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The Ministry of Outreach serves to embody the promise of the Gospel and Trinity’s good will to the world around us. Outreach has been an important part of Trinity’s mission for several decades.
Some of the projects we currently support are:
A Campaign to End the Shame and Silence around Opioid Addiction
Trinity initiated this now nationally-recognized opioid awareness campaign in August 2017. The campaign began with the distribution of signs with #2069 printed on them – the number of opioid deaths in Massachusetts in 2016. Trinity has hosted a meet and greet for people of the community to talk about their personal experiences with the opioid crisis, a rally, and a prayer service of remembrance and hope.
Trinity participates in and supports this monthly program of breakfast and fellowship for low-income families based at All Saints Episcopal Church in Attleboro.
One Family happens the third Saturday of each month. Four Episcopal churches, Trinity-Wrentham, St. Mark’s-Foxboro, All Saints-Attleboro and St. John’s-Franklin take turns hosting a breakfast twice a year. Trinity Bridgewater also contributes supplies for the One Family Breakfast.
This collaborative mission has shown how Episcopal churches can work together to do what they may not have been able to do alone.
The emphasis is on family: only families with a child or children under 18 years of age are served breakfast at this outreach program. Not only is breakfast served, but items which are not covered by SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), such as paper towels, dishwashing detergent, toothbrushes/ toothpaste, toilet paper, laundry detergent and other items, are collected from each church and given to each family who attends the breakfast.
One Family Breakfast has become a thriving community where people who have more can help people who have less join together for a few hours of friendship and break bread together.
Trinity provides busy bags for children who accompany adults to court – these bags contain materials for drawing, games, and a small stuffed toy.
Trinity collects food regularly for the pantry, which is located behind the Original Congregational Church just down the street in Wrentham Center.
The Medway Family Shelter is a twelve-family congregate shelter for homeless women and children. Trinity set up a Giving Tree to provide Christmas presents for the children.
Please Note: Senior Luncheon Program was paused due to COVID-19. Restart still TBD at this time.
The Senior Luncheon is a chance for our seniors to come together for fellowship. It occurs the second Tuesday of the month at noon, and runs from September through June.
The luncheon is usually preceded by a communion service at 11:30 a.m. for those who wish to attend. For some, it is the only service they are able to make for health or physical reasons.
All are welcome and some bring friends. There is a $3 - $5 voluntary donation to cover the cost of food. Everyone enjoys spending time together and there is usually some activity, such as trivia from the 40s - 60s.
Other recent outreach activities and projects have included:
Trinity Church provides annual scholarships to graduating high school seniors.
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