Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.
413-737-5311

361 Sumner Ave.
Springfield, MA 01108

March at Trinity

During March we are collecting canned vegetables and fruit, tuna fish, soups, peanut butter and jelly, snacks, cereal, crackers, rice, condiments, flour, sugar and other non-perishable food items to be distributed to our neighbors in need. This food will be given to the Open Pantry. Please bring these items when you come to worship and leave them in the totes at the back of the sanctuary and join us in helping those who are food insecure in our community.

You may notice that half of the sanctuary light fixtures have been removed and replaced with temporary lights.  The chandeliers are being restored and you can follow the progress of the restoration on our Sanctuary Light Restoration page. 

During Lent, we will have weekly bulletin inserts reflecting on living in the valley, specifically the Pioneer Valley, to go along with our worship theme of mountains and valleys.  If you are unable to join us for worship, you can access this information on our Media page.

Visit our the season of Lent page for more information about worship opportunities during Lent.

 

March 3

Church School for children, youth, and adults at 9:00 a.m.  (Details can be found on each linked page)

Greek Class will meet at 9:00 a.m. This class provides an opportunity to read the New Testament in the original Greek rather than relying on a translation. New members are welcome to join at any time.

A Time for Reflection and Sharingan opportunity to talk, reflect, and share with others about the recent vote of the Special General Conference of the Methodist Church and its impact on so many in our community of faith, in the chapel from 10:00 to 10:20 a.m.

The 10:30 a.m. worship service with Communion in the sanctuary will be followed by fellowship in Asbury Hall.  

Bible Story Time meets during the worship service (following the Children’s Moment) for children ages 4-6 in the Bible Story Time room, next to the Nursery. There, a staff member leads the children in a time of reading, playing games, doing art projects, singing, and praying. This program helps children learn the stories of the Bible.

Youth Fellowship beginning with dinner at 5:30 p.m.  Details for YF can be found on the youth page. 

 

March 5

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper sponsored by the UMW beginning at 6:00 p.m. in Asbury Hall. The menu will include pancakes, sausages, veggie sausages, beverages, and fresh fruit. There is no cost, but we will accept a free-will offering. 

 

March 6 Ash Wednesday

The Prayer and Discernment group will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the Primary Room. Ashes will be offered at the end of the group meeting.

The Mobile Food Bank of the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts will be in the parking lot from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. distributing food to residents of the neighborhood.  Volunteers are needed between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. to assist with set-up and clean-up.  New volunteers are always welcome.  Read more about the impact of the Mobile Food Bank at Trinity.

Ash Wednesday service in Grace Chapel at 7:00 p.m.  Join us for this service which marks the beginning of the 40 days of Lent. Pastor Erin will offer the message, and Leah Rosenman and Becky Isaacson will be providing special music. Pastor Erin and Pastor John will offer the imposition of ashes for all those who would like to receive them. The Ash Wednesday worship service is a beautiful way to enter into this reflective season and important time of year in the life of the church. 

 

March 8

Lenten Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Asbury Hall followed by mid-day worship service from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m. in the chapel. Worship leader will be Rev. John Mueller, and the soloist will be Holly Joy Pearson.

 

March 9

“Courageous Conversations:” Processing General Conference 2019 Together from 10 a.m. – 12 noon in  Asbury Hall  This will be an opportunity for clergy and laity from our district to unpack the events of the recent, special session of General Conference and to process our feelings and experiences together as we seek to understand where we are headed as a church and denomination. All are encouraged to attend. 

Intergenerational Movie Night beginning at 5:00 p.m.  Join us for the movie Zootopia along with pizza, popcorn, and beverages in the Hale Community Room. This promises to be a fun evening for all.

 

March 10

Church School for children, youth, and adults at 9:00 a.m.  (Details can be found on each linked page)

Greek Class will meet at 9:00 a.m. This class provides an opportunity to read the New Testament in the original Greek rather than relying on a translation. New members are welcome to join at any time.

The 10:30 a.m. worship service in the sanctuary will be followed by fellowship in Asbury Hall.  

Bible Story Time meets during the worship service (following the Children’s Moment) for children ages 4-6 in the Bible Story Time room, next to the Nursery. There, a staff member leads the children in a time of reading, playing games, doing art projects, singing, and praying. This program helps children learn the stories of the Bible.

Chapel Kids is an optional worship service designed for children in elementary school, ages 7 and up, designed to help children deepen their faith by interacting with each other, praying, singing, and creating. Chapel Kids is offered during the sermon portion of worship (following the middle hymn) and is located in the chapel.

Youth Fellowship beginning with dinner at 5:30 p.m. Details for YF can be found on the youth page. 

 

March 13

The Prayer and Discernment group will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the Primary Room.

Where Do We Go From Here? meets in the Parlor at 7:00 p.m. A discussion of the events and results of General Conference and a chance to discern how we move forward as a Reconciling Congregation. All are invited to participate in this very important conversation.

