As we grow together in faith, we experience the love of God more fully and more deeply. We are called to mirror that love to our families, our neighbors, our coworkers, and our community, both locally and around the world. We do that individually, and we do that together as a church.
Truro’s compassion and comfort services aims to alleviate, in the name of Jesus and by the power of the Holy Spirit, the physical and spiritual needs, suffering, and brokenness in Fairfax City and other neighboring communities in these three areas:
We value the impoverished: “I know that the Lord secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy.” (Psalm 140:12)
We value the incarcerated: “I was in prison and you came to visit me.” (Matthew 25:36b)
We value the image of God in every human being from conception to death: “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” (Genesis 1:27)
Throughout the year, we have opportunities to donate to and collaborate with community ministries and local entities. Everyone at Truro can find a place to serve, by volunteering, donating, and getting involved with Truro Cares.
Donation Schedule for 2021-22
Katherine Johnson Middle School (weekend meals/hygiene pantry)
Western Fairfax Christian Ministries Thanksgiving Drive and Lamb Center
WFCM will include donations for making Thanksgiving boxes (10 or more) for delivery the morning of 20 November when WFCM and volunteers will distribute up to 1200 boxes to families. We will need volunteers to donate specific items as well as to make the boxes and hopefully to help with distribution.
Fill the Manger for Sanctity of Life
Starting in January, we will hand out empty baby bottles to help support a Sanctity of Life Ministries collection in February.
Baby Bottle Drive collection and Katherine Johnson Middle School weekend meals/hygiene pantry
Shine the Light: Western Fairfax Christian Ministries
April 10 (Palm Sunday)
The Lamb Center
May 8 (Mother’s Day)
Katherine Johnson Middle School (in honor of Moms in need)
June 19 (Father’s Day)
Strengthen and Encourage Father’s and Families: The Lamb Center and Western Fairfax Christian Ministries
July and August: Back to School
Backpack drive through Western Fairfax Christian Ministries
Truro’s mission of reconciliation is committed to sharing the hope of Jesus Christ around the world through partners engaged in a variety of mission work.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.” (2 Cor. 5:17-19)
Truro Missions involves loving our neighbors...
Regardless of background, through relief work in poverty-stricken areas, education at all levels, investing in children and youth at risk, and supporting vulnerable women, all with the purpose of reconciling all people to God.
Our mission partnerships follow these four guidelines:
Sharing the same mission, vision, and values of Truro, such as working ecumenically with different denominations and mission organizations, and sharing the Alpha culture.
Maintaining reciprocal contact with our partners. When possible, personal visitation from both ends.
Practicing mutual ministry and encouragement in service and faith.
Promoting and prioritizing individuals and organizations born and grown at Truro.
Truro partners with two ministries and one public school to provide assistance to individuals and families facing food insecurity, homelessness, and other needs.
Provides a critical safety net for people struggling to make ends meet through a wide range of relief including help with rent, utilities, food, counseling, financial counseling, school supplies, as well as spiritual support. They are working to eliminate poverty for the roughly 75,000 Western Fairfax county residents who live below the poverty line
Food Pantry Drive
WFCM Holiday Food Assistance (Easter and Thanksgiving)
Provides breakfast, lunch, showers, laundry service, Bible studies, employment opportunities, housing and job counseling, AA meetings, a nurse practitioner clinic, a dental clinic, and much more. Their emphasis is on providing a community of fellowship, support, empowerment, and learning together. Truro will hold donation drives of both food and personal care, laundry, paper and plastic food serving products and maintenance supplies.
Food and clothing drives based on their needs.
Thanksgiving Pantry Drive
October Fundraising Banquet
We will lift those seeking life for their babies and creating new families through our partnership with Sanctity of Life Ministry. They offer compassionate support, education, and medical services to those facing challenging sexual health decisions. Truro will support them by encouraging personal participation in pro-life activities (Walk for Life, etc.) as well as physical donations for new moms and bi-annual fund raisers (Baby Bottle Campaign). We will also support SLM through our Christmas family-centered drive.