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Mission Committee/Activities

Our Mission Committee encourages our congregation to engage in acts of mercy and justice, and be involved in ministries of service and advocacy with those in need in our community, region, nation and world.  We usually meet on the 3rd Saturday of the month, from 9:00-11:00am.  Come join us!

Angel Tree is a program that connects parents in prison with their children, through the delivery of Christmas gifts. We purchase gifts & make cookies, and then deliver them to children in the name of their prisoner-parent.

Mitten Tree  In December, we collect hats & mittens on a tree in our foyer.  Just before Christmas, we deliver them to children & families in our neighborhood.

Christmas is Not Your Birthday  Each year during Advent, we lift up the idea that Christmas is Not Your Birthday, challenging us to remember the reason for Christmas and to live and give as Jesus did.  Following that theme, members of the congregation are asked to consider making a contribution to help those in need.There are three areas to designate the gifts:  an international option, a local option, and a general mission option.  During each of the weeks of Advent, we have speakers to help educate our congregation on the need for support in these three areas.

SPARK!  Trinity’s After-School Arts Program is open to young people in Middle School from 3:00 to 6:00PM on Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays during the school year.   The primary goal of this project is to improve the overall academic, health and social abilities of these students by providing them with a positive and safe environment, where they can be engaged in interesting and constructive activities that channel their youthful energy into challenging pursuits.   The program includes tutoring, homework help, and enrichment activities with a focus on the arts. The program is staffed with professionals and volunteers from our church.

Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON):  The Justice for Our Neighbors Ministry program, initiated by the General Board of Global Ministries in 1999, has served thousands of immigrants throughout the United States.  JFON was created as a response to the increasingly complex immigration regulations stemming from the Immigration Reform and Immigration Act of 1996.  The United Methodist Community on Relief (UMCOR) sponsors the program with 36 clinic sites operating nationwide in 14 states and Washington, D.C.

The mission of JFON is two-fold.  The first priority is to provide high quality, free immigration legal services and a warm welcome to immigrant newcomers in our communities and congregations.  The second is to foster greater cross-cultural community building and deeper moral reflection about the justness of current U.S. immigration policies through education for mission and advocacy.

Clinic hours at Trinity Church are the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month (exclusive of holidays).  Hours are 5: to 8: PM.  Please call (413) 386-9951 or e-mail jfonspringfield@gmail.com for an appointment.

Lenten Lunches & mid-day services  Every Friday during Lent, we serve our popular Lenten Lunches in Asbury Hall, 11:30am-1:15pm. Come enjoy some delicious clam chowder, a lobster roll, and a slice of homemade pie. Or call (413) 439-3087 on Fridays between 9:30 -11:30am, if you want to order yours “to go.” The worship service starts at 12:30pm in Grace Chapel, and features a solo and a meditation given by members of our church.

Relay for Life is a life-changing event that helps communities across the globe celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease.  We form a team to take turns walking around the track at Springfield College during a weekend in June.

The CROP Hunger Walk is community-wide event sponsored by Church World Service and organized by local congregations to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world. Ours is held on a Sunday in October.

Open Pantry  We collect canned goods in the back of the sanctuary in the gray bins.   Donations are appreciated and accepted anytime.

The Mission Committee also distributes funds designated to different mission activities our congregation supports, like the Children’s Chorus of Springfield, our After School Program, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast, and Revitalize CDC (formerly Rebuilding Together Springfield).



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