Seniors are an integral part of the life of Trinity Episcopal Church! We welcome you and honor the gifts and wisdom you bring! Here are some specific events and information especially for you:
— Senior Breakfasts: A number of times during the year, we hold no-host Senior Breakfasts at a local restaurant so Seniors can gather and enjoy one another's company.
— Senior Game Days: A number of times during the year, we have Senior Game Days at the Church where we spend an afternoon playing board games, laughing, and meeting friends both old and new! We also have used our Senior Game Day to teach the simple games we used to play when we were young to the Parish's kids. Learning how to play jacks, marbles, and hopscotch is an absolute joy for the children of our Parish, and a fun intergenerational activity!
— Concerts: Check out our Music page for our latest concerts at Trinity. These are almost always free, and often held during the day. Usually the first and third Fridays of every month at noon, we have a free half-hour organ concert presented by both local and guest performers.
Pastoral Care for Seniors
• We work hard at being aware of the special needs of Seniors. Please be sure to let one of the clergy know if you have special needs or are going to be in the hospital for any reason.
• The Caregivers support group, "Catching Our Breath" meets the first Tuesday of every month at 4:00 PM. Caring for a loved one can be both a blessing and a difficult burden if you're trying to carry it alone. Join us as we pray, listen to one another's stories, and laugh together.
• "You are Not Alone" support group for people dealing with chronic illness or facing a life-threatening diagnosis meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 4:00 PM. Community support is so very important when you are facing a serious medical diagnosis or living with a chronic illness. Once a month, we share the stories of our individual journeys, pray for one another, and pray by name for anyone unable to make the meeting. Healing anointing and personal prayer are offered after the group meeting..
• The Ruth and Naomi group focuses on anyone who is dealing with loss. If you have lost a loved one, are dealing with loss of a job, a divorce, or any kind of loss or grieving, we welcome you. The Ruth and Naomi group meets the first Wednesday of every month at 5:00 PM.
• Eucharistic Visitors: If you are homebound or in the hospital, call our office, and we will make sure we bring you communion.
• Handicapped Access: Ample handicapped parking is available for every service at our entrance on Rainbow Street, also anyone with a handicapped placard can park without cost at any of the metered parking spaces on the street at any time, whether the meters are running or not. Handicapped access to the Church is through the east side entrance from the parking lot. Handicapped access to the upper level of the Parish Hall is from Court Street to the south (up the hill). Our church has special seating on both the West and East sides of the sanctuary should you be in a wheelchair, need extra room, or have other mobility needs.
• Hearing-impaired: If you need special help hearing the service, please speak to one of the ushers at the river entrance beforehand. We have special listening units that are tied into our audio system to help you.
• Check out all the special classes and learning opportunities available at Trinity by going to our Learning and Spirituality page.
Opportunities for Seniors to Reach out to Others
Seniors are welcome to participate in all our outreach ministries, but here are some that might specifically interest you:
• Sack Lunch Ministry: On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of each week, we prepare and pass out lunches to the homeless in our area from 9:30 to 10:30 AM.
• Baby Bundle Ministry: Baby Bundles is composed of and supported by members of Trinity and St. Catherine's Episcopal churches. With items donated by both congregations we assemble “Bundles” of layette items for St. Mary’s and Renown hospitals. They are then distributed by hospital staff to disadvantaged new parents who have little or nothing for their newborn.
• Prayer Shawl Ministry: Every Thursday at 2:00 PM, the Prayer Shawl group meets and knits or crochets together. The prayer shawls created are then blessed at our regular 10:30 AM service, and are offered free to anyone who would like to take them to someone in the hospital or someone who needs to feel the warmth of God's presence surrounding them.
• Men's and Women's Social Groups:
— Divinely Fine Women is Trinity's women's group with social outings every month that are fun with no agenda. Are you on our mailing list? Contact Anne Towner at AnneTowner@Att.net or 775-827-3784 and ask to be put on the DFW E-mail list! All women of the parish are welcome to any or all gatherings.
— A Lot of Good Men is our Men's social group that meets for fellowship and good food once or twice a month. Contact John Hill at JAHill06@Charter.net or Clyde Ikehara at CnP_Reno@ Yahoo.com with any questions and to make sure you're on the ALGM E-mail list!