Small Group Ministries

Small group ministries at Trinity Wall Street offer an abundance of activities where parishioners and friends come together for fellowship and to talk, write, eat, and pray (and sometimes knit). Join us as companions on the journey, as we share our stories, finding God in and through each other.


Current Small Group Ministries

Catch Your Breath: A Spiritual Resource for the Here and Now
Wednesdays, 1pm
Trinity Church, Chapel of All Saints)

Stop by for a time of stillness and centering. A brief meditation session will be led by the Rev. Kristin Kaulbach Miles.


Episcopal Church Women (ECW)

ECW provides all women of Trinity Wall Street opportunities for Christian fellowship within the parish and throughout the diocese.
Contact: Janet MacMillan at 201.915.9814 or


Knitting and Crocheting Fellowship: Trinity Knitters
Parish Center, 56 Trinity Place

All knitters and crocheters and those who wish to learn are invited. Yarn, needles, hooks, patterns, and instruction will be provided. Learn how to knit or crochet prayer shawls and items for shut-ins, babies, returning veterans, mariners, and others in need. The group meets on Sundays and Mondays, and hosts Knit-Ins each spring and fall. Check the calendar for dates and times.
Contact: Janet MacMillan at 201.915.9814 or


Living with Loss
Fall and Spring sessions
Trinity Church, Chapel of All Saints

Grief is a deeply personal process but does not have to be endured alone. This 6-part series will facilitate reflection and creative expression to help us cope with loss. Facilitated by Kathleen Sharkey, LCSW is a therapist with the Psychotherapy & Spirituality Institute.

The current session began at 6:30pm, Friday, May 10, in Trinity's Chapel of All Saints, and you are welcome to join us any or all Fridays at 6:30pm, including a final session Chapel service at 6:30pm, Friday, June 21.

Contact: Ellen Andrews at


Living with Loss for Teens
Parish Center, 56 Trinity Place

This five-part series provides a safe space for teens ages 13-17 to use creative expression and share with their peers as they cope with the loss of loved ones. Facilitated by art therapist Jessica E. Heller, ATR-BC, LCAT, of the Psychotherapy & Spirituality Institute. Free. Space is limited; registration is required—please complete the form below. Attendance at all five sessions is strongly encouraged.

Session 1: When There are No Words

  • Understanding the types of grief and loss
  • Discussing the uniqueness of grief

Session 2: Can Anything Change?

  • Expressing present feelings and memories of the loss or loved one
  • Exploring grief through sculpting and molding

Session 3: Faces of Grief

  • What do we express and not express to others? Who do we share with?
  • How can grief and loss be experienced emotionally and physically in the body?

Session 4: How to Cope with Grief

  • Healthy and unhealthy coping strategies
  • Which messages are helpful? Which are unhelpful?
  • Creating a toolbox of refuge and support

Session 5: Lonely but Not Alone

  • Finding positive affirmation
  • Discovering the value of supportive loved ones and community

Contact: Ellen Andrews at

Registration is closed.

New Beginnings: Trinity’s Ministry of Seniors
Thursdays, 10am-noon
Parish Center, 56 Trinity Place

Join New Beginnings, the ministry of seniors, for gentle yoga, Bible study, to attend noon-day service, and to help with the distribution of brown bag lunches to needy persons. Participants also exchange news, sponsor programs and excursions of interest to those 60-plus and their friends of all ages, and encourage participation in all phases of Trinity life. The group meets September through July.
Contact: Cynthia Moten at


Fall and Spring sessions

Join therapists from the Psychotherapy & Spirituality Institute to understand how child and adolescent development affect parenting, learn strategies for healthy communication and how to navigate conflict, and explore spiritual resources to hold you up along the way.
Contact: Amiriz Sanchez at


Scripture, Reflection and Compline
Tuesdays, 6-7pm
Parish Center, 56 Trinity Place

A gathering for spiritual nourishment and fellowship. Feel free to contact with any questions or for more information. The group meets September through June.
Contact: Ellen Andrews at


Trinity Book Club

Trinity Book Club meets weekly to discuss the mysteries of the Christian faith through the medium of literature. Past books have included Spirituality of the Psalms by Walter Brueggemann, Mysteries of Faith by Mark McIntosh, and Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again by Rachel Held Evans.

