Serving others

 Blessings in a Backpack

A way that Holy Trinity has hoped to love our neighbors for period of time has finally come to fruition. We have been approved by the national program, “Blessings in a Backpack,” to assist children at Georgetown’s Western Elementary school who receive free or reduced-fee lunches in providing them food over the weekend. Some children in this program do not otherwise have access to food over the weekend, and we can now assist in this effort to make sure that children have some level of nutrition when they are not in school. We will be forming teams of people to pack the weekend food bags. If you feel called to assist at-risk children Georgetown, please contact the church office (call 502-863-0505) and let us know you’d like to help. Deacon Linc and Lisa Estes-Cheatam will assist in coordinating this program. Contributions from our members has increased the number of children we can help to exceed the space in Lisa’s car. Please offer your assistance in delivering these blessings.

AMEN House

The AMEN House is a coordinated effort of many Georgetown churches to provides assistance with food and clothing to those in need.

The Amen House has a new list for Holy Trinity for this quarter. The list consists of peanut butter, corn flakes, crackers, tuna, dry spaghetti, and spaghetti sauce. You may drop off your contribution at the Parish House and Deacon Linc will coordinate in getting the food items to the Amen House.

Check out their Facebook page.

The Gathering Place

In the Spring of this year, Holy Trinity started to investigate potential Outreach Programs.  One program that had an immediate need was the Gathering Place, 399 Bourbon Street, Georgetown.  Donna Darnell owns mobile homes on this property and is using them to house the homeless.  The Gathering Place is a Soup Kitchen on the property which is feeding the needy in Scott County. Holy Trinity is one of many local Scott County Churches who are working together to provide meals at the Gathering Place.  We provide lunches to approximately 55-60 on the fourth Tuesday of every month.  We determine the menu, donate, prepare and serve the food to needy individuals in our community.

The Gathering Place Mission House has requested the following items. Coffee, trash-bags, thermals, paper products (plates, spoons, forks, napkins, Styrofoam cups, toilet paper,paper towels), bleach, bottled water, aluminum foil, saran wrap,cleaning suppliers (Windex, furniture polish), laundry detergent, office supplies, financial support, prayer, and men volunteers. You may drop off your donated items to the Gathering Place at 339 Bourbon St. 502-570-4711.

For an in-depth look at the Gathering Place, go to www.youtube.com/watch?v=79YMoTje3Sc  for an interview with Donna Darnell, founder of the Gathering Place or look at their website at https://www.facebook.com/pages/AMEN-House-Scott-United-Ministries/145162028864016

A Touch of Home for Our Troops

The ECW has placed boxes in the parish hall to collect items for our troops. They are requesting Mio water additive, mint Oreos, protein powder, protein bars, sour candy, Cheezits, Pringles, Goldfish crackers, nacho flavored Doritos, reading material (soft cover), personal cleansing cloths, tooth paste, lip balm.  We plan to have the mailings thru the year every other month on the last Sunday of April, June, August, October, and December! We have no recipient at this time, let us know if you have a friend or family member serving overseas.

Hospitality House’s Transitional Home for Women and Children

First Christian Church has made a building available to Hospitality House in order that women and children who need transitional housing may have a place to stay. Holy Trinity furnished the living room of this house. If you feel called to assist with this project, please contact the church office to get involved.

Their website can be seen at  http://www.scottcountyhospitalityhouse.com/elizabeth-place/

Scott County Habitat for Humanity Restore
Habitat Restore is in immediate need of our TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATIONS! The resale of your gently used items helps Habitat build safe affordable housing for those in need. They accept furniture, appliances, building materials, household items, signs and decorations, counter tops, cabinets. They also accept books, movies, dishes, glassware, pictures, lamps and almost anything except clothing and shoes. They offer free pickup for items too large to drop off. They are located at 122 Frazier Court in Georgetown. Phone # 502-863-9200, Tuesday through Saturday. Closed on Sunday and Monday.