Liturgical Ministries

Altar Guild:  Teams of three to five members prepare the altar for services one or two Sundays a month, and assist with weddings, funerals and special services as needed.  Sara Gadomski, Directress, Peggy Sullivan, Assistant Directress Flower Guild:  Members take turns providing fresh arrangements of Altar flowers for Sunday services. Rose Brooks, Nan Skeie Lay Liturgical Leaders:  Readers, intercessors, chalice bearers and acolytes assist at Sunday services.  Worship leaders, licensed by the…Keep Reading

Ministries of Hospitality and Care

Hospitality Committee:  plans and host parties and receptions after special services and events.  Meredith Penfield, Nancy Post Coffee Hour Hosts:  coordinated by the office.  Karen Ackerman Lay Pastoral Care: maintains contact with every member of our church community, and identifies special needs.  Martha Babbitt Outreach: identifies people and organizations in need of assistance and solicits donations to meet them. Jo Ann Jaacks Soup Kitchen:  teams of five work at the Torrington Community Soup Kitchen…Keep Reading

Christian Education

Children’s Christian Education: plans and coordinates volunteers for children’s programs, including Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. Bryn Bachman, Interim Church School Director Youth Christian Education:  plans additional programs for older children and youth.  Karl Kuegler Adult Christian Education:  coordinates monthly forums at coffee hour.  Bob Rumsey plans and leads special adult education program and retreats.  Bevan Stanley

Property Stewardship

Dragon Ladies: (or Dragons, on becoming a mixed group) Women and men who fill in the gaps of cleaning, straightening, organizing, and beautifying the sanctuary, parish house and grounds. Meeting most Tuesdays (but the day is negotiable) for several hours, this is a ministry of property stewardship, fellowship and miscellany (e.g., watering plants, organizing closets, making puppets). No experience needed, learn as you work. All welcome.  Sara Gadomski and Peg…Keep Reading

Financial Stewardship

Capital Campaign Committee: raises funds for the repair of our stonework, slate roof and stained glass windows in the fall of 2015, for construction planned to start in the spring of 2016.  Peter Aziz, chair Annual Stewardship Team: plans and organizes the annual Stewardship Campaign.  Stewardship is conducted in concert with the Capital Campaign in 2015.  Ann Taylor and Peter Aziz Investment Committee: reviews and manages the financial health of the Parish assets….Keep Reading

Parish Administration

Communications:  edits and produces the monthly Messenger, posts on facebook and the blog, and prints sermons.  Jo Ann Jaacks Communications:  edits announcements and content for the e-blast, which goes out on Constant Contact from the office.  Barbara Putnam E-Communications: updates our website and blog, creates a team and/or ROTA for posting and updating content, and facilitates online donations. Sarah Melcher Event Planning:  plan and coordinate all activities and events. Sarah Melcher, Jo Ann…Keep Reading