The Church of the Holy Trinity participates in what is known as Total Common Ministry. It is based on an understanding of Christian ministry that is closer to the early church model than to the church many of us grew up in.
By “Total,” we mean that ministry encompasses everything we do in church and in the world. “Common” means that everything we do grows out of a common vision of ministry, and everyone is given an opportunity to respond to God’s call to minister, regardless of age, gender, ability or background. You don’t need to be well-educated, highly talented or have an outgoing personality. We believe everyone is uniquely created for a larger purpose in life, and that our highest fulfillment comes in serving others in this way.
In addition to our participation in various regular and occasional community events, members of our congregation regularly participate in the following ministries:
- The House of Many Talents
- Eucharistic Visitors
- St. Vincent DePaul
- Soup Kitchen Meals
- Amazing Grace Food Pantry
- Supportive Housing
- Refugee Resettlement
- Showers for the Homeless
Buildings & Grounds Andrew Milliken
Communications Eric Rennie
Evangelism Steve Horst
House of Many Talents Sharon Sheedy
Joyful Noise Ron Burlette and Ty Warren
Ministry Support Lois Dragone
Outreach Coordinator Liz Weise
Pastoral Care Brother Thomas Goddard
Showers for the Homeless Carl Loges
St. Vincent DePaul Meals Nancy Duchart and Bette Horne
Stewardship Taylor Walsh
Youth Christian Education Ash Pierce
We want everyone in this community to work towards supporting and nourishing one another as a parish family, as we grow spiritually in our life together. The booklet below is an attempt to give a brief description all of the various activities, groups, and areas of service that make up the ministries here. On the last page, you will find a contact person for each ministry should you want to learn more or get involved. Also below is a form with all the ministries listed where you can communicate your interest in leading or participating in any ministry. You are free to choose as many as you’d like to support and the time commitment will depend on your availability. Please consider volunteering to lead a ministry since there are several ministries in need of a leader as noted in the booklet.
If there is an activity or ministry that you would like to see happening that is not listed here, please speak to a member of the Vestry.
This is a wonderful opportunity to give back to God through the use of your time, gifts and talent. We pray that you can join us.
Please hand your completed form to a member of the Vestry or send it electronically to the Church of the Holy Trinity at email@example.com.
All ministry leaders follow the Episcopal Church in Connecticut’s “Safe Church” guidelines for all ministries. We are open, affirming, and conscious of boundaries. Please see ECCT’s Safe Church Resources page here.