The Missions and Social Concerns Committee is involved in supporting a number of missions, both financially as well as with active, hands-on involvement by members of the Committee. Most of these missions are local.
The Missions and Social Concerns Committee invites any members of the Congregation who have a concern for missions to join us. We meet on the first Tuesday of the month at 3:00 PM in the Kepler Conference Room at the church.
Birthday Missions Offering
A number of missions are supported by our Birthday Missions Offering. The Birthday Offering works like this: each month we send birthday cards to members of the congregation who will have a birthday in that month. We ask for a donation of one dollar for each year of the person’s age (or whatever that person can afford). This amounts to a once-a-year offering for each member, and has been very successful at supporting the missions of Trinity Presbyterian.
The list below describes the missions supported by the Birthday Missions Offering.
- Family Life Center: Operating in Flagler County, they provide temporary refuge to persons and families that are victims of domestic violence or abuse.
- Whispering Meadows Ranch: Serving Flagler County, the ranch provides rehabilitation for the physically and mentally disabled via an equine therapy program.
- Boy’s & Girl’s Club of Flagler/Volusia: The club, operating out of Rymfire Elementary School has over 200 children enrolled in their after-school program where they are trained in character and leadership skills and receive academic tutoring.
- Mandeville Life Skills Center: A training center here in Palm Coast for the mentally and physically disabled. They provide vocational training, and assist their trainees in procuring employment with local businesses.
- Trinity Presbyterian Church of Chinle: A small church located on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona dedicated to spreading the Gospel among Native Americans.
- The Resource Center: A program operated by The United Church Women of Flagler County, provides food for needy families in Flagler County.
- Jamaican Mutual Mission: Operated by The St. Augustine Presbytery it sends medical and dental teams to Jamaica, providing free care for the underprivileged.
- Flagler “One Blood” Bank: This organization provides vital blood services for the residents of Flagler County.
- Peace Offering: The St. Augustine Presbytery program designed to promote peace initiatives and educational programs, worldwide.
- Christmas Joy Offering: A program designed to help retired pastors, without a pension plan, and newly ordained pastors waiting for their call.
- Christmas “Angel Tree” Promotion: Our annual program where we collect gifts to be distributed to children of needy families in Flagler County.
- Clothing Collection: Twice a year we collect clothing and donate it to Emanuel’s Closet, an organization in Palm Coast that distributes clothing, free of cost, to needy families.
Family Food Program
Trinity’s Family Food Program is funded primarily by The Gilda Blair Endowment Fund and anonymous donors. This program provides food vouchers, valued at $125 a month, for up to twelve months, to families in Flagler County. The program assists families in need of immediate, temporary assistance.
Another facet of the program is to provide for our youth here at the church. We provide snacks for our Trinity Troopers, Children’s Choir and Middle School functions, as well as Vacation Bible School, Sunday School end of year cook out, and the annual Sunday School Christmas Party.