Outreach Program

Trinity Lutheran has a very active outreach program, which includes a social justice team, a day of service group and Habitat For Humanity volunteers to name just a few.  Our projects vary depending on the needs of our community.

God sends us out into the world to make a difference.  Come with us on our journey of discovery.  Jesus is our guide, the Spirit strengthens us and lives are renewed.

The Jesus Fatwah

Jesus Fatwah

The Jesus Fatwah – Love your (Muslim) neighbor as yourself.

Much of what passes as information about Islam is weed-like disinformation rooted in stereotype and watered by fear. In The Jesus Fatwah, Islamic and Christian scholars offer reliable information about what Muslims believe, how they live out their faith, and how we all can be about building relationships across the lines of faith.

Featuring seventeen Islamic and Christian scholars, including:

  • Hans Küng ( Islam: Past, Present and Future)
  • Brian McLaren ( Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?)
  • Eboo Patel ( Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim)
  • Stephen Prothero ( God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World–and Why Their Differences Matter)
  • Feisal Abdul Rauf ( What’s Right with Islam Is What’s Right with America)

Sessions beginning January 19th at Trinity Lutheran 10 to 11:30am and January 20th 6:30 to 8pm at First Congregational.

Find out more about the curriculum

Block Party – September 13, 2015

Please join us on Sunday, September 13 for a neighborhood block party.  There will be hot dogs, games, school supplies, and good old fashioned fun and fellowship.  We will be worshiping outside at 10:30 am, and the block party will begin after the worship service around 12 pm.  Please come for this fun, casual back-to-school kick-off.


    Trinity’s project this year for GOD’S WORK OUR HANDS was at the Inasmuch House for women and families.  They needed some shelves and storage containers to better organize the basement and a bicycle rack for outside.  With the aid of a grant and many helping hands, storage shelves were assembled and containers were provided to help better organize their basement.

While that was going on inside the facility, outside a group were following a DYI suggestion on “How to Build a Bicycle Rack”.  They did a fabulous job and made a nice long rack using PVC pipe, it holds a good many bikes too.

    During the time this construction was going on, and not wanting the children to be under foot, a yard full of games were organized outside in the playground area.  There was ladder ball, bag toss, marbles and other activities but the one best received was the rock painting table!  They had all colors and even “bug eyes” to use.  The creative minds were going full steam with ideas and laughter went around the table like quick silver.

To finish off the day there  was an Ice Cream Social!  There’s nothing better on a hot summer afternoon than a bowl of ice cream, unless it’s two bowls!

Many thanks to Miss Rose for her graciousness and all the volunteers who made this day possible.  It will be a memorable GOD’S WORK OUR HANDS event.




The Social Justice Team met August 26th to finalize plans for September. Our Congregation will be as busy as bees in the following month with projects that are intended to enrich our neighbor’s lives with fellowship and good will.


September 7th is our day of service “Gods Work Our Hands”.  We will be at the Inasmuch House for Women and Family’s.  There we will be providing some much needed storage in the basement by assembling shelves and helping to fill containers to put on them.  We will also be building a bicycle rack.  While this is going on a group will be entertaining the kids with games, music, art projects, reading centers and more.  The day will be capped of with an Ice Cream Social.


September 28th is the annual Crop Walk downtown Battle Creek.  Registration is at 2 p.m. and the race begins at 3 p.m..  There will be a 1.3 mile walk and a 5K run.  This is a great opportunity to see some friends and make new ones while helping a worthwhile cause.


October 12th Plans are in the works to have a showing of the film “Inequality For All”.  Times and additional information will be provided at a later date.