Missions We Support
During the Outbreak —-
Important things you can do to help:
GET HELP – VOLUNTEER – DONATE through the Waverly United Way
– Volunteer to help where needs exist in the Cedar Valley at the Volunteer Center.
Donate to the Northeast Iowa Food Bank at https://www.northeastiowafoodbank.org/
The Bremer Avenue Food Pantry is NOT taking donations of Food at this time, but they are distributing food from the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. The best way to support the Bremer Food Pantry is with a monetary donation. Food can still be donated in Waterloo at Northeast Iowa Food Bank, 1605 Lafayette Street, Waterloo, IA 50703
The current climate presents challenges to helping in this time of need. But one important thing that you can do is reach out to your neighbors to see what their needs might be. Perhaps you can run an errand, deliver a hot meal, let them know you are praying for them, or simply provide a conversation.
Larry & Jane Kies
Larry and Jane Kies are United Methodist missionaries serving Mutare, Zimbabwe, in southern Africa. Watch a video of them in the field to learn more about the Kies’ work. Larry serves as technical advisor to the Africa University Farm working with the farm manager to develop an agricultural program that makes the university farm more efficient, and Jane Kies, originally from Zambia, teaches intensive English to students from non-English-speaking countries at Africa University in Mutare.
Bremer Jail Ministry
A weekly program to visit and pray with the women at the local county jail, this ministry has the goal of supporting, comforting, and forming relationships.
A free meal program served on Monday evenings at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Trinity provides and serves the meal one week a month in a rotation with other local churches.
Brown Bags Program
In order to provide groceries for a Thanksgiving meal to those who otherwise may not have the resources, this is a program where Trinity members collect, organize, and deliver food. In 2019, 151 area families were served.
Trinity is teamed up with area principals to help provide teachers with items to help calm and focus students with emotional or behavior problems, as well as help teachers with classroom supplies that often come out of their own pocket.
Trinity also supports:
Friends of the Family, Habitat for Humanity, the Bremer County Food Pantry, and various other local endeavors.
Women at the Well Prison Ministry at Mitchelville, Iowa
Iowa UMC Disaster Response
Northeast Iowa Food Bank
UMC Native America Ministries
UMCOR Disaster Response
Africa University (Scholarship, Tractor, Kitchen)
Costa Rica Feeding Program
UMCOR Disaster Response