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

361 Sumner Ave.
Springfield, MA 01108

September at Trinity


During the month of September we are collecting canned vegetables and fruit, tuna fish, soups, peanut butter and jelly, snacks, cereal, crackers, rice, and other non-perishable food items to be distributed to our neighbors in need. Food items donated prior to our Neighborhood Block Party on September 9 will be distributed there.  Items donated after that date will be given to the Open Pantry. You are invited to bring these items when you come to worship and leave them in the totes at the back of the sanctuary.  Please join us in helping those who are food insecure in our community.

The Worship Committee chose the theme of "Mountains and Valleys" for the coming year. We are asking everyone to share images and stories that symbolize your mountain-top moments, or times in the valley: any of the various experiences along the path of your life journey.

If you have questions or comments, please contact Ellen Lutz, Worship Committee Chair by email: worship@trinityspringfield.org.

  

September 2

Greek Class will meet at 9:00 a.m.

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

Children's Story Time will be available for children ages 4-8 following the Children's Moment during worship.   

 

September 3

The building will be closed in observance of Labor Day.

 

September 5

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 2:00 to 2:45 p.m. distributing food to residents of the neighborhood.  Volunteers are needed between 1:30 and 3:15 p.m. to assist with set-up and clean-up.  New volunteers are always welcome.

 

September 9

Greek Class will meet at 9:00 a.m.

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, making 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. 

Trinity's Neighborhood Block Party will be held on the front lawn following the worship service from noon to 2:30 p.m.  Check out the Block Party Block Party page for a description of all the fun activities available at this annual opportunity for Trinity members to welcome our neighbors to the church for food and fellowship.

 

September 12

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

Isaiah: Wesley Bible Study in the Primary Room from 10:30 to 11:30 led by Arlene Mackie. A more detailed description of this study can by found on the Adult Education page.

 

September 15

ROOTED IN FAITH: Spiritual Lessons from Trees  An intergenerational spiritual growth event with supper from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. will meet in Asbury Hall.  Participants from 4 to 94+ are invited to participate.  Child care will be provided for infants and toddlers.  For a complete description of this program check out the Rooted in Faith page.

 

September 16

Church School for children, youth, and adults at 9:00 a.m.  

Greek Class will meet at 9:00 a.m.

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, making 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.

The Mom's Group will meet at 4:00 in the Primary Room for a Welcome Tea.  This group is open to all moms desiring to meet together for fellowship and discussions of best practices for juggling the responsibilities of family, work, and home. 

Youth Fellowship kick off event beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Hale Community Room.

 

September 17

United Methodist Women (The New U) will meet at 6:00 p.m. in the Ladies' Parlor. We will share a supper meal and make plans for our fall Women’s self-care event being planned for Oct. 21. All women of the church are enthusiastically invited to UMW meetings. Contact Lisa Foster at newu-umw@trinityspringfield.org for directions or general information.

 

September 19

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

Isaiah: Wesley Bible Study in the Primary Room from 10:30 to 11:30 led by Arlene Mackie. A more detailed description of this study can by found on the Adult Education page.

The Mobile Food Bank of the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts will be in the parking lot from 2:00 to 2:45 p.m. distributing food to residents of the neighborhood.  Volunteers are needed between 1:30 and 3:15 p.m. to assist with set-up and clean-up.  New volunteers are always welcome.

 

September 22

ROOTED IN FAITH: Spiritual Lessons from Trees  An intergenerational spiritual growth event with supper from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. will meet in Asbury Hall.  Participants from 4 to 94+ are invited to participate.  Child care will be provided for infants and toddlers.  For a complete description of this program check out the Rooted in Faith page.

 

September 23

Church School for children, youth, and adults at 9:00 a.m.  

Greek Class will meet at 9:00 a.m.

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, making 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 at 5:30 p.m. in Asbury Hall.

 

September 25

Women's Book Club at 7:00 p.m. at the parsonage (204 Pondview Dr. in Springfield).  All are welcome to join us as we discuss the book, Without You There is No Us by Suki Kim, "a haunting account of teaching English to the sons of North Korea's ruling class during the last six months of Kim Jong-il's reign."  Contact Joy Mueller at tumcwomen@trinityspringfield.org for more information.

 

September 26

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

Isaiah: Wesley Bible Study in the Primary Room from 10:30 to 11:30 led by Arlene Mackie. A more detailed description of this study can by found on the Adult Education page.

 

September 29

ROOTED IN FAITH: Spiritual Lessons from Trees  An intergenerational spiritual growth event with supper from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. will meet in Asbury Hall.  Participants from 4 to 94+ are invited to participate.  Child care will be provided for infants and toddlers.  For a complete description of this program check out the Rooted in Faith page.

 

September 30

Church School for children, youth, and adults at 9:00 a.m.  

Greek Class will meet at 9:00 a.m.

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, making 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.

Team Trinity is participating in the 8th annual Will Bike 4 Food event to raise money for the Western Mass Food Bank.  Check out the details on page 10 of the Carillon.

A New Member's class will be help from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. for all who are interested in learning more about joining Trinity.  More information about the topics covered in this class can be found on the New to Trinity page.

Youth Fellowship beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Asbury Hall.