Serve Our Community

Trinity has a long history of serving the community.  We serve to help others, but we also find joy through that service. If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact the appropriate ministry lead through the Cathedral office at 775-329-4279. 

  • Sack Lunch Program:  For more than 30 years, Trinity has handed out sack lunches during each week (currently Mondays through Fridays) to the hungry and needy in our community.  These volunteers not only provide sustenance in the form of food, but a healthy dose of friendliness, caring, and dignity to those less fortunate in downtown Reno.   Members of Trinity serve as “Angels” providing dog and cat food on a constant basis.   In asking many of the volunteers about their personal feelings in doing this ministry, the most common response was humility and an intense joy in serving others while a part of this important outreach.  (Ministry Contact:  Nancy Richards)
  • St. Paul’s Food Pantry:  Members of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral generously contribute food, paper items, etc. throughout the month.  These goods are blessed and then delivered to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Sparks, which maintains a not-for-profit community food pantry. This small ministry is a valuable outreach program to the community and to Trinity. Members of the congregation continue to be very giving and supportive, contributing generously.  (Ministry Contacts:  Marty and Burke Stancill)
  • Baby Bundles:  Baby Bundles prepares and delivers basic layettes to both Renown and St. Mary’s Hospitals.  The layette contains newborn diapers, wipes, onesie, sleeper, outfit, receiving blanket, quilt or afghan, a pair of socks, a bib, washcloth and a hat.  If extra items are obtained, each layette gets a bonus item.  These layettes are given to new mothers that are determined by hospital staff as unable to provide for their new baby. With the generous support of Trinity members and St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church, Reno, this outreach program has been self-sustaining.   (Ministry Contacts:   Susan Lombardi and Ann Crase)
  • Prayer Shawl Ministry:  The Prayer Shawl Group meets for knitting and fellowship.  Prayer shawls are distributed to persons who are recovering from surgery, an illness, or grief from the loss of a loved one.   (Ministry Contact:  Hellen Heller)
  •  Angel Tree:  The Angel Tree Project is the annual service project of the Order of the Daughters of the King.  Members organize, collect, and distribute Christmas gifts to more than 180 needy children annually so that they are not forgotten during the Christmas season.   (Ministry Contact:  Ginny Nelson)