December 4, 2018

Trinity Outreach Commission Minutes,

Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 7:00PM

The tenth Trinity Outreach Commission Meeting of 2018 took place on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 in the classroom at the top of the stairs. Those in attendance were: Greg Gemeinhardt, Betty Mitchell, Janet Robinson, Darry Rhine, Ted Bell, Marsha DeWitt, Steve DeWitt Shari Burrows, Robert Edwards and Robb Dorward

Greg opened with prayer.

New Business:

Master Provisions – The Commission is invited to visit and tour Master Provisions on December 11th at 6:30pm. Master Provisions is located at 7725 Foundation Drive, Florence, KY. Interested Commission members should let Joe Obrochta know you will be attending.

Garden Mart Outreach Disbursements- Greg told the Commission that the ECW dedicated the $3000 Sprouts & Stouts profits to 6 Outreach supported organizations. The Commission decided to give each group $500. The organizations receiving disbursements are:

  • Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky $500
  • Family Promise $500
  • CASA $500
  • Lincoln Grant Scholar House $500
  • Emergency Shelter $500
  • Welcome House $500

Lincoln Grant Scholar House – Sewing Workshop Wednesdays – Betty Mitchell proposed a rental scenario where, when $100 is raised, Outreach would kick in an additional $50 to purchase another sewing machine for LGSH.

  • Marsha reported that she delivered two food baskets with Thanksgiving Meals.
  •  Betty’s available dates for additional workshops in 2019 are: 1/9, 1/23, 2/6, 2/20. Greg to make sure Giving Tree communication is executed. Possibly move the tree to the bagel table.
  • LGSH Family Support –Marsha reminded the Commission we had a placeholder of $500 to use to support a family at Lincoln Grant Scholar House. Marsha volunteered to use the $500 to purchase gift cards.

2019 Commission Programs:

 The Commission presented ideas which may be explored further during 2019. The ideas included:

  • Parent Cafes – The Commission agreed to search for a group looking to do a Parent Café and find out the particulars of their needs.
  • Read Ready Covington – getting children 2-5yrs ready for Kindergarten. Determined more information will be researched.
  • Senior Citizens – as a possible group to focus on in some way
  • Survey the Congregation to see what people already do in the way of volunteering
  • Focus on a particular family in need and help them move through the process by providing the appropriate resources for them

Strengthening Families – Marsha told the Commission there will be a meeting this Thursday evening, December 6th.

Welcome House – Katie Davidson requested Outreach again support the Welcome House Adopt a Family Program – The Commission decided to provide $900 for the 2 families provided by Welcome House which equated to $100/person. A motion was made and passed unanimously. Robb will supply Gary with necessary information to get check to do shopping this weekend.

Door Ministry – Marsha reported that she delivered 40 bags to the office and Holmes High School

 2018 Budget Disbursements –

  • St. Pau’s Food Pantry - $1500
  • Family Promise - $2000
  • Emergency Shelter - $2000

St. Mary’s Box Project – Robb reported that St. Mary’s had received the $1000 for their Box Project.

Peru Luz de Esperanza – Steve requested the Commission consider a major project next year to support the school. Steve will post the latest newsletter sent to the Commission.

Chimes Article- Marsha agreed to put an article in the Chimes about the Thanksgiving baskets.

Next Meeting – January 22, 2019 at 7:00PM in the classroom at the top of the stairs.

Respectfully Submitted,

Robb Dorward


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