At Trinity, our vision is to carry out the mission work given to us through the word and works of Jesus Christ, which means we see the world as what we can do for it versus what it can do for us.I
The Master’s Closet Free Clothing Pantry has operated for many years in the basement of Trinity’s two-story building that is accessed from the parking lot entrance. This pantry is operated by Trinity volunteers to help those with financial hardship including those who are homeless. Patrons may visit once a week and take clothing that can fit in one plastic grocery bag (provided by the pantry) and are asked to sign in and list the city in which they live. This helps us know how many people are coming and from how far away. We know that people do come from across the county.
The Master’s Closet is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.Clothing donations to The Master’s Closet can be made during regular church office hours (Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.). It is suggested that donors call the church office (513-896-6755) to be sure that someone is available to receive the clothing.
Items we offer in the pantry: Clothing of all types for infants through adults, including coats, undergarments, socks, shoes, purses, belts, hats and gloves. As we are able, we also offer hygiene bags with soap, shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrush plus other items. At times we may have laundry detergent.
Bible Study is held Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. Anyone is welcome. The group discusses one book of the Bible for a number of months. For information on the current book being studied, please call the church office at 513-896-6755.
The Choir sings in the Sunday 10:30 service and rehearses at 9:00 a.m. in the Choir Room. The choir welcomes new members. If you are interested, please attend the next Sunday rehearsal or contact the Music Director.
Counseling is regularly offered by our priest on diverse spiritual and daily living needs for not only parishioners but also for those who knock on our door seeking information, compassion, prayer and help in resolving problems.
The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) meet monthly on the third Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. This is a soup and salad luncheon gathering, with a short business meeting, that usually includes a speaker or the group may work on a project. Both women and men are welcome to attend both the luncheon and presentation.
Lay Eucharistic Minister Volunteers are trained to visit homebound and those in medical facilities or nursing homes to administer communion and provide spiritual support.
NEST is a mentoring program for young or new mothers who have financial, social and family challenges that can impede healthy development of the mother and her child or children. It is led by a nurse and social worker, assisted by volunteers. The group meets the third Thursday in Fellowship Hall at 5:30 p.m. For more information, please call the church office.
New Life Mission Lunch-making takes place by Trinity volunteers on the second Saturday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the New Life Mission in Hamilton at Fourth and Henry Streets. The volunteers prepare sack lunches and then help distribute them to needy persons who regularly come to the Mission for what may be their only food for the day.
The Poverty Group, originally Pastors on Poverty, meets the fourth Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. in the Memorial Room. Begun by Trinity Rector Mother Suzanne LeVesconte, the coalition now includes members from diverse human services as well as clergy. The group’s aim is to improve circumstances for persons who are poor and homeless in the Hamilton area.
12 Step Recovery Programs meet multiple evenings at Trinity. These include Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Nar-Anon, which is for families of those with narcotic addictions .
The current meeting schedules for these groups are:
Tuesdays: 7:00pm Women of Hope NA Meeting
8:00pm AA Meeting
Wednesdays: 7:00pm NAR-Anon Mtg
7:00pm NA Meeting
Fridays: 7:00pm NA Meeting
8:30pm AA Meeting
Trinity Youth Formation. Sunday school is held Sundays at 10:15 a.m., September through May fir grade school age children. Our Director of Youth Formation regularly sends an electronic newsletter with project ideas and readings for children to continue their spiritual development at home.