House Resolution 56 - Introduced HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 56 BY ABDUL-SAMAD and KOESTER A Resolution to recognize the Trinity United Methodist 1 Church building in Des Moines on its centennial. 2 WHEREAS, for over a century Trinity United Methodist 3 Church has been a part of the Riverbend community of 4 Des Moines, acting as a witness for peace and social 5 justice and a haven for compassion, feeding both body 6 and soul of those in the community; and 7 WHEREAS, Trinity United has been a place of worship, 8 a place of Christian education, and a place where 9 diverse people are surrounded by a community of love 10 and are sent out into the world to put their faith into 11 action; and 12 WHEREAS, Trinity United embraces three ministries, 13 including the Trinity United Methodist Church, Las 14 Americas Communidad de Fe, and Children and Family 15 Urban Ministries; and 16 WHEREAS, these three ministries offer a variety of 17 community programs, including a prison ministry and an 18 English-as-a-second-language program; and 19 WHEREAS, feeding both the body and soul is most 20 evident in the daily work of these ministries, where 21 every day some 300 people come through the doors, 22 some for a before-school breakfast or an after-school 23 program for children and youth, some to learn English, 24 some to attend a citizenship class, and some to simply 25 get a wholesome meal in these hard times where the 26 daily free supper which normally serves around 120 27 persons now serves as many as 170 persons; and 28 -1- LSB 2795HH (1) 84 jr/rj 1/ 2
H.R. 56 WHEREAS, Trinity United Methodist Church can best 1 be summed up in the words of one parishioner, “Trinity 2 continues to go out of its way to be a beacon and a 3 refuge [bringing]… hope to those without hope, joy 4 to the sorrowful [and] relief to the marginalized of 5 society”; NOW THEREFORE, 6 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, That 7 the House of Representatives honors the centennial of 8 the Trinity United Methodist Church building as it 9 begins its second century of service, and urges the 10 people of Des Moines to join the Trinity Centennial 11 Celebration, June 11 and 12, 2011, at the landmark 12 church, located at the corner of College and 8th 13 Streets in Des Moines. 14 -2- LSB 2795HH (1) 84 jr/rj 2/ 2