Volume 75 - No. 2 | February 2023


Worship on Sunday February 5, 2023 at 10:00am


Commissioning of the Search Committee

There will be no communion on Sunday due to supply delays

This service will be live streamed on Facebook.

Don't have Facebook? Don't worry, you can still view the live service from any device by following this link: https://www.facebook.com/Trinitychurchnorthborough

A step-by-step tutorial on how to access Facebook Live CLICK HERE

Have your Bible, a candle and lighter ready and create a worshipful space, maybe with a cross, a nice tablecloth, or other devotional items that are meaningful to you.

Replay on Verizon channel 31 and Charter channel 191

Sundays (previous week's) at 6pm and Thursdays at 8:00am.

Rita is here to help you. If you need technical assistance please email her at: [email protected] or call her (508) 393-8156 and she will walk you through each step.


Please welcome our new Board of Deacons: Lorna Van Horn (chair), Rae Carlsen, John Posluszny, Kevin Kwasny (youth rep), Lynn Garry, Julia Woodward, Barbara Sutherland, and June Hamilton. We are here to serve the congregation, so feel free to contact any of us with concerns or comments.  

Save the date:  

Potluck after church: Feb 19th.


The song of the month for February will be “To Be Loved This Way” by Bryan Sirchio.


Hello Trinity Community,

February Greetings to everyone! I hope the New Year has brought some positivity to your life. It seems to have started off strong for many and our church life has a rejuvenated feel, buzzing with hope and inspiration for what is to come. One unique opportunity to mark in your calendar is Ash Wednesday. We hope you can join us for a Devotion-Style Service with scripture and song on February 22nd at noon.

Our Hand Bell Choir and Adult Voice Choir will make a few appearances throughout the next few months, but will be devoting much rehearsal time for Easter Sunday. I am hoping to have small groups and soloists from our congregation and community perform for the Special Music moments in our weekly services. If this is something the Lord is calling you to do, or if you have a request for a specific song or person to sing, let me know and I will do my best to make it happen. No gift of talent is too small to present for the worship of God!

If you’re still looking for something “new” for the New Year, why not give it a try with the Trinity Adult Voice Choir? Weekly rehearsals will be on Sundays at 11:30am in the 2nd Floor Parlor Room beginning on February 5th. We will begin preparations for the Lent and Easter seasons which will include a Sunday Anthem in March, as well as Maundy Thursday and Easter Sunday. If you have any questions or need more information, please reach out to me via email: [email protected]

Keeping our vision on the future, I continue to brainstorm ways to extend the reach of the Trinity Music Ministry. The Worship Band, Adult Voice Choir, and Hand Bell Choir are wonderful ways for people to share music for the Lord; however, these groups are not available to Children and Youth. I feel the next step in growing our Music Ministry should be a Children’s Choir or Youth Choir. I do not yet have a complete vision of how we could establish this type of program, but I believe with collaboration with many of you and discussions on possible program structures could help this come to fruition. Please let me know if you would like to help in this manner. 

As an Open & Affirming/Affirming & Welcoming Congregation, Trinity Church has become a beacon of God’s Love in this world battling hate. I am thankful to work with a community that values traditions and wisdom as equally as new ideas and risks. We are all here for a reason! 

Until We Meet Again,

Scott Arnold (he/him)

Music Director of 

Trinity Church of Northborough 


You are invited to join our Outreach Committee. We want your ideas and support.

Currently, activities include:

  1. Worcester Fellowship - Sunday sack lunches and Thursday hot meals
  2. Neighborhood Support Team (NST) - Helping our Afghan Refugee family
  3. Northborough Food Pantry - Monthly food drives
  4. Northborough Helpers - Helping others with minor home repairs, moving furniture, brush cleanup
  5. Special offerings - Quarterly offerings for UCC and ABC
  6. Fresh Start Furniture Bank - Periodic collections for needed items

In the past, activities included:

  1. Community meals - Wednesday meals in the fellowship Hall
  2. Mission trips, work camps
  3. Matthew 25 - Low income housing support in Worcester such as minor repairs
  4. Habitat for Humanity - work days on new builds, brush cleanup, build playhouses for veteran families

If interested, please email [email protected]


It has been wonderful to see kids signing up for our programs! We will continue next month by sharing a children's time during our church service. It was an exciting month with and for our youth!

Our Community A.C.T.S group is hard at work! They are now working on their next project to help our local community with Period Poverty. 1 in 5 students in the US do not have access to period products on a monthly basis. 4 out of 5 of those students miss school because of their lack of access to these products.

Our Goal: was to raise $5,000 by 1/31/23 and be able to help 500 students. 

