MISSION AND OUTREACH

Since its founding, Trinity Episcopal Church has taken seriously the Gospel call of taking care of those most in need in our community. Over the years, Trinity has created different ministries to meet those needs, or has played an important role in the formation and support of various community non-profits. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry reminds us that "Love Is The Way", and each of us are called to express that love in service to our brothers and sisters. Below, please explore Trinity's active outreach ministries and the work of our community partners.

Trinity Ministries

Trinity Educational Enrichment Program (TEEP)


What began in 1966 as a summer outreach ministry of Trinity, The Trinity Educational Enrichment Program (TEEP) continues to provide life-changing experiences for thousands of New Orleans’ youth. TEEP’s mission is to provide summer learning experiences for children in academics, life skills, performance, and visual arts, while encouraging students to develop a positive self-esteem. TEEP accomplishes this mission by offering a 6-week tuition free camp for financially disadvantaged students entering the 5th and 6th grades, in addition to a Pre-K class. TEEP is overseen by an Advisory Board, comprised of educators, TEEP alumnae and Trinity Church parishioners. For more information contact the Director Alvin Edinburgh at .

Trinity Loaves and Fishes (TLF)


With a listening heart, Trinity Loaves and Fishes (TLF) serves our neighbors in need by sharing a simple meal and providing support, and seeks to build relationships and community, respecting the dignity of every human being. Beginning in 2005, TLF provided meals to those most affected  by Hurricane Katrina and the thousands of volunteers who so diligently put the city back together. Presently, TLF has evolved over the years into a unique multifaceted operation, now providing lunches to fifteen sites in New Orleans. For more information visit the Trinity Loaves and Fishes Page or to volunteer, please email the Trinity Loaves and Fishes Director, Aaron Taylor at .

Women of Trinity Church (WOTC)


The Women of Trinity Church (WOTC) includes all women members of Trinity Church, and was organized in 1866. From its founding, the women of the church have repeatedly stepped up to organize and fund specific needs in our parish and New Orleans community. Over the years, this has included everything from a soup kitchen during the Great Depression, to present day support of TEEP and TLF. WOTC provides funding for numerous Trinity ministries and different organizations in the community through a grants program raised from members gifts, biannual Rummage Sales, Bake Sales, and revenue from the Trinity Treasures Bookstore. The Women of Trinity Church have traditionally pulled people together and taken care of each other. They care deeply and passionately for friends, family, parishioners, the community and being there for one another. For more information on the WOTC, visit the WOTC Page or contact current WOTC president, Beverly Lamb at .

Medical Mission


The Trinity Medical Mission to Latin America began in 1992. During these years of service, the annual mission has attended to the health needs of the less fortunate people of Honduras, Nicaragua and The Dominican Republic. Each year a team of Physicians, Dentists, Nurses, Pharmacists, and Veterinarians travel to the poorest areas of Latin America. A full pharmacy allows patients to receive necessary medications at no cost. Resident doctors from East Jefferson General Hospital, Tulane University and Louisiana State University also make the trip, where they are introduced to "service of the poor” at an early stage of their career. Full missions have numbered as many as 55 people, with a large number coming from the Trinity congregation. For more information on the annual Medical Mission, contact Trinity liaison John Hevron at

Kairos Prison Ministry


Information coming soon.

Creation Care


During The Episcopal Church’s 2018 General Convention in Austin, Texas, Episcopalians made important promises to care for the world. The Episcopal Church’s Covenant for the Care of Creation is a commitment to practice loving formation, liberating advocacy and life-giving conversation as individuals, congregations, ministries and dioceses. Explore the Covenant here and sign up for the newsletter and opportunities to formally adopt the Covenant in your community. For more information on Creation Care, visit the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana website at www.edola.org or contact the Trinity liaison Kathy Carlin at .

Criminal Justice Committee


Following the Lenten Learn Speakers series, Lent 2021, which focused on the broken Criminal Justice System in New Orleans, much energy was expressed by those members of Trinity Church who wanted to be a part of reimagining and finding solutions to fixing the broken system. The Juvenile Justice System was especially emphasized by those interested. If you are interested in this work of Criminal Justice and especially Juvenile Justice in New Orleans, please contact The Rev. Carol Borne Spencer at

Dismantling Racism


For two decades, Trinity Episcopal Church as committed itself to be an anti-racist church. As we move forward in these challenging times, Trinity has embraced the Dismantling Racism program which is an extension of the Absalom Jones Episcopal Center for Racial Healing in Atlanta. Trinity has also been asked to be a pilot church for this program in the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana. We will offer this challenging and thought provoking program each spring and fall. For more information about the program please reach out to the liaisons for this program, Melissa Fanning at or Michelle Cox at

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Kingsley House


Established in 1896 with the help of Trinity Episcopal Church, Kingsley House envisions a city and region where all young children are ready to succeed and all citizens are healthy and economically stable. Recognizing that vulnerable families are at risk of being caught in an intractable cycle of poverty, they are committed to ensuring that individuals and families have the support necessary to be successful at all stages of life. To accomplish those goals, Kingsley works with families to fuel economic growth and social change in our city, state and region. Since its inception, Kingsley House has been offering nationally accredited & state certified education, adult and community services in the Greater New Orleans area. For more information on Kingsley House visit their website at www.kingsleyhouse.org or contact Trinity liaison Catherine Freeman at .

Hope House


For over 50 years, Hope House has been a neighborhood resource in the St. Thomas-Irish Channel area of New Orleans. Opened in 1968 by two Catholic sisters, Hope House was incorporated in 1973 as a non-profit serving those in need. Over the years, the work of Hope House has developed and changed in order to meet the needs of the community. At present, those needs are fulfilled in adult education; emergency assistance, prison visitation, a community coffee house, affordable housing, and youth recreation. For more information on Hope House visit their Facebook page or contact Trinity liaison, Deacon Carol Spencer at .

Eden House


Eden House is a movement to eradicate the trafficking and selling of human beings. Eden creates systemic change through: youth prevention, eduction and legislative advocacy, and recovery and reentry services for victims, including long-term shelter. For more information on Eden House visit their website at www.edenhouse.org or contact Trinity liaison, Deacon Carol Spencer at .

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