Outreach


Revised IMG18 300 resSign Up To Volunteer at Trinity's Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

Please sign up at the bulletin board outside Kempton Hall. Please do not put more than one name per line, or bring someone who has not signed up. If you are unable to volunteer or cook a turkey, financial donations to Trinity Cathedral, memo "Thanksgiving dinner," are greatly appreciated. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thank you!


TRINITY'S OUTREACH MINISTRIES

Outreach ministries are pathways that transform hearts of worship into hands of service by building relationships with our neighbors in need and by partnering with them to create a healthy, just, peaceful and sustainable neighborhood and world.

At Trinity, hundreds of volunteers offer thousands of hours of service with passion, commitment and joy!

  • Vision and Mission
  • Ministries and Volunteer Opportunities
  • Outreach Commission
  • Partners

Contact: Co-coordinators, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 503-478-1210

 

Vision and Mission

  • Vision: We believe that each individual plays a role in creating a just, peaceful, and sustainable world.
  • Mission: Outreach Ministries are pathways that transform hearts of worship into hands of service.
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    Outreach Commission

    Representatives from each Trinity outreach ministry gather for theological reflection, ministry coordination, planning and support. Current commission members, along with their areas of responsibility, include:

    • Charyl Cathey and Steve Isaacson (Outreach Co-Chairs)
    • Charyl Cathey (Adult Mission Trips)
    • Tim Croasdaile (Lift Urban Portland)
    • Pam Erickson (Listen to Learn)
    • Marilynn Gordon (Listening Posts)
    • Chris Hardman (Youth Mission Trips)
    • Greg Harris (Chaplain)
    • Craig Sharpe (Adopt-a-High Rise)
    • Fred Jeibmann (Food Pantry and Wednesday Community Meal)
    • Mark Reber (Northwest Pilot Projects)
    • Bill Rector (Sisters of the Road)
    • Barbara Smith (Thanksgiving Dinner)
    • Ginny Utti (Transition Project Dinners)
    • For more information about the Outreach Commission, please e-mail Outreach Co-chairs This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

      MINISTRIES AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

      Adopt a High-Rise

      Williams Plaza (2041 NW Everett Street, Portland) is a Home Forward high-rise near Trinity for low-income elderly and/or people with disabilities. We host several events throughout the year to help residents overcome isolation through championship and community (in conjunction with Home Forward and Lift Urban Portland)
      Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteers are needed for a few hours on Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick's Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Halloween, and Christmas to prepare and serve holiday meals to residents. Times vary, although usually between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
      Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 360-571-8861 

      Food Pantry

      We offer hospitality and emergency food to our hungry neighbors as well as toiletry items and hot coffee six days a week.
      Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteers are needed one day a week, 10:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9:45 a.m. to Noon on Saturday. Training is required.
      Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

      Gleaning

      A team of gleaners picks up donated food for our food ministry from a variety of local businesses, such as Good Samaritan Hospital, Starbuck’s, Pizza Schmizza, Grand Central Bakery, Trader Joe’s, Portland Farmer’s Market, Phil’s Meat Market and the Oregon Food Bank.
      Volunteer Opportunities: Various times are available. Pick up excess food at our partner organizations and businesses in Northwest Portland and bring it to Trinity.
      Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 503-653-7907

      Lift Urban Portland (formerly Northwest Portland Ministries)

      This organization in Northwest Portland offers important services such as emergency food and healthy eating workshops.
      Volunteer Opportunities: Various jobs and times available.
      Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

      Listen to Learn

      A new ministry to assist adult immigrant students develop English reading and language skills in individual or small-group settings, weekly or bi-weekly teaching sessions of approximately 1.5-to-2 hours in length. We will simultaneously offer childcare to their children, helping them with homework and giving them opportunities to practice reading.
      Volunteer Opportunities: Schedule yet to be determined. Training is required.
      Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

      Listening Posts

      We don’t give advice, we don’t counsel, but we give the homeless, the jobless, and people suffering from food insecurity an opportunity to talk and be heard without being lectured or interrupted.
      Volunteer Opportunities: Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. during the Community meal in Kempton Hall. Training is required.
      Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 360-576-9190

      Mission Trips

      Adults travel to Nicaragua in January/February to volunteer with El Porvenir to bring safe water and sanitation to Nicaraguan villages. High school students with thier adult mentors travel to the same village in June.
      Volunteer Opportunities: An application process is required. Although Trinity partially subsidizes the trips, volunteers must be able to pay for the major portion of their travel. The application process begins in October for the January/February adult trip and in February for the June high school trip.
      Contacts: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 503-478-1210

      Outreach Ministries Commission

      Representatives from each Trinity outreach ministry gather for theological reflection, ministry coordination, planning, and support.
      Quarterly after the 10:00 a.m. Sunday service.
      Contacts: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 503-478-1210

      Sisters of the Road

      We sell meal vouchers for Sisters of the Road Café (133 NW 6th Avenue, Portland). Tickets can be bought for the Trinity Food Pantry or for parishioners to give directly to people in need and accept donations for Trinity Food Ministries.
      Volunteer Opportunities: 2nd and 4th Sundays in the Chapel Narthex after the 8:00 a.m. Eucharist, and in Kempton Hall after the 10:00 a.m. Eucharist.
      Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 503-246-3944

      Thanksgiving Community Dinner

      We prepare and serve a Thanksgiving dinner for our neighbors who might otherwise eat alone or go without. Meal at noon in Kempton Hall.
      Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteer jobs and shifts vary. Sign up outside Kempton Hall the two weeks before Thanksgiving.
      Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 503-703-4766

      Transition Projects Dinners

      We prepare dinner with a small team of parishioners and serve it to people transitioning from homelessness to housing at the Bud Clark Commons, Jean’s Place, and the Clark Center.
      Volunteer Opportunities: First Mondays, third Mondays, and Fourth Thursdays, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
      Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (for first Mondays), 503-844-4121.

      Wednesday Community Meal

      On Wednesdays we prepare and serve hot lunches to our hungry neighbors.
      Volunteer Opportunities: Jobs for kitchen workers, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and for servers from 10:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Some training is required.
      Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 503-478-1210

      Youth Mission Ministry

      Participate in the SPARKS Summer Service in the City camp for Middle Schoolers, or a domestic or international mission trip for high school students each summer. Adults mentor youth during these life-changing experiences of service.
      Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 503-478-1220

      Other Volunteer Opportunities

      These programs are not Trinity ministries per se, but have approached us about providing volunteers for their services.

      Maybelle Center serves low-income people who live in Old Town and Downtown, who often struggle with mental or physical health challenges including addiction. Maybelle Center volunteers have a longstanding program in which volunteer visitors go out weekly, in pairs, to visit people living in the low-income apartments and hotels. Contact them through Laurie Smith at 971-202-7456 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

      Ride Connectionis a local nonprofit that helps older adults, Veterans, and people with disabilities get to the places that mean the most to them. Volunteer drivers are needed to take people to medical appointments, cancer treatments, grocery stores, food banks, the senior center, to volunteer, or to visit a loved one in a care facility – basically wherever the person wants or needs to go. Volunteer drivers need 5 years of licensed driving experience and the ability to pass a DMV and criminal background check. They provide training. Contact them at 503-528-1738 or www.rideconnection.org.

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