Outreach Initiatives

TLC Singles Lunch

   Third Thursday of each month at Trinity

       

Ecumenical Food Kitchen

   Every other month on the second                   Thursday at First Presbyterian

Food Drives

   Throughout the year, along with     

   Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter food

   and goodie baskets

Juvenile Justice Book Drive

Northwest Fest & Salmon Feast

   for Family Promise of North Idaho

Backpacks and School Supplies

   for Bryan Elementary Students

Tri-Lutheran Outreach

   with We Personally Care Bags

Fair Trade Sale

Mitten Tree to benefit

   Bryan families, UGM Center for Women &     Children, St. Vincent de Paul,

   Boys & Girls Club 

Family Promise of North Idaho

   Hosting May 8-15, 2022

Singles Lunch

This monthly get together for singles of all ages is the third Thursday of the month, 11:30 am featuring a bountiful and delicious fare. Preparations and serving provided by Jan Leaf, Julie Fisher, Marie Bailey, Connie Gridley, and Karen Cook. Paula and Lindsay Moore decorate the tables and handle pre-promotion.

Mattress

We are fed at the table of Communion where Jesus Christ comes with forgiveness, life and salvation. God sends us out to share the good news and to care for those in need.

Trinity Cares and Helps:

Family Promise of North Idaho Lutheran Church of the Master joins with Trinity to host families in Family Promise several times during the year. Many volunteers are needed to support this effort. There are a variety of ways to get involved: meal preparation; purchase supplies; shop for supplies, do laundry. There are so many wonderful ways to make this program a success.

Food Bank Throughout the year, Trinity holds several food drives and collects non-perishable food items in the “Caring and Sharing” box in the Atrium. Food is distributed locally by Christ the King Lutheran Church.

We Personally Care This is a drive to collect personal care items that are donated to the community food bank.

Ecumenical Food Kitchen Every two months a team of Trinity members prepares and serves a nutritious meal for many disadvantaged people from the community. Many of these people are unemployed or disabled and might not otherwise have a hot meal. Meals are served at First Presbyterian Church.

Food Baskets Holiday food baskets are provided for families in need at Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. We have also 'adopted' Bryan Elementary - our neighborhood school - and routinely provide Food Baskets on holidays for 4 to 5 families in need.

Holidays and Heroes Children come through this annual event with a local EMT hero. Each child selects a toy and clothing and then receives a beautiful handmade quilt from TLCW-Trinity Lutheran Church Women.

Lutherhaven Scholarships Every child should be able to go to camp!

That’s what the Trinity Lutheran Women believe. Each year they provide scholarships for kids in need.

Quilts on Tuesdays Quilts are handmade and given to TLC graduates, children and adults baptized at TLC, St Vincent de Paul warming centers, the Union Gospel Mission for Women & Children, Trinity Group Homes, Kootenai County Search & Rescue, local youth who were aging out of the Foster Care system. Fabulous fabrics and/or funds to buy materials are always welcome!

Juvenile Justice Outreach Support - Thank you!

TLC Outreach again joined in supporting the efforts of the CDA Juvenile Justice Center to collect gently used/new Bibles and Faith-based books for Teens in the JJC program. Our collection box was so full, it broke apart! Thank you for your many donations in helping young lives with new directions!

Bed Buddy Campaign Results - Family Promise - March 2022

As enthusiastic FPNI Host Congregations, Trinity Lutheran and Lutheran Church of the Master are thrilled we could complete the Bed Buddy Campaign 2022 so rapidly! Upon getting FPNI’s “go ahead” on January 26th to start the campaign to replace our sixteen old, 2015 mattresses, we discovered that the passion for helping homeless families was great. With the invaluable help of TLC Council member Dan LaVine of National Mattress and Furniture, we have been blessed with a superior product that should be a joy to sleep on – a wonderful way to welcome families joining the FPNI network! We celebrate getting custom-made mattresses LOCALLY at a cheaper price ($2,385 for 15 as Dan LaVine paid for the first sample mattress!) AND not have to go out to tap other FPNI congregations to pony up for the effort! With a grant from Advent Lutheran Church in Spokane ($250), a very generous gift from Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty ($2,000), and final funds from Dougherty & Associates CPAs ($135), the effort to raise $2,385 was accomplished. Mattresses have been manufactured and picked up from Twilight Bedding in Liberty Lake! Stay tuned for a “Blessing of the Beds”!

   - - Jill Dougherty, Outreach Committee, 208-818-5465