P.O. Box 9580, 547 6th Street NW, Hickory, NC 28603, US

(828) 322-2536

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church


Community Outreach


Support the Free Will Lutheran Church in Malawi

On the AmazonSmile website YOU can designate Holy Trinity to receive a small percentage of your purchase (.5%). It is easy! All you have to do is make your normal purchase on Amazon going through the AmazonSmile website. The money will come directly to Holy Trinity on a quarterly basis and will benefit the Free Will Lutheran Church in Malawi, helping Pastor Hudson Mwaungulu feed the 187 members of his congregation. Food is in short supply there, and the cost to purchase it has gone up. Make your click count! Learn more about the Lutheran Church in Malawi. 

Racial Equity Training

A Racial Equity Training event will be held on Saturday, October 12, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at St. Andrews Lutheran Church, Hickory. The program is based on curriculum from Racial Equity Tools and engages participants in a conversation about white privilege and systems of inequity that continue to produce disadvantages for people of color in the U.S. The training seeks to provide insightful information on the experiences of persons both privileged and underprivileged. These experiences and histories are examined in ways that will enlighten, equip, and inspire individuals to seek greater unity and diversity in the church and daily lives.

There is no fee for the event. Lunch will be provided.

Please register by October 7.

Volunteer Spotlight

Helping those with physical, emotional needs

Georgene Freeman has a passion for helping others. She worked for 40 years as a registered nurse and saw the many needs that people have, especially the need for blood.

“You don’t realize how many people among us need blood on an ongoing basis,” Georgene said. “They are walking, driving, living— but they need these blood cells.”

Georgene says that blood is needed because of accidents and natural disasters, for surgeries, and for the treatment of illnesses, especially leukemia. The need rises in the summertime. She encourages people to give as they can and coordinates the blood drives we host at Holy Trinity each year.

Georgene’s passion for helping people doesn’t end there. 

She’s also been an active volunteer at the Hickory Soup Kitchen for more than a decade.

On her first visit to the soup kitchen, she “realized how many people have a need—an emotional need to connect to somebody.” Georgene says that many people who come to the soup kitchen have jobs, but don’t have enough income to sustain a family. Others have lost jobs and just want to talk to someone.

“When people walk in and are really sad, when you can call them by name, that makes them feel like a person,” she said. “Smiling and welcoming people makes you feel like you’ve done something.”