SHELBURNE, VERMONT- As a supporter of the Joint Urban Ministry Project (JUMP), Trinity Episcopal Church in Shelburne has historically made cash donations toward operations costs for the downtown Burlington drop-in center, as well as provided substation support for JUMP’s food ministries. Announced in May 2018, an Alleluiafund grant, in conjunction with donors’ contributions, is helping fuel the JUMP Gas Card Project, through which JUMP seeks to provide a $25 gas card to those in need. The gas card is just one of many services—such as assistance with groceries, laundry, and household goods—available on a first-come-first-served basis. The grant was a $500 match of the congregation’s contribution.
In other news, JUMP celebrated its 30th anniversary in December 2018 at the Burlington Elks Lodge, during which JUMP honored the Rt. Rev. Thomas C. with its first-ever Social Justice Award! Read the complete article with photos and video here.
About the Alleluiafund. Because of your generosity in 2017 and 2018, the Alleluiafund exceeded its goal. This means, not only did we meet our predetermined commitments to Rock Point Camp, Rock Point Property, and various local and global outreach ministries, but we were also able to provide additional funding for many more things that make you say, “Alleluia!” The Alleluiafund supports vital ministries that are beyond the capacity of our diocesan budget, and every dollar raised goes directly to selected ministries. Historically, the selected ministries have included Rock Point Camp, Rock Point Commons, and various other outreach ministries agreed upon at each year’s Annual Convention. In 2019, we agreed to focus on Rock Point, Rock Point Camp, and ministries related to the priorities set by our Presiding Bishop and the General Convention, which include reconciliation, evangelism, and creation care.