Duet Social Concerns
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.
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.
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
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
The walk is a 1-mile, 5-mile and 10-kilometer walk through the Rose
Garden area of San Jose, California. Congregations throughout
area along with family, friends, coworkers, students and senior citizens
take steps to stop hunger.
for Humanity International*
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.
national organization provides livestock for people to feed themselves
and share. Trinity raises money by collecting aluminum cans and selling
Poverty Law Center
Southern Poverty Law Center is a social action organization that is
battles of racism through Teaching Tolerance curriculum and
bringing civil lawsuits bankrupting the Ku Klux Klan.
Methodist Committee on Relief (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.
||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.
helps support the families of prisoners in Santa Clara County jails
with food and clothing donations.
||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.
project assists in providing youth with a summer service experience
repairing and weatherizing homes of low income Native Americans.
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.
Church & Society Outreach Fund
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)
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.
Advance Specials recommended for funding by the United Methodist Church,
the California-Nevada Annual Conference, or the El Camino Real District.