Because this journey is strengthened by walking, talking and learning with others, Holy Trinity strives to offer a variety of ministries for our members and visitors. We hope you will discover a ministry of your own that will nurture your faith and allow you to help the growth of others.
For more information on any of our ministries, please contact our Parish Life Coordinator, Shelley Lackey at email@example.com.
The work of the Altar Guild occurs quietly behind the scenes. We assist the clergy and other worship leaders in ensuring that worship services run smoothly. We care for all items used in worship, from the sacred vessels and candlesticks, to the linens and hanging which we change seasonally or
to accommodate special pastoral events.
We work to make our church a place of meditation, peace and joy for all.
It is with joy and reverence that the Altar Guild prepares the altar for all services at Holy Trinity. We welcome anyone who would like to join us in this meaningful ministry. If you are interested in learning more about Holy Trinity’s Altar Guild
please contact our chair, Kathy Friedenreich,
at firstname.lastname@example.org or call
Although the Flower Guild is responsible for decorating the church during special events and maintaining a sign up sheet for weekly flower donations, we believe our most important ministry is the rearranging of the altar flowers following the 11:00 service, and the delivery of these flowers to members of our parish family.
Each week members of our guild create small bouquets from the altar flowers and deliver them to parishioners who are sick, grieving, newly baptize or confirmed.
Our altar flowers are also used for special community events such as Hospice Memorial Services and the Mental Illness Candlelight Service.
If you would like to join the Flower Guild
or would like to learn more about this ministry, please contact Karen Porter at email@example.com.
A Parish Nurse is a licensed registered nurse with a minimum of two years general nursing experience who has successfully completed a nationally recognized Foundations of Faith Community
The East Alabama Medical Center Parish Nurse Program partners with area faith communities to actively support and promote such whole health ministries. There are many dimensions to EAMC Parish Nurses. They play a variety of roles, including educator, health counselor, and advocate in their own faith families. They are a source for preventative and restorative care, ministering holistically to individuals and families. One role parish nurses do not play is that of direct medical care provider.
We are proud to have two ladies serve as our parish nurses at Holy Trinity:
Peggy has been an EAMC Parish Nurse since 2003. She also serves as the EAMC Parish Nurse Program Coordinator and Darden Wellness Center Program Coordinator. Peggy can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org, on her cell at 334-663-1833, or you can visit her at church during nurse office hours on the second and last Sundays of the month between the hours of 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Connections is a new ministry at Holy Trinity where the goal is to develop and strengthen relationships across generations. We especially want to focus on the challenges and needs of the aging in our congregation and to create opportunities for members to continue to contribute their gifts by engaging in service throughout adulthood. Some of our programs include providing transportation to church services or special events, offering phone calls or home visits, and hosting quarterly luncheons to form inter-generational relationships.
The Connections Ministry has also started a blog! Currently you will find posts with resources and readings about planning for a good death, as a follow-up to our recent symposium on end-of-life decisions. Please visit us at connectionsministryblog.wordpress.com
Also, Elizabeth Bertolini, our guest speaker for the 2016 Marianne Rockett Williams Symposium, has generously helped us begin a resource section in the Holy Trinity library. Several novels regarding various aspects of death and dying are currently available to be signed out, and more resources will be added soon.
The Connections Ministry Book Club will continue its monthly Monday meetings starting at 9:30am in the Holy Trinity library. Our next meeting will be Monday, April 3. This spring we are reading James Martin's Becoming Who We Are. If you need a copy of the book, please contact Stephanie Ennis (email@example.com; 206-218-2148).
If you would like to participate in Connections, please contact Stephanie Ennis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Guild of the Covered Casserole
The Guild of the Covered Casserole ministry is dedicated to reaching out and supporting parishioners who are experiencing life changes … happy or sad. Our goal is to serve parishioners at times when it is most important for them to feel the support
of the Holy Trinity family.
This may be the birth or the adoption of a new baby, a recent marriage, the loss of a loved one, an upcoming surgery or hospital stay, or even the loss or start of a new job. The support is limitless! Please know that each need is different. Sometimes a meal is needed,
but other times the need is just to receive a card, words of encouragement, a hug, a phone call, a basket of coffee, tea and muffins or a homemade treat.
If you are interested in being a part of the The Guild of the Covered Casserole Ministry, please email Shelley Lackey at email@example.com.
The Guild of the Holy Comforter
The Guild of the Holy Comforter offers a ministry of hospitality to families and friends of the bereaved in the form of receptions with simple refreshments either before or after the funeral or memorial service. No matter the size, we want to make the reception as welcoming and attractive as possible. When there is a death, the clergy will notify the Chair of the Guild of the Holy Comforter, and then that person makes contact with the family to discuss their wishes. Receptions are held in the Caroline Draughan Parish Hall. Please contact Lydia Walls at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need more information.
The purpose of the ECW (Episcopal Church Women) of Holy Trinity is to relate all women of the parish to the goals of the church through a program of worship, study, service, gifts and fellowship so that each woman may find her place in the parish family and the mission of the church. To this end, we cooperate with the ECW of the Diocese of Alabama and the Episcopal Church of the USA.
The ECW gather periodically for projects, fellowship, and fundraisers, and an annual meeting and luncheon is held each year. At this meeting, the members decide with which committee they would like to be involved. All women of the church are considered members of ECW. If you would like more information on this organization, please contact the President, Debra Armstrong-Wright at email@example.com.
The Men’s Group
The Men’s Group is a volunteer group that gathers on the first Thursday of each month at 7 a.m. in the parish hall for a fellowship breakfast and meeting. They also hold social gatherings throughout the year. The Men’s Group helps out with maintenance around the church grounds as needed. This includes yard work not performed by the church’s lawn service, some light construction, pruning and painting as requested. If you are interested in learning more about the Men’s Group of Holy Trinity, please contact Jeff Stallworth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for a way to learn more about Christ and to grow deeper in your faith? Looking for a tool to help maintain a spiritual Rule of Life? Consider attending a Cursillo weekend! Cursillo (Cur–SEE’–yo) is a three–day weekend at Camp McDowell where lay people and clergy share their experiences and perspective on a variety of topics related to the love of God, the Christian life, and the Christian community. The weekend consists of talks, group time, worship, fellowship and fun! Through Cursillo, we seek a deeper understanding of the teachings of Jesus and how we can serve Him. Cursillo starts with a three day weekend, but the best is yet to come!