Serving Others in Our Community
One of the most important works of faith that we can do is to love others by serving them.
Some of the ways in which we serve our community are detailed here. If you are interested in knowing more about the work of a particular ministry, please get in touch with the contact person listed or contact Ray, our rector.
Staples Food Ministry
The Trinity Church Staples Program has been a welcoming place for the hungry for over thirty years. each year, we help to feed 2-3,000 people over 1,000 households.
Read more about this vital ministry in our community:
Episcopal Church Women
The Episcopal Church Women, ECW, are actively involved in many areas of the life of Trinity Church. Women serve on the vestry, run the Staples food program, participate in the Altar Guild and the church choir. Women also serve as lay readers in many of the church’s services.The ECW is currently devoted to a number of projects that will affect the entire church including refurbishing the church parlor, creating welcome bags for new members, designing a new web site for the church, providing personal necessities for families of Hospice patients, creating and publishing a church cookbook, and improving communication among the church members through email and regular postage.
We are part of the national organization: centered in congregations, the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) empowers women to do Christ’s ministry in the world.
All women members of our church are members of ECW. We meet on the first Sunday of every month at 9.30 in the Parlour.
If you would like to know more about our work, please contact Margie Martin by email.
The Prayer Shawl Ministry at Trinity was started several years ago. The participants have knitted and crocheted numerous shawls that have been given to members and close family and friends of our members who have experienced a challenging life event. Sickness and death of a loved one are the primary reasons.
Some of our shawls found homes with homebound patients of Hospice. As a shawl is being made, prayers are prayed: for healing, love, comfort, guidance, hope, compassion, joyfulness and courage. When the recipient gets the shawl, our hope is that as he/she wraps the shawl around them and feels the love of our Lord and of our church family, and finds comfort.
We meet on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 10:00 in the Parlor. If a Wednesday falls on a holiday, we will meet the following Wednesday. Please join us for this important ministry at Trinity Church.
The Men's group gathers for casual fellowship, social events, Bible study, support, and conversation about issues of life and faith that affect men most.
From time to time Trinity's cooks serve a lunch at the
Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson, NC. This is deeply appreciated gift and a moving experience for both guests and cooks. Many hands make light work of this event.
Contact Bill Noble, a member of Trinity who is also the Volunteer Resources Coordinator at Mountain Vallet Hospice, to find out more about the work of this ministry.