Holy Trinity Church

Anglican worship in Geneva

The Jardin de Montbrillant is owned by the town of Geneva and provides a range of services for those in need, including a daily hot meal at 11:30.

For many years, Holy Trinity has joined other community groups in serving a hot lunch one Saturday every month. During the pandemic volunteers from Holy Trinity prepared sandwiches for distribution by Jardin de Montbrillant, but the group has now returned to preparing meals at Jardin de Montbrillant.

Volunteers arrive by 08:30 at Jardin de Montbrillant and spend the morning peeling, cutting, chopping, slicing, washing up, serving,  tidying … chatting.

Once the doors open at 11:30, people file in and are served from behind a counter by the door – once served, they sit down, eat, rinse their plate and usually two volunteers wash them up so they can be reused immediately.

Volunteers can also chat to the people who come – just saying ‘bon appétit’ to one person at a time, giving them individual attention and engaging them in a conversation can be very rewarding.

Holy Trinity’s outreach at Jardin de Montbrillant is an excellent way to involve friends who may not be part of the Holy Trinity community and to give back to our broader community.

Our involvement is normally over by 13.30

HOW TO GET INVOLVED:

 Liz Kernen has recently taken over coordination of this important Ministry from Fred Samuels and the group is always looking for new volunteers.

Liz will be organising a sign-up sheet for volunteers each month. Please watch for updates on this page and in the weekly Parish email. (If you cannot commitment to a Saturday morning, we are also looking for volunteers with cars to shop for the food items the day before and drop the groceries off at Jardin de Montbrillant.) For more information please contact Liz (liz@kernen.net) or the chaplain (see Contacts ).

Below is a list of dates  in 2023 when Holy Trinity will be volunteering at Jardin de Montbrillant:

  • 18 February
  • 18 March
  • 13 May
  • 22 July
  • 19 August
  • 23 September
  • 25 November
  • 23 December