To learn more about Trinity’s ongoing work of becoming an anti-racist church and working for racial justice within our communities, read this “Note from the Rector” on June 5, 2020.
Sign up for Trinity’s Social Justice and Racial Reconciliation Working Group’s email newsletter to get information on regular events hosted or supported by Trinity.
Just Mercy Film Discussion: August 6, 6:30pm
On your own or with your family, we invite you to watch the film Just Mercy, based on the book by Bryan Stevenson. Then join us on August 6, 6:30-7:30pm, for a community discussion on the film’s topics of racism, poverty and their effects on the American criminal justice system. All are welcome (even if you cannot watch the film first). Trinity’s outreach and justice leaders, David and AmySue Bacon, will moderate our online discussion. You can join the conversation on Zoom here.
Join Our Letter Writing Campaign to Ensure We Can All Vote by Mail this Fall
Trinity’s Social Justice and Racial Reconciliation Working Group is asking us all to please help ensure a safe and fair election for all on November 3 with “No Excuse” Absentee Ballots. Join us in a letter writing campaign to urge our Governor, Secretary of State and Election Commission to take action. You can find all the info you need here.
Showing Up for Racial Justice House Meetings – August 4, 5:30-7:30pm
Trinity is hosting a new round of house meetings, a small group for white people to learn about whiteness, how we can better support black lives, and dismantling racism. We’ll meet on the first Tuesday of every month for the next seven months. For more information, click here.
Sunday Dinner Reopens August 9 @ 12pm!
For more than 12 year, Trinity has provided hospitality and a hot meal for its neighbors on Sundays at noon. After a COVID-hiatus, Sunday Dinner is reopening on August 9 in a new outdoor “to-go” style setup. We need volunteers to help distribute the meal (following all COVID-19 prevention guidelines). For more information about volunteering and to sign up this fall, go to Signup.com. Please invite your friends and family to join us! For more information, contact Rev. Jen at [email protected].
Making Masks for Indy’s Vulnerable Neighbors
Calling all those who can sew or who want to take the time to learn now! We are making face masks, and we need your help. We have learned over the last months that wearing a mask, whether you are healthy or unhealthy, is better than wearing no protection during this time of COVID. For many, masks are hard to come by, and this is a need we can help fill. We plan to make and distribute our homemade masks to the neighbors we serve, by way of MNFP, Sunday Dinner, and our other on-campus ministry partners in the coming weeks. If you’re interested in helping with this project, please email Rev. Jennifer Fisher, [email protected].
OUTREACH MINISTRY PARTNERS
We actively collaborate with city and neighborhood organizations with ever-expanding outreach and justice advocacy ministries.
We sustain our vital partnerships while creating new initiatives that respond to critical social needs.
Horizons at St. Richard’s Episcopal School (SRES)
Horizons at SRES offers a five-week educational summer enrichment program serving low-income public school students with a broad range of academic abilities.
Mid-North Food Pantry (MNFP)
Housed in the Trinity Outreach Center, the Mid-North Food Pantry is a charitable, non-profit agency supported by several mid-north churches, which pledge monetary support and collect food to stock its shelves. Contact: Erin Vincent – [email protected]
Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic
Housed in the Trinity Outreach Center, Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic is a faith-based, non-profit corporation promoting justice through legal representation and legal education for our low-income neighbors as a way of demonstrating Christ’s love.
Project Home Indy
Project Home Indy (PHI) is a comprehensive residential support program for pregnant and parenting teens – young women who with their children would otherwise be trapped in a cycle of poverty.
St. Nicholas Early Learning, Inc.
Housed in the Trinity Outreach Center, St Nicholas is a high-quality, affordable, and inclusive program for infants, toddlers, and three year old children in the Mid-North neighborhoods of Indianapolis. St. Nicholas was started by Trinity parishioners and became a 501c3 in June 2016. Contact: Dr. David Sandrick, Executive Director – [email protected]
Second Helpings, Inc. accepts donated perishable and overstocked food to prepare nutritious meals for thousands of hungry children and adults every day, and distributes them free of charge through local social service agencies in Greater Indianapolis.
Trinity Haven will be Indiana’s first residential facility to focus on the needs of LGBTQ young people who are at risk for homelessness. Inspired and started by a dedicated team of Trinity parishioners, Trinity Haven is now an independent 501(C)3 organization.
Trinity has provided a combination of a gift and loan to purchase the Trinity Haven property.
Contact: Jenni White, Executive Director – [email protected]