These donations will be given to the Northborough Schools, Northborough Food Pantry and the Northborough Library.

Thank you to all those in the Trinity community that donated. We were able to make 293 kits and had an extremely successful event!

We need your help! In order to run a variety of programming for our youth we need volunteers. Do you enjoy being around our littlest members, love to dig in and make a difference in the community or Is it more your speed to help decorate the trinity altar as part of our new altar-scaping or telling a story during our children's moment? Please reach out to Sherry at [email protected] or 508-254-2217


The Pastor Parish Relations Committee, or PPRC, consists of three people whose purpose is to support and sustain an open and healthy relationship between the pastor and the members of the congregation…and to ensure open and honest communication amongst all parties.

Our monthly meetings include a time of sharing within the group and a discussion of timely matters, mainly concerns expressed by members of the congregation. Committee members and contact information are listed here:

PPRC Members:

Barbara Baker, [email protected] (978) 562-2460

Forest Lyford, [email protected] (774) 258-1096

Kristine McLaughlin, [email protected] (774) 258-0285


The ONA Ministry Team and Social Justice team have decided to merge! The mission of both teams made this an easy decision. We will have our first meeting together as one united group in February. New members are welcome!  

Please see me or contact me at [email protected]


We will be forming a W.I.S.E. Team

(Welcoming, Inclusive, Supportive and engaged in the Mental Health of the Community and the wider world).

This team will begin the process of becoming a W.I.S.E Church. More info to come. If you have any questions or interest in joining the team, please see Kathie Nichols or send an email to: [email protected]

Keep an eye out for a Mental Health Survey coming soon to your email!




The Chili Cook-off fundraiser is back! Mark your calendars! Saturday March 4, 2023 at 6:00pm. Bring a crockpot of your favorite chili recipe to share. Compete to win either the Best Taste or Most Creative Display award!

Winners will be decided based upon the number of $1.00 votes they receive. Macaroni & Cheese, corn bread & chips will also be served.

Sign-ups for contestants will be held after church in February in Fellowship Hall. Everyone is welcome! Bring your friends and family!


The Scholarship Application form is now available on our website: Click here

Application deadline is Sunday in May 7, 2023. If you have any questions, please contact Paul Pazareskis at: [email protected] 

Applications are available by: Clicking here


Coffee or Tea on Zoom Wednesdays at 9:00am

Chat on Zoom, Wednesdays at 9am.


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Rita is here to help you. If you need technical assistance please email her at [email protected] or call her (508) 393-8156 during office hours.

Pastor Will at Brilla Coffee Wednesdays at 10:00am

Join Pastor Will Wednesday mornings coffee chat. Brilla Coffee (formerly known as Inhouse Coffee) is located at 17 West Main St in Northborough. This is an opportunity to gather in an informal setting, and to show our presence in the community.


The thrift shop is now open. Our new hours are Wed, Fri, Sat. 10 -2, and we're accepting clothing donations in the marked bins, and houseware items when the shop is open. Please see the list(s) below.

Household Items Accepted (must be in very good condition)

Small housewares

Small exercise/sporting goods


Glassware/dishware - must be microwave safe (sets preferable)

Decorative pillows

Decorative Signs, items

Board games/puzzles

Items Not Accepted






Fine China

Baby items other than clothing & shoes




Give to Trinity Church

These are challenging times for many. If you are not financially impacted by the current situation we ask you to prayerfully consider increasing your support to Trinity Church, to make up for those who cannot meet their pledge, so we may continue to do God's work through Trinity Church. Thank you for your faithful, generous giving! 

Please make your checks payable and mail them to Trinity Church: 23 Main St, Northborough, MA 01532


You can also use “bill pay” and have your bank mail a check to us on a regular schedule set up by you, at no cost. Or give online at www.trinitynorthborough.org/donate


Community Meal Take-Out

If you are interested in helping, please see the available opportunities to sign up CLICK HERE

To donate towards the purchase of meals, please make your checks out to "Helping Hands Association" with "Community Meal" on the memo line, and mail them to Northborough Helping Hands, P.O. Box 383, Northborough, 01532.  


If you know of someone who is hospitalized, ill, suffering from the loss of a loved one, or troubled in some way and in need of a pastoral call, please call Pastor Will Seals at 508-393-8156.

Deadline for March 2023 Tidings

Please be sure to have all your info for the March 2023 Tidings in to the church office by Wednesday February 22, 2023.


23 Main Street ~ Northborough, MA 01532

(508) 393-8156

[email protected]

Office Hours

Monday thru Friday, 9am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm


Trinity Church is an Open & Affirming / Welcoming & Affirming Congregation

Trinity Church's mission is to fill its people with the love of God

and share God's love in all the world.


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