Bridging the Gap Ministry Team

Bridging the gap to help our neighbors meet their physical, 
relational, and spiritual needs, in concert with the Synod's mission: 
"Where the hungry are fed as we have been fed by Christ."  
~Bridging the Gap Ministry Team purpose statement

Trinity’s Closet on Main

Continuing the 2nd Saturday of each month, except for January, we will be providing a clothing closet for our neighbors on the Second Saturday of each month. The clothing closet will have basic clothing – shorts and pants, shirts and sweaters – in a variety of sizes for our neighbors to choose from. The next opportunity is Saturday, June 10.

Blessing Box

The Blessing Box provides non-perishable food and personal care items for our neighbors who may not be able to access other resources. The community is invited to add donations to the box at their convenience. A list of items needed for the blessing box is located here.

Free Spring Haircuts!

In May of 2022, our Bridging the Gap Ministry Team offered free haircuts for adults and children in collaboration with The MANE Difference, a light meal, and personal care supplies in the church fellowship hall. Please enjoy the pictures of transformation below.

#GivingTuesday Fundraiser is a SUCCESS!!

Thanks to your donations, we were able to purchase 170 gallons of whole milk and 170 half gallons of chocolate milk from Harrisburg Dairies. The milk was given away on Saturday, December 12.

Community Dinners

The downtown churches of the Mechanicsburg Pastors Network are working together to host dinners for our downtown neighbors. These dinners provide an opportunity for us to connect with our neighbors over a shared meal. The next community dinner is Sunday, July 23, 2023.

Thanksgiving Dinner

In November 2019, Trinity Church offered a free Thanksgiving dinner – with all the fixings – for our neighbors. Many thanks to the members of Trinity Church for providing all of the food for this meal!

Pastor Karen shares about how the Bridging the Gap ministries help our community and how we have been transformed with Pastor Matthew Best from St. Stephen Lutheran Church in New Kingstown.

Have other ideas?

Please feel free to share any ideas that you may have about how we can be in relationship with our community and neighbors. If you are comfortable, please feel free to provide your contact information below.