Neighborhood Ministries

Hunger Ministries

A Place at the Table

Each Sunday this ministry provides opportunities for Trinity members, and members of other area congregations, to be in community with our hungry brothers and sisters. Every week, volunteer cooks and servers offer a hot lunch. Learn more.

Blessings in a Backpack

Blessings in a Backpack is a national program designed to feed elementary school children whose families qualify for federally funded free or reduced fee lunch programs, and who have little or no food on the weekends. Trinity’s program benefits students at Marion-Sterling School. On Fridays, students are sent home with a backpack full of several pounds of food. The backpack is returned empty on Monday and refilled in time to take home for the following weekend. Teachers report that “better test scores, improved reading skills, positive behavior, improved health and increased attendance” are all benefits of a food backpack program. Learn more about Trinity’s program here. Contact the Rev. Canon Will Mebane to become involved.

Urban Farm

Trinity’s Urban Farm is located on Cedar Road between East 35th and East 36th Streets. Farm volunteers plant vegetables, fruits, and herbs that help feed our hungry neighbors who come on Sundays to our A Place at the Table ministry. Flower gardens help brighten a nearby neighborhood. All are welcome, from novice gardeners to experts. Learn more. To become involved, please contact urban farm leader Scott Blanchard or staff liaison Ginger Bitikofer.

More Neighborhood Ministries

Career Management Group

This program, offered in collaboration with the Community of St. Peter, provides professional assistance in career assessment and job search methods. Meetings from 1 p. m. to 2:30 p. m. on the second Sunday of each month are open to those in both church communities, and in the Diocese of Ohio, who do not have access to traditional outplacement services, or whose service with an outplacement organization has ended. Contact Christopher Tadych or staff liaison the Rev. Canon Will Mebane.

Marion-Sterling School Project

Trinity supports our local grade school as an active participant in the Marion Sterling Community Partnership with the Community of St. Peter,  St. John’s AME, and St. Vincent Charity Hospital). Volunteers are needed to tutor students, coordinate Trinity’s annual collections of school supplies, clothing, hygiene items and food, and help with Blessings in a Backpack. To become involved, contact volunteer coordinator David Cratty or staff liaison Ginger Bitikofer.

Music and Art at Trinity Cathedral

Music and Art at Trinity Cathedral is a multi-disciplinary community arts organization that produces a free Wednesday Brownbag Concert Series, in addition to creating collaborative arts programs, Medieval Feasts, and residencies throughout the community. Each season, Music and Art at Trinity Cathedral produces or presents over 40 events in the areas of music, dance literature, theatre, and the visual arts. There are numerous volunteer opportunities, ranging from ushering at concerts, cooking and serving food, behind the scenes work and participating in many exciting programs. To become involved contact Todd Wilson.

United Thank Offering

Through collections on Mothers’ Day and the Sunday after Thanksgiving, the United Thank Offering, sponsored by the Episcopal Church Women, supports Episcopal and Anglican mission and ministry throughout the world. Contact Thomas Reuter to become involved.

Urban Service Corps

The Trinity Cathedral Urban Service Corps is a year-long urban service immersion program for 16 young adults who, beginning in August 2011, will live together in Cleveland and serve at local non-profits working to rebuild the city. The program is part of a federation of Episcopal Service Corps projects around the country supported by Trinity Church Wall Street in New York City and by partners and donors in each program city. A local board of community leaders drawn from many backgrounds and faith traditions oversees Cleveland’s program. To learn more, contact the Rev. Sahra Harding.