The purpose of the Holy Trinity Challenge Grant fund is to support initiatives for the development of services to address social, economic or cultural needs in Lancaster County.
Since 2001, the Community Outreach Ministry has awarded a $5,000 Challenge Grant annually. In 2011 the committee awarded two $5,000 grants to commemorate the Challenge Grant‘s 10th anniversary. In 2013 the Challenge Grant awarded $2,500 for existing programs, in addition to the $5,000 Grant for new projects.
Priorities in selection of an organization to be awarded a Challenge Grant are:
- Address the needs of the most at-risk populations
- Provide services which help recipients to move toward living situations of self-support
- Empower people to be full participants in the economic, social and cultural life of the community
The process begins with a letter being mailed to all identified organizations in September with a grant request proposal. Our grant reading volunteers privately submit their assessment of each grant, ranking in order those they find the most deserving and why. The top 3-4 ranked organizations are invited to a designated day and time to be interviewed by a separate committee. From that interview process the current year organization is selected to be awarded the grant.
The grant presentation takes place on a Sunday in mid-November at the beginning of the worship service.
Past Recipients Include
Bridge of Hope
COBYS Family Services
The Mix at Arbor Place
The Threshold Foundation
Transitional Living Center
Annual wreath making and ornament event
Sunday, November 26th, we gathered after worship to make wreaths and Christmas ornaments for our home bound disciples.
Servant Stage Performs Christmas Jukebox at Trinity
Holy Trinity hosted a wonderful performance Saturday, November 18th. A great celebration that was very well attended.
A Halloween Event Worth Remembering
Saturday, October 28th, children enjoyed a safe, indoor trick or treat event in the Parish House. Games, fun, candy and get this.....Pastor Linda as a "deviled" egg and Cliff as a milk shark.
December 10, 2023
Adult Forum with Dr. Lee Barrett
Dr. Lee Barrett, Lancaster Theological Seminary will present on the theme - "The birth of Jesus in the visual arts"
December 10, 2023
The Concert Series Continues With Harpsichordist Nanga Lin
At 4:00pm Nanga Lin will perform a concert in our chapel. Nanga is a student at Millersville University's Tell School of Music.
December 17, 2023
Children’s Christmas Program
Holy Trinity Lutheran children will present their Christmas Program beginning at 10:45am after worship. Please plan to attend and enjoy the performance.
December 31, 2023
Adult Forum New Year’s Eve
The theme/topic for the day - Prophets, Predictions, Potpourri and Progress.