Each December, Trinity works with the Lilburn Community Co-Op to adopt families for Christmas.
ATLANTA HUNGER WALK
Each March, Trinity participates in the Atlanta Hunger Walk. The proceeds support the Atlanta Food Bank and Lutheran Services of Georgia. For the past six years, Trinity has come in first place among Lutheran churches for its support.
The Backpack Buddies program provides elementary school children who qualify for free or reduced-price meals a sack of healthy and easy-to-prepare foods. The sack is for the weekend when students are not at school and don't have access to the free-meal program. For many of these children, school meals may be the only reliable meals they eat during the week.
We are partnering with Shiloh Elementary School to support 20 children. Place your donations in the Backpack Buddies bin in Hanberry Hall or you can contribute funds, and we'll do the shopping. Make your check out to Trinity Lutheran Church and write Backback Buddies on the memo of your check.
The most needed items are:
Milk — Individual, shelf-stable (e.g., Horizon or Fairlife)
Small boxes of cereal or oatmeal packets
Chef Boyardee meals
Hormel Compleats meals
Jif to Go (peanut butter) packs
Vegetables (e.g., Libby's 4-packs or Kroger brand)
Granola bars/raisin boxes/pudding packs
Apple sauce cups or fruit cups
We are also looking for volunteers to package the meals, set out the food, or to take the prepared bags to Shiloh. Please contact the church office at 770-972-4418 for more details.
BROWN BAG MINISTRY
We'd like to invite you to participate in our inter-generational ministry to take brown bag lunches to the Memorial Drive Hunger Ministry. We prepare 80 peanut butter sandwich sack lunches and distribute them downtown to the hungry. Teams are in place to make sure everything needed is ready and available.
There is a place for everyone to participate! You could donate food items or lunch bags or donate your time to put lunches together, deliver lunches or drive! We hope you'll help Trinity and our youth as we minister to those less fortunate than ourselves.
GWINNETT CHILDREN'S SHELTER
Trinity provides Sunday dinner for the Gwinnett Children's Shelter each month for approximately 25 children at the shelter. We have a list of volunteers that are called on a rotating basis and asked to either prepare a portion of the meal or deliver the meal. This is a wonderful way to show your support to children that are going through a hard time.
This organization helps to feed, shelter and give a leg up to anyone in need, such as new arrivals in our country, those who are homeless or jobless and many others.
For more information, visit the Inspiritus website.
The Lilburn Co-Op provides food, clothing and funds for people in need. Trinity provides financial assistance with other churches and businesses, as well as food and personal care donations through our Loaves and Fishes collection.
For more information, visit the Lilburn Co-Op website.
Each month, Trinity focuses on a community/church ministry with a special Love Offering. The monthly focus can be found on the back of the prayer insert in our weekly bulletin.
LUTHERAN COMMUNITY FOOD MINISTRY
This ministry is hosted by Redeemer Lutheran Church in Atlanta and provides breakfast for the Atlanta homeless community five days a week, all year long.
Our church is responsible for serving at this kitchen the second Thursday of each month. We leave Trinity by carpool at approximately 9:15 AM to serve breakfast to our guests from 10:30 AM–11:30 AM. Between 130 to 200 people are served.
Schedules are prepared in advance and reminder calls are given. We go out to lunch afterward and return to the church at approximately 1:00 PM.
Each fifth Sunday of the year, Trinity collects a Noisy Offering. A noisy offering is, as its name indicates, noisy. Noisy is fun, especially for little ones. Our youngest worshipers collect spare change from the other worshipers that goes toward one of our ministries.
German food, music and drink with a community atmosphere comes to Trinity Lutheran Church each October. The annual Oktoberfest celebration runs from 11 AM to 9 PM with events inside the church and under the big tent at the back of the property.
Live music and dancing
Authentic German food and beverages
Arts and crafts fair and kids carnival games, face painting and inflatables