Local Mission Opportunities

1) Mitten Tree will be ready Sunday, November 5, to receive hats, scarves, and mittens or gloves. After Sunday, December 3, the items are collected and given to The Free Store and Eastside Community Ministry.

2) Salvation Army food box distribution. Monday, December 18, 8:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.  All ages welcome to come and help! Contact Katie Garrett to sign up.

3) Eastside Christmas Dinner!  Thursday, December 21, 5pm.  We will need volunteers to prepare, serve, help with activities and clean-up. You won’t want to miss this amazing opportunity to show others the love of Jesus! 

Share with the Lord's people who are in need.  Practice hospitality.

Romans 12:13

Prayer Shawl Ministry


Shawls … are symbolic of an inclusive, unconditionally loving God. They wrap, enfold, comfort, cover, give solace, mother, hug, shelter, and beautify. Those who are received these shawls have been uplifted and affirmed, as if given wings to fly above their troubles.… 
by Janet Severi Bristow, a founder of the Prayer Shawl Ministry, in 1998

The Prayer Shawl Ministry started at Central Trinity in 2008. Our name came from a recipient who made the comment that wearing the prayer shawl felt like being surrounded by angel wings.

Over the years we have given more than 630 shawls as well as baby blankets for Gifts for Angels and for service families stationed at Ramstein Air Base in Germany for the DAR, support shawls for Lifeline of Ohio, and hats and scarves for the Mitten Tree at Christmas.  

The group meets Thursdays, September through June, 5:00 p.m., at the church. All are welcome for stitching, praying, and fellowship.


SOWER (Sharing Our Witness Enriching Relationships)

Several members of Central Trinity volunteer each summer with the SOWER project. SOWER is an extension of the Henderson Settlement Work Camp Program whose mission is to enhance the lives of the people of southeastern Kentucky by improving their housing.
The counties served by Henderson Settlement are among the most impoverished in the nation, with more than one-third of the families living below the poverty line.

Volunteers spend a week at Henderson Settlement to repair existing homes or to build new homes for the families. The build schedule is planned from May through August, and each of the 6 weeks has a specific building focus. Volunteers from Central Trinity work with other persons and teams from around the West Ohio Conference.
For more information about SOWER, contact Ralph Brandon at sowervimproject@gmail.com.

Youth Missions

...don’t let anyone put you down because you’re young. Teach believers with your life: by word, by demeanor, by love, by faith, by integrity.    1 Timothy 4:12 MSG

Youth at Central Trinity have big plans for this coming year - local mission projects; getting involved with volunteering at the church; and helping out the community.  

Contact Lesa Exman for more information

Habitat for Humanity Faith Build

Last year CT become a part of the Habitat For Humanity of SE Ohio's Faith Build Coalition. We are one of many Muskingum County churches in the coalition.  This is an excellent opportunity for linking CT financial support and members in service.

You can volunteer for a day, two days, or a half day Wednesday through Saturday. No previous experience is necessary. There is a knowledgeable job superintendent on site during all work.

Katie Garrett is the CT coordinator/liaison with the mission effort and will have specifics on dates and times concerning the construction schedule when the time comes.

Get out and drive a nail, stuff insulation, or one of many other tasks while working alongside other community persons of faith.