In the long tradition of the Episcopal Church, Trinity, though located in a rural community, connects to the wider community, the nation and the world.
United Thank Offering gives Trinity’s congregation an opportunity to give thanks for our blessings by donating twice a year during our Spring and Fall Ingatherings. Our contributions unite us across the Episcopal Church to support God’s mission around the world. UTO grants have benefited Trinity Church and many others in our region.
Boys Home, located in Covington, Virginia, is an institution associated with the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia. This independent, residential school helps boys 6 to 17 develop academically, socially and emotionally. Trinity has been supporting the boys for many years. This involves sending gifts to the boys at Christmas and responding to “wish lists” from time to time. Our relationship has grown closer as some of the boys have become involved with Bike-Out and the Oyster Roast and have attended services at Trinity.
The Virginia Haiti Collaborative is a group of churches and Stuart Hall School in Staunton which support a school, St. Marc’s, in Cerca La Source, Haiti. Trinity has been a member of the VHC since 2014. The VHC raised the funds and built this school in 2010. It currently has 300 students. The VHC pays the teacher’s salaries and provides lunch daily for the students and teachers. Trinity, through our Waterlockn project, has been funding a teacher training program for the past 5 years. The majority of teacher’s in Haiti are not college educated; however, with Trinity’s help, they are being taught how children learn and how to manage a classroom. Our teacher’s at St. Marc’s are dedicated to their children, as is Trinity, Arrington.
Rice Packing Ministry: On the second Sunday of each month after service, we gather around the tables in the Parish Hall and pack bags of rice. We deliver the rice to the Food Pantry in Lovingston. Please come out and join us in this ministry.
Kid Care: We are one of the Churches in Nelson County participating in the Nelson Kid Care Packing Program. We meet at Blue Dog Associates in Lovingston and pack bags of weekend take home food for school children.
Getting involved: We are a small church that thrives on the participation of all who attend.
The Altar Guild is a loving group of folks who prepare the altar every Sunday for worship. The Altar Guild prayerfully prepares for Eucharist, takes care of the altar linens, flowers on the altar, and the sacristy. We also gather for feast days such as Christmas and Easter to “decorate” the church. We always welcome volunteers to help.
The Youth Sunday School meets every Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. The children’s lessons focus on God’s love for us, our love for God and loving one another. The lessons follow the Church Calendar and tie in with the lectionary readings that are read in Church each Sunday morning. Crafts, playing, videos and games augment the lessons. Come join us.
Lay Readers are a key part of our regular worship services. One doesn’t have to be ordained to play a role in regular worship. From leading morning prayer, to reading Bible texts at regular services, carrying the cross (and flags on special occasions), and helping the priest prepare for Holy Communion, both young and old contribute to the richness of our weekly gatherings.
The Pancake Supper: the traditional lead-into Lent, is held every year on Shrove Tuesday. This event is “manned” by the men of the church and contributions generally go to Boy’s Home in Covington, Virginia. The supper is open to the general public.