Trinity is fully committed to blessing our neighbors here in Annapolis and all over the world. Here is a list of the missions we support:
Serving the poor and homeless in Anne Arundel County, Arundel House of Hope provides emergency, transitional and permanent affordable housing as well as a medical clinic, resource center and other support services. It runs the Winter Relief program, in which Trinity participates each year, which provides shelter for the homeless.
The largest ministry for children in the world, Child Evangelism Fellowship trains Christians to minister to children, with training offered throughout the U.S. and around the world. Key ministries are the Good News Club and 5-Day Club which take place in homes, backyards, schools and community centers, and bring the Gospel to children on their level in their environment. Trinity’s support goes to the Child Evangelism Fellowship programs in Anne Arundel and Prince George’s Counties.
China Outreach Ministries brings the good news of Christ to Chinese scholars and their families who are studying at more than 50 U.S. colleges and universities. It believes that Chinese students represent a strategic core who will greatly affect China’s society and culture in the future, and aims to reach them by campus-based ministry. Trinity’s support helps staff at the University of Maryland and elsewhere.
Good News Jail & Prison Ministry is a Christian outreach that provides chaplains, volunteers, counseling, and educational programs to jails and prisons in 21 US states and 21 countries worldwide. Trinity’s support goes to the program in Annapolis, where Chaplain Chase Wood conducts Bible studies and provides counseling for inmates at the Jennifer Road Detention Center. In addition to financial support, Trinity collects magazines and other materials for the Jail Ministry.
A homeless prevention support center, the Light House provides emergency shelter and transitional housing for the homeless in our community, as well as counseling, referral services, basic life skills, wellness and job training programs that help them reclaim hope and independence in their lives. Trinity provides lunches and other services to the Light House, and collects canned goods and supplies they need. Trinity was one of the churches that helped found the Light House in 1991.
Trinity’s sister church is Batikent Protestant Church in Ankara Turkey. Fewer than 0.3% of the 70 million people who live in Turkey are Christian. The pastor at Batikent Protestant Church is Josh Wentz, son of Trinity’s retired Pastor David and Paula Wentz. Trinity provides support to Josh and his wife Julie through Light International, a missionary organization that facilitates church planting and spreading the Gospel in 16 countries and the US.
Mission to the World supports ministries among unreached people and church planting in more than 60 countries, partnering with national churches and indigenous leaders whenever possible. Trinity’s support goes to Rich and Angelica Ramsay, who ministered for 21 years in Latin America and now work in international leadership training for Mission to the World.
Pioneers partners with about 2000 churches to send more than 3000 missionaries to the neediest areas of the world. With missionaries in over 100 countries, Pioneers initiates church planting in areas where few or no churches exist. Trinity’s support goes to John Fletcher, who is Senior Vice President of Global Ministries and son of the founders of Pioneers.
ROAD to New Life Ministries
ROAD (Redeemed Offenders As Disciples) helps Christians released from prison reenter society as productive citizens. Reverend and Mrs. Ben Murray recruit and train mentors to work with ex-offenders released from the Jennifer Road Detention Center in Annapolis and Ordnance Road Correctional Center in Glen Burnie.
About 350 million people in the world still do not have the Bible available in their own language, and Wycliffe’s vision is to see the Bible accessible to all people in the language they understand best. Since its founding in 1942, Wycliffe has completed more than 700 translations of the Scriptures, and hundreds more are in process in the 90 countries where Wycliffe works. Trinity’s support goes to Heather and Bruce Beal, who are from Annapolis and serve in Oaxaca, Mexico. Until they had to return to the U.S. for medical treatment for Heather, Heather translated the Bible into the Soyaltepec Mazatec language and was a linguistics consultant for translation teams across Mexico, and Bruce was a school teacher and literacy specialist.
Through Appalachian Service Project, a Christian ministry founded by Rev. Tex Evans, a United Methodist pastor, volunteers from Trinity go to rural Appalachia each fall to repair homes for low-income families. Their goal is to make homes warmer, safer, and dryer.
Run by Samaritan’s Purse, the “Christmas Shoebox” program has delivered more than 100 million boxes to children around the world since it began in 1993. In addition to gifts for the child, each box contains a pamphlet with the Gospel story in the child’s own language and a 12 lesson Bible study. Trinity sent 144 Christmas Shoeboxes in 2015.
All the loose coins gathered in Trinity’s “noisy offerings” once a month go to the Well Project, and 25 wells have been built to date with Trinity funds. The wells are in developing countries and provide safe drinking water to communities where people previously walked miles to get water, much of it contaminated.
Bethany Christian Services serves abandoned, abused and neglected children in 21 countries and 34 states. Its services include adoption, pregnancy counseling, foster care, refugee services, and child and family sponsorships. Trinity’s support goes to Bethany’s programs in Maryland.
We also support and work in these areas:
Just two blocks from Trinity, Germantown Elementary is a Title 1 school with largely low income students. Trinity partners with the school by providing volunteers to assist in the classroom, books for the children, assistance with the Backpack Buddies weekend food program, and other support. As part of the Back-to-School Donor Program of Anne Arundel County, Trinity also provides backpacks with school supplies for Germantown students.
Trinity hosts more than thirty homeless men and women for two weeks in the winter in this program that provides shelter to the homeless. The guests sleep and eat at Trinity, and about sixty volunteers from the church help in hosting them.
American Leprosy Missions is a global organization that helps heal people and communities devastated by leprosy.
Asbury Methodist Church on West Street feeds the homeless lunch every Saturday.
Run by the Anne Arundel County YMCA, this program at the YMCA Women’s Center in Arnold provides shelter for battered spouses, crisis intervention, family support and other services for women and children coming from homes with domestic violence.
Trinity UMW supports Campus Crusade for Christ’s Jesus Film Project, which is a film about Jesus that has been shown thousands of times throughout the world.
Since 2003 Trinity UMW has sponsored a girl in the Philippines through Children International.
This fund provides college aid for Methodist students.