Trinity’s Secret Sisters Program pairs parish women with one another as “secret sisters”. Throughout the year, each sister sends inspirational and seasonal cards, birthday and anniversary greetings and also small gifts to a “secret sister”. Participants gather for a pot-luck supper in February when all identities are revealed and other people interested in joining are welcomed. This ministry provides wonderful support and comfort for the women involved. (For more information, please contact program coordinator Shirley Unrau.)
Funeral Lunch Hospitality
The simple act of serving a funeral luncheon provides an important and caring ministry at a time of loss and means so much to family members and friends who gather to celebrate the life of a loved one. Men and women can help by donating baked goods, by leading teams or by preparing and serving the meal. (If interested in assisting, please contact coordinator Anne Hammer.)
This group oversees Trinity’s web site, weekly e-mailer and other publications by contributing articles, updates and inspiration in various forms of social media. It strives to implement policies and procedures for a safe, sensitive and responsible use of all e-communication and images. The committee welcomes a diversity of input and experience in expressing Trinity’s values and vibrant life, both in our church community and in the world at large. (For more information, please contact committee chair Sherry Coman).
Trinity Gentle Friends Readers’ Group
The Trinity Gentle Friends Readers’ Group gathers to share and discuss insights and reactions to chosen works of literature which are made available in advance at the New Hamburg Library. Topics and themes vary. People who enjoy the power of the written word, lively conversation and fellowship are welcome to join this group which meets on the third Tuesday of each month, at 7 p.m., in Trinity Hall. New members are always welcome. (For more information, contact program coordinator Kathryn Ritz.)
Shepherds help to deliver the Trinity Dove (our parish newsletter) and other items to their respective neighbourhoods. As well, they keep the pastors apprised of people moving into and out of their areas and provide a valuable service and link to those members who cannot come to church. (For more information, contact Trinity’s parish administrator Jamie Courtney).
Trinity Prayer Circle
Trinity’s Prayer Circle is made up of individuals who pray regularly for members of the congregation, for friends of Trinity and also for others in the community and beyond. Each month, the pastor meets with the group to review the pastoral care needs of the community and to offer names and intentions for the Prayer Circle. New members and any prayer requests are always welcome. (For more information, contact coordinator Shirley Unrau.)
Many people contribute to this important ministry by donating materials or by knitting, crocheting and quilting prayer shawls for others. As yarn is woven or a knot is tied, a prayer is silently offered for someone in need who later receives the shawl. This gift of caring and support from the congregation is a wonderful way for all to be reminded of Christ’s steadfast love. (For more information, please contact program coordinator Pat Schmetzer.)
The Cradle Roll ministry offers families monthly mailing regarding the growth and spiritual development of their children from birth to age 2. (For information, contact program coordinator Nancy Brodrecht.)