Outreach

Celebrant        Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving
your neighbor as yourself?

People               I will, with God’s help.

Celebrant         Will you strive for justice and peace among all
people, and respect the dignity of every human
being?

People               I will, with God’s help.

(BCP, p. 305)

These are the final two solemn vows that candidates (parents and Godparents for younger children) make when they are baptized. Along with the other promises of our Baptismal Covenant, they reflect what we take to be a faithful response to the boundless grace and love that God pours out in Holy Baptism, when he unites us to the death and resurrection of his Son, pours his Holy Spirit of love into our hearts, and makes us his adopted children.

In these vows, every means EVERY and all means ALL. And Trinity has a strong history of mission and ministry in the surrounding community.

The Outreach Committee exists to encourage, sustain, and coordinate ministries of service and the works of mercy on the part of the people of Trinity in fulfillment of our Lord’s Great Commandment and our Baptismal Covenant. To facilitate face-to-face relationship with the least of these, so that all may encounter the Kingdom of God. To engage civil society as an advocate for the least of these.

You may contact the current chair (Jan Barth) or Fr. Bill (PhoneEmail) for ways to get involved.

Present ministries, many of which involve Trinity’s membership in collaboration with local non-profits, include

  • Family Promise (housing families, Fr. Bill is current board president for Longview)
  • Longview Community Ministries, especially Meals With Love
  • Cooking for Newgate Mission
  • Thanksgiving Food Drive
  • Veterans’ Ministry
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Mission of the Month