We view giving as a way of expressing our gratitude to our generous God. Truth is, God doesn’t need our money because He owns it all already. However, generosity loosens the grip money can often have on us while transforming us to be gracious and self-giving like our Lord. For these reasons, giving is one of the ways we express our love and worship. There are 3 ways you can give...

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Important Update Regarding COVID-19

Lead Pastor- Kirk Patterson

Mar 14, 2020


A message to our Trinity members, friends, families, and the local community regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Amidst the swirl of news headlines, I took time this morning to meditate on 2 Timothy 1:7 – “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” Reading it felt like a cold glass of water in a world that seems to be heating up with anxiety by the hour. It reminds me that despite the outbreak of COVID-19, the downward turn in the stock market, and the numerous cancellations across all sectors of society, our God is still almighty, good, and calm.

With this God residing in us, we want to respond to this outbreak with faith in His power, trust in His love, and peace in His wise direction. Upon Him as our Rock, the leadership at Trinity and I have spent many hours in prayer, discussion with one another, and in consultation with public health officials, medical professionals, and other local pastors as we pursue the wisest course of action for our congregation and local community.

As we’ve learned more about the impact of the Coronavirus here in Massachusetts and the world, our first concern is the safety of people: attenders at Trinity, those in our neighborhoods, and anyone else we come into contact with on a regular basis. Love leads us to ask how we can partner with the rest of our community to slow down the spread of this virus. For that reason, our leadership and elders have affirmed a plan to move to online worship services ONLY beginning THIS Sunday. We will continue to monitor the situation very closely, but we will not be gathering for Sunday morning worship at the Trinity building until further notice. This decision is not based on the knowledge of any confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection at Trinity. Rather, it is an intentional effort to protect the most vulnerable among us and limit the necessity of quarantine for everyone.

That said, we will NOT stop worshipping God, growing in our faith, loving one another, or ministering to our communities. We may not be meeting at the physical building, but we will still be the Church. Worship isn’t stopping but as we move online for now, it will just look different. Our pastoral staff and I will still be leading worship services that will be available on Sunday morning on our website at www.trinitynr.org. While we aren’t meeting as a large gathering temporarily, we’d encourage small groups and families to watch and participate in worship together in your homes.

We will also be expanding our online presence beyond Sunday mornings. We are planning to offer more ways for you to engage on other platforms. In the meantime, 1) Download our Trinity app, 2) check out our website, 3) stay connected on our social media pages like Facebook or Instagram, and/or 4) be looking out for emails (subscribe to our email newsletter on the bottom of our website homepage).

For all small groups or Bible studies, we leave it up to the discretion of the group leaders as to whether you choose to meet. Pastor David Anastasi will be in touch with all group leaders if you have any questions. Because our younger generations are also such a priority at Trinity, Pastor Mat and Liane Ray are developing specific ways to help youth and families continue connecting with God and one another.

We’re also praying and looking for opportunities to serve one another and our community in the process. We won’t cower in fear but look outside ourselves with sincere love. If you are going through a serious financial strain or need any assistance this season, please reach out to us by emailing info@trinitynr.org or by calling our church office at 978-664-2416. We love you and don’t want anyone to feel alone during this season.

With faith in His power, trust in His love, and peace in His wise direction, we can trust that none of this has caught our God off guard. This is all new to Trinity, but it’s not a surprise to our Father. Let’s continue to pray for the sick, the health directors, the medical professionals, educators, and for all the leaders having to make tough decisions right now. We can be sure that this, too, will pass. This is an opportunity to depend on our almighty, good, and healing God like never before. He is our good Shepherd who takes hold of our right hands saying, “Do not fear. I will help you” (Isaiah 41:13).

You can always reach out with any questions or concerns.
Trusting God with you,
Pastor Kirk Patterson and the Trinity leadership

P.S. If you’re wondering about some of the research that informed our decision to hold online-only worship services, please see a couple of the sources we received from the public health department below: https://www.flattenthecurve.com/ https://apple.news/AB0g2zMYFStaGV4TB-mHl3Q

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