Looking for current small group sign-ups? Check the home page. Of send an e-mail to office@www.hctele.com.cn to get your name on the lists.

At Holy Trinity we've been blessed to encourage and welcome the participation of many members and other individuals in one of our several small groups. While each community is diverse and unique, small groups are a primary means of :

  • Listening compassionately to one another

  • Safely sharing our hopes, convictions and struggles

  • Offering and receiving spiritual support

  • And growing intentionally in our faith and practice

Small Group Ministry at Holy Trinity is called to love, live, and share Christ! An amazing way to connect and grow in our mission at Holy Trinity is to build relationships with one another! The Small Group Leadership Team continues to meet to role model healthy small group ministry as well as dig deeper into "Big Picture" ministry joys, needs, and challenges.,

We strongly encourage every adult participant at Holy Trinity to experience at least one small group ministry within their first year among us.    They are a primary means not only of fellowship, but of creating deep and lasting relationships that help us get closer to Christ.

Are all groups the same?-  All groups share a common focus on growing in faith, fellowship and service but that can be done in a variety of ways.  Some groups meet for a specific number of weeks or months while others are ongoing.   Some groups are focused around a shared experience or life stage while others encourage  the perspective a rich variety of participants.

How can I be a part?   Watch the newsletter and the website and listen for announcements in worship to learn about upcoming groups.  We hope you'll risk taking this step toward intentional growth in faith.  Also, share your thoughts about groups you'd like to be a part of and pray about leading a group.  Small groups have been an important part of our growth as a community.  You might be surprised by the ways in which God can equip you for this calling.

Life Groups that always have an open chair waiting just for you:

  • Monday Evenings with Pastor Katie (Time and dates vary - please connect with Pastor Katie to get all the information)

  • Wednesday Morning with Pastor Katie - This group meets at 9:30 and continues the discussion begun in the previous Sunday sermon. Come as you are able!

  • Face-to-Face Life Group. Meets once a month face-to-face and then keep the conversation going with an on-line connection. Contact Pastor Katie to join in the conversation.

  • ?2? Womens’ Bible study meets in Room 1 on Mondays at 9:30 a.m.

Current Focus Groups include:

  • ALPHA is a safe place to ask the hard questions of life. Join us Wednesday nights at 6 p.m. with a meal included. Join Ben Meyer and explore questions of faith in a safe environment. Click here to read the brochure about Alpha at Holy Trinity.

  • QUILT WITH US 101 invites newcomers to sewing or quilting of all ages to join them on Thursday eves from 6:30-8:00 p.m. for learning, laughter, and perhaps a bit of healthy humility. Cost is $20/person, but all fabric, supplies, and machines will be supplied!

  • QUILT WITH US 102 takes the basics learned in 101 and sets you free to do your own project until the watchful eye of more experienced quilters. CHoose your won fabric and make a 45 x 60 throw-sized quilt.

    All men of the congregation are invited and encouraged to come join others for fellowship, prayer, study, and intentional spiritual growth - we just need a critical mass! See Pastor Tim or Pastor Katie if you’re interested, and we’ll attempt to “corral the horses!”

    A multi-congregational women's Bible study meets to discuss a variety of Scripture. Our spring session will complete the study begun in the fall entitled “The Life We Long For: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John. Starting date will depend on winter weather. The group frequently uses Stonecroft Ministries materials as the basis of their study. To indicate an interest in the Bible Study, contact Kathy Stickney (319-626-2855) or the church office.

  • FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY teaches individuals to manage finances, get out of debt, and build sound financial practices into their lives. Led by Pat Johnston, FPU can help prepare for retirement, save for college, or learn healthy habits at any stage of life.

  • CRAFTS AT THE TABLE is a chance to come together with other crafters and have dedicated time to work on projects be they quilting, quilling, leatherwork, knitting, crocheting, card making, or whatever. Meet the second Saturday of the month at 9 a.m. and selected weekday mornings.