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. They are met with friendly faces and a helping hand. They walk out with clean clothes and bedding, but more importantly, a sense of dignity and worth.
Volunteers, both from Trinity and the Muscatine community, serve at Laundry Love on the last Thursday of each month at Midtown Laundry, 1508 Isett Avenue, Muscatine. Financial support and donations of laundry products can be given to Trinity Church and are always appreciated.
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. It is designed to be a welcoming place for people of all ages. Consumers with special needs and their caseworkers frequently gather for card games, work on cooking goals and socializing. In March 2017, JCC relocated to MCSA (Muscatine Center for Social Action), 312 Iowa Avenue. JCC is staffed totally by volunteers and is governed by a community board. Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine does fiscal management. JCC is pleased to work with many community partners as it seeks to serve the people of Muscatine. The center is open Monday-Thursday, 3:00-6:00 PM.
Loaves and Fishes
Loaves and Fishes is a weekly free meal, served 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.