66 Market Street
Onancock, VA 23417
757-787-4430
rohtec@esva.net

Accomack Interfaith Crisis Council (AICC) is a partnership of individuals, churches and civic organizations which act in concert to assist the needy in Accomack County. Holy Trinity is an active member, and supports AICC by donating funds, sponsoring fundraisers, publicizing AICC-related events, and assisting with administrative tasks related to the organization. AICC’s phone number is 787-7849

Camp Wakonda is a project of the Norfolk Urban Outreach Ministry of the Diocese of Southern Virginia. The one-week camp is offered free of charge to children who are suffering from, or have a family member who suffers from AIDS/HIV. Each year, the campers come across the Bay to visit Kiptopeke State Park. On that day, the members of Holy Trinity join with members of other Episcopal churches on the Shore to provide supervision for the children, and to host a cook-out for the more than 100 campers. Contact Fr. Ford at (443)975-9751, 787-4430, or 787-8335 for information about Camp Wakonda

The Eastern Shore Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ESCADV) is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation. It was established in May, 1983 to help address the problem of domestic violence on the Shore. The ESCADV is a two-county coalition of community organizations, groups and individuals who are deeply concerned about the serious problem of family violence. It provides crisis intervention, emergency shelter, court advocacy, support groups, and counseling to victims of domestic violence. Holy Trinity supports ESCADV financially, and with donations of food, clothing, baby items, furniture and supplies. The parish also adopts one family each year which has left the Shelter to establish a new home, and provides money and gifts for the family at Christmas, together with other support during the year. Contact http://escadv.esva.net

Eastern Shore of Virginia Habitat for Humanity has been committed to its mission of providing safe, efficient home ownership for those citizens in substandard housing on the Eastern Shore. Since its incorporation in 1988, Habitat has complete and dedicated more than twenty homes in Northampton and Accomac counties. They are now occupied by families who are working and able to make a small monthly mortgage payment, which is interest-free. Each family is partnered with a support person who works with them on financial management, nutrition, health and parenting issues. A system of workshops in coordination with the Virginia Extension Service helps educate the families about home maintenance and financial planning. These are given each year. Twice each year, in March and August, the members of Holy Trinity house, feed and assist students from Boston College who visit the Shore to work with Habitat. We hope to form a work crew from Holy Trinity in the near future. If you are interested in joining a work crew please or helping with hospitality please contact Fr. Ford at (443)975-9751, 787-4430, or 787-8335. For more information about Eastern Shore of Virginia Habitat for Humanity go to http://www.easternshorehabitat.org

Flowers donated for the altar are delivered each Monday following Sunday services to shut-ins and others in need of support and caring.Contact Judy Shields 787-5633 if you would like to help with this outreach project.

Foodbank of the Eastern Shore. Holy trinity contributes non perishable foodstuffs and financial aid to the local food bank. There is a basket in the church to receive food and monetary collections are solicited through the offering plate. Contact Bruce Whaley at 787-7501 or reach the Foodbank directly at 757-787-2557 or www.foodbankonline.org

If you wish to join or support any of these programs or ministries, please call the church office at 787-4430.

Gleaning is the traditional Biblical practice of gathering crops that would otherwise be left in the fields to rot or be plowed under after harvest. The Gleaning Network is a project of the Society of St. Andrew that coordinates volunteers, growers, and distribution agencies to glean and thereby salvage food for the needy. Each year some 30,000 people go gleaning to pick up more than 15 million pounds of fresh, nutritious food for their hungry neighbors. Holy Trinity supports the Gleaning Network by hosting a lunch for a group of 100+ gleaners, and by taking up a special offering for the gleaners in connection with their visit. For more information regarding the Gleaning Network go to http://www.endhunger.org.

Literacy Council: Holy Trinity reaches out to those in our community who struggle with literacy issues by offering tutoring space in the parish hall for the Eastern Shore literacy council . Our parishioners have also volunteered as mentors. Contact 757-442-6637 or http://www.shoreliteracy.org

Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan's Purse, a registered charity, dedicated to relieving the suffering of children in the U.S. and abroad who are homeless, live in orphanages or are without family support, or whose lives have been blighted by poverty, ill-health, natural disaster, conflict or war. The parish takes part in this annual project, contributing by filling shoe boxes with gifts for children. For more information contact Judy Shields at 787-5633 or go to their website at http://www.samaritanspurse.org.

The United Thank Offering’s (UTO) mission is to expand the circle of thankful people. To achieve this mission, we encourage daily prayers, offerings and awareness of the abundance of God's blessings. To assist with the fulfillment of this mission, we sponsor two ingatherings, or collections, in the spring and the fall. The funds collected are forwarded to the United Thank Offering Office, which provides grants throughout the world. In 2006, UTO awarded 112 grants for a total of $2,419,628.54. For more information regarding UTO go to http://www.episcopalchurch.org/uto.