Sunday, September 10, 12-1:30 p.m.
Join your Trinity family on September 10 to celebrate Homecoming Sunday and the beginning of the fall season! Worship services will be held at 8:15 and 11 a.m. Information will be available about fall Sunday School and other programs. Invite your friends and neighbors to join you in experiencing Trinity on this special morning!
Follow your nose (and stomach!) to Trinity Café after the 11 a.m. worship service to sample delicious food tastings prepared by 16 different ministry areas at Trinity. Fun games and bounce houses for both children and youth will be available on the Green.
Help make home a little more special for our newest neighbors!
We also have an opportunity to welcome others to their home this fall. Just north of downtown, at 2075 Broadway, work is underway on a six-story residence that will be an important step in the fight to end homelessness in metropolitan Denver. Renaissance Downtown Lofts, a supportive housing project for 101 chronically homeless individuals, will be the 18th development built by the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless. This project was enabled by the Denver Social Impact Bond program, which combines government, business and philanthropic partners in a unique program targeting the needs of the homeless.
The residents of Downtown Lofts will be among our community's most challenged. Most will have experience with Denver emergency services, including police, jail, the courts and emergency rooms. The goal of Downtown Lofts is to provide them stable housing and supportive services, enabling them to lead more stable and productive lives.
Realizing that homeless individuals moving into Downtown Lofts have little in the way of personal possessions or the basic necessities of apartment living, we have begun to collect kitchen, bath and other household goods to help welcome them to their new homes. These items, which most of us take for granted, will be invaluable in helping the homeless in this major life transition. It will also show them that we consider them to be important members of our diverse community, and support them individually.
Help us provide a warm welcome to our newest neighbors by donating items from these lists:
Kitchen items: sponges, dish soap, dishwasher pods, multi-purpose cleaner, frying pans with lids, sauce pans with lids, spatulas, mixing/serving spoons, baking sheets, measuring cups and spoons, paper towels, can openers, mixing/serving bowls, platters, plastic storage containers, pitchers, coffee pots, toasters, laundry detergent
Bath items: bath towels, wash cloths, toilet paper, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, bars of soap, shaving cream, deodorant, shower curtains with rings, hair brushes and combs, toilet brushes with holders, sponges, toilet bowl cleaner
Bedroom items: twin sheet sets, blankets, pillows
Household items: buckets and mops, scissors, hammers, phillips/standard screw drivers, brooms, flashlights, pens and pencils, sewing kits, vacuums, kitchen stools, clocks, lanyards for ID badges
Pick up a Homecoming Sunday card at one of the Sanctuary doors, the Level 3 Welcome Cart or the Level 2 church office, which includes a list of these items that you can carry with you.
Please bring new, donated items to the church office on or before Homecoming Sunday, September 10.
Monetary contributions are also needed for the Coalition to purchase twin mattresses, bed bug-proof mattress covers and other furnishings. We have set up three ways in which you can donate to the Downtown Lofts:
- By check (payable to Trinity UMC) with "Colorado Coalition for the Homeless" in the memo line
- Online. Use the "Donate Now" button next to Colorado Coalition for the Homeless/Downtown Lofts.
- Through Text to Give. Text a dollar amount and HOME (e.g. $10 HOME) to 720-999-9059. You will be prompted to set up a simple account and enter your credit card information. Processing is through a secure third-party service called Kindred.