What a way to start a New Year! Save new school year begins Trinity is launching a new ministry year. But year will be a little different. Okay, this year will be a lot different! You may recall that Jesus said, “You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and all Judea, in Samaria and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8b)

Perhaps these words, “that which you did for the least of these my brothers and sisters you did also for me.” (Matthew 25:40) ring a bell. Talk to one of this year’s Confirmands, ask them about John Wesley sending Circuit Riders to all the far flung towns and communities.

Sign Up! It makes perfect sense. Trinity, this year we begin the year by reaching out to Richmond. Here’s how it will work:

Saturday, September 9
8:00 AM-2:00 PM – Teams of Trinity workers will volunteer at various nonprofit partners around Richmond.

Sunday, September 10
9:30-10:30 AM Sunday School back in session
10:45 AM One combined, joyous Worship Celebration
1:00-3:00 PM Different teams of Trinity workers go to different nonprofits
4:00 PM Everyone joins together for a Celebratory Meal in Trinity Hall


Child care will be provided on Saturday for children who are preschool age and under, upon request. Contact Leila Denton (ldenton@trinityumc.net or 288‐6057 ext. 208) to request child care.

T‐shirts will be available for all volunteers, but you need to order ASAP (youth and adult sizes are available) ‐ we are asking for a $5 donation per shirt to help cover the cost.

On Sunday, September 10 at 4 PM in Trinity Hall we will be having a celebration dinner at no cost to the congregation. Everyone is encouraged to be at this dinner to celebrate our reaching out to Richmond. We ask that you bring your signature dessert to share.


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Reach Out RVA: Saturday, September 9

Shalom Farms: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
2676 Venita Rd., Midlothian
Shalom Farms is an outreach of United Methodist Urban Ministries. Through sustainable food production and hands-on experiences at the farm and in the city of Richmond, Shalom Farms provides thousands in Richmond with access to healthy food and healthy lives.
Tasks for Reach Out RVA: weeding, planting, harvesting produce

James River Clean-up: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
7200 Riverside Dr., Richmond 
Tasks for Reach Out RVA: picking up litter along the James River at Pony Pasture, lunch will be provided

Habitat ReStore: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. /  1 – 3 p.m.
1901 Roane Street, Richmond
The Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity ReStore’s work is integral to the mission of the organization as profits raised from donated items there go directly to making the dream of homeownership a reality for their families.
Tasks for Reach Out RVA: We need organizing wizards who can take the items from the warehouse and get them on the floor! Volunteers will work in the different departments (i.e. paint, flooring, tile, bathroom, electrical, furniture, etc) throughout the warehouse and retail store with tasks like sorting, organizing, labeling, unpacking, merchandising, pricing, and helping customers take merchandise to their car. Some lifting may be required.

The Doorways: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
612 E. Marshall St, Richmond
The Doorways (formerly Hospitality House) provides a healing, emotionally supportive environment for those who need to be close to the hospital but not far from the feeling of “home.” We’re Richmond’s premier provider of temporary lodging and non-medical services to patients and their families referred through our participating Richmond-area hospital partners, including: VCU Health, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, Virginia Treatment Center for Children, Sheltering Arms Hospital, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Virginia, Retreat Hospital, Hospice of Virginia and Veritas Collaborative.
Tasks for Reach Out RVA : Making 35 – 40 lunches on Saturday.

CrossOver Clinic: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
8600 Quioccasin Rd., Suite 105
CrossOver’s mission is to provide high quality healthcare, promote wellness, and connect community talents and resources with people in need in the name of Jesus Christ.
Task for Reach Out RVA: painting main hallway and patient bathroom.

PACE Center at VCU: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m 
700 W. Franklin Street, Richmond
 As a ministry of the United Methodist Church, PACE believes all are created to live in deep relationship with one another, not in isolation. Therefore, the mission of The Pace Center is to create a community on VCU’s campus that embodies a “Change of Pace.” Where people expect a life filled with relationships and purpose and reject the mentality of just trying to survive. We envision an important part of that mission to be a space where Rams can discover the unique value they bring to their community and learn to find value in others.
Task for Reach Out RVA: Interior and exterior work.

Gallagher 5K Byrd Park
Cameron Gallagher designed this race to be bright, fun, silly and honest. The SpeakUp5k race series serves as a primary vehicle to drive the SpeakUp message into the community in a powerful, positive, familial and active way. The purpose of the race is for people and families to come together and “Speak Up” for positive causes, for those that are suffering, for those that are battling depression and anxiety and to challenge people to visibly and vocally support one another. As Cameron said, “Let’s Finish This!”
Tasks for Reach Out RVA: Our volunteers will be in the start line area, keep runners in start station based upon their projected run times, after the race has started, our volunteers move to the finish line to cheer the incoming runners.

East End Cemetery: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Cleaning up an old African-American cemetery, entrance is off Evergreen Road
Task for Reach Out RVA: Removing debris, weeding

Sherbourne UMC: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
2619 Sherbourne Rd., North Chesterfield
Sherbourne UMC in Richmond’s southside maintains a food pantry to help feed those in their immediate area. Clients come every Wednesday to get a bag of groceries for themselves and their family. Trinity has been a partner with Sherbourne for many years.
Task for Reach Out RVA: Taking food we have collected, organize food pantry, fill client bags for Wednesday pick up

City of Richmond: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
3011 area of Meadowbridge Road
City provides a trash truck, we will load truck with debris/trash from neighborhood.

Reach Out RVA: Sunday, September 10

Habitat for Humanity: 1 – 3 p.m. 
Moore St., near Redskins Camp/Science Museum of VA
At Habitat for Humanity, we not only offer safe, affordable homes; we offer hope. By facilitating homeownership, families can break the cycle of poverty, which goes a long way to building a better future for multiple generations.
Habitat’s Mission: Seeking to put God’s love into action, Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Task for Reach Out RVA: Planting and landscaping for two new homes on Moore Street.

The Doorways: 1 – 3 p.m.
612 E. Marshall St., Richmond
 The Doorways (formerly Hospitality House) provides a healing, emotionally supportive environment for those who need to be close to the hospital but not far from the feeling of “home.” We’re Richmond’s premier provider of temporary lodging and non-medical services to patients and their families referred through our participating Richmond-area hospital partners, including: VCU Health, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, Virginia Treatment Center for Children, Sheltering Arms Hospital, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Virginia, Retreat Hospital, Hospice of Virginia and Veritas Collaborative.
Task for Reach Out RVA: Cleaning inside building, cleaning windows, etc.

CrossOver Clinic: 1 – 3:30 p.m.
8600 Quioccasin Rd., Suite 105
CrossOver’s mission is to provide high quality healthcare, promote wellness, and connect community talents and resources with people in need in the name of Jesus Christ.
Task for Reach Out RVA: Paint clinic hallway and patient bathroom

PACE Center at VCU: 1 – 3 p.m.
700 W. Franklin Street, Richmond
 As a ministry of the United Methodist Church, PACE believes all are created to live in deep relationship with one another, not in isolation. Therefore, the mission of The Pace Center is to create a community on VCU’s campus that embodies a “Change of Pace.” Where people expect a life filled with relationships and purpose and reject the mentality of just trying to survive. We envision an important part of that mission to be a space where Rams can discover the unique value they bring to their community and learn to find value in others.
Task for Reach Out RVA: Interior and exterior work.

East End Cemetery: 1 – 3 p.m.
Cleaning up an old African-American cemetery, entrance is off Evergreen Road.
Task for Reach Out RVA: Removing debris, weeding

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