On Oct. 23, Trinity United Methodist Church will host “Community Outreach 2.0” from 1 to 3 p.m. in the church parking lot.
This event is for anyone who is struggling financially, emotionally or spiritually, for anyone who is hungry or in need of resources for food or basic items for personal care or for those who need a moment to fellowship with others. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be cooked and served for lunch and free haircuts also will be available.

There will be games with prizes for children, face painting and opportunities to tour the Pumpkin Patch. The worship team will provide music.
Longtime church member Robin Holt is involved with this year’s event and helped with the first such parking lot outreach at this time last year.
“I see this is as a way to give back to the community, to provide basic services that people need,” Holt said.

The outreach event also helps the members and church staff know how they can better serve their community.

Rev. Nanci Hicks, pastor-in-charge at Trinity, said that their hope for the outreach is to offer people of any age opportunity a haircut, as well as food, prayer and fellowship. They also hope to offer information from some of Rome’s homeless resources.

All events will be held outside. Takeaway bags with scarves, gloves, basic hygiene items, etc., will be given out. In the event of rain, the outreach event will be moved to the church’s fellowship hall. Holt noted that Trinity has a long history and tradition of giving back to the community in various ways, whether working with agencies such as the Salvation Army, the Davies Shelter or the Ruth and
Naomi House and by providing resources, food and meals to various food pantries in the area.

“I hope this event shows the community that we have open hearts and open doors, and that Jesus loves and understands us – all of us,” Holt said. If people know of someone who would benefit from this gathering, the church welcomes them to bring the person to the event.
More information is available on the church’s Facebook page or by calling the church office at 706-291-0033. Trinity is located at 606 Turner McCall Blvd., next to Sherold Salmon Auto Superstore.