November marks the beginning of the Annual Trinity Pledge Campaign, where we invite you to prayerfully consider and communicate your giving plans for the following year. The Pledge Campaign is a formal call to reflect on your stewardship practices and plan your financial support for the ministry work of Trinity in the coming year.
We recognize that each member has a different capacity to provide financial support and we honor that diversity. We simply ask that you consider your personal capacity, make a commitment and then communicate your intentions. Your pledge helps us better forecast giving for the upcoming year and plan for tangible support for our ministry efforts.
Please take the time before November 30 to complete and return the pledge to the church. You can mail the pledge card or use our electronic version which you can find here.
Trinity’s Holiday Sharing program has begun, providing much-needed support for local community members during Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Holiday Sharing typically consists of gift card donations to low-income families with children attending local elementary schools, to help families purchase groceries for holiday meals. Trinity typically sends gift cards to 10-15 families per school for Thanksgiving, with the gift card value averaging $65 and varying with the recipient’s family size. Last year Trinity donated gift cards to 47 families across Taft, Garfield, Roosevelt, and Hoover elementary schools. Many families will also receive gift cards for groceries at Christmas, as well.
Trinity also participates in Prison Ministries’ Angel Tree program. This year we expect that ONLY gift cards will be requested in lieu of physical gifts due to logistical challenges arising from COVID-19. We also donate gift cards to the women of Hope House.
These families need our support this year more than ever, and we ask you to participate by giving to both Holiday Sharing meals and Angel Tree gifts. The Deacons will purchase and distribute the gift cards. While we understand that shopping for Angel Tree children is a joyous and rewarding activity for families, it is just not possible to organize the collection and distribution of actual gifts. Please give generously by mailing a donation to the church office (label your check "Holiday Sharing or Angel Tree") or by giving online here. There is a drop down selection for both Angel Tree and Holiday Sharing, so if you wish to give to both, you’ll need to make your selection twice.
Daily we read about the expanding impact of the Covid-19 crisis across our community and our world.
Those who struggle in good times are now finding it nearly impossible to feed and house their families. Those with once good jobs and steady incomes are, many for the first time, having to access social services to keep things together.
In our immediate area, Second Harvest of Silicon Valley reports a near ten-fold increase in requests for food assistance in the past six weeks. The demand at St. Francis’ food pantry has similarly exploded.
Many in our congregation ask: how can we help? Where can we direct a stimulus check that we may not need or are willing to go without?
Trinity’s Community Outreach and Global Outreach Ministry Teams have long established relationships with organizations on the front lines of assisting vulnerable individuals in our global community, and we can confidently recommend them as worthy of your support during these difficult times:
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley distributed over seven million pounds of food in March alone. 1051 Bing Street, San Carlos, CA 94070.
St. Francis Center gave $150,000 directly to families who could not pay the rent, their utilities, their insurances, or their car payments. They also are providing groceries to about 90 families a day. St Francis Center COVID-19 Relief, 151 Buckingham Ave, Redwood City, CA 94063.
World Vision is providing US families with $75 Family Emergency Kits that include a week's worth of food, hygiene and protective items, educational supplies, resources for kids, and more.
Street Life Ministries has partnered with Number5Kitchen in San Carlos to provide hot meals to those in need. Donations for meals and supplies can be made through Street Life’s Facebook donation page.
Latinos Unidos en Cristo is helping their largely low-income immigrant congregation to pay rent and buy groceries. LUEC COVID-19 Relief, 194 W 25th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403
Torchbearers - Albania (Mark/Ruthie Stoscher’s Crossroads Ministry) is distributing weekly $10 food boxes to over 120 families in need in the area. Add a note to your donation indicating “for community food packages.”
Trinity has a team looking into ways to distribute available church funds to our congregation and local and global communities in need. If you would like to donate to this effort, click here.
Trinity's newly renamed CALM team (Change A Life Ministry) is accepting applications from all in our community who are facing unexpected financial hardship at this time. Click here to find the form.
If your looking for more information and updates on our friends at Street Church during the Covid 19 pandemic. Sign up for their email newsletter to stay up to date.
Serving food at Street Church on the 3rd Monday of every month.
November sign up information, click here.
December sign up information, click here.
Currently paused due to Covid 19; Make and serve sandwiches on the 2nd Sunday of every month with SOS (Sandwiches on Sunday). Email Debby Brown for more info.
Church facilities are currently closed to all group meetings due to Covid 19 but small groups and bible studies are still meeting. For information about small group Zoom meetings, contact Phil Hayashida or Karen Stine.
For more information on bible studies and small groups happening at