When Christ was lifted from the earth,
his arms stretched out above
through every culture, every birth,
to draw an answering love.
- Brian Wren
Our Answering love to God takes on life at Trinity-by-the-Cove through our hands on service projects, our worship, our Christian education and formation, but also through our generosity in giving time, talent and treasure for the neediest in our community, the nation and the world. We raise money to grant through our grants process through these events:
The Church Mouse is Trinity-by-the-Cove’s in-house thrift shop that raises funds for the Women of Trinity and its charitable grants. Sponsored by Women of Trinity, it is staffed by volunteers from the parish who work on a weekly basis or for monthly and semi-annual sales. Not only is the Church Mouse a great place to drop off your gently used items, like jewelry, clothes, art and household gems, it is a great place to volunteer and get to know other parishioners.
The Christmas Market is a popular church weekend “fair” that is sponsored by Women of Trinity and raises funds for Trinity-by-the-Cove’s numerous outreach projects. Parishioners and friends gather on the Friday evening before the weekend. Visitors from around Naples come to shop on Saturday and parishioners have another chance to shop on Sunday during coffee hour.
Art of Giving events raise funds for the Archangel Fund for Collier County Charities. to give away to charities so that others can have the bare necessities to simply be able to live – to find food, shelter, treatment for illness, and other everyday actions we often take for granted. Each year, 100% of the net proceeds raised by the Art of Giving stays in Collier County and helps local residents in need. In 2015, we distributed over $150,000 to local charities which provide services focusing on physical health and development. In 2016, we will distribute over $150,000 to local charities providing services for child protection, advocacy and education.
Celebrating the dignity of every human being, the Olde Naples Arts and Entertainment Festival highlights local charities and entertainers in a celebration of the creativity, imagination, and vitality of our local community. The event takes place on Trinity-by-the-Cove’s campus, a place of casual elegance and intimacy, highlights local charities and their art programs that inspire children and adults to express themselves, find healing, and experience transformation through art. In addition to highlighting the charities, local entertainers offer music at intervals throughout the festival and food is available from food trucks invited to sell their fare. Proceeds go to the Archangel Fund for Collier County Charities, which disburses grants to Collier County Charities.
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