InDwellings: is a ministry of the Foothills Presbytery dedicated to building homes for Upstate adults with developmental disabilities. Many of these people and their families have no option for a safe and respectable home when their parents and loved ones of these adult children can no longer care for them. Trinity financially supports this building effort.
Presbyterian Communities of S.C.- is a community dedicated to serving senior citizens. Trinity provides support to this organization in an effort to assist those residents who have outlived their financial resources.
North Greenville Food Crisis Ministry: This is a regionally supported non profit, incorporated emergency food distribution ministry staffed by volunteers which provides food for individuals or families who are experiencing severe financial hardships. A family may also receive help with utilities, rent, or medicine once a year. Many Trinity members serve in various aspects of this ministry to the community.
TR Habitat for Humanity project: Habitat for Humanity is a non profit, nondenominational Christian Housing Organization which builds simple, decent, affordable houses in partnership with those who lack adequate shelter. Trinity has been active in initiating the Travelers Rest Habitat project in collaboration with other community churches and businesses. Members have assisted in the actual construction of houses, in providing food for the work crews, providing financial support and organizational support in the building of the first three habitat houses in TR.
Project Host: is a volunteer project supported by many of the churches in the Greater Greenville area designed to feed the homeless in Greenville. The facility is located on South .Academy St. in Greenville, SC. Trinity volunteers prepare, serve, and clean up after the Sunday mid day meal three times a year. Approximately 125 – 175 men, women, and children are fed by the 12 to 15 volunteers who participate. We solicit additional volunteers to help.
Triune Mercy Center: is a soup kitchen and ministry to homeless in Greenville. In addition to providing for the temporal needs of the homeless, they also provide counseling, clothing, job skills, and most notably spiritual care for those in need.
Diligent Hands and Gracious Hearts: this non-profit offers free lawn care to elderly and disabled individuals in the Greenville area. Volunteer crews provide mowing, trimming, mulching and raking for these folks, allowing them to take care of their homes where they might not be able to otherwise.
Heartland Nursing Center in Berea, a division of HCR Manor Care Inc., provides skilled care for 123 persons. Several Trinity members serve as volunteers and provide services that enhance the quality of life for the residents. Many residents have no family members or friends , so a “Friendly Visitors” training class is available for volunteers who might enjoy spending time “one on one” at their bedsides .Other opportunities for volunteering include escorting residents on short trips, assisting with special events ( plays, concerts etc .) and the weekly craft classes .
HUGS club: Children of Trinity visit Oakmont Nursing Center monthly. They share birthday songs and special gifts, garden with the residents, have sprinkler parties, Easter egg hunts and simple visits complete with hugs. These children put God’s love into true action by caring for the elderly and sharing God’s love through this very special ministry.
Angel Tree: This is an annual project designed to provide Christmas gifts to children within the Travelers Rest community who would not otherwise receive gifts. A tree in the church foyer is decorated with ornaments describing gifts needed. Congregation members and friends take the ornaments, purchase the gifts and return them to the church for distribution to the children.
Meals on Wheels: The Trinity family contributes financial support to this program which delivers a hot lunch to the homebound in the area who are either physically or mentally incapacitated to the point where meal preparation is difficult if not impossible.
Thornwell Home and School: This Presbyterian Children’s home located in Clinton, SC is the recipient of financial support from Trinity.
National and World Ministries
Heifer International Project: This project is an example of helping people to help themselves. A family in an impoverished area is given a breeding pair of animals, such as chickens, cattle, rabbits, or goats with the hope that the animals will produce offspring as well as food The family is expected to share their young stock with others when they are able. We have an offering every year for the Heifer Project at which we are asked to donate and the fun part is that we get to choose the animal that we give!
Ghana Women’s Ministry/ Donkorkrom Hospital ministry in Africa: Trinity provides financial support for this evangelistic/health ministry in Ghana, as well as for specific women’s ministry in the Presbyterian church in Ghana.
Border Ministries/Just Coffee: Trinity supports Mark Adams, a missionary in Mexico, and the ministry he oversees partnering with Cafe Justo or Just Coffee. This ministry provides an avenue for coffee growers in Mexico to sell their free-trade coffee and provide for their families, allowing them to stay in their homeland rather than seek employment elsewhere. We use Cafe Justo coffee in many of our gatherings, and we facilitate orders about four times a year.
Outreach Foundation: Trinity supports the Outreach Foundation, an organization that provides mission support to many places around the world.