September 19 @ 10am:
Worship in the sanctuary, with Baptism
Worship will also be streamed to Facebook live.
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 8:30am. 

Rita is here to help you. If you need technical assistance please email her at trinitychurchnboro@gmail.com or call her (508) 393-8156 during office hours and she will walk you through each step.
Sunday, September 19th
Join us for coffee hour outside after worship

PASTOR PARISH RELATIONS COMMITTEE
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, bakerb2939@gmail.com (978) 562-2460
Forest Lyford, flyford@msn.com (774) 258-1096
Kristine McLaughlin, sicilin.3@gmail.com (774) 258-0285
Pastor Valeria, trinitypastorvaleria@gmail.com
PARSONAGE UPDATE
The Deacons have called a special business meeting to be held on Sunday, Sept. 19th, at 11:15 in the sanctuary for a congregational vote to proceed with selling the parsonage. Please join us at the business meeting on Sept 19th. Also on Zoom.
FROM PASTOR VALERIA
Ever since the leadership of Trinity Church started deliberating the sale of the parsonage last year, Allyn and I have been in agreement and have taken this as an opportunity to downsize. Living in an apartment suits our personal values and tastes much better. We are happy and excited to be moving to Attleboro on Oct 1st, thereby significantly reducing Allyn's commute to UMass Dartmouth, and we fully stand behind the sale of the parsonage. This will free up significant resources (money, and volunteer time) that can be used more effectively to do actual ministry. We know that Trinity will continue to support us, as I am committed to serving you and our wider community. 
FROM OUR CHRISTIAN ED DIRECTOR
September 12th we will kick off the new Faith Foundations year! To start off we will meet one room classroom style under a canopy. Please check your email for a quick survey about how we want this year to look. I am so excited to see all of the kids again and look forward to seeing them all back together. I am also looking for kids to volunteer for Applefest to help with peace rocks and friendship bracelets. If your child can help please contact Sherry at trinitycenorthboro@gmail.com
We are in need of teachers and assistant teachers. Sherry preps all the material and sends it to teachers to preview before Sunday. If you can help please email her at trinitycenorthboro@gmail.com. It is a wonderful way to spend some time with our youth and cultivate intergenerational relationships.
Reminders: Please be sure to go online and fill out all the necessary forms for you child(ren) to participate in our programs. https://www.trinitynorthborough.org/children-youth-forms
GSA LINK - FROM THE O.N.A TEAM
LINKED LGBTQ+ MENTORING

Few mentoring programs that focus specifically on LGBTQ+ youth currently exist. Because of this, GSA Link seeks to establish and develop these essential relationships. Growing up, LGBTQ+ youth are often exposed to violence, marginalization, alienation, and rejection from a potential variety of sources: family members, peers, teachers, strangers, and the media, based on their identities. Many LGBTQ+ youth are not in situations where they have access to LGBTQ+ folks older than them who are invested in their success, growth, and identity development.
The community and relationships built within our mentoring program will ultimately help both the youth and adults involved to better navigate challenges they may face in identity exploration, coming out, breaking down internalized messages of hate. This may also assist in developing self-advocacy skills, and in identifying their passions. We hope you enjoy the skit we will show in worship this Sunday, September 12, about pronouns written, directed, and acted by our very own Linked Mentoring members!

To learn more about language used in the LGBTQ+ community, please refer to the following links:

UPCOMING @ TRINITY
Zoom Bible Study
Mondays @ 1pm
Have you ever wanted to delve into the Bible and talk with others about how it really pertains to today's life? Zoom Bible Study will resume Mondays at 1pm starting Sept 13th. All are welcome. Contact Jean Leif (jhleif@gmail.com) for the Zoom link.
Thrift Shop Update
The thrift shop will be opening regular hours on Saturdays and Wednesdays from 10am - 2pm. 

The thrift shop is currently accepting donations of gently used clothing and shoes.
TRINITY BELL CHOIR
Trinity Bell Choir Needs You!
Have you ever wondered what bell ringing is like?

How does a group of people, playing different instruments, generate the bell tunes we’ve heard in worship?

Would you like to learn how to play bells?
I would like to restart Trinity’s bell choir this fall and would be delighted to have you as a bell ringer!  You don’t have to have played bells in the past, I will teach you the basics so you can grow into a bell musician.  We will start with some simple pieces (no solos  ) and grow as people become comfortable with ringing.

