Seeds September 14, 2022

Christ Trinity Church presents the final concert of its 2022 Lich Gate Concerts series, with music for string quartet. Artistic Director & Concert Violinist Jorge Ávila, also a Sheffield resident, has programmed Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Divertimento in F Major, K. 138, Antonín Dvořák’s Waltzes, Op. 54, Nos. 1 & 4, Jessie Montgomery’s “Strum” for String Quartet, and Johannes Brahms’ String Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 51, No. 1.

Our New York-based string quartet features Jorge Ávila, Violin I; Rachel Handman, Violin II; Orlando Wells, Viola; and Sarah Hewitt-Roth, Cello.

information and tickets

The performance  takes place in the pavilion at The Sheffield Town Park on Frederic Lane, just off Miller Avenue..  Your ticket purchase not only supports the arts, it also helps ensure that Christ Trinity outreaches such as Feeding Friends, the Berkshire Immigrant Center and The Elizabeth Freeman Center continue. If you are not going to be in town for this concert, consider buying a ticket for a friend or neighbor who would not normally be able to attend this kind of event.

EfM reconvened on September 6th

After a spirited discussion about theology and what we believe about God, we wrote the following collect. 


God, we affirm you are indescribable, unknowable, and ineffable.

Yet, we long to define you.

We wonder.

We doubt.

We persevere.

We pray to encounter you.


Karen Byers, Mentor


Thank you to Big Elm, Thrivent and volunteers from

First Congregational Church of Sheffield and Christ Trinity Church

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Crop Hunger Fighters walk on September 24th 10:00

CROP Hunger Walks are community-led events that raise funds to end hunger locally AND around the world. Everyone is welcome to join! Please sign up on the round table in the parish hall to join us on the walk. Gather by 10:00 on September 24th at the Elizabeth Freeman statue on the town green. We will walk to the covered bridge via Miller Avenue and then return. Our Sheffield walk is one of 500 taking place across our nation this month. 

Your participation impacts individuals and families in more than 35 countries. In many developing nations, people could walk up to six miles a day to get food and water. One in nine people world-wide lack access to clean water and a healthy diet. We walk to show solidarity and to bring awareness while raising funds for permanent change. A portion of the funds raised will go to Feeding Friends South Berkshire and to Sheffield Food Assistance program. 


The CROP Hunger Walk is the only nationwide Walk that addresses hunger both locally and globally. We will celebrate our local CROP Hunger Fighters and this demonstration of Sheffield at its best, after worship on September 25th with a light lunch. Please join us.

500 Walks

107,000 Hunger Fighters

All with one goal:

Building a world

Where there is

enough for all

donate to help end hunger

OWLES travel to Vermont

The OWLES, Christ Trinity's Senior Social Group, is planning to travel to Hildene, Abraham Lincoln's son Robert's former estate, in Manchester, VT, on Friday, September 23, followed by lunch at the famous Equinox Inn. Along with the house at Hildene, we can tour the beautiful gardens, the Pullman car Sunbeam, and the Dene Farm. Admission is $23 per person (no senior rate). Sheffield area residents can carpool from the church at 8:45, while those who find it more convenient can meet at the Price Chopper lot in Great Barrington at 9:00. We will travel together from there for the hour and a half journey. Heavy rain cancels. Tickets will be purchased at Hildene when we arrive. Because of the distance and high gas prices, drivers should be offered some compensation from passengers. Please let Nancy King or Liz Wells) know if you plan to come, which location you would prefer to meet for carpooling, and if you would be willing to drive.

In October, we hope to visit Chesterwood, maybe on a Saturday, when the admission is half price for Berkshire residents. All are welcome at OWLEs events. 

Women's Bible Study resumes

The Womens Bible Study will resume on Friday Sept 16 at 1 pm in the parish hall.

Our topic of discussion for the fall will be

Multiple Meanings of Scripture: Learning from other interpretations

by Mark Allen Powell. The Bible Passage is Mark 7:1-8.

All are welcome to attend. Please email Imelda Muller (or the church office) if you plan to attend.

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Worship Sundays at 8:00 or 10:00

In addition to our regular 10:00 worship with music and the choir, we also offer a spoken Episcopal Rite II Eucharist at 8:00 am, where we will use the Book of Common Prayer. Our 10:00 service is live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube. We look forward to seeing you at 8 am or 10 am, this and every Sunday!


EfM meets on Tuesdays using a hybrid format.

Women's Bible Study in the parish hall at 1:00  September 16th

Lich Gate Concerts returns to the Pavilion in the Sheffield Town Park on Saturday, September 17th at 4pm for the last concert of this season. 

OWLES travel to Hildene in Vermont September 23rd

A private day-long AA spiritual retreat will be held at Christ Trinity

on September 24th 


The Crop Hunger Walk takes place on September 24th

starting at the Elizabeth Freeman statue at 10:00.

Crop Walk Celebration Lunch after worship on September 25th


Beer & Hymns returns indoors to Big Elm Brewing on Silver Street

6:00 on October 21st

Christ Trinity Church 413-229-8811

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PO Box 127

Sheffield, MA 01257

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