Trinity has been a Jubilee Ministry community since 1982. The Episcopal Church (churchwide) grants this special designation to parishes with particular focus and energy devoted to outreach. Over the years, Trinity has dedicated a portion of its assets, both human and financial to serve the needs of those less fortunate. Some programs no longer exist; others were “birthed” at Trinity and now function independently; some are short-term; new ones continue to be born of Trinity ideas, inspired by the Holy Spirit.
laundry love muscatine
Founded January 2016
Laundry Love ministry provides the quarters and laundry products to individuals and families who cannot afford the cost of doing laundry. Participants receive vouchers from community partner agencies and show up at a local laundromat with their dirty laundry at least once a month. They are met with friendly faces and a helping hand. They walk out with clean clothes and a restored sense of dignity and worth.
Volunteers from Trinity and the Muscatine community serve at Laundry Love, providing quarters, adding fabric softener, helping sort and fold, and offering fellowship. Financial donations as well as laundry products, soap, and socks can made through the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
Jubilee COMMUNITY center (JCC)
Founded November 2012
The Jubilee Community Center was founded by Trinity Episcopal Church in November 2012. It was originally located in the Bisesi building at 413-415 East Second Street, then owned by the church, and has since moved to the Muscatine Center for Social Action (MCSA), 312 Iowa Avenue. The Jubilee Community Center is designed to be a welcoming place for people of all ages. Visitors with special needs and their caseworkers frequently gather for card games, practice cooking, and socializing. JCC is staffed totally by volunteers and is governed by a community board, while the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine provides fiscal management. JCC is pleased to work with many community partners as it seeks to serve the people of Muscatine. The center is open to everyone Monday-Thursday, 3:00-6:00 PM.
Loaves and Fishes
Loaves and Fishes is a free meal served each Saturday from the kitchen at the Muscatine Center for Social Action (MCSA) to anyone in the community. Trinity Church was instrumental in getting this program started and members continue to help with a meal four times per year.
Trinity has partnered with Senior Resources in the Medical Lending Closet since 2009. Equipment is accepted, stored, and distributed by Senior Resources. Trinity assists with publicity and communication.
Each year Trinity “adopts” 3-4 seniors in need and generously fills their wish list (and more)! It is our joy and delight to deliver gifts for Christmas.