SEEDS.... July 10, 2019
Please join us at Christ Trinity for
a special Sunday afternoon service
where Bishop Fisher will receive
Pastor Erik into the Episcopal Church.
July 14, 2019 3:00 pm
Appalachian Trail Shared Ministry Expands
The second year of our AT initiative has gotten off to an wonderful start. We are seeing young hikers from a local camp and thru-hikers from as far away as New Zealand. The need for serving folks on the trail and the enthusiasm of volunteers has caused us to open up a new session on Monday, which Pastor Jill Graham has volunteered to coordinate. Email Jill if you would like to get involved on Mondays.

The other way that you may help is to donate Big Y gift cards. Big Y is only a few miles from our site near Lime Kiln. We have had more hiking visitors than we expected and it costs about $50/day to provide provisions. Please be as generous as you can. You may drop off the gift cards in the offering on Sunday morning at church, or mail them in. An amazing new tent structure has just been erected which provides much more shade than we had last year.
Want to have FUN connecting your faith to your Monday-Saturday life? Come join the Wayfinders team at Christ Trinity this fall! Wayfinders is a program which encourages every Christian to listen to where God is calling them next, and then - crucially - supports them as they take steps to answer that call.
On a Wayfinders team, you first attend a weekend retreat to listen for God’s voice, asking yourself “where is God calling me next at this particular moment in my life?” 

Because everyone is at a different place in life, people’s answers can be as different as “finally balancing my checkbook” to “joining the fight against human trafficking.” Some teammates have been called to write a book, or join a band, or to join (or start!) a ministry that has always tugged at their heart. Some Wayfinders who are in a rough patch have discerned with God a need to take some much needed Sabbath time.

Once you’ve discerned your goal, that’s where the action starts! You are going to be on a team of fellow Wayfinders who meet together for 8 meetings to give each other accountability and support as they bring their “holy goals” to life, small step by small step.

Wayfinders is free, is fun, and builds tremendous fellowship among the teammates as they help each other get a little bit closer to where God wants them to be. Note: there is a $35 materials fee - with scholarships available.

Wayfinders leader Darreby Ambler will be here Sunday morning to answer your questions, or FMI please go to   or email Darreby at .
Pastor Erik is gathering names for the team

Interested? Flyers are available in the parish hall for the

Christ Trinity Wayfinders Retreat:
October 11-15, 2019
More images from our very first Pride Block Party.
If you missed it this June, we will be celebrating again next year.
Annual Parish Fair August 10th
The tag sale collection pod is here!

Steve Willig and crew ask that you do not leave any furniture larger than a chair. 
Books may be brought after July 28 and stacked on the eastern wall of the Parish Hall on the parking lot side.

The cut-off date for book donations is Friday August 9 at 3:00 pm

No text books nor encyclopedias nor mildewed books will be accepted.  
Purple Tent
Any upscale items that will be sold in the Purple Tent should be packaged separately, marked and stored the church basement. Please call Steve Willig or Catherine Miller if you have need of a pickup crew. 
Mini Silent Auction
 This year, the silent auction returns to Christ Trinity Church at the annual parish fair.
It will be much smaller in scale than in year's past.
If you have something unique to offer, like a hot air balloon ride, or a specialized item, contact Barbara Burns: 413-229-2467
Everyone loves pie!

The Parish Fair is looking forward to having a really great Bake Table this year- with, of course, a little help from all our talented friends.

As fresh produce comes into season, think about dusting off that old canner and processing some jams, jellies, and pickles. Relishes and chutneys welcome too.

From the garden, bring in zucchini, tomatoes, peppers and peaches and blueberries if you have some to spare.

Or - take a few minutes and put some zinnias or hydrangeas in a Mason jar or colorful coffee can. They’ll look great on the table.

Baked goods are our stock in trade, so dig out those family recipes that everyone loves and package them attractively. Bake ahead and freeze cookies, small cakes, pies, brownies, muffins.

Please help us by signing up via email , , or
Many thanks!! 
Quilt Raffle
Come see this amazingly beautiful quilt displayed in the parish hall. Take a chance. It could be yours!
This is our 2019 Quilt Raffle quilt. It is hand made by Catherine Miller and is gorgeous! It is large enough for a King Size Bed or can fit a Queen size with generosity. Tickets are $2 each or 6 for $10 and can be purchased at church OR you can mail a check to Christ Trinity at PO Box 127 Sheffield, MA 01257 OR you can message us here and we'll tell you how to take care of it all online. Please SHARE on your page to help us get the word out !
Paper shopping bags needed for the Parish Fair. Please bring some in to church.
to sign up in the parish hall for book group!
Construct, the nonprofit which helps low-income folks with housing solutions and onward fiscal planning, is celebrating 50 years of work here in the Berkshires. There will be a celebration on  July 20th  (with a July 21 rain date) at Butternut. It promises to be a wonderful family event, and  we are looking for a few volunteers  who can help with some of the logistics on the day of ( starting at 5 pm , taking money, directing cars, etc). 

Thanks so much!

Katie Cliff Burns
Next week at the Sheffield Farmers' Market:
Zucchini Fest July 19th

Christ Trinity Church | 413-229-8811
180 Main Street
PO Box 127
Sheffield, MA 01257

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The office will be minimally staffed by volunteers
for the rest of the summer.