ECW (Episcopal Church Women) gathers together for prayer, fellowship and service on the a variety of projects including scholarships for college students, fundraising for building projects, supplying, assuring that special events have appropriate reception and hospitality.
According to the website of the National Episcopal Church Women, “the ECW is women of all ages, ethnic origins and socioeconomic backgrounds who hold a variety of views. However, the common denominator of our members is love of God and the wish to do His work. Centered in congregations, the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) empowers women to do Christ’s ministry in the world.”
Breakfast With Santa is an annual event held the first Saturday in December. Santa Claus makes an early visit to Trinity and his elves offer a pancake breakfast to the community along with enjoy a great time with Santa; crafts, face-painting, photos, holiday wreaths, gift basket raffle, and of course a photo with Santa are available. And the children were happy.
Coffee Hour Hosts are volunteers who set up and clean up Sunday Coffee Hours and host special receptions and festivities. Enjoying coffee and conversation following Sunday morning worship provides parishioners with an opportunity to greet visitors and talk with friends.
Did You Know? that some churches actually consider the coffee hour the “third” part of the worship service (after the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist)? The fellowship that follows the regular service adheres Christ’s dictum to “love each other as I have loved you.”
Fellowship Dinners are a parish social and culinary program where parishioners and community come together to enjoy good food and the gift of fellowship. We have gathered around Spaghetti Suppers, Chili Night, and different theme dinners. Perhaps the most famous is the Pancake Supper on “Fat Tuesday” before Ash Wednesday.
Rector’s Forum: We gather in a town meeting style to give updates and information on the current activities in this faith community. Opportunity is given to ask questions on a variety of topics with organizational leaders available to respond.
Call & Cards is a ministry of staying in touch with parishioners who are homebound or ill or celebrating. Saying Happy Birthday or we miss you is part of being a family – especially a faith family. Through telephone calls, cards, and home visitations, we recognize that our life in Christ is critical to our spiritual health. Like any family, the Trinity Faith Family keeps in touch – through telephone trees, pastoral calls, letters and notes. Expect birthday cards, anniversary cards, thank-you notes, Christmas cards, notes of congratulations on life events, as well as Get Well notes. Importantly, if you or a relative or friend are placed on the prayer list or prayer chain, we like to follow up with a card to let you know that you have been “lifted up in prayer” for comfort and healing.
Sometimes a parishioner will get a phone call from the rector on a Sunday afternoon if he or she was not at the worship service. Trinity Church does not take attendance! But when someone is not seen, the family becomes concerned. Fear not, she is just calling to check in.
The Wardens and Vestry of Trinity Episcopal Church voted to implement a No Smoking Policy, thereby making all of the property owned and cared for by the church to be a SMOKE FREE CAMPUS. This policy effects all parishioners, guests, visitors and vendors who participate in church-sponsored activities or provide services on the Church Campus and its properties.