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!
Rerun Shoes, based in Holyoke, MA, collects lightly used shoes & mails them to countries in Africa where there is great need for them. Please bring shoes that are NOT worn out and that do not contain rips or holes. Avoid rain boots, flip flops, crocs, winter boots, and women’s fashion boots above the ankle. The collection boxes are located in the foyer, outside of the chapel and near the Nursery School hallway.
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.
Compassion International We are sponsoring a six year old girl from Tanzania named Asa. She lives with her father and mother, and 4 siblings. Asa is responsible for washing clothes, helping in the kitchen, and running errands. Her father is sometimes employed as a seller in the market and her mother is sometimes employed as a laborer. For fun, Asa enjoys playing jacks, playing house and playing with dolls. She attends church activities and Bible class regularly and is in kindergarten.
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.
Craft Fair Over 30 Community Vendors There are a few Craft tables still available.
Kitchen Cupboard featuring delectable homemade goodies. If you can bake cakes, breads, cookies, pies, scones, make candy, BBQ sauce or other dining pleasures, we can fill our tables. Trinity Crafters! If you would like to donate any handcrafted items for the Trinity Room at the Arts & Crafts Fair . There are many talented craftspeople in our church community and any type of handmade donation would be appreciated!
Bring the family for lunch at the delicious café provided by Becky & Delight and their faithful crew. (takeout available). we are looking for soup makers who would be willing to supply us with a large pot of homemade soup. Join us for a fun filled day of shopping, lunch and friendship. October 22, 2011 10 A.M. to 3 P.M.
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.
Souper Bowl of Caring is a youth-led movement to help hungry and hurting people around the world. On Super Bowl weekend, a time when people come together for football and fun, the youth collect dollars in soup pots and canned food. They then send every dollar directly to a local charity of their choice, usually a soup kitchen or food bank.
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, and mission trips.