Ministries

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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. In April 2014, Holy Trinity distributed 163 bags of food.

Partnership with Margaret Willis Elementary School

Holy Trinity Episcopal has partnered with our neighbors at Margaret Willis Elementary School to provide support for those students and their families. In the 2013-2014 school year, our outreach efforts included:

  • Donating gently used and new winter coats to over 15 students (thanks to our preschool families for the donations)
  • Adopting 7 families (identified by the school social worker) for Thanksgiving and Christmas aid.
  • Preparing Spring baskets for 30 students (distributed by the school social worker)
  • Approving a $2500 grant from Holy Trinity’s endowment. The funds will give support to students, families, and staff of the school beyond what is permitted by the school’s very limited budget. Expenditures are at the discretion of the school administration, and have included: emergency lodging, lunch money, supplies for the science lab, parties for 2nd and 5th graders, support for staff and tutor development.
  • Volunteering to proctor end of year exams.
  • Purchasing school supplies not covered by budgeted funds.

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

Holy Trinity participates with St. John’s Episcopal Church to serve the homeless guests of the Cumberland Interfaith Hospitality Network (CIHN). Members of Holy Trinity are key leaders at the Center for Economic Empowerment and Development and the Child Advocacy Center. Recently, our congregation has participated in fundraising for 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.