There are many ways to deepen your connection with fellow parishioners and the community through service within and without the walls of Holy Trinity.
Mark Lile-King, Minister of Welcome, Engagement and Pastoral Care, is happy to help you find out where you can share your time and talents. Contact him at 336-272-6149 ext. 272, or .
Thanksgiving in a Bag
Thanksgiving in a Bag has begun! Each year the Holy Trinity family collects Thanksgiving food to share with approximately 300 neighbor families who struggle to provide food for their loved ones, especially at Thanksgiving. Click here to download the shopping list. Please purchase items on the list and return on Friday and Saturday, November 20-21, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or Sunday, November 22, up to thirty minutes following worship. Drop off your donations at Broome Hall outside door. Please access through Tom’s Patio Garden. An Outreach member will meet you at the door.
If you would like to make a donation to defray the cost of purchasing 300 turkeys, please do so by writing a check (marked “for turkey”) and placing in the offering box on Sunday morning or mailing to the church ($15, $20, or more checks made payable to Holy Trinity). You can also donate online on our Give page. We CANNOT accept frozen, fresh, or live turkeys.
Inside the Church
From preparing the altar for services to reading aloud to parishioners with failing eyesight to knitting prayer shawls for those who need comfort, there are endless ways to share your gifts with others. The most up-to-date opportunities are listed in our GIFTS (Growing In Faith Through Service) Brochure. Click on the booklet at right to learn more.
Community Initiatives (Currently Suspended)
Holy Trinity supports a number of organizations financially and with volunteers. For more information about these and other service opportunities, contact Mark Lile-King, Minister of Welcome, Engagement and Pastoral Care, at 336-272-6149 or . There is more information in the GIFTS brochure, linked above.
Current initiatives include:
Food collection — Collection boxes are located in the narthex, receptionist lobby, and the elevator lobby. Healthy food items may be brought in bags to the church, but please do not bring empty bags, as they use up valuable space in the collection boxes. Food should be unopened, not expired, and not in glass containers.
Hot Dish and Hope — One Tuesday a month, our parish volunteers to help provide a meal for our neighbors through a program called Hot Dish & Hope. We are currently currently looking for a person or a team to coordinate Holy Trinity‘s participation. If you are able to help, or would like more information please contact Rev. Sarah Carter at .
Prayers in the Park Ministry: Bag lunch preparers are needed Sundays. If you are looking for an opportunity to help neighbors in need in downtown Greensboro, your participation is welcomed and most appreciated. To sign up and get additional information please click here for 2020 dates.
- You may also purchase cold weather items at our Walmart Gift Registry, click here.(This link is also searchable under the gift registry section using the event name "Prayers in the Park"): Any items you purchase will be shipped directly to the church and given to our neighbors in need. Lunch supplies can be purchased and shipped directly to church at our Amazon Gift Registry, click here.
- If you have questions or to find out more about more about Prayers in the Park, please contact Ken Keeton. Follow us on Facebook: "Prayers in the Park."
Tuesday Mornings at Urban Ministry — On Tuesday mornings local Episcopal churches prepare and serve a hot breakfast for approximately 125 - 150 people as well as prepare 60 bag lunches. Volunteers are needed to help serve and clean up from 6:30 - 7:45 a.m. Come any Tuesday morning to meet and have fellowship with an amazing core group who prepare the meals and with the men and women who appreciate the breakfast and bag lunches. Greensboro Urban Ministry is located at 305 W Gate City Blvd, and the parking lot is accessible from Elm-Eugene through the wrought iron gates. If you have questions, please contact Carla Ashley at 336-324-3854 or
The Servant Farm, located at 8128 E. Harrell Rd. in Oak Ridge, produces fresh produce, which feeds thousands of people during harvest season. The produce is distributed to non-profit organizations such as The Servant Center and the Second Harvest Food Bank, and many others. Volunteers of all skill levels are welcome to help plant, maintain, harvest and/or distribute the produce. Contact: The Rev. Sarah Carver, 336-272-6149 or Muriel Inabnet,
Meals on Wheels — On the third Monday of each month, Holy Trinity sends out 20 teams to deliver hot meals to 300 customers. The team has an urgent need for additional volunteers, both regular and substitutes. If you have been thinking about volunteering but not sure you are ready to commit, why not ride along with one of our volunteers to see what it is all about? You will see the appreciative customers first-hand and get a better understanding of how important this service is to our older adults. Think about it and give Richard Cox a call at 336-274-8644. He is waiting to hear from you!
Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Opportunities
There are some wonderful volunteer opportunities with our local Habitat for Humanity organization. If you would like to be involved in meaningful work in our community, please contact the Rev’d Nathan Finnin at .
Reading Connections — Over 80,000 adults in Guilford County suffer from low literacy that prevents them from getting a job, a GED, becoming a US citizen or otherwise achieving their dreams and objectives. Reading Connections is working on meeting a goal of “50 tutors in 50 days.” To learn how you can help, call 336-230-2223, email or check out their website, readingconnections.org.
Holy Trinity Commissions
Much of Holy Trinity’s work is done by commissions or committees that are made up of appointed members. Appointments are made at different times of the year and are usually for a three-year term. Commissions are listed in the GIFTS brochure. If you have a special interest or talent in one of these areas, please contact Mark Lile-King, Minister of Welcome, Engagement and Pastoral Care at 336-272-6149 ext. 272, or , and he will relay your interest to the appropriate clergy member.