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In Services to our Neighbor

"He who loves his neighbor, fulfills the love he owest to God; for God, accepts his love as an act as love offered to Himself." -- St. Basil the Great

The Outreach Committee of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church exists to encourage activities that promote a deeper understanding of Christ's commandment to "love your neighbor as yourself" (Matthew 22: 35-40).  As we are providing a framework for putting this love into action in Matthew 25:31-46, Luke 10:29-37, James 1:19 and 2:26 and Hebrews 13:1, the committee will research and promote the development and participation in ministries that provide food, occupation, hospitality, clothing, understanding, care, visitation and shelter to our neighbors in need.  The scope of these efforts will have first priority in Northeast Florida but will reach into national and international ministries as needs exist.

The faithful of Holy Trinity continues to be engaged in several outreach ministries serving our neighbors in the greater St. Augustine community, across Florida and around the world.  There are many opportunities to become involved in these growing ministries.  Please prayerfully consider where your heart may be calling you.  The Holy Trinity Outreach Committee partners with the Ladies Philoptochos Society on many outreach initiatives and thanks the Ladies for its ongoing support.


Outreach ministries of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church include:

Homeless Coalition of St. Johns County

The Homeless Coalition of St. Johns County was developed as a bridge between the street/shelter and permanent housing.  The Outreach Committee collects goods in good shape, such as small home furnishings, home essentials such as cookware, dishes, and cleaning supplies, for needy families.   Clothing and items such as books and play toys are always welcome. These goods are provided to the needy families, who live in transitional housing homes from two months to two years and receive intensive services such as education, job training and placement, parenting classes and childcare services.

St. Johns County A.S.S.I.S.T.

The Aid and Support for Students in Sudden Transition provides a wide range of services to needy students (i.e. free breakfast & lunch, transportation, medical & dental health, etc.).  Many of these students do not have the necessary school supplies, backpacks, etc., for school. Our collections provide these much needed supplies. 

St. Francis House

We provide dinner on the second Monday of each month, for the 25-40 residents of St. Francis House.  Ongoing needs include cooking team of 7 to 8 people as well as regular food donations to St. Francis throughout the year. We also recruit residents for pay to assist with church events as needed.

Other Assistance

We also provide as-needed assistance to many other ministries, including Salvation Army, Betty Griffin House, St. Gerard House and United Way.  We also participate in various fundraisers to raise awareness and funds.

Alpha Omega Miracle home 

Alpha-Omega Miracle Home is a faith-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit Florida corporation founded in 1997. Their housing program provides housing, support and hope to single/expectant mothers, their children and senior women. These services serve as a abridge that allows mothers to transition out of poverty. Senior women are given the opportunity to become surrogate grandmothers and mentors in a caring and collaborative environment.   

International Orthodox Christian Charities

The IOCC's mission it to offer emergency relief and development programs to those in need worldwide, without discrimination, and to strengthen the capacity of the Orthodox Church to respond. 

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