Trinity Church, which, in 1951, was formed as a grand experiment in the spiritual life of Shelburne Falls and the surrounding hilltown communities.
The Church is fully physically accessible and has a commercial-grade kitchen and dining hall, available for public rental.
Parishioners are constantly revitalizing programs — dinners, films, concerts, discussions, workshops, guest speakers — to better serve our community both by feeding them spiritually and literally, and by raising funds to meet other pressing economic needs identified as we work with local businesses, schools and elder services.
Trinity Church continues to participate in missions locally and farther from home, including the Christmas Adopt-A-Family program, fall Crop Walk for Church World Service and our own weekly Friday Night Community Meal, a real-life loaves and fishes story now past its 30th year. We have also participated in Tools for Hope, Blanket Sunday, the Great Strides Cystic Fibrosis Walk and historically step up when disaster strikes — here after Tropical Storm Irene and far from home after Hurricane Katrina and the tsunami in Japan. Since 2015 we have also lovingly maintained a free community clothes closet which is located at the Cowell Gymnasium on Maple Street. We also are home to a weekly parent/child playgroup that is run by our local public school and a weekly AA meeting.
Special services are held on Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and at Easter sunrise. Baptisms/weddings and other special services may be scheduled as requested.
The doors to Trinity are open to everyone seeking spiritual nourishment. We are a church that not only seeks to deepen our own spiritual lives, but also to enrich the lives of those in our community.