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God provides each of us with gifts to love, share and serve others. Our commitment is to build relationships and share resources to reach further than we could on our own. Trinity partners with organizations that believe in a mission and purpose based on five core values: kinship, transformative, relational, foundational, and sustainable.

Opportunities to serve are provided throughout the year; see weekly emails for information. If you have questions or have a new outreach opportunity to share, contact the Outreach Team or Jill Cornell.

From feeding our neighbors to constructing homes around the world, Trinity extends God’s love in tangible and meaningful ways. See some of the ways you can share your gifts…

Trinity’s financial synod benevolence involves the support of several other organizations such as Lutheran World Relief, Lutheran Disaster Relief and ELCA Good Gifts.

"Brothers and sisters, may we be united in the same mind and purpose.”

Corinthians 1:10

Trinity’s Annual Agape Gift Market held in November is a highlight for the church and community! The market includes Artisan hand-created items, unique local vendors, holiday greens, Agape bakery items, soup & dip mixes, raffle drawing prizes and much more!

 All proceeds are donated to support three mission efforts:  Disaster relief, local & global missions.

To learn more about AGAPE, click HERE

“And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.”

Micah 6:8

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In The Neighborhood

Over the last several years, Trinity’s Outreach has expanded to connect, serve, and build relationships in the Long Lake community and support our Trinity family. Click on the images below to learn more about each of Trinity’s Neighborhood Outreach partners.

Quilters – Every other Monday morning Trinity’s quilters meet to tie and sew quilts together to be donated to various local and global organizations such as Sojourners, Simpson, and Home Free Shelter and Bridging. New members are always welcome. Please contact Carol Ketcham.

Community Meal – Trinity Lutheran, Calvin Presbyterian, and St. George churches of Lake Long unite to provide monthly meals for church members and the community. The meals rotate among the three churches each month.

Interfaith Outreach – Trinity supports Interfaith Outreach in various ways throughout the year including donations for the food shelf, resale store, and annual Adopt-a-Family programing. The local service agency supports eight communities around the Long Lake area.

Orono Sparks – Orono School District provides this Community Education program to close the achievement and opportunity gap for kids in elementary and middle school who have an academic and financial need. High school youth and adults are needed as mentors.

Orono Woodlands – A home for six adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities neighboring Trinity to the west. Volunteer opportunities are available such as crafting with the residents or helping with yardwork. Trinity supports Woodlands annually through the Giving Tree at Christmas time.
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Meal Ministry – Through the guidance by the pastors, the meal ministry team helps to coordinate meals for an individual or family going through a stressful time in their lives. Meals are also made by the team that are provided to individuals/families when being visited by pastors or a staff member t hat would benefit from one day off of cooking. For more information, please contact Stacey Royal or Jill Cornell.

WeCAN – WeCAN is a community nonprofit that empowers and equips individuals and families to reach stability and self-sufficiency. Located in Mound, WeCAN serves the western communities of Hennepin County. Trinity helps support WeCAN through donations to the food shelf and annual Adopt-a-Family program.

“For you are all one in Christ Jesus”

Galatians 3:28

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In The City

As we grow in our own faith and discover where God is calling us to follow, we look beyond our own neighborhood to serve our local cities. Click on the images below to learn more about each of Trinity’s Local Outreach partners.

Salem Lutheran Church – A new partner church for Trinity since spring 2022. Salem Lutheran Church is in North Minneapolis and was founded in 1895. Opportunities to be in community together and build relationships include community meals, helping at their State Fair booth, praying for each other and more.

Center for Leadership and Neighborhood Engagement – A new partner for Trinity since September 2021. CLNE’s vision is to help mobilize congregations and leaders as powerful neighborhood-based agents for positive social change through building relationships.

Simpson Housing Services – A monthly lunch served at the shelter is supported by Trinity.

Habitat for Humanity – Opportunities are available to help with local building in the Twin Cities area.

Can Do Canines – A new partnership for Trinity, opportunities will be provided for learning and supporting the work of Can Do Canines.

"God does not need your good works, but your neighbor does.”

Martin Luther

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In The World

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With the gifts God entrusts to us, God calls us to love and serve our brothers and sisters around the world. Click on the images below to learn more about each of Trinity’s World Outreach partners.

Seeds of Hope Sponsorship in El Salvador – In 2011, Trinity collaborated with Family of Christ Chanhassen’s sponsorship program to support students’ education in El Salvador.

Feed My Starving Children – Semi-annually in April, Trinity hosts a Feed My Starving Children mobile packing event include volunteers from the church and community helping to feed God’s children in body and spirit. Trinity’s FMSC MobilePack event hosted September 30- October 2, 2022, involved almost 1,000 volunteers from the church and community. 279,936 meals were packed during the weekend with additional funding provided by members for almost an additional 200,000 meals- feeding almost 1,300 kids for a whole year.

Opportunity International – Trinity’s new global partnership supports the community of Albornoz, a hilly region just to the south of Cartagena, Colombia. Since 1971, Opportunity has worked to create opportunities for entrepreneurs and families in Colombia- in fact, Opportunity’s very first loan was issued to a Colombian entrepreneur to grow his space and tea business. In the decades since, Opportunity’s work has expanded to reach families further down the economic ladder. Today, the families benefitting from Opportunity’s services are the ones most in need: they have faced the greatest challenges especially due to the pandemic.

Water Mission – Trinity is a sponsor of the Twin Cities Walk for Water with a group participating in the walk supporting the work of Water Mission, a Christian-based organization. Together we will “Walk for Water” to simulate the daily routine of over a billion people worldwide.

Habitat for Humanity Global Trips – Since 2011, six groups have traveled to El Salvador to help build homes as part of Thrivent Builds/Habitat for Humanity . Future trips will be planned to El Salvador and other parts of the world. Future trips will be planned to El Salvador and other parts of the world.