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

361 Sumner Ave.
Springfield, MA 01108

Mission and Justice

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. 

 

Thanksgiving Baskets

Trinity will once again be providing Thanksgiving baskets to 22 families who are food insecure.  In order to do this, we need the help of our Trinity families to provide the contents of the baskets.  We aren't able to sign up at fellowship hour so we are asking families to sign up on line.

We need the following items:

11 five pound bags of potatoes
11 five pound bags of medium uncooked rice
11 cans cranberry sauce
11 cans/bags of fresh or frozen, yellow or green plantains
11 bulbs fresh garlic
11 16 oz bottles of olive oil
11 bags stuffing mix
11 cans turkey gravy
11 cans coconut milk
11 cans pigeon peas
33 cans/bags of fresh or frozen vegetables
22 frozen turkeys
22 fresh or frozen pies 

You can sign up to provide items by using this form.  You will need to scroll through the form until you find the item(s) you want to sign up for.

Please sign up by November 14.  Details for dropping off your donations will be posted soon.  Thank you!

If any individuals or families would like to volunteer to decorate a box or boxes, please email Pastor Erin.

UMCOR

Trinity supports the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).  There is a critical need for donations to UMCOR at this time to help support their work in responding to the many recent hurricanes the wildfires in California, and the derecho in the midwest.  All money donated to UMCOR ministries goes directly to aid victims of disaster.  If you would like to learn more about UMCOR and the important work they do or contribute to help the victims of recent disasters, click here.

 

Crop Walk

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CROP WALK 2020 is here!  The date this year is October 18 and it will be a virtual walk. 

Walkers: Please register at www.crophungerwalk.org  When you register, find the Springfield walk on the map and sign up for Trinity.  Then, you can do the walk on October 18 at your favorite walking place and feel the community behind you.  If you can’t walk then, feel free to walk at your leisure anytime before that.

Donors: To donate, go to the same website to submit your pledge online.  If you want to donate but would rather write a check, please make it out to Crop Walk and give it to one of the Trinity walkers listed on the site or to a member of the missions committee.  Trinity’s goal is to raise at least $2,000.  Let’s get walking!

When you donate, 25% of all donations will remain local with no administrative costs coming out of that 25%. 

Facts: Did you know that in 2019, 795 million people in the world were food insecure? 40 million people in the US were food insecure and 6 million children went hungry?  In Massachusetts, there are 617,600 people who are food insecure and of that number 138,760 are children.  In 2019, 16,000 children in Hampden County were consistently hungry.  And, due to the COVID19 pandemic, all these numbers could double in 2020. Let’s join together and do our part to reduce these numbers and to help our brothers and sisters in need.

So, please, this year, please support Team Trinity and our fight against hunger by walking or donating, or both!  If you have any questions, please email the Missions Committee.

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--Currently on hold due to COVID

Urban Potential is a 501c3 non-profit created by Trinity Church to celebrate, support, and enrich urban life in the Greater Springfield area. UP currently supports:

  • JFON—Justice for Our Neighbors provides free or affordable legal services for immigrants and also offers meals to families on clinic nights
  • Urban Challenge — a multi-day immersion program introducing people to urban life and celebrating life in the city.  You can get a more complete picture of the scope of this program by visiting the Urban Challenge website.

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.  

Relay for Life
Trinity sponsors a team of walkers to remember loved ones lost, honor, and raise money for efforts to make an implact on ending cancer.

Open Pantry
Preparing monthly meal for Loaves and Fishes, collecting non-perishable food items for the food pantry, and making quilts and blankets for the children at the Teen Parent Program.

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.