What a blessing it is to be a blessing to others! Below are some opportunities to reach out and share God's love beyond Trinity's walls. If you'd like to find out more about these opportunities, please talk with the contact person listed or call the church office.
All Peoples Church
As a partner with All Peoples, Trinity supports this community of faith in Milwaukee's central city with prayer, financial resources (supported through our mission envelopes), and sharing ideas, time and talents of our members. We are always looking for ways to enhance our relationship for the sake of Jesus Christ in the world. In the past we've eaten and worshiped together during a Lenten service at Trinity, provided lunch for the Kids Working to Succeed program, and worshiped together at All Peoples. We look forward to continuing to grow together as people of faith.
Their contact information is:
All Peoples Church
2600 N. 2nd St.
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Bread of Healing Clinic
The Bread of Healing Clinic (breadofhealingclinic.org) began as a ministry of Cross Lutheran Church, established with the support of community partners (UW-Madison Medical School, Aurora Health Care, other local churches). It continues now as a separately incorporated organization, holding clinics at Cross Lutheran Church, Eastbrook Church and Florist Clinic at Traveler's Rest Ministries. They provide:
- High-quality medical care for people with chronic illnesses, who are working but are without access to health insurance. The clinic dispenses only a few pills at a time so that patients come back to be monitored and then receive more medication.
- Education for patients and for volunteers to learn more about the treatment of chronic illnesses in patients who most often experience disparities in care.
- Opportunities to experience, request, and offer healing for all of us (patient, provider, volunteer).
- Health care for patients in between health insurance coverages.
Empty prescription bottles (please completely remove the labels and the adhesive left on the bottles, and wash out the bottles so there's no danger of mixing the residue of your medication with a new medication)
Family Promise of Ozaukee County (familypromiseoz.org) is an interfaith network of churches who come together to provide homeless families and single women with shelter, basic needs and assistance as they seek permanent housing. Churches take turns providing hospitality, meals and safe housing. Trinity supports St. John Lutheran in Grafton when it's their turn to host.
For more information, contact Donna Kramer or Rosa Cyrier.
Located in Grafton, Family Sharing (familysharingozaukee.org) is a nonprofit community organization that provides food to people in need in Ozaukee County. All donations of food are distributed directly to those who need it, at no charge. In addition, they provide clothing, furniture, household items, school supplies, new winter jackets for children, and information and referrals.
Lions Clubs International
Donate glasses and change someone's life. Imagine if you could help a child read. An adult succeed in his job. A senior maintain her independence. And provide a community with more opportunities to grow and thrive. Every day, the recycled eyeglass programs of Lions Clubs (lionsclubs.org) do all of this and more.
Lutheran World Relief Parish Projects
Empowered by God's unconditional love in Jesus Christ, Lutheran World Relief (lwr.org) envisions a world in which each person and every generation lives in justice, dignity, and peace. LWR works with partners in 50 countries to help people grow food, improve health, strengthen communities, end conflict, build livelihoods and recover from disasters.
Put your faith into action. Share tools for better health, education, and comfort by donating supplies to make quilts and assemble kits. We have ongoing collections throughout the year that are shipped in October.
Personal Care Kits
When LWR distributes Personal Care Kits, it's often to people who have lost everything. In the wake of an earthquake, or having fled from violence as their homes were overtaken, they clasp a towel from a faraway place, with a bar of soap, a toothbrush ... and washing up, they know that they have not been forsaken by the world. The very simple gesture of giving a Personal Care Kit can give someone the encouragement to start anew, starting with a bath. You can share God's grace and love by providing that simple comfort.
1 Light-weight bath-size towel (between 20"◊40" & 52"◊27"), dark color recommended
2 Bath-size bars (4 to 5 oz.) of soap, original wrapping
1 Adult-size toothbrush in its original packaging
1 Sturdy comb (no hair picks)
1 Metal nail clippers (attached file optional)
For more information, contact Jeanne Mueller.
You can also enjoy and purchase fair-trade coffee in Trinity's dining room. The Mt. Meru Coffee Project (mtmerucoffee.org) is focused on providing fairly traded Tanzanian coffee, building grower-to-consumer relationships around a great cup of coffee, and developing a sustainable coffee marketplace for the growers of a truly high quality AA Tanzanian coffee. We like to say, Doing Justice Never Tasted So Good!