Red Door Ministries: Hospitality, Health, and Healing
Since the early 1980’s Grace and Holy Trinity Church has been serving the hungry, homeless, food and housing insecure community of Richmond. Started by the women of the congregation as a Soup Kitchen in recent years we have expanded to a ministry of Healing, Hospitality and Wholeness. We strive to care for the whole person in body, mind and spirit to the best of our ability. We do this by providing a well-balanced meal under the supervision of our Kitchen Coordinator; a clothing closet filled with donations from the parish, individuals, and community organizations coordinated by our Social Work Intern; a healing service lead by our clergy; and our prescription assistance program.
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Many Thanks to our Local Restaurant Partners for their Help in August!
Friday August 10 Meal Provided by David Webber and the Management and Staff of Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe with three locations in Midlothian, Chesterfield and Glen Allen.
Friday August 17 Meal Provided by Rice Edmunds of Shane’s Rib Shack
Friday August 31 Meal Provided by Andy Howell of Camden’s Dogtown Market
How can I help?
Volunteers sign up through our partner organization Hands on RVA to cook, serve, or clean up the community meal.
Cooking shifts start at 10 am and you can sign up here
Serving shifts start at 11:30 am and you can sign up here
Clean up shifts start at 2 pm and you can sign up here
If you aren’t interested in working with food, you can also volunteer with the clothing closet.
Closet shifts start at 11:30 and you can sign up here
OR you can sign up to provide entertainment for the community- usually this is in the form of musical groups or individuals. If you are interested in providing entertainment please contact The Rev. Kimberly Reinholz .
In February 2017, our parishioner and friend from Red Door Ministry, John Bishop, died of a drug overdose. Before his passing John had provided the Red Door Ministry with a list of items which folks who are living on the streets need that are often overlooked. Items like : bandaids, over the counter pain relievers, medicated foot powder, batteries (all sizes), candles, antibiotic ointment, vitamin C drops, and more were on the list. In memory of John the Red Door Ministry is hoping to begin to assemble bags of these items to keep on hand for those in need. Also included in these bags will be information about local open meetings for Al-anon, AA and NA so that folks know where they can go to find help and support for themselves, friends or family if or when they need it. We are calling these gifts “Bishop Bags” in remembrance of John. If you would like to contribute any items for these bags please contact The Rev. Kim Reinholz to make arrangements.
We distributed our first round of Bishop Bags in April of 2017 and hope to make this a bi-monthly gift to our guests. Thank you in advance for your generosity.
We recently received a letter from John’s mother in support of this ministry. An excerpt is included below.
“ I can’t thank you and your ministry for starting the “Bishop Bags” project. Please let me know if there is anything you need. John would be so proud and happy to have his name attached to such a caring and helpful venture” ~ Mary Bishop