Parish Groups

Secret Sisters
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 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. (If interested in assisting, please contact coordinator Pat Schmetzer.)

Funeral Lunch Hospitality
Trinity has a team of folks who volunteer to serve a catered lunch following funerals held at Trinity. Speak to our pastoral team for more information.

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 pm, in Trinity Hall. New members are always welcome.  (For more information, contact program coordinator Donna Rich-Bradie.)

Trinity Shepherds
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 Nancy Brodrecht.)

Prayer Shawls
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.)

Cradle Roll
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.)

Music Ensembles
For more information on our various music ensembles, please see the Music Page.