Just over two years ago Trinity was gifted with the use of a building on the corner of Pine and East Streets for outreach and the Pine Street Community Center was born. Pine Street’s steering committee consists of members from the neighborhood and Trinity Episcopal and St. Francis Episcopal churches.
The first event held at Pine Street was a pre-council meeting with delegates to Council from all the churches in the convocation--plus the bishops and diocesan staff-- present. Today the Center is home to Alcoholics Anonymous, a recovery ministry, on Wednesdays and Sundays, with an average of 90 persons attending weekly; monthly meetings of LULAC, the Victoria area Homeless Coalition, Lutheran Services, ongoing meetings of the medical/diabetes groups and Young Life meetings twice weekly.
MAP (the Manhattan Art Program) offers sessions of art and crafts for ages 3-5th grade Saturday, 2-4 p.m. The program itself is planned, materials provided, and led by MAP personnel while volunteers from Trinity serve as registration staff and helpers. If you enjoy children and would like to lend a hand – once, twice or whenever you can – please give me a call (572-4816). The current MAP session runs through December 21.
Pine Street has changed since the first day we crossed its threshold. The inside has been cleaned up, fixed up and bookshelves and a library have been added.
Christ called us to reach out and help one another and with your prayer and support, outreach will be accomplished through the Pine Street Community Center. If you have a heart for outreach and would like to serve on the committee or work on any of the projects, please contact Trinity Episcopal Church, 573-3228.
Manhattan Art Program
Saturday at 2-4 p.m.
Recovery Ministry: Alchoholics Anonymous
Wednesdays at Noon and 6:30.p.m.
Sundays at Noon
League of United Latin American Citizens
2nd Tuesday of each month
Meets last Thursday of each month
Pine Street Community Center also serves as the central site for the
annual Homeless Count conducted by Mid Coast Family services.
Meets monthly as needed to train foster parents.
Meets twice weekly.