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Gifts of Time & TalentGifts of Time & Talent

At Trinity Sonoma, there are many ways to share your time and talents to benefit our parish. We encourage you to prayerfully consider the gifts you have been given when determining how you might give back, fulfilling your commitment to serve the Lord and His people in action.

The Gift of Time

Service to our church and community consists of offering our time in activities such as serving on the Worship Team, volunteering at Church Workday, and taking communion to the home bound. The gift of time spent in prayer is just as important.

The Gift of Talent

God blesses us each with unique talents that can serve our church and community. By offering back those God-given talents to the church and one another, we are able to bless Him in return.

Altar GuildAltar Guild

The Altar Guild is a volunteer group of the parish whose ministry is to care for the altar, vestments, vessels, and altar linens of the parish.   Altar Guild members prepare the sanctuary for services and clean up afterwards.   Altar Guild members are also responsible for the decoration of the sanctuary including the arranging the flowers.    

Should you have interest in joining the Altar Guild, please contact Linda Down at 707.996.1198 or email lindahdowd@sbcglobal.net.

Church WorkdayChurch Workday

Help us to maintain our church building and grounds while getting to know and spending time with other church members.   Please come to our monthly all-congregation Workday from 9 am – 12 pm on the second Saturday of each month.  

Everyone is invited to join with us whenever you are available.   You don’t have to arrive exactly on time, nor do you need to be a church member to help out.  

There are always a wide variety of tasks to be completed; most are quite easy so don’t worry about physical difficulty. No experience is needed but if you do happen to be an expert at some phases of construction or maintenance, then your good advice will be appreciated.    

Should you have any questions, please contact Wendy Haber at 707.996.0895 or email wyhaber@gmail.com.

Coffee HourCoffee Hour

After each service in Buttrum Hall, Coffee Hour is hosted as an essential part of our hospitality and an important way for Trinity Sonoma to welcome strangers and new members to share in God’s friendship.

Coffee, tea and delicious treats are provided for all who attend.

Should you have interest in volunteering to host a Coffee Hour, please contact the Church Office at 707.938.4846 or email TrinityEpiscopalSonoma@comcast.net.

Lay MinistriesLay Ministries

Acolytes

Acolytes participate in the service through carrying the crosses, candles, and other items in procession. They also help in a number of important ways throughout the service assisting the rector.

Acolyte service is open to anyone ages 9 or above. Periodic mandatory training sessions are required.  

Eucharistic Ministers

Eucharistic Ministers (EMs) and Eucharistic Visitors are licensed by the Bishop and serve under the direction of the Rector.   EMs assist with administering Holy Communion during worship services while EMs take Holy Communion to the sick and shut-ins in hospitals, nursing homes and private residences.  

Lectors

Lectors read the Lessons and lead the reading of the Psalms and Prayers of the People at the worship services.  

If you are interested in participating in any of these ministries, please contact Christina Van Krugel at 707.342.9244 or email cjvankru@comcast.net.

Memorial GardenMemorial Garden

Trinity maintains the memory of those whose ashes are inurned in the Memorial Garden. This special committee cares for and maintains the garden. The Trinity memorial garden/columbarium is non-denominational, available to those both within and outside of the church.  

For more information on joining the Memorial Garden committee, please contact Nancy Hayes at 707.721.1980 or email nhays45@gmail.com or Laurell Meredith at 707.996.8819 or email laurellmeredith@gmail.com.  

Music & ChoirMusic & Choir

The Trinity Church Choir sings at the 10:30 am Sunday Service and on other scheduled events.   The Choir meets the first Sunday of the month at 9:30 am for a choir practice and to sing an anthem at the 10:30 am service.  

If you have interest in joining the Trinity Church Choir, please contact Sheila Whitney, Music Director at 707.688.7065 or email Sheila.whitney@gmail.com.

Pastoral CarePastoral Care

The Pastoral Care Ministry meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 10:00 am with the Rector to address the pastoral needs of Trinity Parish.   Those needs include illness, in-home communion, hospital visits and regular communication with shut-ins and those who need company.  

If you have interest in joining the Pastoral Care Committee, please contact Mary Omodt at 707.343.7337 or email omodt@yahoo.com or Linda Dowd at 707.953.2742 or email lindahdowd@sbcglobal.net.