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Congregational Care

A group of dedicated Trinity members volunteer to reach out and offer support to church members and their family members who are “shut-ins” or who reside in care facilities.  We lovingly call Trinity’s “shut-ins” our “Special Souls.”   Visitation Team members send cards of support and encouragement, as well as make one-on-one visits in service to those who are unable to attend church. In certain circumstances, the volunteers offer the sacrament of Holy Communion during their visits.   For more information, please contact Rev. BrendaBeaver at 817-274-1345, or brenda@trinityarl.org.

The Military Prayer List brings the names of our service men and women before our community of faith in order to enhance the prayer life of Trinity members and to be more intentional in prayer for those persons who serve in our country’s military service.  Anyone wishing to add their family’s military service personnel to the prayer list should contact Rev. Brenda Beaver at 817-274-1345, or brenda@trinityarl.org

Prayer is a vital part of the ministry of Christians to and for one another.   Prayer requests for oneself, a family member, or for someone who needs prayer can be made by completing the Prayer Request form that is located in the Sanctuary pews and placing the form in the offering basket on Sundays, or by calling the Church office at 817-274-1345.  Prayer requests can also be made by e-mailing the Church at office@trinityarl.org.  Any telephone prayer request that is received when the Church office is closed will be recorded by the Church’s contracted answering service.  If the need is urgent, the answering service will immediately notify a pastor.

We are blessed to have Anita Mitchell, R.N., serve as our Faith Community Nurse (also called a Parish Nurse) here at Trinity.  Anita is a retired Registered Nurse with more than 30 years of hospital experience.  After her retirement, Anita completed the coursework required to become a certified Faith Community Nurse through Texas Health Resources.  Some of the tasks of Parish Nurses who are assigned to a local congregation are to offer blood pressure checks, CPR classes, organize blood drives, facilitate Wellness Fairs, and to facilitate workshops here at Trinity that focus on the health needs of our congregation.  Trinity offers a Health Information Series workshop every other month.  For questions about Faith Community Nursing, please contact Anita Mitchell, R.N., at the Church office, 817-274-1345.

For several years, Trinity has sponsored a series of grief support groups based upon a nationally-based Christian program of ministry called GriefShare.  This ministry is designed to offer help and hope to those who have suffered the loss of a loved one through death.  GriefShare is a 13-week series of meetings that are held here at the church.  Child care can be offered upon request for persons attending GriefShare meetings.  For more information, please contact Rev. Brenda Beaver at 817-274-1345, or brenda@trinityarl.org.

Trinity has become a host church for the sponsoring of a nationally-based Christian divorce support network called DivorceCare.  Through this ministry, Trinity facilitates a 13-week divorce support group program on our campus several times a year.  DivorceCare is a weekly meeting that consists of a time of viewing a short DVD-based testimonial session, working through a Participant’s workbook, and holding a small group discussion on the topic of the day.  These confidential sessions are open to anyone who is experiencing marital separation and/or divorce in our community.  Care care can be offered upon request for persons attending DivorceCare meetings.  For more information about DivorceCare, please contact Rev. Brenda Beaver at 817-274-1345, or brenda@trinityarl.org.

Trinity serves as a host facility for a once-a-month meeting of a support group for caregivers of persons diagnosed with serious mental illness.  The facilitators of this support are members of the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.  For more information about the support group, please contact Rev. Brenda Beaver at 817-274-1345, or brenda@trinityarl.org.

Trinity now facilitates a once-a-month support group for persons who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.  The purpose of this group meeting is to share personal stories of treatment and resources, and to offer emotional support and care to the newly diagnosed person.  For more information about the breast cancer support group, please contact Rev. Brenda Beaver at 817-274-1345, or brenda@trinityarl.org.

Stephen Ministry is a spiritual care program that equips lay persons to provide distinctively Christian one-to-one care to those who are in need of having a confidential Christian “traveling companion” along the journey of life.  Stephen Ministers receive 50 hours of specific training in caring ministry skills and concepts; once their training is completed, these persons are commissioned for this specialized ministry of care in a Worship service here at Trinity.  The training of a commissioned Stephen Minister continues with monthly skill-building experiences and educational opportunities.  The following needs are best met through the ministry offered by a trained and commissioned lay Stephen Minister:  persons who are  hospitalized; the terminally ill and their family members; people who are newcomers to our city and church community; persons who are grieving a death or serious loss; persons experiencing a job crisis; persons facing life transitions; persons who are experiencing marital separation or divorce; parents who are experiencing birth or adoption or some other life transition; persons in spiritual crisis.  For more information about Stephen Ministry, both from the standpoint of receiving confidential Christian care from a trained lay Stephen Minister, or if you want to know more about how to become a trained and commissioned Stephen Minister, please call the Church office at 817-274-1345.



Stephen Ministries

A program that equips lay persons to provide distinctively Christian one-to-one care to those who are in need of having a Christian “traveling companion” along the journey of life.


DivorceCare Support Group

A support group for persons experiencing marital separation and/or divorce

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