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Brotherhood of St. Andrew - The Brotherhood of Saint Andrew is an organization of men and boys within the Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion throughout the world with a mission and sole objective to minister to men and boys by leading them into a relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. This is done through the observance of the Disciplines of daily Prayer, regular Study and continuous Service. If you are looking for great fellowship, a lot of fun, and opportunities to help out in the church and community, then the Brotherhood of St. Andrew is for you!

The Trinity Chapter of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew was started in 1986 and now has grown to over 30 members.  Chapter officers for 2020 are as follows:  Director – Raleigh Jimenez; Vice Director – John Henze; Treasurer - Richard Brace; and Secretary - Jim Carlock. Meetings are held in Barber Hall from 8:00 AM until 9:00 AM on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month with Eucharist, breakfast, a business meeting, and Bible study.  The Trinity Chapter is actively involved in a variety of outreach service and projects, including:

  • Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper - a fund-raiser for outreach events and Trinity Sunday Picnic
  • Rebuilding Together – a community service project to repair houses of Fredericksburg-area residents who cannot afford the repairs
  • Trinity Sunday Picnic – the annual church picnic held at Pratt Park, Stafford
  • ?Walking Evangelism – an outreach event when the Trinity Chapter teams with the St. Jane Chapter, Daughters of the King (DoK) to hand out bottles of water during the Fredericksburg Waterslide Event held on William Street alongside Barber Hall
  • Italian Dinner – a fund-raiser for outreach events held during October of each year, usually on Columbus Day
  • Breakfast with Santa – a fun event where the Trinity Chapter funds and prepares pancakes, sausage and bacon for church families; the St. Jane Chapter provides the logistical arrangements for Santa Claus and presents for children.

More information about the National Brotherhood of St. Andrew may be found at their website: https://www.brothersandrew.net  If you have any questions and/or need more information about the Trinity Chapter, please contact the Chapter Secretary (Jim Carlock) or Treasurer (Richard Brace).

 

The Order of the Daughters of the King - The Order of the Daughters of the King (DOK) is a lay order for women dedicated to prayer, service, and evangelism for Christ's sake. Members of this Order follow a Rule of Life incorporating the Rule of Prayer and the Rule of Service by reaffirming the promises made at Baptism and Confirmation. A Daughter pledges herself to lifelong prayer and service and to strengthen the spiritual life of her parish. Trinity’s chapter, The Sisters of St. Jane de Chantal, meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month.  Some of the activities of the chapter in the past have included a Valentine luncheon for widows and widowers, a retreat at Richmond Hill in Richmond, VA, donating personal care items, stationary and stamps for Grace Inside Prison Ministry, and sponsoring a family friendly Advent Event of seasonal crafts for parishioners of all ages.

 

T.A.G. (Trinity Adult Group) - Designed with the 25-45ish-year-olds of Trinity in mind.  We provide opportunities for adults to get together socially at Trinity. Free childcare is offered for those that need it. Contact Prudence Jarvis with any questions.

 

G.E.M.S (Grateful Ethustatic Movitated Seniors) -  A group of self-identified senior members of Trinity, meet once a month for lunch and a program. There are speakers, activities directed by members, and occasionally a trip, such as to Riverside Dinner Theater or a local restaurant.  The GEMS also support Micah Ministries and Toys for Tots as projects.  GEMS is a Vestry initiative offered as a socialization outlet for older Trinitarians.

 

Knit/Crochet Group - The Knit/Crochet Group meets weekly on Tuesdays from 10 am - 12noon at Untangled Purls on Cowan Blvd. They gather for fellowship and work on knit/crochet projects. Contact Kathy Rundman for more information.

 

Tuesday AM Book Group - Our Tuesday AM Book Group meets monthly to discuss a chosen book. 

Caring for Trinitarians

Pastoral Care Areas - In an effort to provide quicker responses in times of need, Trinity divided our congregation by zip codes.  Within each zip code an “area coordinator” works with a committee made up of other Trinitarians living in the same area.  The coordinator acts as a “point of contact person” -- a go-between with the church office/clergy and parishioners.  He/she works with committee members in that zip code area who will send cards, prepare meals for those who could use short-term meal assistance, help with “odd jobs,” or respond to members of our church family dealing with loss, in all of its dimensions.  Receiving a card, a phone call, or a visit lets folks know Trinity cares about them and helps members feel more connected. Hopefully feeling more connected lets members feel more comfortable about calling on their Church family when help is needed.  Some areas have organized social events as opportunities for Trinitarians to get to know one another better and we hope other areas will plan events.

 

Parish Shepards - Each week a Parish Shepherd visits those in the hospital who have notified the office of their hospital stay.  There can also be follow-up visits to rehabilitation centers.

 

Caregivers' Support Group - Women and men who are caregivers for a disabled or ill adult or child meet monthly to provide support, information, and other assistance for each other.  The group members, led by two counselors, give each other emotional support and information as they progress through various stages of care-giving.  Members of this group sometimes transition to the Grief Support Group after their family member passes away.  A leader of the group compiles a library of books, articles, pamphlets, and other materials for the use of the congregation.

 

Drop In Grief Support Group - Each month there is an opportunity for those facing the various types of grief to come together to share their experiences and learn ways to deal with grief. 

 

Health Ministry Committee - The Health Ministry Committee meets monthly to consider the health needs of the Trinity congregation. The Committee sponsors blood drives, offers periodic blood pressure checks, advises on health concerns through bulletin boards and Sunday bulletin inserts, hears speakers and collects information on resources on areas of concern, and provides other activities to promote healthy lives for Trinity members.

 

Pastoral Care Committee - The Pastoral Care Committee meets monthly to review the progress and needs of the various pastoral care programs offered by Trinity.

 

Healing Prayer Team - Members of our Healing Prayer Team pray with and for worshippers during communion at many of our Sunday Eucharists. All prayer requests are kept under the strictest confidence. The Healing Prayer Team meets on the second Tuesday of the month to strengthen and deepen our prayerful work. Training happens gradually by inclusion, prayer, and study. If you feel the call to serve, please contact the main office at (540) 373-2996 or by email