Upcoming sessions include:

The Shack

6-8pm, Fridays, Sept. 6, 13, 27, 120 Broadway, 39th Floor
Trinity Book Club will read Wm. Paul Young’s book about a man grappling with the disappearance of his daughter and discuss the question of God’s presence in the midst of pain. Information:

Silence and Honey Cakes: The Wisdom of the Desert

6-8pm, Fridays, Oct. 4-Nov. 22, location TBD
Trinity Book Club will journey with former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams as he reflects on the wisdom of the fourth century desert fathers and mothers and how their spirituality provides insights and inspiration for us today. Information:

Advent with Evelyn Underhill

6-8pm, Fridays, Dec. 6-27, location TBD
Trinity Book Club will travel through the season of Advent with this collection of inspirational passages from Evelyn Underhill, one of the 20th century’s most influential writers about Christian mysticism. Information:


Trinity In Your Neighborhood

Each summer, members of the congregation host neighborhood gatherings to get to know parishioners who are also neighbors. Gatherings are as simple as coffee nearby or a potluck meal in someone’s home or building.
Contact: Ellen Andrews at eandrews@


Trinity LGBT Concerns Group

Trinity Wall Street’s LGBT Concerns Group meets monthly and offers a supportive and inclusive environment to discuss the issues, concerns, and roles of LGBT people in a faith-based community. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Trinity Men

“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another” —Proverbs 27:17

The Trinity Men’s group builds fellowship through social events, service opportunities, and breaking bread together. We explore what it means to live a life of faith and all our Core Values in New York City, and support each other in living authentic, impactful, and loving lives.

Meet us for these regularly scheduled events.

Soup, Sandwich, & Spirituality

6:30pm, 4th Thursday of every month, Offsite
Join the Rev. Alfred Loua, Kevin Grant, and other men from Trinity for a light dinner and discussion related to various topics on living a life of faith and service in the city.

Brown Bag Volunteering

12:30pm, 3rd Sunday of every month, St. Paul’s Chapel
Trinity Men gather after the 11:15am service to pack Brown Bag lunches. You’re also invited to stay longer to help set up distribution and serve lunches at 2:15pm.

Core Planning Meetings

6:30pm, 3rd Thursday of every month, Offsite
Join Kevin Grant, the Rev. Alfred Loua and other men from Trinity as they plan ongoing and upcoming events for the men of the church. Refreshments are served.

To RSVP for any of these activities or for more information about the group, email


Weekday Congregation Gathering
Fall and Spring 

Do you attend Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer, Evensong, or the 12:05pm weekday service? Come meet and greet others who attend weekday services and enjoy fellowship, food, beverages, and music.
Contact: Amiriz Sanchez at


Young Adult Group
Second Sunday of the month (September through June)
Check calendar for special events

The Trinity Young Adults Group fosters a welcoming diverse community of adults in their 20s and 30s through social gatherings (including a monthly brunch after church), spiritual fellowship, and volunteer opportunities. 


What Makes Your Heart Sing?

Have a passion or idea you would like to share with others? Don’t keep it to yourself! Why not facilitate a small group at Trinity? Is there a group you miss? Why not reimagine it and revive it anew? Your gifts are welcome here—let our community know about them. Don’t worry if you’ve never facilitated a group before; past experience isn’t necessary—just a willingness to enrich our community with your unique abilities and a desire to build relationships with others. Contact Gerald Baugh or Ellen Andrews at or 212.602.0753 with your ideas, and we’ll work together to see what can be achieved. It will do you (and Trinity!) a world of good.