Trinity United Methodist Church Atlanta
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Your Church Home in the City
Sunday School for children, youth and adults
Childcare is provided during worship for children 4 and younger.
A time of fellowship follows the worship service.
Trinity United Methodist Church has long been involved in reaching out to the community and those in need. Because of our urban location, we are faced daily with the problem of homelessless and poverty, and many of our church's outreach efforts focus on these areas.
Trinity Community Ministries
Trinity Community Ministries began in 1981 as a part of Trinity United Methodist Church. Responding to the needs of the homeless in downtown Atlanta, it opened a 30 bed shelter for homeless men in the church's basement. Later that same year, a soup kitchen was started on Sunday afternoons. In the years since, TCM incorporated as a nonprofit organization that included members from other supporting churches. With incorporation, TCM expanded its funding base to include grants from both governmental and private entities. In 1989, TCM responded to the need for long term solutions to the problems of homelessness and opened Trinity House, also housed in the basement of Trinity United Methodist Church. Trinity House replaced the shelter as a transitional program to help homeless men again become full contributing members of society.
Trinity Community Ministries (TCM) exists to provide food, clothing, shelter and counseling to the hungry and homeless in our community. TCM also helps to break down barriers between all segments of society by providing a method and opportunity for churches, individuals, and other organizations to participate in this mission and to understand the need for this outreach ministry.
The oldest and currently the only large-scale soup kitchen in downtown Atlanta that provides meals on Sundays. Trinity Table serves more than 400 meals weekly and more than 20,000 meals each year with the assistance of over 2,000 volunteers annually. Additionally, a prayer request table and agency referral service are part of this ministry. The Trinity Table soup kitchen is housed at Trinity United Methodist Church.
Trinity House Big Bethel
Based on four program goals and ten guiding principles, this 36-bed transitional shelter provideds homeless men recovering from from substance abuse with support needed to continue to overcome addiction. Each year, this program successfully prepares individuals to become self-sustaining members of society with functional households, sobriety, and full time employment.