Parish Life

We all have gifts, and parish life offers the opportunity to connect with members of the Trinity community in doing good.  Whether your interest is administrative assistance, gardening, music, education, volunteering for the shelter, ushering, helping with coffee hour, praying for people in need, or many other activities, there is a place for you to serve at Trinity.

 

Just email the lead member of the activity below or call us at the church office (410-822-1931) and we will assist you in getting involved in parish life.

Altar Guild and Wedding Guild

This group works behind the scenes to make sure the Cathedral is set up for Sunday worship and special services and is responsible for assisting wedding events.  There were eight weddings plus funerals and baptisms in 2014.  For more information contact Pat Brown or Ellen Smith at the office at 410/822-1931.

 

Artists

Trinity Creates! is a year-round art show which welcomes adults and children to exhibit their visual art work. Shows are generally three months in length, and anyone who considers Trinity Cathedral their spiritual home is welcome to participate. For more information contact Deb Colborn (colborn@atlanticbb.net).

 

Bayleigh Chase Ministry

Trinity collaborates with seven clergy to provide a worship service at 11 a.m., Thursdays, at Bayleigh Chase retirement and assisted living center.  For more information contact Greg Powell (greg@trinitycathedraleaston.com).

 

Bible Study

A weekly Bible Study is offered from 8-9 a.m. every Wednesday under the leadership of the Rev. Canon William (Bill) Chilton (chiltonk@goeaston.net).

 

Buildings & Grounds

The Cathedral, constructed in 1894, is an architectural treasure and place of worship that requires continuous care by volunteers. To get involved contact Maggie Trice (maggie@trinitycathedraleaston.com).

 

Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer is a simple, contemplative practice by a group or oneself where we sit with God with open hearts and minds, inviting God to work within us.  It can lead to greater peace in our lives, healing, and a deeper relationship with God.  Our group meets in the Cathedral at 5:30 p.m. every Thursday under the leadership of Eugenie Drayton (eugenied67@gmail.com).

 

Coffee Hour

Parishioners and newcomers gather in Miller Hall following the  10:15 a.m. Sunday service every week for refreshments and fellowship provided by volunteers.  For more information contact the parish office at 410/822-1931.

 

Communications Team 

The communications team sends press releases to local media, does mailings to newcomers, and prepares welcome packages. For more information contact the parish office at 410-822-1931.

 

Education

Spiritual Formation (for children) starts at 10 a.m., Sundays (except summer months).  For more information contact Greg Powell (greg@trinitycathedraleaston.com).

 

Finance

There are numerous ways to assist with the finances of Trinity from regular tasks to special projects under the leadership of treasurer Katie Murphy.  In addition, Counters are volunteers who total up the contributions in the weekly offering plate.  And, Trinity Celebrates is the annual campaign in behalf of pledges that support the Trinity budget.  

 

Garden Guild

Garden Guild volunteers gather the first Saturday of the month, excluding winter months, to beautify the grounds of the Cathedral.  For more information contact Emily Crandall (emilycrandall@goeaston.net).

 

Lectors

A dedicated group of volunteers provide the lectionary readings that add depth and meaning to the worship services.  For more information contact Eric Chandler (echandler@atlanticbb.net).

 

Music

Trinity offers a dynamic music program under the direction of Amy Morgan, including the Cathedral Choir that sings at the 10:15 a.m. service on Sundays and rehearses 7-8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays; the Bell Choir that plays at the 10:15 a.m. services and rehearses Wednesdays, 5:30-6:45 p.m.; and a variety of youth programing throughout the year.  The music program has offered music theory classes, private lessons, and hosted guest musicians and community music groups such as the Tidewater Singers and the Chesapeake Chamber Music.  For more information contact Amy (amy@trinitycathedraleaston.com).

 

Office Volunteers

There is a team of volunteers that work with Maggie Trice, parish secretary, to keep the office running efficiently from answering the phone to processing documents, filing, record keeping, assembling the worship booklet, etc.  For more information, contact Maggie (maggie@trinitycathedraleaston.com).

