Historic Apalachicola Home & Garden Tour – hundreds of visitors enjoy this annual tour, getting a peak into adaptive reuse as well as innovative new construction, of stately mansions, quaint cottages, and lush gardens. The Tour weekend also features a Friday Evensong service, a silent auction of trips and treasures, and a delicious luncheon prepared and served by the Episcopal Church Women. Proceeds from the tour are used to maintain Trinity’s historic buildings.
Penny’s Worth – a popular shopping destination for local residents as well as seasonal visitors, providing gently used clothing, household goods, and books at affordable prices. Operated by volunteers, who sort and price donated items, the thrift shop revenues provide operating income for the Church, as well as donations to charitable organizations in the community.
St. Benedict Montessori Preschool – a state-certified preschool for up to seven three- and four-year-olds, St. Ben’s offers a Montessori curriculum in a fully equipped classroom in Benedict Hall. The school is staffed by a certified teacher/director with volunteer assistance from parishioners. A Board of Directors performs oversight and management duties.
Open Doors – Trinity provides space in its buildings for community-wide meetings and events, including AA, Al-Anon, Tai Chi, Chair Yoga, Bridge, Apalachicola Riverkeeper, St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge, Alzheimer’s Care, Weddings, and the Ilse Newell Concert Series of choral and instrumental music ranging from classical to jazz.
Open Hearts – Trinity and its members raise funds and offer volunteer time in support of community services for children and families, including Bring Me a Book Franklin, Cat Allies, Franklin’s Promise, Matchbox Summer Youth Program, Boy Scouts, Franklin County students, Early Start, Food Bank, and Christmas gifts for families in need.