Strengthening Our Lives with the Power of the Holy Spirit
Trinity Episcopal Church’s groups and programs foster cohesive communities creating a deeper understanding though Christ. Delving deeper into God’s Word and building our faith together, our membership programs promote living a Christ-centered life. With our selection of programs, our congregation is able to strengthen their faith as well as our community.
ADULT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
Anglican 101: A History of the Anglican Communion
This interesting and educational study teaches how the Anglican Church was established, beginning with the Old Testament and continuing through present day.
Sundays at 9:00 am • The Education Building
During the Rector’s Forum, the preacher of the day dives deeper into the Sermon topic. This is a Bible study that is interactive, extremely informative and highly educational. You will be amazed at how much you learn in a short time. So come to church with your Bible a little early, grab a cup of coffee and join your fellow parishioners. You will not be disappointed!
E-100 Bible Study
Led by Fr. Chris Rodriguez, this study provides an overview of the Bible that guides you through 50 Old Testament and 50 New Testament stories. Upon completion of the study, you will have received the big picture of God’s Word.
Women’s Bible Study
The next women’s Bible Study date to be determined.
In this study on Jesus & Women: In the First Century and Now by Kristi McLelland, she takes readers back to when Jesus walked the earth in the first century. She illustrates the culture and the history to give readers a fuller understanding of Jesus’s stories and teachings. Participants explore how Jesus restores honor and dignity to women in the first century and to women of today, while acquiring a deeper insight and perspective into familiar Bible stories.
Daughters of the King
3rd Saturday of the Month at 10:00am • The Education Building
Daughters of the King began as an order of laywomen in the Episcopal Church who take a lifelong vow for devotion to a life of prayer, service, and evangelism. Following the vows of the Order, members serve the parish and clergy in areas where their gifts of service are needed. The Trinity Chapter is active and meets once a month for study and prayer. Please call the church office at 772-567-1146 for more information.
FALL BOOK STUDY:
WALKING WITH GOD THROUGH PAIN AND SUFFERING
Suffering is often the largest obstacle for people to be able to trust in a God that is good and loving. If God is in fact trusting and loving, and He is, why is there so much suffering in the world? Where does evil come from? Does suffering have a purpose? And if so, what is it? All these questions were discussed during our Book Study conducted by Fr. Chris Rodriguez and Fr. Josh Gritter.
The Screwtape Letters
CS Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters was written after Lewis’ brother narrowly escaped from the Nazis at Dunkirk, the Screwtape Letters are 31 short letters between demons as they work to corrupt and secure the soul of a young man for eternity.
This book was an enormous influence on Fr. Rodriguez, as it made him see the spiritual warfare in his own life and the solution that only Jesus Christ can give.
Lenten Book Study: The Problem of Pain
If God is a god of love, why is there suffering in the world? Does evil disprove the existence of God or at least call into question His character? Why do bad things happen to good people? Does suffering have a purpose? Join us as we examine these questions and others as the Rector leads us on a four-part study of C.S. Lewis’ book, The Problem of Pain.
Is Genesis History?
Presented by Doug Ell, author of Counting to God, member of Trinity Episcopal Church and former Vestry member, this two-part series focuses on the new DNA and other scientific evidence for the literal truth of the Book of Genesis – a real Adam and Eve, a real Noah, and a real worldwide flood. Is Genesis history? If so, would that strengthen your faith? Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Doug Ell speak on this fascinating topic that is so applicable to our faith and daily life.
Choral Scholars Program
This program is for high school students to sing with the Church choir, learn advanced musicianship skills and about the church and liturgy. In addition to learning these skills, students are eligible to receive a scholarship for their participation. If you, or someone you know is interested in auditioning to be a Trinity Choral Scholar, please have them contact Director of Music and Choirmaster, Anthony Baron at abaron@TrinityVero.org or by calling the church office at 772.567.1146.
The Church Choir is open by audition to community members who wish to assist in special liturgies at Trinity Church. These liturgies include our Annual Requiem service and other major works of music that are sung throughout the year. If you are interested in joining the choir, please contact Director of Music and Choir Master, Anthony Baron at abaron@TrinityVero.org or by calling the church office at 772.567.1146.
Boys and Girls Choir
The Boys and Girls Choir practice has resumed on Sundays from 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM. If you have any questions regarding the Boys and Girls Choir or you would like your child to join, please contact Darlene Rodgers at drodgers@TrinityVero.org.
Vacation Bible School
We look forward to VBS in the future for a memorable week filled with fun, games and music while learning all about God’s grace.
Sunday at 9:45 am – Education Building
Trinity has childcare for children ages 6 months and up. We also have Sunday School for children PreK through 5th grade, where the children are taught an age-appropriate Bible lesson that is supported with songs and activities. Both programs begin at 9:45 AM in the Education Building. Once Sunday School is over, children are brought to their parents in church shortly before Communion. Children up to age 5 can remain in Childcare until parents pick them up after the service. Sunday School is taught year-round, and children are welcome to join at any time. Weekly lessons can be found under the “Resources” on the Live Stream tab.
October 5th through December 21st, 2022
Church Office Conference Room
Grief Share is a grief support group that is led by Fr. Robert Switz for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. There are 13 weekly sessions with a video introduction from experts in the field, a group discussion time, and a workbook for personal use. Each session is self-contained, so you are welcome to begin attending at any time. Everyone in the Vero Beach community is welcome to attend.
