Seek & Serve
Christ calls us to seek and serve so our neighborhoods and cities will flourish.
At Trinity we seek to pursue justice, mercy, and grace within our neighboring communities and the wider city.
The following is a list of outreach and social justice programs in which Trinity parishioners and friends actively organize events and share experiences serving our neighbors in Indianapolis and beyond.
Bread for the Word
“We can end hunger in our time.” Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad. By changing policies, programs, and conditions that allow hunger and poverty to persist, the organization provides help and opportunity at home and far beyond. But churches and charities can’t do it all. The government must also do its part. With the stroke of a pen, policies are made that redirect millions of dollars and affect millions of lives. By making voices heard in Congress, we make our nation’s laws fairer and more compassionate.
Every year, Trinity participates in the annual Offering of Letters. In 2021, the Vestry also approved the Outreach Advisory Committee’s request to become a member church with both Bread for the World.
Childhood Hunger Education, Engagement, and Reverence (CHEER)
CHEER is an active group of young people ages 3-12 years old and their parents learning, serving, and spreading CHEER to the Mid-North Food Pantry.
Dayspring Family Shelter Sunday Dinner
Trinity volunteers serve dinner to Dayspring Shelter residents the third Sunday of every other month.
Dayspring Center provides emergency shelter, clothing, and three nourishing meals a day for homeless families with children in central Indiana. Families turn to us as a last resort; some to escape domestic abuse, others have experienced financial collapse, medical problems, or other crises that caused them to lose their home.
Exodus Welcome Team
The Welcome Team partners with Exodus Refugee Immigration to host newly arrived refugee families in the Indianapolis area.
Exodus Refugee Immigration. Exodus has a long history of welcoming refugees and asylees from many countries, cultures, languages, faiths, and political opinions. We began in 1981 with the mission to serve the legal needs of immigrants and Cuban refugees, who had arrived as part of the Mariel boatlift in 1980. Since that time, Exodus has helped thousands of refugees establish their lives in Indiana.
Faith in Indiana
Faith in Indiana is a catalyst for marginalized peoples and faith communities to act collectively for racial and economic equity in Indiana. It is a multi-racial, multi-class, multi-faith, non-partisan organization that reaches tens of thousands of people committed to advancing the leadership of the most marginalized (returning citizens, immigrants, excluded workers and youth).
In 2021, the Vestry also approved the Outreach Advisory Committee’s request to become a member church with Faith in Indiana, a justice and advocacy network who we have partnered with for several years.
Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity
Teams partner with Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity, Mapleton Fall Creek Development Corporation, local churches and businesses, to rehab homes in the neighborhood.
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
We envision a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
The Trinity Green Team provides a focus and suggests ways for Trinity and its members to be more environmentally responsible.
Social Justice & Racial Reconciliation Working Group (SJRR)
This group plans and offers programs that encourage healthy and vital conversations about racial justice in our city and beyond.
The purpose of the Social Justice and Racial Reconciliation Working Group (SJRR) is to create opportunities that provide information, advocacy, and initiatives that address the many social injustices, particularly related to race, in our society today.
Trinity Sunday Dinner
Trinity Sunday Dinner provides a hot, nourishing “to-go” style meal every Sunday to our neighbors. Currently, we are distributing the meal at the lobby entryway and prepping the meal downstairs in the TOC dining hall. Come join us! You can register as an individual, family or a pod.
The Sunday Dinner seeks to nourish the spirit and bodies of those among us who are hungry, thereby creating a more viable community through generosity, hospitality and fellowship.
While the COVID pandemic required us to modify our ministry, we continue to affirm and connect with our neighbors and community members by our presence and fulfilling ordinary hunger needs. As all communities move toward normalcy, Trinity will realign this ministry again to reach into our community as Christ would have us do in the spirit of common love, service and generosity.
United Thank Offering
The United Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of The Episcopal Church. Through UTO, individuals are invited to embrace and deepen a personal daily spiritual discipline of gratitude.
UTO encourages people to notice the good things that happen each day, give thanks to God for those blessings and make an offering for each blessing using a UTO Blue Box. UTO is entrusted to receive the offerings, and to distribute the 100% of what is collected to support innovative mission and ministry throughout The Episcopal Church and Provinces of the Anglican Communion.