Service ministries

Community Support Ministries


Gleaning is the traditional Biblical practice of gathering crops that would otherwise be left in the fields. Trinity volunteers work with the Society of St. Andrew's Gleaning Network.

Living the Nativity

With a debut during the first weekend in December of 2016, Living the Nativity brings the story of Jesus' birth to life through an interactive journey to Bethlehem to register, pay taxes, and an unexpected encounter in a stable.

Hunger and Poverty Action Group

The Hunger and Poverty Action Group provides leadership to the congregation in studying local and global hunger and poverty issues and plans appropriate action responses.

Support of Community Agencies

  • Lake Chrisitan Ministries provides food, crisis financial aid, clothing, and other essential household items to love income individuals and families experiencing illness, unemployment, or other family disruptions.
  • Neighbors Helping Neighbors provides a central resource where members can secure reliable services from screened and trained volunteers.
  • Smith Mountain Lake Good Neighbors developes skills and values in children through programs that nourish, educate, and support a love of learning.
  • Runk and Pratt Retirement Village
  • Helping Hands of Franklin County provides financial assistance to meet the emergency need of Franklin County residents in a respectful, dignified, and confidential manner.

global ministries

Global Ministries

Scrappy Quilters

The Scrappy Quilters create quilts for distributed to over 20 countries through Lutheran World Relief. The quilts provide not only warmth, but shade or serve as make-shift carriers for people fleeing in times of danger. Our high school graduates are also gifted with a custom quilt to remind them of the love bestowed on them as they go to college or into their life's adventure.

Ministries in Tazania

Door of Hope Maasai Ministry for Girls

Door of Hope Maasai ministry, started by Rev. Johnson Lyimo, is a home which will eventually house 12 to 18 Maasai girls. Reverend Lyimo’s hope is to take the girls, who are sometimes given into polygamous marriages and often exposed to the HIV/aids virus, and provide a safe Christian environment where they can live and be educated. All of the girls attend school.

Since 2006 Trinity Ecumenical Parish has been in full partnership with Door of Hope. Parishioners pray daily for the safety and well being of the girls and has provided funds for the construction of the compound, installation of a water tap, medical attention for the girls and matron, and money for food and clothing.

Door of Hope Video Video on the Door of Hope Maasai Ministry.

HAI Institute of Technology

The HAI Institute of  Technology is the realized dream of Peniel Shali, a civil engineer who understood the need for a technological school to train the youth of the area in brick making, electrical installation, tailoring, welding, and auto mechanics. Currently 30 students are enrolled at HAI Institute of Technology. The partnership with HAI is not only financial, but supported by Trinity through prayer.

Door of Hope Video Video on the HAI Institute of Technology.