The people of Trinity support a wide variety of outreach activities in service to others both at home and abroad. Volunteer Opportunities are noted below each project.
Shoreline “Back to School” Supply Drive
The Back to School Consortium provides a number of supplies to students in the Shoreline School District to outfit them before the school year begins.
A collection box is located in the foyer. Needs include backpacks, 1 and 2 inch three ring binders, wide and college ruled notebook paper, teen boys boxer shorts, and teen boys’ and girls’ size socks. It takes $30-$75 to buy school supplies for a K-12th grader. So you can also make a cash donation. Please have donations in the box by August 16. Thank you for your generosity!
Christmas Shoe Box Project of Samaritan's Purse
Individuals take a provided "shoebox" and fill it with school supplies, small toys, and hygiene items to be sent for distribution to children in developing countries. Pick up a box along with a brochure about the project and the recommended box contents. Shoeboxes will be collected on Nov. 9.
Volunteer Opportunity: Fill a shoe box. Help transport filled shoe boxes to collection site in December.
Turning Point is our local missions partner serving at-risk children in the Shoreline School District. The elementary schools nearest to Trinity face some of the greatest challenges in the district--wide cultural diversity, over 60 languages spoken at home, and high percentage of low-income families
Turning Point works to bridge the academic-achievement gap for these disadvantaged students with after-school tutoring, community dinners, and educational summer day camp. Their programs are focused to strengthen basic skills in reading, writing, and math, and are provided free to families. Their goal is that every student will be engaged in school and connected in community--students of all economic, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. Turning Point
Volunteer Opportunity: You can make a difference in the life of a child by volunteering as a tutor or a shuttle driver.
- Afterschool tutor: Help 2nd-6th grade children engage in learning and complete their homework Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and/or Thursdays from 3:00-5:00 PM. You can choose to volunteer one, tow, or all three days during the week.
- Shuttle Driver: Pick up students from Parkwood and Meridian Park Elementary Schools to give them the chance to come for tutoring. The time commitment is 2:45-4:00 PM on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, the driving distance is less than a mile, and we provide the shuttle!
MEDRIX serves the people of Southeast Asia, primarily Vietnam, through Medical Education, Development of Resources, and International Exchange. Through providing education for doctors and nurses, health is improved. Through renovating clinics, establishing safe wells for water, and latrines, clinics are enabled to provide safe care to the local people. Through its safe water work, MEDRIX is enabling people to prevent disease that is spread through unsafe water sources. MEDRIX
Shoreline Community Care
Individuals in need are helped by this organization of Shoreline churches working together. Together we can make a greater impact in alleviating need in our own community. ShorelineCCare
Volunteer Opportunity: People to answer telephones and respond to requests are needed. Contact the email at Shoreline Community Care above.
This ministry to homeless women and children in Shoreline is building a residential site that will also provide many support services to help women both where they are and as they try to transition out of homelessness. Jacob's Well is a part of the ministry of Vision House.
Volunteer Opportunities: A variety of ways to support Jacob's Well are available. Training and support are provided for vounteers. Visit http://vision-house.org/volunteer/ for information and a volunteer application.
This organization provides a wide variety of services to people in north and east King County. The Shoreline Hopelink Food Bank is just a few blocks from Trinity. In addition to food donations and cash, Trinity provides regular helpers at the Food Bank. Hopelink
Volunteer Opportunity: Volunteers are needed to work in the Community Garden at Twin Ponds Park to help with harvesting and fall garden clean-up. Contact nancyshort16@gmail.
Church of Mary Magdalene
This ministry to homeless women provides many support services and caring outreach to help women both where they are and as they try to transition out of homelessness. Church of Mary Magdalene
Wycliffe Bible Translators: Steve and Diane Parkhurst
Steve and Diane are in Spain translating the Bible into Spanish sign language for the deaf. They are developing video graphics to present signed Bible passages via a computer program or that can be shown as a video. Wycliffe
Summer Bible Camps: Ukraine
This mission focuses on five small villages southwest of Kiev. Children are invited to a Bible Day Camp where they receive Bible teaching, nourishing food, and clothing.
Volunteer Opportunities: You can help by donating new or clean gently used children's clothing, fabric for making clothes, small toys, or cash to help ship materials. Contact Paul Leaf for more information.
These missionaries are working with churches in Scotland to establish youth ministry in that country.
Presbyterian Mission Causes
National PC USAWe support the work of Presbyterian missionaries around the world through the national missions of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is active when disaster strikes. Currently there are ongoing projects in the south supporting the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Link here for more information on PCUSA missions.
Mission Year Book of Prayer: This highlights a differentPresbyterian mission endeavor each day.
Presbytery of SeattleIn the Puget Sound area, the Presbytery of Seattle supports a variety of projects. Link here for more information about Presbytery of Seattle missions.
Synod of Alaska/Northwest The Synod helps the Presbyterian churches of the northwest to work together in support of mission. Link here to learn about Mission Development of the Synod.
Mission Development Certificates Grow your own personal finances and help build churches across the northwest and Alaska at the same time. These are savings certificates that are used to fund church building and improvement. With Mission Development certificates you earn interest as churches grow. For more information on saving and supporting churches link here: Info