Mission & Outreach

scoh2Grace & Holy Trinity church members can volunteer for service to the community through these activities and programs. To learn more, or to offer to help, call or click on the contact listed for each ministry on the right. The staff is always happy to talk with you.

Monroe Park

If you are concerned about the people displaced by the recent closing of Monroe Park we encourage you to be in contact with the two agencies working to find them alternate shelter:  Homeward and Commonwealth Catholic Charities.  Read more about our Red Door Ministries and all our outreach services.

Our Red Door Ministries

These ministries include our Friday Soup Kitchen, a clothes closet (open on Fridays), service of prayers and healing on Friday at 12:30 p.m. (open to all), and our prescription assistance program. For information on any of these please contact the Rev. Kimberly Reinholz.

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The International Missionary Society

The Missionary Society’s most recent international project includes a school and a dental clinic in Belize. Learn more about The Missionary Society.  The picture at the left is from our Spring 2015 trip.  The trip involved dental and eye clinics and construction.  It involved adults and VCU Campus Ministry students.

Summer Camp on the Hill:  A Great Service Opportunity Right Here in Richmond

Summer Camp on the Hill is seeking GHTC adult volunteers to mentor and supervise small groups of rising 3rd and 4th graders from the Richmond’s East End participating in a one-week activity packed summer camp. Missioners assist camp counselors during activity sessions and travel with the campers to and from their homes and on field trips. The one week camp will take place at Good Shepherd Baptist Church located on East 28th Street, August 7-12, (Tuesday through Friday 7:45-3:30 and Saturday, 7:45-12:00). A required training session will take place on Monday of that week from 9:00-3:00.

Summer Camp on the Hill is sponsored by Richmond Area Churches in the East and West End. The Missioner Application is available here. Please contact Elaine Quinn or 804 467-2154 for more information.

The Shepherd’s Center of Richmond Needs Drivers

The Shepherd’s Center of Richmond (TSCOR) is not a place or a building.  It is a non-profit, service and education organization for people around 50 and over who participate in programs of mutual interest and help their neighbors through volunteer service. Click here to read about how to volunteer.

CARITAS 

CARITAS (Congregations Around Richmond Involved To Assure Shelter)  serves as the first line of community support for anyone in need of emergency shelter. With the completion of the renovation, we are excited to welcome CARITAS back to GHTC.  To learn how to help contact the Rev. Kimberly Reinholz.  Learn how GHTC helps with CARITAS.

 Grants and 1618 Fund

Since 2005, Grace and Holy Trinity has awarded over $800,000 to agencies in the greater Richmond area that offer assistance in such areas as elder care, family case management, crisis management, food and other basic needs, health care, homeless services, and youth enrichment. Historically, GHTC has funded grants through the program budget and money received from the Trustees of the Endowment. The 1618 Fund distributes grants specifically to agencies that work in the area of early childhood development.

Christmas Ministry

Each year, Grace & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church sponsors as many as 25 families, providing gifts for children 12 and under and food for holiday meals. The Christmas Ministry gathers referrals through partner agencies. Each sponsored family is adopted by individual parishioners, families of GHTC or different ministry groups. Typically, each child will receive a small toy and some articles of clothing. The guideline for spending for these gifts is $25 per child.

Street Sheet

There are a number of services and feeding programs for the homeless in Richmond.  To download and print out a “Street Sheet” (published by Homeward) which you can hand out to folks, please follow this link.  Street Sheet

New Service Ministries

We’re developing new projects and opportunities all the time. These include summer camps in Richmond. To stay up to date, sign up for the weekly eNews.