Celebrating Mission Grants


Trinity Mission Center, Thrift Store Expansion
By Tamica Smith-Jeuitt, Senior Communications Specialist
Photo right:This 12x20 portable building serves as extra storage space for the Trinity Mission Center in Forest, Mississippi.  
Photo below right: The money collected from thrift store purchases is used for the ministries of Trinity Mission Center.
The Trinity Mission Center's thrift store is a mission of the Mississippi Conference's East Jackson District. The store is located in a low income neighborhood in Forest, Mississippi. Many of the people who live in the area shop at the store. A generous flow of gently used clothing and household items are donated to the shop weekly and sold for a bargain price.  
For this reason,Trinity Mission Center continues to be thankful for the grant it received more than a year ago from the Mississippi Conference Connectional Ministries. The gift for $2,500 was used to purchase a portable building to store donations. 
Before there was extra storage, workers were forced to move and stock inventory in other areas of the Trinity Mission Center. They put items in the children's Sunday school room, a food pantry and in the fellowship hall.  
Trinity Mission Center was established in the early 1990s as a social outreach to Hispanic immigrants in Forest and Scott County, Mississippi.

The Mississippi Conference Mission Grants are possible thanks to local churches that pay their mission shares.
About Mission Grants
The Mississippi Conference Connectional Ministries Mission Grants are matching grants available to United Methodist churches and United Methodist sponsored or related agencies in Mississippi.  Grants range from $500 to $2,500 per project, with one award of up to $10,000. They are awarded to form spiritual leaders, new places for new people, connections through existing congregations and engagement in ministry with the poor; therefore, living out the four Core Values of The POWER of We. 
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The POWER of We funded in part by your apportioned mission shares. 

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