 

Parents & Guardians

Trinity has a strong commitment to families and their children.  A group of parents and guardians meet regularly to focus on how to best celebrate the gifts of our children and to add to their lives with Christian formation.  For more information contact Greg Powell (greg@trinitycathedraleaston.com).

 

Prayer

Centering Prayer, for those who seek a time of prayer in the Cathedral, gathers at 5:30 p.m. every Thursday under the leadership of Eugenie Drayton (eugenied67@gmail.com).

 

Prayer Companions believe in the power of prayer and desire to pray for those in need. Most of us worship at Trinity Cathedral. A prayer request may be initiated by a parishioner, a family member, friend, or whoever desires prayers for someone. A request may be sent by email or phone call to the Prayer Companions. If requested a card will be sent to the person in need as well. Each of the Prayer Companions prays for the person in need by offering an intercessory prayer for two weeks, or more if desired. Collectively the Prayer Companions lift the person or persons up to the healing presence of God. If you would like to join us as a Prayer Companion or request a prayer for someone, contact Carol Chandler  (june28Carol@atlanticbb.net).

 

Socials & Celebrations

Throughout the year there are special occasions that bring the Trinity community together.  The Socials & Celebrations volunteers take care of the refreshments and logistics.  For more information contact the parish office at 410-822-1931.

 

Threaders

The Trinity Threaders meet on the third Wednesday of the month (except December) and create prayer shawls/wraps; banners for baptism, affirmation, and re-affirmation; sweaters, blankets, and ponchos for Head Start; and blankets for “away kids.”  For more information contact Florence Lednum (lednum@gmail.com).

 

Trinity Serves

The heartbeat of Trinity Cathedral is the many hours that its parishioners volunteer in behalf of numerous worthy causes that serve the poor, the homeless, and people whose lives are in crisis or in need of support.

 

Fifth Wednesday Lunches

is part of the Talbot Interfaith Coalition Against Hunger, churches committed to making and delivering lunches on Wednesdays to shut-ins in Easton.  Trinity volunteers meet when there is a fifth Wednesday in the month, making lunches in the kitchen at Miller Hall, starting at 9:45 a.m. and then delivering in teams of two, usually finishing before noon.  For more information contact Jo Merrill at 410-745-9433 or (jomerrill@atlanticbb.net).  

 

Open Table

Open Table is a cooperative effort with Christ Church of St. Michaels where a group of parishioners surround a single family with resources and support and follow a process dedicated to developing a “Life Plan."  The Trinity coordinator is Holly Ireland (gr8fulmind@gmail.com).

Our Bird Cafe at the annual Waterfowl Festival

raises funds by serving crab cakes and soup to hundreds of Festival visitors.  For more information contact Liz Connelly (lizconnelly@verizon.net) or Rick Wagenblatt (rwagenblatt@yahoo.com).

 

Upscale Resale

in the spring is a community-wide event where a wide range of quality merchandise and goods are donated to Trinity and resold to the public. 

The United Thank Offering

is a spiritual and financial partner in the mission work of the Episcopal Church. It reminds us to be thankful for our many blessings by placing coins in our UTO blue boxes that are collected in the fall and spring. These funds are then gathered nationwide and distributed in the form of grants to numerous needy causes. Contact person is Susan Bohaker (susan@bohaker.us) or 410-310-9347. 

 

Talbot Interfaith Shelter

is an opportunity for volunteers to provide dinner and morning and evening adult supervision at a home for the homeless of Talbot County.  For more information contact the parish office at 410-822-1931.

 

Ushers

Trinity Cathedral is a welcoming congregation and it all begins with the ushers at the two services on Sunday morning.  For more information contact Susan Bohaker (susan@bohaker.us).

 

Women’s Book Club

The Trinity Women’s Book Group meets Monday evenings every six weeks in the home of a member. We read a diverse selection of novels and non-fiction books recommended by members or by others.  Book discussion is the focus of our evening, yet eating also plays a big part. We share a meal together, everyone brings something. All are welcome to join us. For more information please contact Carol Chandler  (june28carol@atlanticbb.net).  

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