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Current Ministry Groups

HOUSE CHURCHES AND MARKS GROUPS

2021-22 Groups are listed below!

To learn more about our ministry groups, click here.

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  - The Reaching Out House Church is committed to reaching out to neighbors, new or familiar. In particular, Reaching Out is interested in being supportive of new refugees, consulting with them and helping them as they make new lives in Harrisonburg. The group historically has met on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 10AM to noon. Depending on the needs of those participating, however, this schedule can be altered. For more information, contact Judy LePera at judithlepera@comcast.net.

Sanctuary- Our mission is to explore ways God may be calling us to work with and support immigrants in our community, providing sanctuary to the strangers, now neighbors, among us. In the past we developed the Vanita ride share system to provide transportation for immigrants who have appointments in No. Virginia for ICE check-ins, immigration court, and embassy visits. For most of the pandemic we were not able to provide this service. Late this summer we began to provide rides again, mainly for immigrant children and adults who need transportation to medical specialists in Charlottesville. We are starting to see a need for rides to immigration court or embassies, and this will only increase as more immigrants and refugees move to the Harrisonburg area. We NEED more drivers!  We are also continuing to explore unmet legal needs of the immigrant population and we continue to support immigrants at the local, regional, and national level. For further information, or to RSVP please contact Hedy Reese at heisen50@comcast.net or Sally Boucher at ssboucher1@gmail.com.



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.

Library Group - The Library Committee Marks Group meets on the first and third Mondays of the month from 2 to 4 p.m. in the library. To join you may contact Judy LePera at judithlepera@comcast.net.

Centering Space - offers a new approach to Nurture offering a variety of ways to engage in spiritual practice, to feed your soul and keep you grounded. Anyone is welcome to participate, especially if you have gifts/knowledge/abilities in technology, organizing, creativity, resourcefulness, prayerfulness, or simply welcoming one another in Christ’s name and sharing a cup of cold water. Visit the Centering Space website to see what we've been up to during COVID! ​Contact Mary Lou McMillin at maryloumc1@comcast.net to get involved or with questions.

Clothes Closet - The Clothes Closet is seeking to provide clothing to the community in ways that are safe during this pandemic. The Clothes Closet reopened on Oct. 6th 2021! There are many ways to volunteer with the Clothes Closet. Please contact Kathy Gillette at kathy.gillette@gmail.com if you have an interest in serving in this ministry. You may also avail yourself of this sign-up option

Core Team for Faith in Action seeks to work with other organizations and communities of faith to exhibit the Kingdom of God in our world. This commitment is rooted in Jesus' description of the Kingdom of God as found in Matthew 25, whereby those relegated to the margins--"the least of these"--are offered care, advocacy, love, and respect. The Core Team from Trinity feels called to work within this congregation and in collaboration with the ecumenical/interfaith community Faith in Action. If you could like to be a part of this team, please contact Andy Sale at andysale25@gmail.com or Bill Wilson at wwilson@umd.edu.

Hearts and Hands -  This group creates and shares prayer shawls, stoles and “shoe boxes.”  What are these shoe boxes? They are treasure boxes of love! Members of this group also create blessing baskets that express Trinity’s concern and love for those experiencing difficulty. Hearts and Hands work closely with the Pastoral Care team to provide care to both the Trinity community and those a part of the larger community. Hearts and Hands meets the third Monday of each month. At present, these meetings take place over Zoom, though hopefully in person meetings can be enjoyed in the future. And don't worry, you don’t have to be able to knit or crochet to join this group. There are many ways to enjoy serving as a part of this Marks group. If interested, please contact either Patti Warner at mspiggy1951@comcast.net or Linda Bradley at bradlelm@jmu.edu Linda is also the one to contact for the Zoom link.   

Keister (and soon to be Bluestone) Backpack Program - The Backpack program continues meeting vital needs for families at Keister. Packing has moved back to Trinity, and volunteers are needed to pick up food, pack, and transport over to Keister each Wednesday. To get involved, please contact Dane Byers at danebyers1@gmail.com with questions. An online volunteer form is available here

Interested in participating?  Visit this Google Form and let us know!