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Our mission is to know Christ and make him known through an inward journey of faith and an outward journey of service.

Community Initiatives 

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 . Read more through our Christian Formation Brochure on the News page.

Angel Tree at Holy Trinity
Friends, there is great need in the Greensboro community. This year Holy Trinity is partnering with the Department of Social Services (DSS), Partnership Village, Church of the Holy Spirit, Hot Dish and Hope, Higher Ground, and Triad Health Project to meet needs.

You can select gifts to donate two ways:

Don’t wrap gifts. Please place gifts in gift bags with a gift tag to make it easier for agencies to distribute. For larger gifts (such as electronics), consider partnering with others! For more information, contact Outreach Commission Chairperson Barbara Halbet at  , Robin Farber at  , or call the church. Thank you.

A Special Housing Christmas Gift
Holy Trinity is partnering with Community Housing Solutions (CHS) of Greensboro to provide a special Christmas gift for our neighbor Nellie Rudd. On Saturday, December 4, Holy Trinity members and friends will remove clutter, paint inside, and build a short ramp at Nellie’s home, all in preparation to move her back into her home in time to celebrate Christmas. This Advent, let your life and service shine the Light of the World to Nellie. Please pray for our work crew, our lunch hosts, and Nellie.
 
Through Holy Trinity’s housing ministry, we repair local homes so our neighbors can live in dignity in safe, dry, warm homes that they can use to build equity and create wealth they can pass to the next generation. Click here to learn more and to sign up! Contact Rev. Mark Lile-King at   with your questions.

Casserole Ministry for November
Almighty and gracious Father, we give you thanks for the fruits of the earth in their season and for the labors of those who harvest them. Make us, we pray, faithful stewards of your great bounty, for the provision of our necessities and the relief of all who are in need, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Click here to learn more and sign up to volunteer in November

Refugee Ministry at Holy Trinity
Holy Trinity has a long history of welcoming and supporting newcomers to Greensboro and now there is a great need for such help. Church World Services is preparing for a number new arrivals from Afghanistan to our wonderful city of Greensboro. As they arrive, these Afghan families will need community support. One way to offer that is through community sponsorship. Sponsors are groups of 8-10 people who provide both membership and financial assistance to help these newcomers rebuild their lives.
Sponsors commit to supporting an Afghan family for at least 4 months through:
         Securing and furnishing housing
         Providing basic needs assistance and financial support
         Supporting self-sufficiency goals, like practicing English and finding a job.
 
On average, groups will work with their Afghan partners 5-15 hours a week. Church World Services will provide a 2 hour training, a personalized action plan, and regular check-ins to support sponsors along the way. If you are interested in joining Holy Trinity’s community sponsorship team, please contact Rev. Sarah Carver at .

HT's Meals on Wheels Teams
Hundreds of local seniors are homebound and struggle, especially during a pandemic, to obtain healthy meals and to maintain human connection. YOU CAN HELP! On the third Monday morning of each month, Holy Trinity members and friends are needed to deliver prepared meals and to lovingly connect with our neighbors.  

Deliveries are made in teams. This month, we are particularly looking for individuals wishing to be paired up with another congregation member. We welcome regular deliverers as well as those of you who can help out from time to time.  

Delivery teams pick up meals at 9 a.m. and finish around noon. After finishing, we come together for lunch to share our experiences and enjoy each fellowship. Click here to sign up or contact Lance Hulme at .

Wheels for Hope
Wheels4Hope is in the car blessing business, but they need your support to keep the wheels rolling.
The local non-profit agency places donated cars with low-income families. So far, they've placed 27 cars with families this year. Since opening the Triad office in 2012, more than 400 men and women have received cars from our program. The impact has also changed the lives of approximately 450 children connected to our adult participants.
You can support them by:

  • Car Donations. Your used car will change lives. Donate your car and claim a tax deduction
  • Volunteers. Car enthusiasts wanted- no experience needed. Pick up donated cars. Drive cars to/from our Partner Garages

For more information please visit www.wheels4hope.org or call 336-355-9130

 

Inside the Church

There are many ways to deepen your connection with fellow parishioners and the community through service within and without the walls of Holy Trinity. Service inside the church might include being an usher, working on the Altar Guild, or answering the telephones in the office. Service outside the church might be tutoring at Partnership Village, feeding the hungry in Center City Park, or participating in the Winter Walk for AIDS.

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 

Greens Guild
The Holy Trinity Greens Guild would love to have you join us in beautifying our church home with fresh green arrangements, gathered from nature, for the sanctuary and chapel altars and the Baptistry. We are organized into teams and work in two week shifts throughout the year with training provided for new members. If you would enjoy the creative, artistic ministry involved with this work, please contact Peggy Follin at  , or Ann Vaughn at  .

Nursery Volunteers Needed Immediately
We desperately need volunteers who love young children; are 18 or older; and fully vaccinated for COVID-19 for our Infant & Toddler Nursery on Sunday mornings during the 9 a.m. service. The time commitment is 8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Safe Church requires that we have two childcare providers at all times. One of our paid staff resigned unexpectedly, and we have not been able to find a replacement. The childcare company we have previously used is not taking any new Sunday morning church placements due to not having enough caregivers to fill weekend placements. If you can volunteer for a Sunday morning, please email  . It would be a great service to our young families!

Condolence Note Writers
Do you like to send notes to friends and loved ones? Would you like to be a part of our ministry at Holy Trinity? Perhaps you would like to be a condolence note writer. This is a minster of care where writers send notes to those in the church who are bereaved. We would love to have you join us. If you are interested please email Rev. Sarah Carver at 
 
Eucharistic Visitor Ministry
This is a ministry of sacrament and presence. We have a number of members who are trained and able to bring communion to those who, for a variety of reasons, are unable to get to church. If you could benefit from such a visit, please contact the Rev. Sarah Carver at  .

Calling all Ushers: It’s Time to Refresh and Restart
“Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.” Romans 15:7
Usher (v): to show or guide (someone) somewhere
Greet (v): to address with expression of kind wishes upon meeting or arrival
Connect (v): to have or establish a rapport

Like many elements of church, the usher ministry is evolving, but the need remains strong and we need you!  Call to action: Find an email from me in your inbox (or maybe the junk folder!) containing important details and draft team assignments and if you want to join our team please contact me. Ben Thomas: , 336-392-5977.

Calling New Acolytes
We would love to have you join an Acolyte team and serve! You can begin to serve as an Acolyte once you are in the sixth (6th) grade. Though our regulations can change from week to week, as of now, everyone is required to be masked for the duration of the services. We also recognize that not all of you will feel comfortable coming back even at this stage in the pandemic. This is completely understandable. In order for us to plan the fall, however, please let Annie Slaughter ( ) know if you would like to join the Acolyte program. If you don’t come back at this point, but change your mind at some point in the future, you are always welcome!!


 Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?’ And the King will answer them ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’”  Matthew 25:37-40