 

March 15

Lenten Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Asbury Hall followed by mid-day worship service from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m. in the chapel.  Worship leader will be Cathy MacGovern, and the soloist will be Leah Rosenman.

 

March 16

Where Do We Go From Here? meets in the Parlor at 11:00 a.m. A discussion of the events and results of General Conference and a chance to discern how we move forward as a Reconciling Congregation. All are invited to participate in this very important conversation.

 

 March 17

Church School for children, youth, and adults at 9:00 a.m.  (Details can be found on each linked page)

Greek Class will meet at 9:00 a.m.  This class provides an opportunity to read the New Testament in the original Greek rather than relying on a translation. New members are welcome to join at any time.

The 10:30 a.m. worship service in the sanctuary will be followed by fellowship in Asbury Hall.  

Bible Story Time meets during the worship service (following the Children’s Moment) for children ages 4-6 in the Bible Story Time room, next to the Nursery. There, a staff member leads the children in a time of reading, playing games, doing art projects, singing, and praying. This program helps children learn the stories of the Bible.

Chapel Kids is an optional worship service designed for children in elementary school, ages 7 and up, designed to help children deepen their faith by interacting with each other, praying, singing, and creating. Chapel Kids is offered during the sermon portion of worship (following the middle hymn) and is located in the chapel.

Youth Fellowship beginning with dinner at 5:30 p.m. Details for YF can be found on the youth page. 

 

March 20

The Prayer and Discernment group will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the Primary Room.

The Mobile Food Bank of the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts will be in the parking lot from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. distributing food to residents of the neighborhood.  Volunteers are needed between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. to assist with set-up and clean-up.  New volunteers are always welcome.  Read more about the impact of the Mobile Food Bank at Trinity.

 

March 22

Lenten Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Asbury Hall followed by mid-day worship service from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m. in the chapel. Worship leader will be Andrew Varnon, and the soloist will be Devon Bakum.

March Madness from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the gym. Join us for a fun evening of basketball. Pizza will be served.

 

March 24

Church School for children, youth, and adults at 9:00 a.m.  (Details can be found on each linked page)

Greek Class will meet at 9:00 a.m.  This class provides an opportunity to read the New Testament in the original Greek rather than relying on a translation. New members are welcome to join at any time.

The 10:30 a.m. worship service in the sanctuary will be followed by fellowship in Asbury Hall.  

Bible Story Time meets during the worship service (following the Children’s Moment) for children ages 4-6 in the Bible Story Time room, next to the Nursery. There, a staff member leads the children in a time of reading, playing games, doing art projects, singing, and praying. This program helps children learn the stories of the Bible.

Chapel Kids is an optional worship service designed for children in elementary school, ages 7 and up, designed to help children deepen their faith by interacting with each other, praying, singing, and creating. Chapel Kids is offered during the sermon portion of worship (following the middle hymn) and is located in the chapel.

Youth Fellowship beginning with dinner at 5:30 p.m.  Details for YF can be found on the youth page.

 

March 24 thru March 29

Virtual Nicaragua Mission Trip--a group commitment to meet nightly for a simple meal, reflections on readings, and discussion of Nicaragua from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Details can be found here.

 

March 26

The Women's Book Club will meet on Tuesday, March 26 at 7:00 p.m. at the parsonage - 204 Pondview Drive in Springfield. The book for March is Becoming by Michele Obama, an intimate and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States.

 

March 27

The Prayer and Discernment group will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the Primary Room.

 

March 29

Lenten Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Asbury Hall followed by mid-day worship service from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m. in the chapel.  Worship leader will be Joy Mueller, and the soloist will be David Snyder.

Confirmation class will travel to Boston for a Youth City Reach experience.

 

March 30

Trivia Night beginning at 7:00 p.m.  Details can be found here.  All proceeds will go to mission projects.

 

March 31

Church School for children, youth, and adults at 9:00 a.m.  (Details can be found on each linked page)

Greek Class will meet at 9:00 a.m. This class provides an opportunity to read the New Testament in the original Greek rather than relying on a translation. New members are welcome to join at any time.

The 10:30 a.m. worship service in the sanctuary will be followed by fellowship in Asbury Hall.  

Bible Story Time meets during the worship service (following the Children’s Moment) for children ages 4-6 in the Bible Story Time room, next to the Nursery. There, a staff member leads the children in a time of reading, playing games, doing art projects, singing, and praying. This program helps children learn the stories of the Bible.

Chapel Kids is an optional worship service designed for children in elementary school, ages 7 and up, designed to help children deepen their faith by interacting with each other, praying, singing, and creating. Chapel Kids is offered during the sermon portion of worship (following the middle hymn) and is located in the chapel.

Youth Fellowship beginning with dinner at 5:30 p.m. Details for YF can be found on the youth page.