Wishing you and your families a blessed Thanksgiving holiday!
Worship on Sunday, November 28 @10:00AM:
First Sunday of Advent
 The service will also be live streamed to 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 8:30am. 

Rita is here to help you. If you need technical assistance please email her at trinitychurchnboro@gmail.com or call her (508) 393-8156 and she will walk you through each step.




Coffee Hour
Sundays after Worship.

INTERFAITH THANKSGIVING PRAYER
On behalf of the Northborough Interfaith Clergy Association we wish you, your faith community and your families a blessed and joyful Thanksgiving celebration. We are sharing this prayer with all of our member congregations and ask that you pray it in your home on Thanksgiving Day, as a way of staying connected with each other in Spirit, until we can safely gather again in person.

A Prayer for Thanks

Throughout all generations we will render thanks unto You
And declare Your praise,
Evening, morning, and noon,
For our lives which are in Your care,
For our souls which are in Your keeping
For the miracles which we witness daily,
And for Your wondrous deeds and blessings toward us at all times.
(Author Unknown)
ADVENT CALENDARS
Experience the anticipation and hope of the season of Advent with this fun, postcard size calendar. We will be distributing them during worship on November 28, 2021. (One per adult household and one for each child/teen.) If you would like a calendar mailed to you, please contact Rita in the church office.
VIRTUAL ADVENT DEVOTIONS
" All Creation Waits." Journey through the Advent season with creation as we reflect on the ways wild animals prepare for longer colder days. Tuesdays at 12 pm. Brought to you by the American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts.

ADVENT SELF-CARE CALENDAR
MEMORIAL POINSETTIAS
All orders must be in by 12/10/2021.

Order forms will be hanging outside the church office (on the purple bulletin board), on the counter in the hallway where the donations bins are and in the church office. Please return your forms with payment via mail or drop them in the mail slot on the church office door.

You can also place your orders online by clicking the link below:

If you have any questions please contact Rita in the church office for more information:
trinitychurchnboro@gmail.com or (508) 393-8156.
LOOKING FOR AN ASSISTANT TREASURER
Do you have a background in finance or accounting or an interest in these areas? Are you looking for a new way to apply that knowledge or interest, or gain practical experience? Trinity has a great volunteer opportunity in the role of Assistant Treasurer that we are looking to fill starting in February 2022. The Assistant Treasurer collaborates with the Treasurer to maintain the church’s records of receipts and disbursements, disburse funds, manage the church’s funds, and generate financial reports. The position is performed from home using our online accounting system and basic spreadsheet software. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Pete Carlsen at rp.carlsen@verizon.net .
FROM THE SOCIAL JUSTICE TEAM
FUNDRAISER
Looking for a fun stocking-stuffer? Or some unique “nail art” for yourself? Color Street Nail Strips is a colorful stick-on nail polish, and for a limited time, 25% of your purchase will be donated to Trinity Church. Amy Kwasny, a stylist for Color Street, is spearheading this fundraiser. Click this link to place an order:
ALTAR FLOWERS
Would you like to beautify our worship space with flowers or other decorative items?
Please contact Rita in the office at (508) 393-8156 or trinitychurchnboro@gmail.com
MUSICIANS NEEDED
Do you or a family member sing or play an instrument and would like to contribute to our worship experience? Our interim music director, Robin, would love to work with you and support you! Please contact her at robin_lifeisgood@yahoo.com
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Volunteers are needed (adult or high school students) to operate video/audio equipment during church services. Duties include operating audio equipment, and streaming the service to Facebook Live. We have a two-camera video system for wide and close-up shots. Streaming typically includes live video, recorded video, and slideshow. We will provide training.

Please email trinitychurchnboro@gmail.com for more info.
FROM OUR CHRISTIAN ED DIRECTOR
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
ONGOING EVENTS @ 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 is now open on Saturdays and Wednesdays from 10am - 2pm
The thrift shop is accepting gently used shoes and clothing donations
Pastor Valeria at Brilla Coffee Wednesdays at 9:30am
Pastor Valeria is resuming her Wednesday morning 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.
Coffee or Tea on Zoom Wednesdays at 9:00am
Chat on Zoom, Wednesdays at 9am.
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/954033518

Meeting ID: 954 033 518
Password: 569713

Dial by your location
+1 929 436 2866 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 954 033 518

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.
NUT & SEED ALLERGY REMINDER
It's that time of year when we all love to bake and share our delicious goods with loved ones, friends and our neighbors but please remember to be mindful of others with nuts and seeds allergies. While you're whipping up those batches of famous cookies, brownies, muffins, cakes and pies let's leave out all nuts and seeds.
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.

You shop. Amazon gives.
  • Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.
  • AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
  • Support Trinity Church by choosing it as your charitable organization at smile.amazon.com 
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.  

** Curbside Community Meals Sign up 10/6-12/15/21
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
~ 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 December Tidings
Please be sure to have all your info for the December Tidings in to the church office. 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.