Grace & 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Summer Camp on the Hill
Held during late July and early August each summer, we partner with East End churches to offer 3 weeks of summer camp. The 2016 sessions have just ended, and were a big success!
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.