Get Involved - Time, Talent, and Treasure

There are many opportunities to be involved with Trinity as we are a visible force within the Rutland community in part due to our outreach ministries. We host RSVP Bone Builder classes, TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), Operations Dolls, dinners at Dismas House, NAMI, AA, and NA meeting groups together with many other regulars. An annual fundraiser, the Musical Holiday Feast, has successfully raised money to support many of Trinity’s Outreach missions, with an emphasis on our Discretionary Fund. We also host a once-a-month community luncheon which provides delicious meals for those in need. Hopefully, you can see that there are many opportunities to get involved and help make Trinity the asset to our community that we strive to be.

Ministry Opportunities

Vestry

The Vestry serves as the Board of Directors for the church and meets monthly to discuss and review daily operations of the church together with business and financial oversight, guiding Trinity into the future. Made up of people from a variety of walks of life.

Volunteers

    Fern Fryer—Senior Warden
    Jim Cruise—Junior Warden
    Brandy Blosser
    Mark Brierre
    John Hamlin
    Krey Kellington
    Ted Lindgren
    Larry Patrick
    Holly Webb

Contact Rich Jones, Jim Cruise, Jim O’Gorman for questions at:

office@trinitychurchrutland.org

Finance Committee

Serving the important role of keeping an eye on the Parish finances and presenting budgets to the vestry is the Finance Committee.

Volunteers

    Dana Peterson, Chair
    Maria Cruise, clerk/member
    James Harder, member
    Richard Kaufman, member
    Linda Fay, Treasurer & member ex-officio

Contact Dana Peterson for questions at:

office@trinitychurchrutland.org

Buildings & Grounds

This group of dedicated parishioners ensures that the parish remains well-maintained and looked after. From plumbing to carpentry and from flooring to ceilings this group does it all—and then some! New members are always welcome. Simply speak to any member of the group if you are interested in joining.

Volunteers

    Jim Cruise, Chair/Jr. Warden
    James Harder
    Rich Jones
    Larry Patrick

Contact Jim Cruise for questions at:

office@trinitychurchrutland.org

Altar Guild

The hard-working people of the Altar Guild diligently serve to ensure our liturgical equipment is kept clean, polished, and to set up our worship space for every service we have. Giving freely of their time and energy, they are the (unseen) engine that keeps our worship going. If you are interested in joining this team, they are always open to new members.

Volunteers

    Helen Thomas—Chair/Team Leader
    Lois Jaworski—Team Leader
    Sue Patrick—Team Leader
    Nancy Blosser—Team Leader
    Linda Barcomb
    Carlene Bennett
    Elaine Foskett
    Winnie Grace
    Shannon Hill
    Cindy Muller
    Pam Roberts
    Mary Ruth
    Melissa Slenker

Contact Helen Thomas for questions at:

office@trinitychurchrutland.org

Pastoral Care Team

The primary function of the Pastoral Care Team is to provide visitations to the sick, elderly and disabled Episcopalians in our area. Ideally, a person or team of persons visit the local hospital, nursing homes, and private homes each day of the week. Hospital visitations are for all Episcopalians listed in the hospital computer, not just parishioners. Pastoral Care can be in the form of healing prayers, Administration of Holy Communion from the reserved Sacrament or simply a comforting visit.

Volunteers

    Rich Jones—Chair
    Linda Barcomb
    Carlene Bennett
    Harriet Eitapence
    Elaine & Gary Foskett
    Winnie Grace
    Mary Ruth

Contact Rich Jones for questions at:

office@trinitychurchrutland.org

Acolytes, Chalice Assistants, Lectors & Intercessors, Ushers and Fellowship Hostesses & Hosts

Without exception, all of the above serve to make our worship experience the best it possibly can be. Whether it’s the acolytes holding the Crucifix or a torch; the chalice assistants respectfully passing the cup at communion; the lectors and intercessors readings the word of God or leading us in the Prayers of the People; the ushers welcoming people to our service and serving as the face of Trinity to newcomers and long-time parishioners alike; or the hostesses and hosts of our fellowship time following our worship (commonly called “coffee hour,” though there are normally treats too numerous to mention in addition to coffee). If any of the above interests you, you will be welcomed to join.

Volunteers

Contact Someone Here for questions at:

office@trinitychurchrutland.org

Women of Trinity

If you are a woman and attend Trinity Church you are a member of Women Of Trinity; all are welcomed. Our mission is to serve the community through outreach to organizations that help those in need. Two major fundraisers are the spring and fall rummage sales. The group meets on the first Monday of the month except for January-March, when meetings are on Sundays following worship.

Volunteers

Contact Someone Here for questions at:

office@trinitychurchrutland.org

Foyers

The primary function of Foyers is to promote fellowship within the parish through informal gatherings, typically of 6 to 8 people, in a group. It is not meant to be a “church discussion” group but simply seeks to foster friendships. A chairperson attempts to schedule two sets of Foyers – one in the spring/summer and one in fall/winter, with signups offered at church. It is hoped that new people will also be encouraged to sign up. There are currently three types of Foyers groups: Simple Supper, Family Fun, and Dessert Only. Each group has a convener who keeps the group functioning for that 6-month period. Groups meet as they are able.

Volunteers

Contact Someone Here for questions at:

office@trinitychurchrutland.org

Daughters of the King

This organization is a religious order of women who take a lifetime vow to live by the Rule of the Order requiring the spiritual discipline of daily prayer, service to others and evangelism. DOK members wear a simple cross to identify themselves. After prayerful contemplation, if you feel called to join, please contact the church office for more information.

Volunteers

Contact Someone Here for questions at:

office@trinitychurchrutland.org

Funeral Hospitality

The purpose of this ministry is to provide simple refreshments when requested for family and friends following a funeral service. Food is generally provided by parishioners who have volunteered to help. Sometimes, family members want to bring items as well.

Volunteers

Contact Someone Here for questions at:

office@trinitychurchrutland.org

Prayer Tree

The Prayer Tree is a dedicated group of parishioners who pray in their homes for everyone and anyone in need. The Prayer Tree is confidential, and prayers are said weekly or longer if needed. Its mission is to be a comfort and companion for those in trouble, need, sickness or grief. We sincerely hope to bring Christ’s love to those in any need through visits, offering prayers, Eucharist or simply companionship.

Volunteers

Contact Someone Here for questions at:

office@trinitychurchrutland.org

Apple Pie Fundraiser

Every fall volunteers gather to pre-make apple pies as a fundraiser for the church. Teams are assembled, and everyone works together to create the best apple pies around. If you are unavailable to join a team, donations of apples, flour, and sugar are welcome!

Volunteers

Contact Someone Here for questions at:

office@trinitychurchrutland.org


Other Areas We are Involved In

Sundays we accept food donations and deliver them to the Community Cupboard.

We also host AA meetings, Operation Dolls meetings, and Children's Story Hour.

Donations and Payments

Coming Soon