Behold, I will bring it health and healing. I will heal them and reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth. --Jeremiah 33:6
Blood Pressure testing – these are opportunities for the worshipping community to be checked on the second Sunday of each month from 9-11 a.m.
Flu Shots/Health Fairs – are provided seasonally to the whole congregation and also to the community. Our next health fair is scheduled for Oct. 14, 2017.
Red Cross Blood Drives – There is a simple way that you can make a difference. Hospital patients need blood every day for care related to cancer, serious diseases, trauma, and surgery. Donors like you are the source of this life giving liquid. Some day it could save your life or that of a loved one. Let’s do our part to make sure that there is a ready supply. Call Suzanne, 586-215-9688, for an appointment.
Human Care Resources
Sex/Human Trafficking Information This Focus on the Family topic discusses how to keep your family safe against this danger. Michigan is ranked number 2 in the nation for sex and human trafficking, only second to Los Angeles, California. Learn more about it and talk to Lisa Riviera if you have any concerns.
Community Resource Michigan Benefits Access (MBA) is a public/private initiative created to streamline the benefits application process, increase online access to Department of Human Services programs such as childcare, food assistance, emergency assistance, healthcare, etc., and coordinate local support services. You can access the Michigan Benefits Access through their website www.mibenefitsaccess.org. The MBA website can be used to find helpful information including training dates and locations, toolkits and links to additional resources.
Trinity “Purls” (Knit/Crochet Group) – Opportunity to be a part of a group who provide “prayer shawls” for pastoral ministry. This is also a great time for fellowship and creating your own handcrafted creations. Contact Mari Baker at 586.751.5448.
MCREST– is an on-going rotating shelter for homeless people within the Macomb County area. Trinity has been involved since its beginning, offering the week surrounding Christmas as a time to house and care for individuals within the program. A wide variety of gifts and skills can be put to use. Click on the MCREST link for more information on our program. Contact Hayes at 586.344-0916.
Hospital/In Home visitation – The Pastors and Elders currently regularly visit the sick and shut ins of Trinity. There is also opportunity for anyone who would like to be trained for such a ministry. Contact the Church Office at 586.463.2921 for more information.
Grief Ministry – is another specialized ministry to individuals who have suffered the loss of a loved one through death. Currently, visitation and also an informative caring resource is shared with these individuals. Our next Grief Share program is scheduled to begin Sept. 5, 2017. Contact the Lisa Riviera at 586.463.2921 for more information.
Food Pantry – is an on-going ministry that impacts hundreds of families with needed food and other items on a case by case basis. Food donations are always needed – with specific opportunities once a month before worship. Extra assistance is needed for holiday packing and distribution. For more information, contact the church office 586.463.2921.
What is Stephen Ministry? Stephen Ministry is Your Ministry!
Our congregation’s Stephen Ministry equips lay people to provide confidential, one-on-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives.
“Bear one another’s burden, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ” Galatians 6:2
YOU play an important role in our Stephen Ministry.
Here’s what YOU can do:
- PRAY for God to bring hope and healing to hurting people through our Stephen Ministry
- ACCEPT CARE from a Stephen Minister during your time of need. God doesn’t expect you to bear your burdens alone.
- TELL A FRIEND, neighbor, coworker, or relative who is hurting about our Stephen Ministry.
“Therefore, encourage one another and build up each other.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11
Pastors will always be on the front lines of care, especially during times of crisis. But there are always many more needs for ongoing, one-to-one care than pastors can effectively meet by themselves.
Stephen Ministry provides a biblical solution – equipping God’s people for ministry. Gifted lay people are trained to support and extend the care that pastors continue to provide.
“To equip the saints, for the work of ministry” Ephesians 4:12
• Care Receivers - Offers one-to-one caring and confidential relationships to those who are hurting from life issues.
• Care Givers -Opportunities to learn to provide confidential, coordinated, care. Extensive study, 2 year commitment. For more information, contact Carol Schumacher at 586.725.5330, or Stephen Ministry on the web.
The PBS "Religion and Ethics" news show recently aired an eight-minute feature on Stephen Ministry that vividly describes the life-changing ministry happening in thousands of congregations.
Here is an interview about the personal and spiritual growth that Dr. Ortberg has seen happening through Stephen Ministry. Click here.