…courageously working to change our world… MISSIONS and OUTREACH
By growing closer to God through Jesus Christ, we are naturally called and inspired to find ways to serve others. There are a great variety of ways you can engage in missions and outreach in our local community and world, and these are just a few that Trinity Heights regularly partners with.
The Trinity Heights Assistance Program helps individuals or families who are in need of financial assistance, most often in the form of gas vouchers and grocery cards. Although we try our best to meet the most immediate need, we also seek to meet those needs that will best help these individuals or families in the long term.
The monies given through the Assistance Program come from members and regular attendees of our congregation regular attendees. Although we accept donations throughout the year, a special offering is gathered every year on Christmas Eve, especially for the Assistance Program. It is with this generosity that Trinity Heights is able to reach to those in need within our own community.
Each year, Trinity Heights pays annual apportionments to The United Methodist Church. “Together, through our connected congregations, we accomplish what no single church, district or annual conference ever could hope to do alone.” Apportionment dollars support the work of The United Methodist Church worldwide, including many designated mission and outreach funds and ministries of The United Methodist Church.
Through our connections with their local leadership, Trinity Heights helps to support the ministries of Intervarsity Christian Fellowship and the United Campus Ministry at Northern Arizona University.
UMCOR, the United Methodist Committee on Relief, is an extension of our United Methodist connection whose goal is to assist the most vulnerable people in our world affected by crisis or chronic need. UMCOR reaches people in 80 countries, including the United States, providing humanitarian relief when war, conflict, chronic poverty, or natural disaster disrupt life.
UMCOR spends 100% of designated donations on the projects specified by donors, with all overhead expenses supported by our United Methodist Churches through a single annual special offering.
Flagstaff Family Food Center
This local gem within our own community provides nutritional meals in a safe, pleasant environment and assists children with reading, homework, and social skills. One Sunday each month, a group of volunteers from Trinity Heights give their time to the Flagstaff Family Food Center and help with preparing food, setting up for meals, or serving.
Faithworks is a locally-based charity connected to multiple churches in Northern Arizona. FaithWorks was the vision of a group of local pastors and church leaders. Their desire was to see the Church work together, across denominational lines, to do missions as Christians united by The Great Commission (Matt 28:19-20). The mission of FaithWorks is “to unite the Christian community in mission ministry through providing opportunities for education, information, and practical mission experiences locally, nationally, and internationally." FaithWorks sends out mission teams with three areas of focus: construction/maintenance, children’s ministry, and medical ministry.
Trinity Heights United Methodist Church has been supportive of and involved with the ministry of FaithWorks since its inception in June, 2000.
Habitat For Humanity
We support our local Habitat for Humanity, including helping the organization to fund no-interest loans to families in our immediate neighborhoods to pay for needed improvements to existing homes, such as new roofs. Members of our church serve on Habitat teams, and others help to provide lunches for teams building homes!
Kidz At Heart
"Kidz At Heart" is an international organization that helps to train adults to lead Sunday School and other Christian Educational ministries world-wide. Trinity Heights helps to support this worthwhile organization with funds, prayer, and even sending church members on mission trips to train educators around the world. In 2016, members of our church are going to Tanzania, Africa, to help support, encourage, and equip Christian adults to reach children in the name of Jesus Christ! What amazing work!
Sunshine Rescue Mission
Sunshine Rescue Mission is a fantastic organization that, among other things, helps to provide housing to homeless individuals and families in our Flagstaff community. In addition to financially supporting SRM, Trinity Heights members participate in their ministry, we help to host their annual fundraiser, and we support them in other ways.