The administration council provides the backbone of our many ministries at Trinity and oversees all the details of our life together: communication, finance, stewardship, the parish office, as well as welcoming and inclusion.
Administration Council Chair: Kathryn Meyer
This committee oversees all the various forms of communication we use at Trinity and includes representatives from the newsletter, the web site, Parish Notes, and “shining our light,” our efforts to reach out to the larger community. The committee maintains a list of people willing to help out with communications on a single project or on an ongoing basis. Volunteers with expertise in writing, illustration, photography, publishing, graphic design, and web design, people with computer savvy and just enthusiasm for communication and Trinity’s mission and ministry are needed.
Trinity News is the parish newsletter and provides coverage of all aspects of Trinity’s life as a community. Normally eight pages long, it features essays and articles, letters from the clergy, announcements, and reports of special events. Members of the Newsletter Committee plan and solicit the copy, as well as provide layout and design. There is also a Mailing Team that sorts and labels copies for mailing.
Trinity Web Site
Louise Fisher and Gretchen Henry
The Web site is a vital tool that serves our members and potential visitors as means for “shining our light,” our efforts to reach out to the larger community. Some of the features of the Web site include Calendar of Events, Sermons Online, Parish Notes, Photo Gallery, Prayer Concerns, Justice & Outreach, Trinity Backstage, and Guest Book. Volunteers are always welcome.
Welcoming & Inclusion Committee
Norma and Glenn Stuck
The purpose of the Welcoming & Inclusion Committee is to oversee and guide the process of welcoming people into the church. The goal is to see that newcomers feel invited, welcomed, and cared for, and if they choose Trinity as home, the committee works to support their integration into the community. Each Sunday, members of the committee fulfill the roles of greeters plus welcome & resource table hosts. Volunteers serve in one of these roles approximately once a month. This is a wonderful ministry for getting to know people and sharing your enthusiasm for Trinity.
Greeters welcome worshippers at the church doors before and after services, and invite newcomers to coffee hour fellowship. They serve as resources of information and as guides for parishioners, guests, and newcomers. They assist with nametags, the guest book, and any special needs as people enter the church. They strive to make genuine connections with people and provide a heartfelt welcome into a closer relationship with God.
Welcome & Resource Table Hosts staff these important “nerve centers” set up at coffee hour to offer information about upcoming events and orientation to life at Trinity.
The whole welcome team has the delightful task of getting to know people, especially newcomers, during the coffee hour. Their goal is to be sure that anyone who has the courage to come to coffee hour has someone to talk to.
The parish office is a very busy place. It is some combination of the heart and the central nervous system of the community. This essential team of volunteers welcomes people to Trinity every weekday by greeting visitors, answering phones, helping with mailings, and special projects and generally keeping things humming in the church office. This is a wonderful ministry for entering the mainstream of life at Trinity.
Stewardship at Trinity aims to reject fear, guilt, and scarcity and promote trust, gratitude, and abundance. We strive to embrace a set of values and priorities where stewardship encompasses every aspect of our lives with the goal of living into God’s abundance. This group works on the fall financial stewardship campaign to develop full parish participation, as well as on year-round efforts to encourage stewardship of time and talent.