Dianne Casson, Director
The members of the Altar Guild serve God by preparing and tending to the altar. For each service, members share responsibility for vesting the altar, setting the table, arranging the hymn board and readings, and providing for flowers. With joy and reverence, the linens, vessels, utensils, and hangings are lovingly cared for. The Guild is the priest’s partner in helping make the worship life of the parish run smoothly. There are three teams of 5-6 members each, and the teams alternate duty. This is a ministry of love undertaken in the name of Christ.
Meetings: 1st Saturday of each month at 9:30am in the Parish Hall (except June, July, and August). The Guild always welcomes new members. Training is provided.
Pastoral Care Team
Mike Browne, Team Leader
A group of 25 parishioners assists our rector and priest. They provide home visits, occasional meals, local transportation, and one on one contact by mail, phone, and visits. Some members are also administering home communion. Prayer shawls, made by members of the congregation, are offered.
Annette Freeman, Team Leader
A growing tradition of support by parishioners includes: weekly collection of non-perishable food collected in the red wagon, cooking weekday breakfasts, a day of bell-ringing, and seasonal collection of personal care items.
Pat McLaughlin, Junior Warden
One Saturday every month, this group of fun-loving golfers gathers to play on a local 9-hole Executive Course with lunch and fellowship afterwards. All are welcome regardless of playing level. Signup in the Parish Hall on the bulletin board.
Esther House Re-Entry Program
Is a 12-month Christian residential reentry program for up to five women released directly from incarceration (jail or prison) who possess a strong desire to change their life. Several women parishioners are involved with this Fruitland Park ministry as transportation helpers and daytime or overnight housemothers. Additional volunteers are always needed! ECW kindly answers the call for pantry supplies periodically.
Learn more at: estherhousereentry.weebly.com
Annual Charity Golf Tournament
A Benefit for Holy Trinity Episcopal School
Sid Yee, Chairperson
The benefit golf tournament, now in its 5th year, raises crucial funds for our church’s primary ministry, Holy Trinity Episcopal School. A Four-Person-Scramble with senior tees, the 2019 tournament was held at Harbor Hills Country Club in Lady Lake on Oct 26th. Many hands are needed well prior to the event and especially on tournament day. Please contact Sid Yee at any time of the year to express your interest in working on this our parish’s largest fundraising event.
Dave Aldrich, Men’s Group Leader
The Men’s Group, open to all men (and guests) at Holy Trinity, meets once a month for fellowship, discussion & planning. On the last Sunday of every month, the men cook and serve breakfast between the 8am and 10:30am services as a fundraiser. They gather for outdoor projects on the church/school campus. A major ministry of the group is Holy Trinity’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament.
ECW (Episcopal Church Women)
Nancy Mitchell, ECW VP – Programs
ECW is the circle of all women at Holy Trinity who gather for growth through shared faith, fellowship, service, and enrichment. Meetings are held monthly on the 2nd Friday at 1pm in the Parish Hall. All women (and guests) at Holy Trinity are invited and encouraged to attend!
Parish Life Team
[Open], Team Leader
This role serves as scheduling, leadership, and coordination point of contact for all of Holy Trinity’s fellowship groups.
Dave Aldrich, Team Leader
This team works with various teams to support the healthy growth of the church through the recruitment, welcoming and retention of new members. Manages membership process.
Hospitality and Events Committee
Janet & Jim Callahan, Leaders
Janet and Jim provide and serve, as a gift to Holy Trinity, our Sunday Morning Coffee Hours following the 8am and 10:30am services. When we come together for a funeral, memorial service, celebration or special event, they and the Parish Life Team call upon parishioners to assist with decorating and set-up, bringing food or beverage, and with clean-up. In partnership with other teams, seasonal events providing fun, fellowship, and service are planned throughout the year. A major event is the Annual Yard Sale fundraiser.
Liz Mustin, Leader
This group cordially welcomes visitors during fellowship time after our Sunday services. They reach out to and call upon those who have visited our church and who express an interest in more information about Holy Trinity. The committee plans and hosts several Newcomers Receptions “Meet and Greets” throughout the year, attended by clergy, vestry, new members and visitors.
Terry Colla 352.408.5786
Beautiful and comforting shawls are hand-made by a group of women in our parish under the direction of Terry. If you would like to use your talents to aid in this ministry, you are welcome to join. Please reach out to Terry and let her know of your interest