SEEDS September 13, 2021
The photo above is shows some of the high points of the nearby AT. Already, plans are underway to support our Appalachian Trail 2022 ministry. Join us at Oktoberfest as we raise funds for this important work. Please note that this Beer & Hymns celebration has moved to the Sheffield Town Park Pavilion and is now on October 16th.
We have other wonderful activities planned as well:


Save the Dates

September 24th at 1:00 Women's Bible Study
See the article below

September 25th Sheffield Crop Walk
10:00 am Meet at the Town Green in front of Old Parish
This year, we will continue to fight against the challenges of disease, disaster, and displacement that leave people hungry in our own neighborhood and around the world. Christ Trinity Church will partner with Old Parish Church as a team representing Sheffield in the Northwest Connecticut Crop Hunger Walk. See more below. 
 
October 9th   Alien Fun Festival
Help us celebrate our first ever Alien Fun Festival!  Celebrating Sheffield’s out-of-this-world connections, we’ll be serving fun, alien themed food, there will be music, a costume contest, and a first ever tour of the recently discovered secret alien laboratory that has been hidden in our church basement since 1969!  11 a.m.
 
NEW DAY: Saturday, October 16th  Beer & Hymns
This is a new date for Oktoberfest and the plan is to move it to the Sheffield Town Park Pavilion, where we will celebrate Oktoberfest with food, beer, and hymns, and raise funds for our Appalachian Trail Ministry 2022. Co-presented with Old Parish Church.
Time will be announced. Suggested Donation: $20 or higher
 
November 20th   Silent Film Night
Watch Alfred Hitchcock’s classic 1927 silent film, “The Lodger,” a story of the London fog, with live music by acclaimed film music pianist Donald Sosin and soprano Joanna Seaton. “The top of the line of film pianists!” - Leonard Maltin, film critic. Dewey Hall on the Sheffield Green. $12 admission
 
December 4th  Broadway Cabaret
We’ve rented Dewey Hall once again to present A Broadway Cabaret Night filled with songs from the Great White Way!  This night is packed with local talent who have literally performed on Broadway!  It is certain to be a night to remember!  
Be Not Afraid
After a three-month summer break, our Education for Ministry class met again at Christ Trinity Church on September 7. We discussed a reading about the journey to spiritual wholeness and attended to our sense of dislocation and turmoil in the world around us. Our theological reflection jumped off from the image shown which was extracted from Twitter and led us to the phrase ‘be not afraid.’ At the end, we wrote the following collect:

Blessed are you O trustworthy Lord God, our rock
For you calm our fears and love each of us
And make us instruments of your will for peace
Through Jesus Christ Our Lord
Amen
WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM? 
Women's Bible Study looks at

WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM? 
After a long hiatus, we will resume Women’s Bible Study group. We will meet at the church parish hall on Friday, September 24 at 1pm. This gives us a larger space to practice social distancing, and to allow air circulation. We will need to wear masks, following the current guidelines set by the diocese. Please let Imelda know if you are coming, so she can plan accordingly. 
Crop Hunger Walk
Socially distanced Walk in Sheffield, 
Saturday September 25, 10am Meet at the Town Green in front of Old Parish
 
This year, we will continue to fight against the challenges of disease, disaster, and displacement that leave people hungry in our own neighborhood and around the world. Christ Trinity Church will partner with Old Parish Church as a team representing Sheffield in the Northwest Connecticut Crop Hunger Walk, now in its 38th year.  
 
In our community we take a two-pronged approach to addressing hunger. Feeding Sheffield (now a part of Feeding Friends South Berkshire, a project of the South Berkshire Food Access Collaborative) provides weekly meals to vulnerable residents and supports the School Family Food Box program for families in the Southern Berkshire Regional School District. The Sheffield Food Assistance Program provides a weekly box of groceries to those who need it. Both organizations will receive a grant this year from the proceeds of the Crop Walk.  
 
Join with us as we raise funds to help neighbors near and far get the meals they need for today and sustainable food security for tomorrow! There are many ways to participate:
  • Pick up an envelope from the bulletin board at Christ Trinity and raise funds from your friends.
  • Join us for the walk on September 25 or collect funds from your friends and walk on your own any time in September. 
  • Click here to go to a secure website and make your contribution to the “Sheffield Crop Walk” team. https://events.crophungerwalk.org/2021/event/fallsvillagect 
Keep an eye out for our Facebook fundraiser and make a secure contribution through Facebook.  
Hurricane Help and Refugee Relief
As a Lutherpalian congregation we have options to give generously to organizations helping with disaster and refugee relief from both of our denominations. The easiest way for you to help is to give directly to the organization of your choice. Perhaps one day the organizations that do the same work in each church will come together and discover what we already know... that we can do more together as Lutherpalians! 

But for now, please give the support that you can to the agency of your choice. They all do excellent work and are committed to helping both hurricane victims and refugees, not just in the immediate crisis, but for the long term as well.  
 
 
Berkshire Botanical Garden
The OWLEs, Christ Trinity's senior outing group, will go to the Berkshire Botanical Garden to view fall flowers and a sculpture exhibit on Wednesday, September 15, then picnic on the grounds. This particular outing was selected because of COVID concerns: we can meet at the Garden instead of carpooling (though those who are comfortable with it can arrange their own), and remain outside for the day. Bring your own sandwich or lunch: the OWLEs’ head honchos will provide chips, pickles, beverage, and cookies. Meeting time at the Botanical Garden will be at the entrance near the parking lot at 11 AM. Senior admission to the Botanical Garden is $14.

Rain cancels. Please let Nancy King (king2380@roadrunner.com) or Liz Wells (lizwells1@verizon.net) if you plan to come.
Beer & Hymns change of date
Join us for OKTOBERFEST 2021 to raise funds for our
Appalachian Trail ministry 2022.
New date and new location: October 16th
at the Sheffield Town Park Pavilion.
Friar James from Big Elm Brewing will be manning the taps.

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Sheffield, MA 01257

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