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.

Contact: eandrews@trinitywallstreet.org.

 

Comfort at Christmas

Tuesday, December 17, 5pm
St. Paul’s Chapel

A service for those in grief or loss. Not everyone experiences the holidays as a time of joy and cheer. Join us for meditative music, prayer, and a quiet space for comfort and support. Led by Rev. Alfred Loua and Rev. Kristin Miles. Music by Anne Damassa Graff. Refreshments will be served.

Contact: Amiriz Sanchez at asanchez@trinitywallstreet.org.

 

Computer Skills 101

Second and fourth Wednesdays of every month
Parish Center, 2 Rector Street

Don’t have an email account? Need help learning how to use a computer? Is technology changing too quickly to keep up? This class is for you! Each session includes 20-30 minutes of discussion, then one-on-one help with email, social media, basic documents, resume writing, browsing the internet, and more.

Contact: Kyle Folk-Freund at kfolk-freund@trinitywallstreet.org.

 

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 macmilj@yahoo.com.

 

Knitting and Crocheting Fellowship: Trinity Knitters

Are you an experienced knitter, new to the craft, or somewhere in between? Trinity Knitters welcomes you to come knit or crochet items for the housebound, children of incarcerated parents, returning veterans, and others in need. Yarn, needles, and patterns are available to all, and expert instruction is provided for first-timers. Join in the fun and fellowship!

Contact: Janet MacMillan at 201.915.9814 or macmilj@yahoo.com.

Parish Center

Sunday, Sept. 29, 12:30–2:30pm

St. Paul’s Chapel (in the 9/11 Chapel of Remembrance)

Mondays, 6–8pm
Oct. 28, Nov. 11, Nov. 25, Dec. 9, Dec. 23 (Christmas party), Jan. 27, Feb. 24, Mar. 9

Sundays, 12:30–2:30pm
Jan. 12, Feb. 2, Mar. 22

 

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 eandrews@trinitywallstreet.org.

 

Living with Loss for Teens

Spring
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 eandrews@trinitywallstreet.org.

 

New Beginnings

Thursdays, 10am*

New Beginnings is Trinity's ministry of seniors that meets weekly on Thursday mornings for gentle yoga, Bible study, to attend the noonday service, and help with the distribution of brown bag lunches to needy persons. We also exchange news, sponsor programs and excursions of interest to those 60-years plus and their friends of all ages, and encourage participation in all phases of Trinity life.

Contact: Cynthia Moten at cmoten@nyc.rr.com.

*Location varies. Please check trinitywallstreet.org/events for this week’s location.

 

ParentSpace

Sundays, 10am
14 Vesey St., 4th floor (September through January)

Parents are invited to gather for a time of sharing and support. The gathering is facilitated by Julia Kristeller from the Psychotherapy & Spirituality Institute.

Contact: Ellen Andrews at eandrews@trinitywallstreet.org.

 

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 eandrews@trinitywallstreet.org.

 

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: yseol@trinitywallstreet.org.

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: yseol@trinitywallstreet.org.

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: yseol@trinitywallstreet.org.

 

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@ trinitywallstreet.org

 

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.

Contact: TrinityLGBTConcerns@outlook.com.

 

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 TrinityChurchMen@gmail.com.

 

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 asanchez@trinitywallstreet.org.

 

When a Loved One Struggles: A Support Group

Mondays, October 7–November 11, 6–7:30pm
St. Margaret’s House Library, 49 Fulton Street

When a loved one struggles with mental or emotional challenges, it's important for those of us who care for them—family members and friends—to know we are not alone. Come share your struggles, concerns, and joys in this six-week support group aimed to help dispel the isolation we often feel. Dr. Peggy Barnett, psychotherapist at Psychotherapy & Spirituality Institute, will facilitate.

Contact: Ellen Andrews at eandrews@trinitywallstreet.org.

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Young Adult Group

Second Sunday of the month (September through June)*

*In November, Young Adults will meet on the third Sunday, Nov. 17

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. 

Contact: young_adults@trinitywallstreet.org.

 
 

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 community@trinitywallstreet.org 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.