Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, located on Monroe Park at 8 North Laurel Street, has been providing for many of the needs of Richmond’s homeless for 32 years.
On Friday, October 27, at 12:30 p.m., we invite the greater Richmond community to a Service for Remembrance, Hope, and Healing. As a community of faith, we will mark the annual observation of All Saint’s Day with a service remembering those who have died, especially the homeless and those who remain unidentified to anyone but God.
We understand that those who live on the margins are not always able to attend funerals for family members, friends and loved ones who have died. We are offering an opportunity to remember those who have died with this special service. We will also provide healing prayers for any and all who attend.
Our Red Door Ministries include several components:
- Our Friday Soup Kitchen which opened in 1985 and serves over 6000 meals per year. The meals are based on fresh ingredients, and are home cooked. It is staffed by volunteers of all ages who arrive early in the morning to cook and finish in the mid-afternoon after the dishes are done. There is often live music provided by volunteer bands and musicians.
- A clothing closet where guests can choose needed clothes, blankets and toiletries. “One of our guests told us about an upcoming job interview, and the volunteers dressed him for success. Another told us that she had been invited to a classical music concert but had nothing to wear. Working together, she put together a new outfit for her evening of fun and music.”
- Prescription Assistance to help people buy much needed medication.
- 12:30 p.m. worship service every Friday.
“It is part of our promise as Baptized Christians to love one another as Christ loves us, and to respect the dignity of every human being. We recognize all people as God’s beloved children and desire that all life be celebrated. It is not always possible for those who live on fixed incomes to participate in funerals, and it is not always possible to have a time to remember those who have died. We want to take this time to recognize all those who go unnoticed throughout the year.” The Rev. Kimberly Reinholz Associate for Service, Campus Ministry and Pastoral Care at Grace and Holy Trinity Church