Our Ministries

SOCIAL MINISTRY PROJECTS

Pine Haven Worship – Worship time is normally held for the residents of Pine Haven Home on the second Sunday of each month at 1:00 p.m.  People from Holy Trinity help lead worship for the residents  with Pastor Boomhower.  Pine Haven is located at 199 Pine Haven Drive, Fenelton, PA 16034.

Pine Haven Christmas Gifts – A team of people solicits contributions from the congregation to buy Christmas gifts for the residents of Pine Haven Home.  These gifts include personal items and small treats.  The items are wrapped and delivered to the residents.

Prayer Shawl Ministry – The Prayer Shawl Ministry meets on the first and third Saturdays of the month from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Whether you are a seasoned crocheter or knitter, or just learning, all are welcome.  Shawls will be made and prayed over as a group while they are being created and then blessed by Pastor Boomhower.  They will be given to anyone in need to be wrapped in the warmth of healing prayer.  Please bring your needles, hooks, yarn, and any patterns for shawls that you enjoy making.  Donations of yarn will be gratefully accepted.

Thread Brigade  – The Thread Brigade meets on Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m., but some members work on quilts at home.  The Thread Brigade welcomes new members.  You do not have to commit to coming every week or be a seamstress.  They have jobs for everyone: cutting, pinning, sewing, knotting, etc.  They will teach you what to do.  In 2011 quilts were given to a local family that lost their house in a fire, to the Chicora American Legion for the Wounded Warrior Fund, to Butler Veterans Hospital for Christmas gifts for patients, and to Lutheran World Relief.

Katie’s Kitchen –  Katie’s Kitchen, a ministry of St. Mark’s and Trinity Lutheran Churches in Butler, offers hot meals to residents in need in the city of Butler.  Katie’s Kitchen prepares and serves approximately 100 to 150 meals weekly on Thursdays and coordinates volunteers who set up, cook, serve and clean up for each meal.  When there are five Thursdays in a month, Holy Trinity supplies the volunteers needed to help with Katie’s Kitchen.  Ten people are needed from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. to help cook and set up, and 15 to 20 people are needed from 4:45 to 6:30 p.m. to serve and clean up.

Petroleum Valley Food Cupboard – The Petroleum Valley Food Cupboard supplies food to individuals and families in need who live in Karns City School District within Butler County.  The Food Cupboard is supported by various churches and individuals in the local area.  Holy Trinity provides volunteers to pickup food at Sunnyview in Butler, unload the truck from Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank, and set up the Food Cupboard.

Chicora Medical Center Bingo – During the months from September through April, volunteers from Holy Trinity go to Chicora Medical Center to help with bingo for the residents there.  Bingo begins at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of the month in the dining room.

American Red Cross Blood Drives  –  American Red Cross Blood Drives normally happen every other month.  People are needed to give blood.  People are also needed for supporting roles for the blood drive.  These jobs involve baking cookies in advance of the drive, signing people in, and serving them cookies and drinks when they are finished donating.

Soup for Home from the Hospital – Vegetable soup is made once a year to take to those members who have been in the hospital.  Volunteers get together to prepare the soup in electric roasters.  Vegetables are donated by members of the congregation.  The finished soup is processed in quart jars.  Vegetable soup is taken to the recuperating person by a church member.

Highway Litter Cleanup  –  Two to three times a year individuals or groups from the church pickup litter from Kepple’s Corners along Route 68 to Dollar General.  The road is divided into three sections: From Kepple’s Corners to Church Drive, from Church Drive to Youth Center Road, and from Youth Center Road to Dollar General.  Bags, gloves, and vests are provided for highway cleanup.

Care Notes  –  Care notes are brochures that address specific needs that a person may have.  They are purchased, put out in the lobby for use, and overseen by one or two members of the congregation.  You can pick them up for your personal use, or take one to place in a greeting card for someone who might be able to benefit from the Care Notes.

Prayer Chain  –  Holy Trinity has a prayer chain in place.  Prayer requests are taken and passed to the next person in the chain.

Eucharistic Ministers  –  Eucharistic ministers are members that have been trained by the pastor, and are responsible for visiting homebound members, those in long term care facilities, hospitals, or at home recuperating from illness.  The eucharistic ministers are able to give these members communion during their visit.

Operation Christmas Child  –  This is a program involving Sunday School children as well as church members.  In late fall, flyers are sent home to ask for donations of items that children use, such as combs, brushes, pencils, pens, notepads, toothbrushes, etc.  These items are packaged, taken to Butler, and then sent across the world to needy children that can use them.

Easter Bags  –  Easter bags are put together with fruit, candy, and cookies.  These items are received from individuals who sign up to provide them.  The bags are put together and delivered to members of the congregation who are homebound, in long term care facilities, hospitals, or at home recuperating from illness.  This happens every year on Palm Sunday.

Christmas Fruit Baskets –  Fruit baskets are put together mid-December and delivered to members of the congregation who are homebound, in long term care facilities, hospitals, or at home recuperating from illness.

College Care Packages –  Cookies, candies, or small snacks are made or purchased by members of the congregation to be placed in college care packages.  These packages are assembled in the fall and spring and sent to members of the congregation who are in college.

Funeral Dinners  –  A team of members makes a funeral dinner for family and friends following a funeral service.  These people cook, set up, serve, and clean up.