Jesus urged us to go help our fellow people. Trinity takes this commission by our Lord to heart by being involved in many different activities in the community and the world. Below is a listing of just some of our Outreach activities, though we invite you to visit this page often, as we are always growing and evolving our Outreach efforts.
Like to get involved? Please feel free to contact the parishioner listed as a contact for each of the activites, or please contact our Outreach Coordinator, Deacon Magdalena Aders, for information on how you can get involved in serving God by helping others.
St. Mark’s Food Ministry is always in need of our support. One way to help with this is Macaroni Mondays. Parish volunteers deliver the food. They also help prepare the macaroni, and salad, then serve it and clean up afterwards. If you are interested in helping, please see Magdalena Aders or email or phone the church office at 732-591-9210. Please consider contributing to this wonderful community outreach.
Holy Ham Wednesday
On the second Wednesday of the month, every other month Trinity serves a ham, vegatable and apple sauce meal to the community center guests of St. Mark's. You can help by helping to prep the meals on the Tuesday before, or help serve the meal at St. Mark's in April, June, August, October and December of 2016. Help whenever and in whatever way you can. Call 732-591-9210
Oasis GLBTI Ministries
Oasis is an organization dedicated to advancing the inclusion of all people in the Episcopal Church. Their commitment is to welcome GLBTI people to the life of Episcopal church communities. Members are available to host movie screenings, facilitate discussions, offer workshops, and other opportunities to assist you in your inclusive ministry. To find out more about Oasis' mission and resources, please visit them at www.oasisdnj.org.
Food Donations for St. Mark's Food Kitchen
In addition to Macaroni Mondays, St. Mark's is always looking for donations of non-perishable food for their food pantry. This food is used to help the less fortunate in the community to have healthy and nutritious meals throughout the year. Donations are accepted in the large basket in the Narthax of Trininty. Please also remember food not only for the humans, but for the animal companions they have. Have questions, please contact the Trinity's Church Office. They will be happy to answer your questions or point you in the right direction.
Episcopal Relief Fund is always helping those in need. Click here for details.
The Children of the Good Shepherd Home Need Your Help
The Good Shepherd Home is run by the Benedictine Sisters of Bethany, a religious order of the Anglican Church of Cameroon, West Africa, under the supervision of its founder and present superior, Sister Jane Mankaa. The home feeds, clothes, houses, educates and loves over 130 orphaned children and is recognized by the Cameroonian government as one of the finest in the country. An annex has recently opened in the village of Batibo for orphans and special needs children-many who are afflicted by epilepsy.
The Community of St. John the Baptist in Mendham, NJ, with its strong connections to the Episcopal Dioceses of New Jersey and Newark, is deeply involved in the orphanage, overseeing its funding and making yearly visits to Good Shepherd to assess its needs.
Parishioner Lisa Alston would like to invite Trinity families to sponsor a child at the Good Shepherd Home. By several parish families joining in on the cost for sponsorship, a small amount of money can do a great amount of good for thse orphans, many of whom have lost their parents to AIDS and are facing ostracism by the community based on fear and superstition about AIDS.
Please contact Lisa for information on sponsorship, or look at the mateirals in the Narthex.