Our outreach ministries provide services and goods to local and nearby communities. Church members feel their specific talents are being used in response to Christ by serving others. Through these services, members accomplish a mission, while at the same time have support and fellowship. The ministries attract a number of members and are considered to be both an important and very effective part of Trinity life.
- Chester Eastside Ministries provides after school programs and other programs in the city of Chester. Members of Trinity volunteer in various capacities.
- St. Mary’s Food Cupboard provides food for the poor in Chester. We have a long time partnership with St. Mary’s Church (one of the smallest churches in the Diocese, whose Priest-in-Charge is a former Trinity member) and collect food weekly for the Food Cupboard.
- Participating with Family Promise (IHN), we provide dinner and overnight shelter in the Parish Hall for families experiencing homelessness (approximately one week every two to three months.)
- Episcopal Place is a senior living facility in Chester. Church members serve meals weekly to residents. Heartstrings members knit and crochet for hospitals and the Seamen’s Institute.
- Heartstrings make items for local hospitals and the Seaman's Church Institute.
- The Youth Group provides meals for the Connect Shelter in Darby.
- Parishioners provide meals to church members in time of need.
- Trinity youth travel to mission sites across the US. The most recent trip was to the Blue Ridge mountains in North Carolina.
- The Thrift Shop receives donations from Trinity Members and the community. We have sales on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month. The Thrift Shop supports Trinity programs and multiple charities in our surrounding community.
- Trinity helps to support the Seaman's Church Institute with annual contributions and materials for Christmas "Ditty Bags" for the seafarers docked in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Martin Luther King Day of Service - each MLK Day Parishioners and Community Members join together in Parish Hall to cook meals, make breakfast bags and cards of encouragement which are distributed to our area shut-ins by Aid for Friends.
Seaman's Church Institute Ditty Bags - Collection of personal items for our local seafarers begin in November for a Christmas distribution. Items to donate include hats, gloves, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shaving cream and razors. Watch the fall church bulletin for more information.
Chester Eastside is expanding their offering to the hungry who come in on Mondays and Wednesday for food supplies. They have a need for A FOOD PREPARATION VOLUNTEER to assist our volunteer kitchen leader in preparing hot casseroles. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Bill North at email@example.com for more information.
Food Collection: we collect food every week to help supply St. Mary's Food Cupboard in Chester. Please make bringing non-perishable food items a part of your weekly offering. Food is collected in the baskets at the back of the church.
Episcopal Place at Park Row, a senior living community in Chester is looking for volunteers. If you can give 2 hours of your time, this is a great outreach opportunity for individuals, couples, or a parent and older kids. This service can be weekly, monthly, yearly or as often as you wish. Low cost dinners are available to area seniors on Tuesday and Thursday nights and 2 or 3 volunteers are needed each night for light set up and serving. The time commitment is minimal, 4:30 - no later than 6:30 pm. Contact Theresa at Episcopal Place for more information or to set up a date to help. 610-892-7704
Join the Outreach Committee! For more information contact Barbara Nagel at firstname.lastname@example.org