Our United Methodist Mission is to grow passionate disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. This has been a commitment of Trinity United Methodist Church since its founding.
When the church’s then-new sanctuary was completed in 1865, its pastor was Rev. Albion Fellows, whose daughter, Albion Fellows Bacon, was instrumental in promoting services and legislation locally and statewide to help the disadvantaged. Later, Trinity’s congregation led the fund-raising efforts to bring Evansville College (now University of Evansville) to Vanderburgh County.
More recently, Outreach Ministries was founded, largely through the leadership of Trinity United Methodist Church, and in its early years was housed in Trinity’s facility.
Throughout its history, Trinity has been home to leading philanthropists in Evansville. Part of this tradition has always been active volunteerism by individual members, as well as individual financial support for human service ministries such as Habitat for Humanity, Tri-State Food Bank, soup kitchens, Meals on Wheels, and others.
In addition, as a church, Trinity United Methodist has a Fund for Service to Others (Fund B), which originated from bequests by two members and has since been added to from other bequests and gifts. Fund B funds grant requests from human service organizations. The fund has provided major support for Aurora (formerly the Evansville Coalition for the Homeless), Habitat for Humanity, Patchwork Central, Tri-State Food Bank, United Methodist Youth Home, and many others.
Trinity does not give money directly to individuals; instead, it provides funds to Outreach Ministries to meet the emergency needs of individuals. Outreach Ministries can best assess and prioritize needs and, as a result, assures that limited available resources benefit those in greatest need.