Everyone is welcome!
If you're searching for ways to build relationships between neighbors, spread compassion, offer healing and hope, you've found it. We follow Jesus in serving others, but you may have another reason. That's ok. You are most welcome to volunteer for one or more of our many projects. You do not have to be a member or even a regular participant of Trinity Sarasota to join us in making a difference in our neighborhood and around the world. Contact us today!
Our Six Sarasota Passion Projects
Phillippi Shores Elementary School
Our primary local project supports the staff and faculty of our neighborhood elementary school. This includes tutoring programs, teacher appreciation, and resourcing teachers. You are welcome and encouraged to join us in this neighbors helping neighbors project.
Working directly with the children requires a background screening and training in our Child Protection Policies. The school system also requires a separate background screening and short tutor training.
Fish Medical Transport
Neighbors giving neighbors in need rides to medical appointments. It's that simple. Serve as a driver or by scheduling persons over the phone.
Click here for our more about our weekday program for 2-5-year-olds. Registering now for the 2019-2020 school year.
There are many ways to volunteer in the classroom and at preschool events.
- Read to the children
- Help the children with a craft project, cooking project, or activity
- Prepare supplies for a craft project (cutting, sorting, etc.)
- Share your talent or hobby with the children
- Teacher appreciation
- Christmas gifts and graduation gifts for the students
Working directly with the children requires a background screening and training in our Child Protection Policies.
We believe education changes everything. We're proud to help fund undergraduate and graduate degree programs for our applicants.
Brookdale ALF- Phillippi Shores Campus on Swift
We currently offer a weekly worship service, Sundays at 1:30 pm, and look forward to expanding our partnership.
Shield a Badge with Prayer
Local first-responders provide their name and badge number. Members of the congregation pray for them by name daily.
Regional and International Projects
Florida Work Teams
Thanks to Hank Lunsford, we have a long-standing relationship with UMCOR. We partner with residents in rebuilding homes and lives in Hurricane Irma recovery south Florida. Come with us on a work week or work weekend.
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)
UMCOR is the humanitarian relief and development arm of The United Methodist Church serving survivors of both US and international disasters. They arrive early for relief efforts and stay for the many years of recovery work. Their work includes hurricane, fire, and earthquake recovery. In 2017, Florida received an UMCOR Hurricane Irma recovery grant of 8 million. Trinity Sarasota raises thousands of dollar towards this effort.
Florida United Methodist Children's Home
The Florida United Methodist Children's Home was established in 1908 to provide a home for orphans and other children that had nowhere else to live. Today it serves as a diverse ministry with two campuses (Enterprise and Madison) that includes residential, therapeutic group, foster and emergency shelter care. The Children's Home also provides independent living assistance and a community child care center. Our Easter offering supports the Children's Home.
Operation Christmas Child
Every November, we partner with Samaritan's Purse to provide shoe boxes full of gifts for children in developing countries.
Apportionments- a portion for others
Trinity Sarasota is honored to be part of the worldwide United Methodist connection of congregations. Each congregation gives a percentage of their offerings to fund large denominational projects like universities, new church starts, and missionaries. Together, through our connected congregations, we accomplish what no single church, district or annual conference ever could hope to do alone. Click here for more information.