Trinity United Methodist Church designates a specific charity each month to which the monthly mission offering is given.  Our offerings reach both near and far to a variety of ministries.  Together we can do more than we can do individually.
Here is a list of the charities designated for the remaining months of 2021.
 
June:      Connectional Ministries – this is also a part of our apportionments which is our offering to the conference for these ministries which include but are not limited to:
     Camps and Retreats – Asbury Hills and Camp Providence (we use Camp Providence for outings and this year our Vacation Bible School is being held there)
     Wesley Foundations at colleges in South Carolina (our college students participate in these)
     Spartanburg Methodist College
     Congregational Specialists who offer events for churches and conference events for our youth such as Revolution which they attend each year
     Ministerial Scholarships for those pursuing a vocation in the ministry
     Methodist Retirement Homes in South Carolina (we have members who have moved to these facilities)
 
July: Samaritan’s Purse (Operation Christmas Child)
This offering is used by Trinity for the purposes of ordering shoeboxes to have on hand for members to fill during October and November, to add items as needed to the shoeboxes received, or to assist with the shipping of the shoeboxes.
 
August:  Aldersgate Special Needs Ministry
This is a ministry that was formed by families and friends seeking to prepare for the future of their loved ones with developmental disabilities.  They maintain homes for adults with special needs, so that they can live in a Christian environment with a professional staff dedicated to providing a loving home.  (aldersgatespecialneedsministry.org)
 
September:  Epworth Children’s Home
Trinity receives an offering twice a year for this ministry.  Epworth does not receive funds from apportionments.  The first offering was in May for the Mother’s Day Offering.  In September, it is called the “Work Day” Offering and supports the needs of the home.  (epworthchildrenshome.org)

 

October: UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief)
This committee receives and distributes every penny to people, agencies, and areas hit by disasters in our country and around the world.  They are often first-responders when it comes to those hit by natural disasters.  They also supply flood buckets, hygiene kits, school kits, and kits of other kinds to persons in need.
 
November and December:  South Main Chapel and Mercy Center
We refer to it as the “Mercy Center”.  This ministry serves the homeless and persons in need in Anderson offering opportunities for meeting their spiritual needs as well as food, support for medicines, transportation, housing, counseling, etc.