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Our purpose is to make a difference in the lives of others.   We have found that those who volunteer their help, as well as those who receive our help, have an equally fulfilling experience together.   It is good to receive and even better to give back.   Join us for a good time and a great experience “giving back together”

September 2019 - Mission-in-Motion Team painting

for a local family in need.

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August 2019 - Mission-in-Motion Team helping a

member of the community with moving.

MIM Moving Carla Aug 2019

Oct 14, 2017 - Silent Auction and Dinner to Benefit the

Mission in Motion Team for 2018.

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Lutheran Disaster Relief


Thanks to those who bought and baked apple dumplings in October 2015.   The proceeds benefitted our work, both locally and regionally; it was great fun-about $1000 went into our fund for the coming year.


We closed out the year with a delivery of quilts from Trinity and St. Paul’s. Thanks to Mike and Sherry Brown, who delivered them to St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Columbia, South Carolina for victims of Hurricane Joaquin.   The Pastor’s wife there, Beth Trump, coordinated the delivery of our quilts, along with theirs, in late November. Beth is associated with Flood Hub, an organization that originated as a result of the recent hurricane.   Thanks to Mike and Sherry and the women of our community for their contributions to this worthwhile project!   Trinity’s church council also appropriated a generous contribution to assist the victims of Joaquin to be distributed through Lutheran Disaster Relief.


As we look forward to the coming year, the focus is on planning our annual June trip that allows us to use Our Hands to do God’s Work for others in need. This year the destination is Morgantown, West Virginia to partner with Habitat for Humanity Mon County. Last year we had a wonderful experience there with about 20 volunteers who worked on a new-home build with Habitat.   The scope of that project is a total of 10 new homes over a period of 3 years.   This year, we hope to invite volunteers from a number of other churches here in the East Berlin area, taking a larger group with a variety of options for length of stay – anything from 3 days to the full two weeks beginning on June 12 and ending June 25.


The first information session of the new year is planned for Sunday, January 17th at 1PM here in the church chapel.   Please invite anyone who is interested to attend and learn more about the possibilities we offer for travel and volunteer work in Morgantown in June.     A new brochure is available in the church office for you to distribute to those interested in making the trip.   We will be holding other informational meetings in the coming year so that others can learn of this growing ministry at Trinity.  

Ladies of St Andrews in Columbia South Carolina


Beth of St Andrews and Sherry of Trinity


One Grateful Recipient of Trinity Quilts


Autumn 2015  “Mission in Motion” Service Events at Trinity –


A recent project for a local family was nicely completed by Trinity volunteers.   Once again, a request for some folks to scrape and paint several outbuildings resulted in an outpouring of love to members of the community in need.   On October 12 and 19, a request for a crew of at least 6 to complete the work resulted in double that amount of workers and enough food to feed an army – two work days in a row!  Thanks to those who did God’s Work with Their Hands in mid- October on Stoney Point Road.   The family is very thankful and we have renewed a church family relationship that spans several generations.    


Trinity People are Terrific! Thank You!


Trinity’s Mission in Motion Team: Ruthann Bowen, Mike Brown, Jim Kline, Kay Hinkle


October 12 & 19 2015 - Painting for a local family:

oct 12 painting


oct 12 painting 2


oct 12 painting 3


oct 12 painting 4


oct 19 painting


oct 19 painting 2




Mission Trip - June 18 - 21, 2015 (click photo to enlarge)

Mission Trip 2015

Eighteen members of Trinity and St Paul (Spring Grove) went to Morgantown, WV in June to work on three houses for Habitat for Humanity.  The self-named Mission in Motion group met two families working at the job site.  These future home owners are required to put in 300 hours of labor on the rising structures in order to qualify to purchase one at a reduced price.  One struggling family was a working couple with two children; the second was a single mother of three who was working two jobs.  Both of these dual income families found it difficult to make ends meet in an area where housing prices and rental fees are very high.  Habitat plans to finish five homes this year and complete an additional five homes next year.  The Mission in Motion members felt a great sense of doing God's work as they ministered to our neighbors just 200 miles away.



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