Trinity United Methodist Church
583 East Fremont Avenue • Sunnyvale, CA USA 94087
Phone 1 408 739-1601

PASTOR: Henry Kim

Growing and Sharing in the Spirit of Christ

Church & Society
INDEX

• Outreach Mission

• Local Missions
• World Missions

 

Outreach
Church and Society
Duet Social Concerns

Trinity's Church and Society mission area works to make our contributions felt in a needy world. Our goal is to give attention to local and larger community ministries of compassion, justice, and advocacy. Each project is researched and studied to assure our money is spent wisely. The 2002 Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church directs our outreach to include church and society, global ministries, higher education and campus ministry, health and welfare, Christian unity and interreligious concerns, religion and race, and the status and role of women.

During the Advent season, many Trinity members elect to give a gift in the name of a loved one in lieu of purchasing a gift. Gifts are encouraged throughout the year for special occasions. A gift card is sent to the person you honor when the donation is deposited in the offering plate or mailed to the church office. We believe this is a creative alternative to other traditional gifts.

"For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you took me into your home, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me." Matthew 25:35-36
Suggestions for Giving
World Missions Crop Walk An annual walk-a-thon in the South Bay, the Crop Walk raises funds to combat hunger through Church World Service. Local, national and international hunger relief organizations benefit. The walk is a 1-mile, 5-mile and 10-kilometer walk through the Rose Garden area of San Jose, California. Congregations throughout the area along with family, friends, coworkers, students and senior citizens take steps to stop hunger.
  Habitat for Humanity International* Habitat for Humanity, working in partnership with low income families, builds simple, well-constructed, affordable houses in the United States and around the world. Volunteer labor and donations of materials, land and money from churches, businesses, foundations and individuals make it possible to build affordable housing.  Silicon Valley Habitat for Humanity, Inc., is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International.
 

 Heifer Project International*

This national organization provides livestock for people to feed themselves and share. Trinity raises money by collecting aluminum cans and selling coupon books.
  Southern Poverty Law Center The Southern Poverty Law Center is a social action organization that is winning battles of racism through Teaching Tolerance curriculum and bringing civil lawsuits bankrupting the Ku Klux Klan.
  United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)* UMCOR responds to natural disaster relief in the United States and more than eighty countries. Trinity supports UMCOR through gifts of money and material goods. Additional information can be found at the United Methodist Church web site.
Local Missions Family Supportive Housing, Inc.*

Based in San Jose, this agency's mission is to provide shelter and supportive services to homeless families in Santa Clara County, to empower them to move from homelessness to self-sufficiency in our community.

 

West Valley Community Services and Sunnyvale Community Services

Trinity supports these local agencies through fund raisers and volunteer hours.

 

Friends Outside

Trinity helps support the families of prisoners in Santa Clara County jails with food and clothing donations.
  Santa's Helpers Founded more than 20 years ago as an independent charitable organization, Santa's Helpers provide Christmas toys for hundreds of homeless and near-homeless children. Twelve months of the year members gather to make draw-string bags, wooden cars, stuffed animals and collect various items such as coloring books, crayons, tooth paste and tooth brushes for distribution at Christmas time. The group meets the third Saturday of each month from 10 AM to 12 noon. Older children are welcome to participate. In early December a bag filling party is held to fill the bags for distribution.
  Sierra Service Project* This project assists in providing youth with a summer service experience repairing and weatherizing homes of low income Native Americans.
  Sunnyvale FISH Trinity supports the FISH food and clothes closet. A FISH box is located in the church entryway for accepting clothes donations. Sponsored by many churches in the area, the annual FISH Junque Sale is held in our Sanctuary the first weekend in November.
  Trinity's Church & Society Outreach Fund Monies are distributed throughout the year for local individuals and families, emergency needs due to natural disasters, and other causes deemed worthy of church support.
 
Volunteers in Mission
 (VIM)
and
CARE-A-VANers
Volunteers from Trinity travel throughout the California-Nevada Conference and the world repairing, painting and building for churches, homes and Conference camps that have been damaged by disaster or are in need of repair or rebuilding. Favorite assignments are in Mexico and Hawaii as well as local and Northern California areas. The CARE-A-VANers from Trinity travel by RV to various locations throughout the United States and Mexico to repair or rebuild where needed.
 *Designates Advance Specials recommended for funding by the United Methodist Church, the California-Nevada Annual Conference, or the El Camino Real District.
 
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