Outreach

At Trinity, we believe that being part of a caring church community equips and strengthens us to serve in the world.  If you go to just about any community event or board meeting in this city, you will probably meet up with someone associated with Trinity.  We are proud of the way our members serve in so many different capacities in our community.

As a church community, we also offer several specific Trinity-supported outreach projects.  All of these programs welcome new volunteers and most do not require an on-going commitment (i.e. you can volunteer just once if that is what works for your schedule).  If you are interested, please contact the church office and we will get you connected.

Games Night

For many years, our Games Night ministry has enabled people with intellectual challenges to gather for food, fellowship and fun.  They meet on the fourth Monday of each month for an evening of games and bingo followed by lunch.  Throughout the year, they have a number of special events including a Halloween costume dance, a tour of the Christmas lights and gift exchange at Christmas and a June wind-up barbecue at Island Park.

Portage Soup Kitchen

One Friday a month, Trinity provides a team of volunteers to serve lunch at the Portage Soup Kitchen.  We also have periodic fundraisers to support this important outreach ministry in our community.

Portage Food Bank and Christmas Hampers

On the second Sunday of each month, we collect non-perishable food items for our local food bank.  During Advent, we have a white gift service where we collect non-perishable food and toys for the local Christmas hamper project.

Family Abuse Prevention Centre

On the second Sunday of the month, we also collect toiletries for the local women’s shelter.  If you have unused Shopper’s Optimum points, you can also donate them through Trinity so they can buy whatever supplies they need.  Simply contact the church office to find out more.

Northern Supply Project             

In the Fall, the UCW collects warm clothing for northern communities through the UCW supply program and these items are sorted and shipped to communities that can use them.  When you are cleaning out your closets in the Fall, please remember this ministry.

Fair-Trade

As part of our commitment to global justice, we use Fair Trade coffee at all church functions.

Mission and Service Fund

Our congregation gives generously to the work of the United Church of Canada in Canada and around the world through the Mission and Service Fund.  We are very proud of our track record and the work that M and S is doing.  Find out more here.

Eye Glasses

We are a collection location for the Lion’s Club Eye Glasses program.  If you have used eye glasses in good condition that you no longer need, please consider dropping them off at the church.

Other Fundraising

As part of our commitment to living generously, we respond to numerous fundraising initiatives and giving opportunities throughout the year.  Recent fundraisers have supported:  Rock Lake United Church Camp, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Portage la Prairie, the Portage Ukrainian Nursery School, FOCUS (the local growing project for the Canadian Food Grains Bank), Grandmothers Giving (a project to support grandmothers raising their orphaned grandchildren in sub-saharan Africa), the United Church appeal for Fort McMurray Relief, the Portage and Area Coalition for Refugees, and the Portage Soup Kitchen.

 

 

Join us at Portage Pride

Saturday, September 16 we will march with the Trinity banner in Portage’s 2nd Pride Parade.  Join us at the parking lot at Stride Place, Island Park at 10 a.m. for speeches and 11 a.m. for the parade. Look for our Trinity banner.

Sunday School Resumes

Our Sunday School program gets underway for another year on Sunday, September 17.

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