If you can read music, that’s great; however, it isn’t a requirement.  We’ve had accomplished musicians in the bell choir as well as people who didn’t know anything about music.  There are a number of videos on YouTube which you can use to learn the basics of reading music as well as learning the basics of handbell ringing.  If you’re interested in learning, I’ll share the links to these online resources.

Rehearsals will be from 7:00 – 8:15 PM on Sundays, once we start and yes, we will be wearing masks.  The choir will be open to everyone high school age and older.

If you’re interested in being part of a handbell choir, please send me an email.  Let me know your contact information, if you can read music, and if you’ve played an instrument.
 
Tom Danforth
SAVE THE DATE
Celebration of Life for Alan Mosher
Saturday, October 9th at 1pm
Chris Mosher and family invite you to celebrate the life of Al Mosher at 1pm on Saturday, October 9th at Trinity Church.
ONGOING EVENTS @ TRINITY
Coffee or Tea on Zoom
Wednesdays @ 9am
Chat on Zoom, Wednesdays at 9am.

Join Zoom Meeting

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Password: 569713

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Emily is here to help you. If you need technical assistance please email her at  trinitychurchnboro@gmail.com  or call her (508) 614-8989 during virtual office hours.
SUPPORT TRINITY
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.
 
Did you know your shopping can earn Trinity money?
Shop at your convenience all year!   
Trinity Church is set up as a charity on iGive! Please consider downloading the app or shopping through the iGive site and a percentage of your purchase will be sent to Trinity Church! This does not cost you any extra money, the donation comes from the stores you already shop at.

Please consider shopping through iGive to help support Trinity.

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WORSHIP VIDEOS
Watch Sunday's worship using the link below. You do not need to have a Facebook account to view this video!
Subscribe to our YouTube channel and watch a
selection of Pastor Valeria's sermons and our worship music.
COMMUNITY EVENTS
Community Meal Take-Out

We have resurrected Community Meals but in a to-go manner and we need your help.   

We will be ordering $5 meals from local food establishments and distributing them to our community meals guests to-go, every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Trinity Church. Various organizations have committed to monetary donations for these entrees. 

But, you can't have a meal without servers, water and dessert. We are looking for volunteers to sign up to donate a case of water or 2 dozen individually wrapped desserts and/or stand in the parking lot and deliver the meals to guests in their parked cars. All guidelines of social distancing will be observed. 

If you are interested in helping, please see the available opportunities and sign up 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.  




It is with great pleasure that Shir Joy Chorus, Central MA's Jewish Community Chorus, announces its return to live rehearsals, beginning October 3. Open rehearsals for anyone interested in singing with the group are welcome October 3 and 10.    
 
Our members come from several towns in Central Massachusetts, including Westborough, Northborough, Ashland, Boylston, Worcester, Grafton, Millbury, Marlboro, Framingham, Medway, and Auburn. The chorus is non-auditioned and open to everyone, regardless of ethnicity or religious background. Shir Joy is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
ONLINE CHURCH DIRECTORY
Are you interested in being added to the online church directory?
Please use the instructions HERE to add yourself and your family to the Trinity Church online database.


If you need any assistance connecting to the online directory please contact the church office:
(508) 393-8156 or trinitychurchnboro@gmail.com
IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS
~ Theresa Elbe and her husband Stan. Theresa is currently in the hospital.
~ Everyone who is currently in cancer treatment.
~ Everyone affected physically, mentally, emotionally, and financially by COVID-19.
~ Nursing home residents, their families, and staff.
~ All first responders, health care workers, grocery workers and anyone who is working on the front lines. 

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 Valeria at the church office, 508-393-8156.
Deadline for October Tidings
Please be sure to have all your info for the October Tidings in to the church office by Sunday, September 26. Your help is appreciated!
TRINITY CHURCH
23 Main Street
Northborough, MA 01532
(508) 393-8156

Office Hours:

Monday: 9am - Noon & 1pm - 3pm
Tuesday: 9am - Noon & 1pm - 3pm
Wednesday: 9am - Noon & 1pm - 3pm
Thursday: 9am - Noon & 1pm - 3pm
Friday: 9am - Noon & 1pm - 3pm

Rev. Valeria Schmidt, Sr. Minister


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.