for newborns for the FreshStart program.  To join us, or to request a shawl for a friend and family member, email us at info@TrinityPortBurwell.ca.

Community GardenCommunity Garden: A continuing project begun as part of our 175th Anniversary celebrations in 2011, the garden is a group of raised vegetable beds at the Parish Hall.  Local school children decorate the beds with brightly-painted picket fence corners.  The bountiful harvest is freely offerred to our community.  If you are interested in actively participating in planting and maintaining the garden, or know of someone who would benefit from our harvest, email us at info@TrinityPortBurwell.ca or nelson1@amtelecom.net.

Port Burwell Public School Breakfast Program:  We contribute funds so that our local school can provide a nourishing breakfast to every child.

Food For Families:  We are able to respond quickly to requests for urgent food needs for local families.  We also work with our Public School to assist families in need.  Please telephone or email Father Robert for assistance: 519-318-4430; rlclifford@sympatico.ca.

Fresh Start:  We support this St. Thomas-based program – www.fsms.ca – with donations of funds, baby supplies and knitted hats for newborns.  Fresh Start’s mission is to share Christ’s love with pregnant and parenting women in crisis and to improve the quality of life for them and their children.  Its services include a Group Home, a semi-independent Support Housing Apartment, a Pregnancy Support Centre, and Transitional Community Support to assist residents when they are ready to move on to independent living.

Corner Cupboard: We support our local food bank, located in Aylmer and serving the communities of East Elgin, with funding and food supplies.