Trinity has been a Jubilee Ministry community since 1982. The Episcopal Church 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 are short-term, and others birthed at Trinity have become community institutions. New ministries continue to be born at Trinity ideas, inspired by the Holy Spirit and built by loving hands.
laundry love muscatine
Founded January 2016
Laundry Love ministry provides the quarters and laundry products to help individuals and families who cannot afford the cost of doing laundry. Vouchers are handed out each month by community agencies to those who demonstrate need. Participants bring their dirty laundry to a local laundromat and are met with friendly faces who provide quarters, add fabric softener, and offer fellowship over sorting and folding clean laundry. This special ministry, which happens once or twice a month, provides participants with the sense of dignity that comes from fresh-smelling clothes.
Volunteers are always welcome at morning and evening events; contact Trinity to find out the next date and time. Financial donations can be made to the Laundry Love fund administered by the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Donations of soap, socks, and other laundry products can be dropped off at Trinity Muscatine and will be gratefully accepted.
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.