NEWS & EVENTS AT TRINITY CHURCH
Trinity’s Core Values
Open and Affirming
Christmas Eve, 5 pm Family Candlelight Service. Kids are invited to bring a gift for Jesus. (They may retrieve them after the service.)
Christmas Eve, 11 pm Candlelight Service with Communion and with guests from Congregation B’nai Shalom in Westborough. This year, the first night of Hanukkah falls on December 24. Our guests will share some of their Jewish Hanukkah traditions and join us in celebrating our Christian traditions of Bible readings, carols, and lighting of the candles.
Christmas Day, 10 am Family Service. We will present different creches and their stories during worship and take requests for Christmas carols. Casual dress (or pajamas) are welcome!
‘Count Your Blessings’
Our ‘Count Your Blessings’ Thrift Shop is now open!
Hours are Tuesdays 10am – 3pm. & Saturdays 10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 3rd 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Our famous Mistletoe Mart Christmas fair. The fair will include the sale of real wreaths and swags, a ‘festival of wreaths’ raffle, a cookie walk, multiple crafters (Trinity, as well as crafters from elsewhere), and a delicious lunch.
STOP: Students Together Opposing Prejudice
Sunday, December 4th, 11:30am
An informational meeting for Trinity’s 7th and 8th graders and their parents will be held on Sunday, December 4, 11:30am.
S.T.O.P. is a youth education and leadership initiative. The program is a seven-week curriculum, targeted to 7th and 8th grade students. The sessions take place in participating houses of worship and other organizations.
(View the flyers posted throughout the church.)
Sessions are held weekly, on Thursdays, from 6pm to 8:30pm, starting with a pizza dinner and socializing for the first half hour, so the students are able to get to know each other informally.
2017 S.T.O.P. Sessions:
February 2, 9 and 16
March 2, 9, 16 and 23
(Snow date: March 30)
S.T.O.P. addresses all forms of discrimination and prejudice, including prejudice based on race, gender, sexual orientation, physical appearance, class, disability, background and religion. Traditionally, sessions are held in houses of worship to give the participants an opportunity to learn about different beliefs, besides their own, but non-religious organizations are also involved.
For more information contact Rev. Valeria Schmidt (Trinity Church), firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, December 13th 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m
Trinity Church is pleased to offer a potentially life-saving health event with Life- Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventative health screenings. In addition to the many low-cost health tests being offered (details at http://www.lifelinescreening.com/community-partners and also posted on the bulletin boards), a sister company, Life-Line Community Healthcare is now also proud to be offering screenings to all Medicare-eligible beneficiaries with NO out-of-pocket cost. To learn more and to see if you are eligible for registration, please call 866-579-5069 or visit
Sunday, December 18th, 10 am
Pastor Valeria is offering the opportunity for Trinity’s younger kids (up to grade 7) to prepare a Christmas program for Sunday, December 18, during worship. Rehearsals will be on Sunday, December 11, after worship, and on December 18 at 9 am. If your child is interested in participating, please contact Pastor Valeria at email@example.com
Service of Light
Wednesday, December 21st, 7:30 p.m.
We invite you to experience the light of Jesus Christ coming into our lives, even in the midst of darkness. A meditative time of music, readings, prayer, and a candle lighting ceremony.
Please join us for
following the service.
Trinity T-Shirts make great Christmas Gifts!
If you are interested in purchasing a Trinity T-Shirt as a Christmas gift, please contact Linda Corbett to place your order by December 1st.
T-shirt prices are $15 each or $10 each for 4 or more. Colors blue or white. Adult and Youth sizes.
Linda can be contacted at 508-688-9392 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Order Your Christmas Poisettias
In memory or celebration of your loved ones! Deadline Date to Order is Sunday, December 4th
Our Order From is available under Forms to Download on our website.
Saturday Morning Hiking
The informal Trinity Church Hiking Club is walking most Saturday Mornings. We meet at Church at 9:30 and hike on one of the many Northborough trails. Everyone is welcome! We keep a leisurely pace and we try our best to be done before noon. Contact Wade Robbins (508-393-2512 or email@example.com) to receive weekly notifications via e-mail. Please consider joining us for a time of nature appreciation and friendly conversation.
As part of our efforts to become a greener church Trinity is now collecting button batteries and household batteries to be recycled. Please do not throw your batteries in the trash. Bring them to Trinity! Collection boxes are located in the hallway near room 105.