Community Partnerships with Tabitha House
Friday, 15 February 2013
Tabitha House Ministries, a branch of Restoration Ministries in Harvey, Illinois, creates a safe environment where women can get back on a path to a healthy life, both physically and spiritually. Every Friday morning at Trinity’s Bootsma Café, a women’s book club made up of “Tabitha sisters” meets with Professor of Psychology Mary Lynn Colosimo, Ph. D., who began giving her time to the Restoration Ministries family over 20 years ago.
Currently the Tabitha sisters are reading a 31-week devotional called “The Story,” which walks participants through the Bible and helps bring Scripture to life. The book club began making the weekly trip to Trinity several years ago to meet with Colosimo.
“Gathering on Trinity’s campus reinforces the fact that we’re all students in Christ,” Colosimo said. “We are all equally sinful and sit together at the feet of Christ.”
The College regularly partners with Restoration Ministries through various service learning opportunities for students. By including service learning in her curriculum, Colosimo invites students to volunteer at Restoration Ministries through Trinity’s two-week Interim, at after school tutoring and clubs, and at the food pantry and thrift store.