Joyful Giving

Monthly Donation

Joyful Giving is a monthly donation that is collected on the last Sunday of each month. Whether given in-person at worship, mailed to the church (put Joyful Giving in the memo) or given via the online giving portal on this website, these donations will help people and organizations in our community.

December 2021

Pastor's Discretionary Fund

This fund is used at the discernment of your pastor to support members of Trinity as well as those in need in our community.  Assistance with utilities or rent/mortgage, filling a gas tank, and giving gift cards to grocery stores are a few ways that this fund is utilized. Your gifts to this fund will be used to help people that are overly stressed and worried about how to make ends meet.  

November 2021

New Bethany Ministries

New Bethany Ministries began in the early 1980s as an interfaith ministry to relieve poverty within Southside Bethlehem. Today, this ministry mobilizes community partnerships as it relies on volunteers to impact the lives of
almost 9,000 people annually. New Bethany is home to many in need throughout the Valley, with additional sites in Bethlehem, Allentown, and Coplay. Their services provide food support, hygiene support, wellness
programming, transitional housing, permanent affordable housing, employment assistance and financial case management to individuals and families who are working toward self-sufficiency. Click here to learn more about New Bethany Ministries.

October 2021

Pastor's Discretionary Fund

This fund is used at the discernment of your pastor to support members of Trinity as well as those in need in our community.  Assistance with utilities or rent/mortgage, filling a gas tank, and giving gift cards to grocery stores are a few ways that this fund is utilized. Your gifts to this fund will be used to help people that are overly stressed and worried about how to make ends meet.  

August & September 2021

Lutheran Disaster Response

Lutheran Disaster Response brings God’s hope, healing, and renewal to people whose lives have been disrupted by disasters in the United States and around the world. LDR collaborates with other disaster response organizations and religious entities which then enables the greatest stewardship of resources and maximum impact of response. LDR provides emotional and spiritual care, coordinates volunteers through local affiliates, assists refugees with various needs, and provides long-term recovery efforts by addressing the unmet needs months or even years after a disaster strikes. Your gifts make it possible for this church to provide fast and effective support to communities in need, whenever and wherever a disaster may strike. Click here to find out more about Lutheran Disaster Response.

July 2021

Gracedale Nursing Home

Gracedale Nursing Home is a county run facility whose mission is to care for the people with health care needs in the most cost effective manner while preserving their dignity and pursuit of the highest quality of life. The Youth of Trinity have two service projects they are working on for the residents of Gracedale. They are making cards, and assembling gift bags. You can help by donating items to fill the gift bags. We need donations of: Travel size hand lotion,
Packs of sandwich crackers, Small bags of Werther’s candy, Travel size tissues, and Chapstick. These donations can be dropped off at church and placed in the bin that is on the bench under the carport. Monetary donations can be mailed to the church office marked for Youth Service Projects. Contact Lisa Loeser for more information.

June 2021

Loaves and Fishes

The Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen expresses the love of Jesus Christ by serving those persons living in Bath, Nazareth and the surrounding communities of Northampton County who are hungry.  In conjunction with several churches in Nazareth and Bath, this soup kitchen offers meals every Saturday. Click here to learn more about your local soup kitchen.

May 2021

ELCA World Hunger

More than 820 million people, about 11% of people in our world today, are hungry. As members of the ELCA, we are called to respond as we are a church that rolls up our sleeves and gets to work. From Alaska to Alabama, from Chile to China, your gifts are hard at work helping our neighbors near and far break the cycle of hunger and poverty. From healthy clinics to microloans, food pantries to soup kitchens, advocacy to community organizing, your gifts are supporting meaningful solutions that get to the root causes of hunger through hundreds of projects in more than 60 countries around the world, including the United States. Click here to learn about how your gifts are brought together with the skills, capacity and resources of local communities to make transformative change.

April 2021

Angel 34

Angel 34 is a local organization that serves children battling cancer in the Greater Lehigh Valley area.  It was founded by 13 year old Nicole Sheriff in 2003 during her battle with cancer.  She strongly believed that, “We are all Angels in disguise with God-given talents to make a difference in the lives of others who are less fortunate.”  This organization is committed to bringing hope and healing to the children and families of those affected by childhood cancer by supporting research and various grant programs, encouraging advancements in science, doctors’ knowledge and expertise. They fund programs dedicated to finding a cure and advancements in treatment options with the goal of increasing the survival rate among children with cancer and enhance their quality of life.  Click here to learn more about Angel 34.  

March 2021

Food for the Poor

Food for the Poor is one of the largest international relief and development organizations in the United States that ministers to the poorest of the poor in primarily 17 countries throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. By providing lifesaving food, secure housing, clean water, healthcare, emergency relief, micro-enterprise projects and education opportunities, they are giving the poor a chance at a better future, and showing them God’s love. You can learn much more about Food for the Poor by clicking here.

February 2021

Second Harvest

In 1982 this food bank emerged from the work of the Community Action Committee of Lehigh Valley (CACLV) and a network of 15 organizations in Lehigh and Northampton counties. Today, Second Harvest serves 200 agencies in a six-county area distributing 11.8 million pounds of food to over 60,000 people (over half being children and seniors). From the beginning the goal has been to distribute food to those in need and be a part of the elimination of waste in the food industry as they seek donations of unsaleable, but edible products for local companies. For every $1 of your donation to Second Harvest, they are able to serve 6 meals to our neighbors in need.  Click here to learn more about Second Harvest.

January 2021

Safe Harbor

Safe Harbor Easton is a program based shelter dedicated to empowering and educating homeless men and women as they address the root causes of homelessness. Arise Shelter has the capacity to house 22 men and 28 women overnight. Last year, they housed 183 people as well as provided them with an in-house case manager. It is also a drop-in program for low-income adults, particularly those who have difficulty with tasks of daily life. Safe Harbor Easton begin in 1983 and grows out of community needs and is sustained by community support. Click here to learn more about Safe Harbor.