Outreach

Outreach

The Mission Group brings together a small group of church members, to seek God's guidance on how best to spend mission giving collections; through prayer, discussion and reflection. The group meets 4 times a year and decides how to apportion collections for a variety of local, national and international charitable beneficiaries by agreeing an annual calendar of giving. Members also participate in additional charitable functions, including responding to national and international crises appeals.

Trinity supports a different charity each month. Click on a month below for details of the Outreach project for that month in 2018:


Jan     Feb     Mar     Apr     May     Jun     Jul     Aug     Sep     Oct     Nov     Dec


January

SamaritansNorth Herts and Stevenage Samaritans

Since 1953 Samaritans have been offering 24-hour confidential emotional support to anyone in distress. Their vision is for a society where fewer people die by suicide because people are able to share feelings of emotional distress openly without fear of being judged. They believe that offering people the opportunity to be listened to in confidence, and accepted without prejudice, can alleviate despair and suicidal feeling. The service (in UK and Republic of Ireland) is offered by 18,300 trained volunteers and its future depends on voluntary support.

To find out more about Samaritans click here.

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February and March

BridgeBuilders
Bridge Builders is a Christian Trust which works in partnership with primary school teachers, church leaders and committed volunteers. Our local branch is based at St. Paul’s in Stevenage.
 
It provides:

  • opportunities for children to explore the Christian faith through assemblies and class work;
  • visits to local churches for themed events;
  • mentoring and pastoral support for vulnerable children: and
  • mid-week clubs for children in years 3-9.
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 April and May

Living RoomThe Living Room premises are at the Glebe in Stevenage and the organisation helps young people with addiction problems. For a number of years now they have provided a day care service for adults receiving about 200 referrals each year. Thanks to a grant from the Hertfordshire Community Foundation the service has been extended to 13 to 17 year-olds.


The Living Room helps young people addicted to - or at risk of becoming addicted to - alcohol, street drugs such as cannabis and cocaine, or prescribed drugs such as sleeping pills. The scheme also caters for eating disorders and gambling addictions and it is hoped to extend the service to prevent the young binge drinker of today becoming the alcoholic of tomorrow.  Living Room hopes its success will inspire other organisations to invest in its work.

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June and July

Tariro Children's Life Centre
 
TariroThe Tariro Children’s Life Centre, in Kadoma, Zimbabwe, is an orphanage which provides a home for over thirty children, and an environment in which for them to flourish.  ‘Tariro’ means ‘hope’ in Shona. In November 2017, our minister Rev Steven Cooper visited the newly-opened centre, which has been recently rebuilt, after having previously deteriorated into an uninhabitable state.  Well-supported through the longstanding town-twinning link between Kadoma and Stevenage, the new home is now going strong, accommodating orphaned children who had been living for over a year in temporary accommodation.  We are raising funds that will contribute to the provision of solar geysers to provide a hot water supply to the home, as part of continuing development of the Tariro project that will eventually include a second home and an education centre.

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August

All We CanAll We Can is a pioneering international development, relief and advocacy organisation that believes in the power of partnership. It has its roots in the British Methodist Church and is inspired by Christian principles to focus on those in greatest need.The charity works through partnerships to end the cycle of suffering caused by poverty, inequality and injustice:
 
  • We support and strengthen local partners – organisations, churches and emerging initiatives that share our vision and values – to implement effective and sustainable solutions for people living in some of the world’s poorest and least served communities.
  • We respond to humanitarian crises with emergency support and help communities to be better prepared for disasters.
  • We engage in advocacy and education, both in Britain and internationally, to tackle some of the systemic causes of poverty.
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September

Farming Community NetworkFCN is a UK network of groups of volunteers drawn from the farming community and rural churches. FCN volunteers are there to ‘walk with’ and support farming people and families as they seek to resolve their problems, whatever they may be. To find out more click here.

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October and November

The HavenThe Haven plays an important part in supporting vulnerable people in the community who do not have the privilege of a home to which they can return each evening. 

To find out more about The Haven click here.



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December

Action for Children


Action for Children is the UK’s leading Children’s charity. It supports UK’s most vulnerable and neglected children, young people and their families, so that they can reach their full potential. Some are unable to live with their birth families, while others are disabled or experiencing severe difficulties in their lives.
Action for Children’s vision is a world where all children and young people have a sense of belonging and are loved and valued.

To find out more about this charity click here.

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