Reaching Out to Serve
Are you interested in reaching out to meet needs at the Church or in the wider community? Holy Trinity has many ways for volunteers to assist with worship and Church programs or operations. We also offer many opportunities each year to help those in need across and beyond Northen Virginia. Here are some of the many ways that you can serve through Holy Trinity.
Volunteering for the Church
Volunteers fill important Sunday morning roles as greeters, ushers, lectors, musicians, sound system technicians and assisting ministers for worship services; support faith formation as Sunday School teachers and Bible Study and Forum leaders; and enable the post-worship Coffee Fellowship as Hospitality Team members.
Many more volunteers support Holy Trinity by serving on the Church Council or on a ministry team, volunteering in the church office, and assisting with special tasks such as seasonal decorating of the Sanctuary and spring and fall property clean-up days.
New helping hands are always welcome! Use the link below to volunteer as a worship assistant or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about another type of opportunity.
Serving the Community
Our church supports those in need in the community and beyond throughout the year. If you have “a servant heart,” you will find many opportunities to assist others through Holy Trinity.
Ongoing|recurrinG Service Ministries
Holy Trinity supports the operation of a food pantry at Knox Presbyterian with regular food donations and volunteers. Our members also participate in an ongoing tutoring program at Graham Road Elementary School, which has a large number of students from immigrant and low-income families.
Holy Trinity is also one of 30 area churches that operates a hypothemia shelter for a week each winter. More than 100 HT members and friends work to set up sleeping mats in Fellowship Hall and provide snacks, dinner, breakfast and a bag lunch; entertainment and conversation; personal hygiene items and clothing; and safety for 35-40 guests each night. Our Hypothermia Week for 2019 begins on March 3rd. A team from Holy Trinity also volunteers at Miriam’s Kitchen in Washington, DC each month, rising at the crack of dawn to prepare breakfast for hundreds of people in need.
Holy Trinity also has a long tradition of sending a team to El Salvador each year to assist with a Lions’ Club Eye Clinic. And our members regularly donate funds to provide a Young Adults in Global Mission scholarship, thereby making it possible for a recent college graduate to spend a year in an education, health, advocacy, or care mission in a developing country.
SEASONAL|Ad Hoc SERVICE MISSIONS
Holy Trinity selects six “seasonal” service missions each year that invite our members to respond to a particular need in the community or beyond. Recent seasonal missions have provided a new book for every student at Graham Road Elementary School; cleared invasive plants from a local park; sent new sports equipment to a church after-school program in Puerto Rico that lost theirs in Hurricane Maria; and produced 10,000 packaged meals for the Rise Against Hunger network.
Individual members of Holy Trinity also regularly take the initiative to organize additional opportunities for members to support a good cause, such as organizing a Race for the Cure team. Holy Trinity is full of people who love to serve and readily respond to a highlighted need.