Outreach

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Holy Trinity preschoolers lend a hand at the food pantry.

The people at Holy Trinity live out our parish motto, “Come in to worship; go out to serve,” through a variety of outreach ministries.

Holy Trinity’s Food Pantry

Our Food Pantry is by far our largest outreach ministry. Parishioners donate canned goods and money to support this ministry, and volunteers of all ages are involved in shopping and assembling bags of food each week. The bags go to hungry families and individuals from Fayetteville and surrounding areas.

Partnership with Margaret Willis Elementary School

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church partners with our neighbors at Margaret Willis Elementary School to provide support for the students, families and staff. We work closely with the school social worker to identify specific needs. Examples of our outreach efforts include:

  • Collecting school supplies, shoes, socks and underwear for back-to-school and coats for cold weather
  • Adopting families for Thanksgiving and Christmas
  • Providing a monetary grant from Mayfair funds to support additional student needs not covered by the school’s limited budget (i.e., field trip funds, classroom technology, etc.)
  • Supporting family needs by offering “shopping vouchers” for our annual Mayfair event to families in need

Supporting this ministry is easy and specific activities are publicized on the church Facebook page, bulletins and announcements.

Download a poster.

CARE Clinic Meals

Holy Trinity parishioners provide dinner once a month for the volunteers at the CARE Clinic, which provides free quality health care to eligible uninsured, low income adults who live in Cumberland County. A number of parishioners also offer their medical and dental skills at the Clinic.

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Haggling experts at the Mayfair Yard Sale

May Fair

May Fair is Holy Trinity’s annual yard sale, held the first Saturday of May. All of the proceeds support outreach ministries both in our community and around the world.

Other Outreach Efforts

Church members serve on a variety of non-profit boards and participate in numerous charitable activities.  Current and past examples include serving the homeless guests of the Family Promise of Fayetteville (formerly Cumberland Interfaith Hospitality Network); supporting the Center for Economic Empowerment and Development (CEED) and the Child Advocacy Center; and walking in the annual CROP Walk.

Holy Trinity also supports outreach ministries in the wider Episcopal Church and in the world through the United Thank Offering, and Episcopal Relief and Development.