If you have any questions or would like to sign-up, please contact Fr. Josh Gritter in the Church office at 772-567-1146 or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We endeavor to care for the ill, comfort the dying and to be a beacon of support. Our clergy visit those who are unable to attend worship services and will administer Holy Communion upon request.
Weekly Coffee Hour
Sundays after the 10:00 am Service • The Parish Hall
Coffee Hour following our 10AM Holy Eucharist on Sunday is a great way to meet our members. Join us in the Parish Hall immediately following the service. All are welcome.
What is a Foyer?
The French meaning of the word Foyer is hearth or hearthside and evokes an image of warmth and comfort. The idea originated at the Cathedral of St. Michael, in the Diocese of Coventry, England – when in 1940 their 14th century cathedral was completely destroyed as a result of the aerial bombardment. Rather than dwell on the violent loss of his beloved place of worship, the local Provost was inspired to found a ministry of reconciliation. They found that understanding between peoples, nations, and ideologies can come only when human beings meet and know each other as individuals.
In 1967, the staff of the Coventry Cathedral began meeting together in small informal groups as a means “to bridge the divisions which subtly separate us one from another”. As a result of the meetings, they noticed a powerful bond forming among the staff members who joined what they came to call, the Foyer Group.
Two years later, the Foyer movement spread to the congregation of Coventry Cathedral and then beyond. In time, Foyer Groups began springing up in parishes all over Britain and in America. Today, many Episcopal churches throughout the United States have foyer groups that promote fellowship amongst members and encourage the informal exchange of ideas, and experiences within friendly home surroundings, in a Christian context and while breaking bread together.
Foyer Groups are a fun and easy way for parishioners (21 years & older) to gather together on a regular, but informal basis for purely social reasons – to enjoy one another’s company, to strengthen bonds of community, to meet new members and just get to know other people who share a common interest in Grace, but with whom we might not otherwise interact. It’s a means to develop new friendships and deepen old ones and are a way to make our church to feel smaller and warmer. There is no agenda or plan – just casual fellowship and a refreshing meal.
Groups are made up of a cross section of the parish. The hope is that out of the meetings, friendships develop among people who might not have any other opportunity to meet and get to know each other.
Generally, the host/hostess provides the entire dinner; however, other variations are possible. A picnic in good weather, gathering at a restaurant, whatever the group might decide. There should be no pressure by anyone to provide a gourmet meal, however if cooking is your thing, then go for it. Soup, salad and bread is absolutely acceptable. Beer, wine and alcohol may be served at the discretion of the hosts but be sure to have soft drinks available as well.
If you are interested in Foyer Groups in the Spring, look for more information about where to sign up in the Announcements around Thanksgiving. The Spring Foyer Group Kickoff Potluck dinner will be held on Wednesday, January 4, 2023, at 5:00 PM in the Parish Hall.
Next Men’s Group Meeting to be determined.
These meetings are an informal gathering for fellowship, lunch and a presentation from various speakers invited by the Rector. Trinity members, their guests and dads from the Trinity Preschool (and their guests) are invited to attend. This meeting is a bring your own “Brown Bag Lunch,” arrive when you can, leave when you must.
First Steps Meeting for New Members AND VISITORS
Next Quarterly Meeting to be determined.
Hospitality and a welcoming spirit are hallmark of our parish.
First Steps is an opportunity for visitors and new members to meet with Trinity’s Rector, Fr. Chris Rodriguez and become better acquainted with Trinity Episcopal Church. This quarterly meeting is a time of personal interaction for those who are interested in learning about Trinity’s mission, ministries and programs. Come get plugged into Trinity with a cup of coffee and some pastries!
Tuesdays at 12:45 pm • The Education Building
Our members gather to knit prayer shawls for the sick and suffering. Upon completion, the shawls are blessed and distributed by our priests.
Trinity Episcopal Church’s family-friendly events like our Fall BBQ Bash and Spring Fling bring parishioners together in a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere.
Global Outreach - Hope on a Thousand Hills
Matthew and Karli Von Herbulis, along with their daughter Hallelujah and infant son Shepherd, are serving in Rwanda. Matthew works with a Community Transformation project called Hope On a Thousand Hills. The local church has invited him to build sustainable farms to provide food for a school nutrition program, and to train local farmers in productive agriculture techniques.
Trinitarians are generous. We have donated thousands of pounds of food, back-to-school supplies, and hundreds of hours of time to educational programs for at-risk children. To donate, volunteer or to learn more about our outreach ministry, please contact our church office.
Trinity Episcopal Church is a community on a spiritual journey to grow in service through stewardship, education and outreach programs. We align our resources, including time and talent, to focus on essential areas of need in Indian River County. By aligning ourselves with local non-profit organizations like The Salvation Army, we can significantly promote God’s compassion.
As Christians, we are called to bring God’s message of love and compassion to those in need within our church family and our community. Volunteers from our church family make additional visits to those who are homebound, in the hospital or in healthcare facilities throughout the year.
Sign up for any of our programs by completing our Friendship Forms in the pews, signing up on the bulletin boards located by the church office, calling the parish office at
772-567-1146 or by emailing Kathy Rodriguez at email@example.com