A great way to get to know other people at our church is to participate in some of our activities. Stop by the Connection Point (our information booth) in Asbury Hall after our Sunday worship service to learn more and to sign up!
Do you like to learn?
We also form covenant groups of about 10 people. We gather in each other’s homes on a regular basis, and covenant to help each other learn how to live out our faith in our everyday lives. We get to know each other well, study the Bible together, pray for each other, and find ways as a group to show Christ’s love for others. It’s more than a book study or time of devotion; it’s also a place of refuge & acceptance, where we can encourage each other in our efforts to grow in faith.
Do you like to sing, dance, or play an instrument?
We offer an array of opportunities, which challenges those with years of musical experience while offering the less experienced a new way to express their faith. Our music program includes vocal choirs, handbell choirs, and a dance movement choir.
Our Trinity Instrumental Group meets in the library on Thursdays, 6:30-8:00pm. Our goal is simply to get together and play music; there are no performances and no commitment. All instrumentalists of all abilities are welcome.
Do you like to cook?
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.
Cooking Classes are offered on the 2nd Sunday of most months, 2:30-5:00 p.m. in the church kitchen. Due to space constraints, class size is limited to ten or so people. But, do not worry: if there is enough interest in a particular topic, the class will be repeated at a later date. Past topics have included: OK, I have a raw chicken, NOW what?, Feeling Saucy, and Yes, You Can Roll a Pie Crust. We sample what we prepare, so come hungry!
Our Fellowship Hour every Sunday after our worship service is hosted by a “cluster” of people who bring food and serve & clean up, for 8 Sundays each year (two months). This is a great way to get to know other people in a small group setting AND provide a welcoming place for all of us to gather after the worship service.
We prepare and serve our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on the Tuesday evening before Ash Wednesday. The menu includes pancakes (of course!), bacon, sausage, and orange juice. Put on your Mardi Gras mask & beads, and join us!
We serve Lenten Lunches every Friday during Lent, from 11:30am-1:15pm. We gather in the church kitchen on Thursday mornings to prepare the sandwiches, and on Friday mornings to make the soups and to cut the pies, to serve, and to clean-up.
On Easter morning before our worship service, we prepare and serve our Easter Breakfast. The menu includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon & sausage!
Do you want to meet other families with young children?
On our Family Friendly Events page, we list all kinds of activities here at Trinity Church that our children enjoy. (Our parents have a blast, too!)
Do you want to connect with other retirees & reach out to others of all ages?
Our Rock of Ages group gathers in the parlor on the first and third Thursday of every month from 1:00-3:00pm. We help prepare materials for the teachers & children of Trinity’s Nursery School & Kindergarten, create surprise gifts for members of our congregation, play games, perform at Karaoke Night, and take field trips! If you are retired and looking for a way to get to know others at Trinity better, and to reach out to others of all ages through our church, this is the group for you!
Do you like sports & outdoor activities?
We form Softball Teams every April. The season runs through early August. We usually have two teams, and play against other churches in the Springfield area on Tuesday nights. To learn more, visit the Inter-Church Slow Pitch Softball League.
Our Annual Golf Tournament is organized by our TUMMs (Trinity United Methodist Men), usually in June. It is open to men and women, and followed by an awards ceremony where all kinds of creative awards are given out. The TUMMs also occasionally gather to play golf at other times during the year.
A group of us also like to go hiking. Recent outings have been to Moosilauke, NH and Mt. Washington.
Do you like to throw parties that bring people together?
We host receptions in Asbury Hall after each Boar’s Head Festival performance. We serve punch and a huge assortment of delicious cookies, while we listen to live music.
We coordinate a Neighborhood Block Party every summer, with free food, games, and a bounce house. The party is held on our front lawn on a Saturday in July or August, from 4:00-7:30pm. If you enjoy watching children jump, talking to neighbors, staffing information booths, preparing food, grilling, serving food, and/or cleaning up afterwards, come join us!
We host our Trinity Sunday Picnic for our congregation every September on the Sunday after Labor Day to celebrate our long-time members & the beginning of a new Church School year. We enjoy a wonderful lunch together, and play games with our children, out on our front lawn after the worship service. If you enjoy setting tables, preparing food, serving food in buffet lines, delivering plates of food to others who can’t walk as well as they once did, and/or cleaning up afterwards, this is the event for you!
Do you like to act, or work behind the scenes?
Our biggest theater production of the year is our Boar’s Head Festival, which takes place over 3 days in January. Virtually all the roles are performed by members of our church, and there are a variety of opportunities to participate.
We also hold other theatrical performances occasionally, including a Karaoke Night.
Do you like to plan & find ways to make our church even stronger?
Small groups of us gather as Committees on a regular basis, and keep all our wonderful ministries running smoothly. Serving on a committee is a great way to find out what is happening at our church and in our neighborhood, AND to get to know each other better.