Missions and Outreach Opportunities


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.

The group knits or crochets prayer shawls, baby blankets for Touching Little Lives, and hats and scarves for the Mitten Tree at Christmas.

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


 We will be known forever by the tracks we leave. Plains Indians Proverb

Meeting the daily and monthly needs of neighbors in our community. Families received assistance with housing, transportation, funeral expenses, food, and utility bills.  Examples of some of the entities we have collaborated with in the past years to meet the needs: the requestor or a family member, the landlord, Eastside Community Ministry, West Main Street Appliances, Speedway, Forever Dads, ReStore (Habitat for Humanity), Community Action, Muskingum County Opportunity Center, Job and Family Services, Veterans Administration, Transitions, Salvation Army, Red Cross, 211, First Christian Church, WM Thompson & Son Funeral Home, Zanesville Metropolitan Housing, Immanuel Church, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, St. Nicholas Catholic, St. Thomas Catholic Church, Crooksville UMC, Rolling Plains UMC, Pleasant Grove UMC, Frazeysburg Meadowview Church of Christ , and Market Street Baptist.  

But whoever is kind to the needy honors God. Proverbs 14:31

Thank you for your generosity in supporting this ministry, financially and spiritually.

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.


Support for Christ Table, Salvation Army, and Eastside Community Center, Henderson Settlement Mission Trips, Block Party, Meals for VBS.