Milford Area CROP Walk
Milford will be hosting its first CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome
Poverty) Hunger Walk starting at 10am on Saturday, October 17th. Milford joins
some 2,000 cities and towns nationwide in a great family event that will help
take a stand against hunger in the greater Milford area, and around the world.
Sponsored by Church World Service, and organized by representatives from several
churches in Milford and Hopkinton, the seven-mile walk will start and end at the
First Congregational Church on 4 Congress Street. Local residents, families,
groups and congregations can support this event by walking, sponsoring a team or
walker, or volunteering. Sponsors can donate up to any amount, and a short walk
is being planned for the elderly. This is a program that helps us to walk for,
and support the efforts of, eradicating hunger locally and in the world.
has formed a team that will be walking. We are the Trinity Trailblazers. Please
consider participating in the walk and/or financially supporting us. Our goal is
to raise $2,000. One quarter (25%) of all proceeds raised in this walk will be
given to support the efforts of the Daily Bread Food Pantry. Additional funds
will benefit the overall work and ministry of Church World Service —
some 80 countries to help those in need help themselves through refugee
assistance, self-help development programs, advocacy, and disaster relief.
Please mark your calendars and come CROP Walk with us! Together we can walk and
change the world, one step at a time. If you have any questions or would like to
participate then please contact Beth Washburn or see the
CROP Walk website.
Please click here to donate to the Trinity
Daily Bread Food Pantry
Trinity Church was one of the six churches who joined together to found the
Daily Bread Food Pantry in 1991.
The Pantry is run totally by volunteers and is funded by donations of
food and money from local churches, businesses, civic groups and individuals.
Food can be left in baskets at the back of the Church each Sunday, or it can be
taken directly to the Pantry on Monday evenings between 6:00 and 8:00 PM.
Trinity has a rotating list of volunteers who delive the food every Monday.
Volunteers also help pack the food for clients or supervise on Tuesdays or
Thursdays from 6:00 to 7:30 PM.
The Pantry is always looking
for new people to help. Here is a list of what is needed:
- Volunteers to help either Tuesday or Thursday morning from 8:30 to 10:00
stocking shelves with food for the clients to pick up that night. This does
- Volunteers to work at the Pantry either Tuesday or Thursday evening from
6:00 to 7:30 filling bags for the clients. This is on a rotating schedule and
is never more than once a month.
- Volunteers to be on a substitute driver list. You would be someoneto call
in a pinch when we know there is food to pick up at the Food Bank in
Shrewsbury. The Pantry has a new cargo van. This would be on a week day
morning and involves lifting. They always send two people.
- Volunteers that could go with the driver to help with the loading and
unloading of food at the Food Bank in Shrewsbury. This again would be on
a weekday morning and involves lifting.
- Volunteers to be on a substitute driver list to help with deliveries
to Homebound clients in Milford. We have four drivers for this, but subs
are periodically needed. This is only once a month and generally involves
delivering to 4 or 5 people. It is always the second Thursday of the month.
If any of these jobs would work out, or even if you just want to try them
please call Pat Ward or the Parish Office.
The Daily Bread Food Pantry is located at 21 Exchange Street, almost across
the street from Trinity's back door.
The United Thank Offering
The UTO Prayer
Source of all creation, all love, and all true joy: Accept we pray these outward
signs of our profound and continuing thankfulness for all of life. Bless those
who will benefit from these gifts through the outreach of the United Thank
Offering, and keep each of us thankful for all the blessings of joy and
challenge that come our way; through Him who is the greatest gift and blessing
of all, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
The annual ingathering of the United Thank Offering is held each spring at a
breakfast between the 8:00 and 10:00 services. Some of the many uses that our
generous offerings do are building churches, feeding hungry people, giving
clothing to people in need. We also help to provide care for physically,
mentally and emotionally challenged people.
The power of the "Blue Box" is unlimited. It can be used at home, in the car,
or at workout. Using it can be a spiritual time for the whole family, as we
pray and reflect about the important work of this program. So many people
benefit from the "Power of the Blue Box".
The National UTO home page has