Program / Ministries

Faith in Action

Trinity has long been a giving community and as needs arise, we step up to help those who need it most. We are called to serve God through our ministry of caring for others in the world.

The Outreach Committee is charged with helping the parish live out the gospel imperative “to love our neighbor as ourselves and to care for the least among us”. Currently, we are in partnership with Covenant to Care, a statewide nonprofit agency working with faith and community organizations, to meet the needs of children who are neglected, abused, or at risk. Many of these children are from the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF).

Some annual campaigns that Trinity has run to help these children are a spring clothing drive, a peanut butter & jelly drive to help feed them during the summer months, and a back-to-school supply drive to help them start the school year off with needed items. We’ve also helped the homeless with warm socks and gloves being collected during the Christmas season as well as a Giving Tree where Christmas gifts were provided to over 30 children.


Evangelism

The Evangelism Committee has a two-fold task: reaching out to the wider world to invite them to share in the “good news” that is the gospel, and welcoming newcomers into our midst. The Evangelism Committee looks for ways to become part of our larger community. For a number of years, Trinity has participated in the annual Seymour Pumpkin Festival in September to share our story and sell some doughnuts and cider with proceeds benefiting local outreach.


Episcopal Church Women

Trinity’s ECW meets monthly on the third Wednesday to hold a business meeting and share in delicious pot-luck lunches. Fund raisers are held with all proceeds given to outreach programs.


Prayer Shawl Ministry

Compassion and the love of knitting/crocheting have been combined into a prayerful ministry and spiritual practice which reaches out to those in need of comfort and solace, as well as in celebration and joy. Our shawls are interwoven with prayers stitch by stitch, then blessed by our rector. Started in 2003, our prayer shawl volunteers have crocheted or knitted more than 2,000 prayer shawls. Shawls are available to all without charge.


Opening our doors to the Community

Several community groups use our facilities for meeting space, including Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Explorers, Girl Scouts, Brownies, AA, South Central Emmaus Youth Retreat, and the Red Cross for blood drives. Our Parish Hall is also available for a small fee to host receptions and parties. Contact the parish office to check availability at 203-888-6596.


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