361 Sumner Avenue, Springfield, MA 01108            Ph: 413.737.5311            Fax: 413.781.4083             office@trinityspringfield.org

Community Partnerships

Sumner Avenue Elementary School.  A number of our church members meet 1:1 with students at the school.  They spend about an hour each week together, reading and playing games.  We also find other ways to partner with the school.  In 2016, we hosted a neighborhood walk and a photographic art exhibit, featuring beautiful photographs the students had taken.

Mision La Restauracion is a Spanish-speaking United Methodist congregation that meets in Trinity Church’s Grace Chapel on Sundays at 12:30am.

The Presbyterian Church of Ghana holds their services here at Trinity on Sundays at 1:00 PM in Vincent Hall.

Loaves and Fishes.  Trinity Church serves a noontime meal at Loaves and Fishes on the first Saturday of every month. If you’d like to join us, just show up at South Congregational Church, 45 Maple Street, Springfield between 11AM and 11:30AM.

Jewish Family Service of Western Massachusetts helps refugees and legal permanent residents from many countries become U.S. citizens.  Their citizenship program, funded by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), provides civics and civics-based English as a second language (ESL) and is open to all legal permanent residents.   There are two classes – Level I and Level II which meet Monday through Thursday in the Kindergarten Room at Trinity Church.

New Hope United Methodist Regional Ministry is a greater Springfield regional urban ministry, founded in 2009 for the purpose of actively engaging United Methodist leaders and members in vital community partnerships.  It provides support for our SPARK! After School Arts Program and Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON), as well as other local ministries, such as Revitalize CDC (formerly Rebuilding Together Springfield), La Restauracion, and Wesley United Methodist Church.

The Drama Studio, located at nearby 41 Oakland Street, offers a unique acting training program for young people, through classes and performance opportunities.

Tuesday Morning Music Club was established in 1902, in Springfield, MA, the Tuesday Morning Music Club showcases exceptional local talent and provides a number of free concerts each year to which the community is invited to attend.  The Tuesday Morning Music Club also supports the Junior Extension which was established to encourage young talented and gifted students to perform monthly at public recitals.  The club meets on the first and third Tuesday of the month from October through May in Trinity’s Asbury Hall. 

The Bing Arts Center, located at 716 Sumner Avenue, is a multi-use hub for community cultural activity.  It offers appealing, accessible, alternative arts programming for all ages, ethnic groups, genders, orientation, and economic status.  It is a place to gather, experience and build the unifying bonds of community.

The Forest Park Civic Association is a volunteer association of neighbors who want to make their neighborhood better.

Open Pantry Emergency Food Pantry provides non-perishable groceries for people in need.  Recipients may use this service up to six times a year; senior recipients may access the service 12 times a year.  The Pantry supplies four days worth of groceries to people who have a place to cook.  Staff members complete an intake process with each recipient, so that they can track existing needs and refer people to other essential services, such as food stamp applications.  The Pantry is located at 2460 Main Street in Suite 108 in the Plaza Del Marcado in Springfield.  Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday from 9:00am-3:00pm.

Community Enterprises provides resources for individuals with disabilities and/or other challenges so that they can actively live, learn, and work in our community.  It provides Community Employment Services, Job Development, Job-Site Training, Job Supports, Community Services and Community Living Services, including basketball in Trinity Church’s gym.

Junior Achievement was founded here in Springfield in 1919 by Horace Moses, member of Trinity Church & president of Strathmore Paper, Theodore Vail, president of American Telegraph and Telephone, and Senator Murray Crane. The program began as a collection of small, after-school clubs with a handful of children, ages 10-12, who were taught how to think and plan for a business, acquire supplies and talent, build their own products, advertise and sell.  One of those clubs met in Trinity Church’s Junior Achievement room.  Junior Achievement is now a worldwide organization serving more than 7 million students, grades K-12, around the globe.

Springfield, Massachusetts is our city.

Forest Park Branch Library is located nearby at 380 Belmont Avenue.

The Springfield Museums at the Quadrangle is comprised of five world-class museums.

 

 

 

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