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361 Sumner Ave.
Springfield, MA 01108

Mission and Justice

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Trinity Church is dedicated to partnering with and supporting others in our community and elsewhere in the world, especially those in need. We believe in the spiritual value of accompanying those who are struggling, having found that we ourselves also receive as we reach out to offer what we can to others. 


Food Insecurity Parkside Pantry

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Parkside Pantry Update

The idea for Parkside Pantry began after the pandemic started in March 2020 as we looked for ways to respond to our neighbors in need.  Trinity’s Parkside Pantry officially opened in April 2021.  Since then, we have given out 769 bags of food as well as turkeys and other fixings at Thanksgiving time. We are extremely grateful for the support of eeryone at Trinity who has heled make this possible!

Fast Facts About the Parkside Pantry:

Pantry is open 4th Wed. of each month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Hale Room entrance

We average 27 guests per month but that number is increasing

As members of Food Bank of Western Mass, we receive food for a minimal monthly cost

Our refrigerator allows us to offer fresh local produce and dairy products

Team of 8 volunteers staff the pantry for the monthly donations.  Additional volunteers pick up, unload, and organize the food

Core team of 5 volunteers meets monthly to plan all aspects of the pantry

The Missions Committee is accepting monetary donations to help supplement the food donations received from the Food Bank and purchase a freezer and additional refrigerator.

If you have questions or need more information, please call (413) 351-0601.

Trinity's Community Ministries

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Thanksgiving Baskets for neighborhood families who are food insecure

Christmas Is Not Your Birthday—Annual donations to support specific community health and anti-poverty initiatives.

Mentors with students at Sumner Ave. Elementary School--this outreach program is gearing up again and we're looking for volunteers.  If you would like to be a pen pal or a lunch buddy or participate in the Read Aloud, please contact Rob for more information.

JFONNew England Justice for Our Neighbors provides free, high-quality immigration legal services for eligible individuals and families, advocates for immigrants’ rights and educates communities of faith and the public about ministries of hospitality with immigrants in our communities. We connect with persons seeking information and counsel through our Springfield clinic, which meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month.

Local Ministries

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Trinity supports a number of local ministries:

Revitalize Springfield
An organization committed to revitalize homes and lives through preservation, education, and community involvement.

Angel Tree Project
Christmas gifts for children whose parents are in prison.

Church World Service CROP Walk
Trinity hosts and supports the annual walk to end hunger both locally and world wide.  

Mobile Food Bank of Western Mass
Fresh and non-perishable groceries are delivered to Trinity’s parking lot on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday to be distributed to neighborhood residents. There is no eligibility requirement for receiving the food.  

UMCOR Disaster Relief for Victims of Natural Disasters

United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) responds to disasters in the United States and around the world by working with communities and local partners. When a disaster overwhelms a community’s ability to recover on its own, UMCOR provides essential relief supplies and supports long-term rebuilding efforts. While UMCOR is not a first-response organization, it stands ready to accompany communities in need over the long haul of their recovery until a “new normal” is established after a crisis. “Early in and last out” is a guiding principle of UMCOR.

To learn more about UMCOR, visit their website.  You can make a donation directly on their website or follow the link below to give through Trinity.

To give, you can either write a check to Trinity or you can give electronically via our Electronic Giving page.  If you prefer your gift to go toward a specific disaster relief, please specify which one.  If you are willing to have your gift go to where it is most needed, you can just specify UMCOR.  Thank you for your generosity.  When you donate through Trinity, either by check or electronically, Trinity will be credited for the donation.
UMCOR is monitoring the situation in Taiwan after the recent earthquake.  They are asking for prayers for the victims and will provide updates as they become available.  

International Ministries

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Nicaragua Covenant
Trinity has supported the Nicaragua Covenant since 2013 with both donations and an annual mission trip. Members of the mission team have helped provide clean water and sanitation as well as build stoves, deliver material donations, and assist with feeding programs and the mobile health clinic, among others.

With the current unrest in Nicaragua, the Nicaragua Covenant has been forced to decrease their operations.  This is the statement from their FaceBook page:

After over thirty years, the Nicaragua Covenant is decreasing its operations in Nicaragua. Decreasing, yet not ending the covenant; our promise to the people of Nicaragua. While our mission is less than in previous years, we remain hopeful for future endeavors with our sisters and brothers in Nicaragua. We thank the many, many churches, schools and donors for their years of support. For more information, please send a private message via Facebook and a board member will contact you. Please continue to keep the people of Nicaragua in your thoughts and prayers.
Updates can be found on their FaceBook page.  
For more information, please contact us at nicaragua@trinityspringfield.org.