And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near.Ephesians Chapter 2 Verse 17
Funding and Outreach Mission Team
Trinity Church has received of God’s grace, and so we choose to give five percent of all church income for furthering God’s Kingdom on Earth. The Funding and Outreach Mission Team (‘FOMT’) oversees this charitable giving of Trinity Church within the framework approved by the church Council. FOMT is made up of Council and non-council Trinity Church members. Other TCE members with a heart for outreach and mission are invited to join us in discernment and prayer for this important work.
FOMT supports three families around the world that are long term mission partners. With these missions partners FOMT has personal contact and supports them in prayer and through financial funding. These mission partners are:
List of Mission Partners
- Andrew and Ruth Garvey-Williams in Buncrana, Northern Ireland
- Aphrezo and Sylvia Kroze in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
- Allston and Sherene Olive in Pondicherry, India
More information on their projects can be found on the FOMT information board near the coffee table at church.
FOMT also currently supports the Gill family, which lives in exile in Sri Lanka as they had to flee their home country because of Christian activities they were involved in. This support consists of the rental payment for their temporary home and a cash collection in the church for basic food staples for their family — 2 adults and 4 children.
Other projects FOMT has supported in 2017 are a donation toward a mission trip, Caritas Colombia for relief during the recent landslide in Columbia, and Mission to the Seafarers located in Rotterdam harbour.
Traditionally, during Advent, FOMT has also organised a ‘Missions Market’ of food and crafts in church after a Sunday service to raise funds for mission projects. This is always a successful event and a wonderful time of fellowship amongst church members and local visitors.