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Serve - In the Church

The strength of a church is definitely not confined to Sunday worship. As much prayerful work goes on outside the nave as within it, through the time and energy offered by a host of volunteers. Much of this work is invisible, but crucial not only to the stability and smooth operation of the parish, but to the joy and comfort of the church community as a whole.  Opportunities in the Church:

►  Worship
►  Education
►  Music
►  Pastoral Care
►  Service and Interest Groups, Other Committees

►  Trinity Ministry Teams

For Trinity's ministries in the community, click here.


Acolytes Assists by carrying crosses, torches, flags and banners as well as assisting inside the altar rail during the Eucharist.

Ann Whisnant

Altar Guild St. Hilda's Altar Guild prepares the church and chapel altars for Sunday worship and other services including weddings and funerals, and maintains all of the altar accessories (linens, candles, etc.).  This ministry is open to all adult members of the Church.

Margie Waddell

Chalice Bearer Assists the priests by administering the Chalice or Intinction Cup during Eucharist

Carol Hubbard

Flower Guild Responsible for assuring flowers are placed on the altar each Sunday as well as the adornment of the Church for Easter and Christmas

Tina McGuire

Healing & Prayer Station Prayers are offered for healing of body, mind or spirit. Intercessors are available during each service to anoint and pray with those coming to the Prayer Station. Intercessors receive an orientation and training and then are asked to serve on the average of twice a month. Intercessors are present for prayer 15 minutes prior to the service and then during Communion.

Peggy Buchanan

Lectors & Intercessors Read the Old or New Testament lesson or the Prayers of the People during services

Carol Hubbard

Ushers Ushers play a key role in helping to provide order and care during our services. Among their many duties, they greet and seat visitors and parishioners, assist the clergy with the service, assist our elderly and disabled parishioners, respond to visitors'  questions and needs, and ensure that the collection is properly accounted for and secured. 8:00 usher service requirements are handled in a more informal manner with attendees volunteering on the spot to perform minimal usher duties. The later service demands a more structured usher performance for which there are written Usher Duties and Procedures and an annual schedule for the usher teams

Joe Sechler

Welcomers Greet before and after each service.

Carlyn Pheil

Note:  If your ministry would like to establish a web page on the Trinity site, please contact the webmaster, Ken Wilson.



Children's Activity Volunteer Children's Hour:  This activity hour is offered for children ages 3 years old through the second grade. These children meet in Tuton Hall for snacks at the end of the Sunday School hour. Afterwards, they are engaged in short lessons and activities that correspond with the church year. They are then brought to the regular service. Volunteers are needed to provide snacks.

Beth Chestnut

Teacher, Children's Education Teachers and assistants help with children's Sunday School classes. Trinity uses the Godly Play curriculum, a teaching tool which practically teaches itself. Children love it; teachers do too. Volunteers are needed to teach and assist in Sunday School classes. Time commitment is approximately two Sundays a month on a rotating schedule.

Beth Chestnut

Vacation Bible School Volunteer One week out of each summer (usually June), VBS is offered to ages 3 - 8. VBS takes a fun theme and explores the Bible using that theme. A variety of games, crafts, music and drama make for a fun week. Volunteers are needed at every level of involvement, from decoration, to serving as a station leader.

Beth Chestnut

Youth Education and Activites Assist in planning and chaperoning activities geared toward the Youth of Trinity.  Activities are planned for every Sunday night, as well as special outings and Mission Trips throughout the year.

Debbie Cox



For opportunities in Music Ministry, visit the Trinity Music page >>>

Pastoral Care

Funeral Receptions Set up and serve drinks and food when the bereaved request a reception to be held at the church.

Debbie Cox

Prayer Chain A support group for those coping with illness or personal crisis, or grief support for those who have lost loved ones.

Peggy Buchanan


Service and Interest Groups, Committees

Art Guild Responsible for cataloging and the care of Trinity's art and furnishings.  The Guild also sells "trinkets" in the form of Christmas ornaments, note cards and pictures whose proceeds benefit the Children and Youth ministries at Trinity.

Dianne Weaver

Buildings and Grounds The church building and grounds is always in need of attention. Whether you can offer a specific trade or just want to help this is a great way to feel a part of the church.

Chris Kamm

Church of the Advocate This congregation meets at Trinity on Sunday afternoons. Its main focus is to the street and homeless population in Asheville. A non-traditional worship service is led by different clergy from throughout the diocese with a core group of volunteers. Visitors are always welcome to join the service which meets at 1:30pm in the Undercroft. A nursing station is also available to members of this congregation. Information, education and health service availability is shared. A clothing closet is maintained and good seasonal clothing is always needed. Clothing donations may be left at the church office.

Ham Fuller

Communications Work on ways to communicate the message of, and happenings at, Trinity.  Help is needed in photography, 'reporting' on Trinity events before and after the event and text editing.  Ideas for web and media enhancement are welcomed.

Ken Wilson

Daughters of the King A national order of prayer and study for women

Hope Byrd

Education for Ministry (EFM) A four-year program of learning and theological reflection that comes from the School of Theology at Sewanee. Students study Scripture, Church History and Theological thought. Classes meet for three hours weekly from September to May. Students can expect to spend time reading outside of class. Tuition is $340.00 per year with some limited scholarships available.

Peggy Buchanan

Front Desk Volunteer Answer phones and greet parishioners during the time between the 8:00 and 10:45 Sunday services.

Ken Wilson

Habitat for Humanity Assist in construction of Habitat homes in the community.  Volunteers need not have experience and will be trained in an area that fits their talents.

Mary Bruce Woody

Office Volunteer Help out in the Church office with mailings and answering of telephones.  Weekdays and Sunday mornings.

Ken Wilson

Outreach Committee The outreach committee recognizes areas in the community that need help, and that Trinity might be able to help.  The committee meets at the home of Mary Parker, a charter member of the group.

Liz Trask

Parish Health Ministry This group provides a nursing station to the Church of the Advocate where first aid, blood pressure checks and some common over the counter medications are made available. Nurses are needed to volunteer one Sunday afternoon a month for about 2 hours.

Peggy Buchanan

Room in the Inn A program of Asheville's Homeward Bound in which area churches provide meals and shelter for homeless women.

Janet Kelly

Threads of Love Threads of Love is a sewing ministry meeting the needs of infants who die due to stillbirth, miscarriage or infant death. The ministry is about healing and binding parents together at a time of uncertainty about their baby’s health or when they have lost an infant.  For more information, visit Helen's Threads of Love.

Katherine Hensley

Wedding Committee Assist in the planning of weddings at Trinity. 

Gay Coleman

Note:  If your group would like to establish a web page on the Trinity site, please contact the webmaster, Ken Wilson.



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