Trinity Downtown, Orlando Florida is excited to have its Handler Training June 21-23, 2018!

Our Passing of the Vest will be at all services the following weekend; Saturday June 30 at 6pm, and Sunday, July 1 at 8am, 930am and 11am.

A cake and coffee Meet N Greet will follow all Sunday services! We are blessed to become apart of this amazing ministry, reaching out into the community sharing mercy, compassion, presence, proclamation of Jesus Christ! An invitation is open to all!”

Comfort Dog Ministry

A Comfort Dog Ministry brings the mercy, compassion, presence, and proclamation of Jesus Christ to those suffering and in need.

Trinity Lutheran Church Downtown has partnered with Lutheran Church Charities (LCC), a national Lutheran Church Missouri Synod ministry based in Northbrook, IL, to utilize the unique traits of a dog to bring comfort, help and hope by visiting individuals in our community, and touching people who are hurting or in need.  The Comfort Dog Ministry is a bridge for compassionate ministry, opening doors for conversation about faith and creating opportunities to share the Mercy, Compassion, Presence, and Proclamation of Jesus Christ.

Sometimes comfort walks in on four paws…

Trinity Downtown is currently “in waiting” for our Comfort Dog, which we expect to arrive this summer!  Listed to the right are K-9 Comfort Dogs in training – one of those Golden Retriever puppies will be assigned to Trinity Downtown.

The AKC certified purebred Golden Retriever assigned to Trinity Downtown will have over 2,000 hours of training to a service dog level and will understand some thirty commands. Comfort Dogs are taught to be passive and gentle when working with the public.  A dog is an effective comforter because they make people feel safe…….they are non-judgmental and demonstrate unconditional love. Their simple presence is calming and healing and encourages people to talk about their distress and begin the healing process. Comfort Dogs calm people, work with special needs individuals, veterans and the elderly, and are used in counseling situations.  They also deploy to crisis or disaster situations.

Trinity’s Comfort Dog will have three vests: K-9 Comfort DogKare-9 Military Ministry and K-9 Police Ministrycertified.

A Comfort dog work six days a week sharing care and compassion in schools, senior centers/nursing homes, hospitals, veteran/military organizations and events, community organizations, charities and also deploy in crisis or disaster situations when requested.  The ministry will only go where invited, it will never intrude.