Children's Ministry is offering a 5-week camp in July that helps us learn to have compassion for others, ourselves, and the world. This is a virtual camp geared toward K-5th graders, but most activities are accessible to older Pre-K ages. Click here for a detailed description and flyer! Questions? Contact Kristan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Many of you are looking for ways to move beyond lament and protest in order to bring about lasting change in overcoming systemic racism in our country and below are two recommended next steps for you.
Union Theological Seminary in Virginia has worked with Second Presbyterian Church in Richmond VA to put together a very accessible 21 day Racial Justice Challenge. Each day provides an opportunity for listening and learning that is brief and informative. It is a great tutorial for ongoing listening and learning.
Pastor Mary is starting an Overcoming Racism Book & Movie Group that will gather monthly via Zoom to discuss the featured book or movie for that month. The first book is White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People To Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo. The discussion will happen on Saturday, July 11, 4-5pm using a Zoom invitation that will be included in the blast in July. Please let Pastor Mary know if you plan to participate.
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.
Make and serve sandwiches on the 2nd Sunday of every month with SOS (Sandwiches on Sunday). Email Debby Brown for more info.
There are two small groups currently open to new members, both meeting on Wednesday evenings. If you are interested in knowing more, contact Wayne Pitcher for the 7pm meeting at Trinity or Andy Vitus for the 6pm in home bible study.
For more information on bible studies and small groups happening at