Current Ministry Groups
HOUSE CHURCHES AND MARKS GROUPS
House Churches incorporate Nurture (Study), Worship, and Fellowship alongside their Mission Focus. House Churches covenant together for one year, and each year re-evaluate the call.
The House Church completes a covenant, which can be downloaded here.
Reaching Out - Honors the four marks of the church at each meeting. We support other house churches and marks groups in their identified missions, reach out in love to church members, and respond to community needs, as we are able. Our organizational meeting will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 11, in the Yoke Room. Contact Melodie Davis.
Sanctuary- Ministers to our immigrant neighbors. Sanctuary advocates for immigrants and those who are disenfranchised. The HC supports a family, which includes a child with a disability, from Honduras. The four marks of the church are central to the group’s life together. The first meeting of the new year will be on October 11 at 6:30 at the Church House. Contact Rick Orem.
Marks Groups incorporate one or more of the four marks (nurture, worship, fellowship, and mission), but have a less formal structure. Some are on-going while others may be short-term.
Centering Space - Provides offerings of Contemplation, Action, Renewal, and Expression to nurture the inward/outward journey for individuals and for the wider community through acts of hospitality: the creation of free space where the stranger can enter and become a friend instead of an enemy; not to change people, but to offer them space where change can take place. Our next meeting is October 17 in the Centering Space. Contact Teresa Harris or Mary Lou McMillin.
Valley Interfaith Action - Will serve as the Core Team for Valley Interfaith Action. Valley Interfaith Action is a broad-based, non-partisan, multi-issue volunteer organization which is focusing locally on improving child care and transportation. The Marks Group members will communicate information and needs between Trinity and VIA and will provide encouragement and coordination among members who volunteer with VIA. The first meeting will be on October 5 at 5:30 at the Church House. Contact Nancy Hopkins-Garriss.
Turning Tables - Envisioned as a true intergenerational group. The Table is where we can unite around food, conversation, and love. We want to look out into the community where we can reach out to others to bring them in to gather together for food and fellowship. Helping people understand nutrition, community health, and why people are hungry. Planning for a once a month dinner club for food and fellowship. To help decide the first meeting date, please click https://www.when2meet.com/?21607734-XgApz Contact Teresa Harris and Lizzy Healy.
Guns to Gardens - All who are interested in helping prevent gun violence are urged to join. Finalizing plans for our Oct 22nd event being held at Trinity. Worship begins at 2:00. Dismantling of guns and forging into artwork or garden tools will begin after worship outside in the parking area. Questions please contact Roxana Atwood, Susie Phend, or Mary Lou McMillin.
Clothes Closet - Provides clothes to those in need. The Marks Group strives to meet the real needs beyond just the need for clothes of our neighbors in the Harrisonburg, Rockingham County area. The Clothes Closet is open Wednesday evenings. Contact Kathy Gillette.
Hearts and Hands - Sharing prayer shawls, scarves, lap robes, stoles, and “shoo” boxes with persons of all ages, at Trinity and with the wider community, even across the world. Meetings are on the 3rd Monday of each month by Zoom. Contact Linda Bradley for the Zoom Link.
Backpack Program - The Backpack Marks Group helps families of food insecure students at Keister and Bluestone Elementary Schools. We pack the bags at 9 am on Thursdays at Keister. Volunteers are also needed to deliver food bags to homes on Friday afternoons. See the church calendar for a link to sign up, or contact Dane Byers for more information.