Friday, December 21, 2012
So moved by the Newtown shootings, Rick Haylon, set up an endowment fund, with help from his sister.
When Rick Haylon returned from the funeral of six-year-old Ben Wheeler, one of the shooting victims in the Newtown elementary school massacre, he was moved, like so many others, by not only the tragedy but the response. Trinity Church, which Newtown resident Haylon attends, was packed and overflowing for Wheeler's funeral, with some 150 people spilling out to the front lawn, standing throughout the two-hour service. "All of you, and friends from throughout our lives, have reached out to us with thoughts and prayers and offers to help," wrote Haylon to a list of friends following the service. "This has been so much appreciated. However, the urge to send food and teddy bears, while welcome now, will not address the very critical long-term …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Trinity Church is holding a Service of Light for those who struggle during the season.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Information courtesy of Rev. Cynthia Maybeck Every year on the longest night of the year, Trinity Church hosts a service of light. This quiet, gentle, healing service of worship is designed specifically to provide comfort to those who grieve and solace for those who experience pain in this Christmas season. There is such joy and good cheer in the weeks leading to Christmas that those who feel sorrow have no place to take their sadness. Trinity offers a gentle space of rest. Some people grieve the death of a loved one as they prepare to spend the first Christmas without him or her. Some struggle with a family member caught in addiction to alcohol or other drugs. Some struggle with depression as the days darken. Some simply share the pain …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Readers are wondering, "What's happening with those telephone poles near the church?"
First, some wondered what was going to happen to the beatiful stones from the wall in front of Trinity Church after it was dismantled as part of the Downtown Improvement Project presently happening in and around the center of Northborough. That has been reconstructed, as promised. Northborough Patch readers have now been wondering, "What's happening with the telephone poles in front of the church?" One reader wrote, "I rather suspect someone did a bad measuring job for the location of the new rock wall in front of the church parking lot. They just relocated the new telephone poles so that they are in the curb line. It's like there is not enough room for the sidewalk now! Why they did not relocate that very lovely and very expensive wall …
Friday, June 15, 2012
You asked. We found out.
Patch readers have expressed concern about the long stone wall that edges the front lawn of the Trinity Church on Main Street. The wall is in the heart of the Downtown Improvement Project, and is presently being disassembled by construction workers to widen the road. What, people want to know, will happen to that wall? Where will the stones go? Fred Litchfield, town engineer, reported that the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MDOT, which is overseeing the project) will be removing the stones, but also resetting them. "The contractor is trying to re-use as many stones as possible," said Litchfield, "but some will probably be unusable and additional stones will need to be brought in to complete the wall." Do you have a question, …
Friday, December 23, 2011
Wear your ugliest Christmas sweater to JJ's, rock to AC/DC tunes at the Celtic Tavern and give blood at the Trinity Church.
Our morning column, 5 Things You Need to Know, provides you with information that can help you plan your day and give you some fodder for water cooler conversations. 1. Sing, Say and Play at the Northborough Free Library this morning. For ages two and a half to five, it gives them a chance to play instruments and listen to stories. 2. The American Red Cross hosts a blood drive at Trinity Church today, and all donors get lift tickets to Mount Wachusett. 3. Check for our Santa tracking map on the home page of Northborough Patch tomorrow. Like Dominos Pizza, or FedEx, you want to know at what point the sleigh is in the sky. 4. Hilarious '80s tribute The Flock is playing at JJ's, where the club is sponsoring an "ugliest sweater contest," with …
Friday, December 16, 2011
It's all "real" as the Living Nativity scene comes back to Church of the Nativity this weekend.
Church of the Nativity will hosts its annual “Living Nativity” presentation outdoors on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m. This musical dramatization of the Christmas story, featuring live actors and animals, features a petting zoo, carol singing, and a "gentle look at the greatest story ever told." Following the 45 minute presentation, a festive party is held indoors in the parish hall featuring refreshments, a Christmas sing-along, and warm fellowship. "It is is a reinactment of the Birth of Christ with live animals including sheep, ponies, horses and goats," said Carl Kinkel, a member of the church. "Many small children in costumes play the roles of shepherds and angels." High school and middle school aged kids play the major roles of Mary…
Friday, October 21, 2011
The people, places and events that surround Northborough's churches are plentiful. Let's take a look at the latest.
St. Bernadette School will be featured on the CatholicTV Network’s television game show, WOW: The CatholicTV Challenge. WOW: The CatholicTV Challenge features three rounds of three third-graders answering host Father Reed's questions about the "WUDABOUT," phrases that have significance in Catholic life. First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church is hosting a night of Zentangle. Zentagle, you say? Well, Zentangle is an easy-to-learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It's become wildly popular, and this $35 class takes place during the afternoon of Nov. 20. Visit the site to find out more and reserve your spot. Rev. Cynthia Maybeck, pastor of Trinity Church will be the keynote speaker for the Central Baptist …
Thursday, October 20, 2011
A small sect of Christianity has revised their belief that the end of the world was going to be this past spring. It is now this Friday.
May 21, 2011 was a nice spring day in Northborough, and somewhat at odds with the end of the world prognostications that faced it. The people on bikes, walking dogs, playing baseball and flying kites didn't seem overly concerned that the "world was ending." And they were right. As we know, it did not, because you are reading this. This was just fine with the billions of people across the globe, save for a small group led by radio evangelist Harold Camping who had slotted Saturday, May 21, as the end of time. Whoops. And like every other doomsday prophecy throughout history, the May 21 rapture promised by the Oakland-based Family Radio network owner never materialized. The 90-year-old, self-styled prophet now claims the world will end by …
Friday, September 30, 2011
Groups meet at Church of Christ, Trinity Church is doing a build with Habitat for Humanity and St. Rose of Lima's got a gazillion things going on.
On Saturday, Oct. 1, Trinity Church is taking part in a Habitat for Humanity "build day." Contact the church to find out more. Every Wednesday, Trinity Church is also home to the "community meal" at 6 p.m. Though it is hosted at Trinity, different churches of Northborough take turns hosting the meal, which is free to the community but donationsn are accepted. The Northborough Church of Christ offers a plethora of weekly classes. On Sunday afternoons, there is a small group setting for Bible study rather than have an evening worship service. One group, led by John McDonald, meets at 12:30 in the fellowship hall. This group normally has a light lunch during the meeting. The second group meets at the home of Ray and Lorna Johnson. They gather…
Saturday, September 24, 2011
The Trinity Church in Northborough is the place for your favorite Broadway show tunes this Saturday night.
Broadway is on its way to Northborough. That's right. The Young at Heart Singers, from the legendary Calliope Productions, lay out a show of your favorite Broadway show tunes on Saturday, Sept. 24. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Church. Music from Cabaret and Geo M. Cohan is also featured. A $10 donation is requested at the door, and refreshments follow the show.