Serving the community of OB and beyond.
Here are just some of the ways we seek to live our mission in the community of Ocean Beach and around the world.
Loaves and Fishes
Loaves and Fishes distributes food three mornings a week from the Episcopal Ministry Center. The program is sponsored and supported by twelve Point Loma area churches and has been in existence for over 27 years. The first Sunday of each month is the "official" collection day for Holy Trinity donations. Items and food given will be blessed during the Mass on that day. However, donations are gladly accepted any day and can be brought in any day and any time. The program is in need of non-perishable food items and small toiletries at all times of the year. During the cold winter months, Loaves and Fishes will also appeal for items that will help those in need get through those harsher conditions.
Kairos is a Greek word that translates as a moment in time where God has scheduled something special to happen. The Kairos ministry is devoted to helping people incarcerated in prison know that God has special moments planned for them even while they are more worried about the mundane time (Chronos) ahead of them. By going into the prisons, this ministry focuses on the idea of forgiveness to help those inmates. Through the use of the cookies provided by our parishioners the inmates learn that everyone is in need of forgiveness, that God will forgive them, and that they need to forgive others as well. This ministry is supported by Holy Trinity both by the volunteers going into the prison and by those who bake the cookies they use.
The Diocese of Dar Es Salaam
Holy Trinity Parish actively encourages funds through direct contributions from parishioners to go to the church in Tanzania.
The diocese of Dar es Salaam was established in 1963. It occupies an area of 11,600 sq miles including 42 parishes and 180 rural missions. As with many third-world countries, Tanzania is challenged by poverty, malnutrition, poor medical care, and lack of education. Additionally, churches in this region continue to undergo attacks by those who oppose Christianity in the region. Archbishop Valentino Mokiwa is responding to these challenges by offering elementary and secondary school programs, operating a health clinic, and a radio station in addition to providing traditional orthodox Anglican guidance. He also intends to establish the Toni Job Opportunity & Vocational Training Center soon.
Society of Anglican Missionaries and Senders (SAMS)
SAMS engages in dynamic relationships with the church worldwide, experiencing the broken restored, the wounded healed, the hungry fed, and the lost found through the love and power of Jesus Christ. We are connected to SAMS through Western Anglicans priest, Fr. David Alenskis and his missionary work in Belize. Find out more at www.samsusa.org.