of Trinity Church
In the Garden street church offers a Sunday afternoon worship service and light lunch every Sunday at 2:00 in the undercroft of Trinity Church. This community is supported by members of Trinity Church and other parishes from the Columbus area. Since starting on Palm Sunday 2008 with only a few guests, In the Garden has grown to regularly welcome between 50 and 100 each week.
Trinity Street Ministry offers weekday assistance to our homeless neighbors. Canned foods and clean socks and underwear are distributed as available each weekday from our Parish Office. Rector's Administrative Assistant, Diane Donato coordinates this ministry and has recently been honored by the Columbus Coalition for the Homeless for her work. Parishioners are encouraged to donate packages of new socks, underwear, and easy-open canned goods (pop-tops are best).
Diane additionally helps coordinate an ex-offender ID program. When released from prison, ex-offenders are issued prison ID's that make assimilation into society very difficult. This program helps them get regular state ID's. Trinity's operating budget and a generous grant from ECSF (Episcopal Community Services Foundation) make this program possible. But Diane's dedication and compassion make it work!
His Place Dinners at St. John's Episcopal Church, Franklinton, 1003 W. Town Street, Columbus, offers weekly dinners for the homeless and underprivileged community. Trinity members serve regularly at these dinners. Contact the Parish Office for the next opportunity to serve.
Trinity joins over 40 congregations in the Columbus metropolitan area that covenant in B.R.E.A.D.: Building Responsibility, Equality, and Dignity, to advocate for systematic changes in our community which will improve the quality of life for its most vulnerable members.