Committees

Trinity’s various committees help all of our events and church life run smoothly.

Vestry Committees – See what committee each vestry member is on in addition to other parishioners.

Administration and Finance

  • This committee oversees all the financial aspects of the parish’s life: budget, endowments, incomes, and expenditures. It meets monthly to review the parish financial statements and refer them to the Vestry for final approval. The Parish Treasurer is ex officio the chair of this committee.
  • Meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m.

Property

  • Looks after the buildings and grounds, maintenance and improvements, long-term needs and immediate repairs. Subgroups work on appointments and decorations for the buildings, and plantings for the grounds. The Junior Warden is chair of this committee ex officio.
  • Meets on the second Monday of each month at 5:00 p.m.

 Stewardship

  • This committee has principal responsibility for planning the annual pledge drive. They also consider year-round stewardship education, and environmental stewardship such as recycling and battery collection.

Memorials

  • Assists with the ways in which we memorialize important gifts and people in the parish. The committee will consider bequests received, as well as use of memorial monies and naming opportunities.

Grants

  • Each year the Vestry designates a certain amount in the budget – in recent years it has been $20,000 – to give away to local, regional, and international agencies in the form of grants. This committee reviews grant applications and decides on the amounts awarded to each agency. It usually completes its annual work by April.

Youth and Children’s Ministries

  • Coordinate all kinds of ministry and formation opportunities for children and youth – from Sunday morning classes and activities to youth groups to service projects to home-based learning and family faith formation. It will seek out ways beyond just Sunday mornings to help our younger members grow in their understanding and action in faith.

Adult Christian Formation.

  • Another committee that is new this year, this group will coordinate the new Sunday morning series “What Keeps You Up At Night?” along with Gospel du Jour, Trinity College, Novel Theology, quiet days, retreats, and the whole gamut of offerings for adults to deepen their faith.
  • Meets on the second Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m.

Hospitality & Events

  • Trinity offers many opportunities for socializing and fellowship: picnics, receptions, special events – we’ve even taken a stab at Sunday morning coffee hour from time to time! This committee coordinates these efforts, acting as a “hub” for people who gather to do one event at a time. Being on this committee doesn’t mean being committed to do every event!

Membership Engagement

  • Encourages people to be involved in the life of Trinity Church. The former Membership Development Committee did wonderful work in improving how Trinity welcomes visitors and new members. This new committee will build on that work, thinking about how to help people participate in the many aspects of Trinity’s mission.

Worship

  • This group acts as a committee of advice to the Rector and Organist/Choirmaster in planning, conducting, and evaluating the liturgies that make up the worship life of the parish. It meets seasonally, before Advent/Christmas, Lent, Holy Week and Easter, and Pentecost.

Episcopal Church Women (ECW)

  • UTO Ingatherings; Trinity Visitors; supports Noon Lunch Program and New Directions Center, Inc.; Mary Artis Dennis Award; Church Mouse Woman’s Sewing Circle; Foster Room Beautification; and more!