What we do

We are all called to be ministers 

Holy Trinity believes that each of us who is baptized is called to ministry, and that the talents that God has given us will determine where and how we can serve. We have a variety of ministries and activities for parishioners to take part in and encourage people to discover what their passion is and to offer that passion is service to God.

Worship is our focus at Holy Trinity. It is when we sing to God, pray to God and are fed by God. It is also the time when we meet as a community, supporting and encouraging each other in our faith and in our lives, in our joys and in our sorrows.

Because, by baptism, we are all ministers of Christ, we are invited to be a part of worship along with the ordained minister. Those drawn to the liturgy and Eucharist can participate by becoming acolytes, Eucharistic ministers (chalice servers), or lay readers. Those who love contact with people can serve as ushers or greeters, or first face to the community, and our choir is a great opportunity for those who are attracted to music, no experience required.

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Helping those in need (service ministries)

….Holy Trinity understands that Jesus calls upon us to look beyond ourselves and our small circles and to reach into the wider community to serve others. For someone looking for ways to help in the community, there are opportunities at Holy Trinity. And there is always room for someone who would like to create new ones.

New Bedford Salvation Army Soup Kitchen – Holy Trinity helps to serve the evening meal at the New Bedford Salvation Army soup kitchen four times a year.   It’s not a hard job but very rewarding. The sign-up sheet with dates and directions are on the bulletin board at the back of the church. Contact the parish office to volunteer today!

Church Beyond the Walls – Church Beyond the Walls is a homeless ministry in Providence. Fr John invites anyone who would like to come and worship with the CBTW to come with him on the first Saturday of the month. Fr John leaves the church parking lot at 1:00 pm for Burnside Park. The service begins at 2:00 and finishes around 3:00. Join us in worship and fellowship!

Feeding the Hungry – Holy Trinity continues to give year-round support (including the vegetables grown in our garden) to the community food pantry located at the Old Stone Baptist Church in Tiverton. Perishable foods may be dropped off in the basket in the entry of the church. Please remember that items beyond the expiration date on the package cannot be accepted.

Donations  – Throughout the year, there may be one-time calls from a particular organization for items such a donations of coats or teddy bears, and the parish always responds with generous hearts.

Help sometimes begins at home (parish ministries)

Altar Guild – The Altar Guild is the behind-the-scenes backbone of the worship services, maintaining the linens, supplies, polishing the brass, arranging the flowers and setting up the altar. Contact the parish office at 624-4759.

Worship Ministries – We are all ministers of Christ, we are invited to be a part of worship along with the ordained minister. Those drawn to the liturgy and Eucharist can participate by becoming acolytes, Eucharistic ministers (chalice servers), or lay readers. Those who love contact with people can serve as ushers or greeters, or first face to the community, and our choir is a great opportunity for those who are attracted to music, no experience required. statement looking for ushers, readers, etc. and email and connect to a calendar.

  • Acolytes
  • Eucharistic Minister (chalice servers)
  • Lay Readers
  • Ushers
  • Greeters

Make a joyful noise (music ministries) – Music is a gift from God and helps us to reach towards God in ways that mere words cannot. Music enhances the liturgy, voicing the range of human emotions that find its place through the church year, from reflective and somber in Lent to boisterous and joyous at Easter. The adult choir takes us through these places at the Sunday service and at special services as well, and a recently started children’s choir practices each week after church to get ready to sing a hymn during the Celebration Sunday on the first Sunday of each month. There are also plans in the early stages to expand our music program by reaching out with education into the larger community.

Youth Group – Our youth learn too about the importance of community service. The youth group that meets in conjunction with Amicable Congregational Church is involved at least once a month in projects such as an annual sleep-out in February to raise funds and awareness for the homeless, and assembling food baskets for local families in need.

Vestry – The vestry, the church’s board of directors, is elected annually by the full membership of the parish and meets once a month. It consists of four officers each serving on-year terms and six members who serve for three years. An annual meeting which is open to all members is held usually in January during which elections are held, the budget is discussed and voted on, and all other parish business is reviewed. Communication and transparency are very important to Holy Trinity. Vestry meetings are open to all members, minutes are posted after every meeting and financial statements are available for review.

Trinity Trader Thrift Shop – Holy Trinity’s main means of service is through the Trinity Trader Thrift Shop. Run for over 21 years by a group of dedicated women and men, it not only provides clothing and other items at affordable prices but also offers the hospitality and love of God to all who come through the doors. Stop by during store hours, Thursdays and Saturdays, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. There’s always something to help out with!

Buildings & Grounds – This committee oversees all things related to the physical facilities of Holy Trinity, from major capital improvements to the annual planting of the vegetable garden. Working with them is the sexton who takes care of routine maintenance and upkeep as well as other projects. In addition, there are annual clean-up days during which parishioners can help out with painting, gardening and other cleaning projects and repair jobs.

Loving our neighbors (fellowship ministries)

Holy Trinity is a parish that many will say is an extended family for them where God’s love is felt every week. After worship, most of the congregation meets in the parish hall for coffee hour to visit and catch up with friends. There are occasional pot luck suppers, movie nights for the kids (and adults, too!), Harvest fair provides not only fundraising opportunities but also the chance for people to get to know each other a little better. for many, walking into Holy Trinity feels like they’re walking into a second home, and there’s always room for more.

Coffee Hour – Our ministry of hospitality, both to one another and to our visitors, is an important part of every Sunday. You are invited to host a coffee hour – it’s not hard! And if you aren’t comfortable making coffee, Fr John will make it for you! The bright yellow sign-up sheet (and information on How-To) is on the bulletin board in the parish hall.

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