Aftercare Visitation Ministry
The mission of the Aftercare Team is to assist our Trinity members and their families during the several weeks of recovery following hospital stays.
New Life Ministries
Volunteers are assigned to shepherd expectant and new parents (via birth or adoption) through normal pregnancies and childbirth, difficult pregnancies, the birth of a special needs child, or the loss of a child. Families are nurtured through prayer, phone calls, literature, home and hospital visits, and meal preparation. We welcome new members to this groups at any time. It is a great way to welcome new babies and their families into our church family.
Bereaved Care Visitation Ministry
This Lay Visitation Ministry is made of volunteers who seek to provide comfort of the Holy Spirit for grieving families through practical, everyday means.
Order of St. Luke
The Order of St. Luke is a worldwide ecumenical Christian organization whose members believe that God’s healing power operates within the church, the Body of Christ on earth, through her membership. The OSL prayer ministers are trained primarily through materials recommended by the Order of St. Luke and meet regularly for prayer. A prayer minister is available in Seibels Chapel during communion at the 10:30 am service for anyone who wishes to receive prayer for themselves or a loved one. More intensive prayer is available by appointment.
Eucharistic Visitors are trained and licensed to take the sacrament from the altar following the 9 am service (10 am in summer) to people who are unable to attend church. They are assigned to serve on specific Sundays and go to hospitals, nursing homes, and homes.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
At Trinity, we are currently focusing on creating prayer shawls, and sometimes lap robes, for those who have suffered a significant loss or are living with acute stress, whether physical or emotional. Depending on how many knitters and crocheters participate, we are hoping to be able to expand the ministry to include baby blankets. Beginner and experienced knitters and crocheters are invited to join this ministry.
There are members of Trinity who could use a little “neighborly help,” and there are members who have a few hours to spare and can help. Each Care Team is comprised of six to eight individuals with different abilities, talents and interests. The ways in which we might be asked to help varies. The needs and the degree of help we give varies…. but we make a difference by lending a hand for only a few hours each month. Every team is backed by the support of the Cathedral clergy staff. And every team member is given training in the opportunities, guidelines and boundaries of the ministry.
If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please complete our volunteer form.
Contact our Canon Pastor
For questions about Pastoral Care, please contact our Canon Pastor, Canon Jimmy Hartley (click here to email) or at 803.461.7324.
You may also contact a member of our clergy (click here for the directory).