CAPCIL and The Pregnancy Resource
Center chosen for local support by Trinity Episcopal Church
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[June 01, 2018]
Church in Lincoln held their annual Feast Day Sunday at which they
celebrate the naming of their church in Illinois. In conjunction
with their founding festivities, Trinity Episcopal has for the past
four years recognized local and international organizations with a
monetary award for good works.
“We want to make a difference with our outreach,” said Father Mark
Evans, Rector of Trinity Episcopal. The Vestry of the church, the
governing body, makes a decision each year as to which local and
international organizations they want to recognize. The monetary
awards come from funds that the church specifically sets aside for
these contributions. “Trinity Episcopal sets aside money every year
for just this purpose, because this is who we are,” said Clyde
Reynolds, a member of the Vestry.
Instead of dividing small amounts among many organizations, the
church chooses just four to receive the funds. “We make a modest but
meaningful contribution to the four recipients,” said Father Mark.
This year Trinity Episcopal has recognized local organizations
CAPCIL and The Pregnancy Resource Center to receive their donations.
On the international stage, they selected Trinity Episcopal Diocese
of Peru in South America and the Diocese of Tobora in Africa for
CAPCIL was selected for their Meals on Wheels outreach and the Jobs
for Life program. Members of Trinity Episcopal volunteer to be
mentors in Jobs for Life during which they help people determine how
to prepare for and find jobs.
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Linda Nelson of The Pregnancy Resource Center of Lincoln was on hand to accept
Trinity’s contribution. The Pregnancy Resource Center was started in Lincoln in
1988. Their focus is to help women during pregnancy and for the first four years
of a child’s life. It is open to anyone from single moms to families who want to
be better parents. All of their services are free, including prenatal care. They
also offer workshops on parenting. “We are a Christian based organization with
the intention of helping people parent correctly. We really appreciated the
people of Lincoln and Trinity Episcopal for their support over the years as all
of our operating funds come from donations,” said Nelson, who has been with the
Center since 1990.
Trinity Episcopal Church’s membership sees their mission as bringing goodwill
and generosity to their community and the world. As Clyde Reynolds said it,
“because this is who we are.”