Trinity has a deepening sense of community among our parishioners and with the wider community. We are involved in many ways with those around us in greater-Portland and our Woodfords neighborhood, in both fun and serious ways. Through these shared projects and experiences, relationships grow. We also nurture relationships within our parish through being together for worship, service, and church events.
Volunteers at our Christmas Fair (here’s a photo) and Spring Yard Sale (here’s a photo) have a great time together. These events provide low-cost items for the community and earn income for Trinity’s ministries. Whether it’s sorting and pricing items the week before, setting up, helping shoppers or bringing leftovers to Goodwill, there are lots of fun ways to get involved.
Little Free Library – Trinity has its own Little Free Library (Charter # 27947) which received national recognition as a “Library of Distinction” in September 2018 and was chosen by Sony Productions to promote their Little Women movie in 2019. It is located at the entrance of the church parking lot and is a special outreach to the Woodford’s Corner community, providing books for children and adults.
Butterfield Lectures – Each October we invite the community to hear a speaker during this annual event. We’ve had such diverse and interesting speakers as astronaut Chris Cassidy, children’s author Lois Lowry, and the founder Elizabeth McLellan of Partners for World Health which collects discarded medical supplies from hospitals for use all over the world.
Trinity’s Concert Series – These crowd-pleasing concerts on Saturday nights have featured local artists such as Maine’s premier folk band Schooner Fare. We’ve also heard Kelly Caufield singing great American songs like Over the Rainbow, which was breath taking, and we’ve heard lively Brazilian music from the group Choro Louco. All Concerts are co-sponsored by the artists and $15 tickets are available at the door.
Third Thursday in Trinity Park is a great way to connect with people throughout the Woodfords Corner Neighborhood Association. Music, food, crafts and activities on these summer evenings are fun for all ages. Third Thursday in Trinity Park – Cancelled for 2020
Public Labyrinth Walks – Walking the labyrinth provides an opportunity for silent prayer and contemplation. Trinity offers public walks during public school year. Come prepared to take your shoes off, and to be with God in your own way. Find Labyrinth walk dates under Upcoming Events on the home page.
Building & Music Space is available to other groups. Our building provides a great gathering place for AA groups, neighborhood meetings, and other non-profit groups. Trinity’s sanctuary has excellent acoustics, which has encouraged groups to hold practices or benefit concerts in this space. The Portland Community Orchestra and Renaissance Voices practice here regularly. Contact the church office if your group is interested in using our space.