Serve and Donate
These committees support the vitality of the Trinity community. If you see a place where you can serve, talk with the committee chair.
Building and Grounds Committee. In conjunction with the Operations Manager, this committee oversees the upkeep and maintenance of our property. Tim Reeder, Chair
Finance Committee. This committee reviews all financial reports for accuracy, does expenditure planning, and assures an annual audit. Greg Shumaker, Chair
Pastoral Care Committee. This committee assists the rector with home visits and distribution of communion to homebound members. Lucy Russell, Chair
Outreach Committee. This committee oversees our outreach efforts in the community by assessing needs and available resources. Valerie Garforth, Chair
Communications Committee. This committee handles communication via our Trinity Topics newsletter, our website, and our social media presence. Becky Roth, Chair
Formation Committee. This committee plans intentional spiritual formation activities: our Sunday morning groups and discussions, Lenten activities, and more. Darrell Cousino, Chair
These groups help with specific aspects of worship. If you see a role you’d like to try, contact the guild leader.
Altar Guild. Members of the altar guild are responsible for preparing the altar for worship services. They also clean and maintain these sacred items. Head of Guild: Scott Dibling
Bread Guild. Members of the bread guild bake the loaves of bread for communion. Head of Guild: Becky Roth
Fellowship Guild. Members of the fellowship guild provide refreshments around Sunday services. Head of Guild: Amy Burris
Greeter Guild. Greeters welcome community members and visitors, hand out bulletins, receive the offering and tidy up the worship space after services. Head of Guild: Jeff Albright
Liturgical Assistants Guild. Liturgical assistants help the priest so that worship runs smoothly – welcoming visitors, supporting the readers, and distributing the wine/grape juice at communion. Head of Guild: Marsha Manon
Reader Guild. Readers proclaim the scriptures and lead the Prayers of the People during worship services. Head of Guild: Pat Squire
Next To New Thrift Shop
This is the resale shop on the basement level of Trinity’s building, with an entrance on St. Clair Street. The shop is open on Mondays & Thursdays from 9:30 am to 3 pm. Next to New sells new and gently used goods donated by Trinity members and friends to our downtown neighbors at affordable prices. The proceeds from the shop fund a significant percentage of Trinity’s other outreach services.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. There are no dues for membership; the only requirement is a desire to stop drinking. Alcoholism affects people of many different ages, races, and walks of life, and they all attend AA meetings. There’s an open AA meeting at Trinity every Monday through Friday at 12 noon in the basement; the entrance is on St. Clair Street.
Food for Thought is dedicated to feeding the Toledo area in a thoughtful way. Every month its mobile pantries carry both shelf-stable food and fresh produce to multiple partner sites throughout greater Toledo for people experiencing food insecurity. And every Saturday morning, in sunshine or snowfall, volunteers share PB&J lunches with people throughout downtown Toledo. Food For Thought shows how good food can do real good in our community. (Offices on Trinity’s second floor.)
Lead. Connect. Grow. Serve. Leadership Toledo offers adults a nine-month experience that brings critical issues faced by our community to the attention of its participants. Class members from diverse backgrounds learn together in intensive sessions that focus on the needs of our community and the roles they can play in addressing those needs. Leadership development and service opportunities are also offered to high school students through Youth Leadership Toledo. (Offices on Trinity’s third floor.)
Social Services for the Arab Community (SSFAC) is a nonprofit organization that supports Arab immigrants starting their life over in Toledo. SSFAC helps low income, limited-English-speaking Arab immigrant and refugee families in metro Toledo achieve self-sufficiency and become contributing members of our community. SSFAC eases access to existing government and agency services, benefits and training through document translation, interpreter services, transportation to appointments and other types of support. (Office on Trinity’s first floor.)