Supporting the Community

A Thank You from the Gathering Place
The Gathering Place would like to report the amazing thing that happened in 2017. The Emmaus Kitchen served 12,045 meals, the shelter provided over 4,000 showers, offered laundry service to 150 families and individuals, the men’s shelter provided 4,303 stays for men in need. They offered groceries and helped with hotel rooms for families, provided fuel, paid utility bills, provided rental assistance and transportation to those in need.
Beyond the day to day operations and events, they provide ministry programs to the lost and offer parenting classes through the court systems. They work with Georgetown College to offer church services every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. They encourage growth through NA, AA and Celebrate Recovery. They believe that sharing the love of Jesus with others is the main focus of the mission.

These blessings would not be possible if it wasn’t for all the hard work, dedication and donations of our community.
The Gathering Place expressly appreciates the involvement of Holy Trinity with their ministry and extends their appreciation to all those that volunteer.

The AMEN House
The AMEN House assists Scott County by providing food, clothing, rent and utility assistance. It is because of contributions from churches, businesses and private individuals that the AMEN House will continue to furnish these life-supporting services. Holy Trinity is a proud supporter of the AMEN House donating a total of $600.00 in the last quarter of 2017, thanks to the support and pledges from our parish.

Race for Hope Gala
The “Race for Hope” Gala benefiting the Gathering Place was held at Cardome Center on Saturday, February 24 from 6-9 p.m. It was a fun evening full of derby hats and bow ties. The night included a catered dinner with prime rib as the entree and a dec adent dessert bar, cash bar, silent auction, competition for the best derby hat (ladies) and bow tie (gentlemen) and two comedians as entertainment. Holy Trinity was well represented with 2 tables of 10. In addition to the silent auction and live auction proceeds, The Gathering Place raised enough money from donations to pay the water, gas and electric bills for the entire year at the women’s shelter.
Kirsten Martin from Holy Trinity won in the category for the best derby hat and Kirsten and Jim Martin won in the category for the best couple (hat and bow tie). Congratulations to Kirsten and Jim for winning two out of four categories.