A series of Programs and activities that allow adults to explore current events, culture and history and experience the multitude of natural and arts experiences in our region, while engaging with both their faith and the community.
Trinity at the Movies: If you finished a movie and really wanted to sit down and have a substantive discussion about what you just saw, this series is for you. Join us in our café for a movie and potluck snacks and drinks followed by a guided discussion. All movies will be shown with closed captioning. Movies will be shown in the Cafe. Registration is not required, but it would be nice to know you are coming and if you want to bring something to share (again not required).
Trinity on the Go in New England: This series offers day trips to some of New England's many arts and historical experiences. Pre-registration is required. There will be costs for most tours but you can tell us this on the registration from contact Rob Powell if this is a problem and we will make it work.
Trinity on the Trail: Regularly scheduled hikes in the surrounding area.
Trinity at the Podium: Deep dives on a variety of topics from current events, culture, the arts and history given by community members, followed by questions and discussions. Join us in the café to learn something new. One of the fall sessions will be a Moth night format where we will be asking for people to participate.
Trinity Discusses –A quarterly discussion of books of topical, faith based books led by Senior Pastor Rev David Calhoun.
Trinity at the Symphony: Enjoy Springfield’s world class symphony with friends from Trinity. In this series participants will get together before the concert for a pot-luck and overview by one of Trinity’s many resident music experts on the concert.
A list of planned events is given below. We urge all adults to participate in at least one event. If you have an idea for an event, have a movie you want to recommend or have a topic to present please let us know by filling out this form.
There are Costs associated with some of these programs - but tell us if you need help paying and we will make it work for you.
Trinity at the Movies: The Color Purple (2023)
February 16 at 6:00 p.m. in the Café
A woman faces many hardships in her life, but ultimately finds extraordinary strength and hope in the unbreakable bonds of sisterhood.
Trinity on the Go: Northampton and Annual Bulb Festival
Thursday March 7. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
No cost for program
Meet in Trinity’s Parking lot
We will start at Smith’s arboretum at the Annual bulb festival. The Botanic Garden’s Spring Bulb Show is a Smith College tradition that began in the early 1900s. Ordinarily blooming at different times during the spring, over 8,000 bulbs are coaxed into flowering simultaneously, providing an explosion of color against the backdrop of the departing winter. An impressive display of crocuses, hyacinths, narcissi, irises, lilies, tulips and non-hardy South African bulbs offer an early glimpse of spring. Lunch will be in downtown Northampton. In the afternoon we will tour Smith College Museum of Fine Arts. SCMA is recognized as a leading academic museum, contributing meaningfully to Smith College’s mission to educate women of promise for lives of distinction and purpose. We welcome about 35,000 visitors a year, including Five College students, staff and faculty, and visitors from the region and around the world. The museum’s collection now comprises more than 27,000 objects, representing the diversity of art and material culture across periods and geographies.
Trinity at the Symphony
Saturday March 9 at 12:00 p.m. Asbury Hall:
Fantasias with lunch and a chance to test your music knowledge
Join other music lovers for a potluck lunch and a chance to test your music knowledge. The group will leave for symphony at 1:45 for a 2:30 performance.
Adam Kerry Boyles, Conductor
Quynh Nguyen, Piano
Cost: ~$40 if you need a ticket to the performance.
Trinity at the Podium: An Evening on Autism with Nicole Baker Cooley
Friday, March 22 at 6:00 p.m. in the Cafe’
Nicole Baker will be talking about seeing neurodivergence, and more specifically Autism, through the lens of the neurodiversity paradigm (as opposed to the pathology paradigm). Citing the work of Dr. Nick Walker, Dr. Devon Price, Em Hammond, Sonny Jane Wise, and other autistic writers and creators, we'll look at ways to enable people to better communicate, accommodate, and see the strengths in one another. As Sonny Jane Wise recently wrote: “We’re All Neurodiverse."
Trinity at the Movies: The Prince of Egypt
Saturday March 23 at 6:00 p.m. in the Café
Egyptian Prince Moses learns of his identity as a Hebrew and his destiny to become the chosen deliverer of his people.
This annual Lenten Experience includes pizza and making palm crosses.
Trinity on the Go: Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Thursday April 4, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Cost is $70 for tickets and gas.(Let us know if you need help paying)
Meet at Trinity Parking Lot
A day at a Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. We will arrive at the Museum around 10:00 a.m. There is a free guided tour of the at 11:00. Lunch can be purchased at the Museum’s café. At 2:00 p.m., we will attend a lecture: From Local to Global: The Boston Collective, Creative Networks: The Boston Art Scene in the 1970s and ’80s. Operating outside Boston’s mainstream art institutions, the Boston Collective comprised a group of Black and Asian artists who gravitated around the prominent artist Allan Rohan Crite. Banding together to overcome racial and social marginalization, the Boston Collective sought radical forms of community building. Learn about the artists active in this scene and hear stories about their initiatives that were at once local to Boston and global in reach.The group will leave the museum around 4, returning to Trinity in time for choir practices.
Trinity at the Movies: Millions
April 12 at 6:00 p.m. in the Café
Ethics, being human and the soul come to the fore when a 7-year old finds a bag of Pounds just days before the currency is switched to Euros and learns what we are really made of.
Trinity at the Symphony
Saturday May 18 at 5:30 p.m.:
Meet for a pre-show dinner in Springfield followed by Magic & Glory
Join other music lovers for dinner at a Springfield Restaurant tbd and then head over for the evening performance starting at 7:30 p.m
Tania Miller, Conductor
Rachel Barton Pine, Violin
Cost: ~$20-$30 for dinner and ~$40 for if you need a ticket to the performance.