-We are Called to serve-
An Invitation to Walk and Talk for Mental Health
We are called to “proclaim God’s love, fight for justice, give care, and change the ways people with mental illness are treated.” The body of Christ is incomplete if people experiencing mental illness—and their caregivers—are not integrated into a visible part of the whole. (A social message on “The Body of Christ and Mental Illness” adopted by the Church Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church In America on November 10, 2011.)
One easy way in which we can respond to this call is to provide support to NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness), which provides support, education, and advocacy to hundreds of thousands of families, individuals, educators, mental health service providers, and law enforcement professionals each year. NAMIWalks, their annual fundraiser, helps to make it possible to provide these programs at no cost to the community. Because of the ongoing pandemic, this year’s walk and fundraiser will be a virtual walk again. As you might imagine, more of our friends, neighbors, and family members are facing mental health challenges and illness in the past year for many reasons.
Holy Trinity has formed a team, the “Holy Trinity Walkers and Talkers”, as a way to support the NAMIWalk. We invite you to join our team and participate in our portion of the virtual walk on May 22. In addition, we hope you can support our fundraising efforts by donating. The virtual walk for our team will be a real 5K walk (about 3 miles) in North Liberty, followed by an opportunity to interact in a socially responsible way outdoors at our church. Walking begins at the church at 8:30 am and lasts about an hour. Those who wish to talk without walking can drop by the church yard any time after 8:30 am.
Ways in which you could help:
A. Donate to the “Holy Trinity Walkers and Talkers” using the following link: https://www.namiwalks.org/team/42331
Note. If you prefer to make a donation by check, you can drop it off at the office and we can submit it for you (please make it payable to “NAMI Johnson County”).
B. Join our team, “Holy Trinity Walkers and Talkers,” and consider joining us for the walking and/or the talking, and create your own fundraising page using the following link: https://www.namiwalks.org/team/42331 (If you register to join the team, we will send you details about our “Walk and Talk.”)
C. Stop by the church yard, on Saturday, May 22, any time between 8:30 and 10:00 and join us for fellowship.
Your support means a lot! Your donation will make a difference and help people and families affected by mental illness right here in our area. Thanks and be well!
Thrift & gift
Thrift & Gift is a “thrift ministry” at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, with donated items being sold at thrift sale prices to raise money for our youth mission trips and other youth programs.
The annual Thrift & Gift sale was held July 9-11, 2020. We had over 1,000 individuals come through the sale. It was truly a labor of love and there are many to thank for all of their efforts to make this sale successful. All of the proceeds will be saved for next year's youth mission trip.
Meals from the Heartland
Due to COVID-19, Meals From the Heartland is suspended indefinitely for the time being. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.
April 6 was the date for our 2019 meal-packing event for "Meals from the Heartland." We packaged 54,432 meals!
The adult sponsor working with the youth who organize this event is Chad Oldham. Please contact him with any questions you may have at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bread basket ministry
Holy Trinity members are active in supporting the North Liberty Bread Basket. Sharing the ministry with the North Liberty Baptist Church, individuals pick up surplus bakery items from the Crosspark HyVee. Goods from are distributed to schools, senior housing centers, trailer parks, and other places where they can be routed to individuals in need. Bryce Henson is coordinating much of this in the near term and working collaboratively with Table to Table, where others volunteer, as we can learn from their experience and be good ministry partners to our community agencies. If you’d like to participate, e-mail Bryce Henson.
Holy Trinity hosts a blood drive annually through ImpactLife (formerly Mississippi Valley Blood Center). This event is typically held quarterly, and details can be found on our event page.
If you would like to learn more about Impact Life visit: .