The ministers of the church are all of its people. At the end of each of our worship services, we are all called to go out into the world to love and serve. To this end, Trinity Cathedral provides countless opportunities for service and outreach to the community and to the world.
Local Outreach Opportunities
This group seeks to help family members and friends of those whose drinking bothers them. They meet in Lower Mitchell House on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 12:05 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.
The Arts Outreach is a ministry in partnership with Little Rock Preparatory Academy. Volunteers participate in a one-hour class on Wednesday afternoons in order to teach kids about the arts, from traditional art lessons and music to yoga and cooking classes.
Volunteers may also volunteer on an as-needed basis as chaperones for field trips to see the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, the ballet, the Arts Center, and more.
We need your ideas, expertise, and time. Even if you've never considered yourself particularly artistic, you can come and make a difference to a group of students. If you've got the time, we've got the opportunity. To volunteer, contact Amber Carswell (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Feed the Hungry
Feed the Hungry provides a hot breakfast five mornings a week (Monday - Friday) to the homeless and other hungry folks. We serve 52 weeks a year, holidays included, at the Salvation Army from 7:00 to 7:30 a.m. This ministry has been serving the homeless for 10 years with 100% volunteer support; we have no paid staff.
Magdalene Coming Home
Magdalene Coming Home will be a sanctuary for healing and recovery for women who have survived abuse, addiction, prostitution, and often prison. MCH will be located in Little Rock and will be modeled on Magdalene/Thistle Farms model in Nashville, Tn. You can follow our progress and learn more by going to www.magdalenecominghome.org and like us on Facebook. Help us bring these women home! For more information, contact Kathy Kaczmerek at email@example.com.
Stewpot is a feeding program which serves hot lunches for up to 200 persons Monday – Friday at the First Presbyterian Church, 800 Scott Street. The facility also has a free ‘clothes’ room for its clients. Trinity Episcopal Cathedral is responsible for preparing and serving the lunch every other Monday. Volunteers are always needed and welcome.
St. Francis House
This multifaceted organization, founded by the Episcopal Diocese of Arkansas, provides food and clothing to those in need as well as financial assistance with medicine, utilities, and rent. Trinity Episcopal Cathedral supports St. Francis House financially with loose plate offerings on Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, Pentecost, and All Saints. Donations of food and clothing are received in the St. Francis House boxes in Morrison Hall at Trinity. Volunteers are always needed for direct client service processing, administrative support, food and clothing distribution, and other tasks. Visit their website at www.stfrancisministries.com or give them a call at 501-664-5036 for more information on how you assist this critical ministry.
Race and Reconciliation with Bethel AME
Trinity has a covenant agreement with Bethel AME aimed at building relationships between the two churches. Past activities have included a summer and winter community garden, hymn fests and potluck dinners.
Outreach Beyond Our Community
Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD)
For more than 60 years, ERD has been the compassionate response of the Episcopal Church to human suffering around the world working with Anglican and ecumenical partners by responding to emergencies, eliminating disease such a as HIV/AIDS and malaria, and partnering for real change in our world and in our environment. Check out their web site at www.episcopalrelief.org for more information about how you can become involved in this outreach ministry.