To all, God gives gifts for service. At Trinity, here is how we use the gifts God has given us.
Matthew 25 was formed by Trinity parishioners in 2019 to more faithfully serve Christ in “the least of these who are members of my family.” Named after Jesus’ story of the sheep and goats in Matthew 25 (25:31-46), Matthew 25 helps Trinity Parish discuss, discern and implement ministry opportunities at Trinity and beyond. Among the ministries Matthew 25 funded last year are: Episcopal Migration Ministries, Episcopal Relief & Development, Newton Freedge, and B-Love Food Supplies.
Centre Street Food Pantry
The Centre Street Food Pantry began ten years ago to help people who appeared at the doors of Trinity Parish in need of food. A small group of church members started a tiny pantry in the basement. Now a separate tax exempt, 501(c)3 entity with an independent board, the Centre Street Food Pantry serves people in a weekly curbside operation that has more than tripled in size since the pandemic, helping 750 families each month by distributing 3,500 bags of groceries, that add up to 50,000 pounds of food.
Trinity House / CRECHE
Trinity House, located next to the church, supports an intentional community formed by CRECHE (Charles River Episcopal Co-Housing Endeavor) with the goal of creating a community-focused alternative in the housing market that is rooted in relationship and mutuality: co-housing communities in which people live like families, sharing meals, common spaces, and the rhythms of home care. Residents are also members of Trinity.
Youth & Education
St Stephen’s Church, Boston, operates a summer program called BSAFE that provides enrichment and a safe environment for children and teens during the summer months. Trinity provides financial support, and also prepares and serves all meals for a week each summer.
Blackstone School Library
The Blackstone School Library in Boston’s South End is not supported by the Boston Public Schools but is run by volunteers, with a collection of books donated over the last decade. The library outreach is part of St. Stephen’s Youth Programs. Trinity Parish supports the library with donations, and members of Trinity are encouraged to volunteer there.
Hall Theological Education Fund
Trinity’s Hall Theological Education Fund provides modest scholarships for those studying for ordained ministry.
Epiphany is an independent school for children of economically disadvantaged families in Boston, with scholarships for all. The wide program range includes: infant, early learning, preschool, middle school, graduate and teacher training programs. The Impact Center shares best practices to improve educational outcomes on a broad scale.
Barbara Harris Camp
Located in Greenfield, New Hampshire, the Barbara C. Harris Camp offers a space for youth camp, family camp, conferences, and meetings in a serene and natural environment providing an opportunity for spiritual and personal growth.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Have a problem with alcohol? There is a solution. AA has a simple program that works – it’s based on one alcoholic helping another. AA meets at Trinity almost every day of the week. For meeting times, please see the parish calendar.
Hildebrand Family Self-Help Center
Hildebrand partners with families experiencing homelessness by providing shelter, permanent housing, work readiness programs, and life skill development, to restore hope and build brighter futures.
Catholic Charities / Episcopal Migration Ministries
In connection with Catholic Charities and Episcopal Migration Ministries, Trinity provides support to a recently arrived refugee family. The support is designed to meet initial basic needs while empowering the refugees to achieve long-term self-sufficiency.
American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem (AFEDJ)
AFEDJ’s mission is to transform the lives of the vulnerable and displaced in the Middle East through support of schools, hospitals, and centers for children with disabilities.
Syrian Refugee Mission
The Syrian Refugee Mission of New England provides humanitarian aid to displaced Syrian refugees along the Turkish-Syrian border. At least two thirds of these refugees are women, many of whom are widows, and children. The mission is committed to a long-term project to support schools that provide safety and the stability of a school routine, as well as, the art therapy programs that address children’s severe PTSD.
The Episcopal Church in Navajoland
The Navajo Mission is comprised of nine congregations in and near the 27,000-acre Navajo Reservation in Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. The Mission supports protection of the earth and self-sufficiency projects that mesh with historic Navajo culture and aim to address local needs.
Mustard Seed Project
This fund supports Joan Reeve’s many projects to provide help for poor children and adults in her area of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. These projects include providing medicine, schooling, clothing, water tanks, toilets, food and creating “cupboard” libraries in three classrooms in the primary school for Zulu children.
Episcopal Technological and Vocational Training Center (ETVTC)
The ETVTC serves both Christian and Muslim young people from Ramallah and the surrounding area, providing quality education for approximately 500 students in grades 7 – 12. Technical training is offered in two tracks: hospitality and IT.