ACWA Anglican Church Women’s Association is another extremely important ministry at Holy Trinity. They are involved in so many aspects of church life, and, it is not really a group one joins, because every Anglican woman is already a member of the ACW. Obviously they need to come together to do the work of their Association, therefore, they meet monthly for fellowship and to conduct their business. The work they do in the life of the church is tremendous, and, they have a number of sub-committees that do this work, such as: Altar Guild - a number of groups of ladies that take responsibility for ensuring that the Sanctuary of the church is well cared for, that the altar is adorned with the color of the various seasons of the church year, that the candles, Communion vessels, and other items necessary to worship are properly cleaned and cared for. That the linens and vestments are properly cleaned and stored, that flowers adorn the Sanctuary for certain seasons of the year, and so much more. Social Concern & Outreach - they take special care to send out birthday cards, get well cards, and other types of cards to the elderly of the parish. They work to donate items to the hospital that are needed for the children’s unit or to support the hospital auxiliary. They drop off food to families that are going through a time of bereavement, and so much more. Family Life - they ensure that following baptism there is followup with family, by sending out baptismal items and birthday cards. Worship & Education - they ensure that programs are supported in the church that promote the learning of the faith for children and young people. Also to organize worship for the opening and closing of ACW monthly meetings. The ACW often provides refreshments in the hall for families that want to have a reception following a funeral service. They also sponsor a foster child, a project they have been doing now for many years. They spend a big portion of the year preparing for the annual Fall sale, there is even a craft group that meets weekly (usually Monday afternoons) to make items for the sale. The proceeds from the Fall sale are then given to the Vestry to use for the expenses of the parish, quite often as much as $6,000.00 is raised. We hope that you, as an Anglican woman, will become involved in this important ministry of our parish, the work they do is so varied that no doubt you will find an area that is of interest to you.