An Episcopal/Lutheran church in Sheffield, Massachusetts.
Sharing God's light with the world.
Christ Trinity Church Welcoming Statement
Christ Trinity Church, an Episcopal-Lutheran worshiping community, welcomes you to worship with us in the care, comfort and safety of our church home. In 1868, when the first building of Christ Church Episcopal was consecrated, our founders welcomed the community with words still true today:
“We have a building capable of seating one-hundred persons and would be glad to see the space filled whenever services are held. The seats are FREE and we assure the inhabitants of this and adjoining towns that the church was not built to accommodate “ourselves”, neither are the services or Sunday School conducted with any such intention. Our idea was that its use and purpose should be to further the cause of Christianity, believing that one soul in the site (sic.) of God and the angels is the peer of any other, whether it be possessed by a person of mean estate, or a high degree, whether he be black or white, artisan, farmer, merchant, priest or king...each and every (person), of whatever faith or no faith, will find a generous welcome.”
Today in 2019 - and beyond - we continue to recognize and cherish the diversity of all, of whatever age, race, immigration status, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or other characteristic. We welcome the participation and gifts of everyone in our community, whatever your socio-economic status, your ethnic and cultural background, however you may be physically- or mentally-abled, wherever you may be on your own faith journey, or whether you are a full-time resident, seasonal visitor, or just passing through (for now!).
We invite you to join us as fully as you feel comfortable in our faith journey as we strive to understand God’s radical message of love through Word and sacred ritual. You are welcome to share in the love that comes through God’s radical grace, and to make meaningful connections through the joy of fellowship with each other.
In short, YOU are welcome here. Come. Be at peace. You’re home.